OGE Energy Corp Plant Operator I in Red Rock, Oklahoma

Plant Operator I

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Job Description

Position Summary:

Responsible to control and maintain auxiliary equipment, such as pumps, fans, compressors, condensers, feedwater heaters, filters, and chlorinators, that supply water, fuel, lubricants, air, and auxiliary power for turbines, generators, boilers, and other power-generating plant facilities.

Primary Duties:

  • Completes OGE Plant Operator Training Program attaining proficiency in all plant systems.

  • 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.

  • Acquire Lock out tag out (LOTO) qualification in all plant systems. Performs LOTO on qualified systems.

  • 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.


  • Associate's Degree in a Technical discipline (i.e., Electronics, Engineering Technology, Power Plant Operations, etc.); or

  • High School Diploma or GED Equivalent and One (1) year experience in a related mechanical field (i.e., power plant, industrialized mechanical, farm, military, etc.).

  • High School diploma or GED equivalent and Prior military experience at the journey level in a craft technical/mechanical for at least one enlistment as documented on DD Form 214.

  • Valid state driver's license.


  • Ability to acquire Lock out tag out (LOTO) qualification and proficiency in all plant systems.

  • Ability to adopt and practice IIF (Incident and Injury Free) philosophy.

  • Ability to perform basic semi-strong maintenance and manual tasks.

  • Ability to communicate effectively in speech and writing.

  • Ability to interact effectively and professionally with team members, leaders, and customers.

  • Ability to troubleshoot basic problems, and resolve effectively.

  • Ability to understand and comply with company policies and operating procedures.

  • Basic understanding of plant and equipment systems/processes.

  • Ability to use common purpose hand tools and other materials of various craft trades.

  • Ability to work with minimal supervision, following approved work methods and standard testing practices.

  • Computer skills with knowledge of MS Office Suite applications.

  • Ability to adjust and adapt across varied working conditions and evolving business needs.

  • Knowledge and understanding of safety requirements and the use of personal protective equipment.

  • Knowledge of basic math.

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

Red Rock, Oklahoma, United States

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