Nuclear Repair Engineer
What Does a Professional in this Career Do?
Provides repairs and maintenance for nuclear power facilities or nuclear systems and system components. Performs maintenance and engineering or repair work needed to ensure the reliability of a nuclear power plant, including repairs to electrical or electronic equipment or components of a nuclear power system.
There were 3 Nuclear Repair Engineer job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 62 in the United States.
In combination with other careers in the Nuclear Engineer industry, which includes the Nuclear Repair Engineer career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2012:
Many new Nuclear Repair Engineer jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.
The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $97,820.
The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $108,903.
Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Nuclear Repair Engineer postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $87,276.
Education and Experience
Posted Nuclear Repair Engineer jobs typically require the following level of education. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.
Posted Nuclear Repair Engineer jobs typically require the following number of years of experience. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.
|Years of Experience||Percentage|
|0 to 2 years||65%|
|3 to 5 years||25%|
|6 to 8 years||6%|
Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Nuclear Repair Engineer positions expect applicants to have as well as the most common skills that distinguish individuals from their peers. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is also listed.
A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.
- Planning (47%)
- Communication Skills (42%)
- Troubleshooting (24%)
- Problem Solving (23%)
- Oral Communication (21%)
A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.
- Repair (100%)
- Physics (65%)
- Chemistry (55%)
- Professional Engineer (44%)
- Engineering Supervision (39%)
A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.
- Calibration (18%)
- Project Management (18%)
- Ionizing Radiation (16%)
- Machinery (16%)
- Performance Appraisals (15%)
A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.
- Boilers (6%)
- Metallurgy (3%)
Salary Boosting Skills
A professional who wishes to excel in this career path may consider developing the following highly valued skills. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is listed along with the marginal value: the average salary difference between postings that request that skill and those that do not.
- Condensers (3%) – marginal value $10,483
- Boilers (6%) – marginal value $5,260
- Economic Analysis (2%) – marginal value $1,494
- Stress Analysis (2%) – marginal value $1,201
- Heat Exchange (2%) – marginal value $697
Alternative Job Titles
Sometimes employers post jobs with Nuclear Repair Engineer skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:
- Nuclear Engineer
- Supervisory Nuclear Engineer
- Lead Nuclear Engineer
- Senior Nuclear Engineer
- Nuclear Reactor Engineer
If you are interested in exploring occupations with similar skills, you may want to research the following job titles. Note that we only list occupations that have at least one corresponding NC State Online and Distance Education program.
- Nuclear Engineer
- Nuclear Project Engineer
- Isotopes and Radiation Engineer
- Materials Research Engineer
- Nuclear Systems Engineer
- Nuclear Operations and Power Engineer
- Nuclear Safety Engineer
- Physical Chemist
- Mechanical Engineer Surveyor
Here are the employers that have posted the most Nuclear Repair Engineer jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.
- U S Pacific Fleet (12)
- United States Fleet Forces Command (7)
- Northstar Incorporated (4)
- Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated (4)
- Sandia Corporation (4)
- Duke Energy Corporation (3)
NC State Programs Relevant to this Career
If you are interested in preparing for a career in this field, the following NC State Online and Distance Education programs offer a great place to start!