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Plant Equipment Operator
Title:Plant Equipment Operator
Subsidiary:Liberty Power (formerly Algonquin Power)
Department:Operations & Maintenance
Location:Windsor Locks, CT
Country:United States
Zip/Postal Code:06096

Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp is a North American diversified generation, transmission and distribution utility with $10+ billion of total assets. (APUC) delivers continuing growth through an expanding pipeline of renewable energy development projects, organic growth within its regulated distribution and transmission businesses, and the pursuit of accretive acquisitions.

The distribution business group (Liberty Utilities) provides rate regulated water, electricity and natural gas utility services to over 750,000+ customers in the United States. The transmission business group invests in rate regulated electric transmission and natural gas pipeline systems in the United States and Canada.

The generation business group (Liberty Power, formerly known as Algonquin Power) owns a portfolio of regulated and long term contracted North American based wind, solar, hydroelectric and thermal powered generating facilities representing more than 1.5+ GW of installed capacity.

Our vision is to be the utility company most admired by customers, communities and investors for our people, passion and performance.

Required to start-up, shutdown, operate and monitor various types of equipment within the Cogeneration Facility.  Must be fully oriented to the Cogeneration operations and capable of responding to emergency situations, while communicating and following directions of the Control Room Operator.  Required to assist in the daily maintenance of equipment.  Ability to work a rotating shift schedule including holidays. 

Job Functions:
Operation of the facility/equipment in accordance with: 

• All regulatory permits and laws
• The site Operation Manual (which will have a list of plant specific job function that must be completed)
• The Energy Services Agreement;
• All the relevant safety standards of Algonquin Power
• The Supplier Equipment manuals and/or Manual of good practice

  • Supports Control Room Operator on plant operations during assigned shift to operate the plant safely and efficiently. 
  • Responsible for general inspection of systems and equipment in a combined cycle power plant. 
  • Responsible for inspection, adjustments of operational equipment and participates in periodic plant inspections. Starts, stops, monitors, records data, evaluate all plant excursions and normal operations.
  • The ability and awareness to work safely in a variety of conditions. Cautions others, as necessary, in working in a safe working manner. 
  • Adhere to all company guidelines and procedures.
  • ALL INDIVIDUAL COMPONENTS:  Knowledge of system, operations and maintenance and corrective action.   
  • Routine monitoring and data acquisition of all equipment and systems.
  • Collection of water samples for analysis by the Control Room Operator.
  • Assumes responsibility in good housekeeping practices.
  • MATERIAL HANDLING:  Unloading acid, caustic, fuel oil, water treatment chemicals, etc. Fork lift and overhead crane operation
  • Technical knowledge in one or more of the following disciplines: Electrical, Instrumentation and Control, Operation, Mechanical and/or Hydraulics
  • Ability to learn new techniques, skills and work methods
  • Show Initiative and Ingenuity
  • Have good decision-making abilities and critical thinking.
  • Ability to accept accountability and responsibility for their own actions
  • Patience, thoroughness, & independence
  • Ability to problem solve, desire to investigate, analytical thinking
  • Be able to communicate in an effective and professional manner, both in speaking and in email
  • Be available to work flexible hours depending on the job or situation
  • Being able to adapt to change and spot changes in your environment
  • Assist and/or direct outside contractors with plant maintenance/repairs
  • Responsible for the understanding of the plant water treatment program. Maintaining proper chemistry by testing and making necessary adjustments and recommendations.
  • Assist in instilling a culture of continuous improvement, an active role in pride of ownership, and team work. 
  • Prepare equipment for maintenance and/or tag out and isolation in accordance with set procedures and guidelines of established safety procedures to support the operating plan. Communicate and interface with maintenance personnel and others as appropriate.
  • Routine monitoring and data acquisition of all equipment and systems.
  • Prepare and close work orders as required.
  • Assist in maintenance during scheduled outages.  Assist as required in solving complex operating and maintenance problems
  • Assists Control Room Operator/ Boiler Operator on plant operations Lock Out/Tag Out program during assigned shift. 
  • Prepare daily operational logs during assigned shift work, and be proficient with the lockout/tagout program. Prepare and close work orders as required.
  • Strong organizational & time management skills 
Minimum Qualifications:
  • High School, Vocational Training (or equivalent).
  • 5 – 7 years experience in Steam Plant Operations.  Secondary skills in the area of maintenance.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel & PI data software
  • A solid understanding of “Safety First” and the ability to apply these principles to every job or situation
  • Ability to perform work alone and independently
  • Perform other duties/tasks as directed by management
  • Complete Control Room Operator qualifications
  • Oversee the work carried out by facility staff or contractors as the Person In Charge (PIC)


We are an equal opportunity employer and value each person’s unique background, diversity, experiences, perspectives and talents. Full participation of all employees in a safe, healthy and respectful environment is key to individual and company success. We are committed to fully utilizing the abilities of all of our employees and expect each of our employees to honour this commitment in their daily responsibilities.

As part of our commitment, we work to ensure our application process is accessible to all candidates. If you require special assistance or accommodation during the hiring process, please notify the Talent Acquisition consultant.

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