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Health Physics Surveyor

Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO)

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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Job Posted: 04/10/2017

Job Category:

HR & Recruitment / Occupational Health and Safety

Job description:

Health Physics Surveyor

  • Ongoing | Full Time | $59k - $77k +15.4% super
  • Sutherland Shire | Work-life balance | Health & Wellbeing Programs
  • Join a dynamic team that contributes & endeavours to enhance the Safety Culture particularly Radiation Protection to ANSTO & its partners.


The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) is home to Australia’s nuclear science and technical expertise. More than 1000 scientists, engineers and experts work at ANSTO and use nuclear science and technology to answer the big questions in the world around us – improving health outcomes, increasing our understanding of the environment and climate change and identifying new opportunities for Australian industry.

We operate much of our country’s landmark science facilities including one of the world’s most modern nuclear research reactors (OPAL). Importantly, ANSTO is helping to improve our health with one in two Australians benefitting from the nuclear medicines produced using the OPAL research reactor while being treated for serious illnesses such as heart disease and cancer.

About the position

The Health Physics Surveyor provides hands-on safety advice and monitoring services to a range of operational areas to ensure the safety of staff and compliance with ANSTO’s Occupational Health and Safety Standards and Practices, and compliance with regulatory requirements.

The Health Physics Surveyor reports to the Leader, Health Physics Surveyor with a dotted line to a Radiation Protection Adviser and acts as part of a radiation protection team to all areas of ANSTO operations.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Monitor and measure radiation levels and advise on radiological hazards, provide ventilation safety advice, logging information to ensure QA compliance
  • Exercise sound judgement in providing advice on the suspension of work on safety & radiological conditions until further measurement and/or advice is sought to ensure the safety of ANSTO workers and the environment
  • Provide advice to different levels of personnel on the most effective practical radiation protection measures to be taken across a large, varied range of situations. This advice is based on defined policy and procedures within a set range of parameters
  • Deliver basic radiation safety training to other ANSTO staff, including trainee safety officers and describe work procedures to non-ANSTO visitors

Skills and Experience

  • Tertiary qualifications (commonly Trade certificate) in relevant engineering or science discipline or relevant ANSTO experience
  • Knowledge of radiation measurement methods
  • Organisational skills and meticulous approach to work with the ability to plan and organise tasks effectively for self
"The ideal candidate will possess strong technical and communication skills, be flexible & tolerant to the ever-changing operational requirements of the organisation and have a solid safety focus. You will be required to display initiative, self-motivation and exercise sound judgment in order to make recommendations that will achieve effective and quality outcomes".
John Saratsopoulos, Leader Health Physics Surveyors

Why join ANSTO?

ANSTO employees are passionate about what they do. We enjoy being part of an organisation making a difference in the lives of Australians.

We support and reward our employees through eligibility for:

  • Training, development and mentoring opportunities
  • Performance based salary increases
  • Work-life balance with generous leave entitlements and flexible conditions

Located in the Sutherland Shire, we have free onsite parking, a swimming pool, health and wellbeing programs and an onsite café.

If you want to join a world class organisation that’s making a difference in the lives of Australians, apply now!

TO APPLY and view the Position Information Package please visit and follow the links to the Current Vacancies page.

For further technical information relating to this position please refer to the Position Information Package or contact John Saratsopoulos on (02 97179752).For all other queries please contact the HR Shared Services Team on +61 (02) 9717 3111.

To be eligible for appointment, applicants will require a security and pre-employment medical assessment.

All applicants must be Australian citizens.

Applications must be submitted on-line via our website.

ANSTO is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Applications close: 18th October 2017