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Requisition Number 17-0254
Title Operator Technician I
City Middletown
State CA
Job Family Power Operations
Shift Days
Employee Type Regular
Subject to DOT Regulations No
Percent of Travel Required 0
Relocation Provided No
Location Geysers
Description Job Summary:

Responsible for start, stop and monitoring of equipment including reading gauges and meters and recording activities in operating logs and records. Uses computers and monitoring equipment to measure, record and make adjustments within operating parameters. Performs a variety of plant maintenance tasks including diagnosis, maintenance and repair of mechanical and electrical equipment in a safe, efficient and economical manner. Performs overhaul maintenance and system improvement tasks. Performs chemical analysis and chemical control on steam, cooling and condensate systems, and maintains chemistry logs. Incumbents assist in the development of standard operational procedures and provide input to plant betterment items to improve plant efficiency, reliability and safety. Ensures compliance with all local, State and Federal regulations and plant procedures. Regularly required to maintain plant security, operate heavy equipment such as manlifts and forklifts, and handle and transfer bulk chemicals.

Job Responsibilities:

•Entry-level; practical operating knowledge to perform job.
•Performs standardized, ongoing duties and tasks.
•Routine decisions.
•With guidance, ensures timely and accurate performance of responsibilities for a single trade, group of closely related tasks or functional area.
•Work typically reviewed by others; work reflects developing competency and basic skills.
•Errors may cause simple rework or correction to a single task.
•Duties and tasks are standardized.
•Resolves routine questions and problems, and refers more complex issues to higher levels.
•Works under direct supervision and/or defined parameters.
•Prioritizes basic tasks; priorities typically guided by standard practices or by others.
•Receives training but uses some specialized skills where technical experience can be applied to assigned tasks. Assists more experienced Operator Technicians.
Requirements •High School Diploma and attendance in trade school, military service or equivalent.
•Entry level; minimum 2 years directly related experience including understanding of health and safety regulations, and previous experience working with and around hazardous energy, chemicals and waste materials including knowledge of safe handling, storage, and transport.
•Requires previous experience using test equipment and calibration appliances. Additional experience with machinery repair and control systems preferred.
•Strong mechanical aptitude and basic understanding of chemistry, physics, electricity and mathematics.
•Begins to achieve primary certifications/licensures. Valid state driver’s license.
  • Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.
  • Calpine is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If you are interested in applying for employment and need special assistance or an accommodation to use our website or to apply for a position, please send an e-mail with your request to hrrecruitment@calpine.com. Determination on requests for reasonable accommodation are made on case-by-case basis.
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