Senior Operations Instructor

Xcel Energy

Xcel Energy

Monticello, MN, USA
Posted on Thursday, October 5, 2023

Are you looking for an exciting job where you can put your skills and talents to work at a company you can feel proud to be a part of? Do you want a workplace that will challenge you and offer you opportunities to learn and grow? A position at Xcel Energy could be just what you’re looking for.

Position Summary
Experienced trainer with in-depth knowledge of plant operation, and proficiency in the application of systematic approach to training (SAT) principles. Conducts analysis, design, development, implementation and evaluation activities for accredited initial and continuing operator training. Provides coaching and feedback to both licensed and non-licensed operators to improve their performance in classroom, laboratory, on the job, and simulator settings. Supports activities necessary to maintain accreditation of the operator training programs. Supports the development and administration of annual and biennial operator exams per 10CFR55 and NUREG 1021.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Leads, Develops and conducts training in the classroom and/or simulator for all operator training programs including non-licensed operator, licensed operator, Shift Manager and Shift Technical Advisor training per NRC requirements. Develop and administer examinations for all operator training programs.

  • Analyze programs, operational experience and designs training for all operations training programs including non-licensed operator, licensed operator, Shift Manager and Shift Technical Advisor training. Leads Assist with self-assessments and other evaluations of the various operator training programs.

  • Continuously pursues personnel development, learning and qualifications to support the various operator training programs such as general instructor, simulator booth operator, SRO Certification, and simulator floor instructor. Once qualified, maintain SRO Certification to support instructional needs

  • Participates as a member of the site Emergency Response Organization (ERO).

  • Supports plant refueling outages by transitioning to the plant staff during refueling outages and assists with in-processing training for supplemental workers

Minimum Requirements

  • Diploma or GED, plus, Associate's degree or equivalent experience required.

  • Military or commercial nuclear experience is considered equivalent on a 1:1 basis.

  • Bachelor's degree preferred. Requires history of RO or SRO license/SRO Certification.

  • Requires 5 or more years of work experience related to plant operation, including 3 years of training related experience.

  • Any combination of instructional or work experience related to the operation of a commercial or military nuclear facility; military or commercial instructor, public education or college/technical school teacher, or qualified in-plant trainer.

  • National Academy of Nuclear Training (NANT) instructor qualification or must be qualified within 1-year of assignment.

  • Must be familiar with SAT principles and applicable regulatory requirements associated with licensed and non-licensed operators.

  • Must be familiar with requirements to maintain accreditation of the operator training programs.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain unescorted access to nuclear power plant required.

As a leading combination electricity and natural gas energy company, Xcel Energy offers a comprehensive portfolio of energy-related products and services to 3.4 million electricity and 1.9 million natural gas customers across eight Western and Midwestern states. At Xcel Energy, we strive to be the preferred and trusted provider of the energy our customers need. If you’re ready to be a part of something big, we invite you to join our team.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Non-BargainingThe anticipated starting base pay for this position is: $90,000.00 to $127,332.33 per yearThis position may also be eligible for the following benefits and/or pay components: Pay - Annual Incentive Program, Medical/Pharmacy Plan, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Dependent Care Reimbursement Account, Health Care Reimbursement Account, Health Savings Account (HSA) (if enrolled in eligible health plan), Limited-Purpose FSA (if enrolled in eligible health plan and HSA), Transportation Reimbursement Account, Short-term disability (STD), Long-term disability (LTD), Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Fitness Center Reimbursement (if enrolled in eligible health plan), Tuition reimbursement, Transit programs, Employee recognition program, Pension, 401(k) plan, Paid time off (PTO), Holidays, Personal holidays, Volunteer Paid Time Off (VPTO) (full-time employees only), Parental Leave

Pay and benefit packages may vary based on position. Some employees are under collective bargaining agreements, which determine the benefits they will receive. If the information conflicts with the terms of the written plan documents governing the plan, the plan document will control. Benefit plans are subject to change and Xcel Energy has the right to end, suspend, or amend any of its plans, at any time, in whole or in part.

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