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Nuclear Job Overview

Nuclear engineers develop the processes and systems for working effectively with nuclear energy and radiation. They focus on finding the benefits of this powerful energy form, and many research industrial, medical, healthcare, or extraterrestrial uses for nuclear energy. Typical duties for these power engineers include:

  • Developing nuclear equipment, including radiation shields and reactor cores
  • Operating and maintaining nuclear plants
  • Writing instructions to ensure safe, efficient nuclear plant operation
  • Taking action or shutting down plants in case of emergency
  • Analyzing nuclear accidents to assist with future planning

Nuclear Job Education Requirements

For entry-level jobs, nuclear engineers must have a bachelor’s degree in that field. Nuclear engineering undergraduate programs include coursework, fieldwork, and lab work. Most degree programs also include cooperative elements that allow students to gain hands-on experience in their field. Nuclear engineers who want to focus on research and development should also have a master’s degree and work experience in the field.

Nuclear engineers are generally required to undertake several months of training at their specific job site in order to become fluent in safety practices and regulations. Regular safety training is also required. Nuclear engineers who work at power plants do not need a specific license, but those who work in different environments may need a professional engineer license. Those who successfully move up in their field have the potential to become engineering managers.

Nuclear Job Market

The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects 9 percent job growth for this field through 2022. This is about average growth among all occupations. The majority of this job growth is likely to come from power plants and firms in need of safety system upgrades specified by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. While these upgrades may drive new jobs, they may also increase the cost of plant construction and thus slow both construction and job growth.

Other job growth for nuclear engineers may come from work overseas, in countries where design and construction of power plants is on the rise. Additional job growth can be attributed to the growing nuclear medicine industry. Engineers in this industry research and develop radiologic imaging and cyclotrons used to treat cancer.

Nuclear Job Salary Information

According to the BLS, nuclear engineers’ median pay is about $104,000 per year. Nuclear engineers at the lowest end of this range earn under $69,000, while those at the top 10 percent of their field earn over $150,000. The top-paying industries for nuclear engineers include scientific research services, architectural services, electric power generation, and the federal government.

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. Professional Project Services Inc. has upcoming opportunity for ­­­­­­­­­­ Facility Supervisor (Direct Hire) positions at our offices in Portsmouth Ohio. Please submit resumes via the web page link below. www.p2s.com Pro2Serve provides technical and engineering services needed to protect our Nation’s most critical assets. We apply our services to support infrastructures in the defense, science...
T he Molecular Imaging and Nuclear Medicine Staff Technologist responsibilities include, but are not limited to, an empathetic and instructional approach to patient contact, care and monitoring ; the procurement, preparation, quality control, dispensing, dose calibration, administration and disposal of radiopharmaceuticals including radiotherapy-pharmaceuticals and adjunct non-radiopharmaceuticals...
The Molecular Imaging and Nuclear Medicine Staff Technologist responsibilities include, but are not limited to, an empathetic and instructional approach to patient contact, care and monitoring; the procurement, preparation, quality control, dispensing, dose calibration, administration and disposal of radiopharmaceuticals including radiotherapy-pharmaceuticals and adjunct non-radiopharmaceuticals; ...
Job Summary: This is the entry level of the Engineering classification hierarchy. Employees at this entry level solve problems in engineering areas of specialization with close supervision. Incumbents are expected to develop skills, and the ability to work with greater independence. They have knowledge of fundamental concepts and procedures. Responsibilities: Provides engineering/technical expe...
Cape Fear ValleyThe cornerstone of Cape Fear Valley Hospital was laid in 1954, and the hospital opened in 1956 as a 200-bed county hospital. Having grown to a 765-bed facility, today, Cape Fear Valley is a robust medical center located in the growing metropolitan city of Fayetteville, NC (population 115,603) in Cumberland County (population 319,431). Cape Fear Valley Medical Center specializes in ...
ProHealth Care has been the health care leader in Waukesha County and surrounding areas for the past century, providing outstanding care across a full spectrum of services. The people of ProHealth Care strive to continuously improve the health and well-being of the community by combining skill, compassion and innovation. The ProHealth family includes Waukesha Memorial Hospital, Oconomowoc Memorial...
Progress Energy Inc Seneca, SC
Description : Job Summary: This is the entry level of the Engineering classification hierarchy. Employees at this entry level solve problems in engineering areas of specialization with close supervision. Incumbents are expected to develop skills, and the ability to work with greater independence. They have knowledge of fundamental concepts and procedures. Responsibilities: Provides engineerin...
The primary focus of this job family is to plan, design, and develop systems, processes, equipment, or structures to support energy generation, distribution and transmission for fossil and nuclear power plants. The disciplines included in this family are typically electrical, environmental, nuclear, construction, chemical, civil and mechanical. Possesses and applies the fundamental concepts, pract...
Progress Energy Inc Southport, NC
Description : Maintenance Supervisor/Leadership Instructor This position is responsible for oversight, maintenance and delivery of the maintenance supervisor accredited training program and leadership non – accredited training program for the Brunswick Nuclear Plant. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: • Conducting analysis activities to identify leader performance gaps and traini...
Progress Energy Inc New Hill, NC
Description : The primary focus of this job family is to plan, design, and develop systems, processes, equipment, or structures to support energy generation, distribution and transmission for fossil and nuclear power plants. The disciplines included in this family are typically electrical, environmental, nuclear, construction, chemical, civil and mechanical. Possesses and applies the fundamental...
Responsibilities: Provide supervisory oversight for the Components and Equipment Reliability engineering subunit to ensure proper technical rigor is applied to engineering product deliverables and requests for engineering assistance in daily plant operation. This group is responsible for component trending and monitoring, Corrective Action Program implementation, and developing and implementing s...
Depending upon the desired qualifications of the successful candidate, the hiring manager may elect to fill this position at a higher level within the job hierarchy. Develops, maintains, implements, reviews, and ensures approval and distribution of technical procedures to ensure safe and efficient operation in compliance with all required guidelines and regulations. Reviews incoming and existing ...
Progress Energy Inc Southport, NC
Description : Lead Engineer - Maintenance Rule This position is responsible for performing Maintenance Rule Program Engineering activities at the Brunswick Nuclear Plant. This position’s primary responsibility it to provide leadership and oversight of the Maintenance Rule Program. The objective of the Maintenance Rule (10CFR 50.65) is to provide reasonable assurance that structures, systems, tr...
Progress Energy Inc Southport, NC
Description : Senior Engineer - Maintenance Rule This position is responsible for performing Maintenance Rule Program Engineering activities at the Brunswick Nuclear Plant. This position’s primary responsibility it to provide leadership and oversight of the Maintenance Rule Program. The objective of the Maintenance Rule (10CFR 50.65) is to provide reasonable assurance that structures, systems, ...
Progress Energy Inc Hartsville, SC
Description : Responsibilities: Provide supervisory oversight for the Components and Equipment Reliability engineering subunit to ensure proper technical rigor is applied to engineering product deliverables and requests for engineering assistance in daily plant operation. This group is responsible for component trending and monitoring, Corrective Action Program implementation, and developing an...
Progress Energy Inc New Hill, NC
Description : Depending upon the desired qualifications of the successful candidate, the hiring manager may elect to fill this position at a higher level within the job hierarchy. Develops, maintains, implements, reviews, and ensures approval and distribution of technical procedures to ensure safe and efficient operation in compliance with all required guidelines and regulations. Reviews incomi...
Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital (SMEH) is a 331-bed, full-service hospital, founded by the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth in 1874. SMEH offers a full range of vascular, orthopaedic, cardiac, medical imaging, surgical and emergency services, a wound healing center, sleep disorders center and has three medical plazas on campus to provide office space for a wide array of physicians representing a numb...
POSITION SUMMARY (includes, but is not limited to): Demonstrates knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the patients served in his/her department. Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span, possesses the ability to assess data reflective of the patient’s requirements relative to his/her age-specific needs, and provides care needed...
Professional Project Services Inc. has upcoming opportunity for Facility Supervisor (Direct Hire) positions at our offices in Portsmouth Ohio. Please submit resumes via the web page link below. www.p2s.com Pro2Serve provides technical and engineering services needed to protect our Nation’s most critical assets. We apply our services to support infrastructures in the defense, science and energy ma...
Depending upon the desired qualifications of the successful candidate, the hiring manager may elect to fill this position at a higher level within the job hierarchy Description: Engineer II – Procurement Engineering (Electrical) This position will be based at the Brunswick Nuclear Plant located in Southport, NC and will report directly to the Duke Energy Progress Electrical Procurement Engineeri...

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