Richard B. Buckner, CHP
Objective: A position which provides continuing opportunity for professional challenge and growth.
Education: BS Degree, Mechanical Engineering (Design Emphasis), Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia, August 1989.
Experience: December 2004 to Present. Radiological Engineer, Battelle, Pacific Northwest National Lab, Richland, WA
• 2009 – PRESENT – PNNL Radiological Engineer, Senior and Professional, supporting NSD, SFO (hot cells), facility design, radiation shielding design, radiological work planning and radiological systems modeling.
o PNNL Lead Radiological Engineer.
o PNNL ALARA Coordinator.
o The PNNL Subject Matter Expert for work planning, criticality response, radiological systems modeling. While at PNNL I have also acted as the SME for the use of engineered radiological controls and temporary shielding. Performs assessments and audits of PNNL’s Radiation Protection Program. Develops and reviews technical work documents and administers the ALARA program. Provides dose estimates, work planning, DOE requirement interpretations, radioactive waste content modeling and supports general research and PNNL hot-cell work.
o ? 35% of Time Spent as Acting Radiological Services Manager. Managed a staff of 3 REs, 3 RPSMs and 20 RPTs
• 2009 – Program Manager, BIOMED and Radiation Safety, Chernobyl NPP.
• 2008 – 2009: Lead Radiological Design Specialist and BioMed Program Manager, New Safe Confinement, Chernobyl NPP.
• 2007 – 2008: Provided radiological engineer support for the Shielded Facility Operations Group (hot cells).
• 2006 – 2008: Lead radiological engineer for the design and construction of PNNL’s “Campus of the Future” as well as Bldg. 325 Life Extension Program.
• 2004 - 2007 - Provided radiological engineering support to the National Security Directorate (NSD).
May 2001 to December 2004. Senior Radiological Control Technician and Radiation Safety Engineer II, Washington Group International, Inc., Richland, Washington.
• Provided radiation safety support for the ongoing design of the RPP-WTP Hanford vitrification project pre-treatment facility and lab. Performed ALARA design reviews, radiation dose assessments for equipment and personnel, shielding calculations and plant design reviews. Assisted in the development, implementation and assessment of the RPP-WTP Radiation Protection Program. Ranked the top performer each year employed.
September 2000 to May 2001. Director of Operations, BNL Technical Services, L.L.C., Richland, Washington.
• Responsible for the day-to-day operations of the business. Developed the Access data base used to automate the search for candidate employees based on desired skills.
December 1998 to September 2000. First Line Health Physics Manager, East Tank Farms, Lockheed-Martin Hanford Corporation/CH2MHILL (CHG), Hanford Nuclear Reservation, Richland, Washington.
• Supervised a staff of up to 30 Health Physics Technicians (HPT) – including two lead HPTs. Provided on-scene interpretation of RadCon technical requirements. Coordinated the distribution of personnel resources in support various projects. Provided on site training to HPTs and monitored/tracked HPT performance. Assisted in work planning for tank waste sampling, tank waste transfer, transfer-pit entry, maintenance work on tank waste monitoring equipment and special projects.
September, 1989 to December, 1998. Senior Radiological Control Engineer, Radiological Control Department, Newport News Shipbuilding, Newport News, Virginia.
• Prepared technical work documents, designed shielding packages and radiological containments, performed dose assessments, designed work processes, evaluated new materials for use in Navy nuclear power program and provided multi-craft, and engineering, supervision.
• Lead Radiological Control (RadCon) Engineer for the handling of spent nuclear fuel at Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS). Lead the RadCon effort for the defueling/refueling of eight nuclear reactors and the disassembly and eventual transfer of the spent fuel into shipping containers and shipment off yard.
• Lead RadCon Engineer for the planning/execution of the USS Enterprise to Nimitz Class Carrier conversion (reconfiguration) of the NNS spent fuel pit and support facilities. Supervised a staff of two engineers and five associate engineers during reconfiguration.
Related: Proficient in MCNP and MCNPX w/Visual Editor, MicroShield, RadDecay and Microsoft Office Suite – including Visio.
Misc: Certified Health Physicist, security clearance information, if desired, will be made available during the interview.
(This résumé was posted on 6 October 2017.)