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Nuclear Q A Auditor (Fermi Nuclear Power Plant)


Newport, MI, US

Company:  DTE Electric Company
Job ID:  10536

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: Not Applicable

Emergency Response: Yes – Must be available to perform a primary assignment in support of DTE’s emergency response to storms or other events that impact service to our customers.


Job Summary

Performs independent internal audits of departments involved in nuclear safety, such as maintenance, operations, engineering, and radiation protection and selected other activities. Also performs external audits of vendor / contractor QA/QC programs to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements. Reviews documents, prepares checklists and agendas for audits, performs audits, conducts pre and post audit interviews and prepares final audit report. Ensures and documents that corrective actions are taken based on report findings. Performs surveillances, assessments and other assignments as directed by supervision.

Key Accountabilities

  • Assists the Principal Supervisor, Nuclear Quality Assurance (Audits) in the implementation of the Quality Assurance Audits program at Fermi
  • Become Lead Auditor certified (ANSI N45.2.23, 1978) and lead / assist audit teams who assess quality program activities of Fermi organizations and vendor facilities.
  • Participates in peer evaluations at other utilities.
  • Evaluates the quality of implementation of technical programs, the effectiveness of corrective actions and provide recommendations for continuous improvement.
  • Coordinates with other utilities to optimize use of the Company's resources in the vendor assessment area.
  • Assists in the maintenance of the Fermi 2 "Approved Suppliers List" and maintains an accurate status of assigned Fermi suppliers.
  • Writes various management reports based on results of audit, surveillance or assessment activities.

Minimum Education & Experience Requirements

  • Must have a Bachelor's Degree or SRO license/certification plus 3 years commercial nuclear power plant experience, or completion of an Associate's Degree plus 5 years commercial nuclear power plant experience, or High School Graduate plus 9 years commercial nuclear power plant experience.
  • Must demonstrate knowledge of 10CFR50 Appendix B requirements.
  • Please Note: Must meet the criteria below at time of hire or be able to meet the criteria below within 18-24 months from hire date:
  • Regulatory Qualifications
    • Shall have verifiable evidence of a minimum of 10 credits under the following scoring system:
      • Education: (4 credits maximum).Associate Degree from an accredited institution score 1 credit, or, if the degree is an engineering, physical sciences, mathematics or quality assurance, score 2 credits, or, Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution score 2 credits, or, if the degree is in engineering, physical sciences, mathematics or quality assurance, score 3 credits; In addition, score 1 credit for a master's degree in engineering, physical sciences, business management or quality assurance from an accredited institution.
      • Experience (9 Credits maximum).Technical experience in engineering, manufacturing, construction, operation, or maintenance, score 1 point credit for each full year with a maximum of 5 credits for this aspect of experience. If 2 or more years of experience have been in the nuclear field, score 1 additional credit, or, if 2 or more years of this experience have been in quality assurance, score 2 credits, or, if 2 or more years of this experience have been in auditing, score 3 additional credits, or, if 2 or more years of this experience have been in nuclear quality assurance auditing, score 4 additional credits.
      • Other credentials of Professional Competence (2 credits maximum). Certification of competency in engineering, science or quality specialties issued and approved by a State Agency, or National Professional, or Technical Society, score 2 credits.
      • Rights Management (2 credits maximum). The Lead Auditor's employer may grant up to 2 credits for other performance factors applicable to auditing which may not be explicitly explained in ANSI/ASME N45.2.2. Examples of these factors are leadership, sound judgment, maturity, analytical ability, tenacity, past performance, QA Training courses.

Other Qualifications


  • Current or prior ANSI N45.2.23 Lead Auditor Certification
  • Current or prior ANSI N45.2.6 Inspector Certification
  • Prior nuclear plan line organization experience in operations, engineering, maintenance, support or radiation protection


Other Requirements

  • Communicates well both verbally and in writing, creates accurate and punctual reports, delivers presentations, shares information and ideas with others, has good listening skills.
  • Makes decisions systematically, can make decisions under pressure, builds a consensus, can make difficult/unpopular decisions, and considers impact of decisions.
  • Must be able to pass all phases of "In-Processing" including a background investigation, psychological screening, orientation, radiation worker/respiratory training and be medically certifiable (drug and alcohol screen).

Additional Information

Incumbents may engage in all or some combination of the activities and accountabilities, and utilize a variety of the competencies cited in this description depending upon the organization and role to which they are assigned. This description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by incumbents in this job. It is not intended as an all-inclusive list of accountabilities or responsibilities, nor is it intended to limit the rights of supervisors or management representatives to assign, direct and control the work of employees under their supervision.

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