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Tennessee Valley Authority Lead Operations Instruction - 511589 in DECATUR, Alabama

Lead Operations Instruction - 511589

Job ID:511589Location:DECATUR, ALRegular/Temporary:Regular


Lead Operations Instruction - 511589

Organization: Nuclear

Department: Operations Training

Location: Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant - Decatur, Alabama

Posting Open: 07/14/2021

Posting Close: 08/09/2021 at 11:59pmEST

Salary: Competitive

Job Summary:

Lead in development, maintenance and conduct of training and qualification activities that ensure operators and Shift Technical Advisor qualifications meet regulatory and accreditation requirements and management expectations to support the operation of the assigned site. Lead in implementation and instruction of operator, shift technical advisor, simulator training programs, and clearance procedure training in assigned functional areas to support nuclear plant operation.

Principal Accountabilities:

  1. Lead in analysis of technical material and change actions (operating experience, modifications, procedure changes, etc.), and prepare/update content evaluations, task lists/matrices to provide technically adequate and effective training materials for Operations Training Programs (including Shift Operations Supervisor Training) by the Training System Development (TSD) process to provide training sufficient for site personnel to perform their job functions, and to satisfy programmatic requirements.

  2. Lead and conduct training in a manner to ensure plant goals, objectives, and standards are met; assigned training facilities and training aids promote a professional learning environment, and training delivery is consistent, professional, and cost-effective.

  3. Counsel trainees with respect to performance, recommend appropriate remedial actions, maintain examination integrity, and apply high performance standards during training and performance evaluations to certify only those personnel who have demonstrated the ability to safely and efficiently operate and stand for NRC license or requalification examination.

  4. Prepare, review for accuracy and completeness, and forward for retention per procedures required training records to attest to adequate training of personnel to perform their job functions.

  5. Lead in monitoring and assessment of training and job performance activities to factor improvements into training, to have operator training requirements addressed in site procedures, to provide feedback to site management regarding needed modifications or procedure changes, and to improve simulator fidelity.

  6. Maintain instructor certification, simulator instructor certification, and applicable portions of requalification training to meet regulatory and accreditation requirements, and to be qualified to serve as a Shift Operations Supervisor at the plant on a rotational basis; and participate in developmental opportunities to continually improve job performance and skills.

  7. Lead in preparation of requested materials and evaluation instruments for, and support as assigned, NRC examinations in assigned function area (initial license or requalification); provide information for NRC license and renewal applications, and license notifications, to comply with NRC requirements under 10 CFR 55 and NUREG-1021.

  8. Serve as a Plant Assessment Team Leader/Member to support the site Radiological Emergency Plan.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    Education—B.S. in engineering (any discipline) or related science (e.g., physics, chemistry) and completion of a Shift Technical Advisor (STA) training program; or high school diploma or GED with completion of an RO license or SRO license certification training program.

    Experience— In addition, six to eight total years experience associated with power production which includes four years combined training and experience required to obtain an RO license, SRO license or STA certification.

    Certification/License, etc— Hold or have held RO License, SRO license or certification on BWR or PWR plant or TVA or industry accreditation as a Shift Operations Supervisor or Shift Technical Advisor. Maintain requirements for nuclear plant unescorted access and (if held) S-2 medical requirements for NRC licensure.

    Knowledge/Skills/Abilities-Training experience and computer skills desirable.

    Candidate may be required to obtain and maintain a security clearance based on

    position / access requirements and essential job functions.

Equal Employment Opportunity

TVA values and embraces diversity. We encourage all individuals to apply regardless of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, sex, abilities/disabilities, sexual orientation, religion, veteran status and age. We strive to be inclusive of all the people we serve across the Valley.

TVA is an Equal Opportunity employer and complies with all applicable laws and regulations regarding equal employment opportunities. Any applicant or employee who believes s/he has a discrimination claim (including harassment or retaliation) must contact TVA’s Equal Opportunity Compliance office within 45 calendar days of the event or action s/he believes to constitute discrimination, harassment, or retaliation.

Drug-Free Workplace

All TVA Non-Nuclear employees are covered by TVA's Federal Drug-Free Workplace Program Plan, in accordance with Executive Order 12564, Public Law 100-71 and the Mandatory Guidelines for Federal Workplace Drug Testing. Information regarding the Drug Free Workplace Program can be found TVA Non-Nuclear employees in Testing Designated Positions, including those performing safety-sensitive duties are also subject to random drug testing. TVA Nuclear employees are subject to random alcohol and drug tests in accordance with 10 CFR Part 26 as mandated by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).

How to Claim Vet Preference

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