Plant Operator


Job Description


Description NAES is among the world's leading providers of comprehensive services to the energy industry. For over 30 years, NAES has specialized in providing services centered on safe, reliable and cost-effective performance including operations and maintenance; engineering & technical services; and maintenance and construction.

The PBF/EGF is a 80MW RDF facility located in Hartford Connecticut. It consists of three Combustion Engineering boilers each rated at 28TPH of Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) and two GE steam turbines rated at 40MW’s each. The PBF/EGF combusts Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) which is processed at the WPF located adjacent to the plant also operated by NAES.

The Plant Operator (PO) assists in the safe and efficient operation of the power plant and the supporting equipment and systems. Carries out all routine water/gas chemistry analysis, inspects and monitors operating components and reports plant status.


Assist in start-up, shut-down and normal operations of power plant systems.

Operate major auxiliary apparatus such as: air compressors; circulating water systems; boiler feed water treatment system; waste water systems; generator cooling system; boiler feed water and condensate system; and locally controlled electrical and mechanical equipment.

Perform operating tests and inspections, and make minor repairs and adjustments to equipment assigned to achieve proper operating conditions.

Execute orders from the Control Room Operator and Shift Supervisor at isolated panels for clearing equipment or making it ready for service in accordance with operating instructions and procedures; clear, tag, test and safety tape these operations.

Perform routine water chemistry analysis and operate continuous Emissions Monitoring equipment.

Maintain logs as assigned.

Report any abnormal or irregular conditions that develop during the progress of the work and take corrective measures within the scope of operating instructions.

Assist maintenance personnel during maintenance periods.
Complete other tasks as required by the Shift Engineer or the Shift Supervisor.


Safety is a core value of NAES and as a condition of employment, all employees are expected to be mentally alert and work safely at all times. Additionally, employees are required to adhere to all safety warnings and posted safety signs whenever on company property. Furthermore, employees must follow all NAES safety rules and procedures. Effectiveness in carrying out this responsibility is part of the evaluation of each and every employee’s performance.


HS diploma or equivalent required. Minimum of two years experience in Power Plant Operations desirable. Experience in water chemistry control, analysis of water conditions, water treatment facility operations and chemical handling requirements preferred. Theoretical and practical knowledge of combustion/steam turbine operations, closed system steam generation, industrial safety, hazardous waste management and inspection/recording of plant parameters is highly desirable. Experience with piping and instrument schematics and process controls desirable. Extensive working knowledge of power plant industry desirable. Must successfully complete a plant operator's knowledge exam.

Additional Information
Weekend and/or Holiday Rotation may be required.
Rotating Shifts may be required.

NAES offers competitive compensation, a comprehensive benefits package (including retirement) and promotional opportunities.

It is the practice of NAES to seek employees of the highest quality and to select the individuals on the basis of merit and competence, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, military status or affiliation protected under USERRA, or any other basis of discrimination prohibited by applicable local, state and federal law.
Company Name:
NAES Corporation
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
Hartford, CT
United States
Operations - Other
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
2 - 5 years
Education level:
High School or equivalent
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