Commercial Grade Dedication Training

As part of our continued dedication towards our Nuclear Quality Assurance Program (as required by 10CFR50, Appendix B), we are pleased to announce that Otek Corporation’s Chief Engineer, Noel Smith, will soon be attending a 3-day Commercial Grade Dedication class.

The three-day course, which will be held at the Nuclear Training Institute in Norcross, Georgia, is designed to provide engineers with a better understanding of how Commercial Grade Dedication is applied in order to meet NQA-1 requirements. During the course, Noel will further his knowledge of the Commercial Grade Dedication process and will receive supplemental training on such important topics as how to identify the safety function and critical characteristics of a design and how to establish production traceability.

Although Noel has received extensive training on the Verification and Validation of safety-related software and firmware, this focused class will ensure additional compliance with 10CFR regulations. Noel is a 2004 graduate of NAU and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, with a secondary emphasis in Computer Science.