TECHNICAL TRAINING PROGRAMME FOR RADIONUCLIDE STATION OPERATORS WITH ORTEC EQUIPMENT



LOCATION
Oak Ridge, Tennessee, United States of America

DATES
25 - 27 October 2017

LANGUAGE
The working language will be English


POINT OF CONTACT
Ms. Johanna Fessl 
Training Assistant, IDC/CBT
CTBTO Preparatory Commission 
Vienna International Centre
P.O.Box 1200
1400 Vienna, Austria
Tel.:+43 1 26030 6484
Fax:+43 1 26030 5973
Email: trainingping@ctbtopong.org


OBJECTIVES
To provide hands-on training and practical lessons to station operators on the operation, maintenance and repair of the ORTEC gamma detector system manufactured by AMETEK.


AGENDA
The courses will cover the following topics: 

  1. Introduction to Detector Systems;
  2. Detector Troubleshooting;
  3. Detector repair;
  4. X-Cooler Troubleshooting;
  5. DSPEC Troubleshooting


PARTICIPANT PROFILE 
Invited States Signatories should nominate participant(s) who are station operators involved in operation, maintenance and repair of stations with ORTEC gamma detector systems manufactured by AMETEK.

In an effort to ensure that relevant technical training is provided to the appropriate person, nominated individuals should be directly related to an IMS facility, and invited States Signatories should nominate station operators as participants who are involved in the operation and maintenance of the following stations: 

RN04, RN05, RN06, RN07, RN08, RN09, RN10, RN11, RN13, RN15, RN18, RN19, RN20, RN21, RN22, RN24, RN33, RN34, RN37, RN38, RN40, RN42, RN44, RN49, RN51, RN53, RN61, RN63, RN64, RN67, RN68 

Candidates must be proficient in English.

Applicants are encouraged to complete the following e-learning modules: 
EN-MON04, EN-MON06, EN-OSI04


APPLICATION PROCEDURES  
Nominations together with the registration forms should be submitted only though established official channels (Permanent Mission to the Preparatory Commission for the CTBTO or Ministry of Foreign Affairs) to the PTS point of contact above, no later than 21 July 2017


Applicants are requested to use the following registration form: 
RF_TT Programme Radionuclide Stations Operators ORTEC 

However, pending the official nomination, participants may fax the registration upon its approval by a Director of the institution, to allow timely travel and accommodation arrangements to be made by the PTS.

 
FINANCIAL INFORMATION 
In accordance with the Staff regulations and rules and Administrative Directives, the PTS will provide a Daily Subsistence Allowance (DSA) and financial support to cover travel costs. 

  • A DSA that is sufficient to cover related expenses during the training programme;
  • The PTS travel agent will reserve, issue and send the flight tickets to the participants for the most direct and economic route;
  • Funded participants are not allowed to purchase their own tickets unless, under exceptional circumstances, be authorized to do so and only if this proves to be most cost efficient for the PTS;
  • The PTS will book a hotel and participants will receive their DSA on the first day of the training; and,
  • All participants shall be covered under the Global Medical Insurance scheme for the PTS trainees under third party liability insurance.

Requirement: Scanned passport copies

OTHER PERTINENT INFORMATION 
Visas
Participants should apply for visas, if needed, at the corresponding consular office upon receipt of an Acceptance Note Verbale from the PTS, in order to ensure timely processing.

Participants
The training programme is open only for Station Operators from invited countries.

E-Learning
Access to relevant e-learning modules will be provided to participants in advance.