Collects and tests samples to monitor results of nuclear experiments and 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.