Engineers Guide USA
Engineers Guide USA




Nuclear Engineer Work in General

Nuclear engineers typically do the following:
  • Design or develop nuclear equipment, such as reactor cores, radiation shielding, or associated instrumentation
  • Monitor nuclear facility operations to identify any design, construction, or operation practices that violate safety regulations and laws
  • Examine nuclear accidents and gather data that can be used to design preventive measures
  • Write operational instructions to be used in nuclear plant operation or in handling and disposing of nuclear waste
  • Direct operating or maintenance activities of operational nuclear powerplants to ensure that they meet safety standards
  • Perform experiments to test whether methods of using nuclear material, reclaiming nuclear fuel, or disposing of nuclear waste are acceptable
  • Take corrective actions or order plant shutdowns in emergencies

Nuclear engineers are also on the forefront of developing uses of nuclear material for medical imaging devices, such as positron emission tomography (PET) scanners. They also may develop or design cyclotrons, which produce a high-energy beam that the healthcare industry uses to treat cancerous tumors.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition   

More About the Nuclear Engineer Profession

 

Click Here to go to Engineer Career Outlook Home

 


 

To report a broken link or to suggest a new site for our online resource guide, please Contact Us.
Proquantum Corporation.
Copyright @ 2005-2012
                                    Use of this website is expressly subject to the various terms and conditions set forth in our
                User Agreement/Disclaimer  and Privacy Policy

Other Proquantum sites: All Things Political,  Health Guide USA,
AssessorLinks, Juggling Cats, Doomsday Guide




To report a broken link or to suggest a new site for our online resource guide, please Contact Us.

Proquantum Corporation.
Copyright @ 2005-2017
Use of this website is expressly subject to the various terms and conditions set forth in our
User Agreement/Disclaimer and Privacy Policy