New Graduate Nuclear Engineer - Reactor Operator

Requisition Number:  11873
Company:  Westinghouse Electric Co

Cranberry Township, PA, US, 16066

Are you interested in being part of an innovative team that supports Westinghouse’s mission to provide clean energy solutions? At Westinghouse, we recognize that our employees are our most valuable asset and we seek to identify, attract and recruit the most qualified talent while recognizing and encouraging the value of diversity in the global workplace.


If this sounds like an environment you would thrive in, the Nuclear Operations group at Westinghouse has an exciting opportunity for a Nuclear Engineer - Reactor Operator to support its continued growth.


Please note, relocation assistance is not provided for this position

The Nuclear Operations (NucOps) team is the industry leader for reactor core physics testing of the operating nuclear fleet with solutions including Dynamic Rod Worth Measurements and Subcritical Physics Testing, both of which offer confirmation that the as-built core agrees with the designed core. Additionally, NucOps provides a variety of other reactor engineering services like nuclear instrumentation diagnostics and troubleshooting, fuel transfer and cask loading optimization, and much more. NucOps develops and delivers new technologies include the Vanadium Fixed Incore Instrumentation System. Beyond design and field service-based support, NucOps also supports plant operations including developing emergency operating procedures that reactor operators use across the operating fleet.


NucOps has supported the commissioning of PWRs since the beginning of the commercial nuclear power industry. The group scope has expanded from the sole Westinghouse fleet, to include the Combustion Engineering PWR fleet, the BWR fleet, the Westinghouse AP1000® fleet, and the eVinci designs. Our market spans the globe, including customers in Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas, covering both the operating and new build fleets.

Your Day-to-Day:

The Nuclear Operations team provides unique career opportunities for someone interested in a mix of office work and hands-on, field work. Team members interface with customers to support the customer’s reactor operation team. Team members are responsible for maintaining and testing equipment, shipping equipment to customer sites, transport, setup and tear down of test equipment at customer sites, test administration and reporting. Members of our team support our power plant customers by performing critical activities in the control room, so performing well under pressure is a must, strong communication skills are required for customer interface as well as physical ability to handle test equipment. This position requires travel to customer sites for hands-on work assignments, as well as occasional travel (2 to 4 times a year) to industry meetings and/or to customer sites for short field work assignments (5 to 15 days per trip). Team members must maintain their fitness-for-duty and participate in Westinghouse’s behavioral observation program. This full-time opportunity is located at the Westinghouse Headquarters based in Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania, near Pittsburgh.

Who You Are:
As a successful candidate, you will bring the following to the team:

* Holds Reactor Operator License for University or Research Reactor (or previously held) 

Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Nuclear Engineering from an accredited college or university required

Minimum 3.0 GPA  

* Must be a U.S. Citizen or have permanent resident status (sponsorship not available).


Experience in the following technical areas is not required but would be positively considered:

  • Prior professional experience (internship, Co-op, part time job etc…)

  • Nuclear reactor operation experience (such as with a university research reactor)

  • Bachelor’s degree in nuclear engineering (preferred but not required)

  • Experience with use of nuclear detection equipment

  • Familiarity with reactor physics and reactor dynamics

  • Experience with LabVIEW software.

  • Instrumentation and Control (I&C) Laboratory equipment operation and management

  • Operation and/or design of instrumentation and control (I&C) systems

  • Neutron detection (familiarity with rhodium or vanadium in-core Instrumentation a plus)

  • Experience with writing engineering or operating procedures


Why Westinghouse?

Westinghouse Electric Company is the global nuclear energy industry’s first choice for safe, clean, and efficient energy solutions. We enable our delivery of this vision by living our value system:

  • Safety and Quality
  • Integrity and Trust
  • Customer Focus and Innovation
  • Speed and Passion to Win
  • Teamwork and Accountability

Westinghouse offers competitive benefits to all our employees around the globe to keep them healthy and enhance their well-being.  In the U.S. the following are representative of what we offer:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Comprehensive Health, Wellness and Income Protection Benefits
  • 401(k) Savings Plan with Company Match
  • Paid Vacations and Holidays
  • Opportunities for Flexible Work Arrangements
  • Educational Reimbursement Program
  • Employee Referral Program

While our Global Headquarters are located in Cranberry Township, PA, we have over 9,000 employees working at locations in 19 different countries. You can learn more by visiting

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