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South Texas Project Nuclear Operating Company Strategic Mechanical Engineer (All Levels) in Wadsworth, Texas

Strategic Mechanical Engineer (All Levels)

STP Nuclear Operating Company, 12090 FM 521, Wadsworth, Texas, United States of AmericaReq #648

Thursday, October 14, 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

The Strategic Mechanical (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. (Required)

•One (1) year Turbine/Generator experience at all levels (preferred)

•Master’s degree in technical discipline (Preferred)

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

•1) Nuclear Plant Operations, 2) Nuclear Plant Maintenance, or 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 isa 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

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

•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

POSITIONS

Engineer/Engineer Specialist

EXPERIENCE

•2 years of engineering or 2 years of maintenance or operations experience in which one year is nuclear power related (Required)

Eng Sr Systems

EXPERIENCE

•3 to 5 years of engineering or 3 to 5 years of maintenance or operations experience in which two years is nuclear power related (Required)

•GM Engineering approval is required for experience less than 5 years.

Eng Staff Systems

EXPERIENCE

•5 to 8 years of engineering or 5 to 8 years of maintenance or operations experience in which two years is nuclear power related (Required)

•GM Engineering approval is required for experience less than 8 years.

Engineer Consulting / Spec Engineer Consult

EXPERIENCE

•10 years of engineering or maintenance or operations experience in which two years is nuclear power related (Required)

Engineer Principal / Spec Eng Principal

EXPERIENCE

•12 years of engineering or maintenance or operations experience in which two years is nuclear power related (Required)

Note: One (1) year experience may be credited for an engineering Master’s Degree, two (2) years’ experience may be credited for an engineering PhD degree. Engineering intern experience may be credited one-for-one for engineering experience, i.e., 1 month engineering internship may count as 1 month engineering experience at the discretion of the cognizant Engineering Manager.

Note: The number of years of experience listed above represent the minimum; additional years of experience may be required to earn promotion at the discretion of the cognizant Engineering Manager.

These statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. Changes to the job description must be approved by Compensation.

Non-Union position.

Posting closes - October 28, 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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