Simulator Specialist, Sr

Date: Jul 20, 2019

Location: Killona, LA, US

Company: Entergy

Operate, Maintain, and Test the Training Simulator.


  • Revise simulator software code and models on an as-needed basis to improve performance and resolve differences between plant and simulator response (software specialist only).
  • Monitor and track simulator deficiencies.
  • Develop work packages and work plans to resolve simulator deficiencies.
  • Develop test plans and documents to ensure simulator performance adheres to industry standards and federal guidelines.
  • Identify and resolve simulator problems: troubleshoot simulator software and hardware problems; identify causes; develop repair plans; acquire spare parts and supplies; perform work; test repairs to ensure success.
  • Make physical repairs and modifications to simulator hardware.

Minimum education required of the position
B.S. Degree in Information Technology, Engineering or related technical degree, or prior on-the-job experience as an Operator, Instrument & Controls Technician or IT Technician, or equivalent work experience.

Minimum experience required of the position

  • 6 years commercial or military nuclear experience.
  • Desired: At least 5 years experience in operations, training, or maintenance.

Minimum knowledge, skills and abilities required of the position

  • Broad and comprehensive understanding of integrated plant operations, or the capability to acquire this knowledge rapidly.
  • Technical proficiency in the assigned area of hardware or software.
  • Proven ability to work efficiently and effectively with instructors and operations management with a minimum of direct supervision.
  • Detail oriented and excellent organizational skills. Advanced knowledge of computer code development (software technician only).
  • Desired: Proficiency with current computer business applications.

Any certificates, licenses, etc. required for the position
SRO certification or license on BWR or PWR (desired).


Primary Location: Louisiana-Killona
Job Function: Nuclear
FLSA Status: Professional
Relocation Option: Level II
Union description/code: NON BARGAINING UNIT-NBU
Number of Openings: 1
Req ID: 86983
Travel Percentage:Up to 25%


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