Position:                           Radiation Protection and Active Waste Technician (temporary)

Employment Type:         Temporary up to 6 months

Location:                           Teeswater, Ontario

Department:                    Nuclear Materials Management, Teeswater Laundry

Reports to:                       Site Health Physicist 

Hours per week:              40 hours per week. This is a shift worker position. Shift workers may be assigned to work 8, 10, 12 hour shifts and may be assigned day, afternoon and night shifts.  Overtime and weekend work may be required.

Number Required:          1


Kinectrics takes pride in being consistently ranked as one of the best places to work in the energy and utility industry, where purpose and people mean as much as innovation and growth. That’s why we choose only the best and brightest to join us. To keep pace with Canada’s expanding energy and utility sector, Kinectrics has grown from a company of 300 to over 1,000 in only the last few years - and we aren’t looking to slow down. Join our diverse, supportive workplace for a rewarding career with us.


Visit our website to learn more:  www.kinectrics.com


What We Offer


At Kinectrics, employees are recognized for their knowledge, experience, and contributions while working in a highly technical and challenging environment. Kinectrics puts you in the driver’s seat of your own career, setting you up alongside industry experts who will help you develop the skills essential to your professional growth in a dynamic, entrepreneurial, and rewarding work culture.


  • Purpose: The work we do each day helps communities around the world. Find satisfaction in work that really matters, working alongside and as part of the best and brightest in the industry.
  • Growth: To keep pace with Canada’s expanding energy and utility sector, we are growing more each day, which means more opportunities for you. We encourage our employees to grow alongside our company thanks to a number of significant training and personal development opportunities.
  • Innovation: Our staff proudly develop innovations that push the industry forward.
  • Diversity: The company is dedicated to promoting diversity in its workforce, up to and including the senior management level. Our diversity committee ensures we stay up to date on leading trends and best practices, creating a desirable workspace for each and every one of our employees.
  • Competitive Compensation: We offer a competitive total compensation package unmatched by most industries throughout North America.


Accountabilities How you will make an impact


Radiation Protection Duties:

  • Ensure that the entire facility is in compliance with radiation safety standards and protocols by performing checks/audits and then implementing the necessary items as per the Rad Protection Procedures (RPP) or by direction from the RPS.
  • Perform routine dose rate and contamination surveys of entire site using the supplied checklist as per the RPP or non-routine surveys by direction from the RPS.
  • Be able to use of a variety of standard radiation measuring equipment for detection of alpha, beta (including tritium and Carbon-14), and gamma.
  • Maintain the inventory of radiation protection equipment including coordinating or performing repairs and calibrations to ensure that radiation protection equipment is available on demand
  • Assist with routine bioassay collection and analysis
  • Collect, analyze, and report all RP sampling data and information to the RPS
  • Perform minor repairs and troubleshoot RP instrumentation
  • Be a RAM shipper/receiver for the Plant



Active Waste Duties:


  • Implement the radioactive waste program by collecting, storing, packaging, characterizing, and coordinating transportation and disposal of all radioactive waste streams from the laundry plant according to the procedures
  • Using procedures, perform sampling, monitoring, and performance checks on the Active Liquid Waste System
  • Using procedures, ensure all effluent streams from the facility are sampled as per the required schedule and that all samples are analyzed (ether by self in the chemistry lab or by shipping to the Kinectrics Kipling Lab)
  • Collect and analyze all chemistry and waste data and information for reporting to the RPS
  • Assist with changing pre-filters and HEPAs using standard procedures and coordinate their disposal
  • Perform surveys to ensure material can be released or disposed as non-radioactive waste; or classify and segregate the material to disposed through the right radioactive waste disposal pathway.
  • Ensure contaminated materials are properly bagged and maintain the facility to be free of loose contamination.
  • Assisting with minimizing and optimizing the active materials inventory


Laboratory duties:


  • Perform radiological and/or chemical analysis on all effluent, environmental, and field samples and recorded under specified system
  • Maintain the laboratory equipment are in working order by ensuring they are calibrated, perform daily quality control check, and report if test results exceed the expected value threshold.
  • Maintain the inventory of laboratory supplies.
  • Assist with operation for discharge calculation and approval.



  • Follow Kinectrics work procedures, particularly all Radiation Protection Procedures / Radiation Safety Work Instructions
  • Prepare and maintain complete, accurate, timely, concise and legible records of all radioactive material handling and safety compliance activities, consistent with Kinectrics policies and procedures.
  • Perform all duties in a safe manner in compliance with Kinectrics policies and procedures
  • Participate in continuous improvement or process improvement initiatives regarding radiation protection or the radiation laboratories.
  • Be willing to support initiatives to change behaviours around radiation protection
  • Respiratory protection may be required based on assigned work.
  • Have an excellent attendance record
  • Be a positive contributor within a high performing team and to a positive team environment
  • Work well with others and have the ability to develop, maintain and foster positive work relationships
  • Ability to obtain and maintain successful OPG and/or Bruce Power Security Clearance(s).
  • Other duties as required.



What you need to succeed


  • Completion of post-secondary degree/diploma
  • Minimum 3 years relevant experience
  • Demonstrated experience using monitors for detecting gamma, beta, alpha, and tritium, including dose rate and loose, fixed and airborne contamination surveying.
  • Excellent communication, teamwork and organizational skills.
  • Transport of Dangerous Goods Class 7 shipment knowledge and experience is considered an asset
  • Knowledge of chemistry and laboratory experience is considered an asset.
  • OPG and Bruce Power site clearance and radiation protection qualification is considered an asset


Relocation not provided.

This is a shift worker position. Shift workers may be required to work 8, 10, 12 hour shifts and may be assigned day, afternoon and night shifts. Overtime and weekend work may be required.

Kinectrics welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.