Dickerson, MD, USA
Covanta

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The Control Room Operator is responsible for the safe, environmentally sound and efficient daily operation of three Mass Burn Energy from Waste, centrally controlled boilers and turbine-generator system with associated auxiliaries and equipment.

Responsibilities Include:

The Control Room Operator follows established operating procedures and does not deviate from these procedures during normal operating conditions except as directed. The CRO performs assigned routine inspections and manipulative operations without close supervision within well-defined boundaries. The CRO directs daily operational activities of all shift personnel, including Turbine Operators, Auxiliary Operators, Auxiliary Operators-Power Block, Heavy Equipment Operators, Back Plant Operators and Truck Drivers.

Qualifications/Experience:

  • Must have 5 years of experience in power plant or related industry as CRO or Assistant CRO or Auxiliary Operator or equivalent.
  • Must have thorough knowledge of the principles of operation, function and construction of steam boilers, theory and chemistry of combustion, boiler water quality control, turbine-generators, continuous emissions monitoring equipment, and auxiliary equipment and systems.
  • · Must have a clear understanding of equipment interlocks, alarms and trips and must understand how the various plant control loops respond and the speed at which they respond in both normal and abnormal operating conditions.
  • · Preferred ASME/QRO provisionally certified or be able to become certified within 6 months of hire.
  • · Completion of at least one year’s experience as a Turbine Operator, or related outside experience.
  • · Preferred ASME/QRO provisionally certified or be able to become certified within 6 months of hire.
  • · Must have a minimum of high school diploma or equivalent
  • · Must be able to pass respiratory fit tested on a daily basis
  • · Must be able to read, write and speak English

Other duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

· Places into service or removes from service boiler-turbine-generator systems and related auxiliary equipment such as valves, regulators, super-heaters, feed water heaters, cooling towers, soot-blowers, fans, conveyors, augers, fuel feeders, pumps, compressors, lime shakers, atomizers, precipitators, etc.

· Starts, stops, parallels, separates, loads and unloads the turbine-generator unit and adjusts voltage on the generator to maintain power factor to control in-house vars.

· Observes proper operating procedures with reference to time and temperature when bringing a piece of equipment into service.

· Controls operating parameters from the distributed control system either manually or automatically, as required.

· Monitors various plant parameters, makes changes and directs operators as necessary to maintain the systems within specified limits.

· Records all equipment changes and any abnormal or unusual conditions that may exist on any piece of assigned equipment.

· Performs daily routine inspections of the distributed control system, the continuous emissions monitoring system, the governor controls, the automatic voltage regulator controls, the fire system annunciation panel, the soot-blowing panel and the Bentley-Nevada turbine supervisory instrumentation, filling out necessary log sheets and writing maintenance work requests as needed.

· Assists the Shift Supervisor in the preparation of equipment lockouts and tag-outs.

· Supports NERC/FERC/FRCC Internal Compliance Program (ICP), ensuring that all applicable policies and procedures are in compliance with current NERC/FERC/FRCC requirements and standards.

· Directs and assists operators in troubleshooting of plant equipment.

· Maintains a clean and orderly work area.

· Performs additional tasks as directed by the Shift Supervisor, or his or her designee.

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