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Nuc I&C Tech Apprentice/Shift


Shippingport, PA, US, 15077

Job Function:  Maintenance
Employee Type:  Reg Full Time (FT)
Requisition ID:  17739


About the Opportunity

This is an open position with Beaver Valley Power Station (BVPS), located in Shippingport, PA.  

Resume Deadline:  April 20, 2019
Hourly Rate: $31.38 

Position Classification: Bargaining Unit  
Hiring Manager: I&C Superintendent
Recruiter:  BVPS Human Resources Team


NOTE: A two-year, post High School education or equivalent experience as deemed appropriate by Maintenance Management, in applicable field, is REQUIRED.


All FENOC employees who apply for a posted position must notify their supervisors that they have applied.  Employees who have not been in their current positions for at least one year or who are in a position with specific requirements beyond one year, must obtain approval from their supervisor before applying.


Under direct supervision during shift work, performs skilled routine and multitask, both in the laboratory, shops and field in both normal and radiological areas of the plants, related to installation, calibration, maintenance, troubleshooting and testing of equipment associated with electrical, mechanical and instrumentation & control systems.  Satisfactorily completes the scheduled Instrument & Control Technician Apprentice-Shift Training Program.

  1. Perform scheduled maintenance, calibrations, troubleshooting and repair and assist in the major maintenance and calibration of instrumentation and controls, reactor protection and associated equipment.
  2. As directed, performs maintenance on microprocessor, electronic, hydraulic and pneumatic instrumentation and control systems.
  3. Verifies and complies with Equipment Clearances and Radiological Work Permits associated with Instrument and Control maintenance work assignments.
  4. As directed, maintains proper operation of control systems by diagnosis and correction of operating perturbations through maintenance and calibration.
  5. Satisfactorily completes the scheduled initial, continuous, on-the-job and refresher training commitments identified in the I&C Technician Apprentice-Shift Training Program as accredited by the National Academy for Nuclear Training and multitask training.
  6. Maintains calibration and maintenance work areas for portable equipment associated with radiation monitoring..
  7. Maintains the I&C shops, job work sites, test equipment issue areas and lab equipment in a safe, orderly, and neat condition.
  8. Assists other groups in support of safe operations and maintenance of the nuclear site.
  9. Accurately completes all documentation associated with and required by assigned job tasks.
  10. Complies with all regulatory and site procedures and policies, including Site Emergency Plan and Technical Specifications.
  11. Assists in performing maintenance, calibrations, and troubleshooting on systems and equipment within the reactor containment and other radiological areas during all modes of plant operation.
  12. As directed, performs “pre-critical checkout” of reactor controls and instrumentation.
  13. As directed, sets up test equipment and assists the engineers in conducting tests of station equipment.
  14. Assists in performing maintenance and calibration of areas, process and portable radiation monitoring systems and equipment.
  15. Assists in performing the necessary rigging in handling of I&C related equipment and materials.
  16. As directed, assists computer personnel by performing board component level repair, I/O module hardware calibration, soldering, wire wrapping and cable lug terminations.
  17. As directed, performs maintenance on reactor control rod drive and control equipment.
  18. Assists in modifying control panels, both electrically and mechanically, for new or different installation of instruments and controls.
  19. Performs multitask and other work related to the above assigned or directed.



  • Two years post-High School education or equivalent experience as deemed appropriate by Maintenance Management, in applicable field.
  • Must Pass the Instrument and Control Technician Apprentice qualification test and applicable standarized test (EEI).
  • Satisfactorily completes, as scheduled, the initial, continuous, on-the-job, Training and qualifications and to proceed in line of progression to first class technician as identified in the I&C Training Program as accredited by the National Academy for Nuclear Training.
  • Demonstrated work knowledge of electronic equipment and circuitry, and some knowledge of magnetic amplifier equipment.
  • Demonstrated reasonable familiarity with the basic theories of mechanical instrumentation and control and their methods of application in nuclear power stations; and familiarity with physical/dimensional measurement techniques and methodologies.
  • Demonstrated ability to “troubleshoot” instrumentation and control circuits.
  • Demonstrated ability to interpret simple sketches, prints, and written instructions and to work from such recorded instructions..
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to apply, company safety regulations, policies, and practices.
  • Must be capable of passing and maintaining the applicable discipline eye examination standards.
  • Demonstrated reasonable familiarity of electrical and mechanical physical/dimensional measurements.
  • Demonstrated reasonable familiarity of digital electronics and microprocessor based technology.
  • Must be physically able and willing to utilize protective clothing, respirators, or other equipment essential to the requirements of maintaining a Nuclear Power Plant including making containment entries.
  • Must be able to and willing to work in elevated or confined quarters and in radiation fields.
  • Must have the physical ability to carry a minimum of 50 pounds tooling, test equipment, and plant equipment.


Edison Electric Institute Testing

We administer selection tests for a variety of positions. The required tests have been developed by the Edison Electric Institute (EEI), a trade association of investor-owned electric utility companies.  We strongly encourage potential employees to review all information and take advantage of the practice tests made available on the official job posting.



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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FirstEnergy Human Resources Team

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