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Reactor Engineer I-IV


Brownville, NE, US, 68321-0098

Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) has an immediate opening for a Reactor Engineer I-IV located at Cooper Nuclear Station in Brownville, Nebraska.  Position closes 01/31/2022 at 11:59 p.m. Central Time. 


Position Summary

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


Assignments are designed to develop general knowledge of professional engineering practice in the electric utility industry and introduce customer/supplier communication skills. 

Education, Training and Experience

Degree in Nuclear Engineering (ABET Accredited) or Professional Engineering License. 

Good communication skills

PC knowledge

Entry into the Nuclear Engineering Support Program (ESP)

Licenses and/or Certifications


Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Provide technical assistance and on-call support to the control room regarding reactor operations

Prepare and review fuel and control blade shuffles to support refueling outage activities.

Control the transfer of Special Nuclear Material (SNM) by maintaining the SNM tracking database, developing SNM transfer forms and performing annual SNM inventory.

Prepare and review reactivity plans for power maneuvers.

Monitor and trend reactor performance to maintain and improve system availability, reliability, and operational performance.

Support LPRM Calibration through operation of the Traversing In-core Probe system.

Support new fuel receipt and inspection activities.

Prepare and review procedures associated with reactor core operation and nuclear fuel management.

Support dry fuel storage campaigns by preparing and reviewing canister loading plans and providing technical assistance on long range fuel storage plans.


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.

Hiring Philosophy
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