This position will learn the skill set required to assist the Shift Supervisor (SS), Control Room Operator (CRO) and Assistant Control Room Operator (ACRO) in the operation of all plant components, equipment and systems in complex steam and electric generating facilities, (Cogeneration Facility, Manning Drive Steam Plant and Landfill Gas Generation) to ensure that they operate safely and reliably. This position will also assist the SS, CRO, ACRO and other Auxiliary Operators (AO) in the operation of the Land Fill Gas System flare and generator. Position performs equipment LOTO, water lab testing, offloading of fuel oil and bulk chemcials, and maintains equipment performance logs and reports. This position is responsible for the daily inspection of the operating equipment for proper valve alignment, lubrication and equipment operating condition detected at the actual equipment in the field. The auxiliary equipment includes all plant equipment and components; for example: steam turbine generator, fans, pumps, piping systems, valves, control valves, tanks, mills, steam traps, cooling tower, condensers, fluid drives, heat exchangers air compressors, water treatment systems, bag houses, fuel oil storage, chiller units, ash removal system, etc.) These operations require an understanding of utilities systems, equipment and components. The operating practices will ensure safe, reliable and efficient operation of these multi-million dollar facilities. This position communicates with the appropriate personnel to ensure that all malfunctions are corrected in order to maintain continuous steam and electric service to the customers. The incumbent in this position will develop a skill level which will allow for growth opportunities throughout the Operations group. This position assists in the facility security during non-business hours and weekends 24/7. Positions at this level perform a variety of reoccurring and related tasks procedures and processes that are readily understood. Positions work under the direction of a supervisor and will be required to self-perform less complicated tasks. This position is an emergency duty/CDME and must report to work during periods of adverse weather or other University emergency.
Education and Experience:
High school diploma or equivalency and two years of related experience; or equivalent combination of training and experience. Requires certification(s).
TECHNICAL – KNOWLEDGE: Technical skill and knowledge in a specific technical area(s) and keeps up with current developments and trends in areas of expertise. May be acquired through academic, apprenticeship or on-the-job training or a combination of these. Conversant with operations, systems, basic regulatory requirements and market driven factors as they pertain to energy facilities producing chilled water, electricity and steam.
SAFETYANDHEALTHCOMPLIANCE: Ability to understand applicable policies and procedures and maintain conditions that ensure a healthy and safe working environment. Ability to perform tasks safely to avoid danger to self or co-workers; ability to identify and inform supervisor and fellow employees of potential work place safety issues and practices; ability to ensure that appropriate protective equipment is in a safe manner.
PROBLEMSOLVING: Ability to identify problems, determine possible solutions, and actively work to resolve the issues. Ability to follow instructions or standard operating procedures for assigned tasks; ability to ask for clarification of instructions as needed; ability to perform routine or repetitious tasks completely and accurately; ability to check work for mistakes prior to review; ability to compare finished work to what is expected.
DECISIONMAKING: Knowledge of and ability to use effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions and/or reaching conclusions. Ability to take action consistent with available facts, constraints, and anticipated consequences. Ability to recommend approaches to solving routine problems relating to programmatic requirements or standards.
LEADINGWORKTEAMS: Ability to establish expectations and clear direction to meet goals and objectives of on-going work for a group of employees and projects. Ability to motivate and engage employees through effective communication. Ability to listen and consider the ideas of team members; ability to share relevant or important information with the team; ability to develop skills or knowledge; ability to monitor and provide feedback on employee's progress; ability to look for opportunities for employees to put new knowledge, understanding, or skill to practical use on the job.
PLANNINGANDORGANIZINGWORK: Ability to develop plans to accomplish work operations and objectives; ability to arrange and assign work to use resources efficiently. Ability to perform advanced planning of a strategic nature to develop plans, organizational structures, and systems to fulfill and/or meet legislative, regulatory and mission driven organizational goals. Ability to set daily and weekly objectives for work unit based on established priorities and time frames. Ability to recognize and request equipment and/or materials that are needed to do the job. Ability to provide feedback on regulatory schedule requirements, associate training & certification, associated market conditions.
COORDINATION – OPERATIONS: Ability to facilitate the flow of work for a process or procedure. Knowledge of appropriate procedures for collecting and reviewing information. Ability to monitor or regulate those procedures, tasks, or activities. Ability to plan and schedule a limited scope of work with maintenance/construction and operations to minimize operational impacts.
Directly related coal fired steam plant operations experience preferably at a Cogeneration Facility or other power plant/utilities experience is preferred.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
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