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Energy Northwest Shift Support Supervisor I in Richland, Washington

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The Shift Support Supervisor has two key functions:

If assigned to an operating crew, responsible for the operation of certain balance of plant processes as assigned by the Shift Manager. The Shift Support Supervisor controls the operation of activities within the Radwaste Control Room and directly supervises equipment operator activities external to the main control room. If licensed, the Shift Support Supervisor may assume the responsibilities of the Control Room Supervisor on assigned shifts.

If assigned to operations work control, on a continuing basis ensure all activities related to the operation of the plant for power generation are conducted in a safe and efficient manner in compliance with all federal, state, and local regulations and Energy Northwest policies and procedures. Responsible for directing the development of detailed plans/schedules for all corrective and preventative maintenance, surveillance, post maintenance test, and modifications within an assigned work week. Crosses all organization boundaries working with all departments and designated project managers to solve conflicts which hinder schedule adherence. Responsible for ensuring Energy Northwest and Columbia Generating Station (CGS) goals are met during their respective execution week. Support the CGS Emergency Plan by performing drill and exercise, on call, training, and qualification activities when required.


On shift accountabilities:

Maintain an adequate supply of nuclear grade condensate, solid and liquid waste storage capacity by directing the operation of the radwaste facility. Ensure supplies of consumable materials (diesel and boiler fuel, hydrogen, nitrogen, acid, etc.) are maintained.

Assures that certain balance of plant processes, equipment and activities are in compliance with approved procedures, Technical Specifications, and environmental requirements. Provide information to the Shift Manager regarding the results of operator tours and the status of radwaste, waste treatment, and other systems as assigned.

Assists the Shift Manager in the direction of plant activities by:

• Assuming responsibility for routine administrative tasks such as time distribution reports, overtime callout, issuing and maintaining required fire protection impairment logs, and by notifying appropriate individuals during emergency conditions as required.

• Assisting in the notifications of offsite agencies during an emergency as the on-shift notifier (EP duty).

• Interfacing with other shift personnel, other departments, and outside agencies such as PAC-NUC, ANI and offsite fire department.

• Assisting in the coordination of maintenance, health physics and operations interface for activities external to the main control room.

• Ensuring adherence to plant safety policies.

• Ensuring radiation exposure of on-shift personnel is maintained as low as reasonably achievable.

• Assisting in training and qualification efforts to ensure that qualified operators will perform plant tasks.

• Ensuring proper response of the plant emergency team in the event of a fire, medical emergency, radiological emergency, or other site emergency by providing direction to the fire brigade leader for the protection of plant equipment.

Evaluates and prepares performance evaluation reports on subordinate personnel.

Operations Work control accountabilities

Provide supervision and technical leadership to personnel in Operations working on projects and programs as well as the development, review and revision of procedures, thereby ensuring compliance with all codes, standards and regulations.

Act as primary Operations Department liaison with Planning, Scheduling and Outage organization. Attend all on-line and outage work management meetings representing the Operations department.

Investigate and disposition Condition Report issues when assigned. Review and approve dispositions completed by staff personnel and provide technical assistance as needed.

Establish and monitor the following areas for the Operations Manager: the clearance and tagging process, plant impact assessments for on-line and outage work and Operations role in implementing AP-928, Work Management Process.

Develop a plan, including necessary resources, budget and schedule, for meeting the Operations related Outage milestones. Monitor progress towards meeting the outage preparation milestones.

Additional duties include interface with outside agencies such as vendors, INPO and NRC to coordinate activities for the Operations Manager. Assume the responsibilities of the Operations Manager as needed. Responsible for determining personnel salary actions, training, discipline and performance of subordinates.

Must also be able to serve as a member of the Emergency Response Team, if necessary, and perform special projects as needed.

Evaluates and prepares performance evaluation reports on subordinate personnel.

Must provide support to the OCC and EOC [or other team/activity relevant to this position]


A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and six years of technical nuclear power plant experience; OR A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and four years of technical nuclear power plant experience and STA/IA qualified; OR an Associate’s degree from an accredited college or university plus eight years of technical nuclear power plant experience; OR a high school diploma or GED and 10 years of technical nuclear power plant experience.

As a supervisor of non-licensed operators minimum requirements are HS/GED and 4 years of craft/discipline specific experience (does not apply to license candidates).

Note: Technical (not all inclusive) examples include: Engineering, chemistry, US Navy, Commercial nuclear operational, Operational training. Operations Management will review qualifications outside this list to determine applicability.

This position is open until closed.

Pay Range

$108,279.00 - $162,419.00 Annual



Typically, selected candidates are hired between the minimum and midpoint of the range, based on applicable experience and qualifications, market rate, internal equity, and budgetary allowances.

Offers will be negotiated based on each candidate's qualifications.

Incentive Compensation

This role may be eligible to participate in our annual incentive plan. Incentives are earned based on employee performance against defined metrics and company goals.


Energy Northwest (EN) offers a highly competitive and substantial benefits package which allows qualifying employees (and their families) to enroll in medical, dental, vision, and basic life insurance. Other voluntary benefits may include flexible spending accounts, tuition reimbursement, supplemental life insurances, credit monitoring, and identity theft insurance. EN offers three retirement programs to qualifying employees including a matching 401(k) deferred compensation plan, the Washington State Pension Plan (PERS), and a 457(b) savings plan. Qualifying employees will also accrue 160 hours of personal time per year and nine paid holidays throughout the calendar year.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate due to race, color, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, national origin, veteran status or on the basis of disability.

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