Control Room Operator

Washington, Dist. of Columbia
09 Sep 2016
01 Mar 2017
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time

  • Monitor, record and trend readings from the plant control system and temporary boiler systems of various models.
  • Monitor the Gas Turbine control panels to ensure the proper operation of turbine equipment.
  • Perform all required plant water chemistry analysis and maintain chemistry control within the plant specified limits. Make adjustments following prescribed procedures and current practices to maintain chemistry control within limits.
  • Operate the plant and/or temporary boilers in a safe and efficient manner, following all plant procedures, health and safety and current operating practices.
  • Monitor instrumentation readings for variances from prescribed operating standards and procedures. Respond to any variances, adjust and maintain the proper operation of plant equipment.
  • Maintain the control room log book.
  • Report conditions beyond the capabilities of shift personnel to Combined Heat and Power Lead Operations Technician or Lead Maintenance Technician.
  • Maintain the lock-out/tag-out log and monitor maintenance activities to ensure proper plant operation at all times.
  • Visually inspect equipment at periodic intervals to detect malfunctions or need for repair or adjustments. Record any abnormalities in the control room log.
  • Report and/or correct unsafe conditions or hazards, (leaks, slip hazards, safety deficiencies, etc).
  • Maintain cleanliness of all the plant office spaces and common areas.
  • Perform minor maintenance, outage repairs and testing of equipment.
  • Train new employees, as required.
  • This position will be required to work a rotating 12 hour or 8 hour shifts, including shift work at night and during weekends and holidays.

This position will be required to work overtime on a regular basis to support vacations, plant outages, emergency work, etc.

  • Strong understanding of combustion turbines, HRSG's and High pressure Gas compression.
  • Washington DC Steam Operator License / or ability to attain within 6 months.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents in English such as safety rules, data, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.
  • Must be able to speak English plainly, write work orders and understand oral communications.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form.
• Exercise judgment within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action. Decisions are made based on formal procedures, calculations, deductive reasoning, and consultation with supervisor.

• Minimum high school diploma or equivalent.
• Five years experience operating stationary or marine utility operations.
• Must possess a valid driver's license and the ability to operate a motor vehicle.
• Must be able to climb stairs and ladders and tolerate heights up to 75 feet.
• Must be able to enter confined spaces.
• Ability to lift 65 pounds.
• Perform other duties as assigned .

• Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from managers, and clients/customers.
• Excellent planning and organizational skills.
• Ability to work effectively with others.
• Ability to handle all required paperwork and documentation in a timely manner.
• Effective understanding of the principles and regulatory requirements for overseeing operations involving water management quality, outfall controls, fuel systems, asbestos controls, metering, and personnel management
• Demonstrated knowledge and facility with computer software (i.e. word processing, spreadsheets).
• Ability to work rotating shifts and overtime when necessary.