Energy Northwest Non-Licensed Operator/Equipment Operator-Journeyman in Richland, Washington

General Summary

The Equipment Operator operates or monitors the operation of all plant equipment outside the central Control Room in such a manner as to ensure safe, efficient plant operation. The Equipment Operator works cooperatively with all plant service organizations for the effective performance of duties that interface with plant operations.


Observes and operates nuclear power plant systems and components and performs functions of an operating nature required for safe, efficient plant operations.

Communicates with the Control Room and participates in maintaining a mutual awareness of changing plant conditions and events which affect, or could affect, operation of the plant.

Performs procedure writing verification and review, chemical and radiological sampling and analysis, housekeeping, and documentation.

Performs nuclear fuel handling, inspections, and core refueling.

Functions as a member or leader of the plant Emergency Team, Hazardous Materials Response Team, and Fire Brigade.

Works independently on tasks for which qualified.

Performs other tasks as required.


A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and two years of nuclear power plant experience in operations or engineering;

OR an Associate’s degree from an accredited college or university and four years of nuclear power plant experience in operations;

OR five years of nuclear navy experience which includes nuclear prototype school completion; OR a high school diploma or GED and six years nuclear power plant experience in operations.


As part of the selection process for this position, the Edison Electric Institute's (EEI) Plant Operator Selection System (POSS) test is required. If you have completed the POSS test in the past, you will have the option of having your scores released to us if you are selected for an interview. If your scores are at or above our cut score, you will not need to retake the exam.

We plan to have all testing and interviews facilitated the week of February 11, 2019-February 21, 2019. Our hope is to extend offers the beginning of March 2019 with a start date in July 2019.

Equal Employment Opportunity

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate due to race, color, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, national origin, veteran status or on the basis of disability.

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This is a bargaining unit position and the pay rate is $46.27 per hour.

The posting is open through December 16, 2018.


Full/Part Time:

Location: Energy Northwest

Job Title: Non-Licensed Operator/Equipment Operator-Journeyman

Job ID: 6143