Nuclear Power Plant

Systems Engineer Staff - 360

Company: STP Nuclear Operating Company Post Date: 4/16/2019 10:35 AM
Location: Wadsworth, Texas Job Type: Full Time
Start Date: Projected End Date:
Job Description

SUMMARY

The System Engineer provides expert-level technical support for the operation, maintenance, testing, and modification of assigned systems and programs. Reviews performance of assigned systems, components, and programs and recommends changes regarding operation, maintenance, or testing.  Monitors and audits overall compliance programs, performs system and component trending, performs system walk-downs, performs corrective action management, monitors and maintains the preventive maintenance program for assigned systems or programs, and makes recommendations and implements changes as needed to the items described above. The System Engineer provides support as the technical conscience and reliability “Champion” for the station on their assigned system or program to ensure that equipment remains reliable and always ready to support nuclear safety and plant generation. The System Engineer position resides within the System Engineering Department and interacts extensively with the other Engineering Departments, Operations, Maintenance, Work Control, and Chemistry. 

 

EDUCATION

Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Engineering Technology. (Preferred)

Master’s degree in technical discipline (Preferred)

Without a degree, five (5) years of experience any one or combination of the following is required:

1) Nuclear Plant Operations

2) Nuclear Plant Maintenance

3) Military Nuclear Operations or Maintenance

 

EXPERIENCE

     Experience will determine the position/title and are listed below in the POSITION section.

     Previous experience in field engineering applications in support of maintenance is a plus

     Previous experience in monitoring or developing preventive maintenance for mechanical/electrical/instrumentation or control systems is a plus

     Previous experience in monitoring performance trends on equipment is a plus

     Previous experience communicating and advocating for appropriate system repairs or modifications is a plus

 

   

  • Senior:  5 Years + engineering experience. Two (2) years should be nuclear plant engineering, experience and application of engineering principles. STP experience preferred. (Required)

 

  • Staff:    8 Years + engineering experience. Advanced engineering tasks, two (2) years should be nuclear plant engineering experience and application of engineering principles. STP experience preferred. (Required)

 

LICENSE/CERTIFICATIONS

     Not Applicable, no certifications are required or preferred.

 

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

     Develops, implements, and administers assigned programs. Provides technical support for the operation, maintenance, testing, and modification of assigned systems or programs. 

     Reviews performance of assigned systems and components and recommends changes regarding operation, maintenance, or testing.

     Prepares/reviews/approves engineering documentation as necessary (e.g.: calculations, specifications, analysis, drawings, evaluations, etc.).

     Performs equipment cause evaluations of plant failures and identifies corrective actions as necessary to ensure strong equipment reliability 

     Utilizes various forms of software to proactively trend for incipient conditions to prevent equipment failure. 

     Optimizes reliability vs financial effectiveness by ownership and advocacy of planned maintenance scope.

     Prepares/reviews complex safety evaluations and significant hazards review for plant repairs and conditions.

     Reviews and evaluates industry documentation and event reports for relevant application to STP and identifies appropriate corrective actions.

     Coordinates work efforts within engineering, operations, and maintenance or external vendors to collect and interpret data, and implement recommended resolutions.

     Provide input to the at-power and outage schedules, including prioritization, logic work grouping, etc for work being scheduled.

     Periodically observe Maintenance work/testing and Operations that are being performed on key system components.  

     Perform bi-weekly system walk downs to maintain a current awareness of system condition/performance and to obtain data for performance monitoring depending on system or program assigned to support.

     Systematically adjust preventive and predictive maintenance activities based on feedback from a variety of sources, including maintenance craft personnel, corrective, predictive and PM results (including PM as found condition codes), test results, vendor information, EPRI templates operating experience, equipment history and system walk downs.

     Champion major maintenance and modifications that impact Plant Reliability or Generation and ensure these items are taken through the funding process

     Evaluate proposed modifications to assigned systems or components, including cost/benefit analysis, and make recommendations on which modifications should be pursued

     Provide engineering expertise when required to support complex plant issues or requests for assistance from other organizations.  

     Attend and complete Station, department or division required training as necessary for the position and as directed by your immediate supervision

     Acts as "CHAMPION" for plant systems. Advocates system or program health with an emphasis on improving overall plant performance and reliability

 

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES

     Accept ERO position as needed and be able to meet the time response requirements

     Accept outage position as needed

 

SPECIAL SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE POSITION POSTED

         Understanding of large diesel generator operation and maintenance is a plus.

         Ability to read and interpret NRC and NEI documents to implement required programs.

         Ability to obtain and maintain unescorted access

          Strong written and verbal communications skills required.

          Ability to work independently and interface with all levels of personnel required.  Ability to read and interpret engineering documents and drawings

          Ability to use a personal computer and up-to-date software. 

 

 

WORKING CONDITIONS 

     Overtime and alternate work schedules as needed

     Support rotational engineering duty. Subject to callouts twenty-four hours per day seven days per week

     Frequent field inspections in a plant environment and in all kinds of weather conditions. May require working outdoors and at night. Activities will involve climbing ladders and entering confined spaces

     Travel may be required for business trips and training depending on the position

 

 

Posting Closes – April 30, 2019




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