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Power Plant Reactor Operator

Rexburg, ID
April 09, 2022

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Daniel S. Walser Jr.

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Rexburg, ID *3440-1879



** ***** ***** ********* ********** as a Reactor Operator, 10+ years as an Instrumentation & Control Systems (I&C) technician, 2+ years writing I&C procedures at two different plants, 4+ years installing new modifications/systems, and 9+ years working Design Engineering projects (Y2K, P&ID's, labeling, Corrective Actions program, and designing and coordinating installation of plant modifications). Obtained Boiler Operator’s license 20 July 2004 (#7633) from the City of Providence, State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations. Also worked for the Census Bureau on the 2020 Census.


7/2020 – 9/2020

U.S. Government, Census Bureau Idaho Falls, ID


7/2020 – 9/2020

Field investigation of various addresses throughout Clark, Fremont, Jefferson, Madison, and Teton counties in Idaho. When identifying an address as being occupied year-round, attempted to collect information on census forms.

10/2006 – 12/2011

RCM Technologies, Inc Pennsauken, NJ (contract positions listed below)

Design Engineering technician

4/2007 - 12/2011

Bruce Power A Units 1 & 2 Nuclear Power Plants, Tiverton, ONT – review and approve installation of safety system instrumentation under the EQ (Environmental Qualification) program during plant refurbishment and restoration to service on a twenty-year license.

I&C Technician

2/2007 - 4/2007

Grand Gulf Nuclear Station, Port Gibson, MS -- contracted for staff outage maintenance support

I&C Technician

10/2006 - 12/2006

Sequoyah Nuclear Power Plant, Soddy-Daisy, TN -- contracted for staff outage maintenance support

8/2006 – 10/2006

TDS Brownsville, NE

I&C Technician

Brown Nuclear Power Station, Brownsville, NE. – refueling outage support

9/2005 – 6/2006

BEA – ATR Lifetime Extension project

Engineering technician

9/2005 – 6/2006

Aid in setting up a methodology for collecting data, installing it in a database to extend the lifetime of the Advanced Test reactor (INL)

7/2005 – 9/2005

Sears Holding Co., Inc Chicago, IL

Home Laundry technician (Rhode Island)

7/2005 – 9/2005

In home washing machines and dryers; troubleshooting and repair; customer satisfaction interface out of Providence, RI.

12/1996 – 5/2005

RCM Technologies, Inc Pennsauken, NJ (contract positions listed below)

Design Engineering technician

8/2004 - 9/2004

Bruce Power A Units 3 & 4 Nuclear Power Plants, Tiverton, ONT - identify and correct engineering documentation (technical specifications and Instrument application specification sheets) to new plant standards as per new equipment installations.

Design Engineering technician

11/2001 - 4/2004

Bruce Power A Units 3 & 4 Nuclear Power Plants, Tiverton, ONT -- wrote harsh environment safety circuit design packages, maintained system wiring database, oversaw wiring database staff (5 people), and performed oversight of field installations.

Design Engineering technician

3/2000 - 11/2001

Indian Point 2 Nuclear Power Plant, Buchanan, N.Y. -- contracted to help close out Corrective Actions backlog (identify problem and propose solutions); this included providing solutions for Outage problems (high temperature working conditions for personnel inside Containment, removal of asbestos materials from Containment, high pressure air source for Containment, etc.)

Engineering technician

2/2000 - 3/2000

Indian Point 2 Nuclear Power Station, Buchanan, N.Y. -- contracted to develop a new labeling system, purchase appropriate equipment, and label plant equipment for Operations (cancelled due to reallocation of funds for steam generator replacement; steam generator u-tube leak on day 2 of the project)

Field Engineering

7/1999 - 11/1999

Tek Air Systems of Danbury, CT -- install, test, calibrate, & troubleshoot a chemical ventilation hood control system for labs at various sites (Pfizer Chemical, CT; Merck Labs, N.J.; Williamstown College, MA) (ended due to lack of work)

Field Engineering technician

8/1998 - 7/1999

Millstone 1 and Millstone site Nuclear Power Plant, Waterford, CT -- contracted to evaluate, test, and remediate embedded plant instrumentation for Y2K

Design Engineering technician

4/1998 - 8/1998

Indian Point 2 Nuclear Power Plant, Buchanan, NY -- contracted to design, and manage embedded plant instrumentation Y2K effort

Field Engineer

7/1997 - 3/1998

Millstone 3 Nuclear Power Plant, Waterford, CT -- contracted for computer database work (labeling database development), and fieldwork to identify necessary work, then install labels on valves and equipment

Design Engineering technician

12/1996 - 7/1997

Millstone 3 Nuclear Power Plant, Waterford, CT -- contracted for Piping &Instrumentation Drawings walk down verifications, generate Corrective Action reports, and to aid in changes to plant drawings

10/1996 - 12/1996

GTS Duratek Columbia, MD (contract positions listed below)

I&C Technician

Palisades Nuclear Power Plant, South Haven, MI -- contracted as Outage Staff augmentation for plant maintenance and calibrations

10/1996 - 10/1996

NNI Newport News, VA (contract positions listed below; sub-contracted from Cataract, Inc.)

I&C Technician

Brunswick 2 Nuclear Power Station, Southport, N.C. -- contracted to install "E" valve modification for plant purification system

4/1993 - 9/1996

Cataract, Inc. Newtown, PA (contract positions listed below)

I&C Technician

7/1996 - 9/1996

Middletown Power Station in Middletown, CT -- contracted for staff augmentation for calibrations and plant maintenance (funds for staff augmentation were cut)

I&C Procedures Writer

4/1995 - 7/1996

Millstone 1 Nuclear Power Plant, Waterford, CT -- contracted as part of the Procedures Upgrade Project to enhance or rewrite Unit 1 I&C procedures, as necessary.

I&C Technician

3/1995 - 4/1995

Middletown Power Station in Middletown, CT -- contracted as Outage staff augmentation for instrumentation calibrations and plant maintenance

I&C Technician

2/1995 - 3/1995

Maine Yankee, Wiscasset, ME -- contracted to help install, calibrate, and test software driven RCP noise and vibration monitoring system during plant outage

I&C Technician

4/1993 - 4/1994

South Texas Project Electric Generating Station, Bay City, TX -- contracted as part of the Maintenance Backlog Reduction Task Force.

6/1992 - 3/1993

Portland General Electric Portland, OR (in-house position; left due to plant closure)

Instrumentation and Controls Technician

Training program followed by maintenance, calibration, troubleshooting, and repair of instruments and control systems.

2/1986 - 5/1992

Southern California Edison Rosemead, CA (in-house position; left for family reasons to go with PGE)

Nuclear Instrument & Controls Technician

installation, maintenance, calibration, troubleshooting, and repair of various instruments and control systems (both primary and secondary systems). Served three six-month tours with procedures group, one six-month tour with Reliability Centered Maintenance.

9/1975 – 12/1985

U.S. Navy various locations

Reactor Operator & Reactor Technician submarine service

Operations, training, maintenance, calibration, troubleshooting and repair of various

systems on three different nuclear submarines (two Los Angeles class and one Ohio

class), repair parts and supply.



Brigham Young University - Idaho Rexburg, ID U.S.A.

Attended for two years: 1/2013 to 4/2016


U.S. Naval Nuclear Prototype Windsor Locks, CT U.S.A.

Qualified Reactor Operator / Reactor Technician


U.S. Naval Nuclear Power School Orlando, FL U.S.A.

Graduated in Reactor Operations


Brigham Young University Provo, UT U.S.A.

High School or equivalent

Attended for one-and-a-half years: 9/69 to 4/70 and 1/73 to 4/73


Marian A Peterson High School Sunnyvale, CA U.S.A.

Attended 1967 - 1969; Graduated – high school diploma

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