This is technical work monitoring and operating plant
equipment at the Waste to Energy (WTE) plant. Bargaining unit position.
An employee in this class performs technical work in the
operation and monitoring of designated waste to energy plant equipment to
maintain safe, efficient and continuous plant operations. Under supervision and guidance, the employee
performs duties and assigned tasks in conformance with established procedures
requiring the exercise of some initiative and independent judgment. Duties will
typically require climbing ladders, stairs and catwalks, operating fire
extinguishing equipment, exposure to large machinery and confined space entry. Shift work will be required including nights,
weekends, and holidays. Tasks require the ability to work in a team
environment. Work is reviewed by observation and results attained.
Maintains safe and
efficient operation of the lime slakers, ash handling system, and other plant
Makes rounds and inspects
designated plant equipment; records operational data on log sheets or handheld
testing and treatment; test and treats boiler, cooking and other plant water
systems; operates demineralization system and maintains efficient
conveys materials from storage or work sites to designated area; counts,
weighs, and records number of units of materials moved or handled on daily
production sheet; stacks or assembles materials into bundles and bands
and other mobile equipment as necessary.
safety procedures, correct safety and environmental hazards, and reports them
to the Shift Supervisor immediately; reads, understands and applies information
such as lockout/tagout procedures, safety rules, job hazard analysis, operating
and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.
work as required.
Knowledge of: operation, maintenance and control of steam generating power plants; basic
safety practices; basic mechanical practices; math skills sufficient to complete
required job functions.
Ability to: perform such routine tasks as opening vessel and equipment access doors,
placing and removing furnace access equipment, placing overhead protection and
staging, operating power tools, and performing minor mechanical repairs to
plant equipment or structures; anticipate and identify potential and recurring
problems, and to take corrective actions; troubleshoot equipment and assist in
diagnosing problem areas; perform tasks such as replace shear pins, valve
repacking and equipment inspections.
Skill in: operation of power plant auxiliary equipment, such as air compressors and
dryers, hydraulic power units, forced draft fans, pumps, spray dryer and
absorbers, and lime slackers.
Graduation from an
accredited high school or equivalent with six (6) months of basic experience in
a mechanical or electrical maintenance environment.
with six (6) months of experience as WTE Crane Operator who have completed the internal
training program for their position may apply for consideration.
Possession of a valid Florida driver’s license.
Must successfully complete the Utility Operator training
program within six (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.