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Nuclear Monitoring Technicians
District Of Columbia

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Collect and test samples to monitor results of nuclear experiments and contamination of humans, facilities, and environment.

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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

  • Brief workers on radiation levels in work areas.
  • Calculate safe radiation exposure times for personnel using plant contamination readings and prescribed safe levels of radiation.
  • Monitor personnel to determine the amounts and intensities of radiation exposure.
  • 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.
  • Determine intensities and types of radiation in work areas, equipment, or materials, using radiation detectors or other instruments.
  • Instruct personnel in radiation safety procedures and demonstrate use of protective clothing and equipment.
  • Collect samples of air, water, gases, or solids to determine radioactivity levels of contamination.
  • Analyze samples, such as air or water samples, for contaminants or other elements.
  • Enter data into computers to record characteristics of nuclear events or to locate coordinates of particles.

tools & technology


Tools:
  • Dosimeters
  • Gamma counters
  • Radiation detectors
  • Respirators
  • Spectrometers

Technology:
  • Analytical or scientific software
  • Electronic mail software
  • Office suite software
  • Spreadsheet software
  • Word processing software

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