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Boiler Auxiliary Operator - Hugo Power Plant

Applications will be accepted thru September 25, 2020 - Apply on-line at
SUMMARY: Under the supervision of the Shift Supervisor, the Boiler Auxiliary Operator is responsible for "at location" inspection and operation of the main boiler and its auxiliary equipment including fuel and ash handling systems under the supervision of operations personnel. 
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Include the following: other duties may be assigned. Coordinates with, and assists, the Unit Operator in the start-up, operation, and shut down of equipment and support systems in the boiler area according to established procedures and practices. Monitors the operation of the coal handling system from the storage silo through the boiler coal feeders, observes soot blower operation, reports all malfunctions to the Unit Operator, calls for assistance to back out faulty soot blowers as required, checks lubrication and inspects for mechanical problems. Performs operational inspections on boiler and other related equipment. Keeps Unit Operator and Shift Supervisor informed of equipment condition and systems status. Enters maintenance requests as required. Walks down boiler area, observes furnace conditions in regard to ash and slag accumulations, mechanical malfunctions, lubrication problems and housekeeping needs. Operates ash system throughout the boiler to the ash ponds and fly ash silo. Checks operation of precipitators including rappers, hopper heating, dampers, and control panels to ensure proper operation. Assists with unloading unit trains as required. Cleans up spills and maintains systems and areas of responsibility in a clean, orderly, and safe condition. Completes required report forms and makes daily log entries. Completes required training within established time frames. Performs Unit Auxiliary Operator duties as required. 
COMPETENCIES: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies: 
Technical Skills: Displays technical knowledge equal to job requirements; Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others. 
Quantity: Meets productivity goals; Completes work in timely manner; Strives to increase productivity. 
Quality: Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality. 
Problem Solving: Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully. 
Attendance/Punctuality: Is consistently at work and on time; Uses paid leave within policy requirements; Informs supervisor about necessary absences in a timely manner. 
Organizational Support: Follows policies and procedures; Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; Supports organization's goals and values. 
Dependability: Follows instructions and responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan. 
Safety and Security: Observes safety and security procedures; Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly. 
Customer Service: Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; Responds promptly to customer needs; Solicits customer feedback to improve service; Responds to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments to customers. 
Cost Consciousness: Works within approved budget; Develops and implements cost saving measures; Conserves organizational resources. 
QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the education, experience, knowledge, skills, abilities, and behaviors required. 
Education and Experience: Requires a high school diploma or general education degree (GED) and three (3) years of experience related to the operation of a coal fired power plant or one-year experience at the Systems Auxiliary Operator level. Related education may be substituted for experience at a rate of one (1) year of education for two (2) years of experience. 
Language Skills: Read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  
Math Skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  
Computer Skills: Ability to use web-based training applications and email. 
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Valid driver's license required. 
WORK SCHEDULE REQUIREMENTS: Requires working a rotating shift. 
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand or walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to climb or balance, work on elevated platforms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision. Corrective lenses are permitted. Requires hearing within normal range. Hearing aids are permitted. The employee is required to wear personal safety equipment including breathing apparatus. 
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The work environment includes varying weather conditions outside and temperature extremes inside with extreme ranges of humidity and dryness. Work may be in confined spaces; walking or standing on slippery or uneven surfaces, near hazardous chemicals, materials, fumes, dust or smoke; in areas of constant high noise and vibration; and near high voltage. In accordance with WFEC Administrative Procedure 805-Alcohol and Drug-Free Workplace this position is classified as "safety sensitive".