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 and this position is subject to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) regulations.
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 6 months
Timely completion of all plant operator steps associated with computer training and hands-on training
Provides leadership, direction and training to other operations personnel
Operate bottom ash haul truck
Study plant training material in order to complete plant operator steps
Maintains regular & reliable attendance
Performs other duties as assigned
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
Current valid driver's license and ability to remain insurable under Platte River's vehicle liability policy
Able to perform the physical, mental, and environmental requirements of the job’s essential functions with or without accommodations
Ability to work weekends, nights, and holidays, as shift schedule requires
High school diploma or its equivalent resulting in demonstrated ability to perform major duties
One year of experience at a power plant or other industrial facility
This position will remain open until filled.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.
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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.