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Senior Reactor Operator (SRO)


Oak Harbor, OH, US, 43449

Job Function:  Plant Operations
Employee Type:  Reg Full Time (FT)
Requisition ID:  19785

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 Opeating Company (FENOC), a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. [DBN]



The Nuclear Unit Supervisor In-Training must complete Initial License Training class at the Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station in Oak Harbor, Ohio. Upon completion of training, the successful candidate will obtain and maintain a Senior Reactor Operator (SRO) license. As an SRO, you will be responsible for the safe and reliable operation of the Davis-Besse nuclear reactor, as well as protecting the health and safety of the public and the environment. This responsibility includes working a rotating shift schedule (midnights, days and afternoons) that covers operations twenty four hours a day, including weekends and holidays.


Responsibilities include:


  • Supervising and directing both licensed and non-licensed operators in the routine activities of operating a nuclear power plant and testing various components and equipment in accordance with approved procedures.
  • Providing direct supervision of control room activities to maintain a quiet, professional atmosphere.
  • Coordinating with other departments in the maintenance and testing of plant components and equipment.
  • Responding to abnormal, transient and accident conditions.
  • Implementing the Emergency Preparedness Plan and performing the duties of the Emergency Director (in the absence of the Shift Manager) until relieved by higher line management.
  • Training and qualifying in firefighting, first aid, CPR and emergency rescue, and leading the on-shift emergency squad in response to plant emergencies and personnel injury and illness.
  • Performing Emergency Response Organization (ERO) duties as assigned.




  • Shall have a high school diploma or equivalent. Should possess a high degree of manual dexterity and mature judgment. Shall have two years of power plant experience of which a minimum of one year shall be nuclear power plant experience. (ANSI N18.1-1971, Section 4.5.1)
  • HS diploma or GED is required.
  • In addition, one of the following technical qualifications must be met to qualify for the SRO license training program:
    1. Holds a Reactor Operator License from a comparable facility with a Pressurized Water Reactor (PWR) - same vendor and vintage - and have performed active licensed duties for at least one year.
    2. Holds a Reactor Operator License from a non-comparable PWR facility and have performed active licensed duties for at least 1.5 years.
    3. Has two years of supervisory experience at a military reactor in one of the following positions: Reactor Operator, Engineering Officer of the Watch, Propulsion Plant Watch Officer, Engineering Watch Supervisor or Propulsion Plant Watch Supervisor.
    4. Completed SRO equivalent training, received an SRO certification and performed instructor duties for at least four years at a comparable facility or for six years at a non-comparable facility.
    5. Holds a Bachelor's degree in engineering, engineering technology or physical sciences, or holds a Professional Engineer's (PE) license and has 18 months of experience as a manager, supervisor, staff engineer or qualified non-licensed operator as defined below:
    > Power Plant Staff Experience: Responsible for the coordination and implementation of plant equipment controls, integrated operations procedures, operations, maintenance, radiological support, modifications, maintenance planning, work control, chemistry or accredited training at the current or a comparable PWR facility.
    > Non-Licensed Operator Experience: Qualified for all Power Block and Safety Systems at the plant or comparable facility.
  • Exhibits a high degree of nuclear professionalism.
  • Possesses an understanding of nuclear safety principles.
  • Possesses good judgment, personal integrity, leadership ability, a sense of empowerment and motivation to drive excellence in performance.
  • Possesses a sound, basic knowledge of engineering fundamentals and the ability to learn in a fast paced program.
  • 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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