Richard P. (Jenks) Johnson
During my career I have mostly addressed nuclear safety issues. For the last few years, however, I've been “semiretired” - making the most of what I've earned from a lifetime of labor while enjoying my wonderful family here in eastern Oregon, USA.
In May of 2008, I was called
out of retirement
to work for about 15 months in the Safety Analysis Division at NuScale
Inc., a new company designing a
nuclear power plant that has several innovative passive safety features
provides a unique economic alternative to conventional full-scale power
In the 80's and 90's I worked for Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, and for a time afterwards I advocated the safety and health benefits of telecommuting. The latter was an effort to make a difference in the world and help humankind. Before Los Alamos I worked for Westinghouse Electric Corporation in Monroeville, Pennsylvania.
Earlier, I had many jobs
as a young
person while growing up and gaining an education. I worked as a logger,
performed various jobs in a sawmill, operated a bulldozer, trolled
salmon as a
commercial fisherman, worked on a ranch, harvested hay, painted houses,
janitor, worked in a cannery, harvested pole beans, strawberries, and
worked in restaurants, did gardening and landscaping, mowed lawns, and
a newspaper route (Eugene Register Guard)!
Here's my brief resume.
I'm enjoying whatever
time I can be
home on our ranch with my wife, Kate. Often we get to see
Justin, Brett, Jennifer, Zachary, Tiffany, and Jeromy,
visit. Kate and I also have two
granddaughters, Elina and Kaylani.
They're a joy to us.
Have a wonderful day.
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