Mr. Pat O'Neil is a nuclear power plant professional with a broad range of managerial and implementation experience in the area of Performance Improvement (Corrective Action, Self-Assessment, Benchmarking, and Operating Experience). Pat has a proven record managing a Corrective Action Program (CAP), leading program/process recoveries, as well as mentoring senior leadership and department management. He is proficient at motivating a workforce to embrace CAP and engage in performance improvement initiatives as well as guiding management teams through behavioral changes that support a learning organizational culture. Mr. O'Neil's principle strengths are his considerable hands-on experiences, his attention to detail, and his transferable passion/commitment to excellence.
- 2012-Present - Performance Improvement Consultant, NWI Consulting, LLC, Knoxville, TN.
- 2010-2012 - TVA. Sr. Project Manager Human Performance and CAP, Fossil Power Group - Corporate (Gas, Coal, Power Service Shop, Equipment Service Shop).
- 2008-2010 - Exelon: Nuclear Oversight Developmental Manager, Primary Assessor Engineering, Corrective Action Program, Performance Improvement, and Regulatory Assurance.
- 2001-2008 - Exelon: Corrective Action Program (CAP) Manager - Managed Site Corrective Action Program including: Developing, Training, and Coordinating Departmental CAP Coordinators, Root Cause Investigators, Site Coding and Trending,
- 1999-2001 - Exelon, Quad Cities Station; Site Root Cause Coordinator (CAP Analyst).
- 1997-1999 - Entergy; Senior Technical Specialist - Nuclear Safety & Regulatory (Licensing - Reportability / LERs / Inspection Support / presentation preparation).
- 1996-1997 - Entergy; Employee Concerns Coordinator - Investigation and disposition of sensitive confidential issues (full time position).
- 1994-1996 - Entergy; In-House Events Analysis (IHEA) Root Cause Analysis SME Event Review, CARB Package Review Became Site and Fleet Root Cause subject matter expert. Helped develop Entergy root cause program.
- 1990-1994: Gulf States Utilities/Entergy, Operations Training Instructor. Completed Operator BWR System Training. Developed and administered training including Nuclear Theory and Fundamentals, BWR Systems, General Systems, NEO, and Initial License as well as Supervised LOTM upgrade project, Operations Management Monitoring Team, and developed System Responsibility Program.
- 1987-1990 - Various Nuclear Contract Outage Positions at seven plants for various utilities including CECO, Duke, PECO, GPU and GSU including Radiation Protection, Instrument Calibration and Repair, and Training.
- 1978-1986 - US. Navy; Nuclear Repair Facility (AD-38) - Overseas assignment, Supervised Instrument Repair and Calibration Facility, Supervised Training Program, Managed (Senior enlisted) Nuclear Repair Facility (Including Production, Training, QA and Chemistry Lab). Reactor Operator USS Nathan Hale SSBN 623. Navy Training included: Electronic Technicians School, 6 month assignment teaching Basic Electricity & Electronics, Nuclear Power School, and S3G Prototype Training.
Academic Credentials and Qualifications
- BA Grove City College
- MA Westminster Theological Seminary
- Naval Nuclear Power School
- BWR Systems for Operators (6 weeks)
- Various root cause and problem solving courses including: Management Oversight Risk Tree (MORT - Rocky Flats), Failure prevention International (FPI/PII), Kepner Tregoe (KT), Tap Root Certified Instructor, Stream Analysis (from Creators in San Louis Obispo, Calif).
- NWT BWR Operational Chemistry (2 weeks)
- S. Levy Nuclear Instrumentation (2 weeks)
- Naval Electronics/Advanced Electronics
- Naval Radiological Control Shift Supervisor School
- Computer Literate (Microsoft Word, Excel, Lotus Notes, PassPort, Event & Causal Factor Charting).