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  • 14 Oct 2021 11:10 AM | Matthew (Administrator)

    Closing time: Wednesday 20 October 2021

    ANSTO is currently advertising for OPAL Reactor Operator. Fixed- term 18 months | Competitive Salary +15.4% super | Sutherland Shire | Work-life balance |  Health & Wellbeing Programs | Ensure the safe and efficient operation of the OPAL reactor facility.

    About the Opportunity

    The OPAL Reactor Operator ensures the safe and efficient operation of the OPAL reactor facility and associated plant and equipment.  Responsible for ensuring operational systems are working correctly, the OPAL Reactor Operator works in accordance with approved procedures and instructions and is instrumental in the development and continuous improvement of such processes.  Offering expert technical skills, the OPAL Reactor Operator monitors operational systems, undertakes plant and equipment testing, radiological protection and routine surveillances.  Extensive training and development is provided prior to executing these developed skills in the position. Working within a regulated environment the OPAL Reactor Operator is required to respond to incidents and make critical decisions.  The OPAL Reactor Operator will have exceptional analytical and diagnostic skills supported by trained and developed expertise in integrated reactor systems, understanding of reactor physics, thermal hydraulics and will be a key contributor towards improving plant operations and reliability. The OPAL Reactor Operator is required to work with a range of stakeholders and has the ability to communicate across the organisation.

    About You

    “The OPAL Reactor Operator role requires people with passion and enthusiasm to take ownership of the continuous improvement of the way we do business in order for the OPAL team to succeed in making the OPAL Reactor the safest and best operated multipurpose reactor in the world. We are inspired by the challenge of being the best we can be at meeting the health needs of the public and providing neutrons for science and technology”. Jason Chakovski, OPAL Operations Manager

     Skills and Experience

    • Possession of a Post Trade Certificate to Advanced Diploma qualifications (or equivalent)
    • Strong problem solving ability and aptitude
    • Ability to operate plant & equipment from the field or from a computer based control system
    • Demonstrated experience in following policy, procedure and instructions
    • Demonstrated knowledge of safe work practices and safety culture
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including experience with the production of written technical reports
    • Ability and willingness to work in a team environment

    Your Duties and Responsibilities

    • Monitor the OPAL reactor facility and associated plant and equipment to ensure operational systems are working correctly.
    • Safely and efficiently operate the OPAL reactor from within the main control room or from the field in accordance with approved procedures and instructions
    • Conduct functional testing of plant and equipment, performance of routine surveillances
    • Perform defined radiological protection and surveillance tasks.
    • Respond to and report on incidents
    • Identify and implement process improvements
    • system.

    Link to the advert: here.   

  • 13 Sep 2021 3:55 PM | Matthew (Administrator)

    Closing time: Thursday 16th of September 2021.

    ARPANSA is currently advertising for Science Officer –  non-ionising radiation position. Ongoing - Full time|  $92,486 - $97,106 per annum package inc 15.4% super|Yallambie, VIC

    Primary purpose of the role

    In this role you will, under limited direction, perform a range of moderately complex to complex scientific tasks related to non-ionising radiation exposure. These tasks will include a focus on risk and health assessment from radiofrequency and optical radiation while also providing support to the activities and research of the EME Program. You will liaise with other sections and external stakeholders to facilitate cross-agency or multi-agency activities. You will work closely with other staff within the Assessment and Advice Section to ensure that advice provided on radiation exposure is based on the latest scientific knowledge, and national and international experience.

    Key accountabilities

    • Undertake specialist research and analysis of non-ionising radiation exposure with a focus on radiofrequency and optical radiation, and contribute to the research and activities of the EME program
    • Perform safety assessments, radiation dose assessments and health impact assessments
    • Contribute and participate in relevant committees for the development of Codes and Standards for radiation protection
    • Contribute to the development of information material on non-ionising radiation exposure including scientific publications, reports to government and website content
    • Be an active member of ARPANSA’s Talk to a Scientist program which responds to enquiries from industry and members of the public
    • Maintain accurate records of work performed and results obtained, and support the preparation of associated guidance documents and technical reports.

    Job specific capabilities

    To be considered for this position, you will possess tertiary qualifications in a relevant branch of science or engineering from an Australian educational institution or comparable overseas qualifications or other alternative qualifications and experience appropriate to the duties.

    You will have well-developed interpersonal skills and the ability to contribute effectively in a team environment, sometimes in a leading role, together with the ability to liaise with all levels of staff, clients and members of the general public. You will have the ability to consistently perform efficiently and effectively at a high level and the demonstrated ability to make well-balanced and informed decisions.

    You must hold Australian citizenship or possess permanent residency status leading to citizenship and be prepared to travel interstate from time to time as required. The Agency requires all new employees to undertake a baseline security clearance as a condition of engagement.

    Selection criteria

    There are 5 selection criteria for this role. Candidates are asked to limit their response to no more than 300 words per selection criteria.

    1. Demonstrated ability to undertake scientific tasks associated with non-ionising radiation exposure.
    2. Demonstrated strong analytical and problem-solving skills to draw accurate conclusions based on evidence.
    3. Demonstrated strong organisational skills and the ability to manage competing priorities.
    4. Proven ability to work collaboratively and build and sustain positive relationships with team members and stakeholders.
    5. Demonstrated strong communication, liaison and report writing skills.
    Link to the advert: here.  
  • 5 Aug 2021 10:39 AM | Matthew (Administrator)

    Closing time: Thursday 17th of August at 11.30pm

    The University of Sydney is currently advertising for Health and Safety Senior Specialist | Full Time | $127k and generous employer's contribution to superannuation

    About the opportunity

    In light of significant developments under The University's Health and Safety strategy, we are seeking a highly qualified and experienced, consultative and skilled Senior Specialist Radiation Safety to join our Health and Safety Professional Services Unit.

    The primary purpose of this role is to lead on behalf of the University the provision of sector leading radiological safety and risk management approaches including advice on operational activity, working with radioactive materials, storage, and accountancy of radioactive materials. The successful candidate will also develop, plan, coordinate and manage radiation safety programs, including the implementation of those programs, to ensure the safety of the University's employees, students and visitors and will lead as technical adviser on end-to-end waste management and disposal of radioactive materials.

    As the Health and Safety Specialist you will provide sector leading advice, guidance, and support across all aspects of the university's operations and academic activities in your principal specialist topic. In this role you will call on your knowledge to develop and implement Safety policies, procedures, and programs to build and sustain a positive and proactive Safety culture.

    You will deploy your high level of stakeholder engagement skills to effectively achieve Safety outcomes, this will include working closely with leaders and staff to share leading practice and educate about The University's Health and Safety requirements. Additionally, you will ensure an effective working relationship between the Health and Safety Professional Services Unit and key client groups by regular communication such as attending meetings and involvement in operational planning activities.

    About you

    The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for Health and Safety Senior Specialists who can demonstrate:

    practical experience of providing expert Safety advice in their specialist topic area, with a demonstrated understanding of relevant legislation, Australian standards and guidelines

    a high level of stakeholder engagement skills with the ability to negotiate and influence outcomes

    experience in providing leadership, mentoring and guidance to senior staff to enable them to lead cultural and behavioural change

    excellent written and verbal communication skills and demonstrated experience presenting to groups, facilitating workshops, and chairing meetings

    capability to undertake appropriate data analysis and compose clear reports including complex and sensitive information

    experience in developing an effective and sustainable Safety culture and of conceptualising, developing, and implementing practical compliance and safety programs

    knowledge of specialist Safety Management strategies in complex scientific or medical laboratory-based research environments.


    Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

    Link to the advert: here.

  • 24 Jun 2021 1:11 PM | Matthew (Administrator)

    Your new company

    The company is an industrial pharmacy with TGA/GMP licensed sites in major cities across Australia and overseas. The business compounds and dispenses the latest imaging and therapy agents from manufacturer's worldwide for use in Radiopharmacies, Oncology, PET Imaging and Medical Imaging Centres and also provides specialist manufacturing services.

    Your new role

    Reporting to the National Compliance Manager, as the National Radiation Safety Officer you will manage radiation practices, including maintenance of the sites Radiation Management Plan, ensuring all radiation related regulatory requirements are met. This is a full-time position based in our Sydney office.


    • Reporting to the National Compliance Manager
    • Facilitation with site specific Radiation Safety Advisers
    • Manage all (indirect) staff/projects where relevant
    • Liaise with relevant industry regulatory bodies 
    • Provide relevant and accurate guidance to GMS relating to national and state level radiation regulatory requirements to ensure GMS compliance
    • Management/coordination of radiation safety requirements nationally to ensure state specific requirements & company radiation safety requirements (as per RMP, SOP, and Policies) are met. 
    • Management of the site-specific radiation safety advisors (RSA), to ensure correct and timely task completion, and coordinates work activities with other managers/supervisors.
    • Maintenance of the National RMP in accordance with State specific requirements in a timely manner, and management of the resultant national roll out (including end user training). 
    • Provide endurance that operation activities being carried out in the facilities are in line with licensee-approved policies and procedures.
    • Identification and investigation of radiation safety issues, including the notification of potential hazards to Senior Management.
    • Implementation of corrective actions and preventative actions, in line with internal procedures.
    • Management of radioactive sources transport, in compliance with local, national and, when applicable, international guidelines.
    • Management of radiation incidents across all sites.
    • Reporting of KPIs to senior management. 
    • Lead participation in regulatory audits (e.g. NSW EPA).
    • Project management work as required. 
    • Oversight of dosimetry service. 
    • Provide Radiation Safety Training to staff.
    • Coordinate staff licences.
    • Coordinate internal control and oversight of customer licences. 

    What you’ll need to succeed

    • Tertiary degree in health physics or science related equivalent
    • Minimum of 2 years’ experience as a certified radiation safety officer
    • Working knowledge of state radiation control legislation (NSW)
    • Working knowledge of RMP requirements
    • Ability to research and resolve a wide range of diverse technical issues using project management techniques
    • Working knowledge of SOPs 
    • Sound written and verbal communication skills required
    • Ability to work as part of a team 
    • Proven attention to detail


    You will be working with a collaborative team of professionals based at the Sydney office. The business has an inviting, open communication mindset and fosters an atmosphere of new ideas, innovation and continuous improvement. The start/finish times are flexible for the right candidate.

    Link to advert: Here

  • 23 Jun 2021 11:33 AM | Matthew (Administrator)

    Company Description

    We are SGS – the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company. We are recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. Our 89,000 employees operate a network of 2,600 offices and laboratories, working together to enable a better, safer and more interconnected world.

    Job Description

    • Create partnerships with existing and potential clients, identify and develop new or improved service offerings and so grow the value of our customer base.
    • Actively grow the client base through interaction with new and existing clients utilising the client services and sales teams.
    • Analyse and report on the business performance on a weekly & monthly basis.
    • Perform Radiation Field Service Consulting duties including Surveys, Audits, Compliance Inspections and on process control instrumentation.
    • Perform Calibrations on process control instrumentation onsite and commissioning/decommissioning of process control instrumentation. 
    • reporting and compiling and approving technical/ inpsection reports
    • Coordinate, prepare and transport of radioisotops and containers
    • Load and Unload Radiation Gauges; including Gauge Refurbishment
    • Inspect, wipe test and prepare source capsules for disposal in the Hot Cell and Workshop, including following all administrative requirements
    • Corodinate, prepare and provide training to clients on safe use of radiation equipment and sources
    • Train the team and be responsible for managing performance


    • Knowlege in Radiation Protection, understanding policies and procedures in site auditing.
    • An understanding of state and federal regulations for Radiation producing equipment across multiple discipline.
    •  Appropriate tertiary qualification and experience in one or more of the following areas of testing is preferred
    • Queensland Health issued Licences and Certificates (preferable)
    • Relevant experience in Radiation Safety Management and advice
    • Capability using wide range of radiation detection instruments

    Additional Information


    At SGS you will be part of our dynamic and innovative culture, and will be rewarded with:

    • Attractive remuneration salary packages
    • Flexible working arrangements - work a mix from the office, on the road and at home
    • Career development opportunities (nationally and/or globally)
    • Health & wellbeing incentives (gym membership rebates & discounted private health insurance)
    • Paid Parental Scheme
    • Access to financial products/services & corporate discounts
    • Ongoing training and development

    Link to the advert: here.

  • 23 Jun 2021 11:32 AM | Matthew (Administrator)

    Company Description

    We are SGS – the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company. We are recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. Our 89,000 employees operate a network of 2,600 offices and laboratories, working together to enable a better, safer and more interconnected world.

    We are a market leader because we put 100% passion, pride and innovation into everything we do. We encourage new ideas. We welcome people who challenge the way we do things, and we will be 100% committed to helping you reach your full potential.

    Job Description

    To perform field service radiation duties, inspection tests, arrange transportation of radioisotopes and containers as required. To contribute to and oversee implementation of radiation safety and protection plan and provide advice to customers as necessary. Assist in training of new employees.

    Responsibilities will include, however are not limited to:

    • Perform Field Service Consulting duties including Surveys, Audits, Compliance Inspections and process control instrumentation.
    • Perform Calibrations on process control instrumentation onsite.
    • Commissioning/Decomissioning of process control instrumentation.
    • Assist with Customer Technical enquiries onsite and in house.
    •  Prepare and oversee developments of Safety and Protection Plans and other associated documents.
    • Facilitate In house and Onsite Training programs.
    • Reporting and compiling technical audit/inspection reports.
    • Assist with the preparation and research of tender documents.
    • Assist with the review of technical procedures.
    • Assist with training and competency of other staff as directed.
    • Be compliant to all SGS QHSE and HR policies and procedures.
    • At all times, comply with SGS Code of Integrity and Professional Conduct.

    Additional skill set (favorable):

    • Coordinate, prepare and Transport of Radioisotopes and containers.
    • Load and Unload Radiation Gauges in house; Including Gauge Refurbishment.
    • Inspect, wipe test and prepare source capsules for Disposal in the Hot Cell and Workshop, including all relevant administrative requirements.
    • Maintain radiation safety in house and on field sites.
    • Provide radiation and instrumentation advice onsite and in house.


    As the successful candidate you will have:    

    • Instrumentation experience is a must.
    • Calibration experience is preferred.
    • Queensland Health issued License’s and Certificates (preferable).
    • Relevant experience in Radiation Safety (preferred not essential)
    • Capability to use a wide range of radiation detection instruments.
    • Complete multiple and complex tasks and issues with competing commitments within specified time frames.
    • Experience working in the field.
    • Working knowledge of radiation physics and protection.
    • Demonstrated understanding of regulatory requirements where applicable.
    • Identify business opportunities for SGS RSS.
    • Identify opportunities for improvement in workflow and own practices.

    Link to the advert: here.

  • 23 Jun 2021 11:25 AM | Matthew (Administrator)

    Company Description

    SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 89,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 2,600 offices and laboratories around the world.

    Job Description

    As part of the Australian Industrial & Environment, key responsibilities include:

    • Leading the technical, operational and financial performance of the Consulting business within SGS Radiation Services business.
    • Oversee all operation within the consulting business, whilst successfully managing and leading direct reports and conducting operations
    • Provide managerial support to the Business Manager across the business.
    • Actively grow the client base through interaction with new and existing clients utilising the consulting, client services, calibration and sales teams.
    • Providing technical governance to PRMS, sales and the calibration lab.
    • Identify and generate increased revenue for the business.
    • Assist the Business Manager with advancing business by identifying and driving business opportunities to reduce cost or improve revenue
    • Successfully manage projects to resolution within specified timeframes and in accordance with regulatory guidelines, SGS Quality Manual, Operating Procedures and Codes of Conduct
    • Supervise and undertake tasks of complexity (e.g. site survey, assessments, complex projects etc)
    • Provide advice pertaining to irradiating apparatus, radioactive substances and shielding design to clients
    • Understand and facilitate the disposal of radioactive sources


    • Solid understanding of health physics, environmental physics, calibrations and analytical services
    • Solid understanding of Victorian DHHS regulatory framework including other jurisdictions.
    • Good initiative and experience in business development to identify business opportunities
    • Previous managerial experience, including people development
    • Strong computer and instrumentation skills
    • Physics degree or other relevant degree
    • Previous relevant experience in the field
    • Working knowledge of all legislation, regulations, associated standards and codes of practice relevant to radiation health and in particular Victorian Radiation Health requirements
    • Sound knowledge and experience applying the techniques of radiation monitoring, surveying, transport and disposal

    Additional Information

    At SGS you will be part of our dynamic and innovative culture, and will be rewarded with:

    • Attractive remuneration salary packages
    • Flexible working arrangements
    • Career development opportunities (nationally and/or globally)
    • Health & wellbeing incentives (gym membership rebates & discounted private health insurance)
    • Paid Parental Scheme
    • Access to financial products/services & corporate discounts
    • Ongoing training and development

    Link to the advert: here.

  • 10 Jun 2021 4:23 PM | Matthew (Administrator)

    ANSTO is currently advertising for Safety Technician – Traineeship 4 Years- Fixed Term | Full Time | $53,204 + 15.4% super

    An opportunity proudly supported by the Sir William Tyree Foundation. The filling of this vacancy is intended to constitute an affirmative measure under subsection 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth)

    The Program
    ANSTO supported by the Sir William Tyree Foundation is offering this unique and exciting four-year development opportunity for two Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people to work and learn on the job.

    Throughout the program you will:

    • Develop a range of different skills and practical work experience
    • Gain foundational experience which can be applied to assessing, monitoring, and managing safety situations on site in collaboration with other team members
    • Effectively time manage training requirements with day to day work duties
    • Work alongside others to add support and gain skills

    Features of the program include:
    • Continuous training and ongoing support
    • Mentoring to help with training, professional and personal development throughout the program
    • Rotations through Health Physics, Work Health and Safety (WHS) and Occupational Hygiene plus opportunities in the Radiation Protection Services Commercial and Regulatory team, Emergency Response and Safety Engineering
    • Training while working giving you multiple certifications and accreditations including:

    - Certificate IV Work Health & Safety

    - Accreditation as a Health Physics Surveyor & Occupational Hygiene Technician

    - Development opportunities to provide strong foundations for an exciting and fulfilling career

    - The opportunity to be considered for an ongoing job as a Nuclear Safety Technician after successful completion of the four-year program

    A day in the life of a Safety Technician

    This program is all about on the job learning. You will get to rotate through different areas of the business and learn all of the foundations for a career in safety. Here are some of the things you will learn what to do.

    • We will show you how to prioritise occupational health risks and advise workers on suitable control measures for chemical, biological and physical hazards in the workplace.
    • Work with ANSTO’s Emergency Response team to understand how to respond to emergency situations that could occur on site.
    • Work and be supported by Engineers to understand how risks and hazards are applied by engineers on site and how risk assessments are made and used.
    • You will learn from some of Australia’s top nuclear safety experts and develop a wide range of skills and knowledge which can be applied to a variety of industries and trades.

    Link to the advert: here. 

  • 10 Jun 2021 8:46 AM | Matthew (Administrator)
    ANSTO is currently advertising for Radionuclide Metrology Scientist Physics position. Applications close: 20 June 2021Ongoing| Full Time | $85k - $96k +15.4% super

    About the position
    The Radionuclide Metrology Scientist is responsible for contributing to laboratory operations through the development and maintenance of national radionuclide activity standards and associated equipment and instrumentation.  Reporting to the Specialist Radionuclide Metrology Scientist, you will also contribute to radionuclide metrology client services.

    Duties and responsibilities

    • Perform ongoing maintenance and calibration of equipment and instrumentation to maintain the radionuclide metrology capability in good working order.
    • Assist with the delivery of radionuclide metrology client services. Gain competency with preparing and measuring radioactive sources; analysing measurement data, calculating uncertainties according to the ISO GUM; and preparing certificates and reports.
    • Develop specialist knowledge and experience in radionuclide metrology by contributing to the development and maintenance of radionuclide activity standards.
    • Develop and apply knowledge and expertise in physics to contribute to the development of equipment and/or methods required for radionuclide metrology applications.

    Skills and Experience
    • Degree in Physics or other related discipline
    • Knowledge of ionising radiation measurement techniques
    • Knowledge of radiation safety and radioactive source handling

    Link to the advert: here.  

  • 10 Jun 2021 8:46 AM | Matthew (Administrator)

    ANSTO is currently advertising for Nuclear Analyst position. Applications close: 13 June 2021 Ongoing | Full Time | $85k - $114k +15.4% super

    About the position
    The Nuclear Analyst is responsible for providing analytic assessments and technical advice to ANSTO senior management and other stakeholders in support of nuclear reactor safety, utilisation and operations. Supporting the safe operation of OPAL and other projects seeking to utilise the OPAL facilities are the main focus of the work.

    Duties and responsibilities

    • Develop specialist knowledge in radiation transport, reactor physics and OPAL design.
    • Undertake numerical modelling, measurements, and analysis for a broad range of ANSTO projects.
    • Assist in the analysis and review of reactor design and safety to ensure the optimum operation of OPAL.
    • Assist in the provision of technical and analytic advice and assessments in support of safety submissions for OPAL and other ANSTO projects.  This includes assistance with development of submissions requiring ARPANSA approval.
    • Assist in the provision of high quality internal and external advice to stakeholders on relevant computational and experimental analysis techniques.
    • Develop and improve the available codes for reactor analysis and fuel management to support OPAL operational requirements.
    Skills and Experience
    • Degree in Engineering, Physics or Mathematics.
    • Knowledge of the principles of nuclear reactor physics and/or engineering.
    • Experience in modelling and analysis techniques.
    • Demonstrated ability to analyse data to develop practical advice and engineering solutions for problems.

    Link to the advert: here. 

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