Utility Operator II

Assemble monotubes and unload and store nuclear reactor fuel elements.

What does an Utility Operator II do?

Assembles monotubes, unloads and stores nuclear reactor fuel elements, and decontaminates work area: Places fuel elements and spacers on rack of monotube loading machine in sequential order. Activates machine that automatically pushes fuel elements and spacers into monotubes. Moves filled monotubes to storage, using recharge machine. Removes tube caps from reactor wall openings and attaches connector to loaded monotube and adapter to reactor tube preparatory to charging-discharging operation, using handtools. Decontaminates work area, using brush, soap, and water. Places radiation exposed safety clothing in laundry bags for cleaning and stacks cleaned clothing on shelves.