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Auxiliary Plant Operator- Gainesville

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 Job Title: Auxiliary Plant Operator- Gainesville
 Company Name: NAES Corporation
 Employment Type: Full Time
 Location: GAINESVILLE, FL, United States
 Department: Gainesville Renewable Energy Center (GREC)
 Salary: Highly Competitive
 Shift Hours/ Days: 12-hour rotating shift; 365 days/year; OT as needed
 Hours/Pay Period: 80
 Degree Required: High School/GED
 Job ID: 2012.01553
 Date Posted: Nov 9, 2012
 Years Experience: 2
 Service Category: Operations & Maintenance
 Location: Gainesville FL
 Plant Configuration: Biomass
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  Complete Description

NAES Corporation is the energy industry's largest independent, third-party provider of operations and maintenance services, and also serves the industry with specialized support services, gas and steam turbine inspections, mechanical shop repairs, electrical and mechanical construction and maintenance, and the placement of technical personnel. NAES is a full service provider offering a complete array of services dedicated to making facilities run more safely, reliably and cost-effectively.

The Gainesville Renewable Energy Center (GREC), a 100-megawatt biomass power plant under construction in Gainesville, Florida, will be fueled by clean wood waste.


The Auxiliary Plant Operator assists in the safe and efficient operation of the power plant and the supporting equipment and systems. The Auxiliary Plant Operator carries out all routine water/gas chemistry analysis, inspects and monitors operating components and reports plant status.


Work as assigned by the Operations Supervisor and/or Lead Control Room Operator.

Assist with operations of the equipment and monitor operational parameters, ensuring reliably and continuous operability of equipment.

Operate and maintain a wide variety of power plant equipment.

Maintain operations of chemical pumping system ensuring optimal chemistry control and equipment reliability.

Assist with maintenance activities to included mechanical work, instrumentation and electrical repair activities.

Perform or assist with, depending on the level of complexity, preventive maintenance actions.

Perform or assist with, depending on the level of complexity, planned maintenance (PM) and routine repairs to damaged or malfunctioning equipment.

Withdraw parts and supplies from inventory and complete usage reports to report such withdrawals to the plant's inventory control system. Assist in physical inventories.

Work around and repair rotating equipment, chemical systems and water processing equipment.

Perform or assist with chemical handling and offloads.

Perform emergency operations and maintenance to maintain production and safeguard facility equipment.

Obtain direction from other team members to effect changes in plant conditions and chemistry.

Actively supports the Maintenance Team in the execution of maintenance plans, by providing support (Lockout/Tagout), equipment identification, troubleshooting, work request preparation, or other areas as needed).

Fully support and participate in NAES Safety and Regulatory Compliance Programs.

Complete other tasks as requested by the Operations & Maintenance Supervisors.


The Auxiliary Plant Operator operates from established procedures under general directions and minimum supervision. Decisions are made within prescribed operating and casualty procedures and guidelines. The Auxiliary Plant Operator encounters recurring work situations of high complexity, with occasional variations from the norm.

All employees have the responsibility to both the customer and their co-workers to do the job right the first time and to ensure the customer's needs are being met.


The Auxiliary Plant Operator typically reports to the Operations Supervisor and/Lead Control Room Operator and takes direction from the Maintenance Technician depending on assigned duties.


Physical requirements include: working on feet for 12 hour periods, requiring stair and ladder climbing; and routinely lifting 50 pounds. Protective equipment must be worn in the performance of some duties (e.g. hard hats, safety glasses, air masks, ear protection, chemical suits, hot gloves and high voltage protective equipment, etc.). Work with hazardous materials may be required.

Position requires extended working hours and varied shifts with weekend and holiday work, as required by schedules, work load and plant conditions. "On call" status will periodically be required.

All employees will participate in the Fitness for Duty Program. This program includes a post-offer physical examination and drug screening and post employment random drug screening. There are extensive smoking restrictions in and around the facility.


Ability to understand procedures and instructions specific to the area of assignment as would be acquired in four years of high school. Minimum two years experience as Power Plant or Water Plant Technician or equivalent position required. Associate Degree in a technical field desirable. Must successfully complete the assigned qualification. Must successfully complete a Mechanical Aptitude test and a Basic Mathematical test.

NAES offers competitive compensation, a comprehensive benefits package (including retirement) and promotional opportunities.

No phone calls please.  

It is the practice of NAES to seek employees of the highest quality and to select the individuals on the basis of merit and competence, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, military status or affiliation protected under USERRA, or any other basis of discrimination prohibited by applicable local, state and federal law.

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