The plant operator performs checks and operates all plant equipment and systems. This position collaborates with leadership and other plant personnel to ensure a safe, cost effective, and environmentally compliant operation. The plant operations department requires a 24 hour/7 days per week coverage and this position is on a rotating shift to meet this requirement.
This position has no supervisory or lead role responsibilities, and is subject to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) regulations.
Essential duties and responsibilities
Completes detailed, periodic checks on the plant instrumentation and equipment associated with the boiler, steam turbine-generator, air quality control, and combustion turbine-generator units
Collaborates with Shift Supervisor and other plant personnel regarding the management of plant equipment and systems
Maintains and creates daily reports of equipment operational concerns and communicates those to peers in operations, maintenance and management
Monitors PLC and computer control equipment
Study the plant's Clearance and Tag Out/Lockout Policy, pass the associated exam and safely perform the duties of hanging clearances within six (6) months
Timely completion of all plant operator steps associated with computer training and hands-on training
Maintains regular and reliable attendance
Operate bottom ash haul truck
Provides leadership, direction and training to other operations personnel
Study plant training material in order to complete plant operator steps
Perform other duties as assigned
Knowledge, skills and abilities
The individual in this position must possess the required knowledge, skills, abilities and experience and be able to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation(s).
Working knowledge of power plant or other industrial facility's fundamentals and how industrial plant equipment relates to each system
Effective oral and written communication skills
Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook)
Proven time management skills
Strong attention to detail
Maintain good working relationships with co-workers and other personnel
Ability to solve basic math problems like calculating flow within piping systems, compute percentages, and determine tank volumes
Knowledgeable of industry safety procedures and protocol
Two years of experience at a power plant or other industrial facility
Current valid driver’s license and ability to remain insurable under Platte River’s vehicle liability policy
High school diploma or its equivalent resulting in demonstrated ability to perform major duties
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to frequently stand and walk. The employee will occasionally lift and/or move up to 68 pounds. The following are required and are approximate in requirement and % of time:
Standing 50% of the time
Walking 25% of the time
Lifting up to 68 lbs. 15% of the time
Sitting 10% of the time
This job operates both inside and outside of a power plant environment.
Regular exposure to heat and noise along with working outside in the elements
Ability to work weekends, nights and holidays, as shift schedule requires
Hourly pay range for this position: $ 35.78 - $ 44.73 (DOQ)
This position will remain posted until filled.
About Platte River Power Authority
Platte River Power Authority is a not-for-profit utility that generates and delivers safe, reliable, environmentally responsible and financially sustainable energy and services to its owner communities of Estes Park, Fort Collins, Longmont and Loveland. Platte River's generation portfolio includes thermal, hydro, wind and solar resources.