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South Texas Project Nuclear Operating Company Manager Operations Training in Wadsworth, Texas

Manager Operations Training

STP Nuclear Operating Company, 12090 FM 521, Wadsworth, Texas, United States of AmericaReq #623

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

The South Texas Project Electric Generating Station is one of the newest and largest nuclear power facilities in the nation. STP's two units produce 2,700 megawatts of carbon-free electricity - providing clean energy to two million Texas homes. Through our uncompromising commitment to nuclear safety and continuous focus on improving plant operations, STP has emerged as an industry leader. Our 1,200 employees maintain an ongoing commitment to the safe and reliable operation of the facility. The company's culture and core values focus on safety, integrity, teamwork and excellence.

SUMMARY

Manage, direct, and coordinate accredited Operations Training organization and training programs to provide operators who are trained to monitor and efficiently operate the nuclear plant within guidelines, regulatory, accreditation, and nuclear insurance requirements. Provide simulator training and provide procedure training for personnel in order to ensure personnel and equipment safety during maintenance and testing activities.

EDUCATION

Bachelor’s degree in engineering (any discipline) or technical field (e.g., physics, chemistry) or high school diploma/GED with completion of an SRO (PWR) license training program.

EXPERIENCE

Ten years’ experience associated with power production which includes the following: three years supervisory experience; four years combined training and experience required to obtain an SRO license, and three years training experience which may be obtained either as an instructor or another position with operator training responsibilities.

LICENSE/CERTIFICATIONS

Hold or have held SRO license on the assigned or similar plant (PWR). STPEGS or industry accreditation as a Shift Operations Supervisor or Operations Training Supervisor is desirable.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

•Manage the Operations and Fire Brigade Programs to ensure the content is technically accurate, educationally effective, and continually updated by the Systematic Approach to Training (SAT) process to provide training sufficient for site personnel to perform their job functions, and to ensure programmatic adequacy to satisfy regulatory, accreditation, nuclear insurance, and site management requirements.

•Manage training development, schedules, resources, settings, and delivery to ensure plant goals, objectives, and standards are met; training is delivered in a consistent and professional manner; and the maximum amount of return is received per training dollar invested.

•Ensure trainee performance feedback and evaluation instruments, standards, processes, and their implementation are of a caliber such as to provide only those personnel to the site who have demonstrated the ability to safely and efficiently operate and stand for an NRC license or requalification examination.

•Conduct routine staff meetings to clearly communicate work plans, budget limitations and performance expectations. Promote communications and a workplace free from intimidation and harassment and instill professionalism and respect.

•Ensure required training records are prepared, reviewed for accuracy and completeness, and forwarded for retention per procedures to attest to adequate training of personnel to perform their job functions.

•Develop and oversee the Operations Training budget, monitor overtime, approve invoices, prepare and control the budget and contract bid specs, and oversee contract support personnel and projects.

•Ensure instructors maintain instructor certification and applicable portions of requalification training to meet regulatory and accreditation requirements and participate in developmental opportunities to continually improve their instructor skills.

•Ensure monitoring and assessment of training and job performance activities to factor improvements into training to have operator training requirements addressed in site procedures, to provide feedback to site management regarding needed modifications or procedure changes, and to improve simulator fidelity.

•Manage a process at the site to interface with the NRC and provide requested materials, evaluation instruments and support for NRC examinations; prepare and forward NRC license and renewal applications, license notifications; and track licensed operator medical qualifications to comply with NRC requirements under 10CFR55 and NUREG-1021.

•Represent the Nuclear Training Department on all Operations Training Advisory Councils, Senior Training Council, Executive Training Review Boards, and Industry Subcommittees. Coordinate with Operations management and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers to disposition training or individual performance issues.

•Support regulatory and industry groups such as NRC, INPO, NEI, EPRI, WESTRAIN, USUG, and WOG audits and assessments.

•Develop measurable goals and objectives that are consistent with site goals.

•Perform all work in compliance with applicable Federal, State, and local requirement, as well as with Station policies and procedures.

•Utilize the Station Corrective Action Program to promptly identify possible station issues, this will include but is not limited to any conditions that may affect the safety of personnel or cause equipment damage.

•Report significant events to appropriate management in a factual and concise manner.

•Promote a workplace climate free from intimidation and harassment.

•Remain cognizant of activities and results from applicable industry groups, industry standards, and professional society programs, as assigned by management.

•Operate within the approved budget for the assigned organization.

•Staff organizations with necessary qualified personnel and ensure replacement planning through rotational assignments and training.

•Establish achievable, meaningful commitments for work within and outside of STPEGS and ensure timely completion through effective tracking. •Observe and inspect work activities by conducting Field Performance observations, Management observations, and facility walk-downs

•Implement Company and Station policies and procedures.

•Perform personnel activities for employees (promotions, transfers, hiring, counseling, performance appraisals, employee development plans). Provides employees with tools and training necessary for them to perform their assignments. Resolves problems and interpersonal conflicts in the division.

•Maintain a professional work environment emphasizing teamwork and quality through effective assignments, communication, performance evaluations, and personnel training and development.

•Provide training opportunities for subordinates to strengthen technical and supervisory skills.

•Accept Emergency Response position as required.

•Participate in Outage support through the side wide volunteer program

•Assist assigned personnel in analyzing operational and technical issues and correcting problems.

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES

•Accept ERO position as needed.

•Accept outage position as needed.

•Perform personnel activities for direct reports (promotions, salary changes, counseling, performance appraisals, development plans).

•Manage organization and related activities.

•Develop, implement and manage the business plan, budget, goals, training requirements and performance measures for responsible organization.

•Oversee department’s CAP program. Establish timeline to close open items.

•Coordinate and chair meetings with departments, management and executive personnel.

SPECIAL SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND QUALIFICATIONS

•Hold or have held SRO license on the assigned or similar plant (PWR). STPEGS or industry accreditation as a Shift Operations Supervisor or Operations Training Supervisor is desirable.

•Ability to perform in the role of Duty Operations Manager to support weekend or holiday duty teams.

•Ability to perform in the manager role for Outage projects and ERO position assignments. Examples include but are not limited to; Evolution manager for outage projects such as refueling team, turbine team, circ water, etc. ERO duties such as Assistant Operations Manager, Assist Tech Support Center Manager, etc.

•Ability to obtain and maintain requirements for nuclear plant unescorted access and (if held) medical requirements for NRC license.

•Knowledge of federal and industry regulations and standards applicable to training programs, sufficient to ensure compliance.

•Ability to use personal computer and word processing, spreadsheet, and data base management software.

•Knowledge of Company policies and procedures and technical specifications.

•Ability to use basic mathematics for budget calculations, algebra and trigonometry to solve problems associated with License Operator training.

•Ability to clearly communicate to all levels of subordinates and management personnel in written reports and verbal presentations.

•Ability to manage training development, schedules, resources, settings, and delivery to ensure plant goals, objectives, and standards are met; training is delivered in a consistent and professional manner; and the maximum amount of return is received per training dollar.

•Facilitative leadership/supervisory skills and the ability to delegate work.

•Ability to influence others toward action or a particular point of view.

•Ability to maintain professional demeanor and function effectively under pressure or during plant emergencies.

•Ability to listen and respond to the thoughts and ideas of others in a non-threatening manner.

•Ability to accept responsibility for discipline activities and outcomes.

•Ability to perform work without close managerial direction.

•Ability to encourage and sustain high levels of performance from employees.

WORKING CONDITIONS

•Primarily office conditions with some plant tours which may entail climbing ladders, entering confined spaces and significant heights.

•Overtime as needed.

•Shift work as required.

•Subject to callout 24 hours a day – 7 days per week.

•Subject to travel.

Posting Closes – August 3, 2021

STP is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and is committed to nondiscrimination in all matters relating to employment throughout the organization. STP will make every good faith effort to meet or exceed its affirmative action goals and commitments.

We thank all individuals for their interest; however, only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.

NOTE: In order to be considered for this position you must complete the entire application process, which includes answering all prescreening questions and providing your eSignature on or before the requisition closing date.

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