Operator Mechanic – Fort Pierce Utilities Authority (FPUA)
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GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Highly skilled technical work in a 300 MW combined cycle power generation facility. This position is responsible for the operation of turbines, generators, high-pressure heat recovery steam generators (HRSG), and associated equipment in an electric power generating plant. Prepare heat recovery steam generators and related equipment for operation. Places HRSG, turbines, generators, and related equipment into service and removes from service as required. Make process adjustments to HRSG’s and generators as necessary to operate plant at optimum efficiency. Reports to the Assistant Plant Manager and takes day-to-day direction from the Lead Operator/Mechanic.
ESSENTIAL MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of an acceptable equivalency diploma, including or supplemented by training in mathematics, electricity or related industrial education courses. Three (3) years experience in the Fort Pierce Utilities Authority Power Plant.
A comparable amount of training and experience may be substituted for the minimum qualifications. A valid State of Florida Driver's License is desired.
ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL SKILLS: Heavy lifting (45 lbs. and over); heavy carrying (45 lbs. and over); reaching above shoulders; use of fingers; use of both hands; climbing (use of arms and legs); use of both eyes; distinguishing basic colors; distinguishing shades of colors; good hearing (without hearing aid); straight pulling; pulling hand over hand; pushing; walking; standing; crawling; kneeling; bending; balancing; smelling; stooping; running; shoving; twisting. Wear restrictive safety equipment including but not limited to safety glasses, face shields, hearing protection devices, gloves, and hard hats. Reasonable accommodations will be made for otherwise qualified individuals with a disability. Temporary modifications to provide reasonable accommodations do not waive any essential functions of the job requirements.
ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS: Inside work; outside work; in heat; in cold; in high humidity; in bright sunshine; in dampness; in chilling conditions; with flames; with electricity; in dust; in dry conditions; with petroleum based products; with oils; with natural gas; on slippery or uneven surfaces; on or with ladders or scaffolding; at heights above ground level up to 50’; below ground confined spaces (ditches, tunnels, holes); with feet, legs, or hands in water; with explosives; with vibrations; working closely with others; working alone; with poor lighting; with poor ventilation; miscellaneous odors and fumes; with odors of gas; atmosphere or safety equipment used or needed air pack; hearing protection; hard hats; safety glasses; goggles; face shields and safety belts.