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Mechanical Engineer


Brownville, NE, US, 68321-0098

Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) has an immediate opening for a Mechanical Engineer located at Cooper Nuclear Station in Brownville, Nebraska.  Position closes December 31, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. Central Time. 

This position will report to Component Programs Engineering Supervisor.   

Position Summary

This position will be the Aging Management Coordinator & Preventive Management Program Owner in the EP&C Engineering department.


This position may be assigned to a position within the Emergency Response Organization (ERO) that requires response to the station when an emergency is declared.  Assignment to one of these positions and a condition of continued employment will be the ability to arrive at the station to perform ERO responsibilities within 45 minutes of notification of an emergency.


Note:  Level I to Level V Engineer and Engineering Specialists are considered a progression and is approved by the appropriate manager.  Engineering positions are managed under the NPPD Nuclear Engineering Career Path document. 


Education, Training and Experience

Engineer: Degree in Engineering (ABET Accredited school).   Mechanical or Electrical Engineer degree preferred.


Engineering Specialist: Associates Degree and 4 years’ experience in engineering related activities at a commercial nuclear power plant OR 6 year’s experience in engineering related activities at a commercial nuclear power plant.


Entry into the Nuclear Engineering Support Program (ESP) if not already ESP qualified.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Act as the Subject Matter Expert for License Renewal (LR) Aging Management and the Preventative Maintenance (PM) Program.

  • Station technical resource for Aging Management Program (AMP) Owners and License Renewal activities.

  • Function as the Preventative Maintenance and Periodic Surveillance (PSPM) Aging Management Program owner.

  • Coordinate, track and review PSPM inspections.

  • Review equipment-related condition reports and perform Aging Effectiveness Evaluations.

  • Reviews internal age-related operating experience and submits to INPO as warranted.

  • Monitors performance of aging management activities and their effectiveness

  • Assist in development of PM Basis Documents and creating, revising and deleting technical bases.

  • Process and review Maintenance Plan Change Requests for Changes, New PMs and Deferrals.

  • Maintain involvement with Industry License Renewal and Preventative Maintenance user groups.

  • Support site meetings such as T-28 and Preventative Maintenance Owners Group

  • Support review of As-Found Shop CON Codes.


  • The incumbent is accountable for miscellaneous other responsibilities as assigned or required.


Accountable for other duties as assigned.

Core Competencies

Customer Focus
Employees & Teamwork/Diversity & Inclusion
Public Service/Environmental Stewardship

Salary Information - Nebraska Public Power District offers a competitive starting salary with opportunities for growth. 


Engineer   I, Exempt Pay Grade 12:  $6,017 to $7,124 monthly

Engineer  II, Exempt Pay Grade 13:  $6,748 to $7,990 monthly

Engineer III, Exempt Pay Grade 14:  $7,674 to $9,220 monthly

Engineer IV, Exempt Pay Grade 15:  $8,805 to $10,580 monthly

Engineer  V, Exempt Pay Grade 16:  $10,102  to $12,138 monthly


Nebraska Public Power District offers a competitive starting salary and an excellent benefits package including medical and dental insurance, 401K retirement plan, hybrid work schedule, paid holidays, paid vacation, paid medical, training opportunities, tuition reimbursement and more.


If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact Human Resources at Nebraska Public Power District.

Nebraska Public Power District is an Equal Opportunity Employer

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer who values the contributions of its diverse work force. We are only legally able to hire persons who are 1) a United States citizen or national, 2) a lawful permanent resident of the United States, or 3) an alien legally authorized to work in the United States.

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