OGE Energy Corp Plant Operator Senior in Luther, Oklahoma

Plant Operator Senior

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Job Description

Position Summary:

Responsible to monitor and operate controls in the centralized control room of the Power Plant to control the loading and operation of generating units and associated equipment. Observes operating parameters of equipment and assures that optimum operating conditions are maintained. Required to perform Plant Operator duties on an as needed basis.

Primary Duties:

  • Primary duty to operate the Control Room and may also operate the Auxiliaries, as needed, with limited supervision.

  • May act as Operating Authority, as required.

  • Assists in the training and mentoring of less experienced team members.

  • Monitors, operates and checks equipment.

  • Identifies abnormal equipment operations.

  • Takes corrective action and/or initiates requests for equipment repair.

  • Monitors, analyzes and performs boiler and cooling water chemistry tests.

  • Keeps logs, records data and verbally communicates plant conditions.

  • Utilizes SAP/PM system for equipment history and verification of work performed.

  • Executes clearance procedures.

  • Follows all safety and environmental rules and regulations.

  • Repairs, inspects and maintains boiler and boiler auxiliaries, turbine/generator auxiliaries, also fuel supply equipment and auxiliaries, if applicable.

  • Performs general craft tasks, operates various industrial equipment, and uses power hand tools.

  • Reads and interprets drawings and prints.

  • Works with other craft and plant personnel as required.

  • Continually seeks process improvement to save cost and increase efficiency.


  • High School Diploma or GED.

  • Valid State Driver's License.

  • Complete internal certification (Control Operator qualification) within four (4) months of starting in the position.

  • Five (5) years of Power Plant Operator or equivalent industrial process operator experience to include One (1) year Power Plant Operator experience with the controls after meeting qualifications (same as Control Operator qualification).

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated leadership in IIF (Incident and Injury Free) culture.

  • Demonstrated proficiency in LOTO (Lock out tag out) procedures to include both field and administrative SAP duties.

  • Demonstrated strong knowledge of all Auxiliary plant, equipment, systems, and processes.

  • Demonstrated understanding of plant operation via the Turbine Control HMI or Plant DCS.

  • Demonstrated strong ability to effectively use SAP/PM including notifications and work order management.

  • Demonstrated strong ability to communicate effectively in speech and writing.

  • Demonstrated strong ability to interact effectively and professionally with team members, leaders, and customers.

  • Demonstrated strong ability to troubleshoot and resolve plant problems effectively.

  • Demonstrated strong ability to understand and comply with company policies and operating procedures.

  • Demonstrated strong ability to understand plant and equipment systems/processes.

  • Demonstrated strong ability to use common purpose hand tools and other materials of various craft trades.

  • Demonstrated strong ability to work with minimal supervision, following approved work methods and standard testing practices.

  • Computer skills with knowledge of MS Office Suite applications.

  • Demonstrated strong ability to adjust and adapt across varied working conditions and evolving business needs.

  • Demonstrated strong knowledge and understanding of safety requirements and the use of personal protective equipment.

  • Demonstrated strong knowledge of basic math.

  • Demonstrated mechanical aptitude and familiarity working with mechanical equipment (e.g., pumps, electric motors, air compressors, valves, welding, fabrication, construction, pipefitting, etc.).

Working Conditions:

  • Required to carry pager and/or cell phone while on call and responding to call outs, potentially including weekends and holidays.

  • May be required to work beyond normal 40-hour workweek.

  • Subject to operating personal computer for extended periods.

  • Requires occasional travel primarily via automobile (some overnight) to remote locations throughout the system to monitor operations equipment and activities.

  • Must be able to move about on foot and follow safety, emergency response procedures and regulations.

  • Must possess Operator Qualification modules within a specified time determined by organization upon job entry.

  • Must complete required Process Safety Management Training within a specified time determined by organization upon job entry.

  • Physical Demands

  • Lifting and carrying up to 40 pounds.

  • Pushing/pulling up to 22 pounds of force.

  • Prolonged walking with frequent stair climbing.

  • Prolonged standing on various floor surfaces, stairs and inclines.

  • Occasional kneeling and crawling.

  • Occasional reaching overhead.

  • Occasional lying supine and prone.

  • Occasional ladder climbing.

  • Frequent stooping.

  • Frequent fine motor coordination and grasping.

  • Frequent work in awkward positions in confined spaces.

  • Frequent reaching forward.

  • For additional information about physical demands, go to oge.com/physicaldemands

Job Location

Luther, Oklahoma, United States

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