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Control Room Operator

Company: Pic Group, Inc
Location: Oakland
Posted on: May 11, 2022

Job Description:

At PIC Group, Inc., our emphasis is on excellence. -We recruit the strongest candidates in the power generation industry. As a global service provider, we continually seek talented individuals. Title: - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Control Room Operator Position Type: - - - - - - - - - Contract Location: - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - East Bay Area, CA Reports to: - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Plant Manager Status: - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Non-Exempt Job Summary: - The Control Room Operator is responsible for all operational aspects of the plant during the work shift, including personnel and equipment safety. The Control Room Operator ensures safe and efficient start-up, operation, and shutdown of the power generation plant equipment from inside the control room at a -simple cycle aeroderivative Power Plant. The Control Room Operator may report to and support the Shift Supervisor and/or Plant Manager. - The Control Room Operator may provide input on matters pertaining to Operations and Maintenance (O&M) activities, plant improvement projects, contract obligations, plant owner requests, and third-party activities. Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Monitor and operate equipment circuit breakers and switches as required for safe and efficient operation of the plant to include opening, locking, and tagging for isolation and maintenance.
  • Participate in scheduled safety meetings and training.
  • Safely operate vehicles on-site as required.
  • Coordinate with Load Dispatcher to maintain plant performance and output as directed and in accordance with the Power Purchase Agreement.
  • Perform start-up, operation, and shutdown of equipment, systems, and the plant in accordance with approved plant procedures.
  • Monitor and record plant operating parameters inside the control room; adjust as required to maintain safe and efficient operation of the plant.
  • Upon detecting faulty equipment operation, diagnose the cause then take proper action to restore the equipment and plant to a safe condition.
  • Monitor plant air and water emissions and take steps to maintain within acceptable limits. - Immediately notify Shift Supervisor and/or plant management of abnormal situations, including those that may result in violation of regulatory requirements.
  • Direct the actions of the Auxiliary Operator as required to start-up, operate, shutdown, and respond to abnormal situations from outside the control room.
  • Provide periodic reports to the Shift Supervisor and/or plant management regarding plant status.
  • Identify, troubleshoot, correct, and report on conditions that are likely to develop into operational problems or safety hazards.
  • Respond to and report on chemical spills and leaks in accordance with plant emergency response plans.
  • Ensure thorough turnover from Control Room Operator being relieved, including special orders, unusual operating conditions, and review of operating logs and key parameters.
  • Perform tests on critical safety systems, as directed, including lube oil pumps, turbine valves, turbine system trips, etc.
  • Perform and direct equipment isolation in accordance with plant lockout/tagout procedures.
  • Maintain work area in a clean, orderly condition.
  • Assist in training of site staff.
  • Perform minor maintenance as directed during scheduled and unscheduled maintenance periods.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Shift Supervisor and/or plant management. Job Requirements:
    • The successful candidate should be able to read and understand corporate programs, policies, procedures, plant drawings, and instructions specific to his/her role. -
    • Mechanical, instrumentation and electrical equipment knowledge is required.
    • Demonstrates knowledge of all facets of power plant operations.
    • Demonstrates the ability to make competent decisions in emergency situations.
    • Demonstrates good verbal and written communication skills.
    • Knowledge of equipment isolation and tagging procedures.
    • Thorough knowledge of the purpose and proper use of the plant safety equipment.
    • Excellent problem-solving skills to identify, analyze, and recommend solutions.
    • Excellent teamwork skills required.
    • Work independently with little oversight in addition to working well with others.
    • Strong leadership, teamwork, and organizational skills.
    • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and presentation skills. Physical Requirements:
      • Ability to walk, reach, climb, stoop, and lift (up to 50 pounds). Education / Experience:
        • A high school diploma or GED is required.
        • Electrical and/or Instrumentation & Control experience/background working in industrial facilities required.
        • Experience in power plants preferred. Experience in refineries and/or manufacturing facilities may be considered acceptable.
        • Experience overseeing contractors desired.
        • Experience performing start-up, operation, and shutdown of equipment, systems, and the plant in accordance with approved plant procedures from the control room utilizing the Distributed Control System (DCS).
        • Familiarity with gas turbines and their auxiliary equipment (Pratt & Whitney FT4C-3F).
        • Understanding of Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, etc. We are proud to offer competitive wages and benefits. Prior to beginning work, all applicants must be willing to submit to a drug and alcohol screen as well as a background check, inclusive of criminal. We seek out and employ talented individuals who meet the qualifications for each position. PIC Group, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Due to the large number of responses we receive to our postings, only those applicants with the required experience and qualifications will be contacted.

Keywords: Pic Group, Inc, Oakland , Control Room Operator, Other , Oakland, California

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