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Title: Control Room Operator
Position Type: Contract
Location: Middletown CT
Reports to: Operations Shift Supervisor
The Control Room Operator is responsible for the safe, reliable and efficient operation of all Plant equipment for this large simple cycle 800MW power plant located in Middletown CT. The Control Room Operator reports to the Operations Sift Supervisor and will play a vital role ensuring that plant operations is in accordance with written plant operating procedures. This is an excellent opportunities to build troubleshooting skillsets in a fast pace and dynamic work environment.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Reports to the Operations Shift Supervisor
Oversee the safe, efficient, reliable, and environmentally sound operation of plant equipment
Properly operate Control Room, boiler, steam turbine, plant auxiliary equipment and systems, combustion turbines and auxiliaries during normal and emergency operation
Communicate information clearly, both verbally and in writing
Troubleshoot plant equipment to resolve operational problems
Operate various computer systems to receive, analyze, comprehend, and input data
Monitor and record data available using various instruments, recording charts, annunciator systems and other monitoring devices onto shift logs as directed by plant operational procedures
Implement Plant Emergency Procedures as needed
Observe variations in operating conditions and interpret meter and gauge readings
Communicate conditions of plant system and equipment to others
Apply knowledge of steam power plant operations and basic power plant principles to daily decision-making and work tasks
Operate computers and printers
Discern and respond to verbal and auditory signals from control panel
Work without supervision inspection while carrying out duties
Take, record and analyze readings of various electrical and mechanical meters
Knowledge of and ability to operate various switches and valves and the effect each has on the total operation
Requires operation of a personal computer
Meet physical requirements of the job such as perform tasks while standing, walking, climbing and squatting.
Performs other duties as assigned
Be able to perform effectively in a team environment without close supervision,
Can work well with and through others internal and external to the plant.
Use discretion concerning confidential and sensitive company information, demonstrate verbal and written communication skills.
Performance of duties requires working rotating shifts and response to calls 24 hours/day, seven days/week.
In the absence of specific orders and/or directives, the Operator exercises initiative, using experience and good judgment in Plant operation.
The Control Room Operator must comply with plant policies at all times including those concerning safety and environmental.
Normal office environment and/or outdoors work environment. Outdoor environment at generating plant locations include: working at heights, high/low ambient temperatures and high humidity areas at generating unit work locations). Work in all temperatures and climate conditions. Some temperatures can be extreme.
Requires operation of a motor vehicle; valid driver's license is required.
Requires standing, sitting, walking, kneeling, twisting, climbing stairs and ladders, and entering plant equipment to access, inspect, or collect data on plant equipment.
Occasionally requires lifting as appropriate to perform duties and responsibilities.
Work in and around rotating equipment, high voltage electrical equipment to345KV, high noise areas.
Education / Experience:
4+ years of experience in all phases of high-pressure power plant operation.
Excellent technical and organizational skills.
Demonstrated leadership characteristic and potential
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Proven ability to work in a team environment and perform effectively without close supervision.
Must be computer literate and familiar with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook required.
Ability to use discretion concerning confidential and sensitive company information.