National Rural Electric Cooperative Association Plant Operator (1 + Pool) in Burnside, Kentucky

Plant Operator (1 + Pool)

Job ID:35658616

Position Title:Plant Operator (1 + Pool)

Company Name:East Kentucky Power Cooperative

Job Function:Other

Job Type:Full-Time

Location(s):Burnside, Kentucky, United States

Posted:June 15, 2017

Job Duration:Indefinite

Min Education:H.S. Diploma/Equivalent

Min Experience:0-1 Year

Required Travel:0-10%


Contact Person:Amelia MorrisPhone:8597459678

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Job Description

EKPC Company Information

East Kentucky Power Cooperative is an electric generation and transmission company headquartered in Winchester, KY, just 15 minutes east of Lexington. We also have facilities across the state of Kentucky that generate electric power and service centers for local power lines and substations support.EKPC offers a wage and benefits package that ranks among the best in the state. EKPC provides a 401(k) retirement plan; a medical and dental plan; competitive vacation package; and a professional work environment.EKPC is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans

Key Roles

Performs all duties and assignments necessary to effectively monitor, operate and control a variety of auxiliary equipment and systems.

Key Responsibilities

  • Records plant operating data and files reports or logs.

  • Monitors equipment fluids and replaces or adds with the correct fluid.

  • Positions electrical breakers as necessary to isolate or restore electrical systems.

  • Opens or closes equipment and system valves.

  • Replenishes fuel supplies and refills storage tanks.

  • Cleans assigned equipment and maintains a clean work area.

  • Changes fuses, lamp indicators, and other protective devices.

  • Performs mechanical and electrical equipment and system tests.

  • Collects material samples for analysis.

  • Operates fire protection equipment.

Job Requirements

Key Requirements


  • High School diploma or equivalent required. Additional mechanical or electrical related training preferred.


  • One (1) year of mechanical or electrical related work experience preferred.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Must be able to read and understand schematic diagrams and equipment manuals.

  • Licensed for lift operator highly desirable.

Key Competencies:

  • Safety Awareness

  • Technical/Professional Knowledge & Skills

  • Contributing to Team Success

  • Applied Learning

  • Adaptability

Working Conditions:

  • Must maintain a valid driver’s license and live within one and a half (1.5) hours of the Plant.

  • Must work 12-hour rotating swing shift; scheduled and non-scheduled overtime is a normal part of the job.

  • This is an on-call position; telephone is required.

  • Must pass an aptitude and physical ability test and follow procedures for wearing a respirator and other personal protective equipment.

  • Regular lifting up to 100 lbs. and occasional lifting over 100 lbs. Regular climbing and work at heights on ladders and stairs required, as well as above ground grating and platforms. Work conditions include: noise, heat in excess of 100 degrees, gas emissions, chemical vapors, dust, high-pressure lines and high voltage equipment.


Contact Person:Amelia MorrisPhone:8597459678

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