Rewarding and Challenging

Careers within the nuclear power generation industry offer exciting combinations of challenging opportunities, career diversity and mobility in work environments where safety is a fundamental value. Sample careers are listed below.

Please note that position titles are generic and may vary from company to company.

Electrical & Control Technician

  • Perform diagnostic and maintenance routines, inspecting, maintaining, troubleshooting and repairing instrumentation, electronics or electrical equipment.

Engineering Services

  • Responsible for key performance and testing issues involving component integrity, welding, steam generator performance, metallurgy, and chemistry.


  • Provide support and guidance on implications of the latest environmental developments as they relate to the design, construction, engineering, and operation of nuclear plants.

Inspection & Maintenance Technician

  • Conduct Non-Destructive Examinations on various components (i.e., welds, supports, lifting equipment) using radiography, ultrasound, eddy current, surface and visual methods to eliminate material conditions that may impact safe operations.

Mechanical Technician

  • Inspect and perform preventative/predictive maintenance to avoid mechanical problems or address them at early stages

Nuclear Operator

  • Highly skilled and detail-oriented, licensed operators carry out operating and monitoring activities on nuclear systems and equipment to ensure their safe and reliable operation.

Plant Design

  • Acts as the Design Authority for the station, to specify and authorize design modifications.

Radiation Protection Technician

  • Observe work, assess and monitor conditions and provide control, guidance and information to workers to minimize radiation exposure and control contamination.

Station Engineering

  • Provides support to plant operations to assure operation of the reactors within design and licensing requirements, and improve system and station performance.
One ton of natural uranium can produce more than 40 million kilowatt-hours of electricity. This is equivalent to burning 16,000 tons of coal or 80,000 barrels of oil.