Control Room Operator-Nuclear

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At this time, Dominion Energy cannot transfer nor sponsor a work visa for this position.

This position does not offer relocation assistance. 

Job Summary

The Operations department at the North Anna Nuclear Power Station, located in Mineral, VA, is currently seeking non-licensed Nuclear Control Room Operator candidates.


North Anna has a long history of safe operations and exemplary performance awards in the nuclear industry.  As part of Dominion Energy's carbon reduction initiatives, North Anna is investing in Subsequent License Renewal and major station modernization projects to promote continued reliability through the year 2060.


Non-licensed Operators operate the turbine generator and reactor support systems while gaining the requisite knowledge and experience to become licensed Reactor Operators. This role ensures that primary and secondary plant equipment operates properly by executing operational surveillance procedures, surveying and recording readings on equipment, and implementing prescribed operational procedures.  


Job duties include:

  • Locally operate the turbine generator and reactor support systems while gaining the requisite knowledge and experience to become licensed Reactor Operators
  • Monitor and control equipment and associated systems
  • Perform minor maintenance
  • Execute operational surveillance procedures to ensure that equipment and systems are functioning safely.
  • Survey and record readings on plant equipment to detect any potential problems
  • Assist in coordinating maintenance and surveillance activities
  • Hang and remove plant safety tags
  • Assist in refueling operations
  • Assist in preparing, transferring, loading and unloading nuclear fuel elements
  • Assist in development and implementation of training programs
  • Provide relief for other positions as required and work without assistance in job areas where sufficient knowledge and training are present
  • Participate in on-the-job training
  • Participates as a member of station fire brigade and functions as a fire brigade leader


This position is represented by the Bargaining Agreement between Dominion and the Local Union 50 of the IBEW.  The starting hourly rate is $43.61 topping out with license at $60.00 upon successful completion of Dominion Energy's development program.  These rates are effective April 1, 2023 - April 1, 2024 and are subject to mandatory bargaining.


The company is actively seeking United States military veterans and service members who meet the qualifications outlined below.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience


  • Successfully completed the Naval Nuclear Propulsion training program and possess a minimum of 4 years hands on experience in the field/fleet in one of the following disciplines; EM, MM, ET or ELT OR;
  • Completed a similar Non-Licensed Operator training program at another commercial nuclear station and possess a minimum of 4 years of directly related experience OR;
  • Have or have held an RO or SRO license at a nuclear facility



  • BS degree in Engineering is a plus
  • Strong knowledge of Math
  • Strong mechanical aptitude and ability to troubleshoot assigned systems and equipment
  • The ability to operate various equipment and maintenance tools
  • Willingness to study and learn while on and off the job
  • Excellent reasoning ability
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Must be a self starter with the ability to quickly diagnose equipment issues
  • Ability to interface well with peers and supervisors
  • Must possess leadership qualities
  • Must have a positive attitude
  • Must be able to work a 12-hour rotating shift


Military service members and veterans with ranks from E5-E9, W1-CW5, or O3-O6, plus appropriate equivalent combination of education and years of experience as outlined above are encouraged to apply.

Education Requirements

Required:  High School Graduate/GED

Required:  Successful completion of Algebra II or equivalent (Trigonometry, Precalculus, Calculus) (Candidates who are selected for an offer must provide documentation)

Preferred:  Bachelor's degree in Engineering (Mechanical, Electrical, Nuclear) or Nuclear Engineering Technology

Test Description

This job requires recommended test results from the EEI Plant Operators Selection System (POSS) aptitude test, administered on site during the pre-employment process. To view the practice test, cut and paste the following URL in your browser,


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Other Information

We offer excellent plans and programs for employees. Employees are rewarded with a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package which may include: health benefits with coverage for families and domestic partners, vacation, retirement plans, paid holidays, tuition reimbursement, and much more.   To learn more about our benefits, click here

Dominion Energy is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran or disabled status.  

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