Auxiliary Equipment Operator – City of Lake Worth
The City of Lake Worth invites qualified individuals to apply for the Auxiliary Equipment Operator position.
This position is based on a 40-hour work week with a starting pay range of $21.46-27.19 per hour. This position is part of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW). Working at the Utilities Building located at 1900 2nd Avenue North, Lake Worth, FL 33460.
In addition, this position offers:
- Vacation and Sick Leave Accruals
- 13 Paid Holidays
- City of Lake Worth Medical Benefits that include Life Insurance, Dental and Vision coverage
- Retirement Plan
This is a Safety Sensitive position. Skilled work in the operation of electrical, power generating and auxiliary equipment. This position will assume the responsibility for the safe, efficient and environmentally acceptable operation of electrical power generating equipment on an assigned shift.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Receives and follows directions given by the Shift Leader and/or procedures as outlined in Plant policy and/or other applicable rules and regulations.
- Effective independent operation and control of equipment within established procedures under all circumstances including emergency conditions.
- Technical & operational understanding of all power plant systems, including electrical switchgear up to 480 volts, and ability to safely operate these systems; the ability to read and understand, blueprints, procedure, technical manuals and other job related information.
- Takes and records accurate and timely periodic readings of electrical meters, temperature, pressure gauges and other indicators of operating conditions in accordance with established procedures.
- Recognizes readings which are not in line with equipment specifications and/or operating conditions, and reports problems to the Shift Leader.
- Start and stop turbines, pumps and related equipment without requiring direct overseeing; checks for proper lubrication and oil levels; checks and maintains proper cooling water flow to all plant equipment.
- Follows applicable rules, regulations environmental, safety, City and Plant policies.
- Takes direction from the Control Center Operator in performing the necessary manual operation and adjustments to start, stop and maintain proper start up, shutdown and operation of all plant equipment.
- Check and/or maintains the proper levels in all towers, storage tanks. Receives fuel deliveries and fills out appropriate reports as necessary.
- Demonstrates a basic understanding of boiler water chemistry and treatment; check & regenerate demineralizers, checks chemical pumps for proper operation and changes chemical containers when necessary.
- Tests Boiler & Cooling water for proper chemistry and records all readings in database while notifying the Shift Leader when any readings are irregular.
- Performs general daily maintenance, cleaning, painting, etc. on plant equipment, structures, offices, control rooms and other areas as designated by the Shift Leader and/or plant policy; performs other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Demonstrates ability to perform previous illustrated duties as well as the duties of lower classifications; perform work in a lower classification if conditions require.
- Willingness and ability to work extended hours when required including nights, weekends, and holidays; willingness/ability to work overtime both scheduled and unscheduled as needed, and to report to work on short notice in an emergency.
- Ability to perform mathematical calculations to determine fluid flow and other operating conditions.
- Minimum of one (1) year power plant experience, with a good working knowledge of mechanical & electrical systems.
- Working knowledge of power plant red tag systems, safety procedures, and environmental regulations.
- Demonstrate verbal and written communications skills.
- Successful completion of Auxiliary Equipment Operators exam.
- Ability to communicate in an understandable voice with all levels of the plant, both verbally and on in -plant radio and paging systems.
- Physically able to negotiate inclines and stairs.
- Physically able to operate valves requiring 50 fp.
- Maintain current Florida driver's license.
- Maintain home phone.
- Willingness/ability to work shift work and both scheduled/unscheduled overtime.
- Maintain safe working shoes as determined by current policy.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Graduation from a recognized high school or possession of a recognized equivalent certification. A minimum of one (1) year of satisfactory performance, evaluations and experience as a Power Plant Helper at a Power Plant. Minimum training and experience may be waived if no qualified candidates apply.
CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES:
- Must possess a valid State of Florida driver’s license with a clean driving record.
PROCEDURE FOR APPLYING:
Interested parties should forward a completed application packages to:
City of Lake Worth
Attn: Human Resources
7 N. Dixie Highway
Lake Worth, FL 33460
Or visit our website at: City of Lake Worth, Florida
Each application package should include the following:
- Resume of previous work experience and cover letter summarizing relevant experience
- City of Lake Worth Application
Applicants for positions with the City of Lake Worth should know and be aware of the following:
Please note incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications will be received until the position is filled. Submission of an application does not guarantee the applicant an interview.
Applicants for employment who become candidates for available employment positions should note employment is contingent upon satisfactory completion of all reference checks and pre-employment physical satisfaction. Upon request, information on the nature and scope of an inquiry will be provided under FS 119.
Furthermore, most of the job classifications within the City of Lake Worth workforce are covered by Collective Bargaining Agreements with the Public Employees Union (PEU), Professional Managers and Supervisors Association (PMSA), and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW). Consistent with Chapter 447 of the Florida Statutes, a bargaining unit employee has the right to join or not join the union. However, the Union is not obligated to represent a non-member.