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Fossil Control Room Operator

Apply now Job No: 497678
FT/PT: Full-time
Regular/Project/Seasonal: Regular
Location: La Grange, TX
City: LaGrange
State: Texas
Categories: Operations/Maintenance (Power, Water, Transmission, Telecom), On-site

Operates power plant boiler, turbine, generator, scrubber if coal unit, and auxiliary equipment to produce
electric power. Communicates and coordinates work activities with LCRA's Generation Desk (GenDesk) to
meet generation demand load requirements. This position utilizes in-depth knowledge of best practices and
experience in own discipline to provide and improve services. Takes a new perspective to solve complex
problems. Works independently and receives minimal guidance. Acts as a resource for colleagues with
less experience; may direct the work of other staff members. Our mission is to improve the lives of Central Texas and our teams are dedicated to service with safety focus as top priority!

You will be trusted to:

At an expert level and under limited Supervision:
- Coordinate operation of the Boiler, Turbine, Generator and Auxiliary Controls to meet the needs of the Electric Grid.
- Perform Unit walk downs and monitoring of Operating equipment as required while performing Plant Operator functions.
- Provide guidance and mentorship for Operator Trainees.

You qualify with:

- Five or more years of experience in power plant operations or power plant maintenance, including at least one year operating the unit control board with little or no supervision and including at least one unit startup and at least one unit shutdown or relevant experience. 
- A degree(s) in power plant operations or relevant field may be substituted per LCRA guidelines for certain years of experience.   
- Successful completion through Level IV of the plant operations curriculum of the Power Plants' Craft Qualification Program substitutes for five years of experience.

You are a great fit with:

- Advanced knowledge of Power Plant Operating Principles.
- Advanced knowledge of Operating mechanical and electrical equipment within Power Generation.
- Ability to follow Operating Procedures/Guidelines, Safety and Environmental Rules and Regulations

You gain:

- Competitive salary & medical, dental, vision and legal insurance

- Paid time off, including time for vacation, sick and family care leave

- 401(k) match up to 8% that includes a student loan 401(k) contribution program option

- Life and disability insurance

- Wellness program including wellness incentive

- Extensive learning & development programs

And more - all to create a compelling and rewarding work environment.


Equal Opportunity Employer

LCRA provides equal employment opportunities and a work environment free of discrimination and harassment.  All employment decisions at LCRA are based on business need, job requirement and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status in accordance with applicable federal and state legal requirements governing nondiscrimination in employment.

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