Responsible for the safe and proper operation of a power plant, switchyard and associated control structures. Using local automatic/manual modes of operation, starts, stops, synchronizes and regulates power and reactive loads on turbine-generators. Issues clearances and performs switching and clearing of generator, transmission lines and station service switchgear. Maintains power-plant operating log and prepares power generation and transmission equipment operating reports. Prepares equipment malfunction reports, makes inspections and from observation, determines whether equipment is operating properly. Operates power plant auxiliary systems such as HVAC systems, lighting systems, telephone and radio communication systems, station battery, etc.
Specific Duties Include:
This position requires extensive walking, standing, and climbing vertical and inclined ladders and stairs; and stooping, bending, kneeling and crawling. The ability to frequently lift objects weighing in excess of 45 pounds.