Title: Fossil Control Room Operator – Coal
Location: Southeast TX
Duration: Direct Hire
Pay: Salary: $88,400 (OT is paid at 1.5 after 40 hours a week)
Start date: ASAP interview and start within 2-3 weeks
Operate (3) Conventional Coal Fired Power Plant Unit(s) including: boiler, turbine, generator, wet scrubber, and auxiliary equipment to produce electric power. Communicates and coordinates work activities with plant’s Generation Desk to meet generation demand load requirements. This position utilizes in-depth knowledge of best practices and experience in own discipline to provide and improve services. Takes a new perspective to solve complex problems. Works independently and receives minimal guidance. Acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience; may direct the work of other staff members.
• Coordinates operation of the boiler, turbine, generator, and auxiliary equipment to meet the needs of the system.
• Regulates unit generator output through manual or automatic control.
• Reads and records output of meters and instruments. Maintains logs on unit performance.
• Operate switches, breakers, and combustion controls.
• Monitors operation and status of all unit systems on a continuous basis. Keeps systems within proper parameters.
• Provides guidance and training for operator trainees.
• Communicates and directs activities of PO1, PO2 or Senior Operator assigned to the unit.
• Performs maintenance on equipment as needed or required by periodic maintenance schedule.
• Performs unit walk downs (makes rounds) to monitor operating equipment when performing plant operator functions.
• Assists maintenance and instrumentation & controls departments during outages.
• As needed, performs shift supervisory duties.
Five or more years of experience in power plant operations or power plant maintenance, including at least one year operating the unit control board with little or no supervision and including at least one unit startup and at least one unit shutdown. A degree(s) in power plant operations or relevant field may be substituted for certain years of experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Knowledge of power plant operations principles
• Knowledge of power plant control systems
• Knowledge of operating mechanical and electrical equipment
• Knowledge of electricity principles
• Basic skill level in office productivity applications (such as email, word processing, spreadsheets, etc.)
• Advanced skill in reading and interpreting diagrams and prints
• Intermediate skill in data acquisition systems
• Intermediate skill in control systems
• Intermediate skill level in DCOI for data recovery
• Skill in analyzing and solving complex problems
• Skill in verbal and written communication
• Ability to work in a team environment
• Ability to balance competing and high priority work demands
• Ability to communicate effectively with team members, supervision / management and external organizations under normal and emergency conditions
• Ability to understand and follow operating procedures/guidelines, safety and environmental rules and regulations
• Ability to remain alert to anticipate problems and quickly respond to problems
• Work involves weekends, holidays and non-standard hours
• Work involves a rotating shift schedule
• Work involves exposure to noise
• Works in close proximity to energized high-voltage electrical equipment
• Work involves call-out
• Works in an industrial, electrical substation and plant environment
• Work is confined to a particular work space which requires relief to leave
• Work involves frequent finger/hand manipulation in using a keyboard and mouse
• Work involves constant sitting
• Work involves standing and/or walking in inspecting power plant equipment less than 20% of the time
• Work involves climbing, crawling, crouching or other non-sitting positions in performing power plant operation duties less than 20% of the time