Radiation & Contamination Monitor

Date: Apr 26, 2024

Location: Ottawa, ON, CA

Company: BWX Technologies

BWXT Medical Ltd. is a trusted source for the development and manufacture of nuclear medicine for biotechnology, life sciences, pharmaceutical companies and academia partners. Headquartered in Kanata, Ontario, BWXT Medical Ltd. employs over 300 highly-skilled people in Kanata and Vancouver, British Columbia. 



BWXT Medical Ltd. is currently hiring  a Radiation & Contamination Monitor for our production facility in Kanata, Ontario.


Location of Work: On-site; 447 March Road, Kanata, Ontario, Canada

Position Status:  Permanent, 37.5 hours/week 



Reporting to the Manager, Monitoring and Decontaminiation Services, the Monitor checks facilities and equipment for radiation fields and radioactive contamination and ensures that radiation and contamination levels are correctly controlled. May include performing the duties of a Decontamination Operator or Helper.



• 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 be familiar with operating contamination/radiation detection instruments, understand that different instruments are used for specific isotopes and which instruments are used for these isotopes as well as the decontamination and disposal techniques to safely control hazards.



• High School completion plus one year as a Radiation Operator.
• Must be capable of working independently and responding quickly to unusual situations.



• Be able to push and pull hand carts with an initial and end force of up to 25kgs on a routine basis.
• Capable of wearing respiratory protection equipment for up to 2 hours.
• Be able to lift up to 5kgs on a frequent basis and 10kgs on an occasional basis.

• Be able to stand for up to 3 hours at a time.
• Must be able to work with arms extended (in fumehoods/gloveboxes while manipulating lab equipment) for up to 15-20 minutes at a time.
• Must be able to remain in a clean room for potentially up to 3 hours at a time.
• Must be able to work a variety of shifts as per the collective agreement, which includes regular scheduled weekend shifts as well as overtime as required.



• This position is classified as a Nuclear Energy Worker.



Why join BWXT Medical?

  • Work within the growing and exciting nuclear medicine industry as well as with highly skilled employees. 
  • Competitive salaries.
  • Company match pension plan.
  • Comprehensive health and dental benefits.
  • Education Reimbursement Program.
  • Life insurance. 
  • Collaborative work environment... and so much more!




The pay range for this position in Ontario (CA-ON) is expected to be between $59,726.00  and $74,830.00 per year.  The total compensation package for this position may also include a full range of medical, retirement, and/or other benefits. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided at such time the selected job candidate receives an offer of employment and are subject to a collective bargaining agreement.


Learn more about how BWXT employs nuclear technology to solve some of the world’s most important problems. BWXT’s capabilities video showcases our innovation in commercial nuclear power, addressing climate change, as well as our advanced nuclear medicine products treating patients around the world. We are People Strong. Innovation Driven.


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. 


BWXT Medical Ltd is committed to fostering an accessible, fair, and inclusive environment where all employees are able to access goods while being respected and supported. If you require accommodations during the application or interview process, please advise us as soon as possible so appropriate arrangements can be made. If you require information in a format that is accessible to you, please contact Human Resources.

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