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Control Room Operator

Cogentrix Energy
Charlotte, NC
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Cogentrix provides a complete service offering to those looking to succeed in power plant operations and investments, including outstanding technical, commercial, and financial capabilities. For more than 35 years, we have stood out for our ability to execute acquisitions, financing, operations and asset improvements. Cogentrix has been directly involved in the development, ownership, operations and management of coal-fired, natural gas-fired, and solar power assets delivering a combined generating capacity in excess of 10 GW. Through the ownership and operation of these plants, Cogentrix has participated in most of the major power regions in the U.S.

POSITION OVERVIEW

The Control Room Operator shall be responsible for the safe and efficient operation of all areas of the facility while adhering to company policies and procedures, applicable state and federal guidelines and other regulatory requirements. Ensures equipment is operated to within allowable parameters to meet required production requirements of the facility. Provides guidance as required to others to assist in resolving complex operational issues and to ensure personnel are properly trained and qualified for their positions.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

 

Essential duties and functions may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.

• Start-up, shut-down, and normal operations of the power plant.

• Works with limited supervision and resolves most questions and problems that deviate from

normal operating parameters. Understands and adheres to all plant safety guidelines and

procedures. Strives to maintain an injury-free environment. Actively participates in Plant Safety

Committee meetings.

• Works with Lead Plant Operator to accurately forecast fuel and generation nominations based on

plant load conditions.

• Oversees and operates the plant processes and electrical distribution systems through plant

distributive control system (DCS) and other process control devices.

• Monitors the operation and performance of the facility while on shift: takes appropriate action

when necessary to ensure compliance of safety, efficiency, environmental and administrative

guidelines.

• Participates in daily maintenance requirements, plant configuration changes and ensures

production levels are met.

• Responsible for conducting Job Safety Brief/ Analysis GSB/JSA) and issuing proper permits to

maintenance personnel for maintenance activities being performed.

• Review all daily log sheets and permits to ensure adherence to known parameters and

compliance to company guidelines and policies: recommends corrective actions for items that

are not operating within known parameters or guidelines.

• Identifies problems with plant equipment and clearly communicates the conditions associated

with these problems to the Lead Plant Operator: ensures problems are properly documented into

the plant's computerized maintenance management system (CMMS).

• Develops reviews and maintains procedures, P&IDs and electrical Schematics.

• Performs routine and preventative maintenance when plant conditions allows. Assists

maintenance personnel in shutdown-related maintenance and repairs.

• Performs site and equipment cleanup on an ongoing basis.

• Participates in plant training and qualification programs.

• Maintains positive community relations and fun work environment.

 

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

• Basic computer skills with the proven ability to learn new software programs.

• Strong interpersonal skills.

• Good oral and written communication skills.

• High attention to detail.

• Willingness to work overtime as needed.

• Strong commitment to team success.

 

Required Background and Experience

 

• Legal authorization to work in the US on a full time basis for anyone other than current

employer

• Minimum of 2 years of experience in power generation preferable natural gas fired combined cycle

Plant.

• Minimum of a High School Diploma and minimum of 2 years relevant experience.

• Valid driver's license.

 

Physical Requirements

 

Physical Demands the physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

All plant employees must work safely at all times. Working at the power plant may require:

 

• Working in varied outdoor environments such as all weather conditions, all noise levels,

hazardous conditions, and on the full range of outdoor work surfaces.

• The frequent use of protective equipment (i.e. hard hats, safety glasses, respirator, ear

protection, chemical suits, hot gloves and high voltage protective equipment, etc.) may be

required. Work with hazardous materials may also be required.

• Working in proximity to high voltages and current with proper training and equipment,

operating heavy equipment and rolling stock and entering confined spaces or hazardous

environments may be required while often being exposed to equipment and machinery noises.

• Duties require walking, standing for extended periods of time, crawling, stooping, sitting,

climbing vertical and inclined ladders and stairs, operation of large valves and other tasks

requiring up to 100 lbs. of pulling or turning force, and lifting and carrying up to 50 lbs. Exposure

to extreme heat and cold.

• Eye and hand coordination are required to operate switches, pushbuttons, and other controls.

• Specific vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth

perception and the ability to adjust and focus.

• All candidates will participate in the post-offer physical examination and drug screening and

post-employment random drug screening. There are extensive smoking restrictions in and

around the facility.

• This position requires extended working hours and varied shifts including weekend and holiday

work. The ability to be “on call” may also be required periodically.

 

Cogentrix Energy

Cogentrix provides a complete service offering to those looking to succeed in power plant operations and investments, including outstanding technical, commercial, and financial capabilities. For more than 35 years, we have stood out for our ability to execute acquisitions, financing, operations and asset improvements. Cogentrix has been directly involved in the development, ownership, operations and management of coal-fired, natural gas-fired, and solar power assets delivering a combined generating capacity in excess of 10 GW. Through the ownership and operation of these plants, Cogentrix has participated in most of the major power regions in the U.S.

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13860 Ballantyne Corporate Place

Charlotte, NC
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