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Nuclear Power Reactor Operators
District Of Columbia

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Operate or control nuclear reactors. Move control rods, start and stop equipment, monitor and adjust controls, and record data in logs. Implement emergency procedures when needed. May respond to abnormalities, determine cause, and recommend corrective action.

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typical training

Typical education needed for entry: High school diploma or equivalent

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

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

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typical job duties

  • Adjust controls to position rod and to regulate flux level, reactor period, coolant temperature, or rate of power flow, following standard procedures.
  • Implement operational procedures, such as those controlling start-up or shut-down activities.
  • Respond to system or unit abnormalities, diagnosing the cause, and recommending or taking corrective action.
  • Monitor all systems for normal running conditions, performing activities such as checking gauges to assess output or the effects of generator loading on other equipment.
  • Direct reactor operators in emergency situations, in accordance with emergency operating procedures.
  • Note malfunctions of equipment, instruments, or controls and report these conditions to supervisors.
  • Record operating data, such as the results of surveillance tests.
  • Dispatch orders or instructions to personnel through radiotelephone or intercommunication systems to coordinate auxiliary equipment operation.
  • Monitor or operate boilers, turbines, wells, or auxiliary power plant equipment.
  • Authorize maintenance activities on units or changes in equipment or system operational status.

tools & technology


Tools:
  • Air samplers or collectors
  • Dosimeters
  • Generator control or protection panels
  • Nuclear reactor control rod systems
  • Radiation detectors

Technology:
  • Data base user interface and query software
  • Spreadsheet software

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