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Omaha Public Power District Apprentice Peaking Station Technician (7 Openings) in Bellevue, Nebraska


OPPD's Production Operations Department is looking for seven Apprentice Peaking Station Technician to join their team at the Sarpy County, Cass County, Standing Bear Lake, and Turtle Creek Stations.

This role will perform assigned functions necessary for the proper, safe and efficient operation and maintenance of equipment at the District’s Peaking Stations and other District facilities as workload dictates. Become familiar and proficient with the duties and responsibilities of a Peaking Station Technician by successfully completing the three (3) year Peaking Station Technician Apprenticeship program of study, along with on-the-job training, according to the Apprenticeship Program Standards. Incumbent is required to complete all station specific training and the applicable Operations Training Program for assigned location(s).

Specific accountabilites for this position include:

Perform orderly operation of generating units and equipment at the Peaking Stations.

  • Operate combustion turbines or reciprocating engines safely, efficiently, and in compliance with all applicable regulatory requirements.

  • Establish proper clearance of equipment for safe, event-free maintenance activities.

  • Maintain timely, accurate records that reflect plant activities/status.

  • Assist in writing work orders due to equipment deficiencies.

    Assist with routine and preventive maintenance of all equipment, assist in major equipment maintenance, and support condition monitoring tasks, including routinely inspecting and testing the condition of equipment to assure proper function of all components.

  • Troubleshoot, document, and correct equipment and systems deficiencies, and perform work associated with maintenance and repair of electrical and mechanical equipment.

  • Maintain, troubleshoot, repair, document, and calibrate control systems and field instrumentation.

  • Participate in and complete housekeeping duties to uphold station standards.

  • Maintain test equipment and keep timely accurate records



  • Education Requirements

  • High School diploma or GED AND

  • Associated Degree in Electronics, Power Plants, or related field OR

  • Armed Services Formal Training Equivalent OR

  • Completion of Production Operations Training Program OR

  • Completion of related apprenticeship, OR

  • Pass Technical Occupation Test or equivalent as determined by Human Capital

  • Work Experience Requirements

  • 6 months experience as a helper (Only applies to Local 763 Peaking Station Tech Helpers) OR

  • 1 year experience in the operations group at the Equipment Operator or Equipment Operator – Nuclear classification or above OR

  • 2 years’ experience in OPPD maintenance craft as apprentice or above OR

  • 1 year experience operating at a combustion turbine or peaking station site OR

  • Armed Services references related to Instrument & Control type work experience OR

  • Related construction trades experience

  • Craft Training Requirements

  • Instrument & Control Field Skills OR

  • Electronic Field Skills OR

  • Extensive Power Plant Systems Training

  • Excellent communication, teamwork and interpersonal skills.

  • A valid driver’s license.

  • High degree of mechanical and electrical aptitude


  • Troubleshooting and problem solving experience

  • Understanding of computer controlled processes, drawings, logic diagrams, and schematics

  • Experience in operating and maintaining combustion turbines or reciprocating engines

    Closing Statement

    Hourly Pay: Step 1 $40.51

    At Omaha Public Power District , we’re passionate about three things: power, the people who make it, and the people who rely on it.

    WE ARE: Where the Light Starts. OPPD is the 12th-largest public power utility in the U.S., serving over 850,000 people across 5,000 square miles and 13 counties.

    WE’RE COMMITTED TO: Each other and the people we serve. This commitment drives us. We’re dedicated to providing our communities with affordable, reliable, and environmentally sensitive energy services today, tomorrow, and well into the future.

    OUR JOB: To provide power with a purpose. We have real impact - on people’s lives, on the environment, and on the future of energy. We’re always looking for bright, capable people who want an opportunity to lead from where you are—wherever you are— and know that your ideas will be heard. If you want to be a source of real, positive change for the community and the people who live in this region, then working for a company acknowledged for caring about these same things is likely a priority for you as well.

    Org Marketing Statement

    EOE: Protected Veterans/Disability

    How To Apply

    Apply online at on or before July 13, 2022.

    Recruiter: Athena Roberson - #LI-AR PLEASE NOTE - Your application has not been submitted unless you have applied for a specific requisition. If you have not chosen a specific opening, your application will remain in 'DRAFT' form and will not be viewed by our Human Capital staff.