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(Contractor) Reclamation Technician

Date:  Jan 25, 2023

Maryland Heights, MO, United States

About Curium

Curium is the world’s largest nuclear medicine company with more than a century of industry experience. We develop, manufacture and distribute world-class radiopharmaceutical products to help patients around the globe. Our proven heritage combined with a pioneering approach are the hallmarks to deliver innovation, excellence and unparalleled service.


With manufacturing facilities across Europe and the United States, Curium delivers SPECT, PET and therapeutic radiopharmaceutical solutions for life-threatening diseases to over 14 million patients annually. The name ‘Curium’ honors the legacy of pioneering radioactive researchers Marie and Pierre Curie, after whom the radioactive element curium was named and emphasizes our focus on nuclear medicine. The tagline ‘Life Forward’ represents our commitment to securing a brighter future for all those we serve: An enhanced quality of care for our patients. A trusted partner to our customers. A supportive employer to our valued team.


Summary of Position

This position performs all tasks, routine and non-routine, associated with the reclamation of generator and small-piece lead safe components. The position supports the manufacture of radioactive products, especially generators, by supplying production teams with packaging supplies to assemble the products.


Work Schedule: Monday through Friday 5:00am – 1:30pm (start and end times may change)
Weekend and off shift overtime as needed

Essential Functions

  • Ensure a safe and quality working environment through training, awareness, and compliance to safety guidelines, SOP’s and FDA regulations.
  • Responsible for following detailed instructions and communicating effectively, both written and verbally. 
  • Must be able to prioritize work tasks to meet Manufacturing requirements.
  • Disassemble returned products to recycle reusable materials, deface used labels and markings for unused or returned products and perform quality control verification on returned recycled materials.
  • Reclaim depleted uranium and lead generators.
  • Reclaim small piece lead safes.
  • Receive and track depleted uranium generators using computer program and scanning equipment.
  • Manage, as sharps, needle valve assemblies and prepare for off-site shipment.
  • Ability to use various pieces of equipment to detect radiation dose rates and contamination levels.
  • Perform loose contamination surveys on all incoming returned generator safes.
  • Perform free release dumpster surveys.
  • Responsibilities also include the ability to lift, reach, pull, and squat as needed, according to warehouse demands. 
  • Ability to work unsupervised.


  • High school diploma or equivalent required; Associate’s Degree preferred.
  • Fork truck and lift equipment experience is preferred, but not required.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Customer service oriented.
  • Willing to work overtime with short notice; may be called in on weekends or asked to stay late to meet production requirements.  
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Accurate keypunching and computer skills.
  • Highly motivated/dependable individual who is able to work under pressure with minimal supervision.
  • Able to get along with work with a diverse workforce.


Working Conditions:

  • Willingness to work with and around radioactive materials while requiring all employees to participate in safety programs designed to minimize potential and/or actual exposure levels.
  • Willing to work around and with various hazardous materials including but not limited to: flammables, corrosives, and acids. 
  • Candidate must be willing to wear a variety of personnel protective equipment. 
  • Must possess good hand-eye coordination and be able to stand for long periods of time as required by warehousing demands.
  • Responsibilities also include the ability to lift up to 70 lbs, walk, bend, stoop, push, pull, reach and climb stairs with or without accommodation. 
  • May be subjected to extreme heat and cold while working in warehouse or outside on dock area.
  • May be subjected to dust, dirt, odors, and irritants in the performance of job duties.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position.


Equal Opportunity Employer

Curium is an equal opportunity employer and believes everyone deserves respect, dignity and equality.  All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.


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