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Operator Technician III

Company: Calpine
Location: Hermiston
Posted on: November 22, 2022

Job Description:

Calpine Corporation is America's largest generator of electricity from natural gas and geothermal resources with operations in competitive power markets. Its fleet of 76 power plants in operation and one under construction represents nearly 26,000 megawatts of generation capacity. Through wholesale power operations and its retail businesses, Calpine serves customers in 22 states, Canada and Mexico. Its clean, efficient, modern and flexible fleet uses advanced technologies to generate power in a low-carbon and environmentally responsible manner.

The company was established on the premise that a strong commitment to the environment is inextricably linked to excellence in power generation and corporate responsibility. Since its founding in 1984, Calpine has led the power industry in its unwavering commitment to environmental stewardship. In addition, its renewable geothermal plants use steam generated deep below the earth's surface to produce clean, renewable electricity.

Job Summary (includes but is not limited to the following, other duties may be assigned)

Responsible for start, stop and monitoring of equipment including reading gauges and meters and recording activities in operating logs and records. Uses computers and monitoring equipment to measure, record and make adjustments within operating parameters. Performs a variety of plant maintenance tasks including diagnosis, maintenance and repair of mechanical and electrical equipment in a safe, efficient and economical manner. Performs overhaul maintenance and system improvement tasks. Performs chemical analysis and chemical control on steam, cooling and condensate systems, and maintains chemistry logs. Incumbents assist in the development of standard operational procedures and provide input to plant betterment items to improve plant efficiency, reliability and safety. Ensures compliance with all local, State and Federal regulations and plant procedures. Regularly required to maintain plan security, operate heavy equipment such as manlifts and forklifts, and handle and transfer bulk chemicals.

Job Responsibilities

* Senior-level; recognized technical expertise in own and possibly related functions.
* Performs a variety of complex technical service/support duties requiring specialized knowledge.
* Regularly makes decisions on non-routine or escalated technical issues.
* Independently prioritizes and executes responsibilities effectively for a single trade, group of related tasks or functional area.
* Checks own work and possibly the work of others; work results are of the highest quality standards and advanced technical competency.
* Errors may be serious, usually not subject to direct verification or check.
* Duties and tasks reflect substantial variety and complexity.
* Resolves the most complex technical issues, conferring with Team Leader occasionally; may serve as resource to others in resolution of complex issues.
* Works under limited supervision.
* Prioritizes own weekly schedule and may guide others in the completion of tasks within clearly defined schedules as set by management.
* Regularly provides on-the-job skills training to others in complex technical areas.

Job Requirements

* High School Diploma, degree from technical/vocational school, military service or equivalent.
* Senior-level; generally 10+ years directly related experience including understanding of health and safety regulations, and previous experience working with and around hazardous energy, chemicals and waste materials including knowledge of safe handling, storage, and transport.
* Requires previous experience using test equipment and calibration appliances. Experience with machinery repair and control systems.
* Strong mechanical aptitude and basic understanding of chemistry, physics, electricity and mathematics.
* Advanced certifications/licensures. Valid state driver's license.

Additional Calpine Information:

* Vaccination Information: Calpine requires an individual who is newly hired into this position to be vaccinated for COVID-19 within the first 28 days of employment - if not already vaccinated prior to starting employment. If you have any concerns regarding compliance with this requirement, you will need to discuss your concerns with Calpine's HR department after a decision has been made about whether or not to make you a conditional offer of employment. Calpine does not require applicants to discuss vaccination status prior to receipt of a conditional offer of employment and complies with all applicable laws requiring reasonable accommodation.
* Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.
* Calpine is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If you are interested in applying for employment and need special assistance or an accommodation to use our website or to apply for a position, please send an e-mail with your request to hrrecruitment@calpine.com. Determination on requests for reasonable accommodation are made on case-by-case basis.

Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here

Keywords: Calpine, Yakima , Operator Technician III, Professions , Hermiston, Washington

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