Process Operator (Power Engineers)
Term Length - Permanent-Full Time
Location - [[Estevan OR Coronach]]
Closing Date - 01/29/2018
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The employee in this classification is, on assigned shift, responsible to direct and participate in the efficient operation of plant turbines, generators, boilers, emission control systems and associated auxiliaries to meet generating requirements.
Ensure the readiness of boilers, turbines, generators and associated equipment to meet peak load demands, spinning reserves and emergency operating requirements
Operate, commission, monitor and troubleshoot turbines, generators, boilers, emissions control equipment, electrical apparatus, mechanical equipment and hydraulic machinery and take corrective action to maintain the security of the plant system and optimize plant availability and efficiency
Monitor and interpret pressure, temperature, combustion and other parameters to ensure the plant is operating within allowable tolerances and take corrective action, as required
Convey operating information to the system control centre, perform generation and switching instructions and coordinate plant and system operational requirements
Conduct inspections, analyze and diagnose equipment malfunctions and take corrective action, as required
Participate in preventative and corrective maintenance programs
Issue and arrange for appropriate equipment access permits and perform switching as authorized in accordance with the Standard Protection Code
Interpret plans, drawings and specifications related to operation of plant equipment
Maintain operating logs adhering to applicable regulations
Compile and maintain records detailing work performed, problems encountered, resources used, equipment malfunctions and/or corrective action taken and prepare various reports of information related to plant operation
Inform incoming shift personnel and other persons concerned of matters requiring attention and the operating status of plant equipment
Provide technical expertise and support to internal and external groups
Adhere to applicable safety and environmental standards, regulations and corporate commitments
Participate in continuous educational and professional development, both internal and external and driver’s licencing upgrades, as required by the position
Maintain a clean and orderly work area
Direct, coach, train, orient and work effectively with other staff
Other related duties, as assigned
First OR Second Class Power Engineer’s Certificate and valid License, or equivalent AND;
Two (2) years of experience as a Facilities Operator, or equivalent
Possess the ability to make and implement sound decisions under emergent conditions
Must be able to perform the physical requirements of the position
Ability to cooperate and deal tactfully with others
Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
Ability to update and maintain applicable licences, as required
Valid Class 5 driver’s licence
This position falls within the scope of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), Local 2067.
Candidates under consideration may be required to participate in an assessment process consisting of any/all of the following: interview, abilities test, case study and/or presentation.
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