Operations Control Center (OCC) Technician
Scope of Position
From the company's state-of-the-art control
center, Operators monitor conditions within the renewable energy plants managed
in the OCC. Key function is to mitigate equipment downtime and production
losses through responsive, timely actions to maximize plant performance.
Operators monitor and control turbine, inverter, and BOP plant equipment from
the control room to maintain safe, efficient and continuous plant operation.
Reports to: Operations Control Center Supervisor
Division/Department: Operations Control Center / Operations & Maintenance
Location: San Diego, CA
Operations Technicians spend 100% of their time
in the OCC facility, excluding safety and scheduled training exercises. Shift assignments in 24/7/365 work setting
include extended workdays and ability to work other shifts as required, as well
as overtime, rotating shifts, holidays and weekends as necessary.
applicable safety program training requirements per the IIPP annually. Read,
understand, and apply information such as safety rules, operating and
maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
safe, reliable, and efficient operation including maximizing generation and
operate facility within all applicable permits.
to changing conditions with regard to maximizing plant safety and efficiency.
monitor and read parameters, data points, and sensor outputs at specified
intervals to verify operating conditions and to detect faults and malfunctions.
data such as weather conditions including wind speed, direction, turbulence,
irradiance, storms, or equipment temperatures, voltage, current, power, and
manual controls or verify automatic controls to bring equipment into
recommended or prescribed operating ranges, based on utility/ISO/customer requirements. Accurately change control equipment
operation actions taken during shift in operator's logbook or other automated
typical problems, identify potential or recurring problems, discover
opportunities for improvements, and take appropriate action.
to become proficient in operating computers, the OCC’s Integrated SCADA system,
and all other plant SCADA systems used in monitoring and controlling plant
weather information from weather services and interconnected companies to respond
to load demand changes as directed through curtailment orders and outage
compliance to all regulatory and contractual requirements through adherence to
all operational procedures, processes, and policies
with regional personnel and system operators from other companies on matters
pertaining to customer problems or demands. Utilize accurate and efficient three-way
communication skills on inbound and outbound telephone conversations.
staff works with maintenance to troubleshoot problems and ascertains probable
other duties as assigned.
to maintain confidentiality, be detail oriented and disciplined, and adept at
to demonstrate good work habits including, but not limited to, excellent attendance
patterns and being to work on time.
and present himself/herself in a professional manner.
interpersonal communication skills, both verbal and written, with demonstrated
ability to follow instructions diligently.
good analytical skills to process information in a timely and accurate manner. Math
skills sufficient to accurately complete required job functions.
computer skills required with ability to learn and use MS Office suite
programs, unique plant SCADA systems, and network/communication systems to
identify plant interconnectivity issues.
of the operation and control of power plants highly desired. Knowledge of NERC
operating policies a plus. Ability to train for and become NERC certified is a
desired advancement path for operators.
minimum of 2-4 years of education with a degree from an accredited engineering
or technical school or in lieu of degree, equivalent experience with a high
school diploma or equivalent required.
minimum of 2-5+ years of applicable work using computers or similar industrial
equipment, experience in power plant operations considered a plus. Military or maritime background is an asset.
be able to work other shifts as required, including overtime, rotating shifts, holidays
and weekends as necessary. Experience in 24/7 work settings preferred.
EDF Renewable Energy - 15 months ago