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Power Plant Operator/Rover

  • Full Time
  • Nikiski, Alaska
  • Salary: DOE, Industry Competitive
  • Posting End Date: December 31, 2022

Website Homer Electric Association

Wage or Salary:
DOE, Industry Competitive

Homer Electric Association (HEA) is a member-owned electric utility serving the central and southern areas of the Kenai Peninsula in Alaska. We are excited to be searching for a Power Plant Operator/Rover in the Nikiski Plant Facility.

This is a rotating work schedule with one week on and one week off with alternating day shift one week and night shift the next work week. The week-long shift is divided into two work weeks. These are twelve (12) hour shifts that start on Wednesday through the following Tuesday. Must recognize the responsibility of the cooperative to its members to provide continuity of service which may require working overtime on a scheduled or unscheduled basis.

The ideal candidate will need Journeyman level experience related to troubleshooting, mechanical, instrumentation, plant operations (hydro, electric or generation) work. This is not a trainee position at this time.


  • Responsible for monitoring power plant operations; performing routine maintenance activities to ensure plant equipment are in excellent working order; perform minor electrical/mechanical construction for capital improvements as required.
  • Monitor and record plant operations and alarms. Conduct periodic rounds on equipment to ensure proper function and operations. Determine and/or correct the cause of alarms and/or protect relay functions.
  • Assist in the proper execution of LOTO (Lock Out/Tag Out) to allow for maintenance activities by plant personnel or contractors.
  • Provide manual power plant operation upon failure of the SCADA/DCS system or as directed.
  • Operating equipment as needed to support the power plant equipment and operation.
    Create and maintain plant equipment logs and records.


  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Must have advanced technical training in gas, steam, or hydro turbine operation and maintenance.
  • Five (5) years of work experience specific to the operations and maintenance of power generation facilities.
  • Journeyman level training with emphasis related to mechanical, electrician and instrumentation work.
  • Ideal candidates would be able to demonstrate a strong background in plant operations.


  • Must submit a valid Alaska Driver’s license and maintain a good driving record.
  • Must possess or be able to obtain a CPR/First Aid card.
  • Working knowledge of computers, electronic control, industrial electrical and mechanical systems, pumps, compressors, other auxiliary equipment and be able to apply the knowledge in the daily work practices.


Additional Information:

HEA is an Equal Opportunity Employer; Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled.

Homer Electric Association, Inc. (HEA) is locally owned, and locally managed, and currently employs 139 people from the communities. The Cooperative provides affordable, reliable, quality energy services to its members and is governed by a nine-member elected Board of Directors. With more than 35,000 member accounts and over 2,400 miles of electric line in a 3,166 square mile service territory, members can benefit from the convenience of electric services their cooperative provides.

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