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Plant Equipment Operator

Windsor Locks, CT, US, 06096-2335

Our purpose is sustaining energy and water for life, and it is demonstrated in everything we do as a business, and as an employee team.

At Liberty, we hire passionate people who care about doing the right thing for our customers. We are entrepreneurial, creative, and outcome-focused. Here, your natural talent and achievements will flourish in an inclusive environment of teamwork, trust and continuous learning. We are always pursuing excellence to exceed our ambitions goals, rewarding both the goal outcome and how we achieve it. 



Required to start-up, shutdown, conduct Lock Out / Tag Out procedures, operate and supervise 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. Perform operating tests, inspections, and make minor repairs and adjustments to equipment assigned in order to achieve accurate operating conditions. Ability to work a rotating shift schedule including holidays and under fast changing work environments.



• 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; OHSA

• 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 vital, in working in a safe working manner.

• Enforce 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 fields: Electrical, Instrumentation and Control, Operation, Mechanical and/or Hydraulics

• Ability to learn new techniques, skills and work methods

• Show Initiative and Resourcefulness

• Have good decision-making abilities and critical thinking.

• Ability to accept accountability and responsibility for their own actions

• 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 accurate 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 partnership.


• 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 work 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 sophisticated 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.

Education and Experience


  • Basic Job Knowledge - specialized knowledge of specific commercial, technical, trades, or office operations areas
  • 3 to 5 years of experience

Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. is a growing renewable energy and utility company with over $15 billion of assets across North America and internationally.

For more than 30 years, Algonquin has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to delivering clean energy and water solutions. Our rapid growth has led both our regulated utility services and renewable energy business groups into different geographies and commodities, but our purpose remains unchanged – Sustaining Energy and Water for Life.

Through our operating business (Liberty), we provide regulated electricity, water, and natural gas utility services to over 1 million customer connections, primarily in North America. And, our growing portfolio of clean, renewable wind, solar, hydro and thermal power generation facilities represent over 3 GW of renewable generation capacity in operation and under construction.

With our robust, diversified, and growing presence in communities across North America and internationally, we are continually demonstrating our “Think Global,  Act Local” business model.

What we offer

Company funded Pension program

401k with Company match

Full insurance benefits (helath/dental/vision/life)

Collaborative environment with a genuine flexible working policy

Share purchase/match plan

Defined Contribution savings plan

Top Talent Program

Volunteer paid days off

Employee Assistance Program

Achievement fund

Free parking, including free electrical charging


We are focused on building a diverse and inclusive workforce.  If you are excited about this role and are not certain you meet the all the qualification requirements, we encourage you to apply to further investigate the opportunity.

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 honor this commitment in their daily responsibilities.

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