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Nuclear Equipment Operator

Date: Sep 6, 2022

Location: Hancock's Bridge, NJ, US

Company: PSEG

PSEG offers a unique experience to our more than 12,000 employees – we provide the resources and opportunities for career development that come with being a Fortune 500 company, as well as the attention, camaraderie and care for one another you might typically associate with a small business. Our focus on combatting climate change through clean energy technology, our new net zero climate vision for 2030 and enhanced commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion; and supporting the communities we serve make this a particularly exciting time to join PSEG. With our reimagined workplace, we recognize the importance of flexibility in terms of when and where employees perform their jobs.  And many of our jobs do not require you to live in the tristate area.

Consistent with our core commitment of safety, PSEG has made the decision to require all new hires to be fully COVID-19 vaccinated as a condition of hire.  "Full vaccination" is defined as two weeks after both doses of a two-dose vaccine or two weeks since a single-dose vaccine has been administered.   Anyone unable to be vaccinated, either because of a sincerely held religious belief or a disability can request a reasonable accommodation.

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Operates boilers, turbines, generators from isolated panels, and major apparatus associated with reactor operations, performs electrical switching and assists in the operation of the Control Room.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

​Duties are:

1.Operate isolated control panels for high pressure boilers, reactor support systems, turbines, or generators including start up, synchronizing, loading, and shut down.

2. Operate auxiliary apparatus such as:

  a. Air Compressors

   b. Boiler Feedwater Treatment System

   c. Generator Hydrogen System

   d. Boiler Feedwater and Condensate System

   e. Locally controlled electrical and mechanical equipment  

   f. Radwaste Systems 

3.Make operating tests and inspections of Safeguards Equipment as required to comply with Technical Specifications. Perform M &TE gauge installation and removal in support of the Operations Department systems and surveillance and the taking of vibration data. Make minor repairs and adjustments to equipment assigned to secure proper operating conditions.

4.Maintain proper water levels in condenser hotwells, heaters, boilers and tanks.

5.Execute orders from the Control Operator; receive and execute orders from the Load Dispatcher, Shift Manager, Control Room Supervisor or Work Control Center Supervisor at isolated panels for clearing equipment or making it ready for service, in accordance with operating instructions and procedures; clear, tag, test, and safety tape these operations.

6.Keep logs as assigned, record periodic instrument readings and verify radiological activity levels as required in the performance of work as directed.

7. Provide on the ​job training to assigned personnel.

8. Assist in the operations in the Control Room.

9. Report any abnormal or irregular conditions that develop during the progress of the work and take corrective measures within the scope of operating instructions.

10. During the shutdown of the unit, assist the maintenance force in a Station Mechanic capacity to the extent of his/her ability.

11. Under direction, operate equipment and tools for nuclear fuel handling during fueling and refueling operations.

12. Test condensers and condensate coolers and plug leaking tubes; clean condenser tube sheet and water boxes, blow condenser tubes with air or flush with water, clear obstructed tubes.

13. Clean fuel oil burners, clean strainers, and change recording instrument charts.

14. Add or change lubricant of auxiliary equipment.

15. Maintain cleanliness of equipment and area assigned.

16. Performs the duties associated with the Site Emergency Plan and the Nuclear Regulatory Requirements within the scope of the Nuclear Equipment Operator duties.

17. Under supervisory direction, prepares and issues tags from the Work Control Center for clearing of equipment and instructions for making it ready for service and fill out tags removed from equipment. Perform routine potential checks during tagging of equipment on Motor Control Centers (600 volts or less) where no disassembly is required.

18. Performs temporary rotational assignments such as lube team, win team, outage support and operations projects.

Years of Experience

Data Needed

Job Qualifications


Must meet the Company's "General Requirements" and, in addition:
1. Must successfully complete the Company's Nuclear
Equipment Operator 1302 Modular Training Program.
2. Must successfully complete the appropriate Pre
Employment tests except for an employee hired prior
to May 1, 1977, who has obtained a high school
diploma or its equivalent does not have to complete
the Pre Employment Tests. Those employees hired
after May 1, 1996 must successfully complete a
Psychological Assessment Profile.
3. Must demonstrate the following:
a. The ability to follow instructions and carry out
duties as assigned.
b. An aptitude for operation of Nuclear generating
station equipment.
c. Keen faculties of observation.
d. The ability to receive and transmit messages.

4. Must be licensed to operate vehicles in the State
of New Jersey.


Data Needed

Licenses or Certifications

None Noted

Training and Courses

Nuclear Equipment Operator Trainng Module


If you are a current PSEG employee and if you are offered an opportunity with PSEG Long Island, you will be treated as a new hire.  Please note that as a new hire to the Long Island subsidiary, your benefits will change and generally will be consistent with other similarly situated PSEG Long Island new hires.  Similarly, for PSEG Long Island employees who accept job opportunities with PSEG or any of its subsidiaries (other than PSEG Long Island), their benefits would change and generally be consistent with other similarly situated new hires of that company.

Candidates must foster an inclusive work environment and respect all aspects of diversity. Successful candidates must demonstrate and value differences in others' strengths, perspectives, approaches, and personal choices.

As an employee of PSE&G or PSEG LI, you should be aware that during storm restoration efforts, you may be required to perform functions outside of your routine duties and on a schedule that may be different from normal operations.

Certain positions at the Company may require you to have access to 10 CFR Part 810 controlled information.  If the position does require access to this information, the Talent Acquisition representative will provide further details upon making an offer.

Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG) is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment, including the hiring process, based on any legally protected characteristic. Legally protected characteristics include race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law in locations where PSEG employs individuals.

Business needs may cause PSEG to cancel or delay filling position at any time during the selection process.

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