Plant Operator
VA Tech 4 reviews - Montgomery, VA

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The Plant Operator operates coal, gas, oil fired boilers, air pollution control equipment and related plant equipment. Performs preventative maintenance on plant equipment including lubrication. Performs water handling and testing including regeneration of demineralizers, condensate polishers, and domestic softeners. Operates loader and coal delivery/storage systems as required. Operates steam turbine generator and auxiliary equipment and performs routine cleaning/housekeeping duties.

Minimum Qualifications

The successful candidate will have previous power plant and/or boiler experience. Strong mechanical experience with ability to perform preventative maintenance on equipment. Ability to perform water analysis and softener regeneration procedures. American Society of Power Engineers Power Plant 2nd Class (PO2) or equivalent, or must obtain within 18 months of employment into position. Ability to work shift work. Ability to safely, frequently and independently move and handle (including pushing/pulling) items weighing up to 50 pounds. Ability to climb steps and ladders up to four stories. Ability to work in confined spaces, in extreme heat and dusty environments. Though work is performed primarily indoors, must be able to work outside in all weather conditions. Work may require bending, crouching and/or kneeling, standing, sitting and walking for up to one hour duration at a time. Ability to interpret instructions and complete assignments as part of a team. Ability to key and record data. Ability to operate bucket loader. Ability to operate coal storage and delivery systems.

Preferred Qualifications

Turbine operation experience. American Society of Power Engineers Power Plant 2nd Class (PO2) or equivalent.

Special Requirements

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VA TECH HYDRO starting page: VA TECH HYDRO is a global supplier of electromechanical components and services for hydro power plants. water...