Richard Pierce has been many things throughout his life: a Marine, a security officer, a father and now, at 50 years old, a Mustang.
It’s no secret many of our nuclear workers are also military veterans. But, some continue to serve their country while also powering their communities.
This year, we had several returning interns to our nuclear plants. We asked a few of them to share what they learned from last summer and what advice they have for future interns.
Macrae Walters was the kind of girl who’s always loved science. As a child, she would wake up early to watch “Mr. Wizard” (for those millennials out there, “Mr. Wizard” was an educational television programs for children devoted to science and...
Managing a team that’s working to complete nearly nine thousand tasks in a little more than 20 days may seem daunting; but, the teamwork and satisfaction created from completing a teeming outage schedule is what makes being a shift outage manager worthwhile.
More than 45 years after Mike Wesson started work at Duke Power as a junior designer, Martin Isoler stepped foot in Catawba Nuclear Station as an intern in electrical design...
It was 1969. The Beatles staged their last public performance. The Boeing 747 debuted. The average income was $8,550. Apollo 11 landed on the moon. And two months before Woodstock, an 18-year-old graduated from Charlotte’s West Mecklenburg High School on Wednesday, went to work for Duke Power the following Monday.
There’s a figure at Harris Nuclear Plant that casts a long shadow across the site. No, it’s not the 523 foot tall cooling tower on a sunny day. This one stands barely five feet tall – but the positive effect that this influential figure has on the site, the nuclear fleet and the company is far-reaching.
Although the nuclear utility industry relies on many experts to safely and reliably generate electricity for communities across the country, few rise to the level of Dr. Stephen Schultz.
No matter what your job is, chances are you had some help getting to where you are today. In the nuclear industry, mentoring not only helps individuals grow as professionals, but also serves as an effective way to transfer complex technical knowledge.