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Nuclear Systems Operator II

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Date: May 19, 2023

Location(s): Seabrook, NH, US, 03874

Company: NextEra Energy

Requisition ID:  72368 


NextEra Energy Resources is one of the largest producers of emission-free nuclear energy in the United States. Nuclear energy has long been a source of clean power and is a fundamental part of NextEra Energy Resources’ plan for a zero-emissions energy future. Our Nuclear Fleet is leading the industry as we leverage technology to build the next generation of leaders. Are you interested in becoming a trailblazer in the energy industry? Join our world-class team today.


Position Specific Description

At NextEra Energy we have a passion for taking your career to the next level. Our talented employees are our biggest asset to continued success. If you are interested in joining a leading team for an industry leading Nuclear fleet, look no further. This role will be located at our Seabrook station site in NH.


Seabrook Station is located on 900 acres on the seacoast of southern New Hampshire. The plant is operated in a highly-responsible manner and is dedicated to protecting the environment while meeting the energy needs of New England. Seabrook Station is one of only a few nuclear power plants in this country that is ISO 14001 compliant, recognizing the plant’s leadership and excellence in environmental stewardship.


Below is a description of the duties you can expect in this role. In addition to the description listed below, the ideal candidate will have an understanding of energy market economics and be process improvement oriented.  Start your future now, apply today!

Job Overview

The principal responsibilities of the Nuclear Systems Operator (NSO) consist of performing surveillance's, and operating, maintaining, and testing equipment, components and systems associated with a Pressurized Water Reactor (PWR) nuclear generating facility.  The NSO must operate plant equipment in a safe and efficient manner and in strict compliance with applicable station licensed operating and emergency procedures, instructions and safety rules and regulations.  The NSO performs under the direction of the Unit Supervisor and/or Control Room Operator and must keep them informed of any abnormal or changing plant conditions.  Additional responsibilities include performing switching and tagging, being a member of the Seabrook Station Emergency Response Organization, and fire brigade.  The NSO performs these duties while on a rotating shift schedule and maintains work station until properly relieved.


This position has physical requirements for tasks such as operation of valves and other equipment, use of protective respiratory and self-contained breathing apparatus and firefighting.


The NSO participates in a six-month, classroom setting, non-licensed operator training program upon initial hire.  Successful completion of this program is required.


Position assumes a special assignment during refueling outages and an emergency preparedness role.  The position requires that within 6-12 months from hire date, the employee assumes an Emergency Response Team position.  Accordingly, once the employee assumes the Emergency Response Team position, they are required to report for duty at the assigned emergency station within 50 minutes of the site's emergency activation.

Required Qualification

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Navy Nuclear Power School with completion of a six-year enlistment or equivalent education and/or experience. 
  • Relevant college internships preferred for those graduating from school with no prior experience.
  • Comprehensive understanding of engineering principles and theory of operation of mechanical, electrical, and hydraulic systems associated with a nuclear generating station. 
  • Well-developed analytical and problem-solving skills to permit analysis and evaluation of system problems and the ability to apply knowledge and the use of procedures to the operation of the Station are also required. 
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written.
  • Aptitude Testing: Successful completion of the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) Plant Operator Selection System (POSS) aptitude test required.

Preferred Qualification

  • None


Employee Group:  Bargaining Unit
Employee Type:  Full Time
Job Category:  Craft Skilled/ Journey Level
Organization:  NextEra Energy Seabrook, LLC 
Relocation Provided:  No


Where permitted by applicable law, NextEra Energy requires all employees and new hires to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccination on or before the first day of employment.


NextEra Energy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, age, national origin, religion, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetics, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law. We are committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace.


NextEra Energy provides reasonable accommodation in its application and selection process for qualified individuals, including accommodations related to compliance with conditional job offer requirements, consistent with federal, state, and local laws. Supporting medical or religious documentation will be required where applicable and permitted by applicable law. To request a reasonable accommodation, please send an e-mail to, providing your name, telephone number and the best time for us to reach you. Alternatively, you may call 1-844-694-4748. Please do not use this line to inquire about your application status.


NextEra Energy will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.


NextEra Energy does not accept any unsolicited resumes or referrals from any third-party recruiting firms or agencies. Please see our policy for more information.


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