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Waste Management Engineer, Radio Active Material

Aliases: Radio Active Waste Technician

Industry/Sector(s): Power


JOB DESCRIPTION 1
The tasks a Waste Management Engineer, Radio Active Material is expected to perform include:
  • Designing, implementing and testing systems and procedures to reduce the volume and dispose of nuclear waste materials and contaminated objects
  • Identifying objects contaminated by exposure to radiation, such as trash, workers' clothing, tools and equipment
  • Analyzing samples of sludge and liquid effluents resulting from the operation of nuclear reactors to determine the level of radioactivity in the substances
  • Analyzing samples to determine the potential for the retention of radioactivity, using radioactivity counters and chemical and electronic analyzers
  • Referring to state and federal regulations and technical manuals, to determine the disposal method recommended for the prevention of leakage or absorption of radioactive waste
  • Comparing the costs of transporting waste to designated nuclear waste disposal sites versus reducing the volume of waste and storing the waste on the plant site
  • Conferring with different people to discuss alternatives, to treat waste, and to choose the most suitable plan on the basis of safety, efficiency and cost-effectiveness
  • Designing and drawing plans for systems to reduce the volume of waste by solidification, compaction or incineration
  • Overseeing the construction, testing and implementation of waste disposal systems
  • Developing plans for the modification of operating procedures to reduce the volume and radioactive level of effluents
  • Writing manuals to instruct workers of changes in work procedures
  • Advising management on the selection of lands suitable for nuclear waste disposal 
WORK ENVIRONMENT 1
  • It is not a desk job
  • Need not handle a team
  • Local travelling is not a part of this job role
  • Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available
  • Work from home option is not available
Working hours
  • Companies usually work for 5/6 days a week and 8/9 hours everyday. This may vary from company to company
  • Shift system maybe available
Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

No

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING 4

Minimum – B. Tech in Nuclear Physics

KEY COMPETENCIES 1
  • In-depth knowledge of the safety measures to be followed around radioactive substances
  • Ability to control and prevent any kind of radioactive leak in the plant
  • Skilled in monitoring radiation levels
  • Ability to write technical reports in a structured manner 
  • In-depth knowledge of practices used to dispose of radioactive waste
  • Ability to handle the relevant tools and equipment for analyzing the radioactive waste
  • Knowledge of the relevant disciplines in chemical or physical sciences, nuclear, mining, or civil engineering, environmental or geosciences and their application to RWM in general and radioactive waste disposal in particular
  • Knowledge of predisposal technologies and their interfaces to radioactive waste disposal
  • Familiar with state and federal guidelines regarding nuclear waste and contamination
DESIRABLE COMPETENCIES 4

Not Applicable

AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING AND LEARNING INSTITUTES 5

Government and private institutes across India

AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING SCHEMES/SCHOLARSHIPS 

Coming soon

SAMPLE OF TRAINING AND LEARNING COURSES 

http://www.srmuniv.ac.in/sites/default/files/files/btech-ne-2010(1).pdf

CAREER PROGRESSION PATH 1

Junior Engineer → Waste Management Engineer, Radio Active Material → Senior Engineer → Chief Engineer

Transfer option
  • India: Yes
  • Abroad: Yes
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EXPECTED EARNINGS 4
  • For freshers - ₹ 16,000 to ₹ 39,000 per month
(These figures are indicative and subject to change)
REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE 4

Not required

PROBABLE EMPLOYERS 
  • Nuclear power plants
  • Nuclear research centres
KEYWORDS 
  • Waste Management Engineer, Radio Active Material
  • Radio Active Waste Technician
OCCUPATIONAL CODES AND STANDARDS 
Standard Code Description
NCO 2015 2143.0400 Waste Management Engineer, Radio Active Material
ISCO 2008 2143 Environmental Engineers
NIC 2008 38222 Treatment, disposal and storage of radioactive nuclear waste
QP Reference NA NA
NSQF NA NA
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