Nuclear Monitoring Technicians


Collect and test samples to monitor results of nuclear experiments and contamination of humans, facilities, and environment.
Also called: Health Physics Technician (HP Technician), Radiation Protection Specialist (RP Specialist), Radiation Protection Technician (RP Technician), Radiochemical Technician

Knowledge:

    Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
  • physics
    Safety and Government
  • public safety and security
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
    Engineering and Technology
  • computers and electronics

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
    Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
    Attention
  • pay attention to something without being distracted
  • do two or more things at the same time
    Visual Understanding
  • quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Attention to Detail
  • Integrity
  • Dependability
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Self Control

Technology:

    Analytical or scientific software
  • Gamma waste assay system GWAS
  • Radiological assessment display and control system RADACS
    Operating system software
  • Microsoft Windows
  • Microsoft Windows Server
    Industrial control software
  • Supervisory control and data acquisition SCADA software
  • Wonderware InTouch

Education:

    associate's degree
    high school diploma/GED
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