QUALIFICATIONS: The qualifications listed below are representative of those required, but reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
No post-secondary education required.
Requires completion of a recognized operator apprentice program (journeyman status) or three (3) years relevant power plant operator experience (journeyman status).
Specific KSA’s: A fully skilled incumbent will have the following specific knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Requires knowledge and proficiency in the operation of all electrical and mechanical equipment and systems in the generating facility. Must be qualified and capable of performing any operation in the generating station, switch yards, substations, their operating nodes or other locations as assigned. This includes but is not limited to, switching, maintaining load, voltage regulation and river flow; starting/stopping, control, inspection and troubleshooting of generating units including related auxiliary equipment and systems.
Requires good knowledge of and ability to work near energized lines and equipment, using proper safety precautions including the use of personal protective equipment.
Must be knowledgeable in the function and operation of control, regulating, indicating, recording and protective devices common to electric power plant operation.
Requires the ability to understand and operate electromechanical systems. This includes the knowledge and ability to understand the function of plant equipment by studying drawings and instruction manuals, and ability to read and understand wiring diagrams and various schemes used by different vendors of equipment, and read and interpret instruction books, blue prints, and schematic diagrams.
Must possess a valid First Aid and CPR certification. Requires knowledge and understanding of Washington Electrical Workers safety rules and regulations (or equivalent) and knowledge and understanding of the CCPUD Dispatching and Operating Safety Rules and Instructions (or equivalent). Requires a working understanding of pertinent computer software, general understanding of mathematics, legible writing and the ability to maintain records, files and forms. Requires good oral and written communication skills and ability to work with people effectively and maintain an atmosphere of cooperation among personnel. Requires ability to assist in the training of apprentices and personnel.
Must be proficient in reading, writing and speaking English.
Computers & Equipment: A fully skilled incumbent will have the ability to utilize the following software, hardware, or equipment:
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of PeopleSoft Timekeeping/HR; Microsoft Outlook; Microsoft Excel; Microsoft Word; General Office Equipment; Maximo Order Processing; Internet Explorer; Internet software; Maximo Asset Management & Maintenance systems; and IFix.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and perform repetitive hand or arm motion. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl or twist torso; pull, push, or exert force and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts; outside weather conditions and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.