Isotope Production Technician
McMaster University
Hamilton, Ontario, CA
6d ago

Posting Details

Schedule 40 hour week, possible rotating shifts Education Level 3 year Community College diploma Career Level Mid

Job Description

McMaster University operates the McMaster Nuclear Reactor (MNR) as part of its educational and research programs. Commercial work is carried out to support these programs.

The Isotope Technician will :

Prepare radioactive isotopes and radioisotope products for shipment.

Prepare product stock that meets concentration and purity requirements.

Prepare samples and conduct quality control tests for in-process and finished goods.

Fill out shipping and dangerous goods documentation and forms.

Monitor and document process outputs.

Complete procedural checklists during the manufacturing process.

Collect environmental monitoring samples and readings.

Safely transfer radioactive samples between sites. Analyze data to ensure that the production equipment is operating within the defined specifications.

Report and record non-conformances in the production process or facility in the internal database software.

Troubleshoot faulty and non-responsive equipment.

Monitor and document the weight, volume, pressure, activity, and temperature of samples.

Monitor and resolve product contamination issues.

Gather and compile data required to perform a variety of calculations such as yields, purity of recoveries, and gas loading of production apparatus.

Use defined calibration standards to monitor measurements and calibrate equipment.

Exchange technical and scientific information with colleagues.

Attend and participate in production group meetings.

Prepare a variety of chemical solutions.

Assemble shipping boxes and glass shipping vials.

Pipetting a variety of samples.

Transfer, stage, and work with materials in a Good Manufacturing Practices - Grade A environment, using aseptic techniques.

Use an overhead crane to move equipment during the production process.

Monitor and clean work surfaces to remove radioactive contamination.

Maintain knowledge and certification in the transportation of dangerous goods, including receiving Radioactive packages.

Perform data entry tasks including entering data into the appropriate spreadsheet and / or database.

Write a variety of documents, including general correspondence, standard operating procedures, etc.

Supervision :

No formal supervision of others is required.

Provides orientation and shows procedures to others

Qualifications :

3-year Community College diploma in Chemical Engineering Technology or related field of study

Requires 2 years of relevant experience

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