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Nuclear Operations Planner Job

Location(s): MN - Welch


Are you looking for an exciting job where you can put your skills and talents to work at a company you can feel proud to be a part of? Do you want a workplace that will challenge you and offer you opportunities to learn and grow? A position at Xcel Energy could be just what you’re looking for.



The operations work planner is responsible for planning work that is specifically carried out by the operations department. The planning specifically includes responsibility for developing clearance orders and operations steps in other work orders.

Essential Responsibilities
  • Establish clearance orders for work orders for all conditions to ensure the safe isolation of equipment for maintenance.
  • Review work orders per the work week process to ensure operations concerns are adequately addressed. These concerns include, but are not limited to: reactivity, limiting conditions of operation and technical specification concerns, configuration control. Maintain work week performance indicators in the blue or green status for assigned work weeks.
  • determine return to service testing requirements and plan accordingly.
  • Support site initiatives related to operations work planning as necessary to maintain site and fleet goals. Examples of initiatives that would require additional functions are Planned Maintenance Optimization, Procedure Upgrade Process, Outage planning support, PassPort upgrade rollout, and work management recovery project.
  • Process corrective action program assignments, including, but not limited to condition evaluations, corrective actions, periodic root cause and apparent cause evaluation team membership, procedure change requests, engineering change requests, drawing change requests, and other program requirements, as assigned.
  • support industry and fleet initiatives and attend periodic industry meetings to stay abreast of industry trends and determine best industry practices.
  • Attend site, department, group, fleet, and industry training as required to maintain qualifications and enhance productivity.

  • This position requires a minimum of a high school education. Post high school education is desired.
  • This position requires proficiency in computer operations. Proficiency in standard computer software is required.
  • Familiarity with the following specialized software is desired: PassPort, P3 planner.
  • This position requires detailed knowledge of this specific plant design.
  • A minimum of 5 years of operations experience or 10 years site experience is required.




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 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 - Welch || MN - Welch || United States (US) || Nuclear || 0330P:NGS - Prairie Island || Full-Time || Non-Bargaining ||

The anticipated starting base pay for this position is: $77,000 to $109,666 per year

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Requisition Number: 39496

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