Radiation Safety Officer

POSTED: 08 Nov 2021

Summary – Our client is a leading U.S. producer of uranium. We are helping them to identify a Radiation Safety Officer for their ISR (in-situ recovery) operation in Wyoming. This person will be responsible for the technical adequacy, correctness and enforcement of the radiation protection and As Low as Is Reasonably Achievable (ALARA) program. They will also assist in ensuring compliance with federal and state regulations and license conditions applicable to worker safety, public health, and the environment.

They will be responsible for, but not limited to the following

  • Enforcement of regulations and administrative policies that affect any aspect of the radiological protection program.
  • Review and approval of plans for new equipment, process changes, or changes in operating procedures to ensure that the plans do not adversely affect the protection program against uranium and its daughters.
  • Ensure adequate equipment and laboratory facilities are maintained to monitor relative attainment of the ALARA objective.
  • Supervision of the Radiation Safety Technician.
  • Oversee day-to-day operation of the health physics program and ensure records required by the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality, Uranium Recovery Program, and/or the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission are maintained.
  • Serve as company representative during regulatory inspections of licensed facilities to determine compliance with State and Federal radiological regulations, license conditions, and requirements contained in the licensee application.
  • Mentor and educate staff on radiological hazards of job requirements.

Qualifications/Experience etc.:

  • Bachelor’s degree in health physics, the physical sciences, industrial hygiene, or engineering.
  • Ideally, at least one year of work experience relevant to uranium recovery operations in applied health physics, radiation protection, industrial hygiene, or similar.
  • Experience working with radiation detection and measuring equipment.
  • At least 4 weeks of specialized classroom training in health physics specifically applicable to uranium recovery.
  • A thorough knowledge of the proper application and use of all health physics equipment used in uranium recovery facilities.
  • A thorough understanding of the uranium recovery process and equipment used in the facility and how the hazards are generated and controlled during the uranium recovery process.
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Lindsey Schultz