Radiation Instrument Specialist

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Environmental Health & Safety Specialist
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EH-Environ, Health, & Safety
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88354 Requisition #

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) has an opening for a Radiation Instrument Specialist in the Environment, Health & Safety Division. The Instrument Specialist is primarily responsible for both routine and non-routine processing of portable health physics instrument calibration and repair, fixed instrument/equipment installation calibration and maintenance, and support of activities within the broader radiation protection, laser safety, analytical radiochemistry laboratory and/or non-ionizing radiation programs. This is a great opportunity to work with an experienced Environmental Waste and Radiation Protection team to support science and operations at Berkeley Lab, while building a rewarding career with a highly regarded research institution!


What You Will Do:


  • Health Physics Instrumentation - Independently perform work activities required to implement Berkeley Lab’s Radiation Instrumentation Program to assure safe and compliant calibration and maintenance, in accordance with policies and procedures. 

    • Operate electromechanical equipment for various measurement processes while maintaining quality control, documentation and operational records.

    • Calibrate all portable and fixed radiation measurement instruments (e.g., spectroscopy equipment and Liquid Scintillation Counters, testing equipment), as well as MTE, scales, balances, sampling equipment, and measurement devices.

    • Assist the Instrument Technical Lead in the creation and revision of calibration procedures and protocols.


  • Dosimetry Processing and Operational Support - Schedule and review quality control for routine dosimetry processing; coordinate dosimeter exchanges with off-site vendors; assist Dosimetry Technical Lead with DOELAP performance testing procedures; manage dose lookup and responses to requests for dose information through EEOICPA and other parties; facilitate dose investigations for potential personnel and environmental exposures and concerns; and manage Electronic Pocket Dosimeters distribution and reporting.


  • Analytical Laboratory - Perform counting/measurement activities with radioactivity detection equipment, process radioactive samples, maintain quality control, documentation and operational records. Perform detector calibration and quality controls.


  • Non-ionizing Radiation/Laser Field Support - Assist in the performance of laser labs assessments to ensure compliance with established control requirements. Report non-compliances to LBNL Laser Safety Officer.


What is Required:

  • Ten years of relevant experience in Radiation Detection Instrument Calibration or similar field (e.g., Electronic Technician), or combination of education and experience, in which specialized concepts, technologies are acquired.

  • Extensive knowledge of the physics and engineering of radiation detectors, including ionization chambers, scintillation counters, spectroscopy systems, and neutron measurement devices.

  • Knowledge of the electronics associated with the calibration and operation of these systems.

  • Understanding of the safety systems employed in calibration facilities, as well as knowledge of Quality Assurance requirements in the operation of calibration facilities, including training, procedures, records and quality control.

  • Ability to perform physical requirements of the position, including: approximately 2 hours per day sitting; approximately 4 hours per day of standing and/or walking; up to 1 hour per day of hand use involving fine manipulation, keyboard/mouse use, simple and/or power grasping; and performing routine hands-on work activities (e.g., squatting, kneeling, climbing, bending, twisting).

  • Must be able to routinely lift and carry up to 40 lbs.  


Additional Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with radiation measurement and radioisotope handling principles, including monitoring, analysis and radioisotope identification.

  • Experience with Non-ionizing Radiation/Laser Field Support programs.

  • Mechanical/electrical fabrication experience.

  • Experience working in a research facility.


Notes:

  • This is a full-time career appointment, non-exempt (hourly paid) from overtime pay.

  • This position is represented by a union for collective bargaining purposes. Salary will be determined based on range by collective bargaining agreement.

  • This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.

  • Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.


Learn About Us:


Working at Berkeley Lab has many rewards including a competitive compensation program, excellent health and welfare programs, a retirement program that is second to none, and outstanding development opportunities.  To view information about the many rewards that are offered at Berkeley Lab- Click Here.


Berkeley Lab (LBNL) addresses the world’s most urgent scientific challenges by advancing sustainable energy, protecting human health, creating new materials, and revealing the origin and fate of the universe. Founded in 1931, Berkeley Lab’s scientific expertise has been recognized with 13 Nobel prizes. The University of California manages Berkeley Lab for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science.


Equal Employment Opportunity: Berkeley Lab is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. Berkeley Lab is in compliance with the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision under 41 CFR 60-1.4.  Click here to view the poster and supplement: "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law."


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