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.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary
Average Time to Fill 43 days
Typical Education Bachelor's degree
Typical Experience Over 2 years, up to and including 4 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2021-2031) 14
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2021-2031) -10.34 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Critical Thinking
Information Gathering
Numerical and Arithmetic Application
Written Communication
Technology and Tool Usage
Oral Communication
Work Ethic

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Thinking Creatively

Design electronic or computer equipment, systems, or instrumentation
Develop new products based on scientific research
Develop energy projects to reduce utility costs
Design electro-mechanical equipment or systems
Design control systems
Design industrial or manufacturing machinery or equipment
Design energy production or management equipment or systems
Design power sources or equipment
Design waste recovery methods
Improve test devices or techniques in manufacturing, industrial or engineering setting
Develop mathematical concepts, models, or simulations
Develop safety procedures and regulations
Design manufacturing processes or methods
Develop engineering policies, procedures, or standards
Develop operational methods or processes
Develop simple operational data repositories or databases
Develop complex computer databases
Write business project or bid proposals
Create mathematical or statistical diagrams, charts, or tables

Getting Information

Conduct nuclear research
Review engineering codes and specifications
Read engineering related operating, service, or repair manuals
Research engineering designs or applications
Interpret architectural or engineering information from blueprints or schematics
Review engineering data or reports
Research energy production, use, or conservation
Collect engineering data
Obtain technical support instructions from scientists or engineers
Determine factors affecting production processes
Investigate environmental impact of projects and activities

Analyzing Data or Information

Perform engineering research
Conduct standardized quantitative laboratory analyses
Analyze test or validation data
Identify problems using mathematical or statistical methods
Perform statistical analysis or modeling
Analyze engineering data
Evaluate designs or specifications to ensure quality
Analyze engineering design problems
Evaluate worker exposure to hazardous or dangerous conditions
Conduct standardized qualitative laboratory analyses
Analyze effectiveness of safety systems or procedures

Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material

Test performance of electrical, electronic, mechanical, or integrated systems or equipment
Test piping systems or equipment for leaks under pressure
Conduct performance testing
Perform engineering related safety inspection
Inspect waste disposal or treatment facilities for regulatory compliance
Inspect facilities or equipment for regulatory, hazard, or fire code compliance
Test radiation levels of surrounding area
Test ambient levels of air quality, noise, or temperature
Compute product or materials test results
Test materials to verify safety standards
Test engineering project equipment
Evaluate equipment for compliance with standards

Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates

Coordinate safety or regulatory compliance activities or drills
Take responsibility for safety of group
Manage handling of hazardous, toxic, or non-compliant materials
Direct energy production or management activities
Direct equipment maintenance or repair activities
Lead engineering teams
Supervise engineering personnel
Coordinate production maintenance activities
Delegate authority for engineering activities
Direct engineering research or investigative studies

Making Decisions and Solving Problems

Employ statistical process control procedures
Implement pollution control techniques
Follow safety procedures and regulations in architectual or engineering environments
Solve engineering problems
Resolve operational performance problems
Employ radiation safety procedures
Approve product design or changes
Edit documents for completeness, accuracy, or conformance to standards
Determine project methods and procedures

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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
Nuclear Industry Knowledge
Engineering Documentation
Economic Analysis

Related Licensing Requirements

Engineer Intern (18-0000000126)

864 IAC 1.1-2-4 Engineering intern; education and work experience Authority: IC 25-31-1-7; IC 25-31-1-8 Affected: IC 25-31-1-12 Sec. 4. (a) The education and experience requirements of section 2 of this rule for professional engineer applicants apply for engineering intern applicants except that individuals with: (1) a baccalaureate degree meeting the course requirements of section 2(c) of this rule shall only be required to obtain two (2) years of work experience; (2) a master of science degree in an engineering discipline following a baccalaureate that is not in an approved engineering curriculum shall only be required to obtain one (1) year of work experience; and (3) the other degrees listed in section 2(b) of this rule shall not be required to obtain any work experience. (b) An individual who is enrolled as a senior in an engineering curriculum in a college or university in Indiana that has at least one (1) approved engineering curriculum may take the last EI examination offered prior to the individual's scheduled graduation. This subsection does not apply to any individual enrolled in any other baccalaureate degree program.

- Indiana Professional Licensing Agency~State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers (3172343022)

Professional Engineer (18-0000000009)

Requirements for professional engineer registration includes graduating from an approved engineer curriculum followed by four years of experience. Other requirements include: Certification from the state where you passed your exams or your NCEES record. 5 references, of which 3 must be from Professional Engineers. Copies of transcripts. Paying the exam fee. Please consult with the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency for addition educational or exam requirements.

- Indiana Professional Licensing Agency~State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers (3172343022)

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