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In the area of Administration: Perform various short-term administrative functions for operations production control room staff [Authorized Nuclear Operator (ANO), Shift Control Room Operator(SCRO) and Major Panel Operator (MPO)], including time reporting and operator shift coverage arrangements (110-146) (110-147).
• In the area of Chemistry: Ensure Main Control Room operators respond promptly to requests for chemical control action.
• In the area of Deficiencies: Review deficiencies submitted by operators on the Control Room Shift Supervisor’s crew, assign priority to them, and review them with the Shift Manager as defined in Nuclear Work Management documents (110-114) (110-115) (110-136).
• In the area of Emergency Response: (a) Execute emergency response actions as defined in the Consolidated Ontario Power Generation, Nuclear Emergency Plan and associated procedures. (b) If the situation so demands, augment existing procedures as defined in Ontario Power Generation, Nuclear Procedural Use and Adherence Standard (110-095) (110-096). For (a), the Authority pertaining to the Task Initiating Reporting Relationships (TIRRs) is Prescriptive to all Station personnel and with respect to (b) is Prescriptive to all Shift personnel.
• In the area of Environment: Authorize all controlled radiological and chemical emissions within limits (110-016).
• In the area of Fueling: Authorize non-standard operations of fuel handling machines on the reactor or with irradiated fuel after appropriate consultation with technical personnel. Review the fueling strategy for the plant for the shift (110-122).
• In the area of Human Performance and Teamwork: Monitor, assess and correct the performance and teamwork and reduce human errors of assigned Main Control Room staff to ensure that established standards are met (110-139). Ensure that shift operating staff perform their duties in accordance with approved operating procedures and to an acceptable standard (110-101) (110-103) (110-136). Implement long-term objectives and programs for Authorized Nuclear Operators and Unit 0 Main Control Room operators to maintain or improve the level of performance in key areas such as personnel errors, personnel safety, radiation exposure, productivity, and manpower development. Perform various administrative functions related to Authorized Nuclear Operators and Unit 0 Main Control Room operators performance, such as performing performance appraisals (110-148), maintaining adequate records of performance (110-149) and dealing with personnel problems of crew operators and, when necessary, (i.e., disciplinary action) consulting the Shift Manager (110-153).
• In the area of Licensing Basis: Ensure that the conditions of the Operating License and Operating Policies and Principles are rigorously observed (110-001). The Authority pertaining to the Task Initiating Reporting Relationships (TIRRs) is Prescriptive with any personnel within the protected area.
• In the area of Management Representative: Establish and maintain programs and systems to meet assigned managerial accountabilities. Act as the accountable line manager for the Authorized Nuclear Operators and the Unit 0 Main Control Room operators. In the event that the Shift Manager becomes incapacitated, assume responsibility for the shift unit until a replacement Shift Manager arrives (110-112).
• In the area of Material Condition: Ensure that the material condition for assigned equipment and areas is maintained to standards, and improvements are identified. (b) Ensure that housekeeping standards are met for the Main Control Room (110-143). For (a), the Authority pertaining to the Task Initiating Reporting Relationships (TIRRs) is Coordinative with any appropriate work group and with respect to (b), is Prescriptive with any appropriate work group.
• In the area of Operating Experience: Ensure identified operating experience lessons are communicated and implemented.
• In the area of Plant Systems and Equipment: Control and monitor the status of specified systems and equipment (110-057). Identify and request urgent maintenance on plant systems and equipment when required. Review and approve all equipment outages for safety-related systems as
specified in station documentation (110-025) (110-123). Assist the Shift Manager in identifying current and emerging operability concerns on systems, equipment and facilities. Before approving the field installation of any temporary or permanent equipment or system changes, ensure that the change leaves the station in a safe configuration (110-099). The Authority pertaining to the Task Initiating Reporting Relationships (TIRRs) of identifying and requesting urgent maintenance is Prescriptive with any Maintenance Manager.
• In the area of Safe Operations: Ensure work is conducted in a conservative fashion, such that personnel, nuclear, public and environmental safety are the over-riding priority (110-126). For this task, the Authority pertaining to the Task Initiating Reporting Relationships (TIRRs) is Prescriptive with any appropriate work group. Ensure that operating procedures are followed. Approve deviations from these procedures within the OP&P limits and in accordance with Nuclear governing documents (110-002) (110-004). Monitor Main Control Room operations of the reactor units and Unit 0 and provide appropriate direction. Ensure that plant conditions consistent with good operating practice are being maintained. Examples of how this may be done include minimizing the number of indicators which are in the alarm state (110-117), minimizing the number and duration of automatic controls on manual (110-118) and ensuring means of isolation are kept available, even if they have no immediate effect on operation (110-119). Ensure inventories and supplies of operations material are appropriate (110-120). Coordinate activities between units (ie, transfer of heavy water, supply of service water or air, etc) (110-121). Approve increases in reactor power, except under upset conditions (110-009). Ensure unit control panels are continuously monitored in accordance with Nuclear governing documents.
• In the area of Self-Assessment: Perform self-assessments within Main Control Room operations to identify improvement opportunities. Monitor results of audits/assessments and self-assessments performed on shift crew.
• In the area of Shift Complement: Identify a need for extra staff or staff rotation to the Shift Manager (110-156). Ensure that Main Control Room staff meets the minimum shift complement in numbers and qualification at all times.
• In the area of Standards for Safety and Quality: Ensure that the Main Control Room environment is maintained to established standards, and that improvements are identified and pursued. For this task, the Authority pertaining to the Task Initiating Reporting Relationships (TIRRs) is Prescriptive with all personnel in the Main Control Room. Monitor work performance in the Main Control Room to ensure that all staff adhere to all relevant regulations, approved operating and maintenance procedures, instructions and standards (110-056) (110-134). For this task, the Authority pertaining to the Task Initiating Reporting Relationships (TIRRs) is one of Audit with all personnel in the Main Control Room. Ensure that the operating staff identifies inadequate procedures to the appropriate department for correction as defined in Ontario Power Generation, Nuclear Procedural Use and Adherence Standard (110-097) (110-113). Monitor quality and accuracy of operating records such as logs, completed tests, work protection code documents, performance reports, etc, to ensure they meet the standards specified in Nuclear governing documents (110-142).
• In the area of Station Condition Records: Ensure Station Condition Records are prepared in accordance with Nuclear procedure. For this task, the Authority pertaining to the Task Initiating Reporting Relationships (TIRRs) is Prescriptive with any appropriate work group. Execute role specified in Nuclear procedures.
• In the area of Station Configuration: Assess and approve implementation of temporary changes to equipment except for those safety-related systems specified in station documentation for which a higher level of approval must be obtained (110-021). Authorize field installations of permanent changes by authorizing the work to proceed, having ensured that, (a) the prerequisite plant conditions for its implementation have been established (110-022), and (b) the appropriate documentation is at hand for its implementation (110-023a). Advise the Shift Manager on required temporary changes for which a higher level of approval must be obtained (110-124). Control station configuration within the design envelope by ensuring compliance with approved procedures and effective direction and oversight of Main Control Room operations. For this task, the Authority pertaining to the Task Initiating Reporting Relationships
(TIRRs) is one of Audit with any appropriate work group. Ensure that operator workarounds are identified in accordance with Nuclear governing documents.
• In the area of Training and Qualifications: Successfully complete all required Continuing Training and testing for Shift Supervisor qualification. Ensure that the assigned staff are appropriately trained and qualified to perform the assigned roles and work. Ensure operating staff stay up-to-date on those administrative, commissioning, and operating procedures and standards relevant to their positions (110-085) (110-154). Monitor and report on the training progress of Authorized Nuclear Operators in Training and Unit 0 Main Control Room Operators in Training on the crew (110-090). Achieve the training objectives (i.e., OJT and OJE) set by the training unit for Authorized Nuclear Operators and Unit 0 Main Control Room Operators in Training that are working in the Main Control Room and conduct Control Room Shift Supervisor activities required by the Authorized Nuclear Operator training program (110-157a). For supernumerary shifts, organize and participate in training and safety meetings, including participation in simulator refresher training (110-158a) (110-158b). Perform various administrative functions related to Authorized Nuclear Operator and Unit 0 Main Control Room operator performance, such as recommending potential candidates for the Authorized Nuclear Operator and Unit 0 Main Control Room Operator in Training programs (110-151), making recommendations to the Shift Manager for co-piloting and authorization of Authorized Nuclear Operators in Training on the Control Room Shift Supervisor’s crew (110-152).
• In the area of Unusual Situations (Unit Upset, Process Failure): Perform Control Room Shift Supervisor accountabilities as specified in Response to Transients Standard. Determine that the unit is responding appropriately for the event. If unit response is not appropriate, direct action to quickly establish a safe configuration (110-010) (110-011) (110-012) (110-013) (110-094) (110-104) (110-105) (110-106) (110-107) (110-108) (110-109) (110-110) (110-111). For this task, the Authority pertaining to the Task Initiating Reporting Relationships (TIRRs) is Prescriptive with all shift personnel. Lead the unit and station operating actions to bring the affected units under control. For this task, the Authority pertaining to the Task Initiating Reporting Relationships (TIRRs) is Prescriptive with any appropriate work group.
• In the area of Work Execution: For each shift, review unit status, the daily plan and routines, and ensure that the work targets and objectives established for the shift are confirmed with the Shift Manager (110-127), assign work according to the plan and redirect work to meet emerging priorities (110-125) (110-128) (110-130) (110-140), Main Control Room operator manpower is distributed accordingly (110-129), work involving other work groups is coordinated (110-131), the Shift Manager is informed of work progress, as required (110-132) and all work is properly documented (110-132). Ensure that authorized work on safety-related systems is executed by qualified staff (110-020). Confirm that Main Control Room operator routines are carried out. If necessary, review and approve deviations from the Main Control Room operator routine schedule in accordance with procedures (110-051). Ensure that Main Control Room staff are properly qualified for executing the work assigned to them, that proper job briefing takes place and that monitoring takes place while work is in progress (110-144). Ensure that Main Control Room staff are properly trained and capable of executing assigned tasks by monitoring performance and initiating corrective action as required (110-155).
• In the area of Work Planning: Authorize work in accordance with the plan, and as required by the station license, OP&Ps, and other procedures (110-020) (110-038a). Review work done on the shift and give a detailed shift turnover to the relieving Control Room Shift Supervisor. When requested, verify maintenance outage start-up and shutdown plans.
• Perform other duties as required.