Nuclear Power Reactor Operators

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.

Key Competencies * Attention to Detail * Integrity * Dependability * Stress Tolerance * Analytical Thinking * Self Control * Cooperation * Adaptability/Flexibility * Achievement/Effort * Persistence

Representative Tasks * Operate nuclear power reactors in accordance with policies and procedures to protect workers from radiation and to ensure environmental safety. * Monitor all systems for normal running conditions, performing activities such as checking gauges to assess output or the effects of generator loading on other equipment. * Respond to system or unit abnormalities, diagnosing the cause, and recommending or taking corrective action.


Government, Manufacturing, Mining Quarrying & Oil & Gas Extraction, Administrative & Support Services,

Job Family Production

Sample Job Titles Control Room Agent, Control Room Officer, Control Room Operator, Control Room Supervisor, Equipment Operator, Licensed Nuclear Control Room Operator, Licensed Reactor Operator, Nuclear Control Operator, Nuclear Control Room Non-Licensed Operator, Nuclear Control Room Operator, Nuclear Operator, Nuclear Plant Equipment Operator, Nuclear Plant Operator (NPO), Nuclear Power Plant Process Control Worker, Nuclear Power Reactor Operator, Nuclear Reactor Operator, Nuclear Station Operator (NSO), Nuclear Supervising Operator (NSO), Nuclear Unit Operator, Power Reactor Operator, Reactor Operator (RO), Senior Reactor Operator, Unit Reactor Operator.