Radioactive Waste Technician

  • Job Reference: 21-19
  • Date Posted: 26 April 2021
  • Recruiter: Institut Laue Langevin
  • Website:
  • Location: Grenoble, Lyon
  • Salary: €25,000 to €38,000
  • Sector: Science & Technology
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

The Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL), situated in Grenoble, France, is Europe's leading research facility for scientific research using neutrons. Every year, we host over 2000 visits by scientists, who come to the Institute to carry out world-class research.

Are you interested in taking up a new challenge in our international institute? 

We currently have a vacancy for a:

Radioactive Waste Technician


As a specialist in the nuclear sector, you will join the ILL’s Health Physics, Safety and Environment Service (SRSE), where you will have the following main duties:

  • Collecting radioactive waste from various buildings around the facility and from on-site waste producers
  • Maintaining waste inventories and ensuring that waste storage areas are kept clean and tidy
  • Preparing and conditioning waste in authorised packaging in accordance with the specifications issued by the waste management agencies ANDRA and CYCLIFE-CENTRACO (sorting, dismantling, cutting-up, drying, etc.)
  • Performing waste characterisation using gamma spectrometry and x-ray inspections of waste drums
  • Completing waste package tracking documents
  • Preparing and loading radioactive waste packages for transport
  • Transporting waste on site
  • Raising awareness among and informing on-site waste producers about nuclear waste management.

    Qualifications and experience:

  • Level 3 to Level 5 technical qualification with a specialisation in radioactive waste management, qualified decontamination technician, or equivalent
  • Knowledge and experience of working in a radioactive environment
  • Mechanical skills, particularly in metal cutting and dismantling techniques
  • Writing skills (preparation of technical reports and procedures)
  • Knowledge of gamma-ray spectrometry measurements would be an advantage
  • Certification to operate material handling and lifting equipment (forklift truck, overhead crane) is a plus
  • Rigorous application of procedures and a meticulous approach to your work.

Language skills:

As an international research centre, we are particularly keen to ensure that we also attract applicants from outside France. You must have a sound knowledge of French and/or English. Knowledge of German would be an advantage.



This post is a permanent position

Medical fitness for work under ionising radiation is required; the post involves the use of protective equipment and the wearing of anti-contamination clothing.

Post based in Grenoble and subject to administrative screening.


Generous company benefits (expatriation allowance), relocation assistance and language courses may be offered (for more information, please consult our employment conditions).


How to apply:

Please submit your application online, no later than 23.05.2021, via our website: (vacancy reference: 21/19).