2017 Nuclear Engineers
Median Pay: US$102,950
Entry Level: Bachelor's degree
Summary
Nuclear engineers research and develop the processes, instruments, and systems used to derive benefits from nuclear energy and radiation. Many of these engineers find industrial and medical uses for radioactive materials - for example, in equipment used in medical diagnosis and treatment.
Duties

Nuclear engineers typically do the following:

  • Design or develop nuclear equipment, such as reactor cores, radiation shielding, and associated instrumentation
  • Direct operating or maintenance activities of operational nuclear power plants to ensure that they meet safety standards
  • Write operational instructions to be used in nuclear plant operation or in handling and disposing of nuclear waste
  • Monitor nuclear facility operations to identify any design, construction, or operation practices that violate safety regulations and laws
  • 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
  • Examine nuclear accidents and gather data that can be used to design preventive measures

In addition, nuclear engineers are at 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.

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Type: Internship
POSITION SUMMARY: This internship opportunity will be in the Nuclear Fuels department. Year-round, part-time availability at our Corvallis office is required. The successful candidate will be an entry level engineer working in close collaboration with NuScale engineers to complete a range of...
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Intern - Nuclear Fuels Engineering LOCAL CANDIDATES ONLY

Type: Internship
POSITION SUMMARY: This internship opportunity will be in the Nuclear Fuels department. Year-round, part-time availability at our Corvallis office is required. The successful candidate will be an entry level engineer working in close collaboration with NuScale engineers to complete a range of...
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Corvallis, OR

Engineering Intern

Type: Internship
Headquartered in Lynchburg, Va., BWX Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:BWXT) is a leading supplier of nuclear components and fuel to the U.S. government; provides technical and management services to support the U.S. government in the operation of complex facilities and environmental remediation activities...
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Mechanical Design Engineer Intern/Co-op

Type: Internship
Becht Engineering provides technically excellent engineering services, project management, and engineered products. We are a growing and profitable company, responsive to client needs, committed to excellence and poised to capture new and interesting opportunities. Becht Engineering provides...
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Liberty Corner, NJ

Pulp and Paper Process Engineer -entry level

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Overview / ResponsibilitiesWood is recruiting for entry level Pulp & Paper Process Engineers to join our team in Atlanta, GA or Greenville, SC, which are offices in the Eastern Region of Wood's Process and Energy division. Our core values are sharply focused on safety, client satisfaction...
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Tucker, GA

PHYSICIAN (OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE)

Type: Part Time
DutiesSummaryIn this position you will provide comprehensive Occupational Health programs to all personnel. This center is a heavy industrial work area. Employees may be firefighters, security personnel, ordnance maintenance personnel, refurbishers of torpedoes, nuclear engineers, welders,...
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Strategic Marketing Intern (2019-2021)

Type: Internship
Job DescriptionHexagon Lavish® is looking to kick-off an internship during Spring/Summer 2018 for a Strategic Marketing Intern to develop and implement a well-structured and effective marketing strategy for Hexagon Lavish®. The marketing strategy must be effective in its effort to promote the...
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