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Nuclear Reactor Engineer


Oak Harbor, OH, US, 43449

Job Function:  Engineering
Employee Type:  Reg Full Time (FT)
Requisition ID:  19723

FirstEnergy at a Glance

FirstEnergy (NYSE: FE) is dedicated to safety, reliability and operational excellence. Headquartered in Akron, Ohio, FirstEnergy includes one of the nation's largest investor-owned electric systems, more than 24,000 miles of transmission lines that connect the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions, and a generating fleet with a total capacity of more than 5,000 megawatts.

About the Opportunity

This is an open position with FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company (FENOC), a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. [DBN]


The Nuclear Reactor Engineer position is located at the Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station in Oak Harbor, Ohio.


Responsibilities include:


  • Developing reactivity plans for power maneuvers.
  • Monitoring reactor core operation and performing applicable testing.
  • Conducting start-up physics testing.
  • Supporting / Performing new fuel receipt and tracking special nuclear material including document preparation.
  • Providing control room support during power changes and responding to control room concerns related to the reactor core operations.
  • Preparing and reviewing procedures associated with reactor core operation and nuclear fuel management.
  • Initiating, investigating, and correcting problems within the FENOC Corrective Action Program.
  • Interfacing with and coordinating activities performed by internal and external engineering organizations and consulting service companies.
  • Managing and completing assigned activities to support timely implementation of required plant operations.
  • Interfacing with customers to identify needs and providing engineering solutions to facilitate operational effectiveness.
  • Working independently as well as in a team environment.
  • Performing Emergency Response Organization (ERO) duties as assigned.




  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering (Nuclear, Mechanical, or Chemical preferred) from an ABET-accredited institution is required.
  • Minimum of 3 years' related engineering experience is required.
  • Experience related to Nuclear Reactor Core operation and testing, new fuel receipt, and nuclear fuel management is a plus.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including presentation skills.
  • Experienced and knowledgeable about technical matters related to reactor safety and other engineering and scientific support aspects including an understanding of reactivity, instrumentation, computer networks, and transient evaluation.
  • Demonstrated leadership experience as well as the ability to perform assigned tasks with limited supervision.
  • Reside within site-specific ERO response time.


Benefits, Compensation & Workforce Diversity

At FirstEnergy, employees are key to our success. We depend on their talents to meet the challenges of our changing business environment. We are committed to rewarding individual and team efforts through our total rewards philosophy which includes competitive pay plus incentive compensation, a company-sponsored pension plan, 401(k) savings plan with matching employer contribution, a choice of medical, prescription drug, dental, vision, and life insurance programs, as well as skills development training with tuition reimbursement. Please visit our website at to learn more about all of our employee rewards programs. FirstEnergy proudly supports workforce diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. No recruiters or agencies without a previously signed contract. Unable to sponsor or transfer H-1B visas at this time.


Safety is a core value for FirstEnergy and is essential to all of our business activities. We ensure employees have the tools, information, and processes to perform their duties in a manner that assures safety for themselves, their co-workers, our customers and the public. Our goals are to provide a safe work environment, to maintain an accident-free, injury-free workplace, and to promote and maintain public safety. To meet these goals, we dedicate ourselves to achieving world-class safety standards.

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