Radiation Safety Specialist

About You

You have a strong work ethic, are reliable and consider yourself a go-getter. You enjoy working both in an office setting and outdoors. You manage your time wisely and feel accomplished after a hard day’s work. You are a swift decision maker can always be counted on to exercise sound judgement on and off the jobsite. You desire to learn new skills, and advance within a growing company.

Position Snapshot

The Radiation Specialist provides Waste Management Technical Support for US Ecology’s disposal and treatment facilities.  Serves as primary technical point of contact with site personnel, as well as state regulators overseeing radiological operations.  Suitable candidates will be empowered to work independently and encouraged to take ownership of his/her responsibility areas.

Day in the Life

After grabbing your favorite morning beverage you:

  • Serves as the technical point of contact on site radioactive materials matters including radiological safety and risk, site characterization, field instrumentation, radiological data review and validation, radiation measurements, report preparation, transportation and disposal of radiological waste, and training
  • Work closely with sales team and site technical staff to evaluate generator waste profiles for acceptance at the facility
  • Serves as primary point of contact with state regulators on radioactive waste treatment/disposal topics
  • Develops and maintains waste acceptance guidance and operator aids for USEI.
  • Directs survey and monitoring programs to protect facilities and personnel from radiation hazards
  • Implements dosimetry program and monitors radiation exposure limits for personnel and the environment to ensure that radiation levels are not more than permissible standards
  • Develops procedures for federal and state regulations and guidelines for the safe use of radioactive materials, and trains workers in complying with these procedures
  • Helps prepare for and responds to emergencies involving a loss of control of radioactive materials
  • Works with governmental and regulatory agencies and ensures compliance with environmental health and safety and other regulatory standards

What you need to apply

  • Bachelor’s degree in Health Physics, Radiological Health, Engineering or Physical Science or a related field or an equivalent amount of professional experience may be considered in lieu of degree.
  • National Registry of Radiation Protection Technologies (NRRPT) certification preferred
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business documentation, technical procedures, governmental regulations, and to respond effectively to sensitive inquiries.
  • Ability to coordinate and manage multiple projects
  • Ability to work within a team environment and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Good knowledge of algebra
  • Solid computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

For your hard work

  • Opportunity for professional growth
  • Employer paid certifications and training
  • Benefits and 401K
  • Paid Time Off
  • Cash Recognition Programs