Positions in this job family are responsible for the operation of high pressure boilers, turbines, auxiliary equipment and water purification plant and related chemical analysis of water, coal and oil in a commercial electric generation plant.
The functions within this job family will vary by level, but may include the following:
Operates high pressure boilers, turbines and auxiliary equipment in an electrical generation plant; regulates load voltage frequency transmission line loading and other conditions that affect operations.
Monitors plant operations by means of recording and indicating instruments, annunciator, computer and communication assistance.
Records temperatures, pressures, vacuum and operating conditions to maintain normal operating conditions.
Performs tagging out procedures to insure equipment cleared for maintenance is isolated from all power sources to insure safe working conditions.
Performs substation switching by remote control.
Conducts safety meetings and training in fire fighting procedures and individual operator training.
Collects, prepares, analyzes and records coal, water, oil and chemical samples and other materials used in the operation of a steam-powered electrical generating plant, in accordance with ASTM, EPA, OWRB and OSDH approved methods.
May serve as a lead worker and provides training to subordinate personnel.
Plans, organizes and supervises the operation of an electric generating plant for an assigned shift; evaluates employee performance; and administers corrective discipline when necessary.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES
Level I: Abilities to read, interpret and carry out complex written and oral instructions; possess basic knowledge of the operation of turbines, boilers and auxiliary equipment and skill in operating turbine and boiler auxiliary equipment; and general knowledge of the methods, practices, tools, materials and machines used in a water-pumping and treatment plant; of the standard tests used in testing water treatment; and of the chemicals used in treating water.
Level II: Knowledge of methods, practice, instruments, materials and equipment required for water treatment and testing, including the production, treatment and analysis of high purity water, coal sampling and testing, oil sampling and testing and environmental sampling and analysis; of the routine records and reports relating to the operation of a power generating facility; the operation of turbines, boilers and auxiliary equipment; of high pressure steam; of the basic principles of mechanics; of the operation of the mechanical and electrical equipment and machinery utilized in an electrical generating plant; of the methods and tools used in operating power station equipment; and of the occupational hazards and safety precautions: Ability is required to operate and maintain equipment used in water treatment and analysis, coal sampling and analysis, oil sampling and analysis, environmental sampling and analysis; and in the use of safety equipment required to safely and efficiently handle potentially hazardous material; to read, interpret and carry out complex written and oral instructions; to read and interpret blueprints and schematics; to operate turbine and boiler auxiliary equipment; and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
Level III: Those identified in Level II plus the ability to maintain routine records and reports relating to the operation of a power generating facility; to express ideas clearly and concisely; to follow complex oral and written instructions; and to supervise and train workers.
Level IV: Knowledge of principles of combustion; of the characteristics, construction and operation of boilers, turbine generators, electrical motors, switch gears, pumps and heat exchange equipment; of the coal-fired plan thermal cycle; of power plan techniques and costs; of quality assurance techniques and cost; of safety, fire and health techniques and costs of environmental processing of the manual operation of power plant equipment; of the principles and techniques of effective supervision; of the methods, materials and equipment used in water treatment and testing, relating to a large-scale, coal-fired power generating station; of the production, treatment and analysis of high purity water; of coal sampling and analysis; of the use of safety equipment involved in handling potentially hazardous chemicals; and of various state, federal and industry laws, rules, regulations and practices, such as: the Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater, EPA Sampling and Analysis Guidelines, Oklahoma State Department of Health potable water sampling requirements and of the American Society for Testing Materials (Water and Coal Analysis Procedures). Ability is required to operate and maintain equipment used in water treatment, water analysis, coal sampling and analysis, oil sampling and analysis and environmental sampling and analysis; to maintain routine records and reports relating to the operation of a power generating facility; to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; to express ideas clearly and concisely; to follow complex oral and written instructions; and to supervise and train workers.
The Power Generation Operations Technician job family consists of four levels of work which are distinguished by the complexity of assigned duties, level of responsibility and the expertise required for the completion of assigned projects.
Level I: This is the entry level where employees are expected to operate and inspect turbine and boiler auxiliary equipment; or operate a water and sewage treatment plant and work under the supervision of a skilled operator or results technician. Employees will be expected to complete a prescribed course of study and/or a specified length of on-the-job training.
Level II: This is the journeyman level where employees are expected to perform at the full performance level in the operation of generating and auxiliary equipment involved in an electrical generating operation. Incumbents at this level will have oversight and training responsibilities for subordinate personnel.
Level III: This is the specialist level where employees will supervise the operations of boilers, turbines and auxiliary equipment. Employees will perform the most complex tasks related to operations and results or perform a highly specialized function.
Level IV: This is the leadership level where employees will be responsible for planning, organizing and/or supervising a crew of employees in the operation of an electric generating facility or laboratory. This includes assigning and reviewing work, ensuring completion of assigned activities and providing training as a lead worker or project leader. It may also include supervisory responsibilities with administrative tasks such as completing performance evaluations, approving leave and initiating disciplinary actions.
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of two years of experience operating turbine and boiler auxiliary equipment; or two years of experience in operating water treatment and purification systems which involved coal, water or environmental sampling and analysis work; or completion of thirty semester hours of college course work from an accredited college, university or trade school, which included six semester hours in chemistry or laboratory science for each year of the required experience, with a maximum substitution of one year; or completion of an industry sponsored training course in power plant laboratory analysis or water treatment, with a maximum substitution of one year of required experience.
Level II: Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of those identified in Level I plus one additional year of qualifying experience. In some crafts, completion of sixty semester hours of college course work, which included twelve semester hours in chemistry or laboratory science, can be substituted for a maximum of two years of required experience.
Level III: Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of those identified in Level II plus one additional years of qualifying experience.
Level IV: Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of those identified in Level III plus one additional year of qualifying experience.
Some positions will require that incumbents become Class D Water and Sewage Operators licensed by the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality within six months from the date of appointment to position.
Some positions may require shift work on rotating basis, including nights, weekends and holidays as call upon to staff 24/7 electric generating plant.
Experience must be in the craft designated by the hiring agency.
CLASS: Q10A; EST: 9/13/2007; REV: 7/2/2012 7:45:00 AM;
CLASS: Q10B; EST: 9/13/2007; REV: 7/2/2012 7:45:00 AM;
CLASS: Q10C; EST: 9/13/2007; REV: 7/2/2012 7:45:00 AM;
CLASS: Q10D; EST: 9/13/2007; REV: 7/2/2012 7:45:00 AM;