Radiation Protection Technician (Nuclear Threat Reduction)

  • Job Reference: R14869
  • Date Posted: 8 June 2022
  • Recruiter: AWE
  • Website: https://www.awe.co.uk/
  • Location: Reading, Berkshire
  • Salary: £25,850 to £33,000
  • Sector: Government & Defence
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Do you have a background in Radiological matters? Are you looking for a role that offers unique and varied work, as well as career development opportunities? If the answer is yes then AWE have a role for you!

Radiation Protection Technician

Location - Reading area

Package - £25,850 - £33,000 (subject to skills and experience)

AWE (one of the best 25 big companies to work for in the UK) offers an attractive array of benefits which include:

  • Market leading contributory pension scheme

  • Generous holiday entitlement 270 hours a year (inclusive of Bank Holidays) plus every other Friday off

  • Flexible working hours

  • Salary sacrifice scheme

  • Consideration for either full time or part time hours. Just let us know on your application if you wish to work part time

AWE are currently recruiting for a Radiation Protection Technicians in support of the Nuclear Threat Reduction portal testing programme, on behalf of a government customer. The purpose of this role is to provide day-to-day assistance to assure the operational readiness of our portal testing capability.

Key responsibilities of the role:

  • Working with the radiation portal testing team to manage and control radiological calibration sources in support of the portal testing programme, including:

- Procurement, configuration and through life management of radiological sources

- Management and maintenance of radiological inventory

- Consignor/consignee duties for off-site deployment tasks

- Handling and transport of radiological sources

- Become appointed Authorised Source Inventory Holder (ASIH)

  • Providing logistical support to the portal testing programme by ensuring the operational capability and readiness of vehicles and equipment

  • Providing practical support to the portal testing team by carrying out identified logistic deployment tasks, including driving duties, as and when required

  • Contributing to continuous improvement by identifying and reporting lessons learned and capability gaps

  • May be required to carry out safety related roles in support of the portal testing programme

Ideally, we are looking for the successful candidate to have the following:

  • Additional driving qualifications, such as an ADR licence

  • Good communication skills

  • Organisation skills; capable of multi-tasking, identifying and managing priorities to meet challenging and changing time scales

  • Experience of working within a team toward common goals

  • A positive attitude and ability to adapt to change

The ideal applicant will need to have a background in radiological matters, have working knowledge of Information Technology (IT), hold a valid UK Driving Licence and be willing to occasionally work unsociable hours and support off-site working.

Candidates must be willing and able to obtain and maintain the necessary security clearance for the role.