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Power Plant Operator/Technician II
City of Roseville, Sacramento/Metro Area


For more info contact:
[email protected]
(916) 774-5475
Close Date: Feb 7, 2013
Salary: $5,186.00 - $7,297.00 Monthly

FINAL FILING DATE: Accepting the first 50 qualified applications or closing no later than 5:00 P.M., Thursday, February 7, 2013, whichever occurs first.

TENTATIVE TEST DATE: Oral Interview: March 11, 2013

The Human Resources Department is accepting applications for the position of Power Plant Operator/Technician II for Roseville Electric. The normal work schedule will be a 7 day on 7 day off rotating 12 Hour shift, Tuesday through Monday, 5:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.


Receives direct supervision from higher level supervisory staff in accomplishing the safe operations and maintenance of the Power Plant Facility; coordinates with Control Room Operator for performance of preventative maintenance activities and repairs; performs as the outside Auxiliary Operator and is responsible for completion of all on-shift operations and routine maintenance of Balance of Plant and Zero Liquid Discharge Facility in accordance with all permits, rules and operating procedures.

This is the journey level class in the Power Plant Operator series. This class is distinguished from the Power Plant Operator / Technician I by the performance of more complex duties and tasks assigned to positions within the series. Positions in this class are flexibly staffed and are normally filled by advancement from the Operator/Technician I level, or when filled from the outside require previous work experience.

Monitors all equipment within the Power Plant, Water Treatment Plant and Zero Liquid Discharge Facility in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures; operates and monitors all systems and processes within the plant; responds to audio alarms and variations of sound; responsible for writing and maintaining equipment logs, operational logs; reads, understands and responds to written instructions and logbook notations; coordinates water chemistry with the Cooling Tower, Zero Liquid Discharge Facility and Heat Recover Steam Generators; monitors and maintains water treatment equipment operation; performs routine and preventative maintenance when plant conditions allow, and assists maintenance personnel in shutdown-related maintenance and repairs; assists with plant clean up; responsible for observing that all safety rules and procedures; evaluates operations and activities of assigned responsibilities; handles inert and explosive gases such as: (H2, N2, O2, acetylene, CO2); handles and transfers bulk chemicals; performs chemical analysis and chemical control on steam, cooling and condensate systems; operates equipment such as man lifts and forklifts; assists in the development of operational procedures; performs related duties and administrative tasks as assigned .


Education: Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth (12th) grade.

Experience: Four (4) years increasingly responsible industrial facilities experience such as power generation or process plants with progressive experience toward Control Room Operator qualifications. A minimum of two years of this experience must be in the operation of a combined cycle power plant. Experience in Water Treatment is desirable.

Knowledge of: Basic principles and techniques used in the operation of combined cycle power plant equipment including startup, operations and maintenance of power plant equipment; principles and practices of effective preventive and corrective maintenance procedures; basic electrical techniques involved in operation of pumps, motors and other equipment; equipment, tools and materials used in maintaining and repairing combined cycle power plant and related equipment; mechanics; basic understanding of chemistry, physics, electricity and mathematics; safe work practices and procedures; principles and techniques used in the operations of combined cycle power plant equipment including startup, operations and maintenance of power plant equipment; principles and practices of effective preventive and corrective maintenance procedures and CMMS program; principles and practices of effective mechanical and structural preventive maintenance programs; basic electrical knowledge involved in operation of pumps, motors and other equipment; equipment, tools and materials used in maintaining and repairing combined cycle power plant and related equipment; safe work practices and procedures; administrative requirements for a successful Power Plant outage, and emissions control standards.

Ability to: Apply federal, state, and local laws, codes and regulations pertaining to electrical generation; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those encountered in the course of work; respond calmly and think clearly in emergency situations; visually read and respond to computer-generated data, instrumentation, gauges, readouts and variations in color; operate keyboards, pushbuttons, dials, valves and mechanical-actuating devices.

On a continuous basis: Operate, repair and maintain combined cycle power plant equipment; read and interpret gauges and other recording devices reflecting combined cycle power plant operations; work in the absence of supervision; diagnose operating problems and take effective courses of action; collect samples and perform routine laboratory tests; know and understand all aspects of the job; know, understand, and interpret policies, procedures, regulations and relevant codes pertinent of safe Power Plant Operations and Maintenance;

Intermittently: Twist to reach equipment surrounding desk; talk, see and hear with sufficient acuity to successfully perform all aspects of the job; perform simple grasping or fine manipulation; use telephone, computer or communicate through written means.

Working Conditions: On a continuous basis, work both outdoors and indoors in plant/office environment; travel to job site in assigned City vehicle; may be exposed to dust, noise, loud noises, slippery or uneven surfaces, machinery, moving objects and other vehicles; exposed to moving parts, moving objects and other vehicles; exposed to constant equipment vibration for prolonged periods of time; work unusual and prolonged work schedules; work multiple shifts during emergencies, seasonally-caused circumstances in varying climate and temperature conditions.

License or Certificate: Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid California driver's license.

Supplemental Questions

1. Please describe the steps in performing a Lock-Out-Tag-Out.

2. Please describe the chemical control philosophy used in a boiler.

3. Please describe the measures taken to improve the Heat Rate.

4. Please describe the path through the Rankine Cycle.

Applications will be screened to the most qualified candidates. Those candidates will be invited to an oral interview exam weighted 100%. Scores earned from the oral exam will establish the Employment List. Candidates within the top five ranked scores will be certified to the department for final consideration. Final appointment is contingent upon a check of past employment references, passing a City-paid pre-employment medical exam, a drug and alcohol screening test, and a fingerprint check.


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