Support Operator (SO)
The support operator is a partner and in safety terms the second person to the LO. Typically the SO will provide operational support to the LO, and work under their general direction. There may be times were the SO has primary control of CBETA, or they may be focused on scripts, coding, improvements, or data analysis. Often they will be utilizing CBETA-V, the online model, to support the work of the LO. The training requirements for the SO are significantly lower than for the LO, but would include knowledge of most
of CBETA subsystems. When two lead operators are shifted at the same time, one would serve as SO, though this distinction is not critical. The SO can be from the CBETA team, or be an extrenal coolaborator, as long as they have visitor status and have passed the SO training. The L2 for commissioning administers the SO acceptance exam.
Extensive work as an SO is the path to becoming a lead operator.
- 29 Oct 2018