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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: Direct Hire

Location: East Bay, California

Reports to: Operations Supervisor

Status: Non-Exempt


Job Summary:

The Control Room Operator (CRO) will be supporting a 200MW Simple Cycle power plant located in the East Bay area of California. The Control Room Operator (CRO) will report to the Operations Supervisor and is responsible for monitoring the status of all plant systems, controlling routine plant operations, responding to alarms and abnormal conditions by taking appropriate corrective actions, and performs basic routine maintenance duties. The Control Room Operator (CRO) executes plant shutdown and start-up procedures as required and assures that the plant meets its generating requirements while operating in a safe and efficient manner. The Control Room Operator (CRO) carries out these tasks in accordance with Plant Operation and Maintenance procedures and associated vendor and manufacturer technical procedures.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Perform Control Room Operator position duties, responding to abnormal and emergency conditions in the most effective manner, complying with all safety and environmental requirements.
Continuously monitor system and component conditions, evaluating those conditions to determine plant and equipment performance.
Maintain all plant equipment to meet plant dispatch requirements.
Report upset conditions or other anomalies in plant status to the Operations and/or Maintenance Supervisor.
Assist in conducting acceptance and performance tests on existing or new plant equipment.
Perform emergency activities to maintain electric service and safeguard station equipment.
Perform basic maintenance duties such as predictive and preventative maintenance, replacing basic parts (filters, gaskets, etc.), valve maintenance, light electrical and/or controls work, etc.
Perform the tasks of opening, closing, racking, resetting, and routine maintenance on breakers and switch gear up to 220 kV.
Conduct basic trouble shooting and analysis on indication and control equipment.
Collect, analyze and trend plant operating data and evaluate equipment performance.
Assist with major maintenance on plant equipment that is conducted by outside contractors.
Assist in physical inventories.
Participate in the revision and upkeep of plant operating manuals, technical references, prints and diagrams and preventative/predictive maintenance records.
Maintain complete equipment files, logs, drawings, and schematics for all designated equipment.
Operate plant and rental vehicles such as Aerial Lifts and Forklift Trucks.
Complete other tasks as requested by the Operations Supervisor, Maintenance Supervisor or Plant Manager, as applicable.
Maintain assigned working locations in a neat and orderly condition.
The Ops Tech gives direction to temporarily assigned personnel and contractors on matters pertaining to plant safety, operations and maintenance.
Job Requirements:

This position requires working in 12-hour rotating shifts with weekend and holiday work as required by schedules, workload and plant conditions.
This position operates from established procedures, performing duties independently under general direction and minimum supervision. Decisions are made within prescribed operating procedures and guidelines. The position encounters recurring work situations of high complexity, with occasional off-normal operations (e.g., equipment trips, breakdowns, etc.).
Operate the plant in a safe and efficient manner while remaining in compliance with all local, state and federal regulations and permits and all safety regulations at all times.
Communicate information to supervisory and fellow plant personnel relative to the condition of the plant equipment and performance.
Cooperate with those he/she contacts in this work and have the ability to work without direct supervision.
Knowledge of the hazards involved and the safety precautions to be practiced in the operation and maintenance of power plant equipment and machinery.
Respond to audio alarms and variations of sound.
Strong mechanical ability and aptitude.
Basic math skills, good verbal communications skills, and be proficient with the use of power and precision tools.
Valid driver license.


Physical Requirements:

Ability to walk, reach, climb, stoop, and lift (up to 75 pounds).


Education / Experience:

High school graduate or GED, trade school, related military service training programs, or technical training school programs.
Previous Power Plant, simple cycle, aeroderivative experience desired. LM6000 is a plus.

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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