The Operations Technician (Op Tech) is responsible for monitoring the status of all plant systems, controlling routine plant operations, responding to alarms and abnormal conditions by taking appropriate corrective actions, and performs basic routine maintenance duties. The Op Tech executes plant shutdown and start-up procedures as required and assures that the plant meets its generating requirements while operating in a safe and efficient manner. The Op Tech carries out these tasks in accordance with Plant Operating and Maintenance procedures and associated vendor and manufacturer technical procedures.
The Op Tech reports to the Operations Supervisor. The Op Tech works in coordination with other plant personnel.
Supervision Exercised: None
he Ops Tech gives direction to temporarily assigned personnel and contractors on matters pertaining to plant safety, operations and maintenance.
This position requires working in 12-hour rotating shifts with weekend and holiday work as required by schedules, workload and plant conditions.
This position operates from established procedures, performing duties independently under general direction and minimum supervision. Decisions are made within prescribed operating procedures and guidelines. The position encounters recurring work situations of high complexity, with occasional off-normal operations (e.g., equipment trips, breakdowns, etc.).
The Op Tech has the authority to control the operation of the plant, and must do so in a safe and efficient manner while remaining in compliance with all local, state and federal regulations and permits and all safety regulations at all times. This position must effectively communicate information to supervisory and fellow plant personnel relative to the condition of the plant equipment and performance, and provide suggestions for plant improvement. Op Tech must ensure that duties are performed in such a way as to create an optimum cost-benefit ratio.
All DGC employees have the responsibility to both the customer and their co- workers to do the job right the first time and to ensure the customers’ needs are being met.
Perform Control Room Operator position duties; responding to abnormal and emergency conditions in the most effective manner, complying with all safety and environmental requirements; Continuously monitor system and component conditions, evaluating those conditions to determine plant and equipment performance; Maintain all plant equipment to meet plant dispatch requirements; Report upset conditions or other anomalies in plant status to the Operations and/or Maintenance Supervisor; Assist in conducting acceptance and performance tests on existing or new plant equipment; Perform emergency activities to maintain electric service and safeguard station equipment; Perform basic maintenance duties such as predictive and preventative maintenance, replacing basic parts (filters, gaskets, etc.), valve maintenance, light electrical and/or controls work, etc.; Perform the tasks of opening, closing, racking, resetting, and routine maintenance on breakers and switch gear up to 220 kV; Conduct basic trouble shooting and analysis on indication and control equipment; Collect, analyze and trend plant operating data and evaluate equipment performance; Assist with major maintenance on plant equipment that is conducted by outside contractors; Assist in physical inventories; Participate in the revision and upkeep of plant operating manuals, technical references, prints and diagrams and preventative/predictive maintenance records; Maintain complete equipment files, logs, drawings, and schematics for all designated equipment; Operate plant and rental vehicles such as Aerial Lifts and Forklift Trucks.
Complete other tasks as requested by the Operations Supervisor, Maintenance
Supervisor or Plant Manager, as applicable.
Maintain assigned working locations in a neat and orderly condition.
1. High school graduate or equivalent, and trade school, related military service training programs, or technical training school programs.
2. Strong mechanical ability and aptitude.
3. Must possess basic math skills, good verbal communications skills, and be proficient with the use of power and precision tools.
4. Must be cooperative with those he/she contacts in this work and have the ability to work without direct supervision.
5. Must know the hazards involved and the safety precautions to be practiced in the operation and maintenance of power plant equipment and machinery.
6. Work within and insure strict adherence to all safety practices and procedures.
7. Must be able to respond to audio alarms and variations of sound.
8. Must have a valid driver’s license.
Full Motor Capability
High Eye-Hand Coordination
Lifting – Heavy (>50 lbs.)
Lifting – Medium (<50 lbs.)
Sight Acuity Far
Sight Acuity Near
Sight Depth & Color Acuity
Sitting at Video Display Terminal
Standing and/or Walking
Talking (Loud and/or Clear)
Note that these physical requirements will not preclude disabled applicants who may be reasonably accommodated under the Americans With Disabilities Act (“ADA”).
Mandatory Overtime Work
Noisy Work Areas
Rotating Shift Work
Scheduled Weekend Work
Work from Elevated Position