Nuclear Power Reactor Operators:

Operate or control nuclear reactors. Move control rods, start and stop equipment, monitor and adjust controls, and record data in logs. Implement emergency procedures when needed. May respond to abnormalities, determine cause, and recommend corrective action.

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Indiana Average Salary
Average Time to Fill 37 days
Typical Education Post-secondary certificate or some college courses
Typical Experience Over 2 years, up to and including 4 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026)
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) %

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Skills Profile



Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Information Gathering
Work Ethic
Critical Thinking
Problem-solving
Organization

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Controlling Machines and Processes

Operate high voltage apparatus
Operate nuclear power equipment
Operate power generation equipment
Operate energy distribution equipment
Operate auxiliary power plant equipment
Prepare plant for startup and/or shutdown
Operate pneumatic tools
Operate power or hand tools in industrial, production, or manufacturing environments
Operate power driven pumps, equipment, or systems

Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings

Detect industrial, production, or manufacturing equipment malfunctions by listening for abnormalities
Observe equipment in operation to detect potential problems
Monitor production or manufacturing equipment operation to detect problems
Monitor operating procedures of radiation producing equipment
Monitor operating conditions
Maintain consistent production quality
Maintain safe work environment


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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Project Management
Budgeting
Technical Writing / Editing
Sales
System Operation



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