Process Operator (Power Engineer)

Term Length - Permanent-Full Time 

Location - [[Coronach and Estevan]] 

  

 

 

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JOB SUMMARY:

The employee in this classification is, on assigned shift, responsible to direct and participate in the efficient operation of plant turbines, generators, boilers, emission control systems and associated auxiliaries to meet generating requirements.

 

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Ensure the readiness of boilers, turbines, generators and associated equipment to meet peak load demands, spinning reserves and emergency operating requirements
  • Operate, commission, monitor and troubleshoot turbines, generators, boilers, emissions control equipment, electrical apparatus, mechanical equipment and hydraulic machinery and take corrective action to maintain the security of the plant system and optimize plant availability and efficiency
  • Monitor and interpret pressure, temperature, combustion and other parameters to ensure the plant is operating within allowable tolerances and take corrective action, as required
  • Convey operating information to the system control centre, perform generation and switching instructions and coordinate plant and system operational requirements
  • Conduct inspections, analyze and diagnose equipment malfunctions and take corrective action, as required
  • Participate in preventative and corrective maintenance programs
  • Issue and arrange for appropriate equipment access permits and perform switching as authorized in accordance with the Standard Protection Code
  • Interpret plans, drawings and specifications related to operation of plant equipment
  • Maintain operating logs adhering to applicable regulations
  • Compile and maintain records detailing work performed, problems encountered, resources used, equipment malfunctions and/or corrective action taken and prepare various reports of information related to plant operation
  • Inform incoming shift personnel and other persons concerned of matters requiring attention and the operating status of plant equipment
  • Provide technical expertise and support to internal and external groups
  • Adhere to applicable safety and environmental standards, regulations and corporate commitments
  • Participate in continuous educational and professional development, both internal and external and driver’s licencing upgrades, as required by the position
  • Maintain a clean and orderly work area
  • Direct, coach, train, orient and work effectively with other staff
  • Other related duties, as assigned

     

    KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES:

  • First OR Second Class Power Engineer’s Certificate and valid License, or equivalent AND;
  • Two (2) years of experience as a Facilities Operator, or equivalent
  • Possess the ability to make and implement sound decisions under emergent conditions
  • Must be able to perform the physical requirements of the position
  • Ability to cooperate and deal tactfully with others
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to update and maintain applicable licences, as required
  • Valid Class 5 driver’s licence

 

Note: Preference will be given to 1st or 2nd class Power Engineer candidates, however we may also consider your application if you have 4 out of 6 papers completed towards your 2nd class Power Engineer certificate.

 

 

 

 

This position falls within the scope of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), Local 2067.

Candidates under consideration may be required to participate in an assessment process consisting of any/all of the following: interview, abilities test, case study and/or presentation.

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