Contract / Temp to Direct / Direct Hire: Direct Hire
Country: United States
Zip or Postal Code: 61341
Exelon is looking for Equipment Operators/Entry-level operations candidates at our LaSalle Generating Station in Marseilles, IL The Equipment Operator is an entry-level hands-on position within the Operations job family and leads to becoming a licensed Reactor Operator and Senior Reactor Operator. An SRO license can lead to the highest levels of the Nuclear industry. Individuals who are selected to fill these vacancies will enter one year of initial non-licensed operator training. Once successfully completed, the candidate will assume shift duties on an operations team. This is a shift work position, which requires mandatory rotating day and night shifts. The qualified candidate will be responsible for the following: Regularly and customarily is responsible for the monitoring, control and operation of nuclear station equipment for the control room. This includes the following, together with other related and incidental work. 1. Starts, stops, controls and monitors nuclear reactor and auxiliary reactor systems, as required for plant operations, including taking manual control of equipment as conditions warrant. Starts, stops, controls and monitors steam turbine, main generator and auxiliary turbine generating equipment as required to maintain maximum station capability, including taking manual control of equipment as conditions warrant. 2. As directed, starts, stops, adjusts, tests and operates pumps, valves, switchgear, controls and other components of systems. 3. Monitors recorders and indicators within the control room for the nuclear and turbine generator systems for operation within prescribed limits. Obtains overview data and performs various calculations as required by procedure. 4. Responds to plant indicators and alarms in accordance with plant procedures including identifying those parameters that are indicative of an emergency condition and initiating designated actions. 5. Performs operations in accordance with administrative procedures and NRC license including shift turnovers, log maintenance, etc. 6. Responds to and takes action as required in mitigating consequences of plant transient. Required to be thoroughly familiar with entry conditions and cautions for the emergency operating procedure and the basis of each step in the procedures. Required to be familiar with the abnormal operating event procedures and system diagnostic and restoration procedures. 7. Participates as a member of station fire brigade and will be required to function as fire brigade leader. 8. Assists shift supervision in the performance of any and all of the duties involved in directing and coordinating the actions of the other personnel assigned to assist in operation of the station. 9. Responsible to identify and correct deficient conditions through the use of the station Corrective Action program, initiating action requests for material condition issues and submitting Procedure change requests. 10. Initiates Emergency Plan in accordance with implementing procedure. 11. Implements tagging and system out-of-service requests, including directing others to realign valves, rack out breakers and hang tags. 12. During refueling of the reactor, manipulates controls, drives, etc. and observes nuclear and radiation monitoring instruments in accordance with procedural controls. May be required to assist in refueling. 13. Operates station communications equipment as required. Individuals who are selected to fill these vacancies will enter one year of initial non-licensed operator training. Once successfully completed, the candidate will assume shift duties on an operations team. This is a shift work position.
QualificationsCandidates must possess an Associate of Science degree or equivalent established by meeting the criteria in one of the following options:NOTE: Course work in chemistry, math and physics may have been completed at the college or university level, or through the Navy Nuclear Power Program.Forty-three or more semester-credit hours of course work from a regionally accredited college or university. This course work must include course work in chemistry, math, and physics.Two or more years of documented industrial operating experience or experience related to power generation, in addition to course work in chemistry, math, and physics.Documented training and experience applicable to nuclear propulsion (preferred) or power generation operating experience while a member of the armed forces.If you are a potential candidate coming from the Navy you will need to provide the following documents: 1) occupation/training awards history, DD214 and the fitness and counseling 2) evaluations with social security numbers and medical documentation removed.
Trainees must pass the Plant Operator Selection System (POSS) examination, and score satisfactorily on the Basic Math and Science Test (BMST) that are administered by the Human Resources Department.
Trainees must successfully complete a License Medical Screening and Fire Brigade Screening prior to introduction into the Non Licensed Operator Training Program. Candidates failing to qualify physically for licensing will be evaluated by management (preferably prior to hire) on a case-by-case basis.
Trainees must satisfactorily complete a psychological screening.
Trainees must qualify for site unescorted access
Starting hourly rate is $32.95/hour.Class starts June 2018
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