POWERHOUSE OPERATOR - AK SHOREPLANT

Job Description

 

Job Summary:  Control power generating equipment including boilers, generators, or reactors. Monitor, repair, and maintain power plant and auxiliary equipment such as pumps, fans, compressors, and condensers.

Essential Functions:

  1. Monitor power plant equipment and indicators to detect evidence of operating problems.
  2. Open and close valves and switches in sequence to start or shut down auxiliary units.
  3. Control or maintain auxiliary equipment, such as pumps, fans, compressors, condensers, feed water pumps, filters, to supply water, fuel, lubricants, air, or auxiliary power.
  4. Regulate equipment operations and conditions, such as water levels, based on instrument data or from monitors.
  5. Start or stop generators, auxiliary pumping equipment, or other power plant equipment when necessary.
  6. Record and compile operational data by completing and maintaining forms, logs, or reports.
  7. Clean, lubricate, or maintain equipment, such as generators, pumps, or compressors, to prevent failure or deterioration.
  8. Take regulatory action, based on readings from charts, meters and gauges, at established intervals.
  9. Control power generating equipment, including boilers, generators, or reactors, using control boards or semi-automatic equipment.
  10. Make adjustments or minor repairs, such as tightening leaking gland and pipe joints.
  11. Inspect records or log book entries or communicate with plant personnel to assess equipment operating status.
  12. Place standby emergency electrical generators on line in emergencies and monitor the temperature, output, and lubrication of the system.
  13. Adjust controls to generate specified electrical power or to regulate the flow of power between plants.
  14. Control generator output to match the phase, frequency, or voltage of electricity supplied to panels.
  15. Examine and test electrical power distribution machinery and equipment, using testing devices.
  16. Receive outage calls and request necessary personnel during power outages or emergencies.
  17. Operate or maintain distributed power generation equipment, including produce energy on-site for processing or other commercial purposes.

 

 

Additional Responsibilities: 

  1. Communicate with oncoming shift operator’s powerhouse status as needed
  2. Collect oil, water, samples for laboratory analysis as needed.
  3. Other duties as assigned.

Requirements

 

Organizational Core Competencies:  Add to this list if necessary.

Customer Focus:

Builds customer confidence by ensuring expectations and commitments are met.  Establishes and maintains effective and positive relationship with internal and external customers.  Acts with customers in mind, and values the importance of providing high-quality customer service.

Integrity & Trust:

Sets an example by consistently modeling high standards of honesty and integrity.  Is widely trusted and is seen as a direct, truthful individual who presents information in an appropriate and helpful manner.  Maintains a reputation for honesty, confidentiality, reliability and fairness.  Is willing to admit mistakes, and doesn’t misrepresent him/her self for personal gain.

Getting Results ("Can Do" Spirit):

Performs work with energy and drive; values planning, but will take quick, decisive action when an opportunity presents itself.

Creativity & Innovation: 

Injects originality into daily work and generates many new and unique ideas.  Thinks "outside the box" and is seen as original and value-added in brainstorming ideas.  Creates competitive and breakthrough solutions.

Collaboration: 

Collaborates positively to achieve team and company objectives.  Works effectively within a diverse environment.  Builds strong relationships with fellow employees, helping to support a contribution to overall company success.

Minimum Qualifications:

High School Diploma/GED or equivalent. 

Experience:

At least 1 year experience operating power house systems and controls.

Education:

One year certificate from college or technical school; or six months to one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

List the licenses, certificates, and registrations that are required to perform the essential duties of this job.

 

 

Special Training/Skills:

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

 

Work Environment:

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and moving mechanical parts. The employee is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions and vibration. The employee is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; extreme cold and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

 

Physical Demands:   

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to sit and taste or smell. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 70 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. The employee must also be able to work 13 hour shifts regularly with occasional extended shifts not to exceed 18 hours.

 

Mental Activities:      

While performing duties of this job the employee will frequently engage in teamwork.  The employee will occasionally be required to use interpersonal and customer service skills.  The employee will occasionally need to speak and read English.

 

Trident Seafoods is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Affirmative Action – Minority, Female, Disability, Veteran.