Licensed Nuclear Operator
Newport, MI 
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Job Description

The future is bright at DTE Energy! We are one of the largest Fortune 500 diversified utilities in the United States with an aspiration to be the best-operated energy company in North America and a force for good in the communities we live and serve. We have businesses in 26 different states and are comprised of regulated utility and non-utility businesses. Our utility business provides electric and gas service to approximately 3 million customers. Our non-utility businesses include a diversified portfolio of energy related companies, ranging from gas storage and pipelines to renewable power development.

Recently, DTE Energy has been recognized as an outstanding place to work and has received the following accolades:

* Gallup Great Workplace Award for consecutive years
* Civic 50 Award for corporate citizenship excellence
* Indeed's annual "50 Best Places to Work" award for two years running
* Metropolitan Detroit's 101 Best and Brightest Companies to work For
* J.D. Power Customer Satisfaction Award
* Professional Women's Magazine/Black EOE Journal "Best of the Best"
* Computerworld's 100 Best Places to Work in IT
* Best Employers for a Healthy Lifestyle Gold Award
* Detroit Free Press Green Leaders Award

DTE Energy is an equal opportunity employer and considers all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion, disability, national origin, citizenship, height, weight, genetic information, marital status, pregnancy, protected veteran status or any other status protected by law.

Testing Required: EEI POSS Test

Job Summary
    This position is for a Reactor Operator license candidate who will perform the duties of a Licensed Nuclear Operator (LNO) at the Fermi 2 Power Plant located in Newport, Mi. Those duties include: manipulation of reactor and other controls to effect the safe, reliable and efficient operation of the nuclear station; directing the activities of nuclear operators; and ensuring that periodic tests and inspections are performed in accordance with NRC regulations.
Key Accountabilities
  • Monitors and interprets plant parameters and manipulates plant equipment by simultaneously regulating reactivity, steam, water, temperatures, flows, pressures, generator loads, voltages, etc.
  • Operates and provides protection on any plant equipment.
  • Directs the activities of Nuclear Operators including scheduling work, giving work direction and managing flow.
  • Initiates repair orders and/or arranges for necessary maintenance to instruments, gauges, and mechanical or electrical equipment. Inspects, tests, accepts or rejects maintenance work.
  • Responsible for checking all instruments, controls, mechanisms, and systems prior to startup. Personally tours plant to inspect equipment to assure safe, efficient operation. Takes appropriate action to correct unsatisfactory conditions by reporting, tagging, erecting barriers, applying emergency operating procedures, etc.
  • Exchanges factual information with directors, managers and federal government regulatory agencies, other utilities and vendors/suppliers/contractors.
  • Responds to alarms and signals and takes corrective action deemed necessary by operating equipment or issues direct operating orders to other plant personnel. As necessary, follows up to ensure proper execution of orders.
  • Acts as Fire Brigade Leader in directing the fire brigade in firefighting activities.
  • Education and Experience The candidate's education and experience must be verified and in accordance with Regulatory Qualifications List and ACAD 10001, Guidelines for Initial Training and Qualification of Licensed Operators as described below: High School Diploma or GED 36 months Total Power Plant Experience may include a combination of Nuclear, Fossil, Military Nuclear and Academic Equivalence Credit Academic Equivalence Credit 18 months maximum credit toward 36 month requirement may be given for candidates with Bachelor of Science degree or equivalent in engineering, engineering technology, or related sciences; or a professional engineer license OR 9 months maximum credit toward 36 month requirement may be given for candidates with associate of science degree or equivalent in engineering, engineering technology, or related sciences AND one of the following: 6 months performing plant operational duties as a nonlicensed operator at Fermi 2 PP OR 12 months performing plant operational duties as a nonlicensed operator at a BWR facility OR 6 months performing plan operational duties as an ACTIVE licensed reactor operator at a BWR facility OR 24 months in position equivalent to the reactor operator position at a military reactor such as: o Reactor Operator o Engineering Officer of the Watch / Propulsion Plant Watch Officer o Engineering Watch Supervisor / Propulsion Plant Watch Supervisor Additional Qualifications Must successfully pass POSS Exam and obtain recommended score on other prehire assessments Knowledge of blueprint /drawings/schematics and general plant and power plant operations Must obtain 6 months of Operations experience prior to the start of Licensing Class Must successfully pass the Reactor Operator License Examination and maintain license


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
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