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Posted: Wed May 24 2023

Power Plant Operator

Bakersfield, California

Direct Hire

Title:  Power Plant Operator

Location:  Bakersfield, CA

Pay:  $45/Hour – 15% Bonus – 4 Weeks of PTO – Relocation Assistance

Schedule:  12 Hour Rotating Modified DuPont Schedule – 4 O’Clock In/Out Time

Why Work Here?

This position is stationed on a stable power plant in Bakersfield featuring competitive economics in the Cal-ISO power market.  You will be the primary operator in charge of full startups and shutdowns of the plant, and can also make rounds and monitor equipment on shift as needed.  Our client is diversified publicly traded energy company offering competitive benefits including 4 weeks of PTO to start, and are actively expanding their generation portfolio.  Candidates with various types of power plant and industrial experience will be considered.

Job Description:

  • Control the operation of systems including steam generation, condensate, feed water, turbine/generator, circulating water, service water, fuel pressure, electrical, fire protection, air pollution control and various computer networks.
  • Monitors operability of fire protection systems, emergency backup equipment, electrical supply equipment and instrumentation associated with station systems and components.
  • Monitoring air pollution control equipment
  • Accurately reading and recording data, and reporting equipment malfunctions or trends, which indicate possible equipment danger
  • Identifying and correcting abnormal operating conditions or emergency situations
  • Understand and train other Operators on the operating principles of the power facility’s systems, components, and brayton/rankine cycles.
  • Read and interpret meters, gauges, recorders, and annunciators to determine system operating conditions; take action within prescribed normal and emergency operating procedures.
  • Adjust and monitor temperatures, pressures, flows, and levels on station primary system components for plant optimization.
  • Initiate and conduct periodic surveillance, tests and operating safety checks on equipment.
  • Maintain required logs and calculations; observe these logs for indications of faulty operation; notify supervisor of abnormal system conditions.
  • Monitor operation of systems and components including pumps, motors, valves, fans, dampers, grates, compressors, etc.

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