Senior Shipper/Receiver

Date: Mar 30, 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. 


We are currently recruiting for a permanent R5 Senior Shipper/Receiver for our facility in Kanata, Ontario, Canada.


Location: On-site: 447 March Road, Kanata, ON


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




The Shipper/Receiver:

  • Handles packages of radioactive waste in accordance with established practices, following the guidelines as provided by the waste disposal site administrators.

  • Communicates with AECL-CRL Waste Management Operations and Isotope Processing Facilities for waste disposal and shipping requirements.

  • Performs prescribed testing of the returnable shipping containers dedicated towaste shipments and reusable packaging used for shipments of radioactive material.

  • Must have a thorough understanding of the waste streams from all of the products and interact with the Process Technicians and Monitor and Decontamination.

  • Services team to ensure sufficient waste disposal and product shipping containers are available.

  • Loads trucks with outgoing waste shipments.

  • Maintains records of all waste shipments using both manual and data.

  • Processing systems. Uses Microsoft Excel or other appropriate programs to track the decay schemes of the various processes.

  • Operates heavy duty hoists, slings, rigs and lift trucks and keeps them in good working order.

  • Responsible for housekeeping.

  • Performs other related duties as appropriate to this level.




  • Secondary school diploma.
  • 4 - 5 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.


Why join BWXT Medical?

  • Work within the growing and exciting nuclear medicine industry as well as with highly skilled employees.
  • Competitive salaries.
  • Comprehensive health and dental benefits.
  • Collaborative work environment… and so much more!




The pay range for this position in Ontario (CA-ON) is expected to be between $63,675  and $79,780 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.



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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