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Role Summary: The Operator Technician has the primary responsibility of directly operating plant equipment at its location within the plant in a safe, reliable and efficient manner and in full compliance with all applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures. You will record operational data and reports any abnormalities. He or she may also perform routine maintenance on equipment and power plant systems, and ensures their safe, proper, and efficient operation.
Essential Responsibilities: In addition, you will:
Start, stop, regulate, monitor and control auxiliary boilers, turbine generator auxiliary equipment, and all plant auxiliary equipment, usually using controls located directly on the equipment
Observe, record and interpret indications from instrumentation and control systems located directly on power plant systems
Assist in the investigation of plant problems, incidents, accidents, and unusual events and provides analyses, recommendations, reports and appropriate follow-up plans
Determine the need for, and performs routine operational tests and adjustments on, all power plant systems and components, as necessary
Check daily consumption rates of chemicals, fuels and water, monitors supply inventories and initiates action to replenish them when appropriate
Perform equipment switching and lockout tagout
Write, review and revise operating and related procedures
Perform routine basic preventive and predictive maintenance on all systems and equipment and supports corrective maintenance efforts on selected equipment when properly trained or supervised
Maintain logs, records, and data sheets
Prepare reports and other administrative documents related to the business of steam and power production
Perform routine water chemistry testing if and when directed by the Plant Chemist
Display professional behavior at all times
High School Diploma / GED
Minimum of 3 years of experience in an industrial or military environment
Ability and willingness to perform basic mathematical computations
Ability and willingness to possess and retain a valid driver’s license
Ability and willingness to work on feet for 12 hour periods
Ability and willingness to climb stairs and ladders
Ability and willingness to routinely lifting 50 pounds
Ability and willingness to wear protective equipment in the performance of some duties (e.g. hard hats, safety glasses, air masks, ear protection, chemical suits, hot gloves and high voltage protective equipment, etc.)
Ability and willingness to work with hazardous materials
Ability and willingness to work extended hours and varied shifts with weekend and holiday work, as required by schedules, work load and plant conditions
Ability and willingness to work "On call" status, as needed
Ability and willingness to participate in the Fitness for Duty Program. This program includes a post-offer physical examination and drug screening and post employment random drug screening. There are extensive smoking restrictions in and around the facility
Knowledge of power plant equipment, such as motors, pumps, turbines, boilers, fluid systems, chemical handling, water treatment systems, cooling towers, pollution control equipment, AC and DC electrical distribution and control systems, etc.
Basic knowledge / ability to understand fundamental principles of physics, mathematics, AC and DC electrical theory, heat transfer and fluid flow, thermodynamics and chemistry
Ability to read and comprehend mechanical and electrical drawings, P&IDs, single line diagrams, schematics and logic diagrams
Knowledge of power plant safety procedures, especially in such areas as chemical handling, high energy systems, confined spaces, incipient fire suppression, first aid, rotating machinery, heavy equipment operation, etc.
Knowledge of maintenance functions as they relate to plant operations
Knowledge of power plant systems
Ability to operate valves, switches, controls, keyboards and other devices associated with power plant and material handling equipment
Ability to use basic hand tools, portable electric and pneumatic tools, basic rigging such as winches, hoists and slings and implements such as lances, shovels, pry bars, etc.
Ability to understand and apply plant procedures
Ability to recognize hazards, anticipate accidents and implement corrective measures and policies in order to avoid them
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