Radiation Therapy Equipment Service Specialist (ACB)



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Edmonton, Alberta


The Radiation Therapy Equipment Service Specialist is a member of the Medical Physics team responsible for managing the life cycle of medical radiation therapy systems and quality control equipment at the Cross Cancer Institute in Edmonton. Team members are committed to excellence and take pride in providing superior service for this complex and highly specialized equipment.

Radiation Therapy equipment at the Cross Cancer Institute includes:
- seven Varian linear accelerators (Clinac & TrueBeam with OBI and 120Leaf MLC)
- one Accuray TomoTherapy machine
- one XStrahl orthovoltage unit (to be installed later in 2015)
- two Philips Brilliance Big Bore CT-simulators
- Nucletron microSelectron v3 digital HDR
- Nucletron microSelectron v3 digital PDR (x2)

The Radiation Therapy Equipment Service Specialist is a professional with at least 7 years of appropriate experience, extensive training, and has superior troubleshooting and problem solving skills. The RT Equipment Service Specialist provides primary in-house service by performing expert level work in troubleshooting, diagnosing software and hardware problems, and resolving routine maintenance and engineering issues.

Responsibilities include preventive maintenance, servicing, maintaining, repairing, installing, decommissioning, calibrating, troubleshooting, and ensuring the safety of equipment and systems used for radiation therapy.

Activities include part sourcing and purchasing, system fault analysis and component level troubleshooting, and may require small-scale circuit design, performing trend analysis using complex and often novel data gathering methods to assess performance deterioration of complex systems.


Applicants must have:
- A minimum of 7 years of full service experience with radiation therapy and related quality control equipment.
- In-depth knowledge of PLC, analog and digital electronic circuitry, and thorough understanding of electronic and electro-mechanical devices.
- Ability to read and understand multi-level electronic schematic drawings.
- Solid computer skills including maintenance and management of complex computer based systems, computer networks, and software.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication (both verbal and written) skills. Must be able to deal effectively with all members of multidisciplinary healthcare and scientific teams, as well as vendor and parts personnel.
- Superior service and troubleshooting skills:
- ability to resolve the most difficult equipment and system problems, sometimes with minimal assistance from the vendor or manufacturer
- highly motivated and a self-starter
- keen observation skills and strong deductive reasoning
- very high attention to detail and quality of workmanship
- extremely dedicated and conscientious with a proven ability to get desired results
- ability to efficiently prioritize work-flow issues and problems
- ability to perform under significant pressure to bring equipment back to operation
- meticulous, safety conscious and a strong commitment to quality

- A strong work ethic, ability to work independently and as an effective team member.
- Good organizational skills and ability to meet competing priorities.
- Completed electronics technology, biomedical technology, electronics engineering technology or instrumentation engineering technology diploma program from a recognized institution.

In addition:
- Relevant design experience is an asset.
- Membership and/or certification with the Alberta Society of Engineering Technologists is an asset.
- Previous authorization to service CNSC Class II Nuclear devices is desirable

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fulltime - Hours Per Shift: 7.75 Length of Shift Cycle: 2 Shift Per Cycle: 10 Shift: Days Days Off: Saturday/Sunday


Minimum: 41.52 per hour Maximum: 53.59 per hour


Notes to Applicants:
- Please provide details of your training and equipment expertise.
- This position is designated as a Radiation Worker/Nuclear Energy Worker. Required training will be provided as part of new staff orientation.
- This position falls within the scope of the Health Sciences Association of Alberta (HSAA).
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