Jr. Radiation Surveyor (Term up to 6 months)

Sotera Health


The Junior Radiation Surveyor will provide technical Radiation Safety advice in support of Nordion’s activities in accordance with Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission regulations and Nordion’s site license. They will carry out or monitor radiation safety procedures and processes to provide a safe working environment. They are expected to carry out all on site aspects of the Radiation Surveyor duties.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provides radiation safety advice to all operation personnel, performs radiation and contamination surveys as requested and assures that Radiation Safety Procedures are practiced.
  • Performs Transport Index measurements on all outgoing shipments.
  • Conducts in house and external environmental monitoring including liquid and stack releases.
  • May be sent on off-site to provide assistance during, radiological surveys, decontamination and investigation of radiation incidents.
  • Will learn to operate MCA and be able to identify unknown contaminants.
  • Will learn to perform HEPA and charcoal filter testing.
  • Support Nordion’s Emergency Response program with respect to radiation safety support.


Normally Post-Secondary School Graduate (3 years) in a Science discipline plus 1-3 years relevant technical experience. Experience in a health & safety technical role is considered an asset.

Skills and Competencies

  • Must perform clear, concise communication with all levels of staff including Managers, technicians, contractors, and visitors.
  • Knowledge of radioactivity and radiation protection a definite asset.
  • Must have knowledge of basic chemistry.
  • Must be skilled in physics and mathematics to calculate radioactivity concentrations and radiation levels in all situations.
  • Must be able to inspire confidence, communicate clearly, work harmoniously with others and remain calm and objective in emergency situations.
  • Must be able to operate and interpret electronic instrumentation and assemble basic monitoring systems.

Additional Requirements

  • Required to wear a respirator, including SCBA gear.
  • May be required to work under unusual conditions of high airborne or loose contamination or elevated radiation fields.
  • Will escort first responders in the event of an emergency in the active area.
  • Expected to work overtime.
  • May be called during off hours to investigate a radiation alarm.

Training Required: Must complete all required training and certification as a Nuclear Energy Worker

The name Sotera Health was inspired by Soteria, the Greek goddess of safety, and reflects the Company’s unwavering commitment to its mission, Safeguarding Global Health®. Sotera Health Company is a leading global provider of mission-critical sterilization and lab testing and advisory services for the healthcare industry. With a combined tenure across our businesses of nearly 200 years and our industry recognized scientific and technological expertise, we help to ensure the safety of millions of patients and healthcare practitioners around the world every year. Across our 64 facilities worldwide, we have over 3,000 employees who are dedicated to safety and quality. We are a trusted partner to more than 5,800 customers in over 50 countries, including more than 40 of the top 50 medical device companies and 8 of the top 10 global pharmaceutical companies. 

Sotera Health goes to market through its three best-in-class businesses – Sterigenics®, Nordion® and Nelson Labs®. Sterigenics is a leading global provider of outsourced terminal sterilization and irradiation services for the medical device, pharmaceutical, food safety and advanced applications markets. Nordion is the leading global provider of Co-60 and gamma irradiators, which are key components to the gamma sterilization process. Nelson Labs is a global leader in outsourced microbiological and analytical chemistry testing and advisory services for the medical device and pharmaceutical industries. Learn more about Sotera Health at soterahealth.com. 

Nordion is a leading global provider of Cobalt-60 used in the sterilization and irradiation processes for the medical device, pharmaceutical, food safety, and high-performance materials industries, as well as in the treatment of cancer. Nordion supplies products to more than 40 countries around the world. Learn more about Nordion at www.nordion.com.

Safeguarding Global Health® – with every Cobalt-60 source we supply.

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