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Control Room Opr (57PS) - SLC, UT - #7227

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Date: Nov 18, 2018

Location: Salt Lake City, UT, US, 84116

Company: PacifiCorp

Responsibilities

As a Control Room Operator, you will be expected to operate, monitor, and control plant electric generating units and associated systems to insure safe, efficient, and continuous production of electricity under the direction and review of the Plant Manager, Operations Supervisors, and in conjunction with the System Dispatcher. 

You will:

  • Operate turbines, generators, boilers, combustion turbines and generators, and all associated systems and auxiliary equipment from the control center board, either manually or by automatic control, for safe, controlled production of electrical energy. 
  • Monitor plant and auxiliary equipment operations at the control board, charts, meters, and gauges to insure proper plant operation. 
  • Maintain proper voltage and current. 
  • Synchronize the generator. 
  • Control boiler temperature, steam flow, feed water and fuel flow during operations. 
  • Monitor and control plant pollution control equipment such as precipitators, SO2 scrubber equipment and NOx control equipment. 
  • Troubleshoot operating problems from control board.  Initiate corrective action, when necessary, and take equipment in and out of service for repairs in a safe and orderly fashion. 
  • Coordinate with Dispatchers to govern generator load and system voltage. 
  • Report load and restriction conditions to Dispatchers, and receive switching orders and initiate switching. 
  • Maintain a shift log to insure accurate records and prepare daily reports concerning plant heat rate, steam production, megawatt output, etc. 
  • Take hourly readings onplant equipment and systems for reporting operating status to Plant Engineer or other plant staff personnel for determining plant efficiency. 
  • Direct and delegate orders to Plant Operators, Helpers, and Equipment Operators to maintain proper control of all generating systems and associated auxiliary systems and equipment. 
  • Answer plant phones and direct calls to the requested individual or department as necessary. 
  • Perform necessary housekeeping duties as assigned.  Train other Control Room Operators when called upon to do so.  This represents a major portion of the job.  Other similar duties may be assigned. 
  • When management determines that it is efficient to do so, employees in this classification may be assigned duties of less complexity.

Requirements

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Applicant must have at least 4 years experience as a Control Room Operator.  
  • Some travel required.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functionsWhile performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand and sit. The employee is occasionally required to walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and/or smell.  The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include Distance vision, Peripheral vision, Depth perception and Ability to adjust focus.

Operating computer control schemes and driving vehicles.

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Additional Information

Primary Location:  Salt Lake City, UT

Department:  Gadsby Plant, Operations

Schedule:  Rotating

Personnel Subarea: Non-Exempt

Hiring Range: 41.20

 

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

At PacifiCorp, we encourage everyone to work together. We embrace diversity and value the distinct perspectives of all our employees. We strive to cultivate a workplace that connects each employee to the organization and enables all individuals to participate and contribute to their full potential.  

It is PacifiCorp's policy to provide and promote equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants in accordance with local, state and federal laws and regulations governing personnel activities. In accordance with federal guidelines, PacifiCorp is committed to a program of affirmative action. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, veteran status, national origin, sexual orientation or gender identity.

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


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