Operations Technician


Job Description


Plant Description: Jack County Generation Facility is a 1,240 MW state -of-the-art natural gas fired 4-on-2 combined cycle electric generating plant, consistin g of four (4) gas turbines, two (2) steam turbine g enerators, two (2) cooling towers, turbine inlet cooling with thermal energy storage, and two (2) independently operated zero-liquid discharge plants. Position Summary: Operates auxiliary equipment of the applicable powe r generating station. Equipment to be operated will include combustion turbines, heat rec overy steam generators, gas fired steam generators, steam turbines, zero- discharge water treatment plant, water treatment pl ant, gas pipeline equipment, water pipeline equipme nt and balance-of-plant equipment to meet Power Requirements of Resource Op erations. Observes the operation and maintenance o f all equipment and reports any trouble or malfunction to Superviso r or appropriate Operator. Updates reports, statio n logs and other detailed information under the direction of Supervisor to pr ovide detailed information for plant reliability. Works rotating shift schedule. Jack County Generation Facility – Report s to a Shift Supervisor and indirectly to the Opera tions Supervisor. Receives work direction from a more senior Operatio ns Technician (Tech III, IV or V). Assumes such au thority as may be delegated. Tasks, Duties and Responsibilities: Safely and efficiently operates plant equipment fro m both inside and outside of the Control Room, as required, to meet dispatch schedule. Assists in the operation of the water tr eatment plant equipment to ensure safety, reliably and economy. Takes read ings of temperature, pressures, and flows over the entire plant and checks for proper operation of equipment. Assists in the c ontrol of chemical quantities for prevention of sca ling and corrosion. Recommends blow down rates for additional protectio n. Issues Lock Out/ Tag Out, Confined Space, Hot Wo rk and other permits in accordance with delegated authority and applicable procedures. Assists in the operation of the plant, as required, to meet the loading (including cycling of all or part of the facility) and voltage needs of system dispat ch. Assists the Operations Supervisor or Shift Supervisor, as required. May b e required to perform Mechanical duties as required . Performs switching operations, as directed. Performs assigned preventi ve and corrective maintenance duties. Identifies eq uipment deficiencies and reports deficiencies using the Plant Computeriz ed Maintenance Management System. Ensures cleanline ss of plant facilities. Operates the plant in accordance with a ll applicable federal, state and local regulations. Performs other duties as required. Education & Experience Requirements: High School Graduate or equivalent. Graduate of a 2 year school/program with a degree/certification in mecha nical engineering, engineering technology, or power plant technology. Similar military experience and training or the suc cessful completion of a power plant qualification p rogram will be considered for equivalent experience/education. Com bine cycle power plant, gas turbine, or steam turbi ne experience is desired. Physical and Environmental Requirements: Requires working inside and outside of an electric generating plant in varying weather conditions and temperature extremes with extreme ranges of humidity and dryne ss. Requires working in areas of constant high noise and vibrati on levels. Requires lifting, pushing pulling or ca rrying of weights equal to 50 pounds or more. Requires climbing ladders an d stairs. Requires wearing personal safety equipme nt. Requires hearing within normal range, hearing aids are permi tted. Requires vision within normal range, correct ive lens are permitted. Brazos Electric provides competitive pay and excell ent benefits including a 401(k) plan and group insu rance benefits. The job description listed is not intended to describe fully the position’s requirements or essential func tions, which are subject to change.
Company Name:
Brazos Electric
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
Bridgeport, Texas
United States
Operations - Other
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
2 - 5 years
Education level:
High School or equivalent
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