Sustainable Resource Management / SRM Energy
The Plant Operator Monitors and controls boilers, turbine, and auxiliary plant equipment from the control room to maintain safe, environmentally compliant, efficient and continuous plant operation.
The Shasta facility is one of northern California’s largest wood-fired power plants. The facility provides dependable, environmentally safe disposal of wood waste and forest residue from Shasta County and surrounding areas.
- Monitoring equipment readings and performance by investigating changes in instrument readings, anticipates typical problems, identifies potential or reoccurring problems, and takes action
- Maintaining safe, environmentally compliant and efficient boiler operation
- Monitors plant operational and emissions data; detects and responds to changing conditions
- Completes required operations activities relative to lockout/tag out procedures
- Coordinating, directing, and training AUO, UO and APO personnel as required
- Records data such as temperature of equipment, hours of operation, fuel consumed, temperature or pressure, water levels, analysis of flue gases, voltage load and generator balance
- Adjusts manual controls or overrides automatic controls to bring equipment into recommended or prescribed operating ranges, switch to backup equipment or systems, or to shut down equipment. Visually inspects equipment at periodic intervals to detect malfunctions or need for repair, adjustment or lubrication
- Performs water titration tests and pours chemical additives, such as water softener, into treatment tank to prevent scale buildup and to clean boiler lines
- Records operation and maintenance actions taken during shift in operator’s logbook
- Flexibility to work overtime and rotating shifts as needed
- Thorough knowledge and understanding of the operation and operating parameters for the turbine-generator and its subsystems
- Thorough understanding of the trash fired mass burn, steam powered generating plant
- Mechanical skills sufficient to perform such tasks as replacement of shear pins, valve repacking, and equipment inspections.
- Required to use reference materials and basic formulas to calculate lengths, surface areas, and volumes as necessary while performing maintenance tasks on a routine basis.
- Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from four-year College or University or equivalent, plus two years working in power plant environment as PO; or 7-10 years related experience and/or training.
All applications may be submitted to:
Sustainable Resource Management
20811 Industry Rd. Anderson, CA 96007