Fire Marshal (Nuclear) - Newport, MI
Overall responsibility for ensuring that the Fermi Nuclear Plant maintains compliance with NRC and State of Michigan regulations for Fire Protection. Supervises a team of Fire Protection Inspectors who ensure safe and effective implementation of the Fire Protection Program. Develops, conducts, and critiques Fire Brigade drills to ensure fire-fighting practices meet industry levels of excellence. Interacts with Engineering, Operations, Training, and Maintenance to ensure plant activities and modifications do not compromise fire protection standards and fire-fighting requirements. Oversees budgetary needs for fire protection equipment reliability. Maintains procedures and conduct manuals for the Fire Protection program, including pre-plans for fire-fighting.
- Manages the performance of the Fire Protection Inspectors by coaching, mentoring and assigning day-to-day activities in the implementation of the Fire Protection Program
- Evaluates Fire Protection Program effectiveness, initiates corrective actions to resolve performance gaps, and leads cause evaluations
- Schedules and assigns tests and inspections for CO2, Halon, and fire pumps, detectors, sprinklers, alarms, extinguishers, and bunker gear inside the Fermi protected area
- Tests and maintains all fire detection/protection systems in buildings outside the protected area
- Oversees troubleshooting and repair of fire-fighting gear and fire protection/detection equipment
- Serves as the primary interface with NRC, INPO, WANO, and NEIL for all fire protection related inspections and audits
- Oversees the station’s compliance with transient combustible limits and policies
- Approves maintenance work orders that require a fire impairment or burning/grinding/welding inside the protected area
- Partners with Fire Protection Engineering to ensure that the plant design complies with 10CFR50 Appendix R, the UFSAR Fire Hazard Analysis, and NFPA codes in the plant licensing basis.
- Maintains a strong relationship with local fire departments and conducts plant familiarization tours
- Obtains and re-certifies NFPA Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS) credential
- Collects evidence, examines the scene, and gathers facts to determine the cause of fires and explosions, including interviewing employees and preparing reports.
- Participates as necessary as an ERO member and responds to call-ins
- Administers the functions of the Union Agreement and enforces Corporate and Fermi policies, including disciplinary actions
- Minimum Education & Experience Requirements
- High School diploma or equivalent GED and six years of experience in fire protection, inspection, and code compliance.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Fire Protection Engineering or Fire Science
- Experience in a supervisory or leadership role at a municipal fire department
- Experience in nuclear fire protection, inspection, and code compliance.
- NFPA Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS)
- Must be willing to work overtime, shift work and accept callouts as required.
- Must be able to pass all phases of in processing including a background investigation, psychological screening, appropriate radiation worker/respiratory training and be medically certifiable drug and alcohol screen.