Auxiliary Operator (Power Plant Operator) - Four Corners Power Plant

Pinnacle West Capital Corporation Farmington , NM 87499

Posted 1 week ago

Four Corners Power Plant is looking for an Auxiliary Operator(s) who will support the safe, efficient and cost effective production of electric energy by operating and monitoring turbines, generators, scrubbers, bag houses, and plant auxiliary equipment. Performs chemical analysis of boiler water, wells, and circulating water and operating water treatment and chemical addition systems and minor mechanical maintenance. Writes/reviews work scope and hazard/risk assessment of the work assignment.

Minimum Requirements

  • Applicant must have completed Auxiliary Operator Trainee curriculum or equivalent

  • Must qualify for fire brigade duties

  • Reasonable and necessary overtime will be required.

  • Shift work may be required

Major Accountabilities

Reads work orders, technical manuals, blueprints and diagrams related to the work assignment. Writes/reviews work scope and hazard/risk assessment of the work assignment.

Knowledge of APM and safety standards related to auxiliary operator work such as personal protective equipment, hazardous material handling, asbestos containing material (ACM) awareness, MSDS, confined space entry, company LOTO procedures, ladder safety, arc flash protection, and all material contained in the accident prevention manual.

Take field readings from charts, meters, and gauges at established intervals to ensure proper and efficient operation of the plant.

Diagnose and correct equipment, system problems and other abnormal operating conditions by monitoring and inspecting power plant equipment.

Communicate with Control Operator on any abnormal conditions. Coordinate any field action with the Control Operator.

Reports any need for equipment repair.

Under the direction of the Control Operator, manipulate field controls on all power plant auxiliary equipment. This includes the following systems such as boilers, turbines, water, fuel, air, ash handling, pollution control systems, auxiliary power etc. The operation of pumps, fans, compressors, condensers, feed water heaters, filters, chemical injection equipment, scrubbers, ZLDs, bag houses etc.

Open and close valves, dampers, switches, and breakers in the appropriate sequence following operating procedures to shut down and start up equipment.

Isolate equipment from all energy sources to remove, inspect or maintain it by identifying the proper equipment and corresponding valves, breakers, switches. Hang LOTO tags at boundary points following the company LOTO procedure to ensure the safety of personnel and equipment.

Inspect records and log book entries, and communicate with other plant personnel, in order to assess equipment operating status.

Clean and ensure the proper lubrication of equipment such as generators, turbines, pumps, fans, conveyors, and compressors in order to prevent equipment failure or deterioration. Checks oil levels, lubricates, joints, adjust belts and tensioners, replace filters, tighten gland and pipe joints for preventative maintenance.

Record and compile operational data, completing and maintaining forms, logs, and reports.

Collect water and oil samples for laboratory analysis.

Perform laboratory analysis on water samples. At Cholla the Water Analyst Position will be required to qualify as an AO on one of the AO areas.

Reset tripped electric relays in coordination with the Control Operator following arc flash protection procedures.

Clear obstructions in filters and equipment by removing debris and back flushing such as with heat exchangers.

Analyze field problems such as hot bearings, plugged filters, low oil, clogged heat exchangers, bottom ash build up, loss of coal flow, lime flow drop off, etc. and take appropriate action to ensure continuous and reliable operation of equipment and systems.

Respond to emergencies such as fires, hazardous material spills and excess water spills.

Communicate with Supervisor, Operations Crew Leader and peers by radio, telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person to provide and receive information-particularly at shift turnover.

Identify and report to the Control Operator all items that have an adverse impact on unit and/or equipment efficiency and reliability.

Performs other duties as assigned.


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