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Southern Company Nuclear Operations Plant Instructor - Plant Vogtle 3 & 4 in Waynesboro, Georgia

Nuclear Operations Plant Instructor - Plant Vogtle 3 & 4


Nuclear Operations Plant Instructor - Plant Vogtle 3&4

Please be aware that the interview process will include a formal interview and mock instruction, which will require candidates to be on-site at Plant Vogtle, for approximately 2 hours.


The Nuclear Operations Plant Instructor will conduct classroom and simulator instruction, develop training and examination materials, and process and maintain training records for licensed and non-licensed operator training programs. The successful candidate will be required to obtain a license or certification at the Senior Reactor Operator level. To license at the Senior Reactor Operator level, candidates must meet the NRC required education and experience criteria described in INPO Academy Document 10-001 - "Guidelines for Initial Training and Qualification of Licensed Operators".

Southern Nuclear, a subsidiary of Southern Company, manages and operates six nuclear power electric generating plants that provide approximately 20 percent of the electricity used in Alabama and Georgia. Southern Nuclear is leading the nuclear renaissance by building the first new U.S. nuclear reactors in more than 25 years. When completed, the two Westinghouse AP1000 reactors currently under construction at Plant Vogtle will make the facility the largest in the U.S. with four reactors on one site. This is an exciting time to join the Southern Company team and share your talents with a growing and progressive organization!

Management reserves the right to exclude job applicants who are currently employed by contractors and vendors supporting the construction of Vogtle units 3 and 4.


The successful candidate will:

  • Develop and maintain training and evaluation materials used for operations training programs.

  • Conduct training sessions in various settings to ensure plant staff is trained, retrained and qualified as required.

  • Assist in determining training program effectiveness.

  • Maintain plant training records and qualification programs for plant employees.

  • Conduct training needs, job and task analyses.

  • Conduct quality reviews, research and evaluation as requested by training supervision.

  • Ensure training programs meet high performance standards and expectations.

  • Assist line organizations through temporary assignments, support outages, root cause teams and performance assessments.

Experience Requirements:

  • A total of five (5) years of nuclear power plant experience (commercial or Navy) is required.

  • A maximum of two (2) years experience may be fulfilled by academic or related technical training on a one-for-one basis.

  • Previous instructor experience in a formal training environment is desired.

  • Regulatory exam writing experience is preferred.

  • AP1000 experience is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Detailed knowledge of operating procedures and regulations in assigned area.

  • Detailed knowledge of nuclear plant systems and processes.

  • Working knowledge of plant simulation software.

Behavioral Attributes:

  • Prioritizes work of self and others to ensure schedules are met.

  • Incorporates vendors, contractors and other employees into decision-making when necessary, acting in a lead role to ensure quality decisions are made.

  • Considers financial implications of decisions and actions to ensure cost are controlled.

  • Communicates both in writing and orally.

  • Holds self accountable for superior results.

  • Respects the dignity of every individual.

  • Assumes personal responsibility for individual and corporate success.

Other Requirements:

  • The successful candidate must meet background screening and NRC Fitness for Duty requirements.

  • Must be a flexible member of the Emergency Response Organization (ERO).

  • Other duties as assigned.

Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is America’s premier energy company, with 44,000 megawatts of generating capacity and 1,500 billion cubic feet of combined natural gas consumption and throughput volume serving 9 million electric and gas utility customers through its subsidiaries. The company provides clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy through electric utilities in four states, natural gas distribution utilities in seven states, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers across America and a national recognized provider of customized energy solutions, as well as fiber optics and wireless communications. Southern Company brands are known for excellent customer service, high reliability and affordable prices that are below the national average. Through an industry-leading commitment to innovation, Southern Company and its subsidiaries are inventing America’s energy future by developing the full portfolio of energy resources, including carbon-free nuclear, 21st century coal, natural gas, renewables and energy efficiency, and creating new products and services for the benefit of customers. Southern Company has been named by the U.S. Department of Defense and G.I. Jobs magazine as a top military employer, recognized among the Top 50 Companies for Diversity by DiversityInc, listed by Black Enterprise magazine as one of the 40 Best Companies for Diversity and designated a Top Employer for Hispanics by Hispanic Network. The company has earned a National Award of Nuclear Science and History from the National Atomic Museum Foundation for its leadership and commitment to nuclear development and is continually ranked among the top utilities in Fortune’s annual World's Most Admired Electric and Gas Utility rankings. Visit our website at

Southern Company is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.


Job Field: Power Plant Operations & Maintenance

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Georgia-East Georgia-Waynesboro

Operating Company: Southern Nuclear Operating Co

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): Yes, 25 % of the Time

Work Location(s):

Plant Vogtle 3 & 4 - 7825 River Road (7825WAYNESBORO)

7825 River Road


Req ID: SNC2006492