Plant Operator

  • Dixie Valley, NV 89406, USA
  • Full-time
  • Departments: Dixie Valley

Company Description

Headquartered in Reno, Nevada, Ormat is a leading geothermal company and the only vertically integrated company solely engaged in geothermal and recovered energy generation (REG), with the objective of becoming a leading global provider of renewable energy. 

Job Description

This position is responsible for the safe and efficient operation and maintenance of power plant and all associated equipment in accordance with procedures, guidelines, and operating directives in effect. Perform multi-skilled operational tasks.  Has the ability to perform all operational duties associated with the power plant. Trains and guides less experienced operations personnel.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Note: New employees will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination, subject to potential reasonable accommodation due to medical issues or sincerely held religious beliefs.

  • Adheres to, supports and complies with all company safety and environmental policies and practices.  Ensures all employees, contractors and visitors conduct themselves safely and within company policies and regulatory guidelines.
  • Performs all activities outside the control room at the power plant, including startups, shutdowns as well as operate and monitor all auxiliary supporting equipment.  This includes but is not limited to the steam plant, binary, well field, electrical, and fire protection systems.
  • Record and review various logs and reports regarding flows, pressures, temperatures, levels, and other information. Reports any abnormal conditions to the Control Room Operator and/or Management.
  • Monitors all monitored parameters for trends and abnormalities. Corrects abnormal conditions when found. Reports abnormal conditions to the Control Operator and/or Management.
  • Maintains the plant area, tools, always building and grounds in a clean and safe condition.
  • Takes immediate corrective action in response to emergency situations to minimize safety hazards and to reduce damage or downtime to the plant and its equipment. 
  • Performs minor corrective, predictive, and preventive maintenance as directed on electrical, mechanical, instrumentation, and/or water systems. Assist with compiling data for records and reports.
  • Operates various pieces of equipment, such as forklifts, machine tools and electrical test equipment in the performance of operational work.
  • Ability to read and interpret technical information such as electrical drawings, manufacturer’s data, operating and maintenance procedures.
  • Document’s equipment problems, writes work orders, work instructions and maintenance repair requests. Perform appropriate equipment clearance to ensure safety.  Maintain a log of all open and closed clearances.
  • Trains to improve personal skills and the skills of co-workers related to the job and/or required advancement.
  • Complete all project specific training as required by the position.
  • Must be able to work overtime, weekends and/or holidays when necessary.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license with a driving record acceptable to Ormat’s driving program.

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Help promote a pleasant, team-oriented work environment
  • Perform other duties and projects as assigned by management

Qualifications

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND SKILLS REQUIRED

  • The ability to understand procedures and instructions specific to the areas of assignment as acquired in three to four years of high school
  • Knowledge of electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic and mechanical equipment, systems construction, capacities limitations, theories of operation and operating procedures preferred.
  • Knowledge of plant design and equipment locations, valve configurations, and normal range of flows, temperatures, and levels preferred.
  • Safe use of tools, plant safety rules, probable causes of equipment and systems malfunctions preferred.
  • Knowledge of heavy equipment operation preferred.
  • Basic knowledge of water chemistry and electrical test equipment and troubleshooting preferred.
  • Basic to intermediate computer skills in word-processing, spreadsheet, and database software.
  • The ability to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form. 
  • The ability to deal with problems involving several variables in standardized situations.
  • Must be accurate, detail oriented, self-managing and self-motivated, with excellent communications skills, both verbal and written
  • Must have strong organizational, planning, interpersonal, attention to detail and follow through skills
  • Must be able to work well individually or in a team orientated environment with the ability to multi-task and change priorities as needed
  • Must have the ability to communicate verbally and visually in a clear, effective manner at a level that will enable the employee to efficiently perform the job duties
  • Most possess at any time a valid driver’s license with a driving record acceptable to Ormat’s driving program.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel. 
  • Frequently required to stand, walk, sit, reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear. 
  • Occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. 
  • Frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. 
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
  • Required to work a rotating shift with normal shifts up to 12 hours per day and might be required to work alone during night shifts and weekends. 
  • Frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes, or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and outside weather conditions. 
  • Occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; high, precarious places; extreme heat; extreme cold; and vibration. 
  • Noise level in the work environment is usually loud and on occasion can be very loud.

Additional Information

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