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NUCLEAR ENGINEERS
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Occupation Description:
 
  Conduct research on nuclear engineering projects or apply principles and theory of nuclear science to problems concerned with release, control, and use of nuclear energy and nuclear waste disposal.
 
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Typical Tasks:
 
 
  • Prepare technical reports of findings or recommendations, based on synthesized analyses of test results.
  • Design or direct nuclear research projects to test or modify theoretical models, develop new theoretical models, or discover new uses for current models.
  • Consult with other scientists to determine parameters of experimentation or suitability of analytical models.
  • Discuss construction project proposals with interested parties, such as vendors, contractors, or nuclear facility review boards.
  • Examine accidents to obtain data that can be used to design preventive measures.
  • Monitor nuclear facility operations to identify any design, construction, or operation practices that violate safety regulations and laws or that could jeopardize the safety of operations.
  • Keep abreast of developments and changes in the nuclear field by reading technical journals or by independent study and research.
 
Skills:
 
 
  • Science - Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems..
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems..
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents..
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times..
  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions..
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action..
  • Operations Analysis - Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design..
 
Knowledge:
 
 
  • Engineering and Technology - Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services..
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications..
  • Physics - Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes..
  • Design - Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models..
  • Chemistry - Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal m.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar..
  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming..
 
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Education & Training:
 
  Bachelor's degree
 
License Authority for Professional Engineer:  (License details)
 
  Department of Consumer Protection
Occupational & Professional Licensing
165 Capitol Avenue
Room #110
Hartford, CT   006106 -01630
(860) 713-6135
email: dcp.licenseservices@ct.gov
www.ct.gov/dcp/opld

 
Wage Information:
 
 
Region Average Annual Average Hourly Entry Level (hourly) Mid-Range  (hourly)
Statewide $111,427.00 $53.58 $39.27 $42.39 - $63.00
New London/Norwich $109,559.00 $52.67 $38.95 $41.85 - $62.19
      
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