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Combustion Turbine Control Room Operator - Chehalis, WA - #20124
PACIFICORP | Chehalis, Washington
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Job Description

General Purpose

To ensure that Chehalis Combined Cycle Power Plant is operated and maintained in a safe and efficient manner, ensuring that all necessary routine statutory and non-statutory inspections and operational and maintenance activities are carried out and appropriate records maintained. The Chehalis facility will operate 24hrs per day 7 days per week and this position will be required to work a rotating shift pattern including weekends and holidays and will need to provide cover as and when required to maintain minimum staffing


  • Operation of the Power Plant in a safe, efficient, and cost effective manner.
  • Develop & Implement plant operating and safety procedures
  • Control Room operations of all areas of plant within guidance laid down in station procedures or manufacturers recommendations.
  • Start up and shut down activities of the units
  • Actions required upon the receipt of plant alarms
  • Use of control and information systems provided to optimize performance and minimize plant damage
  • Release of plant & making safe for work
  • Routine inspection and operation of outside plant
  • Routine testing of plant and equipment & the upkeep of testing records
  • Monitoring & adjustment of plant water chemistry
  • Actions required under Fire and Emergency conditions as laid down in plant procedures
  • Interface with commercial and trading on the commercial dispatch of the plant.
  • Local and remote switching operations within the 345kv substation
  • Use of SAP maintenance management system to raise defects
  • Ensure budgets under their control are managed within company and site policies and are maintained within budget.
  • When appropriate manage contractors carrying out specific contract work, and ensure compliance with site instructions.
  • Undertake minor maintenance activities within the capability and skills of the individual & be willing to learn appropriate new skills.


  • Two years of experience in the operation of a generating facility or equivalent experience or educational training
  • Successfully pass an exam to determine applicant's knowledge and skill leve of operating plant processes, electrical distribution, generation, water/steam cycles and turbine operation.
  • Effective communication skills
  • Basic proficiency with computers and related software
  • Demonstrated team working skills



Additional Information

Primary Location:  Chehalis, WA

Personnel Subarea:  Non-Exempt - Union

Hiring Range: 43.95

Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without an accommodation.

At PacifiCorp, we encourage everyone to work together. We embrace diversity and value the distinct perspectives of all our employees. We strive to cultivate a workplace that connects each employee to the organization and enables all individuals to participate and contribute to their full potential.  

It is PacifiCorp's policy to provide and promote equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants in accordance with local, state and federal laws and regulations governing personnel activities. In accordance with federal guidelines, PacifiCorp is committed to a program of affirmative action. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, veteran status, national origin, sexual orientation or gender identity.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check and drug screening


PacifiCorp is a regulated electric company serving 1.7 million retail customers, including residential, commercial, industrial and other customers in portions of the states of Utah, Oregon, Wyoming, Washington, Idaho and California. During the year ended December 31, 2008, PacifiCorp owned, or had interests in, 74 thermal, hydroelectric, wind-powered and geothermal generating facilities, with a net owned capacity of 10,188 megawatts (MW). PacifiCorp also owns, or has interests in, electric transmission and distribution assets, and transmits electricity through approximately 15,800 miles of transmission lines. PacifiCorp also buys and sells electricity on the wholesale market with public and private utilities, energy marketing companies and incorporated municipalities in connection with excess electricity generation or other system balancing activities. (Source: 10-K)

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