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Control Operator Power Plant Operator - Four Corners Power Plant - REPOST

Company name
Pinnacle West Capital Corporation

Farmington, NM, United States

Employment Type

Bluecollar, Manufacturing

Posted on
Jun 26, 2020

Valid Through
Oct 09, 2020

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The Control Operator

at Four Corners Power Plant supports the safe, efficient and cost effect production of electric energy by operating and controlling power plant equipment. Monitors instrumentation to determine plant conditions. Performs actions necessary to keep the plant operating within prescribed limits. Writes/reviews work scope and hazard/risk assessment of the work assignment. Reasonable and necessary overtime will be required. Shift work may be required.

Minimum Requirements

- Completion of Control Operator Trainee Curriculum or equivalent.

Major Accountabilities

Reads work orders, technical manuals, blueprints and diagrams related to the work assignment. Writes/reviews work scope and hazard/risk assessment of the work assignment.

Knowledge of APM and safety standards related to work such as personal protective equipment, hazardous material handling, asbestos containing material (ACM) awareness, MSDS, confined space entry, company LOTO procedures, ladder safety, rigging and hand signals, and all material contained in the accident prevention manual. This may include preparation of LOTOs.

Monitor, adjust and regulate equipment operations and conditions such as water, fuel and air flow based on data from recording and indicating instruments or from computers controls to generate specified electrical power or to regulate the flow of power to the power grid. Adjust generation voltage and current output based on system conditions.

Monitor and inspect the Distributive Control System indicators (DCS), alarms, charts, meters, gauges, log books, safety devices and power plant equipment and communicate with other plant personnel to detect evidence of abnormal conditions with boilers, turbines, generators and auxiliary equipment.

Assess trends and analyze abnormal conditions to troubleshoot and take corrective action such as adjusting controls or initiating maintenance requests to ensure continuous and reliable operation of equipment and systems.

Start or stop generators, emergency generators, auxiliary pumping equipment, turbines, and other power plant equipment following proper procedures and sequences and coordination with co-workers.

Direct personnel to open and close valves, breakers and switches in sequence in the control of auxiliary equipment such as pumps, fans, compressors, condensers, feed water heaters, filters, pulverizers , and chemical injection equipment, to supply water, fuel, lubrication, air, and auxiliary power and control waste water, and ash disposal.

Monitors emissions to comply with all regulatory requirements.

Direct others with the connection/disconnection of equipment from electrical circuits, water, steam and air systems to isolate equipment for removal, maintenance or return to service following the Company LOTO procedure.

Communicate with systems operators to regulate and coordinate transmission loads, frequencies and line voltages.

Communicate with Supervisor Operations Crew Leader, peers, or subordinates by radio, telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person to provide and receive information utilizing three way communication and the phonetic alphabet.

Record and compile operational data, completing and maintaining forms, logs, and reports to document start-ups, shut-downs, load curtailment, test reports, generation, etc.

Must have basic computer skills.

General understanding of Production and Processing of raw materials such as coal, water, lime; production processes and other techniques for maximizing the effective generation of electricity.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Export Compliance/EEO

This position may require access to and/or use of information subject to control under the Department of Energy's Part 810 Regulations (10 CFR Part 810), the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) (15 CFR Parts 730 through 774), or the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) (22 CFR Chapter I, Subchapter M Part 120) (collectively, U.S. Export Control Laws). Therefore, some positions may require applicants to be a U.S. person, which is defined as a U.S. Citizen, a U.S. Lawful Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), a Political Asylee, or a Refugee under the U.S. Export Control Laws. All applicants will be required to confirm their U.S. person or non-US person status. All information collected in this regard will only be used to ensure compliance with U.S. Export Control Laws, and will be used in full compliance with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of national origin and other factors. For positions at Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Stations (PVNGS) all openings will require applicants to be a U.S. person.

Pinnacle West Capital Corporation and its subsidiaries and affiliates (“Pinnacle West”) provides equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability.


Because the Four Corners Fossil-Fuel Generating plant is on the Navajo Reservation, Navajo preference will apply in the job selection.

The Four Corners Fossil-Fuel Generating plant is located 18 miles west of Farmington, a community of about 40,000, in the northwest region of New Mexico.

This position is based in Fruitland, New Mexico

. Successful candidate must live within reasonable distance from power plant.

Company info

Pinnacle West Capital Corporation
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