Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) has an immediate opening for a Nuclear Steam Supply System (NSSS) Engineer I -IV located at Cooper Nuclear Station in Brownville. Position closes October 23, 2020.
Provide technical expertise for NSSS (Nuclear Steam Supply System) system evaluation, performance trending, system health reporting, troubleshooting, and overall system readiness for safe power operation and shutdown.
This position may be assigned to a position within the Emergency Response Organization (ERO) that requires response to the station when an emergency is declared. Assignment to one of these positions and a condition of continued employment will be the ability to arrive at the station to perform ERO responsibilities within 45 minutes of notification of an emergency.
Note: Level I to Level V Engineer is considered a progression and is approved by the appropriate manager. Engineering positions are managed under the NPPD Nuclear Engineering Career Path document.
Education, Training and Experience
Degree in Engineering (ABET Accredited school). Mechanical Engineer degree preferred
Good communication skills & technical writing skills
Entry into the Nuclear Engineering Support Program (ESP)
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Be recognized as the system expert by maintaining knowledge of assigned system, system status, and its associated Design and Licensing Bases.
Verify the Design Bases of the system is being preserved/maintained by reviewing and/or observing surveillance tests and their results, field work and post-maintenance testing, and modification activities.
Monitor and trend system performance to maintain and improve system availability, reliability, and operational performance. Investigate deteriorating system performance to identify cause for declining trends.
Perform routine, periodic walkdowns of the system to maintain current awareness of system condition, configuration, and performance.
Identify and set priorities for system maintenance and modifications.
Develop and maintain a long-range plan for each system and develop comprehensive plans to facilitate completion of complex system improvements. This includes generation of appropriate paperwork to request funding and resources for planning purposes.
Work with system designees from Operations and Maintenance to understand the needs of craft personnel and Station Operators in maintaining system reliability. This should result in regular meetings with Operations and Maintenance personnel.
Review system maintenance effectiveness, system unavailability, and Maintenance Preventable Functional Failures (MPFFs), and provide direction and input for needed improvements through the Maintenance Rule Program to meet CNS goals and industry performance.
Assist operations in determining system and component operability by providing technical basis for Operability Evaluations (OEs).
Review and initiate corrective action based upon information from internal investigations and industry sources (SOERs, INs, SILs, TILs, SENs, O&MRs, etc.).
Provide technical assistance to Licensing for formal responses to the USNRC and formal notifications (bulletins, notices, etc.).
Employees & Teamwork/Diversity and Inclusion
Public Service/Environmental Stewardship
Engineer Level I-Exempt pay grade 12: $5,777-$7,297 Monthly
Engineer Level II-Exempt pay grade 13: $6,480-$8,184 Monthly
Engineer Level III-Exempt pay grade 14: $7,368-$9,490 Monthly
Engineer Level IV-Exempt pay grade 15: $8,455-$10,889 Monthly
Travel Required: Up to 25% (With frequent overnight stays, more than 3 per month, typically within state of Nebraska) Travel required may fluctuate by business need. This is an estimate and will be discussed further with candidates that receive an interview.
Nebraska Public Power District offers a competitive starting salary and an excellent benefits package including medical and dental insurance, 401K retirement plan, paid holidays, paid vacation, paid medical, training opportunities and more.
If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact Human Resources at Nebraska Public Power District.
Nebraska Public Power District is an Equal Opportunity Employer