Control Room Operator

Job Description

Organization: Gas and Power
Business Unit: Service Controls and Digitalization
Requisition Number: 246294
Primary Location: United States-North Carolina-Charlotte
Assignment Category: Full-time regular
Experience Level: Mid level
Education Required Level: High School Diploma / (GED)
Travel Required: 5%

Job Description:

Control Room Operator
Stanley, NC

Position Overview
We develop networks that power and heat our cities intelligently.  We build next-generation high speed trains, smart energy networks and support NASA in their explorations of outer space. We need people like you!  Experience specialists and clever minds who like to get to the bottom of things.  Help us tackle the most exciting challenges and put into practice what really matters.  So, what are you waiting for?  Take your career step with us. 
In this hands-on role, you will conduct operations safely, reliably and efficiently in full compliance with all applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures.  You will direct the plant Operations Technicians in their daily activities and ensures their safety and productivity.  Additionally, you will Control, monitor, start, stop, regulate, evaluate and perform routine maintenance for facility and support systems.

1. Controls and operates the Combustion Turbine plant from a centralized control system in accordance with established operating procedures. Evaluates plant status and adjusts plant processes as necessary to maintain efficient operation.
2. Monitors Air Quality Control System (AQCS) and acts as necessary to comply with regulations.
3. Takes action using Lock –Out/Tag-Out (LOTO) program when needed and responsibility for LOTO administration. Maintains/assigns hot work and confined space permit numbers.
4. Maintains detailed records and logs, prepares daily reports and submits maintenance work requests. Informs O&M Manager of plant status and abnormal conditions. Assists in developing and revising operating procedures and assists in developing work lists for maintenance on a daily/weekly basis.  Accountable to communicate plant conditions to the OMT’s and directs them to maintain optimum plant performance.
5. Advises and directs operations on proper operating procedures. Responds quickly and appropriately to plant upsets and trip conditions. Receives instruction to prepare for advancement. Increases knowledge through seminars and self-study. May be asked to fill in for the O&M manager at times, be willing to participate in supervisor training, meeting attendance and willingness to maintain confidentiality on issues when required.
6. Completes all training/qualifications required to be a Lead Operator.
7. Responsible for plant housekeeping and maintains plant cleanliness.
8. Must be able to work overtime, both scheduled and unscheduled, on days of relief and beyond regular work schedule and to perform shift work, including holidays, nights, and weekends.
9. Other duties as assigned.
10. Follows all safety/environmental policies, procedures, rules and participates in training.  Promotes the Company’s Zero Harm vision through actions and conduct.
11. Follows all company policies and expectations and behaves in a manner that promotes the Company’s values and positively effects morale.
12. Prepares material and leads weekly safety meetings.
13. Assists in training OMT’s and that have not completed their qualifications or as a continuing education basis.
14. Prepares material and leads system or procedures training for peers and other personnel.

1. High school diploma required. Minimum of five (5) years’ experience in power plant operator functions. Experienced in power plant control room and all auxiliary functions.
2. Must demonstrate knowledge of all facts of power plant operations, including maintenance functions to control room, operating procedures, system operating orders, and clearance procedures.
3.         Ability to pass respirator fit tests to use respiratory protective equipment at all times.
4. Good communication skills. Ability to understand P&ID’s. Ability to operate valves, switches, controls, keyboards, and other power plant equipment. Ability to plan and direct the work of others.
5. Must be able to speak, read, write, and understand English.
6.     Proficient computer usage including Word, Excel, Outlook and any other applicable application. 
7.       Ability to work scheduled hours, overtime both scheduled and unscheduled, on days of relief and beyond regular work schedule.   Ability to perform shift work, including holidays, nights and weekends. 
8.         Licenses – Associates Degree in Power Plant Technology preferred.
9. Physical Requirements

Requirements     Physical Demands
Reaching/Pulling/Pushing   Moderate
Bending/Stooping/Kneeling   Moderate
Sight Acuity Near    Frequent
Sight Acuity Far    Frequent
Sight Depth Acuity    Frequent
Sight Color Acuity    Frequent - Important
Talking (Loud and/or Clear)   Frequent
Hearing     Frequent
Heavy Lifting (>50 pounds)   Minimal
Medium Lift     Minimal

Incumbent may be required to work in conditions where hazardous material and /or toxic fumes could be present. Additionally, incumbent will be exposed to areas of high heat, loud noise, steam, combustible gases, rotating machinery and other conditions normally encounter in an operating generation facility.

Siemens Gas and Power (GP) is a global pacesetter in energy, helping customers to meet the evolving demands of today’s industries and societies. GP comprises broad competencies across the entire energy value chain and offers a uniquely comprehensive portfolio for utilities, independent power producers, transmission system operators and the oil and gas industry. Products, solutions and services address the extraction, processing and the transport of oil and gas as well as power generation in central and distributed thermal power plants and power transmission in grids. With global headquarters in Houston in the U.S. and more than 64,000 employees in over 80 countries, Siemens Gas and Power has a presence across the globe and is a leading innovator for the energy systems of today and tomorrow, as it has been for more than 150 years


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