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Title: Careers in Nuclear Science and Technology


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Careers in Nuclear Science and Technology
Lisa Stiles Dominion Resources Services Project
Leader Strategic Staffing and Knowledge
Management
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Overview
  • A Career Roadtrip
  • Major Fields
  • More opportunities
  • What We Need from You
  • Resources

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My Career Roadtrip
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Major Fields
  • Commercial Power
  • Nuclear Navy
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Research

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Commercial Power
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Commercial Power
Source 2007 NEI Pipeline Survey Preliminary
Results
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Commercial Power
  • Up to 15,600 nuclear utility workers may be
    eligible for retirement in the next 5 years
  • Vendors, suppliers, government agencies are in
    the same boat!
  • And thats just to keep the current fleet running
  • What does that mean to your students?

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Salary Examples
  • Nuclear Engineer I 62,000
  • Radiation Protection technician 36,000
  • (entry level)
  • Radiation Protection technician 41,000
  • (step 2)
  • Reactor Operator Trainee 37,000
  • Licensed Reactor Operator 64,000

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Commercial Power
  • Engineers
  • nuclear, electrical, chemical, mechanical,
    materials, and civil/structural
  • Professionals
  • health physicists, RP technicians, chemists,
    accountants, instrumentation and control
    technicians, IT experts, business management,
    fire protection, industrial safety, security and
    training instructors
  • Skilled Trades
  • electricians, welders, mechanics, pipe fitters,
    machinists, carpenters, millwrights and heavy
    equipment operators.

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Just a Few Examples
  • Core designers
  • Model the neutronic characteristics
  • Predict how the core will react to various
    operating conditions.
  • Optimize the parameters to safely produce
    electricity.

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Just a few examples
  • Spent fuel management
  • Evaluate fuel for dry storage
  • Design dry storage facilities
  • Design and test dry storage cask designs to
    withstand
  • Tornado winds and missiles
  • Earthquake
  • Drop
  • Tipover
  • Cold weather
  • Fire

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Just a few examples
  • Health Physicists and technicians
  • Protect personnel
  • Protect the facility
  • Protect the public
  • Protect the environment

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Just a few examples
  • Operators
  • Operate the equipment
  • Turn the valves
  • Read the instruments
  • Push the buttons and the switches
  • Make the megawatts!
  • Trained to predict, understand and respond

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Pathways
  • High school?trainee
  • Skilled craft apprenticeship with labor union
  • Professional Certificate or Associates Degree at
    Technical School or Community College
  • Bachelors (or higher) degree
  • Navy Nuclear experience

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High school?trainee
  • Usually requires pre-employment testing. Details
    and links to example tests at http//www.dom.com/j
    obs/tests.jspadmin_support
  • Good math and science skills (passed Algebra 2
    plus one of Physics, Chemistry, or Biology)
  • Pros
  • Immediate employment (with benefits) and
    on-the-job training
  • Cons
  • On-the-job training will generally take longer to
    get to certificate status
  • Usually will not receive credit towards a degree

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Skilled Craft Apprenticeship
  • Usually requires passing an assessment test (good
    math and science skills plus mechanical aptitude)
  • Defined pay, benefits and advancement structure

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Skilled Craft Apprenticeship
  • Apply with local union boards where applicable
  • IBEW at www.ibew.org
  • Utility Workers Union, http//uwua.net/
  • Others include AFL-CIO Building and Construction
    Trades, Metal Trades, Sheet Metal Workers
    International Association, United Association of
    Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and
    Pipe Fitting Industry

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Certificate or AAS Degree
  • Typically 2-year programs
  • Good math and science skills (Passed Algebra 2
    plus one of Physics, Chemistry or Biology)
  • Credits usually transferable toward a 4-year
    degree
  • After completion, may choose to enter workforce
    or continue for a bachelors degree

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Certificate or AAS Degree
  • Increasing opportunities for scholarships and
    paid internships
  • Examples
  • Linn State Technical College http//www.atc.org/at
    c04.htm
  • Central Virginia Community College
    http//www.cv.cc.va.us/Workforce/NSF/default.asp
  • Three Rivers Community College http//www.universi
    ties.com/On-Campus/Three_Rivers_Community_College_
    _Norwich_CT_Associate_degree_Nuclear__Nuclear_Powe
    r_Technology__T_165507.html

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Engineering degree
  • Nuclear, electrical, chemical, mechanical,
    materials, and civil/structural
  • Nuclear and health physics programs at
    http//www.nei.org/index.asp?catnum2catid289

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Engineering Degree
  • Scholarships, Fellowships, and Internships at
    http//www.nei.org/index.asp?catnum2catid210
  • At least Trigonometry (Calculus preferred) plus
    Chemistry and/or Physics

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Nuclear Navy
  • Highly selective program for both officers and
    enlisted personnel
  • Sophomore year in college can enter the Nuclear
    Propulsion Officer Candidate Program (NUPOC).
    Monthly stipend of 2,600-4,100 and a 15,000
    selection bonus
  • Rigorous training
  • 6 months at Nuclear Power School
  • 6 months at Nuclear Prototype School

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Nuclear Navy
  • HUGE retention bonuses (75,000!)
  • Many skills translate directly to the commercial
    industry
  • http//www.navy.com/

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Nuclear Medicine
  • Physician
  • Medical School plus at least 3 years training
  • Technologist
  • Wide variety of positions
  • 4-year degree, Post-BS Certificate (1 year
    training), 2-year Associates Degree

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Nuclear Medicine
  • Pharmacist
  • 4-year degree plus specialized nuclear training
  • Average about 85,000
  • Physicist
  • Advanced degree required (usually physics,
    medical physics, biophysics, computer
    engineering, electrical engineering or biomedical
    engineering)

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Research and Academia
  • Increase in funding for research in nuclear
    science technology
  • DOE
  • GNEP
  • NASA
  • New and exciting applications of nuclear science
    and technology

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Research and Academia
  • New reactor designs
  • Fission research
  • Fusion
  • Recycling and transmutation
  • Advances in nuclear medicine
  • Space technology

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Other Opportunities
  • Space Technology
  • Environmental Applications
  • Industrial Applications

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What We Need from You
  • Tell us how we can help you get students excited
    about math, science and technical careers in
    general and Nuclear in particular!
  • Tell your students about the plentiful and
    diverse opportunities for exciting, rewarding and
    well-paying careers in nuclear science and
    technology

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What We Need from You
  • Tell your interested students to
  • Do well in school (and stay out of trouble)
  • Take math and science
  • Algebra 2 plus one of Physics, Chemistry, or
    Biology for technician trainees
  • Trigonometry (Calculus preferred) plus at least 3
    years of science for engineering students
  • Consider summer opportunities like the University
    of Missouri-Rolla Nuclear Engineering summer camp
    for rising high school juniors and seniors

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University of Missouri-Rolla
  • Nuclear Engineering Summer Camp
  • ANS-VA Section Scholarships

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More Resources
  • Center for Energy Workforce Development (CEWD)
  • www.cewd.org
  • Get Into Energy website for students
  • Includes career assessment, descriptions of jobs,
    interactive portions
  • http//www.cewd.org/
  • Nuclear Energy Institute
  • Home page www.nei.org
  • Career Center http//www.nei.org/index.asp?catnum
    1catid7
  • Blog http//neinuclearnotes.blogspot.com/
  • Carol Berrigan at 202.739.8050

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More Resources
  • American Nuclear Society
  • Home page www.ans.org
  • Career Center http//www.ans.org/pi/edu/students/c
    areers/
  • Health Physics Society
  • Home page www.hps.org
  • Career Center http//www.hps.org/publicinformation
    /hpcareers.html
  • Society of Nuclear Medicine
  • http//www.snm.org
  • North American Young Generation in Nuclear
  • www.na-ygn.org

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