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"Nuclear Engineer"
Job Description - Part 1 - Duties and Tasks

Basic Job Description:

Conduct research on nuclear engineering problems or apply principles and theory of nuclear science to problems concerned with release, control, and utilization of nuclear energy and nuclear waste disposal.

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge

 

Job Duties and Tasks for: "Nuclear Engineer"

1) Examine accidents in order to obtain data that can be used to design preventive measures.

2) Monitor nuclear facility operations in order to identify any design, construction, or operation practices that violate safety regulations and laws or that could jeopardize the safety of operations.

 

3) Keep abreast of developments and changes in the nuclear field by reading technical journals and by independent study and research.

4) Perform experiments that will provide information about acceptable methods of nuclear material usage, nuclear fuel reclamation, and waste disposal.

5) Design and oversee construction and operation of nuclear reactors and power plants and nuclear fuels reprocessing and reclamation systems.

 

6) Design and develop nuclear equipment such as reactor cores, radiation shielding, and associated instrumentation and control mechanisms.

7) Initiate corrective actions and/or order plant shutdowns in emergency situations.

8) Recommend preventive measures to be taken in the handling of nuclear technology, based on data obtained from operations monitoring or from evaluation of test results.

9) Write operational instructions to be used in nuclear plant operation and nuclear fuel and waste handling and disposal.

10) Conduct tests of nuclear fuel behavior and cycles and performance of nuclear machinery and equipment, in order to optimize performance of existing plants.

11) Direct operating and maintenance activities of operational nuclear power plants in order to ensure efficiency and conformity to safety standards.

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12) Synthesize analyses of test results, and use the results to prepare technical reports of findings and recommendations.

13) Prepare construction project proposals that include cost estimates, and discuss proposals with interested parties such as vendors, contractors, and nuclear facility review boards.

14) Analyze available data and consult with other scientists in order to determine parameters of experimentation and suitability of analytical models.

 

15) Design and direct nuclear research projects in order to discover facts, to test or modify theoretical models, or to develop new theoretical models or new uses for current models.

Job Description for "Nuclear Engineer" continued here...

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge


"Nuclear Engineer"   Holland / RIASEC Career Code:  I-R-C        SOC:  17-2161.00


 

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