Selection of Personnel for Reactor Operator Training

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Over the past six years, the hiring practices of the Reactor Operations Division of Argonne National Laboratory have been conducted to determine the highest level of personnel who would be willing to remain in the position of reactor operator. We have discontinued the hiring of personnel who have a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution or who are close to receiving such a degree. We now hire men from three general categories: (1) graduates from two-year technical institutes, (2) men who have had a number of years of experience in related operating jobs such as the petroleum industry or the … continued below

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Martens, Frederick H. (Frederick Hilbert), 1921-2012. October 23, 1963.

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Over the past six years, the hiring practices of the Reactor Operations Division of Argonne National Laboratory have been conducted to determine the highest level of personnel who would be willing to remain in the position of reactor operator. We have discontinued the hiring of personnel who have a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution or who are close to receiving such a degree. We now hire men from three general categories: (1) graduates from two-year technical institutes, (2) men who have had a number of years of experience in related operating jobs such as the petroleum industry or the chemical industry, and (3) men who have served in the nuclear programs of the armed forces. The following tests are given: (1) Wonderlic personnel Test, score above 43 percentile is mandatory, (2) Oral Directions Test, score above 80 percentile is expected, (3) mechanical Comprehension Test, score above 80 percentile is expected, (4) Arithmetic Reasoning Test, score above 60 percentile is expected, and (5) Primary Mental Abilities Test, used primarily as a check on the other tests given. Applicant is interviewed by at least three supervisors in the Division. All three supervisors must concur before an offer of employment is made.

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For presentation at Conference on Problems of Operating Research and Power Reactors, American Nuclear Society, Reactor Operations Division, Ottawa, Canada, October 21-23, 1963.

Work performed under the auspices of the U. S. Atomic Energy Commission, operated by the University of Chicago under Contract W-31-109-eng-38 with the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission.

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  • Report No.: CONF-243-24
  • Grant Number: W-31-109-ENG-38
  • SuDoc Number: Y 3.At 7:22/CONF-243-24
  • Accession or Local Control No: metadc1201762
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1201762

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Martens, Frederick H. (Frederick Hilbert), 1921-2012. Selection of Personnel for Reactor Operator Training, report, October 23, 1963; Oak Ridge, Tennessee.. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1201762/: accessed February 6, 2023), University of North Texas Libraries, UNT Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.

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