Associate Performance Improvement Coordinator, ESC

Pacific Gas and Electric Company Avila Beach, CA
Requisition ID # 12535

Job Category : Nuclear Generation

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Business Unit: Nuclear Generation

Job Location : Avila Beach


Based in San Francisco, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric utilities in the United States. And we deliver some of the nation's cleanest energy to our customers in Northern and Central California. For PG&E, Together, Building a Better California is not just a slogan. It's the very core of our mission and the scale by which we measure our success. We know that the nearly 16 million people who do business with our company count on our more than 24,000 employees for far more than the delivery of utility services. They, along with every citizen of the state we call home, also expect PG&E to help improve their quality of life, the economic vitality of their communities, and the prospect for a better future fueled by clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy.

Pacific Gas and Electric Company is an Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity employer that actively pursues and hires a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, physical or mental disability status, medical condition, protected veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information or any other factor that is not related to the job.

Department Overview

The Performance Improvement Department at Diablo Canyon Power Plant (DCPP) functions as the center of excellence for the Station and is comprised of three separate Groups: Corrective Action Program (CAP), Performance Improvement Program, and Performance Improvement Process. Excellence in Performance Improvement is embodied by all Organizations at DCPP. These Organizations view PI as a never-ending journey, rather than a finite destination, and strive to achieve high levels of performance by effective application of the three key attributes that comprise the Performance Improvement Model:

* Performance Monitoring

* Analyzing, Identifying, and Planning Solutions

* Implementing Solutions

Position Summary

This is an ESC Local 20 represented exempt classification currently subject to collective bargaining. This ESC represented Associate PICO position falls within the PI Process Group at DCPP, located in Avila Beach, CA, and reports to the Nuclear PI Process Supervisor.

This associate level Performance Improvement Coordinator position is the first in a progression responsible for performance improvement work at DCPP.

A Senior PICO will be partnered with this Associate PICO to mentor and train on core duties, responsibilities and expectations with the goal of the Associate PICO becoming proficient in the ability to: regularly facilitate Integrated Performance Monitoring (IPM) meetings in partnership with Station Directors, extract data from SAP and generate useful reports, assist various Lines of Business (LOB) with aggregate trending of potential or actualized issues, be a coach on Cause Evaluations, act as a subject matter expert on the use of Human Performance Tools, confidently and effectively communicate with Craft-level personnel up through Station Leadership, and obtain a basic understanding of Nuclear Power Generation, Nuclear Governing Agencies and Oversight groups, DCPP Systems, Structures and Components (SSCs), Operations, Maintenance, Plant Modification Processes, and Work Management Processes.

To obtain and maintain employment and unescorted access at DCPP, you must be able to pass a drug and alcohol screen, a security background check, psychological screen, computer-based training, and be subject to random drug and alcohol screening.

Job Responsibilities

* Assist in the review/evaluation of performance data from corrective action, and Performance Improvement (PI) programs, and other sources to identify issue significance, potential trends, strengths, improvement opportunities, and performance shortfalls.

* Assist as requested in the development and implementation of strategies to improve organizational performance.

* Provide recommendations to management on when to escalate events of concern for accelerated review and correction.

* Participate as requested in the investigation of events and trends, and the creation and posting of Event bulletins.

* Participate as requested in benchmarking, assessment, event cause determination and other performance improvement activities.

* Assigning trend codes to condition reports as requested.

* May participate in an assigned Emergency Response Organization position (may be part of an on-call duty team)



* 1 year experience supporting Nuclear power operations in operations, engineering, maintenance, chemistry/radiation protection, site services, strategic projects, and/or training if PG&E or 2 years' experience in the same fields or in Performance Improvement activities from another company


* Competency in developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences

* Knowledge of nuclear power plant operations and regulations as needed to perform at the job level

* Previous Hiring Hall and/or Permanent PG&E position at DCPP.

* A four-year Bachelor's of Science degree in engineering or a related technical discipline from an accredited curriculum in the US or the equivalent as defined in ANSI standards.

* Basic knowledge of DCPP Corrective Action and Performance Improvement Programs.

* Basic knowledge and experience with DCPP Human Performance Program.

* Excellent communication skills.

* Strong organization skills that support action item follow-through.

* Proficiency in SAP, Microsoft Excel and Word.