- Radiological Systems Maintenance Technician
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This is specialized technical work in the field of radiological instrument use, maintenance and calibration in the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency.
An employee in this class operates, maintains, calibrates and repairs all emergency management civil defense type electronic instrumentation used throughout the state for radiological monitoring purposes. Work involves major and minor repair of all types of instruments, use of electronic test equipment and the operation of calibrators. Work also involves extensive travel throughout the state in the placement and exchange of radiological monitoring kits assigned to local jurisdictions. Work is performed under the general supervision of a technical superior.
Plans trips, make advance contacts, prepares radiation detection kits, places and exchanges kits in assigned areas as scheduled.
Operates, maintains and calibrates all emergency management type radiological monitoring instrumentation utilized for radiation monitoring.
Repairs and retrofits, if necessary, electronic equipment used in radiation monitoring.
Provides technical assistance to local radiological monitors in the care and use of radiological monitoring instruments.
Assists in the weekly scheduling of work activities.
Completes travel requests, trip reports, expense accounts, time sheets, radiological monitoring kit exchange records, and other required recordkeeping.
Performs other related work as assigned.
(The following minimum qualifications will determine merit system eligibility. Allowable experience and education substitutions are provided in italics below the corresponding minimum qualification statement. These minimum qualifications may also be used to evaluate applicants for Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System positions not requiring selection from merit registers.)
Two years of experience in the field of general electronics repair of which at least one year must have involved the maintenance and repair of radiological instruments; and possession of a high school diploma or proof of high school equivalency. (Post-secondary training in electronics may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required general experience.)
Ability to obtain a Nuclear Regulatory Commission by-product material license for use of enclosed self-shielded type calibrators prior to regular appointment.
Working knowledge of radioactive source handling techniques, instrumentation, radiation safety and personnel protection and exposure regulations.
Working knowledge of basic electronics principles and circuits.
Working knowledge of basic mathematics and physical sciences.
Working knowledge of established practices, techniques and procedures in handling and using radioactive material in the testing and calibrating of radiological instruments.
Skill in the use of instrument equipment, CDV-794 calibrator and other appropriate electronic equipment used for instrument repair.
Skill in the use of mechanic's and electrician's hand tools.
Ability to maintain and calibrate radiological instruments.
Ability to read and interpret schematics and circuit diagrams.