Chalmette, LA – Tech 3 Power Operator

PURPOSE

Responsible for operation of power-plant including shutdown and start up of a steam turbine, and associated equipment, used for the production of electricity.  Responsible for monitoring and controlling the operation to minimize costs.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:

  • Operates electrical switching, as required, of feeders and equipment in the 13.8 kilo-volt system.
  • Operates a domestic water plant system, including regulating flows, water levels, backwashing filters, and performing the required water quality sample tests.
  • Reports any problems or safety issues to appropriate personnel.
  • Participates in the continuous improvement of product and plant processes and performs other duties as required.

JOB COMPLEXITY AND SCOPE

Performs activities planned by others.  Operates within guidelines established to meet power production specifications. Participates in problem solving activities related to improving the production process and work environment.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Two years related training from college or vocational school; and/or one to two years related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION

Work requires resolving mutual problems and collaborating with others.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to compute and/or understand rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and/or interpret bar graphs—like those used for Statistical Process Control.

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to solve practical problems using available tools, resources, etc. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, use hands and/or fingers to handle or feel, reach above shoulder height, stoop, kneel, crouch or squat, twist, crawl, drive (forklifts, loaders, or other vehicles), and climb ladders.  The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and talk or hear.  The employee is also required several times each week to climb and/or balance on flights of stairs of more than 25 steps.  The employee is required to lift, push, or pull – up to 25 pounds periodically and occasionally up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.  Hearing protection is often required.  May be required to wear respiratory protection.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to working near moving mechanical parts, working in high and/or precarious places, extreme heat, periodic vibration, and in outdoor weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment does not typically require hearing protection.

 

 

(This Position Description reflects the general level and nature of the Position.  It is not intended to be all-inclusive.)