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Whether you are a student seeking an internship that offers real-world experience, a recent graduate ready to build a rewarding career or a seasoned professional who wants to expand your horizons, Calpine provides meaningful opportunities and challenges.

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Requisition Number 17-0229
Title Operator Technician II
City Hermiston
State OR
Job Family Power Operations
Shift Rotating
Employee Type Regular
Subject to DOT Regulations Yes
Percent of Travel Required 0
Relocation Provided No
Location Hermiston Power Project
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, condensate recycled water and ZLD systems, and maintains chemistry logs. Incumbents assist in the development of operational procedures, operator training modules and provide input to plant betterment items to improve plant safety, reliability and efficiency. Ensures compliance with all local, State and Federal regulations and plant procedures. Regularly required to maintain plant security, operate heavy equipment such as manlifts, forklifts, and gradalls as well as handle and transfer bulk chemicals and plant generated waste products.

Job Responsibilities:

•Journey-level; specialized technical knowledge with function.
•Performs a variety of technical service/support duties that are semi-routine in nature.
•Must complete CA Wastewater Certification up to Grade III within 3 years of hire date
•Routine and non-routine decisions with some latitude, but still subject to approval.
•With limited guidance, prioritizes and executes responsibilities effectively for a single trade, group of related tasks or functional area.
•Work periodically reviewed by others; work reflects solid performance of duties.
•Errors have small and possibly incremental impact on department or facility, and discovered in succeeding operations where work is verified or checked.
•Completes tasks and resolves problems that require an ability to recognize deviation from accepted practices.
•Resolves most questions and problems, and refers only the most complex issues to higher levels.
•Works under general supervision.
•Prioritizes daily activities to complete tasks/projects assigned by others.
•Will assist with orienting and training of employees in the day to day operation of their specific field as well as moderately complex to complex areas.
•Able to complete minor preventative maintenance tasks and assist with complex maintenance activities.
•Leads by Example to promote and foster a safe working environment.
Requirements •High School Diploma, degree from technical/vocational school, military service or equivalent.
•Journey-level; generally 3 to 5+ 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.
•Required use and previous experience with (CMMS) or Maximo.
•Strong understanding of safety and health procedures including but not limited to LOTOT, Confined Space Entry and Hot Work.
•Requires previous experience using test equipment and calibration appliances. Experience with machinery repair and control systems.
•Strong mechanical aptitude and basic understanding of chemistry, physics, electricity and mathematics.
•Basic certifications/licensures. Valid state driver’s license.
•California Waste Water Certification I, II or III preferred.
  • Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.
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