Combustion Turbine Control Room Operator (Local 77) - Chehalis, WA - #111086

Date: Nov 15, 2023

Location: CHEHALIS, WA, US, 98532

Company: PacifiCorp


PacifiCorp is seeking customer-centric candidates to grow and sustain our commitment to a culture of customer service excellence, environmental sustainability and diversity, equity and inclusion.

General Purpose

To ensure that Chehalis Combined Cycle Power Plant is operated and maintained in a safe and efficient manner, ensuring that all necessary routine statutory and non-statutory inspections and operational and maintenance activities are carried out and appropriate records maintained. The Chehalis facility will operate 24hrs per day 7 days per week and this position will be required to work a rotating shift pattern including weekends and holidays and will need to provide cover as and when required to maintain minimum staffing


  • Operation of the Power Plant in a safe, efficient, and cost effective manner.
  • Develop & Implement plant operating and safety procedures
  • Control Room operations of all areas of plant within guidance laid down in station procedures or manufacturers recommendations.
  • Start up and shut down activities of the units
  • Actions required upon the receipt of plant alarms
  • Use of control and information systems provided to optimize performance and minimize plant damage
  • Release of plant & making safe for work
  • Routine inspection and operation of outside plant
  • Routine testing of plant and equipment & the upkeep of testing records
  • Monitoring & adjustment of plant water chemistry
  • Actions required under Fire and Emergency conditions as laid down in plant procedures
  • Interface with commercial and trading on the commercial dispatch of the plant.
  • Use of SAP maintenance management system to raise defects
  • Ensure budgets under their control are managed within company and site policies and are maintained within budget.
  • When appropriate manage contractors carrying out specific contract work, and ensure compliance with site instructions.
  • Undertake minor maintenance activities within the capability and skills of the individual & be willing to learn appropriate new skills.


  • A technical undergraduate degree, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience working in an industrial facility.
  • Must be able to successfully complete the Operator Qualification Program within the defined time period.
  • Able to accomplish tasks and achieve objectives without supervision.
  • Effective communication skills
  • Basic proficiency with computers and related software
  • Demonstrated team working skills


  • Bachelor of Science degree in an engineering discipline.
  • Seven years of experience in industrial facilities.
  • Experience with combined cycle power plants.

Additional Information

Req Id: 111086 
Company Code: PacifiCorp  
Primary Location: Chehalis, WA     
Department: Rocky Mountain Power 
Schedule: Rotating Shifts 
Personnel Subarea: Non-Exempt
Hiring Range: $50.36  

Benefits: Health care, retirement, paid time off, tuition assistance, paid short-term and long-term disability, paid bereavement leave. For more information, please visit: 


Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without an accommodation.

At PacifiCorp, we celebrate diversity, equity and inclusion. PacifiCorp is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion or religious creed, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status (except as required by law), gender (including gender identity and expression), sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran or military status, familial or parental status, marital status or any other category protected by applicable local, state or U.S. federal law.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check and drug screening.

Nearest Major Market: Tacoma
Nearest Secondary Market: Seattle

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