This is skilled, technical work at the Waste To
Energy (WTE) plant. Bargaining unit position.
Nature Of Work
An employee in this class performs technical work monitoring and controlling
boiler, turbine and auxiliary waste to energy plant equipment during an
assigned shift. Under limited supervision, duties are routine within prescribed limits,
requiring special knowledge of the equipment used in the waste to energy plant.
Duties typically require climbing ladders, stairs and catwalks, operating fire
extinguishing equipment, exposure to large machinery and confined spaces, and
normal concentration. The position requires
analyzing facts to determine the proper course of action within limits of
standard procedures requiring the exercise of reasonable
initiative and independent judgment. Employees must comply with appropriate safety precautions
when dealing with gas system, electrical system and other similar components
and processes within the plant environment. Shift work will be required
including nights, weekends, and holidays. Tasks require the ability to work in
a team and goal oriented environment. Work is reviewed by observation, results
and goals attained, and reports submitted.
Examples of Duties
Assists the Plant
Operator in the daily operation of the
plant in the field; investigates changes in instrument readings and equipment
operation; notifies Plant Operator and/or Shift Supervisor of operational inconsistencies
or other concerns; may relieve the Plant Operator of control room operations in
compliance with any licensing guidelines, where applicable.
Inspects turbine/generator, air pollution control and other crucial
systems; recognizes and mitigates operating difficulties and adapts to changing
adjusts air pollution control system to maximize performance; troubleshoots
problems and assesses probable cause; coordinates work with maintenance crews
and the Plant Operator.
operations logs and other documentation; uses standard office and specialized
computer systems, as well as a mobile maintenance management tracking device.
demineralization system and makes required adjustments; test and treats boiler
water, records data, and performs chemical adjustments.
work as required.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
of: operation, maintenance and
control of steam-generating power plants; waste to energy plant lockout/tagout
procedures, safety rules and procedures, job hazard analyses, operating and
maintenance instructions, and other procedure manuals.
Knowledge of: mechanical skills sufficient to perform such routine tasks as opening
vessel and equipment access doors, placing and removing furnace access
equipment, overhead protection and staging, operating power tools, and
performing minor mechanical repairs to plant equipment or structures; basic
safety practices; mathematics
sufficient to complete required job functions.
Ability to: establish and maintain effective working relationships; communicate clearly
and concisely; apply intermediate computer skills Microsoft Office and CMMS.
Graduation from an
accredited high school or equivalent with two (2) years of solid waste
combustion facility experience or related occupations such as design, start-up,
or maintenance of steam turbines, boilers or related machinery which supply
power or heating service to an industrial, maritime or commercial process or
facility; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
with 1 year of experience as a Utility Operator II who have completed the
internal training program are encouraged to apply for consideration.
Licenses or Certifications
valid Florida driver’s license.
valid Provisional Certification under the ASME QRO Certification for operators
of Resource Recovery Facilities with the ability to obtain the certification
within 6 months.
Assistant Plant Operator training within 6 months.
Employees may be required to work rotating shifts, including nights, weekends, holidays and overtime as needed. During periods when the Mayor issues an emergency declaration for the City of Tampa, all employees may be required to work in preparation, response or recovery activities related to the stated emergency.