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PSEG 2901CtlRmOp - Control Room Operator in Linden, New Jersey

Requisition ID: 66879

Job Function/Category: Operations

Employment Type: Non-Exempt Full Time

This is an exciting time to be joining PSEG. Our commitments, which include safety, integrity, customer focus, and diversity & inclusion, are the fabric of our culture and help drive the success of our business. We are fortunate to have an outstanding workforce of diverse and highly skilled talent who move us forward in our operational excellence journey. PSEG has more than 12,000 employees who are dedicated to the communities we serve and embody our vision: People providing Safe, Reliable, Economic and Greener Energy.

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This position is currently within Power Fossil Generation. We expect the Fossil sale to be completed within the next 6-12 months, and it is our expectation, although not a certainty, that in the event of the sale of the Fossil plants, this position will transfer to the buyer.

This position reports directly to Senior Operations Supervisor. This position is responsible for providing direction to Production Technicians and peer Control Room Operators when they are assigned to outside rounds/surveillance. Responsibilities include operating, inspecting, maintaining, and troubleshooting all general plant steam turbine, combustion turbine, and auxiliary equipment.

Job Duties & Responsibilities


  • Strictly adhere to all safety and environmental rules and regulations

  • Ability to deliver pre and post job briefs / safety toolbox discussions.

  • Inform Shift Supervisors / Management Personnel of Plant Configuration and any abnormal conditions.

  • Act as the tagging authority in accordance with the approved tagging rules when designated to perform in that capacity.

  • Provide local and remote operation through the DCS for monitoring of all Plant equipment. Use Plant Operating procedures, Skill as Trained, and equipment technical manuals to start, stop, adjust or modify equipment.

  • Read meters, instruments, gauges, and recording devices at specified intervals to verify Plant operating conditions. Record and analyze operating data for trends.

  • Develop Plant reports and summaries from DCS/PI Historian.

  • Visually inspect and listens to equipment to assist in determining need for repair or adjustment.

  • Ability to interrogate DCS alarms, logic, and plant documentation to diagnose and identify issues.

  • Respond to DCS and Local Alarms to take appropriate corrective actions. Report abnormal conditions to direct supervision and plant management.

  • Ability to create, prepare, approve, and execute lock out tag outs to facilitate safe work as required by procedure.

  • Perform water analysis tests and adjust chemical injection rates to maintain water chemistry within specifications.

  • Ability to monitor key plant performance parameters, and adjust as required optimizing plant efficiency.

  • Coordinate with the maintenance team to ensure reliable and efficient use of equipment down time.

  • Participate in work scope development and prioritization for corrective actions and scheduling.

  • Develop shift reports for turnover, unit availability, plant updates, and unit configuration.

  • Ability to identify parts required for assigned tasks and reserve / request accordingly.

  • Ability to oversee the work of operations, maintenance team members, and non-company personnel when assigned.

  • Request equipment to be cleared and tagged in his/her name for work under his/or her control or for individuals/classifications from other locations or non-company personnel. Ability to act as PIC.

  • Prepare necessary documentation associated with work performed under his/her direction.

  • Perform ‘minor’ corrective, preventive and predictive maintenance activities on Plant instrumentation, components, and equipment.

  • Properly use electrical test equipment and other tools as required.

  • Perform ‘minor’ maintenance activities upon equipment by cleaning, adjusting, tightening, aligning, and replacing components as necessary.

  • Support the maintenance department by executing maintenance tasks.

  • Maintains the cleanliness of assigned areas.

  • Records maintenance actions taken on Work Order forms. Communicates lessons learned based on findings.

  • Ability to receive Plant inventory and store appropriately in designated locations.

  • Ability to receive bulk chemical and oil deliveries.

  • Assist the storeroom to support storeroom activities, receipting, issuing, inventory control, and counting as defined by procedure.

  • Ability to operate equipment required to complete assigned tasks .

Job Qualifications


  • Must meet the Company's "General Requirements".

  • Must be able to acquire a thorough knowledge of established operating procedures, rules and instructions pertaining to the duties he/she will perform.

  • Must have a thorough knowledge of the layout, operation, function and location of equipment in the Station and be able to diagram and explain the operation of that equipment.

  • Must be able to acquire a thorough knowledge of the mechanical principles of power plant equipment in a reasonable time period.

  • Must be able to acquire a thorough knowledge of systems, drawings and tools required to perform assigned duties in a reasonable time period.

  • Must be a careful and thorough worker and produce work of high quality.

  • Must be able to acquire the principals of instruments and control apparatus of power plant equipment in a reasonable time period.

  • Must obtain any certificates or licenses required by Federal, State or local authority in a reasonable time period, and must maintain such licenses. The training will be paid for and provided by the Company and changes shall be subject to Article X.B. of the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

  • Must be able to read, write, speak and understand English.

  • Must have successfully completed the appropriate pre-employment tests except that an employee hired prior to May 1, 1977 who has or obtains a high school diploma or its equivalent does not have to complete the pre-employment tests.

  • Must demonstrate during the first six months of employment:

  • Ability to follow simple instructions and carry out routine assignments

  • Aptitude for operations, technical and mechanical work

  • Keen faculties of observation T

  • The ability to receive and transmit telephone messages

  • Must be able to qualify for an automobile driver's license as to operate vehicles in the state of New Jersey.

  • Must be capable of assuming the supervisory responsibilities related to the work he/she will perform.

  • Must be cooperative and be able to communicate information and instructions in a clear and concise manner.

  • Must have had previous operations experience.

The salary of this position will be determined by assessing skills and related experience from the interview process. The range is $23.46/hr to $54.67/hr.

Should an assignment include more than 10 people, the hourly rate of that individual will be increased by one step minimum 1 hour for the balance of the day. * Control Room Operators will receive one step increase when they are in charge of a shift without any supervision.


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PSEG is an equal employment opportunity employer and makes employment decisions, including but not limited to, hiring, firing, promotion, demotion, training, and/or compensation, on the basis of merit. Employment decisions are based on an individual’s qualifications as they relate to the job under consideration. PSEG's policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions, the actual sex of the individual, or the gender identity or gender expression), race, color, religion, including religious dress practices and religious grooming practices, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, familial status, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, protected veteran or military status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws, ordinances, or regulations.

Need to request an accommodation?

If you have a disability and need assistance submitting your resume, applying for a position or registering for a test, please call 973-430-3845. Any information provided regarding a disability will be kept strictly confidential and will not be shared with anyone involved in making a hiring decision.

PSEG is committed to complying with all applicable laws providing equal employment opportunities. This commitment applies to all persons involved in the operations of the Company and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee of the Company, including supervisors and co-workers.