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Senior Instructor, Operations Job

Location(s): MN - Monticello


Do you have the attention to detail and commitment to safety needed for a successful and rewarding career in the field of nuclear power? We’re looking for people who are looking to grow their career with a company that maintains one of the safest nuclear fleets in the nation. If that describes you, we’d like you on our team.



Position Summary

Experienced trainer with in-depth knowledge of plant operation, and proficiency in the application of systematic approach to training (SAT) principles. Conducts analysis, design, development, implementation and evaluation activities for accredited initial and continuing operator training. Provides coaching and feedback to both licensed and non-licensed operators to improve their performance in classroom, laboratory, on the job, and simulator settings. Supports activities necessary to maintain accreditation of the operator training programs. Supports the development and administration of annual and biennial operator exams per 10CFR55 and NUREG 1021.

Essential Responsibilities
  • Leads, Develops and conducts training in the classroom and/or simulator for all operator training programs including non-licensed operator, licensed operator, Shift Manager and Shift Technical Advisor training per NRC requirements. Develop and administer examinations for all operator training programs.
  • Analyze programs, operational experience and designs training for all operations training programs including non-licensed operator, licensed operator, Shift Manager and Shift Technical Advisor training. Leads Assist with self-assessments and other evaluations of the various operator training programs.
  • Continuously pursues personnel development, learning and qualifications to support the various operator training programs such as general instructor, simulator booth operator, SRO Certification, and simulator floor instructor. Once qualified, maintain SRO Certification to support instructional needs
  • Participates as a member of the site Emergency Response Organization (ERO).
  • Supports plant refueling outages by transitioning to the plant staff during refueling outages and assists with in-processing training for supplemental workers

Minimum Requirements
  • Diploma or GED, plus, Associate’s degree or equivalent experience required.
  • Military or commercial nuclear experience is considered equivalent on a 1:1 basis.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Requires history of RO or SRO license/SRO Certification.
  • Requires 5 or more years of work experience related to plant operation, including 3 years of training related experience.
  • Any combination of instructional or work experience related to the operation of a commercial or military nuclear facility; military or commercial instructor, public education or college/technical school teacher, or qualified in-plant trainer.
  • National Academy of Nuclear Training (NANT) instructor qualification or must be qualified within 1-year of assignment.
  • Must be familiar with SAT principles and applicable regulatory requirements associated with licensed and non-licensed operators.
  • Must be familiar with requirements to maintain accreditation of the operator training programs.





COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement 
COVID-19 continues to significantly impact our employees, families and communities. With employee health and safety as our top priority, Xcel Energy requires all new persons be fully vaccinated or receive a formal medical or religious accommodation prior to their start date, unless prohibited by state or local law. 


As a leading combination electricity and natural gas energy company, Xcel Energy offers a comprehensive portfolio of energy-related products and services to 3.4 million electricity and 1.9 million natural gas customers across eight Western and Midwestern states. At Xcel Energy, we strive to be the preferred and trusted provider of the energy our customers need. If you’re ready to be a part of something big, we invite you to join our team.


Posting Notes:  MN - Monticello || MN - Monticello || United States (US) || Human Resources & Employee Svc || 45538:FT MT Training-Operations || Full-Time || Non-Bargaining ||

The anticipated starting base pay for this position is: $82,700 to $117,566 per year

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Requisition Number: 37191

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