Nuclear Auxiliary Operator (Entry Level)
Progress Energy - Hartsville, SC

This job posting is no longer available on Progress Energy Canada Ltd. Find similar jobs: Nuclear Auxiliary Operator jobs - Progress Energy jobs

Progress Energy is currently accepting resumes to fill a training class for Auxiliary Operators at the Robinson Nuclear Plant which is located in Hartsville, South Carolina.

Roles & Responsibilities:
Auxiliary Operators are responsible for monitoring and manipulating plant equipment located outside of the Main Control Room. Work schedule for Auxiliary Operators consists of rotating 12-hour shifts with significant overtime during plant outages. Continuing training, periodic examinations, radiation worker certification, and on-site emergency response (i.e. fire fighting, CPR, etc.) qualifications are all requirements of this position.

Work Conditions:
An operating power plant environment consists of high/low temperature extremes, exposure to weather conditions, pressurized equipment/components, high voltage electrical systems, and rotating machinery. Some Auxiliary Operator duties can be physically demanding. Examples include: climbing ladders and stairs, lifting tools/equipment, standing for extended periods of time, frequent walking, bending, climbing into boilers and other confined spaces.

Candidate Selection:
Candidates who meet the basic qualifications for this position may be invited to take the Plant Operator Selection System (POSS) aptitude test. Based on POSS test results and preferred qualifications, candidates may be invited to interview for an Auxiliary Operator position.

Qualification Process:
Candidates selected for this position will start as entry level Auxiliary Operators and will enter employer-provided classroom training consisting of heat transfer, fluid flow, and thermodynamics, reactor theory, etc. followed by plant-specific systems training. Following successful completion of the academic phase, Auxiliary Operators are assigned to work a shift.

Career Path:
Auxiliary Operators often pursue a career path within the Operations Department, earning a NRC license to become a Reactor Operator or Senior Reactor Operator.

Candidates must possess a high degree of manual dexterity and mature judgment. Solid analytical thinking and strong mechanical aptitude is a must.

Effective Start Date is 3/31 at the latest.

Preferred Qualifications

One (1) to three (3) years of experience in industrial maintenance, boiler operations, or power generation is highly desirable. Previous experience in nuclear plant operations (eg, Nuclear Navy, or commercial nuclear power) is preferred.


•2-year degree in a technical field AND minimum of 1 year in a power plant operator apprenticeship program (i.e. Power Careers)


•4-year ABET accredited engineering degree OR any 4-year degree with at least sixty (60) credit hours of equivalent course work towards a technical degree (examples of applicable curriculum include physical science, high level math, thermodynamics, fluid flow, heat transfer and electrical theory courses) and internship/co-op experience in the power generation industry.
Plant Operator Selection System (POSS) aptitude testing is required for this position.

Education: High School diploma or GED -- Experience: 4 years Navy Nuclear experience


High school diploma or GED with previous power plant operator experience


Two year technical degree with course work in the areas of physical science, high level math, thermodynamics, fluid flow, heat transfer, and electrical theory, or at least 60 credit hours of course work towards a technical degree in the areas of physical science, high level math, thermodynamics, fluid flow, heat transfer, and electrical theory.

Apply Here

About this company
65 reviews
The Palmetto state and Tarheels both have Carolina Power & Light on their minds when they need some power. The company, which operates...