Nuclear Engineers


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.
Also called: Engineer, Nuclear Engineer, Nuclear Licensing Engineer, Nuclear Reactor Engineer

Knowledge:

    Engineering and Technology
  • product and service development
  • design
    Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
  • physics
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
    Safety and Government
  • public safety and security

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • using scientific rules and strategies to solve problems
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
    People and Technology Systems
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
    Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • group things in different ways
    Math
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide
    Visual Understanding
  • see hidden patterns

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Attention to Detail
  • Integrity
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Dependability
  • Cooperation
  • Initiative

Technology:

    Analytical or scientific software
  • SAS
  • The MathWorks MATLAB
    Development environment software
  • Formula translation/translator FORTRAN
  • INCORE code
    Object or component oriented development software
  • C++
  • Oracle Java

Education:

    bachelor's degree
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