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|Salary Range 24||$3195||$4883||$3347||$3506||$3672||$3857||$4039||$4232||$4434||$4654|
GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF CLASS
The SENIOR NUCLEAR REACTOR OPERATOR directs the activities of licensed nuclear reactor operators and participates in the operation of the Oregon State University TRIGA Reactor (OSTR), in accordance with U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (USNRC) facility licensing requirements.
This is the second level of a two-level series. Positions at this level require a greater depth of knowledge and responsibility in reactor use and safety and have greater autonomy in facility operation. At this level, additional responsibility for activities related to reactor theory, radioactive material handling, disposal, and hazards, reactor operating characteristics, fuel handling, core parameters, safety/emergency procedures, and administrative controls is necessary. This position has singular authority in assessing the safety of a proposed procedure and supervises installation of facility experiments using the reactor.
In addition to duties and responsibilities performed by the lower classification, positions at this level may do some or all of the activities listed below.
RELATIONSHIPS WITH OTHERS
Employees in this class have regular contact with OUS and visiting faculty members, as well as graduate and undergraduate students. Employees give demonstrations and training or answer questions about experiments and facility usage, discuss the nature of experiments and the desired/appropriate length and level of irradiation required; and verify reactor use approval.
Employees in this class also have contact with NRC staff performing facility inspections or giving operating examinations.
Employees in this class work under the general supervision of the Nuclear Reactor Supervisor. Assignments are received from the Supervisor based on the daily reactor operating schedule, long term reactor projects, and facility development needs. Work is also periodically reviewed by the Reactor Administrator and audited on a quarterly basis by the Reactor Operations Committee. Additional review occurs during biannual compliance inspections by state and federal regulatory agencies
Positions require the willingness to work within the environment associated with nuclear reactors. Tasks may involve stair climbing and occasional lifting or moving of lead bricks, concrete blocks, shipping containers, or other materials associated with a nuclear facility. Employees work with radioactive materials and wear appropriate protective equipment when necessary.