Entergy Simulator Specialist, I, II, III, or Sr in Killona, Louisiana
Date: Sep 9, 2019
Location: Killona, Louisiana, United States
Modify, Maintain, Test, and Operationally Support the Control Room Training Simulator.
Analyze and modify existing simulator software models to 1) improve performance; 2) resolve differences of response between the reference power plant and the simulator modeled response, and 3) correct flaws in software code.
Evaluate, design, and implement the reference power plant engineering changes to the simulator software and hardware systems. Engineering analysis for plant design changes can typically cross engineering boundaries for mechanical, electrical, civil, and reactor engineering disciplines.
Create/implement new designs, perform physical repairs, and coordinate all materials procurement associated with 1) simulator system computers; 2) data networks; 3) digital acquisition systems; 4) analog control board instrumentation.
Create new or revise existing design/maintenance documentation associated with the simulator software and hardware systems.
Develop and execute test plans to ensure simulator performance adheres to industry standards and federal guidelines.
Coordinate commercial contracts for external engineering and other services.
Coordinate all aspects of configuration controls including software source code, databases, and hardware systems.
Minimum education required of the position
B.S. Degree in Engineering or related technical degree, or prior on-the-job experience as an Operator, Instrument & Controls Technician or IT Technician, or equivalent work experience.
Minimum experience required of the position
Simulator Specialist, I: 0 – 2 years of experience in nuclear power design, operations, or equivalent, depending upon engineering level
Simulator Specialist, II: 2 – 4 years of experience in nuclear power design, operations, or equivalent, depending upon engineering level
Simulator Specialist, III: 4 – 6 years of experience in nuclear power design, operations, or equivalent, depending upon engineering level
Simulator Specialist, Sr: 6+ years of experience in nuclear power design, operations, or equivalent, depending on the engineering level
Minimum knowledge, skills, and abilities required of the position
Broad and comprehensive understanding of integrated plant operations, or the capability to acquire this knowledge rapidly.
Detail-oriented; excellent organizational skills.
Ability to work efficiently and effectively with instructors and operations management with a minimum of direct supervision.
A working knowledge of computer software development and testing (desired).
Proficiency in FORTRAN and C programming languages (desired).
Experience in software modeling logic and dynamic systems (desired).
Experience maintaining digital hardware and analog instrumentation systems (desired).
B.S. or Higher Degree in either Mechanical or Process Engineering (desired). Broader base knowledge of other engineering disciplines as electrical, civil, and reactor engineering is an advantage for this position
Primary Location: Louisiana-Killona
Job Function :Nuclear
FLSA Status :Professional
Relocation Option: Level II
Union description/code :NON BARGAINING UNIT-NBU
Number of Openings :1
Req ID: 88050
Travel Percentage :Up to 25%
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