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Posted: Fri Nov 17 2023

Control Room Operator

Allentown, Pennsylvania

Direct Hire

Title: Power Plant Control Room Operator

Location: Allentown, PA

Salary: $35 - $41/hr

Bonus: Potential up to 10% 

Relocation: Case by Case basis

Benefits: 401k, health, PTO

Shift: 12 Hour rotating DuPont

Why work here?

This position offers a great work environment with a team that focuses on safety, day to day work environment and a work life balance. The company offers room for growth, great benefits, and a strong hourly rate. Apply now to be considered! 


  • Oversees all station operations, including startup, shutdown, inspection, routine chemical testing, all switching and tagging, equipment trouble-shooting, writes, reviews, and revises operating and related procedures.
  • Ensures that all site safety and environmental requirements and procedures are properly implemented and takes corrective actions as necessary.
  • Plans, directs and performs housekeeping duties. Ensures housekeeping standards are maintained or initiates corrective action, as required.
  • Makes all required operational reports to Regional reliability Coordinator, Transmission Operator, and Balancing Authority.
  • Assists the Operations Manager in facets of department administration and power plant management. Maintains administrative documents, preparation, justification and control of annual operations and maintenance budgets. Generates reports and initiates action to replenish consumables.
  • Monitors planned daily operations schedule.
  • Assists in the orientation, training, development, performance evaluation, selection process for new employees and promotions, and assures high work quality of O&M Technicians.
  • Serves as the site representative after normal hours.
  • Plans, directs, and supervises routine preventive and predictive maintenance on all systems and equipment; supports corrective maintenance efforts on selected equipment.
  • Communicates with other company personnel on-site and at other locations. Represents the company in dealing with steam and power customers, vendors, contractors, regulators, and other non-company personnel.
  • Available to work rotating shift schedules, performs tasks that require physical exertion and is expected to occasionally respond to off-hour call-ins when required.
  • Establishes and maintains high personal and professional standards of safety and environmental conscientiousness and compliance.
Knowledge and Skills
  • Ability to read, write and communicate effectively in English and perform mathematical calculations. High school or vocational school diploma required. Technical training and demonstrated ability to perform successfully in similar work environments preferred.
  • Five (3) years of power plant experience in operations and/or maintenance, including experience as a qualified Control Room Operator (CRO).
  • Knowledge of power plant safety policies and procedures, especially in the areas of high-energy systems, chemical handling, heavy equipment, rotating machinery, confined spaces, incipient fire suppression, and first aid.
  • Demonstrated knowledge regarding operation of valves, switches, controls, keyboards and other devices associated with power plants.
  • Working knowledge of maintenance management systems.

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