MiniBooNE Run Shift Organization

Shift Organization

Beam shifts are organized in 3 periods: owl (midnight-8am/00:00-08:00), day (8am-4pm/08:00-16:00) and swing (4pm to midnight/16:00-14:00) shifts. Shutdown shifts are from 09:00 to 09:00. Complete details are found in the shifter link. Each person (not institution) will be awarded points for doing shifts. People with high points will be praised (and rewarded with food/drink), people with low points will be encouraged to take more shifts.
Here are the points earned/shift:

Period Monday-Friday Saturday-Sunday
00:00 - 08:00 3 4
08:00 - 16:00 1 2
16:00 - 24:00 2 3
Add 1 point to the scheme whenever there is a holiday.

Please arrive at least 10 MINUTES BEFORE the start of your shift in order to debrief the previous shifter.
There is a reserved parking slot at the west side of HiRise for the MiniBooNE shifter.

Shift Taking Guidelines

ANYONE who has never taken a shift OR has not taken any shift during the past 4 months must take a shift training. New shifters must have one training shift BEFORE their first shift. Please coordinate training with Paul Nienaber (or the current run coordinator).

Training is held in the MiniBooNE control room. New shifters should take two day shifts (08:00 - 16:00) as their first set of shifts (M -F, if possible).

Shift Sign-up Procedure

Shift taking is a PERSONAL rather than institution responsibility. You can see the shift statistics by individual from previous months here. Individuals with low or no points should sign up for shifts more often so we can reach a more uniform shift load.

A web based shift sign-up form is available. A few comments:

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