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At PIC Group, Inc., our emphasis is on excellence. We recruit the strongest candidates in the power generation industry. As a global service provider, we continually seek talented individuals.


Title: Control Room Operator

Position Type: Contract

Location: San Antonio, TX

Reports to: Shift Supervisor

Status: Non-Exempt

Job Summary: 

PIC Group has an excellent opportunity for a Control Room Operator, supporting a fast paced, dynamic work environment at a state-of-the-art Research and Development Facility located in San Antonio, TX.  The Control Room Operator reports to the Shift Supervisor and/or plant management and is responsible for the safe and efficient start up, operation and shutdown of chemical plant equipment from inside the control room.  The Control Room Operator may provide input on matters pertaining to Operations and Maintenance activities, plant improvement projects, contract obligations, plant owner requests, and third-party activities. The Control Room Operator plays a critical role in ensuring equipment is properly maintained to achieve peak output capabilities and ensuring the safe operation of the facility in its 24 hour operation.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Monitor and operate all equipment as required for safe and efficient operation of the plant to include opening, locking, and tagging for isolation and maintenance.
Participate in scheduled safety meetings and training.
Assist in training of site staff.
Perform minor maintenance as directed during scheduled and unscheduled maintenance periods.
Perform other duties as assigned by the Shift Supervisor and/or plant management
Safely operate vehicles on-site as required.
Perform start-up, operation, and shutdown of equipment, systems, and the plant in accordance with approved plant procedures.
Monitor and record plant operating parameters inside the control room; adjust as required to maintain safe and efficient operation of the plant.
Upon detecting faulty equipment operation, diagnose the cause then take proper action to restore the equipment and plant to a safe condition.
Monitor plant air and water emissions and take steps to maintain within acceptable limits.  Immediately notify Shift Supervisor and/or plant management of abnormal situations, including those that may result in violation of regulatory requirements.
Direct the actions of the Auxiliary Operator as required to start-up, operate, shutdown, and respond to abnormal situations from outside the control room.
Provide periodic reports to the Shift Supervisor and/or plant management regarding plant status.
Identify, troubleshoot, correct, and report on conditions that are likely to develop into operational problems or safety hazards.
Respond to and report on chemical spills and leaks in accordance with plant emergency response plans.
Ensure thorough turnover from Control Room Operator being relieved, including special orders, unusual operating conditions, and review of operating logs and key parameters.
Perform tests on critical safety systems, as directed
Perform and direct equipment isolation in accordance with plant lockout/tagout procedures.
Maintain work area in a clean and orderly condition.


Job Requirements:

Ability to read and understand corporate programs, policies, procedures, plant drawings, and instructions.
Mechanical, instrumentation and electrical equipment knowledge is required.
Demonstrates knowledge of all facets of chemical or Fluidized Catalytic Cracking plant operations.
Demonstrates the ability to make competent decisions in emergency situations.
Demonstrates effective verbal and written communication skills.
Knowledge of equipment isolation and tagging procedures.
Thorough knowledge of the purpose and proper use of the plant safety equipment.
Excellent problem-solving skills to identify, analyze, and recommend solutions.
Excellent teamwork skills required.
Strong leadership, teamwork, and organizational skills
Strong analytical, problem-solving, and presentation skills.

Physical Requirements:

Ability to walk, reach, climb ladders, stoop, and lift up to 75 pounds.
Will be exposed to outdoor elements as required.
Ability to work in small or confined spaces
Education / Experience:
A high school diploma or GED is required.
4+ years prior experience as a Control Room Operator required.

PIC Group, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We offer competitive wages and benefits.  We seek out and employ talented individuals who meet the qualifications for each position. Due to the large number of responses we receive to our postings, only those applicants with the required experience and qualifications will be contacted.



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