Shakopee, MN, USA
Sprung Services, Inc

Power Plant Operator position with $1000 sign on bonus!

Job Requirements:

  • Minnesota 1st Class “A” Boiler operator license. Sprung Services will facilitate qualified Navy Veterans with obtaining required licenses.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedural manuals and to understand and carry out instructions, written or oral, as furnished.
  • Ability to write routine reports and record information in logs.
  • Ability to perform basic mathematical analysis including consumption rates, proportions and percentages.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Experience with a variety of logistics, operations, boiler, and/or turbine generator operating and information systems.
  • Biomass power plant experience.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Operates and maintains stationary engines and mechanical equipment such as steam engines, air compressors, turbines, generators, motors and stream boilers.
  • Reads meters and gauges or automated recording devices at specified intervals to verify operating conditions.
  • Records data such as temperature of equipment, hours of operation, fuel consumed, temperature or pressure, water levels, analyses of flue gases, voltage load and generator balance.
  • Adjusts manual controls or override automatic controls to bring equipment into recommended or prescribed operating ranges, switch to backup equipment or systems or shutdown equipment.
  • Visually inspects equipment at periodic intervals to detect malfunctions or need for repair, adjustment, or lubrication.
  • Maintains equipment by tightening fittings, repacking bearings, replacing packing glands, gaskets, valves, recorders, and gauges and cleaning, and replacing burners or other components.
  • Monitor and record renewable fuel inventories and fuel deliveries.
  • Monitor, record and verify proper fuel material mixtures including moisture content; make recommendations for optimized fuel usage. 
  • Performs water titration tests and pours chemical additives into treatment tank to prevent scale buildup and to clean boiler lines.
  • Record operations and maintenance actions taken during shift in operator’s log.
  • Communicate concerns, issues and actions taken to supervisors and to operators for oncoming shift.
  • Carries out responsibilities in accordance with the organization policies and applicable laws.
  • Other duties as may be assigned.

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