Nuclear Plant Equipment Operator (Millstone)

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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 below will be considered for this opportunity. 

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



Job Summary

We are currently hiring for the Non-licensed Operator Initial Training class. The expectation is for candidates to start May 2024 to complete pre-work prior to the start of the training class on June 17, 2024. 


The Nuclear Plant Equipment Operator position is an entry level position into the Control Room. Individuals in this title are expected to enter the Control Operator licensing program when selected.   In order to progress to the next level in Operations the individual must demonstrate the ability to obtain a Reactor Operators license and/or Senior Reactor Operator license.


Responsible for performing work associated with the operation of various plant equipment.

Locally, starts up, operates, inspects and shuts down plant systems and associated/related components.

Performs or assists with scheduled, operational tests on protective devices and safety systems, cleans water strainers, oil strainers and condensers and changes cartridge filters.

Reads meters, gauges, thermometers and instruments on auxiliary equipment, makes adjustments to obtain efficient operations, and records readings as required.

Inspects outdoor transformer equipment, including deluge system, service switchgear and operating M-G sets and rectifiers, reports abnormal conditions. Participates in self-assessments and prompt adequate resolution of identified department issues.

Train for and as needed perform duties as a site fire brigade responder.

Responsible for receiving, informing, and giving information in a timely manner related to issues such as safe work practices, work schedules or delays, wasted resources, errors not readily apparent or easy to detect, and non-compliance to procedures, and work processes or procedures that could improve performance or reduce costs.

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

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience

To be considered for this position you must meet the following qualification:

  • 1 year relevant power plant experience preferably in a nuclear power plant (ex: Nuclear operations or navy nuclear experience) OR equivalent education in engineering or nuclear technology

Note: A partial year of related work experience of 6 months or greater will count as one year toward the year of experience. 


Candidates who are graduates or upcoming Spring 2024 graduates with the following education are highly encouraged to apply:

Maritime Universities

Merchant Marine Academy

Associate Degree in Nuclear Engineering Technology


The expectation is for candidates to start May 2024 to complete pre-work prior to the start of the training class on June 17th.


Additional qualifications:

  • Must be qualified and able to perform the responsibilities and tasks of the position to accurately read, interpret, and comply with company/department procedures, provide attention to detail, and to minimize errors. Thorough knowledge of operation of pumps, valves, motors, and other power plant equipment. A basic knowledge of nuclear power plant systems and their operation, and health physics procedures. Ability to diagnose problems in power plant equipment, write Maintenance Requests for repairs.
  • This position requires the participation in the Fire Brigade up to and including fulfilling the role of Fire Brigade leader.  The selected successful candidates must be able to pass a physical fitness test in order to meet this requirement.
  • This position works a rotating shift schedule.

Education Requirements

Required degree (equivalency not accepted in lieu of required degree):

High School Diploma or GED 

Licenses, Certifications, or Quals Description

Working Conditions

Confined Spaces 26-50%
Dust / Grease / Oil 26-50%
Energized Wires Up to 25%
Fumes 26-50%
Heat Up to 25%
Loud Noise Up to 25%
Office Work Environment Up to 25%
Operating Machinery 51-75%
Outdoors Up to 25%
Pressurized Lines & Valves 51-75%
Radiation Up to 25%
Travel Up to 25%

Other Working Conditions

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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1. Safety Centric Work Environment
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3. Collaborative & Inclusive Culture

About Dominion Energy

I am your warm cup of coffee in the morning and I light your home at night. I am the cool breeze from your A/C on the hottest day in summer, and the red coil that heats your soup pot on a frigid winter’s day. I am sustainable, reliable and affordable.
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We're transforming the way we do business to build a more sustainable future for the planet, our customers, our team and our industry.  We're shaping the future of energy in America.
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·Headquarters: Richmond, VA
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We’ve cut carbon emissions from our electric generation business by approximately 46% (since 2005) and methane emissions from our natural gas business by 38% (since 2010) — and we're just getting started. By growing wind, solar, and renewable natural gas and pursuing innovative technologies, we expect to achieve net zero emissions by 2050. We’ve also committed to reducing the emissions of our suppliers and customers — so we can all move forward together.

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