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Auxiliary Operator in Athens, GA at Veolia North America

Date Posted: 12/2/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Athens, GA
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    12/2/2018

Job Description

Veolia Energy has entered a long-term O&M Services Agreement with Georgia Renewable Power. GRP is currently building two 65 MW biomass-fueled power plants in north Georgia. These plants, in Franklin and Madison counties, respectively, are targeting Commercial Operation at the start of the second quarter next year. Veolia Energy will be supporting the commissioning and startup, and is putting together high performance teams for each plant now.

The Plant Operator will under general direction, operate a single stoker biomass fired
Foster Wheeler boiler and one (1) 65 MW Siemens Steam Turbine Generator. The Plant
Operator responsibilities will include operation of all associated equipment, in order to
provide safe and environmental compliant electrical generation. The Plant Operator will
be expected to perform all necessary functions in the field for the safe and efficient
operation of the facility.

Scope & Responsibilities:
• Evaluates and maintains proper operation of all machinery.
• Follows and promotes standard and established practices, refers to operation and
service manuals to evaluate and maintain proper operation of all machinery.
• Ability to operate valves as needed to control boilers, steam turbine, and their
ancillary equipment.
• Ability to solve complex problems in a timely manner pertaining to the operation of
the power plant equipment
• Operates equipment to ensure uninterrupted power generation to the grid.
• Monitors and records pressures, temperatures and oil levels on the operating
equipment.
• Identifies and informs appropriate individual of symptoms requiring maintenance
action.
• Has knowledge to ensure the safe operating condition of machinery and takes
immediate corrective action should unsafe conditions exist.
• May be required to obtain a certification to wear a full-face respirator
• Performs and promotes work in a safe manner according to established safety
procedures and reports or rectifies any unsafe conditions.
• Displays willingness to work in a team environment and follow directions and
instructions from members of management.
• Must be present and ready to begin working at the designated time.
• Must be available to work scheduled or unscheduled overtime, as required.
• Must be willing and able to work rotating shifts that include holidays, nights and
weekends.
• Must have ability to interface diplomatically with other employees and the public.
Note: The job can be physically demanding involving movement of heavy equipment and
carrying materials up and down stairs. Candidates should be able to lift and maneuver a

50-lb load.

Job Requirements



Required Skills, Knowledge & Experience:
• High school diploma or GED equivalent
• 3 plus years’ experience in power generation industry operating steam generators and
steam turbines to produce electricity to the grid
• Extensive hands on experience in the operation and maintenance of steam generators,
specifically solid fuel boilers.
• Valid Georgia drivers license or the ability to obtain.
• Must possess or have the ability to obtain a certification to wear a full-face respirator
• Ability to read and interpret blueprints, schematics, manuals and drawings, and
procedures
• Working knowledge of the maintenance of daily plant logs
• Familiar with basic Microsoft Office products as well as Google applications.
• Must have experience with sound safety practices using hand tools and power
equipment related to job assignments
• Able to work rotating-shift assignments to support plant operations
• Ability to hear and detect changes in noise levels of rotating equipment and portable
radio communication
• Ability to lift heavy equipment and carry materials up and down stairs with the
capacity of lifting 50 pounds
• Possess strong emotional intelligence and steadfast composure
• Ability to follow processes and procedures
• Ability to accurately communicate over a radio
• Ability to work alone and in a team environment
Preferred Skills, Knowledge & Experience:
• Associate Degree in Power Plant Operations or Navy Nuclear or Gas Turbine training
and experience
• Training on the operation of boiler/turbine,
• experience and training with Siemens turbines and Foster Wheeler boilers 

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