At the University of Connecticut this class is accountable for acting as a working supervisor for Power Plant Operators engaged in performing duties in the operation and maintenance of the cogeneration power plant.
Receives general direction from the Power Plant Supervisor or other employee of higher grade.
Leads Power Plant Operators and other staff as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Plans shift workflow and determines priorities;
Schedules, assigns, oversees, and reviews work;
Establishes and maintains shift procedures;
Provides staff training and technical direction to Power Plant Operators to ensure economical dispatch of major equipment such as combustion and steam turbines, emergency generators, boilers, chillers and ancillary equipment through use of distributed control system;
Conducts or assists in conducting performance evaluations;
Authorizes specific equipment shut-down and start-up;
May make recommendations on policies or standards;
May prepare reports and correspondence;
May perform duties of Power Plant Operator 2 as necessary;
May perform routine and scheduled maintenance and repair duties on a rotating shift;
Performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
cogeneration power plant operations;
theory and application of operation of large steam turboelectric generating equipment and large high pressure boilers equipped with super heaters;
regulatory and reporting requirements;
oral and written communication skills;
Ability to utilize computer software;
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Four (4) years of experience in a cogeneration power plant which includes the operation, maintenance and repair of combustion turbines, heat recovery steam generators, steam turbines, emergency generators, boilers, chillers, distributed control systems and ancillary equipment.
NOTE: Based on an individual’s technical experience, the length of credited service will be determined at the discretion of facility management.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
One (1) year of the General Experience must have included work performed at a cogeneration power plant or equivalent industrial plant capable of producing high pressure superheated steam, electrical power and chilled water to meet energy needs.
NOTE: For state employees this experience is interpreted at the level of a Power Plant Operator 2.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
Graduation from a vocational or technical school with a diploma in a related field may be substituted for one (1) year of the General Experience.
College training in mechanical engineering or a related field may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equaling one-half (1/2) year of experience up to one (1) year.
Employees appointed to positions in this class must have adequate physical strength, stamina, physical agility and visual and auditory acuity and must maintain such physical fitness as to be able to perform the duties.
A physical examination may be required.
Incumbents in this class may be required to lift moderate to heavy weights, use protective equipment such as respirators and safety goggles and may be exposed to significant levels of noise, dust, heat and risk of injury from equipment and or environmental conditions.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
As defined by Sec. 5-196 of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single title for administrative purposes. As such, a job class is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task and/or responsibility.
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Lead Power Plant Operator (40 Hour) in Salary Group FM 25 approved effective December 23, 2022. (Revised to adjust salary group as a result of the NP-2 OJE Study Stipulated Agreement, modernize format, and add Acknowledgment section.) Item No. 23-203