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Date: Jan 14, 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 permanent Shipper/Receiver for our facility in Kanata, Ontario, Canada.

While working at BWXT you can expect to be integrated into a team where you’ll have an immediate impact.




The Shipper/Receiver:

  • Prepares all outgoing shipments of both radioactive and nonradioactive materials, including labeling, marking, sealing, final closure in accordance with established procedures and regulations.
  • Maintains liaison with R & IS Department re-contamination level and radiation requirements for each shipment and each receipt and regarding the routine cleaning and decontamination of flasks.
  • Maintains liaison with Traffic Department and other appropriate departments with regards to shipments and receipts.
  • Loads trucks with outgoing shipments.
  • Unloads and examines, directs and reports all receipts, both active and inactive.
  • Maintains records of all shipments and receipts using both manual and data processing systems.
  • Compiles information from which specific container inventory level requirements are determined.
  • Operates heavy duty hoists, slings, rigs and lift trucks and keeps them in good working order.
  • Responsible for housekeeping.
  • Maintains the shipping containers in proper physical condition either directly or by having repairs made. Will also be trained in waste management.
  • Performs other related duties as appropriate to this level.



  • Secondary school diploma.
  • 2-3 years of experience in shipping/receiving, with some experience working with radioactive shipments.
  • Must be reliable and self-motivated.
  • Must be knowledgeable of licensing requirements for radioactive shipments and receipts.
  • Must be capable of using, and interpreting the results of radiation detecting instruments.
  • Must develop, apply and maintain a knowledge of transport regulations.
  • Must be familiar with computer operation for accurate and timely data entry.
  • Must know all quality control procedures re shipping containers and be able to carry out and interpret the test results.
  • Must be knowledgeable of safety procedures for handling radioactive materials in order to assess hazards and take appropriate action.
  • Must be able to communicate well orally and maintain neat records.
  • Must exhibit good judgement, mental alertness, dependability and the ability to cooperate with others.
  • Must be able to perform routine calculations with respect to radioactivity.


Additional Requirements:

  • Lift up to 10kgs on a frequent basis.
  • Wear a respirator.
  • Successful completion of a vision screening and hearing test.
  • Working in cleanroom is required.
  • Working at heights or in confined spaces are required.


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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