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Avangrid 'Combined Cycle Power Plant Control Room Operator' in Klamath Falls, Oregon

'Combined Cycle Power Plant Control Room Operator'

Company: PPM TECHNICAL SERVICES, I

Location:

Klamath Falls, OR, US

Company Company

About AVANGRID: AVANGRID, Inc. (NYSE: AGR) aspires to be the leading sustainable energy company in the United States. Headquartered in Orange, CT with approximately $39 billion in assets and operations in 24 U.S. states, AVANGRID has two primary lines of business: Avangrid Networks and Avangrid Renewables. Avangrid Networks owns eight electric and natural gas utilities, serving more than 3.3 million customers in New York and New England. Avangrid Renewables owns and operates a portfolio of renewable energy generation facilities across the United States. AVANGRID employs approximately 7,000 people and has been recognized by Forbes and Just Capital as one of the 2021 JUST 100 companies - a list of America's best corporate citizens - and was ranked number one within the utility sector for its commitment to the environment and the communities it serves. The company supports the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals and was named among the World’s Most Ethical Companies in 2021 for the third consecutive year by the Ethisphere Institute. For more information, visit www.avangrid.com (https://www.avangrid.com/wps/portal/avangrid/home)

Purpose

The Senior Plant Technician Operator (SPTO) or "Control Room Operator" performs primarily as the senior operator of all power generation equipment at Klamath Cogeneration Plant and Klamath Generation Peakers. The SPTO ensures that all equipment is properly operated in a safe manner and in compliance with all permits, rules, and regulations. The SPTO is expected to cross train in basic mechanical and electrical maintenance, and contribute to a variety of maintenance activities commensurate with their skills and qualifications. The SPTO role is at times an individual contributor, a team member, and often times a group leader. As with all PKE employees, the SPTO should continuously strive to better themselves as well as the team.

Responsibilities

Complete the PTO qualification standard and perform all duties of a PTO.

Complete the SPTO qualification standard and demonstrate understanding of all systems and processes.

To the extent qualified, perform mechanical and electrical maintenance.

Be proficient as a watchstander of all watch stations with no supervision.

Possess a high level of system and integrated process knowledge of all power generation equipment.

Act as team leader while on watch, and be responsible for the safe and proper operation of the plant. Some duties include: coordination of all maintenance activity, efficient operation of the plant, and managing other on-watch technicians.

Actively participate in the training and qualification of team members.

Continually evaluate and prioritize plant conditions (steady-state, transient, & upset) and act to control, contain, and restore plant operations in a safe, appropriate, and environmentally compliant manner.

Perform initial troubleshooting, calibration and repairs to plant equipment as needed.

Oversee the safe and proper operation of the water treatment facility.

Assess plant conditions and call in management or other resources, within guidelines established by management, for assistance or support as needed.

Coordinate, approve and provide safety clearance tag-outs as required.

Monitor and interpret plant emissions and discharges and act to maintain compliance with all applicable laws, permits, provisions and orders.

Order materials and services (bulk, specialty, and routine) in support of normal and emergency (upset) conditions of the plant.

Cont

Use and contribute to the facility computerized programs such as MP2, T3000, SAP, DCS, PI, OPM, KE Intranet, and others.

Train and mentor Plant Technicians in development towards Senior Plant Technician status.

Perform administrative and supervisory duties in support of various plant goals such as: environmental reporting, purchasing, quality programs, heat rate improvement, continuous improvement, safety and environmental compliance training.

Participate in supervisory, individual, or team roles to solve routine or non-routine issues.

Analyze individual performance and provide guidance and/or feedback.

Develop a fundamental understanding of the merchant power business, and utilize that knowledge in decision-making, suggesting changes, or improvements to the overall plant operation.

Communicate regularly with Iberdrola Renewables Energy Management representatives (NCC), and on-site staff to optimize plant output and fuel usage targets.

Maintain a positive working relationship with internal and external customers.

Develop individual skills through training, technical manuals, and other means to be able to act as "system expert" in one or more technical areas for the purpose of maintenance, testing, tuning, training, and warranty situations.

Coordinate and support vendor activity as required.

Supervise and direct contractors for outage and non-outage work.

Adhere to effective internal controls.

Other duties as assigned.

Competencies

  • Develop Self & Others

  • Empower to grow

  • Collaborate and Share

  • Be a role model

  • Focus to achieve results

  • Be agile

  • Technical Skills

Skills and Requirements

A minimum of five years of experience and / or training in power plant operations including associated auxiliary and support equipment. (combustion turbine experience is preferred)

Ability to read, comprehend, and abide by all Environmental, Health, & Safety documents, programs, and procedures.

Ability to read, comprehend, and utilize drawings and technical manuals.

Proven successes in completing a respiratory evaluation and fit test.

First aid and CPR Certified

Strong communications skills

Strong team work skills and ability to participate in committee meetings.

Take a test to measure your operational and mechanical aptitude.

Take a pre-employment drug test.

Have and maintain a current Oregon drivers license.

Our Selection Process

All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a medical Fit for Duty exam, background check, references, drug screen, verification of legal right to work in the U.S., and in some cases, a credit check. A credit check will be administered when a prospective employee will be working in Finance, Accounting, Treasury or where duties may involve handling of funds, accounts or cash. A Motor Vehicle (MVR) check will be administered when a prospective employee will be regularly using a company vehicle. Avangrid Renewables is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, status as an individual with a disability, or any other status or class protected by federal or state law.

Mobility Information

Please note that any applicant who is not a citizen of the country of the vacancy will be subject to compliance with the applicable immigration requirements to legally work in that country

Company Information

Please also note that AVANGRID currently has a COVID-19 vaccination Policy in place that, among other requirements, requires all employees to disclose their COVID-19 vaccination status. Any applicant who receives a conditional offer will be required to submit acceptable documentation regarding their COVID-19 vaccination status after receiving such conditional offer and prior to commencing employment. This Policy also requires all employees to either become fully vaccinated or to undergo weekly testing beginning on February 9, 2022. All AVANGRID policies may be modified or discontinued at any time, for any reason at the Company’s full and sole discretion.

Avangrid employees may be assigned a system emergency role and in the event of a system emergency, may be required to work outside of their regular schedule/job duties. This is applicable to employees that will work in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, and New York within AVANGRD Network and Corporate functions. This does not include those that will work for Avangrid Renewables

AVANGRID’s employment practices and policies are geared to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. At AVANGRID we provide fair and equal employment and advancement opportunities for all employees and candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, protected veteran status or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law. Learn more about equal employment by following this link (https://www.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf)

If you are an individual with a disability or a disabled veteran who is unable to use our online tool to search for or to apply for jobs, you may request a reasonable accommodation by contacting our Human Resources department at 203-499-2777 or careers@avangrid.com

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