Plant Operator
Covanta Energy - Agawam, MA

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Start up, operate, inspect, shut down and adjust station primary systems to optimize performance including, but not limited to: the condensate, boiler feed, main steam, turbine generators, boiler, electrical and pollution control systems. Understands the operating principle of the power facility's systems, components and steam cycle.
Operate pumps, motors, valves, fans, dampers and auxiliary equipment associated with station primary systems. Read and interpret dials, gauges, recorders and annunciators to determine system operating conditions; take action with prescribed normal and emergency station operating procedures. Adjust temperatures, pressures, flows and levels on station primary system components. Conduct safety checks and tests on primary system components and systems including: turbine over speed, turbine stop valves, auxiliary oil pump and extraction bleeder trip. Hydrostatic test on boiler and low water cut offs.
Maintain required logs and calculations, observe these logs for indications of faulty operation; notify supervisor of abnormal system conditions. Monitor operation of station primary system components including pumps, motors, valves, fans, dampers, conveyors and auxiliary equipment. Record electrical distribution readings and perform high voltage switching functions. Monitor temperatures, pressures and/or levels in various station primary system tanks, headers, heat exchangers, etc. Monitor operability of fire protection systems, backup equipment, electrical supply equipment and instrumentation associated with primary systems. Initiate maintenance requests via Maximo and perform routine preventative maintenance as assigned. Perform other duties as assigned by supervision. Maintains work areas in a clean, orderly and safe manner. Complies with all health and safety policies, procedures, practices and regulations.

Position Requirements
High school graduate or equivalent. Demonstrated thorough knowledge and ability to perform all required tasks. Ability to read and interpret P&ID's. Thorough knowledge of power station operation. Ma. Second Class Firemans license required.

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