Nuclear Equipment Operation Technicians

Operate equipment used for the release, control, or utilization of nuclear energy to assist scientists in laboratory or production activities.

Median Annual Wage: $74,690

Education: High school diploma or equivalent (24%); Associate's degree (24%); Post-secondary certificate (21%)

Projected Growth: Faster than average (15% to 21%)

Related Job Titles: Operations Technician; Equipment Operator; Nuclear Auxiliary Operator; Non-Licensed Operator (NLO); Nuclear Plant Equipment Operator; Licensed Nuclear Operator; Non-Licensed Nuclear Equipment Operator (NLO); Nuclear Equipment Operator (NEO); Non-Licensed Nuclear Plant Operator (NLO); Nuclear Operations Specialist

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    • Operation and Control - Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
    • 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.
    • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
    • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
    • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
    • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
    • Quality Control Analysis - Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
    • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
    • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

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