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South Texas Project Nuclear Operating Company Mechanical Engineer (Sr/Staff/Consulting) in Wadsworth, Texas

Mechanical Engineer (Sr/Staff/Consulting)

STP Nuclear Operating Company, 12090 FM 521, Wadsworth, Texas, United States of AmericaReq #694

Monday, January 10, 2022

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.


The Mechanical Engineer is responsible for the development, implementation and administration of engineering changes. Also responsible for providing technical support for the operation, maintenance and procurement personnel; and providing departmental oversight support relating to business plan, budgets, and mentoring and coaching of co-workers.


•Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, preferably in Mechanical Engineering. (Required)

•Master’s degree in a technical discipline, preferably in Mathematics, Physical Science, or Engineering Technology is the equivalent of 1 year experience.


•Experience will determine the position/title and are listed below in the POSITION Section:


•There is no Certification or Licensure Listed


•Responsible for design, research, maintaining documentation and reliability/obsolescence improvement.

•Provide guidance/assistance for complex troubleshooting of maintenance activities.

•Collaborate with Purchasing, Maintenance, Operations and Systems/Design Engineering.

•Prepares/reviews engineering evaluations for plant repairs/rework and conditions.

•Prepares/reviews non-conforming or degraded component dispositions.

•Evaluates the extent of the condition and its effect on the component's ability to perform the required design function, including complex issues.

•Prepares/reviews/approves engineering documentation (e.g.: specifications, analysis, drawings, evaluations, Design Change Packages, fault-trees, Plan-of-Action etc.).

•Reviews and evaluates vendor and industry documentation and event reports for relevant application to STP, and identify appropriate corrective actions.


•Manages the interface with other departments and regulatory agencies by leading meetings and discussions to provide specific information and analysis to questions/problems.

•Performs duties of the Section Supervisor as delegated.

•Provides Management level reports on specific tasks.

•Prepares/reviews Operability reviews of station problems/events; evaluate regulatory requirements for operability and submit written recommendations to Operations.

•Provides mentoring and training to co-workers.


•Accept ERO position as needed.

•Accept outage position as needed.


•Ability to obtain and maintain unescorted access. Strong written and verbal communications skills required.

•Ability to work independently and interface with all levels of personnel required.

•Knowledge of design, operations, maintenance, and testing, preferably nuclear power

(Preferred but not required for entry level engineer/specialist) •Ability to read and interpret engineering documents and drawings

•Ability to use a personal computer and up-to-date software.


•Overtime and alternate work schedules as needed.

•Subject to callouts twenty-four hours per day seven days per week.

•Periodic, frequent field inspections in a plant environment and in all kinds of weather conditions. May require working outdoors and at night.


Mechanical Engineer/Engineer Specialist – 9307/9306


• 2 years of engineering or 2 years of maintenance or operations experience in which one year is nuclear related (Required)

Mechanical Eng Sr Plant Eng/Spec Eng Sr Plant Eng – 9966/9974


•3 to 5 years of engineering or 3 to 5 years of maintenance or operations experience in which two years is nuclear related plant (Required)

•GM Engineering approval is required for experience less than 5 years.

Mechanical Eng Staff Plant Eng/Spec Eng Staff Plant Eng – 9967/9975


•5 to 8 years of engineering or 5 to 8 years of maintenance or operations experience in which two years is nuclear related (Required)

•GM Engineering approval is required for experience less than 8 years.

Mechanical Engineer Consulting/Spec Engineer Consulting – 9934/9973


•10 years of engineering or 10 years of maintenance or operations experience in which two years is nuclear related (Required)

Posting Closes – January 17, 2022

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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