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Exelon Auxiliary Operator Trainee -Operations - Calvert Cliffs, Lusby, MD in Lusby, Maryland


Exelon is looking for Auxiliary Operator Trainee/Entry-level operations candidates at our Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant. This is a shift work position, which requires mandatory rotating day and night shifts.


Regularly and customarily is responsible for the monitoring, control and operation of nuclear station equipment for the control room. This includes the following, together with other related and incidental work:

-Starts, stops, controls and monitors nuclear reactor and auxiliary reactor systems, as required for plant operations, including taking manual control of equipment as conditions warrant. Starts, stops, controls and monitors steam turbine, main generator and auxiliary turbine generating equipment as required to maintain maximum station capability, including taking manual control of equipment as conditions warrant.

-As directed, starts, stops, adjusts, tests and operates pumps, valves, switchgear, controls and other components of systems.

-Monitors recorders and indicators within the control room for the nuclear and turbine generator systems for operation within prescribed limits. Obtains overview data and performs various calculations as required by procedure.

-Responds to plant indicators and alarms in accordance with plant procedures including identifying those parameters that are indicative of an emergency condition and initiating designated actions.

-Performs operations in accordance with administrative procedures and NRC license including shift turnovers, log maintenance, etc.

-Responds to and takes action as required in mitigating consequences of plant transient. Required to be thoroughly familiar with entry conditions and cautions for the emergency operating procedure and the basis of each step in the procedures. Required to be familiar with the abnormal operating event procedures and system diagnostic and restoration procedures.

-Participates as a member of station fire brigade and will be required to function as fire brigade leader.

-Assists shift supervision in the performance of any and all of the duties involved in directing and coordinating the actions of the other personnel assigned to assist in operation of the station.

-Responsible to identify and correct deficient conditions through the use of the station Corrective Action program, initiating action requests for material condition issues and submitting Procedure change requests.

-Initiates Emergency Plan in accordance with implementing procedure.

-Implements tagging and system out-of-service requests, including directing others to realign valves, rack out breakers and hang tags.

-During refueling of the reactor, manipulates controls, drives, etc. and observes nuclear and radiation monitoring instruments in accordance with procedural controls. May be required to assist in refueling.

-Operates station communications equipment as required.



High School diploma or equivalent with 2 years Power Plant experience, which shall include 1 year of Nuclear Power Plant experience.

NOTE: Candidates must meet one of the below preferred criteria


Candidates must possess a Bachelors of Science degree in engineering, engineering technology, or related science program


An Associates of Science degree in engineering, engineering technology or related science program or equivalency*

*Equivalency for the Associate of Science degree is established by meeting the criteria below:

43 credit hours of post secondary education of which 75% (at least 8 courses or 32 hours) is advanced math, physics, chemistry and/or engineering/engineering technology. Transcripts will be required to verify coursework.


Documented training and experience applicable to power generation operating experience while a member of the Nuclear Navy program. Navy candidates will be required to provide occupation/training awards history, DD214, and fitness and counseling evaluations with social security numbers and medical documentation removed.


  • Candidates must pass the Plant Operator Selection System (POSS) Examination

  • Score satisfactorily on the Basic Math and Science Test (BMST)

Candidate must be able to obtain unescorted access to a nuclear facility as a member of a critical group.

Start Date for Position; January 26, 2021