Location: Luckey, Ohio
Title: Junior Radiological Controls Technician
Schedule (FT/PT): Regular Full Time
Travel Required: No
Clearance: Ability to Obtain

Portage, Inc., is a technically diverse company providing consulting and project execution services to clients on their environmental, engineering, and infrastructure projects. Since its establishment in Idaho Falls in 1992, Portage has completed over $1.2 billion of projects focused primarily on investigations, remedial/response actions, and removal of radiological, hazardous, and toxic waste for federal, state, tribal, and local governments and private industry clients. Portage is ISO9001 certified and has an active NQA-1 compliant Quality Assurance Program. Portage is based in Idaho Falls, Idaho, with satellite offices throughout the country. On January 20, 2017, Portage, Inc., was acquired by North Wind Group.


Implement the day-to-day programmatic aspects of the Radiological Protection Plan under the supervision of a qualified RCT. Support generation of radiological data and reports. Support rad protection personnel in activities in compliance with written work plans, protocols, and procedures under the supervision of an RCT. May assume limited RCT responsibilities at the direction of line management (including cognizant rad protection Personnel). Perform such other duties and responsibilities as assigned.


    • Monitor job-site activities involving radioactivity to ensure compliance with applicable company and job-specific policies/procedures along with applicable government regulations.
    • Maintain and operate radiation measuring equipment; perform decontamination activities.
    • Provide radiological controls oversight of site remediation activities.
    • Interact daily with Health Physics management to report radiological issues.
    • Perform daily monitoring of radiological work, radiological surveying, soil sampling, air sampling, and evaluation, and aiding in the preparation of documents that support the transfer of materials and equipment for disposal or release.
    • Operate global positioning system equipment coupled with NaI detector and count rate meter. Perform gamma scanning surveys.
    • Operate bench-top detectors for alpha/beta analysis of swipes and air samples.
    • Provide radiological oversight and leadership for all crew personnel to ensure the highest radiological standards are kept.
    • Complete radiological monitoring survey reports.
    • Interpret radiological control requirements, participate in task scoping, and provide technical review of work documents.
    • Interface with customer radiological and operations management personnel concerning radiological issues.
    • Provide guidance for proper handling and documentation associated with radioactive material and sources.
    • Collect bulk samples for material characterization.

    Accountability and Authority:

    • Accountable and reports to Health Physics Technician Supervisor.
    • Accountable for quality of radiation surveys both in terms of measurement accuracy and in quality and completeness of written survey records.
    • Accountable for completing all Job Performance Measures within 90 days of job assignment.
    • Has authority to coach Radiological Workers on proper radiological work behavior.
    • Has authority to stop or pause work for unsafe or perceived unsafe conditions or practices.

    Education and Experience:

    • Six months experience in applied health physics.
    • Experience requirement may be satisfied by post graduate education – A.S. or B.S. degree in engineering, science or related field.
    • High school diploma or GED.

    Skills and Abilities:

    • Ability to perform basic mathematics.
    • Ability to stand, walk, kneel, and stoop for up to six hours per day.
    • Ability to wear a powered air purifying respirator.

    Special Requirements:

    • Must be able to work overtime as needed.


    • Bachelors or Associates degree from an accredited university or college, preferably in science, engineering, or technology.
    • Experience working at an environmental remediation site, preferably a USACE site.
    • Previous experience performing gamma scanning surveys.


    • Ability to stand, walk, kneel, and stoop for up to six hours per day. Ability to wear a powered air purifying respirator.


    • Outdoor working environment around drilling and excavating equipment.

      North Wind offers a competitive pay and benefits package to include health, life, and disability insurance benefits, 401(k) with company match, generous paid leave and tuition reimbursement for eligible employees. As a company, we are committed to employee wellness, professional development, and work-life balance. We value safety, reliability, and commitment to our people! For more information about our benefits or hiring philosophy, visit the North Wind Career Opportunities Page.

      Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The nature of those accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis. If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, or are limited in the ability or unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, you may contact our Helpline +1.208.528.8718 or use the Request for Reasonable Accommodation form to get assistance.

      North Wind is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, religion, or other legally protected status. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

      Proof of citizenship will be required as a condition of employment.

      Candidates may be required to obtain and hold a Secret or Higher US Government Clearance.