The City of Grand Island, Nebraska, is looking for a qualified candidate to fill their Power Plant Operator- Burdick position. This position performs semi-skilled and skilled work in the control and operation of the City's power plants; and provide related technical and basic maintenance services for the City. Safe work practices are a condition of employment.
Display honest, trustworthy, and ethical behavior when dealing with internal and external customers.
Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Regular attendance that is punctual and dependable is required.
Assist in maintaining the operation of the power plant and its components including a coal-fired, high-pressure steam generated boiler and steam turbine/generator, combustion turbines and auxiliary systems; participate in inspections of plant facilities to ensure that turbines, boilers, generators, condensers and related pumps are functioning properly.
Maintain and operate city water production machinery and equipment, including water pumps, reservoirs and wells; maintain pressure in system; maintain appropriate levels in city reservoirs.
Perform minor maintenance and repairs on plant facilities and equipment as required or necessary; may assist in the weekly testing and rotation of equipment.
Assist with monitoring the operation of all steam and water systems related to power production equipment; may assist Utility Technicians with testing of boiler water and adding chemicals; operate some water treatment equipment as necessary; may monitor and operate chlorine systems.
May assist Utilities Electrician and Instrument Technician by isolating equipment and systems in need of work; may participate in work involving calibration, pulling wire or other related activities.
Monitor and operate a variety of electronic equipment involved in oversight of operations; assist with recording of hourly readings regarding plant equipment.
Operate and monitor coal conveying equipment, fly ash and bottom ash systems.
Participate in a variety of maintenance and repair operations during regular plant shutdown.
Observe all established safety standards while performing work; participate in safety training; assist in maintaining plant facilities and grounds; assist with monitoring plant security during assigned shift.
Remain available for emergency operations; respond to service calls concerning plant emergencies or problems; work to reduce state of emergency and correct problems; perform overtime duties as necessary or required in order to maintain proper plant functioning.
Ensure that plant operations meet specified regulatory standards; complete the appropriate paperwork for each shift.
Perform related duties as assigned.
Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
This is an entry level position, however, experience with steam boilers and turbine/generators is preferred.
A high school diploma or GED is required. Course work in Energy Generation Operations is preferred.
License or Certification:
Possession of, or ability to obtain and maintain, an appropriate, valid driver's license.
Possession of a Grade IV Nebraska Water System Operator license within six (6) months of hire.
Rotating shifts include: days, evenings, nights, weekends and holidays.
Residency is required within six (6) months of date of hire.
Position will start at the entry level of the City's salary table. Consideration may be given if experience exceeds entry level qualifications.
A mechanical aptitude exam will be administered to a selected amount of qualified applicants.
Candidates are subject to a background check.
For more information including the residency map, please visit www.grand-island.com/jobs. Applications must be submitted on-line by 3 p.m. on December 2, 2020.