POWER GENERATION OPERATIONS TECHNICIAN, Q10
Positions in this job family are responsible for the operation of high pressure boilers, turbines, auxiliary equipment and water purification plant and related chemical analysis of water, coal and oil in a commercial electric generation plant.
The functions within this job family will vary by level, but may include the following:
The Power Generation Operations Technician job family consists of four levels of work which are distinguished by the complexity of assigned duties, level of responsibility and the expertise required for the completion of assigned projects.
Level I Code: Q10A Salary Band: L
This is the entry level where employees are expected to operate and inspect turbine and boiler auxiliary equipment; or operate a water and sewage treatment plant and work under the supervision of a skilled operator or results technician. Employees will be expected to complete a prescribed course of study and/or a specified length of on-the-job training.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required at this level include knowledge of the operation of turbines, boilers and auxiliary equipment, of the methods, practices, tools, materials and machines used in a water-pumping and treatment plant; of the standard tests used in testing water treatment; and of the chemicals used in treating water. Ability is required to operate turbine and boiler auxiliary equipment; and to follow both written and verbal instructions.
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of two years of experience operating turbine and boiler auxiliary equipment; or two years of experience in operating water treatment and purification systems which involved coal, water or environmental sampling and analysis work; or completion of thirty semester hours of college course work from an accredited college, university or trade school, which included six semester hours in chemistry or laboratory science for each year of the required experience, with a maximum substitution of one year; or completion of an industry sponsored training course in power plant laboratory analysis or water treatment, with a maximum substitution of one year of required experience.
Level II Code: Q10B Salary Band: M
This is the journeyman level where employees are expected to perform at the full performance level in the operation of generating and auxiliary equipment involved in an electrical generating operation. Incumbents at this level will have oversight and training responsibilities for subordinate personnel.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required at this level include knowledge of methods, practice, instruments, materials and equipment required for water treatment and testing, including the production, treatment and analysis of high purity water, coal sampling and testing, oil sampling and testing and environmental sampling and analysis; of the routine records and reports relating to the operation of a power generating facility; the operation of turbines, boilers and auxiliary equipment; of high pressure steam; of the basic principles of mechanics; of the operation of the mechanical and electrical equipment and machinery utilized in an electrical generating plant; of the methods and tools used in operating power station equipment; and of the occupational hazards and safety precautions: Ability is required to operate and maintain equipment used in water treatment and analysis, coal sampling and analysis, oil sampling and analysis, environmental sampling and analysis; and in the use of safety equipment required to safely and efficiently handle potentially hazardous material; to follow complex written and verbal instructions; to read and interpret blueprints and schematics; to operate turbine and boiler auxiliary equipment; and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of those identified in Level I plus one additional year of qualifying experience. In some crafts, completion of sixty semester hours of college course work, which included twelve semester hours in chemistry or laboratory science, can be substituted for a maximum of two years of required experience.
Level III Code: Q10C Salary Band: N
This is the specialist level where employees will supervise the operations of boilers, turbines and auxiliary equipment. Employees will perform the most complex tasks related to operations and results or perform a highly specialized function.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required at this level include those identified in Level II plus the ability to maintain routine records and reports relating to the operation of a power generating facility; to express ideas clearly and concisely; and to train workers.
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of those identified in Level II plus one additional year of qualifying experience.
Level IV Code: Q10D Salary Band: O
This is the leadership level where employees will be responsible for planning, organizing and/or supervising a crew of employees in the operation of an electric generating facility or laboratory. This includes assigning and reviewing work, ensuring completion of assigned activities and providing training as a lead worker or project leader. It may also include supervisory responsibilities with administrative tasks such as completing performance evaluations, approving leave and initiating disciplinary actions.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required at this level include knowledge of principles of combustion; of the characteristics, construction and operation of boilers, turbine generators, electrical motors, switch gears, pumps and heat exchange equipment; of the coal-fired plan thermal cycle; of power plan techniques and costs; of quality assurance techniques and cost; of safety, fire and health techniques and costs of environmental processing of the manual operation of power plant equipment; of the principles and techniques of effective supervision; of the methods, materials and equipment used in water treatment and testing, relating to a large-scale, coal-fired power generating station; of the production, treatment and analysis of high purity water; of coal sampling and analysis; of the use of safety equipment involved in handling potentially hazardous chemicals; and of various state, federal and industry laws, rules, regulations and practices, such as: the Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater, EPA Sampling and Analysis Guidelines, Oklahoma State Department of Health potable water sampling requirements and of the American Society for Testing Materials (Water and Coal Analysis Procedures). Ability is required to operate and maintain equipment used in water treatment, water analysis, coal sampling and analysis, oil sampling and analysis and environmental sampling and analysis; to maintain routine records and reports relating to the operation of a power generating facility; to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; to express ideas clearly and concisely; to follow complex verbal and written instructions; and to supervise and train workers.
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of those identified in Level III plus one additional year of qualifying experience.
Experience must be in the craft designated by the hiring agency.
Some positions will require that incumbents become Class D Water and Sewage Operators licensed by the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality within six months from the date of appointment to position.
Some positions may require shift work on rotating basis, including nights, weekends and holidays as call upon to staff 24/7 electric generating plant.