@Submariner- To secure a nuclear power plant operator job you will need at least two years of technical training. You will also need to pass the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's (NRC) nuclear operator license exam. This exam is required for any plant and senior plant operator.
To pass the examination, you will need a combination of years of education and experience. To keep your certification, you will need to pass annual practical plant operation examinations and biennial written examinations.
Nuclear power plants are safer than any other type of power plant, but the risks in an accident are much higher in nuclear power plants. The training required to become a nuclear plant operator is equal to the immense safety and national security responsibility that a nuclear plant operator holds.