Nuclear Auxiliary Operator

Date: Feb 5, 2024

Location: Russellville, Arkansas, United States

Company: Entergy

Posting End Date:  

Work Place Flexibility: Onsite 

Legal Entity: Entergy Operations, Inc.-EOI 

 

At Entergy, we power life today and for future generations. With approximately 5,000 megawatts of nuclear capacity, Entergy has a proud history of producing nuclear clean air electricity.

 

Our nuclear safety culture is strong, and our performance record has proven us to be a clean, reliable, and affordable provider of electricity for our household customers in our utility areas of the southern U.S. and to our commercial customers in other parts of the country.

 

Entergy Nuclear is a business unit of Entergy Corporation that employs approximately 4,000 highly skilled and dedicated professionals. As a community partner, we are invested in the economic success of the towns, schools, and families we support in five states.

 

We invite you to learn more about Entergy Nuclear and the nuclear clean air energy that we supply for our nation. Entergy Nuclear Fact Sheet

 

* This posting is intended to fill multiple vacancies. *

 
JOB SUMMARY/PURPOSE:

The Nuclear Auxiliary Operator performs routine tests, incidental maintenance, electrical switching, and other activities necessary to ensure continuity of power generation. Is responsible for operating station equipment and systems in accordance with Administrative, Procedural, and Regulatory requirements. Operates all plant auxiliary equipment that is not normally operated from the control room. Performs periodic inspections of all assigned equipment spaces. Assures compliance with all applicable regulations and procedures. Is thoroughly familiar with the conditions and limitations of equipment operation, out of specification indications, logs, and surveillances.

JOB DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Reports any abnormal plant or equipment conditions and takes appropriate action to mitigate the consequences. Monitors running equipment and systems, collects data on various plant parameters, and performs valve lineups.
  • Performs technical reviews of procedures and other documents. Utilizes conservative decision making and human performance tools. Utilizes the station's corrective action programs to address issues and opportunities for improvement.
  • Identifies problems, defects, and failures which degrade plant equipment integrity and reliability. Assists Engineering with test specifications and performance. Performs technical reviews of procedures and other documents.
  • Recommends changes in plant procedures, personnel, operation, and equipment status to maximize plant and personnel efficiency. Uses the ECI process, as appropriate.
  • Participates in pre- and post-job evolutions. Actively participates in training and personnel development opportunities.
  • Performs routine servicing of equipment including lubrication, wiping of residual oil and ensures fluid leakage is properly contained and managed. Serves as a member of the Emergency Response Organization.
  • Inspect assigned equipment, complete documentation associated with these inspections, and adjust equipment as necessary for proper equipment and system operation.
  • Monitor trends in equipment performance and inform control room of any unexpected indications.
  • Identify and initiate actions for material condition issues.
  • Perform the initial actions required in response to an off-normal condition and perform follow up actions as directed.
  • Identify and correct any abnormal conditions, hazards to personnel or equipment, or challenges to continuous service, if possible, and report any findings to the Control Room.
  • As a member of the site Fire Brigade, perform firefighting, rescue and chemical spill response activities.
  • Perform surveillances and special test activities.
  • Satisfactorily participate in a continuing training program structured to maintain and enhance job proficiency skills and prepare for NRC license examination.
  • All other duties as assigned.
  • Ability to work 12 hour rotating shift schedule.


MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
Minimum Education:

  • High School diploma or equivalent. Classroom courses in basic algebra and physics.
  • Desired: B.S. degree in Engineering or Science or military nuclear experience.


Minimum Experience:

  • 0 - 2 years operations experience or commercial nuclear power operations experience or a related vocational, trade school, apprentice program, or equivalent military training.
  • Experience in nuclear power plant operations. 
  • Desired: Military nuclear experience.


Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Good computer skills
  • Good written and verbal skills. Communicate technical information, concepts, and ideas verbally and in writing.
  • Strong teaming skills
  • Ability to make semi-technical calculations involved in the test equipment area.
  • Technical understanding of nuclear generation principles and operations.
  • Be familiar with company safety rules.
  • Ability to read prints, verbal comprehension, and the ability to troubleshoot plant equipment.


Any Certificates, Licenses, etc.:

  • Successful Completion of EEI POSS test with a "Recommended" status.
    • Candidates selected to EEI POSS test, will receive testing invite via email
    • PLEASE MONITOR YOUR JUNK/SPAM FOLDER.

 

Physical/Mental Demands and Working Conditions:

  • Must be able to climb stairs, work above and below ground, and lift loads up to fifty pounds.
  • Must be able to wear a respirator.
  • Must be able to be a Radiation Worker
  • Applicant will be required to successfully complete the following to be considered for the position:
    • EEI - Plant Operations System Selection (POSS) test
    • Fire Brigade physical
    • Requisites to obtain unescorted access to the power plant, which include psychological examination, drug screen and security background check.

 

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Primary Location: Arkansas-Russellville Arkansas : Russellville 
Job Function: Nuclear
FLSA Status:
Nonexempt 
Relocation Option: Auxiliary Operators Nuclear
Union description/code: ARKANSAS BARG. -- NUCLEAR
 
Number of Openings: 1
Req ID: 112365
Travel Percentage:Up to 25%

 

An Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Vets. Please click here to view the EEO page, or see statements below.

EEO Statement: The Entergy System of Companies provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a protected veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. The Entergy System of Companies complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. 

The Entergy System of Companies expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee harassment based on race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of the Entergy System of Company employees to perform their expected job duties is absolutely not tolerated.

Accessibility: Entergy provides reasonable accommodations for online applicants. Requests for a reasonable accommodation may be made orally or in writing by an applicant, employee, or third party on his or her behalf. If you are an individual with a disability and you are in need of an accommodation for the recruiting process please click here and provide your name, contact number, the accommodation requested and the requisition number that you are requesting the accommodation for. Employee Services will contact you regarding your request.

Additional Responsibilities: As a provider of essential services, Entergy expects its employees to be available to work additional hours, to work in alternate locations, and/or to perform additional duties in connection with storms, outages, emergencies, or other situations as deemed necessary by the company. Exempt employees may not be paid overtime associated with such duties.

Entergy Pay Transparency Policy Statement: The Entergy System of Companies (the Company) will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the Company’s legal duty to furnish information.  41 CFR 60-1.35(c). Equal Opportunity and Pay Transparency.

Pay Transparency Notice:

Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision (dol.gov)

The non-confidential portions of the affirmative action program for individuals with disabilities and protected veterans shall be available for inspection upon request by any employee or applicant for employment.  Please contact HRCompliance@entergy.com to schedule a time to review the affirmative action plan during regular office hours.

EEI Testing:

One way that Entergy has found to identify and assess the abilities and skills needed for certain jobs is through pre-employment testing. If this position does require an EEI test, the type of test will be located under the qualifications section of the job posting. If you are invited to a test session, we strongly recommend you review and complete the practice test as well as review the testing brochure for your respective test.  The test brochure will give you critical information on the test such as time allocated and number of questions.  Also, keep in mind that the actual test is timed; you should practice timing yourself while doing the practice tests. The practice test information and test brochures can be located by going to the EEI website, http://www.eei.org/practicetests, Logon ID:  entergy, password:  practice test (2 words). Travel expenses incurred in connection with EEI testing are non-reimbursable.

In addition to EEI testing there is also Fit-for-Duty testing which will identify and assess the abilities and skills needed for certain jobs. If this position does require Fit-for-Duty testing, the type of test will be located under the qualifications section of the job posting.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS:
As a provider of essential services, Entergy expects its employees to be available to work additional hours, to work in alternate locations, and/or to perform additional duties in connection with storms, outages, emergencies, or other situations as deemed necessary by the company. Exempt employees may not be paid overtime associated with such duties.

 

Please note: Authorization to work in the United States is a precondition to employment in this position. Entergy will not sponsor candidates for work visas for this position.


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