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Control Room Operator

Washington, DC 20032

Posted: 08/24/2023 Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Facilities Job Number: 578725 Country: United States Is job remote?: No

Job Description

Pay: $35-40/hr

 We are a looking for a Control Room Operator to join our team.  This person will be responsible for the safe and efficient operation of a cogeneration plant and its systems during their shift.  This position is located in Washington, DC.  The Facility consists of three Solar Mercury 50 combustion turbines, three Rentech Heat Recovery Steam Generators, one Cleaver-Brooks auxiliary boiler, and associated auxiliary equipment (compressors, pumps, etc.)

  • Monitor, record and trend readings from the plant control system and steam generating equipment of various models.
  • Monitor the Gas Turbine control panels to ensure the proper operation of turbine equipment.
  • Perform all required plant water chemistry analysis, adjust as necessary to maintain chemistry control within the plant specified limits.
  • Operate the plant in a safe and efficient manner, following all plant procedures, health and safety guidelines, and current operating practices.
  • Monitor instrumentation readings for variances from prescribed operating standards and procedures, adjust as necessary to maintain proper operation of plant equipment.
  • Maintain the control room logbook.
  • Report conditions beyond the troubleshooting/repair capabilities of shift personnel to management.
  • Maintain the lock-out/tag-out log and monitor maintenance activities to always ensure proper plant operation.
  • Visually inspect equipment at periodic intervals to detect malfunctions or need for repair or adjustments. Record any abnormalities in the control room log.
  • Report and/or correct unsafe conditions or hazards, (leaks, slip hazards, safety deficiencies, etc).
  • Maintain cleanliness of all plant spaces and common areas.
  • Perform minor maintenance, outage repairs, and testing of equipment.
  • Train new employees, as required.
  • This position will be required to work rotating 12-hour shifts, including shift work at night and during weekends and holidays.
  • This position will be required to work overtime on a regular basis to support vacations, callouts, plant outages, emergency work, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned.

  • DC 1st Class Stationary Engineer’s license. (will consider Class 3 license if paired with strong experience)
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Must have power plant experience
  • 5 years prior experience as a Control Room Operator in a power plant or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Strong mechanical aptitude, basic steam plant and combustion turbine knowledge.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents in English such as safety rules, data, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.
  • Must be able to speak English plainly, write work orders and understand oral communications.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
  • Exercise judgment within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action.  Decisions are made based on formal procedures, calculations, deductive reasoning, and consultation with supervisor.
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