nuclear reactor operator


Nuclear reactor operators directly control nuclear reactors in power plants from control panels, and are solely responsible for the alterations in reactor reactivity. They start up operations and react to changes in status such as casualties and critical events. They monitor parameters and ensure compliance with safety regulations.

Alternative label

  • nuclear reactor control panel monitor

  • nuclear plant safety technician

  • nuclear reactor technician

  • nuclear reactor operative

  • nuclear reactor safety supervisor

  • nuclear reactor control panel worker

  • nuclear reactor worker

  • nuclear reactor operation technician

  • nuclear plant monitoring technician

  • nuclear reactor controller

Regulatory aspect

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Essential skills and competences

Essential Knowledge

Optional skills and competences

Optional Knowledge



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