First Energy Corp. Power Plant Attendant in Haywood, West Virginia

Power Plant Attendant

Location:

Haywood, WV, US, 26366-0600

Job Function: Plant Operations

Employee Type: Reg Full Time (FT)

Requisition ID: 9425

FirstEnergy at a Glance

FirstEnergy (NYSE: FE) is dedicated to safety, reliability and operational excellence. Headquartered in Akron, Ohio, FirstEnergy includes one of the nation’s largest investor-owned electric systems, more than 24,000 miles of transmission lines that connect the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions, and a diverse generating fleet with a total capacity of nearly 17,000 megawatts.

About the Opportunity

This is an open position with Fleet Operations, MonPower, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. [FOE]

JOB SUMMARY:

Assists employees of higher classifications in the operations of steam and turbo-generators, the Air Quality Control System and associated equipment. Under directive supervision, inspects, lubricates, cleans and operates auxiliary equipment, takes samples, performs routine tests for system operating parameters; also performs other miscellaneous work in the maintenance and repair of plant mechanical, electrical and instrument equipment

DUTIES INCLUDE:

  • Safely operates auxiliary equipment such as soot blowers, igniters, and lime feed systems. Also operates Fly Ash equipment.

  • Safely operates coal feeders, and vibrators, unplugs coal pipes, bunkers and feeders.

  • Makes adjustments to auxiliary equipment to maintain precise and efficient operation.

  • Inspects furnaces for condition of fire, amount of slag in various furnace areas; reports slagging conditions to proper operating personnel; utilizes water and air lances as necessary. Inspects steam generators and related duct, breaching, valves, piping and headers for evidence of leakage of steam, air, gas, water, oil, or dust and reports conditions to proper operating personnel.

  • Opens and closes boiler vent and drain valves as directed.

  • Makes periodic inspections including observations of Fly Ash systems, Air Quality Control systems and vessels, coal feeders and pulverizers, fans, pumps, bearings, packing glands, water seals, oil reservoirs and Selective Catalytic Reduction systems.

  • Making inspection of pulverizers and reporting condition to control room prior to their being placed in service; making routine inspection and observing operation of cooling towers, raw water and cooling tower makeup pumps, traveling screens, waste disposal blow-down pits and settling basins.

  • Lubricates auxiliary equipment; changes oil in fans, pumps, pulverizers and other assigned auxiliary equipment. Observes oil reservoirs for contaminants; takes oil inventories and samples.

  • Collects samples, operates test instruments such as air monitors and sound guns, performs routine analysis and tests associated with plant processes and records results and reports irregularities.

  • Observes operation of burner ignition; manually operates this equipment when necessary.

  • Observes various instruments and gauges on control panels and otherwise; noting abnormal conditions requiring attention to the proper operating personnel.

  • Opens and closes valves associated with assigned auxiliary equipment.

  • Looks for abnormal operating conditions and those conditions requiring immediate attention; reports such conditions to the proper operating personnel.

  • Confers with employees being relieved for special orders, abnormal conditions and to obtain all pertinent information on operating conditions; examines log book to learn the condition and operation of equipment and to obtain information and instructions.

  • Performs operating functions in coordination with related functions of other operating personnel.

  • Performs minor operating maintenance, assists in the repair, cleaning and overhaul of plant equipment when not performing operating duties.

  • Performs effective housekeeping in assigned areas during and upon the completion of work.

  • Directs and trains employees as assigned.

  • While on Duty, maintains accurate and communicates using phonetic alphabet and three part communication.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS

  • A two-year degree, in Power Plant Technology (or equivalent) or in Applied Science, in a specialty or program applicable to fossil power plant operations, from an accredited college or university is required.

  • In lieu of a degree,

  • A minimum of three (3) years’ experience in a power producing utility or other process-related industry including, but not limited to the paper-mill industry, chemical and petro-chemical industries or

  • Military experience in any branch of the United States Armed Services applicable to the above.

  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.

  • Must have passed the Edison Electrical Institute’s POSS B/MASS test.

  • Must demonstrate power plant knowledge including operations, combustion, heat rate, generation and uses of steam, operations of high pressure boilers and turbines, instrumentation and applied electricity.

  • Must be able to occasionally lift weights up to 50 pounds as well as perform heavy physical work.

  • Ability and willingness to work in high places, confined spaces and over and near water.

  • Ability to wear Personal Protective Equipment including Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus.

  • Ability and willingness to work assigned rotatingshifts, overtime, holidays and weekends.

  • Strong mechanical skills, abilities, aptitude and work experience for power station work.

  • Must have a working knowledge of the safe use of tools for routine repairs.

  • Strong analytical, troubleshooting and systems interaction abilities and work experience.

  • Ability to work well with others and perform group work tasks.

  • Self-motivated to work alone and without direct supervision.

  • Must demonstrate a questioning attitude to learn, produce results and develop relationships.

WORKING HOURS

Rotating shift work required. Work on overtime, callout, holidays and weekends as required.

EEI Testing

We administer selection tests for a variety of positions. The required tests have been developed by the Edison Electric Institute (EEI), a trade association of investor-owned electric utility companies. We strongly encourage potential employees to review all information, including the sample test brochures, and to use the available practice tests before taking the actual tests. Click this link to access the practice tests. You will be prompted for a name and password. Use firstenergy for both.

Practice tests provide sample questions and detailed discussions of the correct answers. It's important to take the practice test as you would the actual one, with similar intensity and concentration. You must have Adobe Acrobat Reader on your computer.

Note: EEI website does not allow access to actual tests. Testing is held at various locations throughout our service territory based on where the job is located.

Benefits, Compensation & Workforce Diversity

At FirstEnergy, employees are key to our success. We depend on their talents to meet the challenges of our changing business environment. We are committed to rewarding individual and team efforts through our total rewards philosophy which includes competitive pay plus incentive compensation, a company-sponsored pension plan, 401(k) savings plan with matching employer contribution, a choice of medical, prescription drug, dental, vision, and life insurance programs, as well as skills development training with tuition reimbursement. Please visit our website at www.firstenergycorp.com to learn more about all of our employee rewards programs. FirstEnergy proudly supports workforce diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. No recruiters or agencies without a previously signed contract. Unable to sponsor or transfer H-1B visas at this time.

Safety

Safety is a core value for FirstEnergy and is essential to all of our business activities. We ensure employees have the tools, information, and processes to perform their duties in a manner that assures safety for themselves, their co-workers, our customers and the public. Our goals are to provide a safe work environment, to maintain an accident-free, injury-free workplace, and to promote and maintain public safety. To meet these goals, we dedicate ourselves to achieving world-class safety standards.

Position Classification

Bargaining Unit

FirstEnergy Human Resources Team

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