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Hot Cell & Irradiations Technician I

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University of Missouri - Columbia
Location
Columbia

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Job Title: Hot Cell & Irradiations Technician I
Location: Columbia
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 43276
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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.

Job Description

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

Salary commensurate with education and experience.

Salary Range: $25.00/ hour

Grade: GGS-MKT

University Title: HEALTH PHYSICS TECHNICIAN I

Internal applicants can determine their university title by accessing their Talent Profile in myHR.

Shift

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.

Minimum Qualifications

A high school diploma or equivalent and the ability to lift 50 lbs. is necessary

Preferred Qualifications

Experience working with radioactive material

Columbia Missouri Information

Columbia, Mo., is known as an ideal college town, combining small-town comforts, community spirit and low cost of living with big-city culture, activities and resources. Home to nationally renowned public schools and other colleges and educational centers, Columbia is packed with restaurants and entertainment venues and hosts more than a dozen annual cultural festivals.

Benefit Eligibility

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

Diversity Commitment

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice President of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-7976.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Disability Inclusion and ADA Compliance Manager at 573-884-7278.

EEO IS THE LAW

To read more about Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) please use the following links:

Organization

Working at University of Missouri - Columbia

The University of Missouri was founded in 1839 in Columbia, Mo., as the first public university west of the Mississippi River and the first state university in Thomas Jefferson's Louisiana Purchase territory. Today, MU is a $2.1 billion enterprise and an important investment for the state and nation.

MU provides all the benefits of two universities in one: It's a major land-grant institution with a statewide mission of service to citizens and Missouri's largest public research university. Considered one of the nation's top-tier institutions, Mizzou is the flagship campus of the four-campus University of Missouri System. It is one of only 34 public universities, and the only public institution in Missouri, to be selected for membership in the Association of American Universities.

The state’s most comprehensive university, MU offers more than 300 degree programs through 19 colleges and schools and is one of only five universities nationwide with law, medicine, veterinary medicine and a nuclear research reactor on one campus.

Mizzou has a diverse enrollment with 35,000 students from every county in Missouri, every state in the nation and 120 countries. The favorite classroom for the best and brightest, Mizzou attracts more valedictorians, Curators Scholars and Bright Flight Scholars than any other college or university in Missouri. Twenty-six percent of MU freshmen come from the top 10 percent of their high school classes.

MU’s nationally prominent faculty bring discoveries into the classroom, publish more than 1,600 books and scholarly articles each year and spend about $235 million annually on scientific research; they account for 70 percent of the research dollars flowing to Missouri public universities. Ninety-two percent of full-time, ranked faculty hold doctorates or the highest degree in their field.

MU students are uniquely prepared for success in life as global citizens. For example, Mizzou is nationally known for its campus writing program, learning communities and first-year experiences. The National Science Foundation has recognized MU as one of the top-10 universities in the country for undergraduate research opportunities. In fact, experiential learning is an essential part of an MU degree. Real-world media experience, or the Missouri Method, in journalism and a problem-based curriculum in medicine are two examples. Students also participate in Missouri’s largest study abroad program and contribute 180,000 hours of community service each year.

Mizzou graduates more than 8,000 students annually, granting 25 percent of all bachelor's degrees, 23 percent of master’s degrees and sixty-five percent of all doctoral degrees earned at Missouri's public universities. Roughly one in three degrees are in math, engineering, information technology, health and other science fields.

Designated a botanic garden, MU’s 1,262-acre main campus features more than 42,000 plants and trees and is an important outdoor laboratory for 10 academic programs. Many university buildings are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Popular media consistently call Columbia, Mo., one of America’s best places to live because of its excellent quality of life. Mizzou is by far the largest employer in the area with more than 13,000 full-time employees.

Citizens across the state connect with Mizzou by participating in Extension programs in every county, visiting MU Health Care specialists, competing in state competitions in MU facilities and cheering on the Missouri Tigers at athletic events. A member of the Southeastern Conference, Mizzou's NCAA Division I athletic program has 20 sports, many ranked in the top 25 nationally.

Careers at Mizzou

You've come to the right place to find your new career or to make the leap to the next level. Whether you are just starting out or a seasoned professional in your field, and no matter what kind of job you are looking for, chances are that we have the right opportunity for you.

Why? Because Mizzou is not just a world-renowned educational and research institution, The University of Missouri is also one of the biggest, most versatile employers in Columbia, MO. And we don't just have first-rate faculty and students, we have first-rate staff too! Whether you are a finance professional, a plumber, a research scientist, a preschool teacher, a food services worker, a custodian, a graphic designer, or a swimming coach, working at MU means you know you are a part of something big — you're making a difference in the world.

We have it all: challenging and engaging work, a wide variety of jobs to fit your career goals, great benefits, career development and training, work-life fit, beautiful surroundings, a rich tradition and history, a sense of community and belonging, and a proven commitment to diversity in the workplace.

Here are some resources to familiarize yourself with Columbia, Mo., if you are relocating to the area:

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