Hot Cell & Irradiations Technician I Location:
Columbia Full/Part Time:
Full-Time Job ID:
MU Research Reactor
The internationally recognized University of Missouri Research Reactor (MURR) is a 10-megawatt nuclear research facility and the most powerful research reactor located on the Mizzou campus. MURR is a campus research center which operates under the Division of Research, Innovation & Impact .
MURR is the highest-power university research reactor in the United States, operating at 10 megawatts, 6.5 days a week and 52 weeks a year. The MURR facility enables research across many disciplines – From investigating ancient cultures and how plants respond to their environment, to analyzing industrial materials and developing radiopharmaceuticals that have lifesaving clinical applications, the MURR facility is a reliable resource for researchers, scientists, engineers and students across the country.
Health Physics Technician I – Irradiation/Hot Cell Operations
The successful candidate will serve as a member of the MU Research Reactor (MURR) Hot Cell and Irradiations Team. This position is responsible for pre- and post-irradiation sample processing at MURR. This involves preparing customer samples and associated paperwork for irradiation, and transporting and processing radioactive samples using shielded equipment and telemanipulators after irradiation at MURR. Samples include those for research purposes, lifesaving radioisotopes for medical use, and isotopes for industrial applications. Some of the duties the candidate will be responsible for are:
- Operate manual lifts, fork lifts, cranes, hydraulic tables and elevators in a safe manner.
- Complete all paperwork accurately with attention to detail.
- Calculate anticipated radioactivity of samples being loaded.
- Operate TIG welder and laser engraver.
- Operate electric hand tools and some machine shop equipment.
- Transport shielded casks containing radioisotopes to and from hot cells.
- Coordinate with other work groups to ensure samples reach their appropriate destination.
- Routine cleaning and organizing of work areas.
MURR Hot Cell and Irradiations team operate every week of the year including holidays.
Progression/Advancement is possible upon completion of training and mastery of skills.
Salary commensurate with education and experience.
Salary Range: $25.00/ hour
University Title: HEALTH PHYSICS TECHNICIAN I
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Work processes begin early in the morning each day and are subject to change: Mondays begin at 2:30am and Wednesdays begin at 4:30am. The remaining days begin at 7am. The schedule rotates such that approximately half of the staff work the early rotation each week. This position does include work schedule flexibility and shift differential.
A high school diploma or equivalent and the ability to lift 50 lbs. is necessary
Experience working with radioactive material
Columbia Missouri Information
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This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits
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