The Skills Needed
An I&C technician must be able to measure and maintain the reliability and performance of nuclear plant control systems and instruments involving such work as inspecting, testing and diagnosing the operation conditions of the various plant components.
The Education/Experience Needed
A high school diploma or GED is required, supplemented by specialized training in power plant instrument operation and maintenance. In addition, some employers require professional certifications.
An I&C technician receives continuous on-the-job training.
A Competitive Salary
The median salary for an I&C technician is $53,480. Actual compensation may be higher due to overtime, bonuses and incentive compensation.
Source for salary data: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2012