Applications will be accepted through March 29, 2023 - Apply on-line at www.wfec.com
SUMMARY: Under the supervision of the Shift Supervisor, the Auxiliary Operator, assigned to a rotating shift schedule, is responsible for assisting in all phases of plant operation. Incumbent monitors and operates all auxiliary equipment. When necessary, the incumbent may perform plant lab or maintenance activities.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Includes the following: other duties may be assigned. Responsible for monitoring and recording hourly readings for all auxiliary equipment, and if necessary, takes corrective action to ensure safe and reliable operation. Operates auxiliary equipment during startup, normal conditions, and shutdowns under the direction of the Shift Supervisor in a safe and reliable manner. Operates demineralizers, water filters and chlorinators, adds chemicals to boiler as directed and monitors cooling water system. Maintains proper lubrication, air, water, and gas supply to all operating and standby equipment. Responsible for reporting any abnormal operating conditions to the Shift Supervisor. Performs minor mechanical maintenance on auxiliary equipment and reports such to the Shift Supervisor. Assists in the training of new personnel. Performs mechanical maintenance, E&I maintenance or laboratory duties as assigned.
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: An Associate's degree in a related field and a minimum of one (1) year of experience in power plant operations. Each additional two (2) years of directly related experience may be substituted for one (1) year of education. Knowledge of the principles of power plant operation, including the steam water cycle, basic electricity, hydraulics, and fluid and gas properties is also preferred.
Language Skills: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively to other employees.
Math Skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
Reasoning Ability: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
Computer Skills: Ability to use a personal computer to access the intranet and Microsoft Office software as required.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: This job requires a current driver's license.
WORK SCHEDULE REQUIREMENTS: Incumbent works a rotating shift schedule or irregular schedule as required and may be required to work overtime and on short notice. May also be required to travel on short notice. Incumbent must live within a fifty-mile radius of specified work location.
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. Requires climbing ladders and stairs and working on elevated platforms or scaffolding; walking and/or standing for extended periods of time; kneeling, crawling, stooping, bending, or twisting for extended periods of time; pushing, pulling, and reaching above the shoulders; wearing personal safety equipment including breathing apparatus; manual and detailed hand work using both hands and may require repetitive manual tasks. Requires lifting, pushing, pulling, or carrying of weights equal to 50 pounds or more. Requires quick, calm action in response to emergency situations. Requires vision within normal range. Corrective lenses are permitted. Requires hearing within normal range. Hearing aids are permitted.
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. Requires working in varying weather conditions outside and temperature extremes inside with extreme ranges of humidity and dryness; working in confined spaces for extended periods of time; walking or standing on inclined, uneven, or slippery surfaces; working with or near hazardous chemicals, materials, fumes, dust, or smoke; and working in areas of constant high noise and vibration levels. Requires working with and near high voltage; working at night inside or outside in all weather conditions; and working inside in a controlled environment. In accordance with WFEC Administrative Procedure 805-Alcohol and Drug-Free Workplace this position is classified as "safety sensitive".
MUST MEET ALL PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS
WFEC IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY PROVIDER AND EMPLOYER
WFEC is a generation and transmission (G&T) cooperative, headquartered in Anadarko, Oklahoma, was organized in 1941, when western Oklahoma distribution cooperatives found it necessary to secure an adequate power supply at rates that farmers and rural industrial developers could afford. Throughout its history, WFEC’s membership has grown to include 21-member cooperatives, plus Altus Air Force Base. These members are headquartered in Oklahoma and New Mexico. Today, with seven generating facilities, and a total power capacity exceeding 2,200 megawatts, including contract power purchases, WFEC owns and maintains over 3,700 miles of transmission line to over 330 substations and switch stations. Generating facilities are located at Mooreland, Anadarko and Hugo, Oklahoma and Lovington, New Mexico. For more information, visit www.wfec.com.