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Decontamination Helper (6 month term) - Nuclear Industry

Date: Jun 16, 2022

Location: Ottawa, ON, CA

Company: BWX Technologies

BWXT Medical Ltd. provides its customers, who conduct life-saving medical procedures for patients around the world, the benefit of decades of experience in the development, manufacturing, packaging and delivery of medical isotopes and radiopharmaceuticals. Headquartered in Kanata, Ontario, BWXT Medical Ltd. employs over 300 highly-skilled people in Kanata and Vancouver, British Columbia. BWXT Medical Ltd. is part of the BWXT nuclear power segment (NPG) of BWX Technologies, Inc.


We are currently recruiting for a Decontamination Helper (6 month term) for our facility in Kanata, Ontario, Canada. 




Reporting to the Senior Manager, Radiation Safety and Compliance, the Decontamination Helper (6 month term) performs general custodial and janitorial duties in Active Areas.  May be required to perform general decontamination work and handling of radioactive waste.




  • Responsible for radiation measurement, decontamination and housekeeping in assigned area.
  • Monitors movements of active packages, equipment and waste into and out of production facilities for radiation and contamination control.
  • Monitors radiation and contamination when potential hazards exist, i.e. opening facility doors, and removing packages, etc.




  • Must have grade twelve or appropriate experience.
  • Must be able to maintain records and follow procedures.
  • Must be able to work a variety of shifts as per the collective agreement, which includes regular scheduled weekend shifts and overtime as necessary. 
  • This position is classified as a Nuclear Energy Worker.


Additional Requirements (include BFOR’s)

  • Be able to push and pull hand carts with an initial and end force of up to 25kgs on an occasional basis.
  • Capable of wearing respiratory protection equipment potentially for extended periods.
  • Be able to lift up to 5kgs on a frequent basis and 10kgs on an occasional basis.
  • Good manual dexterity and grip strength.
  • This position requires the successful completion of a vision screening and hearing test as a pre-employment condition.
  • Shift work and overtime requirements.


We thank you for your interest, however, only those candidates under consideration will be contacted.


BWXT Medical Ltd. embraces diversity of thought, values individuality, encourages new perspectives and provides equal opportunity in employment for all qualified employees and applicants without regard to race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, family status, disability, a conviction for which a pardon has been granted or a record suspended or any other category protected by federal law.

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