On the Job
Nuclear Engineers conduct research on nuclear engineering projects. They work on problems related to how nuclear energy is used, and how to dispose of nuclear waste.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Analyze test or validation data.
- Investigate safety of work environment.
- Investigate the environmental impact of projects.
- Research energy production, use, or conservation.
- Communicate technical information to suppliers, contractors, or regulatory agencies.
- Confer with technical personnel to prepare designs or operational plans.
- Test performance of electrical, electronic, mechanical, or integrated systems or equipment.
- Monitor processes for compliance with standards.
- Document design or operational test results.
- Prepare procedural documents.
Typical Working Conditions
- Using e-mail.
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- Working with a group or team.
- Responsibility for others' health and safety.
- Making decisions that impact co-workers or company results.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
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