Scope of Position
This position is responsible for operating fuel
and ash handling equipment for receiving, stacking and transporting fuel and
ash. Operates and maintains large mobile equipment necessary to supply fuel to
the plant conveyor system. Inspects and
performs preventative and minor maintenance on mobile equipment and conveyor
systems when not fueling the plant.
Reports to: Shift Supervisor
Division/Department: Operations and Maintenance
Location: Dorchester and Allendale, SC
This position is required to works in all areas of
the plant site, both indoors and outdoors. Rotating shift work required. Some
travel required. Work in confined spaces and at heights greater than 100 ft.
required. Work with mobile equipment, high temperature, high pressure steam and
water systems as well as high pressure air and fluids is required. Work with
chemicals is required.
performing the duties of the job, the employee is regularly required to use
written and oral communication skills, read and interpret data, information and
documents; analyze and solve complex problems, observe and interpret
situations, use math and mathematical reasoning; deal with changing, intensive
deadlines, and interact with internal and external clients. Must be able to
concentrate while under time constraints.
employee is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions and wet or humid
conditions. The employee regularly works
near moving mechanical parts and may be exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals,
fumes or airborne particles, potential risk of electrical shock and
the Power Plant facility and in/out door environment, must be able to work in
adverse conditions that may include, but not be limited to the following:
high temperatures and confined spaces; and may be regularly subject to
external environmental conditions such as cold, heat, dust, snow or noise
and fumes from equipment or chemicals.
work on elevated platforms. Must be
able to stand for long periods of time, operate objects, tools or controls
and reach with hands and arms. Must be willing to tolerate awkward and
stretched positions while stooping, crouching, or kneeling to perform
From time to time the working hours will be determined on short notice
based on plant requirements.
distinction with vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the
ability to adjust focus.
May be exposed to hazards
associated with power and hand tools, dust, fumes, high pressure steam,
While performing the duties of
the job, the employee is regularly required to climb stairs, ladders, and
Work shift hours, overtime, and
irregular hours as needed to support reliable operation of the facility.
Ability to handle quick changing
situations under stress and to work extended hours on short notice if and
Must be able to lift 45 pounds
overhead and 75 pounds from the floor to 36 inches.
Must be willing to travel to
other facilities if needed
Specific vision abilities
required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color
Noise levels are moderately loud
and may vary in various areas of the plant site.
Must be able to work around high
Must have manual dexterity and
ability to manipulate keyboards.
Must be capable of wearing
respirators and working in dusty environments.
Operates fuel and/or ash handling
equipment which may include wheel loaders, track driven dozers and various
machinery in a safe and efficient manner.
points; reports or resolves any unsafe conditions immediately.
schedules or as needed.
correction of hazards.
procedures and regulations.
monthly and quarterly meetings.
implement and pursue personal development goals.
Receives, unloads, mixes, stages,
and stacks/stores fuel in a manner consistent with established fuel
Performs preventative maintenance
and minor repairs on mobile/fuel train equipment routinely and thoroughly.
Maintains accurate operational
logs on mobile equipment, as required.
Maintains a clean and safe work
area; regularly clean, sweep and pick up conveyor spillage; unplugs choke
Cleans mobile and fuel yard
equipment as required.
Performs inspection and
maintenance activities on all equipment in accordance with established
Reclaims fuel as necessary to
support overall plant operation.
Performs scale house functions, including,
obtaining and labeling fuel samples, as required.
Performs other comparable
non-operating duties during plant shutdowns.
Oversee the work of other crafts
on assigned shift as necessary.
alarms in a timely manner; operate firefighting equipment as necessary and
professional competence in the field of power plant operations.
Maintain a safe
work environment though job planning, housekeeping and identification and
Adhere to all
applicable health & safety, environmental and administrative policies,
development of Plant Operating Procedures.
Must follow proper event
notification and communication protocols to management.
telephone when necessary in a professional manner.
Valid Driver’s License.
12 years formal education (High School Graduate)
A minimum of 1 year experience in heavy equipment
operation and maintenance; preferably with biomass or other solid fuels.
Ability to productively work independently and as an
overall integral team member.
Must have good communication skills.
Travel to other plant locations and to corporate may
knowledge of equipment isolation and LOTO procedures
knowledge of the location, purpose and proper use of the plant safety
EDF Renewable Energy - 18 months ago