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Instrument Control Engineer

Industry: Energy
Area: Nuclear

Instrument Control Engineers have responsibility for switches, wiring, relaying, terminal boards, control systems and sensing devices (both analog and digital). They are involved with circuit design and function, including engineering documentation.

Work Settings

A nuclear power plant is not all that different from coal, oil, or gas fired plants. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), part of our government, licenses the use of nuclear material and inspects users to make sure they follow the rules for safety.


Instrument Control Engineers require a minimum of a BS in Engineering.

Job Outlook

Instrument Control Engineers are expected to have employment growth about as fast as the average for all occupations though 2014. 


Annual wages for Instrument Control Engineers vary from $62,000 to $81,000.

Work Schedule

Most engineers work a standard 40-hour week. At times, deadlines or design standards may bring extra pressure to a job, requiring engineers to work longer hours.

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