Senior Reactor Operator/Control Room Supervisor

Covert, MI
Full Time

Holtec International is currently seeking Senior Reactor Operators/Control Room Supervisors to join the Palisades Nuclear Power Plant team in Covert, MI. 

We are proud of our reputation for professional and technical excellence, and we recognize that the key to upholding that reputation resides in the excellence of our employees. We are looking for talent who brings value to the organization and contributes to advancing our business and reputation. 

Palisades Nuclear Power Plant may soon become the first nuclear power plant in the United States to restart after previously entering the early stages of decommissioning. By joining our team, you will be part of a unique and historic undertaking for the industry and the nation.


Ensures the safe and efficient operation of the plant, such that the health and safety of the workers and public are not jeopardized; give safety and quality a clear priority over schedule and cost; supervise the activities of the control room staff through all conditions of start-up, shutdown power generation, and emergency operations.


Obtains and maintains a Senior Reactor Operator License. Monitors and supervises plant operations outside of the Control Room. Coordinates with the FSS and WCC to ensure that operations outside the Control Room are performed in a safe and controlled manner. Assumes the responsibilities and authorities of Shift leadership in the control room should leadership not be present during transient or accident conditions. Authorizes and manages Control room access.

Accepts signature authority for those tasks delegated by Shift leadership, except where specifically prevented by procedure. Assures compliance with all applicable regulations and procedures. Remains cognizant of radiological conditions and applies ALARA concepts to minimize personnel exposure. Authorizes, in conjunction with the SM and FSS, the implementation of scheduled or unscheduled work activities affecting station equipment, including corrective and preventative maintenance, modifications and protective tagging. Utilizes conservative decision making and human performance tools. Utilizes the station's corrective action programs to address issues and opportunities for improvement. Actively participates in training and personnel development opportunities. Participates in pre- and post-job evolutions.

Directs installation of jumpers & lifted leads in accordance with applicable procedures. Thoroughly familiar with and adhere to the conditions and limitations of the station operating license, technical specifications, operating procedures, and all other applicable regulations. Thoroughly familiar with routine operating data, reports, and logs that are required to be maintained and ensure their completion by the end of the shift; review and evaluate the data to assure safe operation. Determines the circumstances, analyzes the cause and recommends to shift leadership that station operation can proceed safely before the reactor is returned to power following a plant trip or an unscheduled or unexplained power reduction. Is present for the assigned shift in the control room or on tour within the plant when appropriately relieved.

Assesses component operability/reportability. Believes and responds to instrument indications, unless proven to be incorrect. Assists Shift leadership in planning, coordinating, and improving all facets of plant operations. Informs Shift leadership of any abnormal conditions or changes to plant status and ensures initiation of corrective actions. Performs the role of Senior Reactor Operator for core alterations.

Assists Shift leadership in completing performance evaluations of assigned personnel. Reduces reactor power or shuts down the reactor when the safety of the reactor is in jeopardy or when operating parameters exceed reactor protection set points and automatic shutdown does not occur. Recommends changes in plant procedures, personnel, operation, and equipment status to maximize plant and personnel efficiency as appropriate. Interfaces with regulatory and industry representatives on behalf of station activities. Communicates technical information, concepts, and ideas verbally and in writing. Serves as a member of the Emergency Response Organization. Coordinates the implementation of work activities including corrective and preventive maintenance, modifications and protective tagging.

Work control supervisor provides the majority of planning and preparation for implementation. Conducts plant tours and performs periodic inspections and observations of work activities to ensure work practices, human performance tools and a safe work environment are being used and followed at all times. Conducts plant tours and performs periodic inspections and observations of work activities to ensure work practices, human performance tools and a safe work environment are being used and followed at all times. Staffs and supervises the building operators on the appointed shift through all conditions of start-up, shutdown, power generation, and emergency operations. Assists Shift leadership in completing performance evaluations of assigned personnel. Performs other supervisory activities as assigned by line or station management.



Minimum education required of the position

B.S. Degree in Engineering or Sciences generally associated with nuclear power plant operations is highly desired but not required if NUREG 1021 and ACAD 10-001 are met.

Minimum experience required of the position

SRO Upgrade:

Active RO-NCO for 12 or more months at Palisades

Direct SRO:

At least 12 months as an active (per req 10 CFR 55.53(e)) RO or SRO at a commercial power reactor facility of the same vintage or vendor. -OR-

At least 18 months or more as an Active RO or SRO (per req 10 CFR 55.53(e)) for the credited period at a PWR facility or at a noncomparable commercial power reactor facility -OR-

At Least 18 months or more in a position equivalent to a reactor operator position at a military reactor i.e., reactor operator, engineering officer of the watch, propulsion plant watch officer, engineering watch supervisor, propulsion plant watch supervisor

Direct SRO for Degreed:

BS or equivalent in engineering, engineering technology or related physical sciences, or professional engineer license, and more than 18 months or more as a qualified non-licensed operator or a supervisor or manager in work control, operations, engineering, outage management, maintenance, radiation protection, chemistry, or accredited training at current or comparable (PWR) facility. -OR-

BS or equivalent in engineering, engineering technology or related physical sciences, and 27 months or more as a qualified non-licensed operator or a supervisor or manager in work control, operations, engineering, outage management, maintenance, radiation protection, chemistry, or accredited training at a noncomparable (BWR) facility.


Professional engineer licensed and nontraditional degreed individuals will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis; however, 36 months or more of responsible nuclear power plant experience is required.

Managerial, staff engineer, or supervisor experience at a non-comparable plant may be credited on a 1.5:1.0 basis (i.e., over 27 months required for non-comparable (BWR) facility), and 36 months required for non-traditional degree.

Direct SRO for SRO-Certified Instructor:

High School Diploma, GED, High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) or Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC).  -AND-

The candidate has successfully completed the same training as a licensed SRO, including generic fundamentals.-OR-

The candidate has been certified at an equivalent SRO level by a utility or by an NSSS vendor training program. -OR-

The candidate is an SRO level certified instructor at the current or a current power reactor facility of the same vendor AND vintage with greater than four (4) years of experience. -OR-

The candidate is an SRO certified instructor at a comparable (PWR) facility or noncomparable (BWR) commercial power reactor with six (6) years of experience.

Minimum knowledge, skills, and abilities required of the position

Proficiency with current computer business applications. Outstanding communication and conflict management skills. Technical understanding of nuclear generation principles and operation.

Any certificates, licenses, etc., required for the position

Minimum Requirements for Control Room Supervisor are defined in NUREG 1021 and INPO ACAD 10-001, Rev. 2 Guidelines for Initial Training and Qualification of Operators. Candidates must be currently Senior Reactor Operator licensed or meet these requirements for an initial license. Technical understanding of nuclear generation principles and operation.

Holtec International offers its employees a robust rewards package which includes: a competitive salary; a broad benefits package including medical/RX, dental, vision, life, disability, hospitalization and other valuable voluntary options; time-off programs; 401(k) with employer match; professional and career development opportunities; and an unmatched culture focused on client-service, quality, and tireless pursuit of excellence in all we do. HDI is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability.


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