Combined Cycle Plant Operator

Worleyparsons Ltd Houston , TX 77020

Posted 2 weeks ago

Location: Channelview Cogeneration

WorleyParsons is a recognized leader in providing professional services to the energy, resources, chemicals and infrastructure industries, and we continue to push boundaries and extend our capabilities around the world. We cover the full lifecycle from creating new assets to sustaining and enhancing operating assets on a global scale taking pride in providing safe and high-quality services that exceed our clients' expectations.

Here at WorleyParsons, we are helping our customers meet the world's changing energy and resourcing needs. We are also increasing our ability to deliver sustained economic and social progress. Come be a part of our team!

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To operate a combined cycle plant (4 combustion turbine on 1 steam turbine) in a responsible, safe, and environmentally friendly manner to maximize generation, while maintaining steam generation responsibilities of the Channelview Cogeneration Plant.


  • Oversees the safe, efficient, reliable and environmentally sound operation of plant equipment.

  • Understands and executes the equipment clearance (LOTO) procedure, as well as, Job Safety Analysis/Work Authorization/Confined Space/Hot Work Permits.

  • Follows all plant safety procedures and participates in plant safety initiatives/programs.

  • Participate in training and promote the Company's policies through actions and conduct.

  • Follow all Company policies and expectations and behave in a manner that promotes the Company's vales and positively effects morale.

  • Properly operates HRSG, steam turbine, gas turbines, plant auxiliary equipment and systems during normal and emergency operation.

  • Performs water analysis of HRSG water and make necessary adjustments to chemical feed to maintain water quality to within desired specifications.

  • Aligns plant equipment; makes necessary adjustments to plant systems/equipment as directed by Control Room Operator.

  • Operates various manual valves throughout the plant site.

  • Takes direction from the Control Room Operator or Head Operator.

  • Communicates information clearly, both orally and written.

  • Assists others in performance testing of equipment/systems.

  • Assists in on-the-job training of other Operators.

  • Troubleshoots plant equipment to resolve operational problems.

  • Generates and reviews Work Requests for execution of equipment repair.

  • Operates various computer systems (DCS/PLC) to receive, analyze, comprehend and input data.

  • Able to complete site specific Plant Operator Quals within 6 months of hire date, and able to complete Head Operator Quals within 2 year after Plant Operator quals completion.

  • Monitors and records data available through the use of various instruments, recording charts, annunciator systems and other monitoring devices onto shift logs as directed by plant operational procedures.

  • Assists in providing skill enhancement training to other personnel.

  • Assists in development, review, and revision of plant operating procedures.

  • Implements Plant Emergency Procedures as needed.

  • Operates electric generating units to control flow and processing of electrical energy.

  • Observes variations in operating conditions and take appropriate actions.

  • Monitor off-loading of Aqueous Ammonia and other bulk chemicals at the site.

  • Interprets meter and gauge readings of various pieces of equipment/systems.

  • Completes appropriate rounds readings, equipment PMS and other inspection documentation.

  • Uses loose and tight fit respirators.

  • Assists maintenance personnel in performance of maintenance activities to include use of tools, equipment and Company vehicles.

What you will bring

Technical and Industry Experience

  • Combined Cycle Plant Operator experience (3-5 years or more) - preferred.

  • Combustion Turbine Operation (3-5 years or more) preferred.

  • Plant Operator experience in the Power Industry (5 years or more) - preferred.


  • Ability to use addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to perform flow, pressure and meter calculations.

  • Must be able to speak, read, write, and understand English.

  • Reads and interprets blueprints, schematic diagrams, P&IDs, procedures and technical manuals.

  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of power plant operations, systems, and equipment.

  • Ability to analyze and interpret data to make sound recommendation on plant components.

  • Use trouble-shooting skills to solve problems.

  • Uses hand and power tools and equipment.

  • Directs activities of others and provide job instructions.

  • Communicates conditions of plant system and equipment to others.

  • Applies knowledge of steam power plant operations and basic power plant principles to daily decision making and work tasks.

  • Good computer skills (Microsoft Office programs) to complete operational spreadsheets and print or email as needed.

  • Working knowledge of computerized maintenance management systems.

  • Discerns and responds to verbal and auditory signals from control panel (DCS, CEMs, PLC systems).

  • Works without supervision while carrying out duties.

  • Takes, records and analyzes readings of various electrical and mechanical meters.

  • Possesses the knowledge of and ability to operate various switches and valves and the effect each has on the total operation.

  • Meets physical requirements of the job such as perform tasks while standing, walking, climbing, walking on uneven surfaces, and squatting. Works with extended reach above head and in front of body and lifts 50 pounds and carry while walking distances of up to 10 feet.

  • Possesses the ability to operate Company vehicles and equipment and maintain operating licenses and certifications. TDL required.

Education Qualifications, Accreditation, Training


High School diploma or equivalent.

2 or 4 year degree in a technical field

Working Conditions

Normal office environment and /or out-of-doors work environment. Out-of-doors environment at generating plant work locations includes:

  • Works in and around rotating equipment, high voltage electrical equipment, high noise areas and elevations up to 150 feet.

  • Works in all temperatures and climatic conditions. Some temperatures can be extreme.

  • Able to work at heights (top of HRSG, equipment structure, cooling tower, etc).

  • Works in confined spaces, some requiring the use of respirator protective equipment.

  • Performance of duties requires working rotating shifts (shift work) and response to calls 24 hours/day, seven days/week. Ability to work over time, both scheduled and unscheduled, on days of relief and beyond regular work schedule.

  • Emergency situations will require the use of a respirator.

  • Established facial hair in the sealing area of a respirator is not permitted.

  • Contact lenses are not permitted except for specific medical reasons.

  • Substantial footwear must be worn.

Incumbent may be required to work in conditions where hazardous material and /or toxic fumes could be present. Additionally, incumbent will be exposed to areas of high heat, loud noise, steam, combustible gases, rotating machinery and other conditions normally encountered in an operating generation facility.

WorleyParsons will offer you a competitive compensation and benefits package, plus a friendly, professional and dynamic working environment with the opportunity to develop your career prospects within the United States and on a global scale.

When you join WorleyParsons, you'll join an equal opportunity employer that believes in the inherent benefits of a diverse workplace and that promotes inclusion and flexibility. We encourage applications from a diverse population of people that reflect the range of countries, cultures and contexts spanned by our operations. Our people are at the heart of our processes we value everyone's personal wellbeing and contributions.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Only those candidates with appropriate qualifications and experience will be contacted directly.

Please note: No agency representation or submissions will be recognized for this vacancy.

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