Production Specialist

Production Specialist

ATCO | perth, WA, AU

Posted 16 days ago

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ATCO's Australian operations are headquartered in Perth, Western Australia and specialise in creating innovative, customer-focused energy and infrastructure solutions.

ATCO owns and operates Western Australia's largest gas distribution network with more than 750,000 connection points and 14,000km of pipelines. ATCO also operates two progressive power generation stations - in Adelaide and the Pilbara.

We have an opportunity for an experienced Production Specialist (Operator/Maintainer) to join our Osborne Cogeneration (Combined Cycle) Power Plant on a permanent, full-time basis, working a continuous rotating shift.

Reporting to the Production Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for the continuous operation of boiler, turbine and associated plant, including responding to plant upsets and failures. Further, you will utilise your skill set to support and participate directly in the ongoing maintenance, administration and management of the station.

What you will contribute to:

  • Operating and maintaining the station (including high pressure boiler and turbine plant) in a safe and efficient manner within license conditions and respond to plan upsets and failures
  • Preparing and submit daily nominations and rebids to the Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) holder
  • Ensuring plant is dispatched in line with the PPA holder requirements as well as the Australian Energy Market (AEM) rules and instructions from the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO)
  • Investigating, researching, troubleshooting and recommending solutions to operational problems with the aim of returning plant to service as soon as possible (where it has shutdown unexpectedly)
  • Developing and authorising work permits associated with all maintenance and operations
  • Implementing and clearing isolations associated with all maintenance and operations
  • Developing standard operating procedures and maintenance procedures as directed
  • Carrying out routine, planned and unplanned maintenance tasks as directed, and repair/maintain equipment up to level of skill and qualification
  • Acting as permit holder for work conducted on site. This includes, at times, being responsible for the work performed by contractors and other service providers
  • Monitoring spares and consumable levels and take action to correct
  • Participating in, and occasionally managing, station projects. [The size and complexity of the project will vary depending on the individuals skill set]
  • About you:

  • Possess a tertiary, trade, or other suitable engineering qualification.
  • Minimum 5 years power station or similar industry experience
  • Hold an intermediate (or advanced) Boiler Operator ticket
  • Hold a Turbine Operator ticket
  • Take a flexible approach to achieve results
  • The ability to work effectively in a small team and adapt to a changing, multi-skilled environment
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • A self-starter
  • ATCO fosters an inclusive workplace culture where everyone is treated fairly and with respect. We are an Equal Opportunity employer and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and women.

    If this sounds like the role for you, Apply Now for Immediate Consideration.

    Covid Information:

    ATCO is committed to keeping all employees safe and healthy. As a result, all applicants progressing to the interview stage will be asked to provide proof of Covid Vaccination.

    Applications close 10am Friday 10th December. However the company reserves the right to close the advertising at an earlier date.