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South Texas Project Nuclear Operating Company RO License Operator Trainee - LOT & Apprentice Class (12 Positions) in United States

RO License Operator Trainee - LOT & Apprentice Class (12 Positions)

STP Nuclear Operating Company, 12090 FM 521, Wadsworth, Texas, United States of AmericaReq #541

Monday, October 19, 2020

The South Texas Project Electric Generating Station is one of the newest and largest nuclear power facilities in the nation. STP's two units produce 2,700 megawatts of carbon-free electricity - providing clean energy to two million Texas homes. Through our uncompromising commitment to nuclear safety and continuous focus on improving plant operations, STP has emerged as an industry leader. Our 1,200 employees maintain an ongoing commitment to the safe and reliable operation of the facility. The company's culture and core values focus on safety, integrity, teamwork and excellence.

SUMMARY

Operation of plant equipment in a safe and efficient manner in accordance with plant procedures and technical specifications.

EDUCATION

High School/GED or equivalent (Required) Associates degree in science, mathematics or technology program, (preferably) Mechanical or Operations Technology. Navy nuclear power plant experience may be considered in lieu of the degree requirement. (Preferred)

EXPERIENCE

2 Years + (minimum 3 years) responsible power plant experience; preferably at least one year spent performing non-license duties at the nuclear power plant for which the license is sought. Navy Nuclear experience considered as responsible prior plant experience. (Required)

LICENSE/CERTIFICATIONS Reactor Operator (Required) General Employee Training 1, 2, 3 and 4 (including respirator) (Required) Texas Driver’s license (Required)

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES OPERATION OF POWER PLANT CONTROLS: Operates the controls of the nuclear power plant to avoid accidents and to mitigate the consequences of any postulated accidents. Operates controls in accordance with the plant operating license and technical specifications. Diagnoses plant status and initiates corrective action based on available information. Uses plant procedures and technical specifications to implement appropriate actions under normal, abnormal, outage, and emergency plant conditions. Monitors and tests plant equipment, maintains logs, and completes appropriate paperwork. Ensures equipment and personnel safety through equipment clearance order program. Acts as NRC communicator as part of emergency response duties and performs briefings and attends meetings as needed.

NRC REACTOR OPERATOR LICENSING & TRAINING: Successfully completes initial training and maintains NRC License to ensure compliance with all operating standards. Demonstrates understanding of the concepts, philosophy, and responsibilities with respect to reactivity management and reactor core safety. Demonstrates knowledge of systems and components of controls over which operators have responsibility and control. Performs "On-The-Job" training as appropriate to role and successfully completes required continuing training. Maintains all required position qualifications.

TEAMWORK - CONTROL ROOM SHIFT TEAM: Effectively controls and coordinates activities and serves as an effective member of the control room shift team. Communicates effectively with team members and constructively manages conflict within the control room shift team and with other plant personnel. Anticipates and recognizes error-likely situations and effectively addresses concerns with those involved. Asks questions to obtain needed information to perform the tasks of the job. Follows and supports command, control, and leadership directives and is committed to achieve team and station goals. Engages in self-critique of individual and team performance.

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES Accept ERO position as needed. Accept outage position as needed. Note: For further information, please refer to ACAD Guidelines for Initial Training and Qualifications for Licensed Operators.

SPECIAL SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND QUALIFICATIONS Ability to obtain and maintain unescorted access. Ability to meet and maintain requirements for NRC Reactor Operator license and to maintain proficiency and complete requalification training and examination program Good verbal and written communication skills. Ability to read and interpret schematics and system drawings and to use basic algebra to solve formulas used in operation procedures. Ability to operate a computer terminal and use current database software. Ability to respond to visual and auditory signals from control panels.

WORKING CONDITIONS Overtime and alternate work schedules as needed. Subject to callouts twenty-four hours per day seven days per week. Initial training will be in a classroom environment. Training is intensive and will require study outside of normal working hours. Training will include rotating shift assignments in the plant to complete On-the-Job training requirements and simulator sessions conducted during weekends. Wear a respirator, including a self-contained breathing apparatus. Requires the ability to work under stress. Must access all areas of the plant (includes extensive walking, stooping, climbing and exposure to heat).

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS Rarely - Less than 10% of the shift spent in this activity :(Crawling, Lifting 5 - 20 lbs, Lifting > 20 lbs, Carrying > 5 lbs, Pushing 1 - 10 lbs, Pushing > 10 lbs) Occasionally - From 11% to 33% of the shift spent in this activity :(Sitting, Kneeling, Crouching, Stooping, Squatting, Bending, Twisting, Climbing Ladder with a maximum height of 25', Climbing an incline) Frequently - From 34% to 66% of the shift spent in this activity :(Standing, Walking, Reaching above shoulder, Climbing Stairs, Lifting 1 - 5 lbs, Carrying 1 - 5 lbs, Reaching, Handling, Fingering, Feeling) Continuously - From 67% to 100% of the shift spent in this activity :(Coordination (Eye, Hand, Foot))

MENTAL CAPACITY Occasionally - From 11% to 33% of the shift spent in this activity :(Basic Math) Frequently - From 34% to 66% of the shift spent in this activity :(Reading, Writing, Reasoning, Visualizing, Problem Solving, Managing Resources)

WORK ENVIRONMENT Rarely - Less than 10% of the shift spent in this activity :(Outdoors (in all weather conditions), In a vehicle (drives truck around work site), Confined spaces, Works on sloping surface, Works on uneven surface, Works on slippery surface) Occasionally - From 11% to 33% of the shift spent in this activity :(Noise level sometimes warrants hearing protection in certain areas, Heat stress (extreme temperatures associated with e.g. > 100 F)) Frequently - From 34% to 66% of the shift spent in this activity :(Desk work, Working rapidly) Continuously - From 67% to 100% of the shift spent in this activity :(Indoors, Working under pressure, Works on concrete surface, Works on level surface)

SENSORY ABILITY - Ability to Distinguish Color Ability to See Ability to Hear/Listen Ability to Speak Ability to Touch Ability to Smell

Posting Closes – January 15, 2021

STP is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and is committed to nondiscrimination in all matters relating to employment throughout the organization. STP will make every good faith effort to meet or exceed its affirmative action goals and commitments.

We thank all individuals for their interest; however, only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.

NOTE: In order to be considered for this position you must complete the entire application process, which includes answering all prescreening questions and providing your eSignature on or before the requisition closing date.

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  • Pay TypeHourly

  • STP Nuclear Operating Company, 12090 FM 521, Wadsworth, Texas, United States of America

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