Sr. Operations Instructor

52110 Susquehanna Nuclear LLC
Remote friendly

Number of Openings


Time Type

Full time

Job Description 

Talen Energy is soliciting candidates interested in filling the position of  Senior Operations Instructor at the Susquehanna Steam Electric Station located near Berwick, Pennsylvania.

Susquehanna Steam Electric Station, one of the largest dual-unit, Boiling Water Reactor sites in the U.S., delivers approximately 2700 MW of electricity to the grid in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Susquehanna Nuclear is a member in good standing with the Utilities Service Alliance.  Located less than 30 miles south of Wilkes-Barre at the western edge of the picturesque Pocono Mountains vacation region, we are conveniently located near the arteries which connect all the major East Coast cities. 

Susquehanna Station represents the nuclear portion of Talen Energy, one of the largest competitive energy and power generation companies in North America.  Talen Energy offers its employees a generous and progressive array of compensation, benefits and growth opportunities.  Apply today and become part of the team which is helping to shape the future of electricity generation.

Job Summary

Participate in all phases of the systematic approach to training in order to provide high quality learning experiences that qualify Susquehanna operators and improve operator performance. This position includes active and positive partnership with Operations department personnel and leadership. Operations Instructors are seen as extensions of Operations leadership when training Operations personnel and therefore are required to model the technical and leadership skills and behaviors necessary to instill and reinforce Operations standards. Seniors Operations Instructors are leaders among these leaders and with their strong Operations and Training knowledge and experience are called upon to help develop other Operations instructors and Training personnel

Primary Responsibilities

  • Train and evaluate Operations personnel in the classroom, the control room simulator and the plant. This includes non-licensed nuclear plant operators, initial license candidates, licensed operators, shift technical advisors, shift managers, and other station personnel as required.
  • Complete ongoing training and evaluations to maintain a senior reactor operator license or certification and instructor qualifications in accordance with applicable station standards.
  • Develop lesson plans, simulator scenarios, job performance measures, procedures, training analyses, curriculum schedules, work plans, emergency drills, evaluation tools, and other material as required to support Operations and Training goals.
  • Identify, analyze and correct performance gaps in accordance with the station corrective action program.
  • Perform/support self-assessments, benchmarks and other performance improvement activities. 
  • Maintain SSES simulator fidelity and certification in accordance with NRC regulations and ANSI standards.
  • Support collateral duties as required including but not limited to:

                        Refueling outage support

                        Emergent plant issue response

                        On-call Emergency Response Organization

Basic Qualifications/Experience

  • Senior Reactor Operator (SRO) Certification at a Boiling Water Reactor (BWR) or previous Reactor Operator (RO) License at Susquehanna OR at least 10 years of Operations experience
  • Previous classroom and simulator instructor experience (preferred) or excellent verbal and written communication skills with demonstrated potential to become qualified to Susquehanna standards.

Preferred Qualifications/Experience

  • Experience developing regulatory examinations in accordance with NUREG-1021, “Operator Licensing Examination Standards for Power Reactors.”
  • Completion of INPO Instructor Training.
  • Previous supervisory experience. Proficiency using VISION© Training administration software. Proficiency operating L3M™ simulator software


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