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20181, 20192 Environmental Technologist

Company: Canadian Nuclear Laboratories
Location : Port Hope,ON
Job Description

The Environmental Technologist will conduct all aspects of environmental sampling in support of the Biophysical Effects Monitoring Plan, the Environmental Management and Protection Plan and other PHAI MO project support activities, which includes the following:

  • Assisting in preparing the Environmental Monitoring Plans and sampling campaigns.
  • Preparing procedural documents for the operational aspects of the program and inspecting incoming shipments from suppliers (consumables and equipment).
  • Colleting field measurements using a variety of instrumentation, such as noise meters and water quality meters; collecting samples and maintaining accurate/complete records in accordance with prescribed processes and plan; collection, tracking, preparation and analysis of samples for radiological and non-radiological parameters.
  • Preparation of samples for analysis by other CNL Branches and off-site laboratories and perform laboratory work with minimal supervision as required.
  • Downloading data from the instrumentation and preparing data for analysis.
  • Preparing and coordinating the shipment of samples to a contract laboratory for analysis.
  • Managing the periodic calibration of instrumentation to ensure steady availability.
  • Maintaining inventory of equipment and consumables.
  • Performing complete analysis of environmental datasets to assist in periodic reporting to stakeholders.
  • Preparing technical reports relating to own discipline. 
  • Working safely with field and laboratory instruments and applying known or developing new techniques.
  • Production and maintenance of detailed records related to measurements and analytical results for field and laboratory work.
  • Perform other related duties, as assigned.
  • The Environmental Technologist will also provide EA follow-up monitoring and verification for the Socio-economic Effects Management Monitoring Plan.
  • Integral to all of the above activities will be the need to work as part of a team and provide the public with general information of the project.
  • A degree or diploma from a recognized institute of environmental, geography, science, or its equivalent in experience, additional education and/or recognized training.
  • A valid Ontario class “G” (or equivalent) driver’s license and a valid Pleasure Craft Operator Card.
  • 1-3 years’ experience in environmental field work and sample collection techniques, including air, noise, groundwater, surface water, sediment and soil.  Other work experiences should include installation, calibration, and maintenance of sampling equipment.
  • Demonstrated the ability to advance their knowledge of theory, principals, and new processes that may be necessary to successfully complete the EA Follow-up program requirements.
  • The ability to carry out routine and non-routine assignments.
  • The ability to work effectively, and maintain good working relationship with other team members.
  • A safety first attitude with good judgment and questioning attitude.
  • The ability to perform duties independently, when necessary, with minimum supervision.
  • Other outdoor skills and experiences such as operation of GPS systems and knowledge of maps, operation of other equipment such as hand held tools.