Collects and tests samples to monitor the results of nuclear experiments and measure contamination of humans, facilities, and environment.
This career is part of the Manufacturing cluster Manufacturing Production Process Development pathway.
A person in this career:
- Briefs workers on radiation levels in work areas.
- Calculates safe radiation exposure times for personnel using plant contamination readings and prescribed safe levels of radiation.
- Monitors personnel to determine the amounts and intensities of radiation exposure.
- Informs supervisors when individual exposures or area radiation levels approach maximum permissible limits.
- Provides initial response to abnormal events or to alarms from radiation monitoring equipment.
- Determines intensities and types of radiation in work areas, equipment, or materials, using radiation detectors or other instruments.
- Instructs personnel in radiation safety procedures and demonstrates use of protective clothing and equipment.
- Collects samples of air, water, gases, or solids to determine radioactivity levels of contamination.
- Analyzes samples, such as air or water samples, for contaminants or other elements.
- Determines or recommends radioactive decontamination procedures, according to the size and nature of equipment and the degree of contamination.