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Plant Operator/Maintenance Worker #00029

NW Natural
Madera, CA Full-time
Posted on May 30, 2018

NW Natural Gas Storage offers a Plant Operator/Maintenance Worker opportunity to interested applicants. The following is a summary of the position specifics.

Position: Plant Operator/Maintenance Worker level 1 or level 2 depending on experience.

Annual Pay Range: Level 1: $55,650 - $66,750 - $77,900 (Grade 6) Level 2: $63,900 - $76,700 - $89,450 (Grade 7)

Requisition number: 00029

Location: Madera, CA

Number of openings: Up to 2

Position Summary: Performs plant operation, maintenance activities and pipeline compliance activities.

Key Accountabilities:

- Coordinates the installation, operation and maintenance of all systems, equipment, and/or instrumentation required to move gas in and out of storage during all modes of operation.

- Reads, interprets, and explains information pertaining to plant operations.

- Monitors plant operation.

- Diagnoses problems, troubleshoots, and makes adjustments.

- Maintains well head and station mechanical systems and equipment, including compressors, dehydrators, pressure and flow control systems, and auxiliary equipment.

- Coordinates major overhauls and repairs.

- Responds to emergency situations.

- Maintains records and logs.

- Coordinates maintenance of plant's physical appearance.

- Responds to callouts as required.

- Performs all work in accordance with safe work practices and approved operating procedures.

- May be required to work a rotating shift schedule.

- Performs inspections required by various government agencies.

Level 1 Knowledge, Skill and Experience Requirements:

- 1-5 years of experience performing plant operation and maintenance activities.

- Knowledge of mechanical and control systems, including their underlying theory, practices, and principles.

- Understanding various testing and calibration equipment including meters and pressure gauges.

- Ability to interpret piping and instrument diagrams and apply information from technical manuals.

Level 2 Knowledge, Skill and Experience Requirements:

- 6 - 10 years of experience performing plant operation and maintenance activities.

- Comprehensive knowledge of mechanical and control systems, including their underlying theory, practices, and principles.

- Thorough understanding various testing and calibration equipment including meters and pressure gauges.

- Experience with interpreting piping and instrument diagrams and applying information from technical manuals.

Knowledge, Skill and Experience Requirements (Level 1 & Level 2):

- Ability to operate computer based control systems, data collection equipment, and support instrumentation.

- Ability to do precision work requiring visual acuity, fine motor skills, and concentration.

- Ability to maintain training and qualifications in accordance with applicable operating procedures.

- Ability to perform physically demanding work involving walking, standing, bending, twisting, wrist turning, grasping, lifting, squatting, kneeling, reaching, or assuming awkward postures for 8 plus hours.

- Manual dexterity adequate to effectively use basic hand tools including, but not limited to, wrenches, screwdrivers, etc.

- Ability to repair, troubleshoot, maintain, modify, and install parts and equipment.

- Ability to do precision work requiring visual acuity, fine motor skills, and concentration.

- Ability to work in adverse weather or terrain conditions.

- Ability to safely operate Company vehicles/equipment and perform inspections and minor maintenance as necessary and in compliance with Company policies and state/local laws. Valid California driver's license, any required certifications and/or endorsements, and satisfactory driving record.

- Ability to hear normal voice at 3 feet; warning signals/horns during plant operations; near/distant vision for driving and reading information to complete work assignments.

- Moderate/severe exposure to uneven surfaces, noise, vibration, high-speed rotating machinery, and odorant inhalation.

- Must be able to differentiate color; must be able to smell natural gas (Odorant); safe handling of materials at extreme temperatures; exposure to high-pressure natural gas piping and process systems; exposure to confined spaces.

- Must be able to lift a maximum of 75 pounds.

- Subject to random drug testing.

- When scheduled to be on-call, you must be able to respond on site at the facility within 90 to 120 minutes notice for all call-ins.

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