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8/20/2016


Heorot Power Management

Control Room Operator

Job Description:

The Control Room Operator will be responsible for monitoring the status of all plant systems on a continuous basis. Respond to alarms and take appropriate corrective actions to execute plant shut-down and start-up procedures as required. Assure that the plant meets its generating requirements while operating in a safe and efficient manner. The position requires on-call status.

Job Requirements:

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Perform duties allowed under the license held per Massachusetts Department of Public Safety and Mass. General Law, Chapter 146. Maintain license requirements.
• Supervise the operation of the combined cycle plant. Coordinate operations with the Electric, Fuel and Steam customers and maintain safe, efficient and dependable operation of the plant and systems as directed by the Plant Manager.
• Conducts routine preventive and predictive maintenance on all systems and equipment; supports corrective maintenance efforts on selected equipment when property trained or supervised.
• Maintain a thorough knowledge of all plant systems, operating and emergency response procedures and the ability to execute procedures and equipment when necessary and access the appropriate plant manuals.
• Off-load plant chemicals and oil adhering to all plant safety guidelines
• Off-load deliveries to the plant adhering to fork truck training and safety guidelines
• Maintain a thorough knowledge of plant environmental parameters and operate within those parameters at all times.
• Perform plant start-up, shut-down and equipment operation on the Gas Turbine, Steam Turbine and Heat Recovery Steam Generator (HRSG) and all auxiliary equipment in accordance with operating instructions and procedures.
• Makes routine rounds and inspections of the plant, (inside and outside) to ensure proper running of the plants main and auxiliary equipment and systems.
• Receive and respond to electrical, steam and fuel dispatcher’s orders and requests.
• Update, maintain and review required plant logs and records on a continuous basis, precisely and accurately. Utilize company electronic mail system and other software programs effectively.
• Control, monitor, record and chart plant performance and variances via computerized monitoring programs and other plant instrumentation.
• Report upset conditions or other anomalies in plant status to the Operations Manager in a timely manner.
• Identify and diagnose process problems and adjust/correct within skill capabilities.
• Test, monitor and document water chemistry per written guidelines to maintain proper steam quality and boiler chemistry.
• Assist in the training of new operators as required and in the training and development of Assistant Plant Operators.
• Successfully complete company sponsored training courses and training and qualification programs as required. Ensure plant and equipment is maintained in a neat and orderly manner.
• Safely operate plant equipment including trucks, forklifts and direct unloading of off-hour deliveries.
• Monitor plant security utilizing systems provided.
• Insure accuracy of submitted defective equipment reports.
• Insure proper “Lock-out/Tag-out” procedures and other safety procedures are followed in compliance with the PurEnergy safety manual.
• Support maintenance and operations activities as required, including assisting in the testing and maintenance of systems and equipment. Complete preventive maintenance work orders when needed.
• Reports directly to and seeks advice, counsel, guidance and direction from the Operations Manager and Plant Manager concerning all assigned duties.
• Effectively communicates information to supervision and fellow operation and maintenance personnel, relative to the conditions of the plant equipment and performance, and provide suggestions for plant improvement.
• Gives direction to maintenance personnel on matters pertaining to plant operations and gives direction to Assistant Plant Operators.
• Develops and maintains harmonious working relationship with personnel and employees of other companies with whom direct contact is required.

SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY
• Monitor plant security utilizing systems provided.
• Insure accuracy of submitted defective equipment reports.
• Insure proper “Lock-out/Tag-out” procedures and other safety procedures are followed in compliance with the PurEnergy safety manual.
• Support maintenance and operations activities as required, including assisting in the testing and maintenance of systems and equipment. Complete preventive maintenance work orders when needed.
• Reports directly to and seeks advice, counsel, guidance and direction from the Operations Manager and Plant Manager concerning all assigned duties.
• Effectively communicates information to supervision and fellow operation and maintenance personnel, relative to the conditions of the plant equipment and performance, and provide suggestions for plant improvement.
• Gives direction to maintenance personnel on matters pertaining to plant operations and gives direction to Assistant Plant Operators.
• Develops and maintains harmonious working relationship with personnel and employees of other companies with whom direct contact is required.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS

• High School diploma or equivalent, 5 years experience in the power generation or related field. Two or more years of college or trades school desirable.
• Must possess a valid driver’s license.
• Commonwealth of Massachusetts 2nd Class Engineer's license.
• Commonwealth of Massachusetts Grade II Industrial Wastewater Operators License or ability to obtain within 6 months.
• Knowledge of power plant equipment such as motors, pumps, boilers, turbines, generators, fluid systems, chemical handling, water treatment systems, cooling towers, pollution control equipment (i.e. dust suppression, bag house, scrubber, selective catalytic reduction unit), AC and DC electrical distribution and control systems, etc.
• Basic understanding of fundamental principles of mathematics, AC and DC electrical theory, heat transfer and fluid flow, thermodynamics, chemistry, and metallurgy.
• Ability to read and understand mechanical and electrical drawings such as P&IDs, single line diagrams, schematics, and logics.
• Knowledge of power plant safety, especially in areas such as chemical handling, high energy systems, confined spaces, incipient fire suppression, first aid, rotating machinery, heavy equipment operations, etc.
• Ability to operate valves, switches, controls, keyboards, and other devices associated with power plant equipment as well as basic hand tools, portable electric and pneumatic tools, rigging equipment and other implements.
• Excellent oral and written communication

WORK CONDITIONS
• Position requires extended working hours and varied shifts with the possibility of weekend and holiday work as required by schedules, work load and plant conditions. "On call" status will periodically be required.
• All employees will participate in the Fitness for Duty Program. This program includes a post offer physical examination and drug screening and post employment random drug screening. There are extensive smoking restrictions in and around the plant.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
• Ability to work at heights and on ladders amid constant noise and vibration
• Ability to work both indoors and outdoors in high noise and/or hot and cold temperature extremes
• Ability to work in proximity to high voltage and/or rapidly rotating equipment and in cramped and/or confined conditions requiring overall flexibility, manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination, with occasional heavy lifting
• Ability to work occasionally with toxic chemicals including, but not limited to, solvents, acids, and caustics
• Ability to work rotating shifts, working on feet for 12 hour periods, work overtime and work weekends and holidays.
• Sufficient physical strength to operate manual valves and sufficient physical endurance for repetitive motions, such as manual valve operation, operating heavy pneumatic wrenches, and barrel moving
• Ability to wear a respirator, hardhat, hearing and eye protection
• Able to lift up to 50 pounds
• Ability to work in confined spaces
• Work outside in hot or cold, wet or dry weather
• Work alone and in an unsupervised environment

Note: The statements contained in this job description are not necessarily all-inclusive; additional duties may be assigned and requirements may vary from time to time.

Email mail resume to: mcrist@heorotpower.com


7/23/2016


 

3rd Class Engineer -OR- Steam Fireman

Job Description:

Incumbents of positions in this series operate boilers and related equipment; read meters and gauges at specified intervals; open and close valves and adjust controls; check/monitor operating systems to detect faulty operating equipment.

Operate boilers and related equipment; clean, maintain and/or lubricate power plant and related auxiliary equipment.

Record data and maintain logs on such matters as temperatures, fuel consumption, steam usage including State mandated operators log books. Perform minor repairs and/or adjust power plant and related auxiliary equipment using hand tools in order to ensure proper and safe operation.

Perform related duties such as maintaining cleanliness and appearance of work areas.

Perform related work as required or as instructed by the Chief Engineer.

Mandatory overtime, work in a dusty, hot environment. Work with high pressure steam generating and water pumping equipment where metal temperatures can exceed 500*F.

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is committed to increasing diversity in its faculty, staff, and student populations, as well as curriculum and support programs, while promoting an inclusive environment. We seek candidates who can contribute to that goal and encourage you to apply and to identify your strengths in this area.
 

Job Requirements:

Possession of a current and valid Second Class Steam Fireman license issued by the Massachusetts Department of Public Safety, pursuant to Chapter 146 of the Massachusetts General Laws.

REQUIREMENT FOR THE 3rd CLASS ENGINEER:
3rd Class Engineer: Possession of a current and valid 3rd Class Engineer license issued by the Massachusetts Department of Public Safety, pursuant to Chapter 146 of the Massachusetts General Laws.
The ability to work effectively with diverse groups

Required Applicant Documents:
Resume
Cover Letter
Names and contact information of three references

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Only Internal (MTA - Maintenance & Trades Bargaining Union) candidates will be considered during the first 10 business days of the posting. All other candidates will be considered after that period.

Review of applications will begin 07/25/2016 and continue until the position is filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications is received.

*Steam Fireman I: Grade 15 - Step 1; $19.96/hr. ($1,596.80 bi-weekly) - Step 14; $28.02/hr. ($2,241.93 bi-weekly)
*3rd Class Engineer: Grade 17 - Step 1; $22.30/hr. ($1,783.92 bi-weekly) - Step 14; $31.44/hr. ($2,514.83 bi-weekly)

 

Apply at https://jobs.uml.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=55027 

Job Reference Number: 0081688 

Anticipated Hiring Range: Salary Commensurate with Qualifications 

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action, Title IX employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age over 40, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, or other protected class.


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