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License Class Candidate

Location: 

Brownville, NE, US, 68321

Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) has an immediate opening for a License Class Candidate located at Cooper Nuclear Station in Brownville. Position closes December 31, 2019.

 

Position Summary

The incumbent is responsible for the operation of the reactor and station equipment ensuring safe and efficient operation of Cooper Nuclear Station (CNS) in accordance with State and Federal Regulations, Plant Operating License, and Station Procedures while meeting the electrical power needs of NPPD.

Candidates for these positions should understand that if selected, that after qualifying for their Reactor Operator (RO) or Senior Reactor Operator (SRO) licenses, it is expected they will remain in assigned positions in the Operations Department for a minimum of 3 years and maintain their licenses in good standing during that time.

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.

This position requires respiratory protection qualifications including the donning of SCBA.  This position will require shift rotation work.

 

Education, Training and Experience

Reactor Operator (RO) Education and Experience Eligibility Requirements:

Education - The candidate possesses a HS diploma or equivalent

 

Experience - The candidate has at least three years of power plant experience.  Up to 18 months of this experience may be credited by academic equivalence as defined in the most recent version of the INPO ACAD that provides guidelines for initial license candidate's eligibility. The candidate must also have at least 6 months at CNS.

 

Additionally, operations experience is required, as defined below:

 

6 months performing plant operational duties as a Non-licensed operator on site OR 12 months performing plant operational duties as a Non-licensed operator at another BWR facility OR 6 months performing plant operational duties as an ACTIVE licensed reactor operator at another BWR facility OR 24 months in position equivalent to the reactor operator position at a military reactor.  Equivalent military positions are defined as one of the following: RO, EWS/EOOW, PPWO/PPWS

Senior Reactor Operator (SRO) Education and Experience Eligibility Requirements:

Education - The candidate possesses a HS diploma or equivalent.


Experience - The candidate must have at least 6 months on site at CNS. Further eligibility requirements require meeting one of four general categories:

--Individuals with 1 or more years experience as licensed RO at CNS are eligible as RO upgrade candidates.

 

--Individuals with equivalent experience as licensed RO at another commercial reactor facility (greater than or equal to 1.5 years) or military reactors (greater than or equal to 2 years) are eligible as direct SRO candidates.  Military experience must be in one of the following positions:  RO/EOOW/EWS/PPWO/PPWS.

 

--Individuals with BS degree or equivalent in engineering, engineering technology, or related science and who have responsible nuclear power plant experience as power plant staff and/or qualified non-licensed operators (greater than or equal to 1.5 years) are eligible as direct SRO candidates.

 

--Individuals who have significant experience as SRO certified instructors involved in the training and evaluation of licensed operators at commercial nuclear plants (greater than or equal to 4 years) are eligible as direct SRO candidates.

The incumbent must be able to meet Regulatory Guide 1.8 (Revision 3) and ACAD 10-001 Rev 0

 

Shift Technical Engineer Requirements:

Education: The dedicated STE shall have a BS in Engineering from an ABET accredited school.  The dual role SRO/STE shall have a BS in Engineering Technology or Physical Science from an ABET accredited school with an SRO License.

 

Experience:  Nuclear power plant experience 1 year which shall include on-site 6 months.  The incumbent must be able to meet Reg Guide 1.8 (Revision 3), ANSI 3.1 (1993) and ACAD 14-002 requirements.

Licenses and/or Certifications

None

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

The SRO directs the activities of other Control Room Operators (CRO) and Non-Licensed Operators (NLOs) in response to normal, abnormal, and emergency conditions. The SRO is also responsible to meet all CRO functions.

 

The CRO directs the activities of NLOs in response to normal, abnormal, and emergency conditions.

 

The CRO is responsible for performing all control room manipulations necessary for operation of CNS in accordance with State and Federal Regulations, Plant Operating License, and Station Procedures.

 

The CRO shall always be alert and attentive to Control Room Panel indications and alarms and ensures that all challenges and distractions are minimized.

 

The CRO is responsible to keep comprehensive, accurate Control Room Logs.

 

The CRO is responsible to operate equipment outside the main Control Room in accordance with Plant Emergency procedures.

 

The CRO is responsible for one of three (3) positions as assigned by the SRO assigned as Control Room Supervisor (CRS).

 

The CRO is responsible to notify the CRS or Shift Manager (SM) of any unexpected situations encountered in monitoring the main control boards.

Accountable for other duties as assigned.
Core Competencies
Customer Focus
Employees & Teamwork/Diversity and Inclusion
Integrity/Excellence
Public Service/Environmental Stewardship
Safety

 

Salary Information: $41.64-$53.62 Hourly 

Travel Required: None  Travel required may fluctuate by business need. This is an estimate and will be discussed further with candidates that receive an interview.

 

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

Hiring Philosophy

Federal EEO

E-Verify Participant

Right to Work

FMLA 

Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision

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.


Nearest Major Market: Lincoln