Provide a 50-75 word discussion reply to the following post below. Finding opportunities in the Energy Industry
What aspects of the job interest you? What type of upward mobility does this job provide? Where do you see yourself five or ten years after you first start the job?
Power and how power is made has always been of interest to me. Becoming a plant operator is a logical step for me. I can start out as an apprentice, then operator, senior operator and even ACO. I see myself in ten years being able to compete for the top positions in the operations department.
What are some of the job responsibilities described for this position?
-Under direct supervision perform all required tasks related to the trade associated with the respective project.
-Work with and assist Operator of a higher grade.
-Under general supervision, perform tasks which the Apprentice has completed and signed off in the Apprenticeship Program.
-Maintain teh cleanliness and housekeeping of workshops and equipment in current work areas.
-Complete training in the Apprenticeship Program at the pace and knowledge level prescribed in the Apprentice and Training Standard.
What types of training or education will prepare you for the job? Once you acquire the job, what type of training or education will prepare you to advance in your position?
-Must have completed 2 year technical degree (AAS) in Electrical, Mechanical or related field. This will be complete next week and an apprenticeship examination will follow.
Give an example of a work activity which may require the skill sets of multiple crafts mentioned above.
PLANT OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE
Operates the electric generation, steam and chilled water utility systems on a continuing basis. Uses plant equipment control systems to insure operation of all plant systems is within desired parameters and at the highest possible efficiency.
PROJECT/PROGRAM PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT
Completes work as assigned or directed by the Control Room Operator Leader, Power Plant Operator Assistant Supervisor and/or the Power Plant Operator Supervisor. Observes work of lower grade wage grade employees in progress to anticipate and resolve problems. Investigates work-related problems such as inefficient plant operations and recommends solutions.
LIFE SAFETY LEADERSHIP
Ensures that all scheduled safety training is completed on time. Schedules and ensures completion of personal medical surveillance examinations by the due date, as required by the agency. Provides a workplace free of recognized hazards and provides employees an avenue to report unsafe working conditions and/or hazards.
ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE AND PLANT CHEMISTRY
Ensures proper operation of all equipment at all times as directed by the operating CPP operating permits. Qualify to perform water chemistry testing and periodically conduct daily water testing when on shift and adjust chemical treatment systems to ensure that treatment levels are maintained within specification. Ensures plant chemical treatment parameters are understood and maintained at all times.
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