Power Plant Operator - Electrical


Job Summary 
Provide safe operations, maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of production equipment, instruments, and other equipment to provide power and steam to a 24/7 Paper Mill operations. Will also provide electrical skills, including but not limited to, wiring, PLC, DCS, and electrical troubleshooting.


This position requires a rotating shift work schedule , including overtime, as needed and approved. Work is conducted in a self-directed team environment where safety and quality come first. This is a Level 2 Position following the Collective Bargaining Agreement with IBEW Local 2129.


Primary Duties


  • Operate and maintain high pressure gas turbine-generators, heat recovery steam generators, cooling towers, chillers, and associated process equipment to provide power and steam to Paper Mill operations
  • Perform testing and equipment rounds, and make adjustments to process operations to deliver reliable, low-cost utilities
  • Perform routine service, setup, adjustment and repairs of equipment (e.g. instruments, field devices)
  • Perform Predictive & Preventative tasks associated on heavy industrial manufacturing equipment
  • Identify and correct defects in equipment during preventative maintenance and electrical inspections
  • Install and troubleshoot controls’ equipment utilizing PLC and DCS architecture
  • Diagnose and repair electrical power and control systems, AC V/S drives, and DC brushless generator exciters
  • Read and use electrical schematics, wiring diagrams, single line diagrams and circuit diagrams
  • Follow communication protocols (Ethernet, Device net, Control net)
  • Conduct rigging/lifting fundamentals required for large equipment replacements
  • Use hand tools, portable electric tools & maintenance shop equipment
  • Rebuild spare equipment and components
  • Identify, plan, execute electrical maintenance tasks
  • Work within an operations-driven team environment to resolve issues and improve performance
  • Prepare and deliver formal training to individuals and small and large groups
  • Regularly participate (usually daily) in safety leadership efforts (including, but not limited to, Peer-to-Peer Feedback, Risk Assessment Process, and Risk Reduction activities)




  • Up to 30% overnight travel during years 2018-2020; some travel (~10%) required thereafter
  • Due to the training requirements for this position, each selected employee will be committed to the role for 24 months from their position hire/start date before being able to post for other positions 


Basic Qualifications:


  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Journeyman level skills supported by successful completion of a certified electrical training program or apprenticeship in a relevant discipline.
  • Minimum 2 years electrical and instrumentation experience in an industrial manufacturing setting


  • Able to perform physically demanding tasks, work at heights and work within confined spaces
  • Must understand preventive/predictive/proactive maintenance concepts
  • Proven safety record and history of safety leadership (including peer-to-peer feedback, participation in Risk Assessment process, participation in Risk Reduction activities)
  • Has a “Safety-First” mindset before performing any assignment
  • Capable of learning fundamentals of turbine, boiler, and cooling system operations including chemical and thermodynamic principles
  • Prepare, document and deliver formal training to a group
  • Has excellent communication and listening skills, gives and receives feedback on a regular basis
  • Is self-motivated to achieve high quality standards while working in a high performing, self-directed team environment


Essential Skills in the following:


  • Electrical Distribution Systems
  • Motors/Drives
  • Distributed Control Systems
  • Programmable Logic Control
  • Valves, Positioners and Actuators
  • Transducers and Transmitters
  • Qualified Electrical Skills (NFPA 70E)
  • Digital & Analog Field Components
  • Test Equipment
  • Hydraulic & Pneumatic Systems
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills – Able to create, document and update written standards
  • Basic Computer Skills


Preferred Qualifications:


  • 5 years of experience as an E&I Technician OR completion of an approved apprenticeship program or technical associate’s degree, with a minimum of 36 months related industrial experience


  • Training in LEAN tools and concepts
  • Experience with high-speed manufacturing and converting equipment
  • Computer skills with SAP, Microsoft Word, Outlook and other Windows applications
  • Strong communication and leadership skills, including self-motivation
  • Experience with Power Generation and/or Boiler Operations


Kimberly-Clark and its well-known global brands are an indispensable part of life for people in more than 175 countries. Every day, 1.3 billion people - nearly a quarter of the world's population - trust K-C brands and the solutions they provide to enhance their health, hygiene, and well-being. With brands such as Kleenex, Scott, Huggies, Pull-Ups, Kotex, and Depend, Kimberly-Clark holds No.1 or No. 2 share positions in more than 80 countries. With more than 140 years of history of innovation, we believe in recruiting the best people and empowering them do their best work. If fresh thinking and a passion to win inspire you, come Unleash Your Power at Kimberly-Clark.


Kimberly-Clark is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, pregnancy, genetic information, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected by law. T


his position is subject to drug and alcohol testing, including pre-employment testing.


The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this classification. Statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required for this position.


This position may require a post-offer/pre-hire Physical Abilities Test (PAT) to confirm that individuals are able to perform the essential functions of the job.


K-C requires that an employee have authorization to work in the country in which the role is based. In the event an applicant does not have current work authorization, K-C will determine, in its sole discretion, whether to sponsor an individual for work authorization. However, based on immigration requirements, not all roles are suitable for sponsorship.


Global VISA and Relocation Specifications:

This role is available for local candidates already authorized to work in the role’s country only. K-C will not provide relocation support for this role.

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Mobile, Alabama
United States
System Operator
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
2 - 5 years
Education level:
High School or equivalent
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