Reactor Operator (Nuclear Plant Operator in Training)
Southern Company - Augusta, GA

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Southern Nuclear - Plant Hatch; Plant Vogtle and Plant Farley

Be a part of America's energy future at Southern Nuclear:
Your commercial or navy power plant experience may qualify you for a challenging and rewarding career with the premier energy company serving the Southeast. Southern Nuclear, a subsidiary of Southern Company, is leading the nuclear industry with the safe, efficient operation of its three nuclear sites in Georgia and Alabama.

Both Plant Farley and Plant Vogtle 1&2 are powered by pressurized water reactors (PWR), while Plant Hatch is powered by boiling water reactors (BWR).

Southern Company strives to be the employer of choice by offering a stable work environment, a culture that values your contributions, and a competitive pay and benefits package. Southern Company also ranks highest among electric utilities on G.I. Jobs Magazine's annual list of the nation's Top 100 Military-Friendly Employers.

Outstanding Employment Opportunities:
Reactor Operators (Nuclear Plant Operators in Training) positions are available at existing and new sites:
Plant Farley - near Dothan, Alabama (PWR)
Plant Hatch - near Vidalia, Georgia (BWR)
Plant Vogtle 1&2 - near Augusta, Georgia (PWR)
Successful candidates will perform duties at one of Southern Nuclear's plants for a specified period of time in preparation for Reactor Operator License class. Duties include qualifying on, monitoring, and operating plant mechanical, electrical, and reactor systems; inspecting and adjusting operating equipment; performing surveillances and special test activities.

Southern Company strives to be the employer of choice by offering a stable work environment, a culture that values your contributions, and a competitive pay and benefits package. Southern Company also ranks highest among electric utilities on G.I. Jobs Magazine's annual list of the nation's Top 100 Military-Friendly Employers.

Outstanding Employment Opportunities:
Reactor Operators (Nuclear Plant Operators in Training) positions are available at existing and new sites:

  • Plant Farley - near Dothan, Alabama (PWR)
  • Plant Hatch - near Vidalia, Georgia (BWR)
  • Plant Vogtle 1&2 - near Augusta, Georgia (PWR)
Successful candidates will perform duties at one of Southern Nuclear's plants for a specified period of time in preparation for Reactor Operator License class. Duties include qualifying on, monitoring, and operating plant mechanical, electrical, and reactor systems; inspecting and adjusting operating equipment; performing surveillances and special test activities.

Job Requirements:
Candidates must meet both of the following qualifications for Reactor Operator Eligibility, as outlined in INPO ACAD 10-001, Figure 2-1.

Qualification 1 - At least 36 months of power plant experience. This qualification can be met through a combination of commercial and navy power plant experience as well as education.

Commercial power plant experience at either a fossil or nuclear plant
Up to 9 months (of the 36 months) may be met with an Associate of Science Degree in Engineering, Engineering Technology or related science
Up to 18 months (of the 36 months) may be met with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering, Engineering Technology or related science, or a professional engineering license
Navy nuclear experience (Experience will be credited in accordance to ACAD10-001)
AND

Qualification 2 - Candidate must meet ONE of the following:
  • At least 12 months performing plant operational duties as a nonlicensed operator at a comparable (BWR/PWR) facility? (qualified for all power block and safety systems operational duties)
  • OR-
  • At least 6 months performing plant operational duties as an ACTIVE licensed reactor operator (per 10 CFR 55.53(e)) at a comparable (BWR/PWR) facility?
  • OR-
  • At least 24 months in position equivalent to the reactor operator position at a military reactor? (qualified to manipulate or direct the manipulation of control rods)
o Reactor Operator

o Engineering Officer of the Watch / Propulsion Plant Watch Officer

o Engineering Watch Supervisor / Propulsion Plant Watch Supervisor

  • OR-
  • At least 6 months performing plant operational duties as a nonlicensed operator on site? (qualified for all power block and safety systems operational duties)
Other Requirements:
Respirator qualifiable
Ability to be SCBA qualified
Ability to work shift work and overtime
Ability to work at heights, balancing, carrying, climbing stairs, crouching, dust/vapors/gaseous, extreme noise, extreme temperatures, fine manipulation, forward reaching, grasping, lifting, pushing/pulling, standing, talking, wet & humid conditions, bending/reaching, climbing ladders, crawling, driving automobiles, elevated surfaces, hearing, kneeling, overhead reaching, poor lighting, seeing, sitting, stooping, walking
Problem Solving Skills
Analytical Skills
Oral and written communication skills
Ability to Follow Critical Procedures
Valid Driver's License
Nuclear Plant Access Authorization
POSS Test Qualified
Must perform daily with a safety-focused attitude and commitment to zero accidents or injuries
High School diploma or equivalent
This position is covered under a collective bargaining unit.

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