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Talen Energy Control Room Operator Trainee (CROT) in Colstrip, Montana

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Time Type

Full time

Job Description

Job Summary:

Control Room Operator Trainee must possess a proven knowledge of steam plant systems and scrubber operations and demonstrate ability to learn the main control board operating procedures and logic and work toward being able to relieve the Control Room Operator during his absence. In addition, a Control Room Operator Trainee must have the ability to perform the job duties of the Journeyman System Operator. This includes the ability to operate individual systems in the plant to support unit operation during normal operating conditions, start-ups and shutdowns. Extensive knowledge of all systems is required for operating and monitoring systems and accurately troubleshooting and diagnosing problems for fast, efficient maintenance work. Special projects such as testing and clearance work will also be required. A CROT is expected to completed the training program, and complete the hours and testing required to become a Control Room Operator within one year. This job description is not meant to be all-inclusive, and will include other reasonable work expectations as assigned.

Essential Job Functions

  1. Relieve Control Room Operator on the Main Control Board when necessary.

  2. Ability to replace the JSO in the Plant when necessary.

  3. Must maintain an assigned cleaning area and assist in general plant clean-up.

  4. Train or assist in training apprentices and JIT's.

  5. Help maintenance personnel troubleshoot and solve problems.

  6. Perform maintenance activities when assigned.

  7. Maintain accurate record keeping (readings and log sheets)

  8. Must have a good understanding of clearance process.

  9. Complete all training as assigned by Technical Training and the Operations Department, including training on the simulator, classroom, and on the job training.

  10. Walk down both boilers and become adept at analyzing boiler firing conditions.

  11. Must work toward attainment of 1st Class Boiler License from the State of Montana within first 6 months.

  12. Work and function well on rotating 12-hour shifts, or dayshifts as assigned.

  13. Regular attendance and diligent work habits required

Basic Qualifications

  1. High School Diploma/GED

  2. Must have completed the Journeyman System Operator (JSO) requirements; Minimum

3 years power plant experience, or equivalent heavy industrial operations experience; or, Completion of a formal coal-fired power plant apprenticeship/training program with a minimum of 6000 hours of on the job training.

  1. Must have current State of Montana 1st Class Boiler License, or be able to obtain in the 1st six months

  2. Must have basic computer skills.

License or Certificate Requirements:

  1. Valid Drivers’ License

  2. Passed or be able to pass the PPL Skilled Trades Testing/EEI MASS testing.

  3. Must pass the associated knowledge test, written and/or practical.

Note: You will have an opportunity to add attachments to your application. Please use this opportunity to upload your resume, cover letter, and any relevant documents .

Thank you for your interest in Talen Energy!

Talen Energy is one of the largest competitive energy and power generation companies in North America. We operate power plants that use diverse fuel sources in the most attractive wholesale power markets, and sell energy to wholesale and retail customers in selected competitive markets. Our passion for excellence grows value through safe and efficient operations. We have an inclusive, diverse, respectful and collaborative workplace, and a strong commitment to innovation, teamwork and integrity. We generate energy for a brighter tomorrow.

Talen Energy is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer dedicated to diversity and the strength it brings to the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, disability, perceived disability or any other protected characteristic as may be defined by applicable law.

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