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Constellation Candidate Nuclear Equip Oper in Pottstown, Pennsylvania

Company Overview

As the nation's largest producer of clean, carbon-free energy, Constellation is a company purposely built to meet the challenges of the climate crisis. Constellation has been the leader in clean energy production for more than a decade and we are growing our company and capabilities. Now, we're accelerating, speeding our low-carbon or no-carbon power to more people in more places, day and night, providing our customers and communities with options to buy, manage and use energy as part of their decarbonization mission. The race is on to confront the climate crisis and Constellation is ready to meet the challenge. Come join us as we lead energy, together

Total Rewards

Constellation offers a wide range of benefits and rewards, designed to help our employees thrive professionally and personally. In addition to highly competitive salaries, we offer a bonus program, 401(k) with company match, employee stock purchase program; comprehensive medical, dental and vision benefits, including a robust wellness program; paid time off for vacation, holidays and sick days; and much more

Salary starts at $45.73/hour

Primary Purpose of Position

The Equipment Operator is an entry-level hands-on position within the Operations job family and leads to becoming a licensed Reactor Operator and Senior Reactor Operator. An SRO license can lead to the highest levels of the nuclear industry. Individuals who are selected to fill these vacancies will enter one year of initial non-licensed operator training. Once successfully completed, the candidate will assume shift duties on an operations team. This is a shift work position, which requires mandatory rotating day and night shifts

Primary Duties and Accountabilities

  1. The qualified candidate will be responsible for the following: Regularly and customarily is responsible for the monitoring, control and operation of nuclear station equipment for the control room. This includes the following, together with other related and incidental work

  2. Start, stops, controls and monitors nuclear reactor and auxiliary reactor systems, as required for plant operations, including taking manual control and equipment as conditions warrant

  3. Start, stops, controls and monitors steam turbine, main generator and auxiliary turbine generating equipment as required to maintain maximum station capability, including taking manual control of equipment as conditions warrant

  4. As directed, starts, stops, adjusts, tests and operates pumps, valves, switchgear, controls and other components of systems

  5. Monitors recorders and indicators within the control room for the nuclear and turbine generator systems for operation within prescribed limits. Obtains overview data and performs various calculations as required by procedure

  6. Responds to plant indicators and alarms in accordance with plant procedures including identifying those parameters that are indicative of an emergency condition and initiating designated actions

  7. Performs operations in accordance with administrative procedures and NRC license including shift turnovers, log maintenance, etc.

  8. Responds to and takes action as required in mitigating consequences of plant transient. Required to be thoroughly familiar with entry conditions and cautions for the emergency operating procedure and the basis of each step in the procedures. Required to be familiar with the abnormal operating event procedures and systems diagnostic and restoration procedures

  9. Participates as a member of station fire brigade and will be required to function as fire brigade leader

  10. Assists shift supervision in the performance of any and all of the duties involved in duties involved in directing and coordinating the actions of the other personnel assigned to assist in operation of the station

  11. Responsible to identify and correct deficient conditions through the use of the station Corrective Action program, initiating action requests for material condition issues and submitting Procedure change requests

  12. Initiates Emergency Plan in accordance with implementing procedure

  13. Implements tagging and system out-of-service requests, including directing others to realign valves, rack out breakers and hang tags

  14. During refueling of the reactor, manipulates controls, drives, etc. and observes nuclear and radiation monitoring instruments in accordance with procedural controls. May be required to assist in refueling

  15. Operates station communications equipment as required

Individuals who are selected to fill these vacancies will enter one year of initial non-licensed operator training. Once successfully completed, the candidate will assume shift duties on an operations team. This is a shift work position. Preference for applicants who view this entry-level position as an opportunity to progress into license training for a Reactor Operator or a Senior Reactor Operator role

Minimum Qualifications

  • Candidates must possess a High School Diploma or GED and one of the following:

  • 2 years of non-generating nuclear power facility (e.g. Navy Nuclear training/experience or experience at a DOE facility)

  • A Bachelor of Science degree in engineering, engineering technology, or related science program

  • 43 credit hours of post-secondary education of which 75% (at least 8 courses or 32 hours) is advanced math, physics, chemistry and/or engineering/engineering technology

  • 1 year Power Plant experience, which includes any of the following:

  • Work performed in fossil-fueled or nuclear-fueled electric power production plants during preoperational, startup testing or operational activities

  • Experience in petrochemical; similar process plants; or steam propulsion plant design, construction, technical support, operation, maintenance, or training instruction

Constellation is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and employees or applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to: age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law.