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Can you tell me about work in a nuclear power plant as technician?

Our local college in wilmington nc has a training program for this. They said it would guarantee me a job making $24 an hour after 2 years of classes and on the job train as you go. It sounds good, but I don't know anything about working in a place like that. Is it like a maintenance job?

Asked By: yakketyass13 - 4/17/2008
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Operators in plants with automated control systems work mainly in a central control room and usually are called control room operators or control room operator trainees or assistants. switchboard operators control the flow of electricity from a central point, while auxiliary equipment operators work throughout the... More
Answered By: michr - 4/17/2008
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Most likely you will be monitoring the nuclear reactions. The way nuclear power works is that it makes a reaction that keeps reacting with it's surroundings (Causing a lot of energy to be released very quickly, such as in a nuclear bomb). However, since we don't want it to get to an unstable point in a power plant... More
Answered By: Amanda B - 4/17/2008
 
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