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Organization:    Ministry of Labour
Division:    Radiation Protection and Monitoring Services
City:    Etobicoke
Job Term:    1 Permanent
Job Code:    16055 - Technologist 3, Chemical Lab
Salary:    $1,135.69 - $1,343.30 Per Week*
Posting Status:    Open
Job ID:    52176
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Do you know that nuclear power meets more than 50% of Ontario's electricity needs? Not only is nuclear power cost effective, it produces little of the emissions that lead to smog, acid rain or global warming. If you want to play a role in ensuring that the public and the environment are protected from radioactive emissions and support the future of electricity, consider this opportunity to apply your knowledge of radiochemistry, laboratory and field testing procedures.

What can I expect to do in this role?

You will:
• perform complex radiochemical analysis in the laboratory and in the field
• apply manual and automated analytical systems to a wide variety of media (e.g. air particulate in filters, water, foodstuffs)
• record details of sample preparation and methods
• interpret unusual results (where large deviations from expected results exist) and submit analysis of results and reports
• prepare radioactive standards for instrument calibration
• plot calibrations and instrument control parameters
• conduct field and sampling measurements
• train staff on how to operate new instrumentation, sampling procedures and analytical techniques

How do I qualify?

• You have a valid driver's licence (Ontario Class G) to travel to nuclear power plants across the province

Technical Knowledge
• you have demonstrated knowledge of established and new laboratory and field testing procedures, standards, and techniques
• you have demonstrated ability to maintain and repair field equipment
• you know the scientific principles and practices of test procedures, protocols, methods, and analytical methods
• you have experience conducting radiochemistry tests on different media (e.g. air particulate on filters, water, foodstuffs)
• you have knowledge of chemistry, radiochemistry, and advanced mathematics
• you have experience setting-up, operating, and maintaining manual and automated lab equipment (e.g. gas flow counters, liquid scintillation counters, gamma spectrometers)
• you have working knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act
• you can determine potential or actual danger to health or safety in the workplace (e.g. handling dangerous goods)

Research, Analysis, and Problem-Solving Skills
• you can determine the most effective procedures, standards, and techniques to conduct tests and analyze results
• you can evaluate options and results against quality control criteria
• you can determine appropriate use of equipment and application of scientific methods
• you can develop new steps in laboratory procedures to yield desired information

Communication Skills
• you can write accurately and clearly to record data on test findings, testing methods, and quality control measures
• you can document new or revised laboratory quality control steps and methods
• you can communicate technical concepts (e.g. techniques, test findings) in plain language to Ministry staff and stakeholders
• you can train staff in operation of new instrumentation, sampling procedures, and analytical techniques

Additional information:

  • 1 Permanent, 81a Resources Rd, Etobicoke, Toronto Region
Compensation Group:   Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Schedule:   3.7
Category:   Science and Engineering
Posted on:   Wednesday, March 6, 2013
  • T-LB-52176/13

    The minimum salary rates identified in this posting are subject to revision as a result of the recently agreed to OPSEU collective agreement covering the period of January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2014.
All external applicants (including former employees of the Ontario Public Service) applying to a competition in a ministry or Commission public body must disclose (either in the cover letter or resume) previous employment with the Ontario Public Service. Disclosure must include positions held, dates of employment and any active restrictions as applicable from being rehired by the Ontario Public Service. Active restrictions can include time and/or ministry-specific restrictions currently in force, and may preclude a former employee from being offered a position with the Ontario Public Service for a specific time period (e.g. one year), or from being offered a position with a specific ministry (either for a pre-determined time period or indefinitely). The circumstances around an employee's exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment.
Remember: The deadline to apply is Wednesday, March 27, 2013 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

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*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
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