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GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF CLASS
The NUCLEAR REACTOR OPERATOR starts up, operates, shuts down, and conducts maintenance and surveillance checks on Oregon State University's TRIGA Mark II one megawatt nuclear reactor.
This is a single classification and not currently part of a series of classes.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
RELATIONSHIP WITH OTHERS
Employees in this class have regular in-person contact with international and American faculty members and students to instruct them in the safe operation of the reactor; to discuss the nature of an experiment and the desired/appropriate length and level of irradiation required; and to verify approval to use the reactor.
Until licensed by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (USNRC) and certified by the OSU Reactor Operations Committee, the employee works under the close supervision of the Nuclear Reactor Supervisor. Thereafter, the employee works under general supervision. Daily operating assignments are received from the supervisor in the form of scheduled activities, with the employee expected to perform duties in accordance with rules and regulations of the USNRC (Title 10), Oregon Department of Energy, Radiation Control Section of the State Health Division, and the OSU Reactor Operations Committee. Work is reviewed upon completion by the supervisor for conformance to all rules and regulations and by the USNRC during unannounced inspections for conformance to NRC operating rules and regulations.
Positions require the willingness to work with the environment associated with the position's location and a willingness to occasionally lift and move lead bricks and concrete blocks weighing up to 100 pounds.
One of the following: college-level, vocational, or military courses in Reactor Operations and Principles, Electronics, and/or Radiological Health and Safety; OR a satisfactory combination of on-the-job training and experience; AND must be able to obtain a Nuclear Regulatory Commission Reactor Operator's license for the specific reactor within 12 months of appointment.
NOTE: The training and experience must clearly show: knowledge of nuclear reactor theory; knowledge of general reactor operating characteristics; knowledge of math sufficient to calculate algebraic formulas; knowledge of radiological safety principles and procedures; and skill using mechanical equipment and hand tools.