• Fossil Control Room Operator

    Location TX-LaGrange
    # Positions
  • General Overview

    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. 

    • Coordinates operation of the boiler, turbine, generator, and auxiliary equipment to meet the needs of the system.
    • Regulates unit generator output through manual or automatic control.
    • Reads and records output of meters and instruments.  Maintains logs on unit performance.
    • Operate switches, breakers, and combustion controls.
    • Monitors operation and status of all unit systems on a continuous basis.  Keeps systems within proper parameters.
    • Provides guidance and training for operator trainees.
    • Communicates and directs activities of POI, POII or Senior Operator assigned to the unit.
    • Performs maintenance on equipment as needed or required by periodic maintenance schedule.
    • Performs unit walk downs (makes rounds) to monitor operating equipment when performing plant operator functions. 
    • Assists maintenance and instrumantation & controls departments during outages.
    • As needed, performs shift supervisory duties. 

    This general overview only includes essential functions of the job and does not imply that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position.  Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instruction and to perform any other job-related duties requested by supervisor or management.

    Minimum Qualifications

    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.  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.


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