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Entry-level operations - Engineering - Equipment Operator Clinton Nuclear Station, Clinton, IL Exelon - Clinton - IL - US-Region III (Mid-West)

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Entry-level operations - Engineering - Equipment Operator Clinton Nuclear Station, Clinton, IL

Job Category: Other
Posted on: 02/20/2020 by Exelon Nuclear
Job reference #: 224506

Clinton, IL US-Region III (Mid-West)
Zip/Postal Code: 61727
Compensation Why is Pay Rate not specified?
Unspecified Wage
Unspecified Per Diem

Expiration Date 04/20/2020

Job description


Exelon, we've got a place for you! 

Join the nation's leading competitive energy provider, with one of the largest
electricity generation portfolios and retail customer bases in the country. You
will be part of a family of companies that strives for the highest standards of
power generation, competitive energy sales, and energy delivery. Our team of
outstanding professionals is focused on performance, thought leadership,
innovation, and the power of ideas that come from a diverse and inclusive

Exelon will provide you the tools and resources you need to design, build and
enhance a successful career. We are also dedicated to motivating the success of
our employees through competitive base salary, incentives, and health and
retirement benefits. 

Join Exelon and share your passion
at a forward-thinking Fortune 100 company. Establish yourself in a place where
you can truly shine and create a brighter, more sustainable tomorrow. Energize
your career at Exelon! 

Exelon Generation is hiring a class of Equipment Operators at our Clinton Nuclear Station in Clinton, IL. (Central Illinois) to start in July 2020. 


The Equipment Operator is an
entry-level hands-on position within the Operations job family and leads to
becoming a licensed Reactor Operator and Senior Reactor Operator. An SRO
license can lead to the highest levels of the Nuclear industry.


Individuals who are selected to fill
these vacancies will enter one year of initial non-licensed operator training.
Once successfully completed, the candidate will assume shift duties on an
operations team. This is a shift work position, which requires mandatory
rotating day and night shifts.


The qualified candidate will be
responsible for the following:

Regularly and customarily is
responsible for the monitoring, control and operation of nuclear station
equipment for the control room. This includes the following, together with
other related and incidental work.

1. Starts, stops, controls and monitors nuclear reactor and auxiliary reactor
systems, as required for plant operations, including taking manual control of
equipment as conditions warrant. Starts, stops, controls and monitors steam turbine,
main generator and auxiliary turbine generating equipment as required to
maintain maximum station capability, including taking manual control of
equipment as conditions warrant.

2. As directed, starts, stops, adjusts, tests and operates pumps, valves,
switchgear, controls and other components of systems.

3. Monitors recorders and indicators within the control room for the nuclear
and turbine generator systems for operation within prescribed limits. Obtains
overview data and performs various calculations as required by procedure.

4. Responds to plant indicators and alarms in accordance with plant procedures
including identifying those parameters that are indicative of an emergency
condition and initiating designated actions.

5. Performs operations in accordance with administrative procedures and NRC
license including shift turnovers, log maintenance, etc.

6. Responds to and takes action as required in mitigating consequences of plant
transient. Required to be thoroughly familiar with entry conditions and
cautions for the emergency operating procedure and the basis of each step in
the procedures. Required to be familiar with the abnormal operating event
procedures and system diagnostic and restoration procedures.

7. Participates as a member of station fire brigade and will be required to
function as fire brigade leader.

8. Assists shift supervision in the performance of any and all of the duties
involved in directing and coordinating the actions of the other personnel
assigned to assist in operation of the station.

9. Responsible to identify and correct deficient conditions through the use of
the station Corrective Action program, initiating action requests for material
condition issues and submitting Procedure change requests.

10. Initiates Emergency Plan in accordance with implementing procedure.

11. Implements tagging and system out-of-service requests, including directing
others to realign valves, rack out breakers and hang tags.

12. During refueling of the reactor, manipulates controls, drives, etc. and
observes nuclear and radiation monitoring instruments in accordance with
procedural controls. May be required to assist in refueling.

13. Operates station communications equipment as required.

Individuals who are selected to fill
these vacancies will enter one year of initial non-licensed operator training.
Once successfully completed, the candidate will assume shift duties on an
operations team. This is a shift work position.

Preference for applicants who view
this entry-level position as an opportunity to progress into license training
for a Reactor Operator or a Senior Reactor Operator role.



Candidates must possess one of the following: 

  • HS Diploma/GED and 2 years of Power Plant Operator experience, of which one year must be in a Nuclear facility


  • A Bachelors of Science degree in engineering, engineering technology, or related science program



  • An Associates of Science degree in engineering, engineering technology or related science program or equivalency*

*Equivalency for the Associate of Science degree is established by meeting the criteria below:


43 credit hours of post secondary education of which 75% (at least 8 courses or 32 hours) is advanced math, physics, chemistry and/or engineering/engineering technology. Transcripts will be required to verify coursework.



  • Documented training and experience applicable to power generation operating experience while a member of the Nuclear Navy program.




  • Experience in a non-generating nuclear power facility (e.g. military or DOE facility) may credit 0.5 years for each year of experience.


- Candidates must pass the Plant Operator Selection System (POSS)
- Score satisfactorily on the Basic Math and Science Test (BMST)
-Candidate must be able to obtain unescorted access to a nuclear facility as a member of a critical group.


 * Please note that naval candidates will need to provide occupation/training awards history, DD214 and the fitness and counseling evaluations with social security numbers and medical documentation removed.



Exelon is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and employees or applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to: age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. 

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