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Posted by: Pacific Gas And Electric Company on December 03, 2018 at 00:04:01.

Post Number: 506956
Posted By: Pacific Gas And Electric Company
Posted On: 2018-12-03 00:04:01
Subject: [Reactor Operator] Reactor Operator
Contract / Temp to Direct / Direct Hire: Direct Hire
City: Avila Beach
State: California
Country: United States
Zip or Postal Code: 93424-0056

Reactor Operator

Department Overview

Diablo Canyon Power Plant (DCPP) safely and reliably produces electricity that is environmentally responsible and cost effective for our customers and shareholders. DCPP's mission is to be the leading nuclear power plant in the country and to: Inspire and positively influence the industry through our safe, reliable, and excellent operational performance. Embrace new ideas to continuously improve our plant and our work environment. Proactively learn from ourselves and others. Enrich our communities and the environment, increasing the public's trust and confidence in nuclear power.

This position in the Operations Services Department at DCPP is responsible for performing licensed duties related to operating the equipment that safely generates electricity at the plant.

Position Summary

We have openings for reactor operators. This is an IBEW Local 1245 represented classification, which has over 100 years of experience representing employees at PG&E.

This position will start on May 20, 2019 with Pre-Fundamentals Phase of the L191 Initial License Class (ILC).

During the first twenty two months, you will be attending Reactor Operator (RO) Initial Operator License Class training with the result of obtaining an NRC RO License.

You will then be assigned to an Operations crew which is responsible for the safe and reliable operation of Diablo Canyon Power Plant (DCPP) Units 1 and 2 with emphasis on safety and adherence to establish regulations and standards performance. As an RO, you will be at the controls of either unit ensuring safe operation of the unit.

To obtain and maintain unescorted access at DCPP and employment in this position, you must be able to pass a drug and alcohol screen, a security background check, psychological screening, computer-based training, fitness test and medical exam required by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the reactor operator license exam, and be subject to random drug and alcohol screening.



-Must have a high school diploma or equivalent

-Must be at least 18 years of age

AND the following nuclear related experiences:

- 36 months or more of a combination of commercial nuclear / fossil experience (time spent in classroom training cannot be counted toward power plant experience requirements) and military nuclear experience (credit given for half the military nuclear experience) and Academic Equivalence (18 months) for candidates with Bachelor of Science degree or equivalent in engineering, engineering technology or related sciences or a professional engineer license and (9 months) for candidates with Associate of Science degree or equivalent in engineering, engineering technology or related sciences. Note that time spent performing job-based training and qualification activities in the plant such as UI watchstanding, OJT and in-plant qualification can be applied toward power plant experience requirements


- have at least 6 months performing plant operational duties as a non-licensed operator qualified for all power block and safety systems operational duties (NO-6 qualifications) at DCPP, by June 24, 2019


- at least 24 months experience in a position equivalent to reactor operator position at a military reactor (qualified to manipulate or direct the manipulation of control rods):

reactor operator

engineering officer of the watch/propulsion plant watch officer

engineering watch supervisor/propulsion plant watch supervisor


- Have worked at least 6 months on site at DCPP by June 24, 2019


-Taken and passed a Reactor Operator Qualifying Exam

- Bachelors of Science

- Associate degree or equivalent in engineering or other technical areas

- Nuclear navy power program experience

- Strong background in math or science


While attending RO license class:

- Study for , take and pass RO program exams

- Take and pass the NRC RO License Exam

After passing RO license exam:

- RO at the controls for one of two nuclear units

- Provide safe and reliable nuclear unit operation

- Maintain and improve Human Performance

- Maintain NRC RO License by attending regularly scheduled requalification training

Thinking about applying for this position?
Please make sure that you meet the minimum requirements indicated for the job before you apply (see user agreement). If you are qualified, then use either the email link (near top of post) or the application link (near bottom of post) to apply, whichever is provided.

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