Nuclear Monitoring Technicians
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Also known as:
Nuclear Monitoring Technician, Nuclear Technician, Radiation Protection Technician, Radiochemical Technician
|Critical decision making||
|Level of responsibilities||
|Job challenge and pressure to meet deadlines||
|Dealing and handling conflict||
|Competition for this position||
|Communication with others||
|Work closely with team members, clients etc.||
|Comfort of the work setting||
|Exposure to extreme environmental conditions||
|Exposure to job hazards||
Inform supervisors when individual exposures or area radiation levels approach maximum permissible limits.
Provide initial response to abnormal events or to alarms from radiation monitoring equipment.
Decontaminate objects by cleaning with soap or solvents or by abrading with wire brushes, buffing wheels, or sandblasting machines.
Calculate safe radiation exposure times for personnel using plant contamination readings and prescribed safe levels of radiation.
Place radioactive waste, such as sweepings or broken sample bottles, into containers for shipping or disposal.
Set up equipment that automatically detects area radiation deviations and test detection equipment to ensure its accuracy.
Prepare reports describing contamination tests, material or equipment decontaminated, or methods used in decontamination processes.
Instruct personnel in radiation safety procedures and demonstrate use of protective clothing and equipment.
Monitor personnel to determine the amounts and intensities of radiation exposure.
Analyze samples, such as air or water samples, for contaminants or other elements.
Collect samples of air, water, gases, or solids to determine radioactivity levels of contamination.
|Documenting/Recording Information||Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.|
|Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates||Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.|
|Getting Information||Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.|
|Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings||Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems.|
|Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards||Using relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.|
|Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events||Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.|
|Processing Information||Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data.|
|Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge||Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.|
|Mathematics||Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.|
|Physics||Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes.|
|Public Safety and Security||Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.|
|Chemistry||Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods.|
|English Language||Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.|
|Computers and Electronics||Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.|
|Education and Training||Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.|
|Mechanical||Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.|
|Active Listening||Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.|
|Monitoring||Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.|
|Critical Thinking||Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.|
|Operation Monitoring||Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.|
|Reading Comprehension||Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.|
|Speaking||Talking to others to convey information effectively.|
|Judgment and Decision Making||Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.|
|Instructing||Teaching others how to do something.|