Control Room Operator
Abengoa Solar Inc - Gila Bend, AZ

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Safely and efficiently operates power plant during normal and emergency conditions. Completes special projects/assignments, and performs miscellaneous duties as assigned. Adheres to proper safety procedures. Incumbents may be assigned to work rotating shifts covering 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including holidays and overtime as required.
This is a non-exempt, full time position.
This position will be located at the Solana Solar Plant, approximately 7 miles west of Gila Bend, AZ.
All job inquiries need to go through, No inquires will be accepted at the job site.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Monitors and inspects all aspects of the power plant to determine its operating condition and performance.
Performs plant start-ups, shut-downs, normal and emergency plant operations as required.
Advises Operations supervision/management of daily activities and irregularities in plant operation.
Maintains neat, accurate logs and records obtained from routine inspections of operating equipment.
Operates all assigned equipment including, but not limited to, boiler, steam generation, turbine, solar field, condensate, feedwater, and cooling water systems, etc as required.
Operates the plant makeup water treatment equipment including filters, clarifiers, filterpress, demineralizers, heat exchangers, and chemical feed systems.
Directs the activities of Power Plant Operators assigned to the same power plant unit
Assumes the duties of the power plant unit supervisor when required.
While working rotating shifts, 12 hours per day, all meal periods and breaks shall be considered as paid, on-duty time. The employee will coordinate work activities with coworkers and the supervisor, as appropriate, to facilitate the applicable meal and break periods.

Other Duties and Responsibilities:
Advises unit supervisor of daily activities and irregularities in plant operations.
Performs routine housekeeping and cleaning for work area.
Performs Emergency Response Team and Fire Brigade duties as required, within the level of training completed.
Assists other plant operators and maintenance personnel as required.
Reviews operating logs, records and plant performance as required.
Completes assigned training requirements.
Performs other duties as required.


High school education or equivalent, plus two years' experience primarily working with steam generating power plant equipment, or equivalent training and/or operations experience. Effective verbal and written communication skills. Thorough knowledge of power plant operations. A good working knowledge of power plant instrumentation and controls, including routine maintenance.

Skills and Abilities:
Ability to carry out detailed instructions with limited supervision.
Ability to use logical and divergent reasoning to solve problems.
Ability to work safely and effectively with others.
Ability to maintain clean work area and neat, accurate logs and journals.
Ability to perform mathematical calculations.
Ability to read, interpret and retrieve information from technical drawings, specifications and manuals.
Ability to learn and execute emergency response and firefighting techniques.
Ability to operate, monitor and analyze problems with assigned equipment in a safe and efficient manner.
Willingness to assist in training other personnel as directed.

Essential Functions of the Job:
The ability to speak, read and write in English. Ability to perform heavy physical work, occasionally exerting up to 100 pounds of force with assistance, 50 pounds of force on a frequent basis, and up to 20 pounds constantly, performing such activities as grasping, lifting, reaching, crouching, standing, walking, running, climbing, stooping, kneeling, pulling, sitting, and repetitive tasks. Ability to perform Emergency Response Team activities including wearing emergency equipment such as respirators and S.C.B.A. (self-contained breathing apparatus).

Works in normal power plant environment. Potential exposure to hot, cold, sudden change of temperature, dry, wet, dusty, quiet, noisy, moving objects, exposure to sun and rain, high places, and working alone or with others. Potential hazards include minor cuts, minor burns, electrical shock, falling objects, falls, eyesight and hearing impairment. Wearing of personal protective equipment is necessary, as is the ability to legally operate Company vehicles. Works 12-hour shifts, day or night, with on-duty meals and break periods.

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