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Nuclear Equipment Operation Technicians
District Of Columbia

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Operate equipment used for the release, control, or utilization of nuclear energy to assist scientists in laboratory or production activities.

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typical training

Typical education needed for entry: Associate's degree

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: Moderate-term on-the-job training

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typical job duties

  • Follow policies and procedures for radiation workers to ensure personnel safety.
  • Monitor instruments, gauges, and recording devices in control rooms during operation of equipment, under direction of nuclear experimenters.
  • Modify, devise, and maintain equipment used in operations.
  • Perform testing, maintenance, repair, or upgrading of accelerator systems.
  • Warn maintenance workers of radiation hazards and direct workers to vacate hazardous areas.
  • Submit computations to supervisors for review.
  • Calculate equipment operating factors, such as radiation times, dosages, temperatures, gamma intensities, or pressures, using standard formulas and conversion tables.

tools & technology

  • Frequency analyzers
  • Gamma counters
  • Radiation detectors
  • Respirators
  • Ultrasonic examination equipment

  • Data base user interface and query software
  • Spreadsheet software

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