• Health Physics Technician I/II

    Argonne National Laboratory Lemont, IL 60439

    Job #2179916560

  • The Environment, Safety and Health division invites you to consider applying for our Healthy Physics Technician opening. In this role, you will provide field and laboratory support for the Radiological Protection Program.

    In this position, you will:

    • Measure, assess, and document radiological conditions in the workplace.

    • Complete required tasks without extensive supervision - critical thinking and problem solving skills are required

    • Engage and support research scientists and engineers with considerable interpersonal skill

    • Operate in a professional, single-site multidisciplinary science and engineering research center, with consistent schedule and work/life balance

    • Receive continued training and instruction

    • Have future opportunities to advance your career while remaining with the Lab

    Position Requirements

    • Some knowledge of radiation monitoring instruments and equipment including, but not limited to accelerator facilities, bench tops, glove boxes, hoods, and novel instrumentation.

    • Completion of DOE mandated radiological training and on-going continuous education coursework, as specified, is a requirement for this position, required to pass after two weeks ( Practice tests can be found here: ~~~ )

    • Interpersonal and communication skills required to interact effectively and tactfully with internal customers and to successfully develop effective working relationships.

    • Some experience in customer service environment is preferred.

    This role may be hired as a Health Physics Technician I or Health Physics Technician II. The level will be determined by the final candidate's level of education, experience, and skill.

    • Health Physics Technician I - This level of skill is typically attained through completion of a high school diploma, or equivalent.

    • Health Physics Technician II - This level of skill is typically attained through completion of an Associate degree with 1+ years of working experience, or equivalent

    Job Family


    Job Profile

    Health Physics Tech I

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    Time Type

    Full time

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