Radiation Monitoring Technician and Media Assistant

International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna, Austria

Skill Required:, Media and Communication
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
14th December, 2020

Job Description

Main Purpose

Reporting to the Team Leader, the Radiation Monitoring Technician and Media Assistant performs radiation contamination measurements and decontamination on safeguards equipment in the ISO 17025 accredited Equipment Radiation Monitoring Laboratory (ERML), including organizing the safe disposal of radioactive waste. The incumbent stores and distributes Safeguards assets and maintains databases and documentation/records. He/She ensures the completeness and availability of the digital surveillance data repository. The Radiation Monitoring Technician and Media Assistant is responsible for preparing recordable media and downloading surveillance and Unattended Monitoring Data (UMS) to the Safeguards Local Area Network (SG LAN).

Functions / Key Results Expected

  •  Performs ionizing radiation contamination monitoring of various SG equipment and items such as those returned from the field or obsolete equipment in the ISO17025 accredited laboratory according to established standards and procedures.
  •  Ensures released items are distributed to their custodian.
  •  Carries out decontamination, transport of radioactive waste and ensures its safe disposal.
  •  Assists in practical training that is performed for SG staff in ERML.
  •  Contributes to ensure that the ISO 17025 requirements are met in ERML measurements.
  •  Formats, tests, performs quality control and final preparation of the removable recording media that is used in surveillance and Unattended Monitoring Data (UMS) systems.
  •  Receives, registers and uploads the data from the various removable recording media to the SG LAN into different systems according to established standards and procedures.
  •  Supplies SG inspectors and SGTS technical staff with removable recording media for verification activities.
  •  Maintains the database containing the media flow of removable recording media.

Qualifications, Experience and Language skills

  • Completed secondary education.
  • Minimum of five years of relevant work experience, preferably in an international environment.
  • Practical experience working within a Quality Management System, in particular ISO 17025-quality system is an asset.
  • Experience in measuring radioactive contamination is an asset.
  • Understanding of IAEA Radiation Protection Regulations is desirable.
  • Knowledge of safeguards principles and policies as applied to data processing procedures is desirable.
  • Excellent oral and written command of English. Knowledge of other official IAEA languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish) is an asset


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