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Job - Control Room Operator in Columbia

Columbia, United States
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Engineering Jobs
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Posted on
3 Oct 2016
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About the Role:

PRIMARY PURPOSE OF POSITION The Control Room/Boiler Operator is in charge of and responsible for the safe and efficient operation of the plant and/or trailer mounted boiler systems during the shift. The Control Room/ Boiler Operator will perform his/her duties as directed by the Combined Heat and Power Lead Operations Technician. Duties and responsibilities may include other associated tasks as directed by the Combined Heat and Power Lead Operations Technician and Lead Maintenance Technician.

  • Monitor, record and trend readings from the plant control system and temporary boiler systems of various models.
  • Monitor the Gas Turbine control panels to ensure the proper operation of turbine equipment.
  • Perform all required plant water chemistry analysis and maintain chemistry control within the plant specified limits. Make adjustments following prescribed procedures and current practices to maintain chemistry control within limits.
  • Operate the plant and/or temporary boilers in a safe and efficient manner, following all plant procedures, health and safety and current operating practices.
  • Monitor instrumentation readings for variances from prescribed operating standards and procedures. Respond to any variances, adjust and maintain the proper operation of plant equipment.
  • Maintain the control room log book.
  • Report conditions beyond the capabilities of shift personnel to Combined Heat and Power Lead Operations Technician or Lead Maintenance Technician.
  • Maintain the lock-out/tag-out log and monitor maintenance activities to ensure proper plant operation at all times.
  • Visually inspect equipment at periodic intervals to detect malfunctions or need for repair or adjustments. Record any abnormalities in the control room log.
  • Report and/or correct unsafe conditions or hazards, (leaks, slip hazards, safety deficiencies, etc).
  • Maintain cleanliness of all the plant office spaces and common areas.
  • Perform minor maintenance, outage repairs and testing of equipment.
  • Train new employees, as required.
  • This position will be required to work a rotating 12 hour or 8 hour shifts, including shift work at night and during weekends and holidays.

This position will be required to work overtime on a regular basis to support vacations, plant outages, emergency work, etc.

  • Strong understanding of combustion turbines, HRSG's and High pressure Gas compression.
  • Washington DC Steam Operator License / or ability to attain within 6 months.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents in English such as safety rules, data, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.
  • Must be able to speak English plainly, write work orders and understand oral communications.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form.
• Exercise judgment within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action. Decisions are made based on formal procedures, calculations, deductive reasoning, and consultation with supervisor.

• Minimum high school diploma or equivalent.
• First Class Stationary Engineer's License or equivalent within area of jurisdiction.
• Five years experience operating stationary or marine utility operations.
• Must possess a valid driver's license and the ability to operate a motor vehicle.
• Must be able to climb stairs and ladders and tolerate heights up to 75 feet.
• Must be able to enter confined spaces.
• Ability to lift 65 pounds.
• Perform other duties as assigned .

• Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from managers, and clients/customers.
• Excellent planning and organizational skills.
• Exceptional written and oral communication skills and the ability to write technical reports, recommendations and business correspondence.
• Ability to work effectively with others.
• Ability to handle all required paperwork and documentation in a timely manner.
• Effective understanding of the principles and regulatory requirements for overseeing operations involving water management quality, outfall controls, fuel systems, asbestos controls, metering, and personnel management.
• Demonstrated ability to compose and write technical reports and recommendations.
• Demonstrated knowledge and facility with computer software (i.e. word processing, spreadsheets).
• Ability to work rotating shifts and overtime when necessary.

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