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Power Plant Control Room Operator

Company Name:
Xcel Energy
Power Plant Control Room Operator-29701
Description
Summary
Works rotating shifts in the control room to ensure the plant operates safely and remains in compliance with plant requirements and governmental regulations. Monitors controls, operates switches, and performs recordkeeping. Communicates with operational staff to start, stop, and adjust equipment as necessary.
- Controls and monitors various plant systems and communicates with operating staff as necessary to ensure safe, efficient, and reliable operations of the plant. Starts, stops, and controls various power plant systems that include fans, pumps, regulators, turbines, boilers, etc.
- Performs continuous monitoring of plant functions and responds to alarms. Takes corrective action of all kinds to maintain safe conditions for operating personnel and all equipment while obtaining maximum load as conditions warrant.
- Makes load changes as necessary or as system demands. Verifies the plant is operated in accordance with technical specifications of the boiler and turbine. Promptly diagnose and rectify any abnormal conditions that may arrise.
- Trains operators and new controls employees in job duties and responsibilities as assigned.
- May be assigned to work in lower operator classification on a rotating basis.
- Communicates with Control Specialists on adjacent shifts to provide continuous service.
- Directs shift activities in the absence of management.
At Xcel Energy, our customers' quality of life depends on the energy we provide. Every time they flip a switch or turn a dial, they tap into the energy of over 12,000 people working to make life better. As a leading combination electricity and natural gas energy company, Xcel Energy offers a comprehensive portfolio of energy-related products and services to 3.4 million electricity and 1.9 million natural gas customers.
Xcel Energy has become a leader in the energy industry by demonstrating excellence in environmental performance. Our environmental commitment includes improving air quality, conserving resources, harnessing renewable energy, and protecting wildlife and habitats.
Xcel Energy's vitality comes from our people. It takes professionals in engineering, customer service, linemen, marketing and sales professionals, energy traders, mechanics, finance and accounting professionals and many others to power our company. We offer competitive compensation and benefit programs that include a range of options and coverage levels.
Qualifications
Required-this is a Journeyman level position
- High School Diploma or GED
- Work will include rotating shifts, weekends, holidays, and requires overtime. Must respond to overtime and callouts
- Must commit to working safely and adhere to Company safety rules including wearing a hardhat, safety toe footwear, and protective eye wear, and Proper Protective Equipment (PPE)
- Must have Control Board Operator experience (Preferably on Ovation Controls), completed a control operator/specialist apprenticeship (or equivalent), with a minimum of 2 years experience operating a large coal burning power plant (or equivalent)
- Candidates will be required to pass a written and practical test prior to selection
- Knowledge of equipment operation such as pumps, motors, boilers, turbines, and other power plant equipment.
- Successfully pass the Xcel Energy screening requirements, which include pre-employment testing, a drug screening test and a general security clearance
- Must have Control Room Operator experience (preferably on Ovation controls), completed a Control Room Operator/Control Specialist apprenticeship (or equivalent) with a minimum of 2 years experience operating a large coal burning power plant
- Previous experience as an operator in a power plant and familiarity with power generation
- Knowledge of NERC/FERC guidelines and environmental regulations is preferred
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Primary Location:
CO-Pueblo
Schedule:
Full-time
Union Position-Bargaining
Xcel Energy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Company Description:
As a leading combination electricity and natural gas energy company, we offer a comprehensive portfolio of energy-related products and services to 3.4 million electricity customers and 1.9 million natural gas customers.
We have regulated operations in 8 Western and Midwestern states, and revenue of more than $10 billion annually. We own nearly 300,000 miles of conductor miles of transmission and distribution lines and more than 35,000 miles of natural gas pipelines. We are proud of our community involvement. Through the Xcel Energy Foundation, our economic development activities, and employee volunteer efforts, we are committed to using our considerable resources and skills to benefit the communities we serve.
Our environmental policy states that Xcel Energy will be valued as a leader in the energy industry by demonstrating excellence in environmental performance. The most recent National Renewable Energy Lab's ranking of green pricing programs ranked our Windsource and Renewable Energy Trust first in number of customers and fifth in energy sales out of over 500 U.S. utilities. Our key environmental commitment includes improving air quality, conserving resources, harnessing renewable energy, and protecting wildlife and habitats.

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