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Collect and test samples to monitor results of nuclear experiments and contamination of humans, facilities, and environment.
 Tools & Technology
 Tools used in this occupation:
 
  • Dosimeters
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  • Beta gauge measuring systems
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  • Industrial nucleonic moisture measuring systems
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  • Cryostats
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  • Liquid scintillation counters
  •  Technology used in this occupation:
     
  • Analytical or scientific software
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  • Word processing software
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  • Spreadsheet software
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  • Office suite software
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  • Electronic mail software
  •  Tasks
     
  • Calculate safe radiation exposure times for personnel using plant contamination readings and prescribed safe levels of radiation.
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  • Provide initial response to abnormal events or to alarms from radiation monitoring equipment.
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  • Monitor personnel to determine the amounts and intensities of radiation exposure.
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  • Inform supervisors when individual exposures or area radiation levels approach maximum permissible limits.
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  • Instruct personnel in radiation safety procedures and demonstrate use of protective clothing and equipment.
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  • Determine intensities and types of radiation in work areas, equipment, or materials, using radiation detectors or other instruments.
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  • Collect samples of air, water, gases, or solids to determine radioactivity levels of contamination.
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  • Set up equipment that automatically detects area radiation deviations and test detection equipment to ensure its accuracy.
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  • Determine or recommend radioactive decontamination procedures, according to the size and nature of equipment and the degree of contamination.
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  • Decontaminate objects by cleaning with soap or solvents or by abrading with wire brushes, buffing wheels, or sandblasting machines.
  •  Skills
     
  • 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.
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  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
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  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
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  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
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  • Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
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  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
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  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
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  • Instructing - Teaching others how to do something.
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  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
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  • Mathematics - Using mathematics to solve problems.
  •  Knowledge
     
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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 m
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  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
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  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
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  • 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.
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  • Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
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  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
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  • Law and Government - Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
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      Education:   Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.
      Related Experience:   Previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required for these occupations. For example, an electrician must have completed three or four years of apprenticeship or several years of vocational training, and often must have passed a licensing exam, in order to perform the job.
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     Wage Information
     
    Region Average Entry Level  Mid-Range 
    Annual  Hourly 
    Statewide $77,042.00 $37.04  $16.68  $15.55 - $50.29 
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