Plant Operator


Preferred candidate will have craft skill sets (Operations, Mechanical, Electrical, I&C, Operations), overall technical experience in industrial environment. Position works a modified Dupont 12 hr rotating shift. Candidate must be willing to work as a multi-skilled employee.

At an intermediate level, performs tasks by operating, either manually or remotely, switchgear and other equipment associated with the operation of a generating station. Monitors, performs scheduled maintenance and performs minor repairs as needed on power plant equipment. This position utilizes knowledge and experience in own discipline but is still building higher-level knowledge and skills. Receives a moderate level of guidance and direction from supervisor, manager and/or more experienced colleagues.

  • Conducts inspections to service equipment; observes, corrects, and reports abnormal conditions to the control room.
  • Operates moving equipment to handle ash, and byproducts at a coal-fired power plant.
  • Isolates and tags out all equipment for maintenance in assigned area, according to plant operating and clearance procedures.
  • Monitors and operates all equipment in assigned area according to written or verbal instructions, guidelines, and equipment specifications.
  • Completes and submits to immediate supervisor accurate and legible logs and reports as required.
  • Assists maintenance and instrumentation & control departments during unit outages. Performs predictive maintenance on equipment as scheduled.
  • For incumbents assigned to Fayette Power Project:
    • As qualified by plant training staff, performs plant and fuel yard operations and maintenance tasks on mechanical equipment, electrical equipment and/or systems associated with the material handling and processing of coal (e. g., coal stack-out unloading systems, coal reclaim systems, plowfeeders, trippers and rotary car dumper, motors, breakers, gear reducers, conveyor belts, hydraulic systems, bearings, equipment alignment, welding and fabrication, heavy equipment and fire systems).

This general overview only includes essential functions of the job and does not imply that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instruction and to perform any other job-related duties requested by supervisor or management.

Minimum Qualifications

Two or more years of experience in the inspection, monitoring and maintenance of power plant and/or coal yard equipment, including the isolation and tagging of systems. A degree(s) in electronics, electrical systems, power plant operations or relevant field may be substituted per LCRA guidelines for certain years of experience.

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