Control Room Supervisor (Senior Reactor Operator)


Newport, MI, US

Company:  DTE Electric Company
Job ID:  12402

DTE is one of the nation’s largest diversified energy companies. Our electric and gas companies have fueled our customer’s homes and Michigan’s progress for more than a century. And as Michigan’s largest source of renewable energy, we’re creating a cleaner, healthier environment to power our future. We’re also serving communities beyond Michigan, where our affiliated businesses offer renewable energy, emission control technologies, and energy services to industries in 19 states.

But we’re more than a leading energy company... and working at DTE is more than just a job. At DTE, we take great care of each other and our customers, and we use our energy to be a force for growth and prosperity in our communities.  When you join us, you’ll be part of a team that welcomes, recognizes, and celebrates differences and values everyone’s health, safety, and wellbeing.  Are you ready to make that kind of difference? Bring your energy to DTE. Together, we can achieve great things.

Testing Required: EEI POSS Test


Job Summary

    Provides supervision of shift operations functions of the Nuclear Generation organization to ensure the safe, reliable and efficient operations of the nuclear power plant and all its related equipment. In accordance with the plant operating license, approved procedures, and management expectations, directs the operation of the plant, turbine generator, and their auxiliaries while maintaining a broad perspective of operational conditions affecting the safety of the plant.

Key Accountabilities

  • Directs plant operations activities to produce maximum electrical output at minimum costs, consistent with regulatory requirements
  • Maintains, controls and directs plant activities to ensure control room monitoring remains the primary focus and directs the crew for the strategic implementation of normal and emergency operating procedures
  • Maintains close oversight of control room activities to detect errors or lapses in judgement or a breakdown in role responsibilities by other crew members, including asserting their authority for command and control whenever high standards are not being maintained
  • Conducts human reliability assessment of each crew member looking for indications of stress, anxiety, or nervousness and takes actions accordingly to address
  • Ensures plant activities are properly managed and coordinated and determines which activities require control room staff attention, including minimizing distractions
  • Conducts observations and evaluates performance against the station standards, identifies gaps in performance and provides coaching and feedback
  • May perform the function of field support supervisor or incident assessor
  • Performs crew briefings and updates to keep crewmembers aware of plant conditions and challenges
  • Maintains the Crew Performance Notebook
  • Participates as Emergency Response Organization member and responds to call-in's.


  • Job and Regulatory Qualifications: High School diploma or equivalent GED.
  • Four years' responsible power plant experience of which a minimum of one year shall be Nuclear power plant experience.
  • A maximum of 2 years of the remaining 3 years of power plant experience may be fulfilled by academic or related technical training on a oneforonetime basis.
  • Must obtain and maintain Senior Reactor Operator (SRO) license issued by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
  • Must meet the eligibility requirement of current INPO ACAD for an RO Upgrade or Direct SRO Currently holds a Reactor Operator license (greater than 1 year).
  • Ability to work effectively with employees at all organizational levels, communicating effectively both orally and in writing.

Additional Qualifications

At DTE Energy, we are committed to providing an inclusive workplace where everyone feels welcome and a sense of belonging. We seek individuals with a heart for service, a passion to help our communities prosper, and ideas to help shape the future of energy. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer that considers all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion, disability, national origin, citizenship, height, weight, genetic information, marital status, pregnancy, protected veteran status or any other status protected by law. 

Nearest Major Market: Monroe
Nearest Secondary Market: Detroit