Nuclear Plant Equipment Operator

Waterford, Connecticut
05 Feb 2019
19 Feb 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Nearly 7.5 million customers in 18 states energize their homes and businesses with electricity or natural gas from Dominion Energy (NYSE: D), headquartered in Richmond, Va. The company is committed to sustainable, reliable, affordable, and safe energy and is one of the nation's largest producers and transporters of energy with about $100 billion of assets providing electric generation, transmission and distribution, as well as natural gas storage, transmission, distribution, and import/export services.

As one of the nation's leading solar operators, the company intends to reduce its carbon intensity 60 percent by 2030. Through its Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation, as well as EnergyShare and other programs, Dominion Energy contributed more than $30 million in 2018 to community causes throughout its footprint and beyond. Please visit, to learn more.

Diversity is linked to every aspect of our business to include how we attract, develop and retain our future talent. An inclusive environment encourages the coming together of different talents, thoughts and energies. The company's commitment to employing military veterans through the Troops to Energy Jobs program is one way we are able to ensure workforce diversity.

At this time, Dominion Energy cannot transfer nor sponsor a work visa for this position.

This position does not offer relocation assistance.

Job Summary

We are currently hiring for the Non-licensed Operator Initial Training class. The expectation is for candidates to start on or about May 13th to complete pre-work prior to the start of the training class on June 24th.

The Nuclear Plant Equipment Operator position is an entry level position into the Control Room. Individuals in this title are expected to enter the Control Operator licensing program when selected. Responsible for performing work associated with the operation of various plant equipment. Locally, starts up, operates, inspects and shuts down primary radwaste and secondary plant systems and associated/related components. Performs or assists with scheduled, operational tests on protective devices and safety systems, filter pre-coating operations, cleans water strainers, oil strainers and condensers and changes cartridge filters. Reads meters, gauges, thermometers and instruments on auxiliary equipment, makes adjustments to obtain efficient operations, and records readings as required. Inspects outdoor transformer equipment, including deluge system, service switchgear and operating M-G sets and rectifiers, reports abnormal conditions. Participates in self-assessments and prompt adequate resolution of identified department issues. Train for and as needed perform duties as a site fire brigade responder. Responsible for receiving, informing, and giving information in a timely manner related to issues such as safe work practices, work schedules or delays, wasted resources, errors not readily apparent or easy to detect, and non-compliance to procedures, and work processes or procedures that could improve performance or reduce costs.

This is an entry level position into the Operations Department with the expectation that the candidate will enter the appropriate license program. In order to progress to the next level in Operations the individual must demonstrate the ability to obtain a Reactor Operators license and/or Senior Reactor Operator license.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience

To be considered for this position you must meet the following qualification:

  • 1 year relevant power plant experience preferably in a nuclear power plant (ex: Nuclear operations or navy nuclear experience) OR equivalent education in engineering or nuclear technology

Candidates who are graduates or upcoming Spring 2019 graduates with the following education are highly encouraged to apply:
  • Maritime Universities
  • Merchant Marine Academy
  • Associate Degree in Nuclear Engineering Technology
  • Coast Guard Academy

The expectation is for candidates to start on or about May 13th to complete pre-work prior to the start of the training class on June 24th.

Additional qualifications:

Must be qualified and able to perform the responsibilities and tasks of the position to accurately read, interpret, and comply with company/department procedures, provide attention to detail, and to minimize errors. Thorough knowledge of operation of pumps, valves, motors, and other power plant equipment. A basic knowledge of nuclear power plant systems and their operation, and health physics procedures. Ability to diagnose problems in power plant equipment, write Maintenance Requests for repairs.

This position requires the participation in the Fire Brigade up to and including fulfilling the role of Fire Brigade leader and works a rotating shift schedule

Education Requirements

High School Graduate or GED is required

Working Conditions

Confined Spaces 26-50%

Dust / Grease / Oil 26-50%

Energized Wires Up to 25%

Fumes 26-50%

Heat Up to 25%

Loud Noise Up to 25%

Office Work Environment Up to 25%

Operating Machinery 51-75%

Outdoors Up to 25%

Pressurized Lines & Valves 51-75%

Radiation Up to 25%

Travel Up to 25%

Test Description

This job requires recommended test results from the EEI Plant Operators Selection System (POSS) aptitude test, administered on site during the pre-employment process. To view the practice test, cut and paste the following URL in your browser,

Export Control

Certain positions at Dominion Energy may involve access to information and technology subject to export controls under U.S. law. Compliance with these export controls may result in Dominion Energy limiting its consideration of certain applicants.

Other Information

We offer excellent plans and programs for employees. Employees are rewarded with a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package which may include: health benefits with coverage for families and domestic partners, vacation, retirement plans, paid holidays, tuition reimbursement, and much more. To learn more about our benefits, click here

Dominion Energy is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran or disabled status.

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