Plant Operator

     
Pay Range Minimum
Job Code:
HN03
Hourly:
$23.08
FLSA*:
Non-Exempt
Monthly:
$4,000
Grade:
232
Annually:
$48,000

*This is a Non-Exempt position. Employees in this position are paid an hourly pay rate, on a bi-weekly basis, and are eligible to receive overtime pay for any hours worked over 40 in a work week.

JOB DESCRIPTION: Ensures safe and efficient operation of steam plant boilers (up to 4,000 BHP) and Chillers (up to 2000 tons) and other equipment associated with the steam and chiller plants in accordance with the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) codes and standards. Operates and controls utility panels that monitor equipment to maintain utility services to the plants. Maintains and records entries in logbooks, operating logs, and regulatory reports. Oversees operations associated with an electrical power distribution panel. Reads and interprets OEM Manuals; reads precision instruments. Performs minor mechanical piping repairs. Performs preventive and corrective maintenance in accordance with engineering practices on utility systems which include but are not limited to the following: compressed air, CO2, steam boilers, water purification, fuel oil, chillers, and glycol. Samples, tests, analyzes, mixes and injects chemicals to maintain boiler waterside conditions and blow downs. Inspects the steam plant to check meters, charts, pressures and temperatures. Ensures a clean boiler room to prevent fire hazards. Operates hand and power tools. Takes the necessary precautions, in keeping with OSHA standards and other applicable federal and state regulations, when working with hazardous chemicals and materials and power equipment. Uses personal protective equipment as required. Drives utility vehicles to and from work sites and safeguards against vandalism and theft. Performs other related responsibilities as required.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A high school diploma or equivalent. Five years of experience in a multi-boiler high pressure steam plant. Holds a Third Class Power Engineers License issued by the National Institute for the Uniform Licensing of Power Engineers, Inc. (NIULPE). A working knowledge of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) codes for power boilers. Some positions in this classification may require a valid Georgia driver's license and an insurable driving record. All candidates must be capable of frequently lifting and carrying 50 pounds and be capable of pushing or pulling up to 150 pounds properly.

The above statements are intended to describe the work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of the personnel so classified.

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