2024 Winter Health and Safety Student(8 months)

Job details

Job type: Full-time
Application Details: Cover letter

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories is bringing together the finest minds to form a diverse, vibrant, and dynamic workforce culture energized by the innovative capacity of students, new graduates and mid-career professionals, underpinned by senior world-renowned experts. We hire numerous students each semester from colleges and universities to support our research and perform other assignments. If you are looking for interesting and challenging work this winter then keep reading, and if you meet the requirements of this role, apply today.

Department: Occupational Health and Safety
Number of Positions: 1
Duration: 8 Months
Discipline: Occupational Health and Safety, Engineering (primarily mechanical, civil, or chemical)
Year of study: 3rd Year or higher
Location: Chalk River, ON
All students applying for student positions at CNL must be returning to full-time studies upon completion of their work term. Exceptions will be made for students who require a work term in order to graduate.
Students must submit a resume, cover letter and copy of an up-to-date transcript by the posting close date of 20 August 2023 to ensure consideration for student employment in the first round of interviews.
The employment period generally runs from the beginning of January until April 2024.

The Safety, Security & Emergency Preparedness Department at the Historic Waste Program Management Office of CNL provides direct safety expertise to our offices and wastewater treatment plants (WWTP) as well as contractor safety oversight for Canada’s largest environmental remediation currently underway in the Municipalities of Port Hope and Port Granby.

The student in this position will have an opportunity to participate in safety inspections and audits of large, civil construction projects as well as small-scale remediation, and work within two separate wastewater treatment plants. He/she will be working with experienced safety professionals with a large variety of previous experience which will allow them to grow their skills in this field

What you will be doing!:

  • Perform basic industrial hygiene testing and sampling under the guide of a CIH
  • Prepare reports on activities as required
  • Complete Job Hazard Assessments
  • Develop and deliver safety presentations
  • Conduct safety inspections and oversight visits at various workplaces
  • Track and monitor inspection and observations utilizing various spreadsheets and custom software
  • Gather Occupational Health and Safety data through interviews and/or field observation
  • Update procedures and program documents
  • Other duties as assigned

What we are looking for:

  • Security clearance eligibility required: Reliability Status with Site Access Security Clearance (SASC), which has a minimum requirement of 3 years of verifiable history in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, United States and/or the United Kingdom.
  • Applicants should be near the end of their program in Occupational Health and Safety or related majors, preferably with some prior work experience in the environmental remediation field.
  • Excellent knowledge of health and safety regulations and fundamentals is an asset
  • Some knowledge of industrial hygiene sampling and equipment would be beneficial
  • Good communications skills are essential as are interpersonal skills
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office applications also needed

Are you in this field / program?

  • Occupational Health and Safety, Engineering (primarily mechanical, civil or chemical)

To be eligible for CNL Co Op student employment, you must be:

  • Enrolled to return to a post-secondary institution (college or university) in the following semester
  • Available to work from January until August 2024
  • Legally eligible to work in Canada in accordance with Canadian Immigration laws
  • Must be able to successfully obtain and maintain a security clearance and reliability check

Why CNL?

Does working with a team across Canada to advance nuclear science and technology for a clean and secure world speak to you? We’re reinventing ourselves to be the pace setters, so we can lead the charge in solving the problems that matter, like building the next generation of clean nuclear and hydrogen energy solutions, developing new and better-targeted cancer treatments, and continuing to lead the world in environmental remediation.

Do Our Priorities Resonate with You?

  • Clean energy for today and tomorrow.
  • Restore and protect the Environment.
  • Contribute to the health of Canadians.

CNL is committed to providing an atmosphere free from barriers that promotes equity, diversity and inclusion in achieving our mission. CNL welcomes and celebrates employees, stakeholders and partners of all racial, cultural, and ethnic identities.

CNL also supports a workplace environment and a corporate culture that is built on our Core Values: Respect, Teamwork, Accountability, Safety, Integrity and Excellence which encourage equitable employment practices and career prospects inclusive of accommodations for all employees.

CNL is committed to being an equal-opportunity employer. If you require accommodation measures during any phase of the hiring process, please indicate via our ATS when applying. All information received in relation to accommodation requests will be kept confidential.


CNL’s Chalk River laboratory is nestled in the Ottawa Valley and affords our employees an area that is environmentally pristine with extensive forests, hills and numerous small lakes, all of which support a variety of wildlife typical to the southern edge of the Canadian Shield. Many surrounding towns, such as Pembroke, Petawawa and Deep River provide you with unparalleled outdoor adventures at your doorstep! In fact, Deep River was named as the fourth best place to live in Canada in a recent ranking by movingwaldo.com.

The Chalk River Laboratories site is located on the unceded and unsurrendered territory of the Algonquin Anishinaabe people. As an organization, CNL recognizes and appreciates their historic connection to this place. CNL also recognizes the contributions that First Nations, Métis, Inuit and other Indigenous Peoples have made, both in shaping and strengthening this community in particular, and this province and country as a whole.