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Engineer Electrical

Connelly Springs, North Carolina, United States
June 07, 2019

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Donald T. Vickers Jr.

Connelly Springs, North Carolina

828-***-**** •

Nuclear Engineer/MOV, AOV Specialist

Multifaceted technical career with 20+-year expertise in restart and packages for nuclear facilities

Engineering professional with solid history of expertise in the integration/qualification and testing of Motor Operated Valves and electrical equipment in nuclear power industry. Broad knowledge of various software and hardware applications. Dedicated to safety and effective procedures. Skilled trainer and project leader; able to direct multiple tasks effectively.

Core Competencies:

Nuclear Submarines

Off shore Oil Rigs

Electrical Controls

International Paper Business Requirements

Quality Assurance and Testing

Backup and Recovery Strategies

Problem Resolution / Troubleshooting

User Training and Support

Professional Experience


Key Projects:

Day Zimmerman, Tennessee Valley Authority, Sequoyah Nuclear, Tennessee

Motor Operated Valve (MOV) Testing Engineer, April-May 2017

BHI Energy, Inc., Hope Creek Nuclear, New Jersey

Day Shift Supervisor for MOV Testing, October-November 2016

Crane Nuclear, Inc. Farley Nuclear, Alabama

MOV/AOV Senior Tester, September-October 2016n

Pilgrim Nuclear

Day Shift Look Ahead Coordinator/Package Oversight, March-May 2015

Monticello Nuclear, Monticello, Minnesota, January-May 2013

Day Shift MOV Testing Supervisor/Maintenance

BCP Engineers & Consultants/Westinghouse, Sanmen AP 1000 Nuclear Unit 1, Sanmen, China

MOV/AOV Startup Engineer July 2015-July 2016

Examined safety protocols during start up and testing, initial checkout of mechanical and electrical controls, package inspection and closeouts. Tested actuators using the Votes Infinity system and reviewed results. Corrected issues in controls circuits and affected Actuators and instrumentation.

Sun Technical, Inc., Tennessee Valley Authority, Watts Bar Nuclear

Night Shift MOV Set-Up/Final Testing Director, July 2013-March 2015

Upgraded procedures based on equipment changes. Reviewed physical and documentation issues and porposed solutions. Verified package completion. Oversaw Actuator rebuilds, compliance with part specifications and quality assurance.

Johnson Service Group, Inc., Tennessee Valley Authority, Sequoyah Nuclear

MOV Technical Oversight/Procedure Writing, November 2011 – November 2012

Supported procedure changes and equipment upgrades for Unit 1 MOV outage, Viper testing teams. Reviewed and updated procedures for upcoming Unit 2 outage. Coordinated electrical planning review. Performed corrective maintenance based on test findings. Inspected completed packages and sign-offs.

Ian Martin, Ltd., Bruce Power, Ontario, Canada

Project Manager/MOV, January-November 2011

MOV/Viper Oversight Support, July-November 2010

Directed MOV and manual value activities for Units 1 and 2 restart. Oversaw actuator rebuilds. Provided technical support for electrical and mechanical rebuilds of MOV actuators; Hopkinson, Rotork, EIM, and Limitorque. Supervised Kalsi test bench test, and corrective actions. Integrated planning and testing of multiple Viper testing teams. Improved MOV procedures. Oversaw rebuilds and testing of over 260 actuators for Bruce Power 1 and 2 restart.

Electrical I and C/MOV Planner/Assessor, August 2009-July2010

Planned work packages for MOV/AOV/I&C projects associated with Bruce Power restart.

AMES, Inc., Duke Power - Oconee, Seneca, South Carolina; McGuire, Huntersville, North Carolina; Catawba, York, South Carolina Nuclear Stations.

MOV Jr. Tester

Executed Viper testing, Limitorque and Rotork Actuator maintenance, and MOV/I&C package planning for outages. Trained Seabrook MOV technicians in RoTork Actuators.

The Atlantic Group, Duke Power - Oconee, Seneca, South Carolina; McGuire, Huntersville, North Carolina; Catawba, York, South Carolina Nuclear Stations.

MOV Jr. Tester, August 2007-February 2008, January2006-November 2006

National Oilwell Varco, Houston, Texas

Drill Floor Commissioning Supervisor, February-July 2007

Provided technical leadership for Noble Drilling on Clyde Boudreaux rig. Coordinated software review on Draw Works PRS-Piperacker, and Iron Roughneck. Supported FEMA review and implement of drill floor software and support systems

Global Santa Fe, Inc., Houston, Texas

Electrical Supervisor, November 2001-December 2005

Managed crew for startup and electrical support during the construction of deep-water drilling vessels, The Development Driller 1 and The Development Driller 2. Oversaw PLC interface and power controls for 16 Cat3612 11KW Diesel general checkout. Worked as sole electronic technical on semi-submersible drilling rig, Artic One. Supported MOVD Draw Works with BOP Systems and vessels controls.

Education and Credentials

Diploma, East Rutherford High School, East Rutherford, NC


Motor Operated Value Analysis and Testing (MOVATS/Viper)

Professional Development

Polaris Electronics A School, Backfit Replacement MTRE 7 Theory Maintenance QC 4 Weapons System Trainer

US Navy Basic Submarine School

Rod Control School ICM (Inadequate Core Cooling Monitor) 7300 Process and Control Solid State Protection System

Duke Power Company/Westinghouse

National Academy for Nuclear Power Training n Instrumentation and Electronics Training

Duke Power Company

Allen Bradley PLC 5-15, 5-25, 5-40 PLC’s G.E. Ganuc Series 6 PLC’s G.E. Genius Block Installation & Programming ILOM Software Rockwell RS Logics Valmet Constancy Transmitters Jetmatic MTG/Jetmatic Classic Metmatic MD Dilution

Valmet Paper Machinery

Siemens Step 7 Siemens Step 5

Global Marine, Inc.

Honeywell 3000

Global Santa Fe, Inc.

MOV Data Acquisition and Basic Analysis

Crane Nuclear

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