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Title: Outside Operator - Biomass
Position Type: Contract
Location: Stockton, CA, Woodland, CA, Bakersfield, CA
Reports to: Regional Operations Manager
Outside Operator will Control and monitor biomass plant activities and perform maintenance as needed.
Calibrate liquid flow devices or meters, including fuel, chemical, and water meters.
Manage parts and supply inventories for biomass plants.
Clean work areas to ensure compliance with safety regulations.
Record or report operational data, such as readings on meters, instruments, and gauges.
Perform routine maintenance or make minor repairs to mechanical, electrical, or electronic equipment in biomass plants.
Inspect biomass power plant or processing equipment, recording or reporting damage and mechanical problems.
Operate valves, pumps, engines, or generators to control and adjust production of biofuels or biomass-fueled power.
Operate equipment to start, stop, or regulate biomass-fueled generators, generator units, boilers, engines, or auxiliary systems.
Measure and monitor raw biomass feedstock, including wood, waste, or refuse materials.
Operate biomass fuel-burning boiler or biomass fuel gasification system equipment in accordance with specifications or instructions.
Operate equipment to heat biomass, using knowledge of controls, combustion, and firing mechanisms.
Operate high-pressure steam boiler or water chiller equipment for electrical cogeneration operations.
Assess quality of biomass feedstock.
Calculate, measure, load, or mix biomass feedstock for power generation.
Preprocess feedstock to prepare for biochemical or thermochemical production processes.
Read and interpret instruction manuals or technical drawings related to biomass-fueled power or biofuels production equipment or processes.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Biomass plant technicians may operate equipment at a power plant, such as boilers, generators, and gasification equipment.
They are also responsible for inspecting equipment to ensure it is functioning safely and report any issues they find. Pending their specific duties and experience, a technician may have the knowledge to maintain or fix equipment.
Other daily responsibilities would include ensuring their work area is kept clean and compliant with safety regulations. They may also inspect or measure the biomass material the plant is converting to energy.
Other responsibilities can include but are not limited to, recording data, keeping logs of repairs, calculating, measuring, loading, mixing, and processing materials. They conduct inspections throughout the day, analyze results, change or repair equipment when needed, look at mechanical parts, troubleshoot issues, and fix it when possible.
Requires a High School Diploma or GED and some previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience
5-7 years minimum experience as an Auxiliary Operator, Central Heating Plant Operator, Fuel Handler, Fuel Quality Technician (Fuel Quality Tech), Heating Plant Operator, Operations Technician (Operations Tech), Plant Operator, Plant Technician, Steam Plant Operator are acceptable