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AUXILIARY OPERATOR (SECOND LEVEL – AO II) in Philadelphia, PA at Veolia North America

Date Posted: 2/22/2018

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Job Description

Veolia is seeking an Auxiliary Operator who will safely and reliably operate boilers and be responsible for operation and monitoring of high pressure, oil and gas-fired steam boilers and auxiliary equipment. The Auxiliary Operator will manage pressure, temperatures, and flow of steam system, including boilers, feed water, and distribution systems.

Specific responsibilities include the following:
• Starts, stops, operates, monitors, and notes operating conditions of auxiliary equipment located inside the A1 & A2 building, including responsibility for burner operation on all plant boilers
• Reports conditions, trends and abnormalities to Control Operator
• Perform routine boiler chemistry sampling procedures for all boilers; make adjustments per Control Operator’s instructions
• Blocks out equipment for maintenance; unblocks and retest equipment after completion of repair
• Performs routine maintenance tasks such as equipment lubrication, and minor repairs to operating boiler auxiliaries such as fuel feed systems, pumps, fans etc.
• Has working knowledge of fuel pumps, water treatment, and brine systems
• Operates and regenerates resin beds to produce water for boiler operation; performs resin replacement as necessary
• Maintains safe working conditions; identifies, reports, and /or corrects unsafe conditions in work area; able to use safety equipment necessary to perform job in safe manner
• Capable of performing operational rounds and required duties of the Auxiliary Operator position at Edison Station
• Demonstrate ability and willingness to identify system components and how those components operate and interact
• Receives deliveries as required
• Works mandatory overtime as required

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.

Also, this position works 6 am to 6 pm / 6 pm to 6 am / rotating shiftwork. 

Job Requirements

• 3 – 5 years’ experience in central utility power plants including boilers, turbines, compressed air, utility distribution systems including steam, hot and cold water, and distributed control system (DCS)
• Or one year certified with Veolia as an Auxiliary Operator III
• Must hold and maintain a Philadelphia or NJ boiler license
• Working knowledge of the principles of combustion, boiler firing practices, steam turbines, water treatment, and chilled water systems.
• Working skill in the operation of boilers, burners, valves, pumps, fans, water treatment systems, chillers, and all auxiliary equipment related to steam and chilled water production.
• Ability to perform minor maintenance of the above listed equipment and safety related tasks such as blocking, unblocking, and testing for maintenance activities.
• Demonstrated ability to monitor and operate the plant auxiliary equipment in general and inside/outside located equipment in particular..
• Must be able to work rotating shift assignment to support plant operations as assigned
• Ability to tolerate temperature extremes, confined spaces, tolerate heights, climb ladders, lift heavy equipment and carry materials up and down stairs with the capacity of lifting 50 pounds
• Able to wear PPE, accurately read and interpret gauges, and capable to hear and understand audible alarms
• Able to communicate well with others
• Must be willing to become a Bargaining Unit Member of the IBEW Local 614
Veolia North America is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of the Company to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.