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Energy Northwest License Candidate - Senior Reactor Operator - 7007 in Richland, Washington

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License Candidate - Senior Reactor Operator

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Energy Northwest

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General Summary

The Initial License Class (ILC) Trainee attends initial certification class to obtain their Senior Reactor Operator (SRO) License from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). Upon certification they will be fully licensed to supervise the operations of the nuclear reactor control room as a Control Room Supervisor.


Provides leadership and mentoring of other initial license candidates (reactor operator candidates) in the training environment. Resolves personnel problems in the initial license class.

Directs the activities of other initial license class candidates in the training environment. Allocates work among the initial license class crew, reviews and improves procedures, assists, and trains other initial license class candidates as necessary.

Assists and coaches other members of the initial license class to obtain the required knowledge and skills necessary to pass the initial license class examinations.


(RO to SRO upgrade or Direct SRO licensed at another facility or military equivalent)

The candidate possesses a high school diploma or equivalent AND has one year or more as an active RO at CGS (RO upgrade to SRO).

OR one of the following*:

  • At least one year as an active RO or SRO at a comparable (BWR) facility (same vendor/vintage)

  • At least 1.5 years as an active RO or SRO at a non-comparable (BWR/PWR) facility

  • At least 2 years in a position equivalent to reactor operator position at military reactor (qualified to manipulate or direct the manipulation of control rods). Qualifying titles include Reactor Operator, Engineering Officer of the Watch, Propulsion Plant Watch Officer, Engineering Watch Supervisor, Propulsion Plant Watch Supervisor

*Candidates must also have at least six months of qualifying time on-site prior to attending initial certification class. Candidates will be hired at least six months in advance of class in order to meet this qualification.

(Direct SRO for Degreed candidates)

The candidate has a Bachelor’s of Science or equivalent in engineering, engineering technology or related sciences, or a PE, or a non-traditional degree


Total responsible nuclear power plant experience equivalent to one of the following*:

  • 18 months at a comparable facility

  • 27 months at a non-comparable facility

  • 36 months for a non-traditional degree

*Candidates must also have at least six months of qualifying time on-site prior to attending initial certification class. Candidates will be hired at least six months in advance of class in order to meet this qualification.

Candidates selected to proceed in the hiring process will be scheduled to take the POSS test in Richland, WA.

Salary Range

Salary: $103,123 minimum to $128,904 midpoint, $154,685 career excellence

Typically, selected candidates are hired at a salary rate between the minimum and midpoint of the range, based on applicable experience and qualifications, market rate, internal equity, and budgetary allowances.


Energy Northwest (EN) offers a highly competitive and substantial benefits package which allows employees (and their families) to enroll in medical, dental, vision, and basic life insurance. Other voluntary benefits include flexible spending accounts, tuition reimbursement, supplemental life insurances, credit monitoring, and identity theft insurance. EN offers three retirement programs to qualifying employees including a matching 401(k) deferred compensation plan, the Washington State Pension Plan (PERS), and a 457(b) savings plan. Employees will also accrue 160 hours of personal time per year and nine paid holidays throughout the calendar year.

Other Compensation

Other available compensation includes our annual bonus program (“At-Risk Compensation” program), inducements, relocation, and various monetary recognition programs, when approved.

Equal Employment Opportunity

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate due to race, color, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, national origin, veteran status or on the basis of disability.

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This posting is open until April 9, 2023