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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. 

Purpose

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, including scheduled outages.  Ability to work a rotating shift schedule including holidays.  Must be a “Team Player.”

Accountabilities

  1. ALL INDIVIDUAL COMPONENTS:  Knowledge of system, operations and maintenance and corrective action.      
  2. Routine monitoring and data acquisition of all equipment and systems.
  3. Collection of water samples for analysis by the Control Room Operator.
  4. Prepare work orders as required.
  5. Provide general housekeeping.
  6. MATERIAL HANDLING:  Unloading acid, caustic, fuel oil, water treatment chemicals, etc.

ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. Assist in troubleshooting and system development projects.

Education and Experience

  • High School, Vocational Training (or equivalent).
  • 5 – 7 years experience in Steam Plant Operations. Secondary skills in the area of maintenance.
  • Mental acuity and manual dexterity is required to perform tasks, observe environmental and safety requirements, read and comprehend technical manuals, work order instructions and engineering prints and diagrams.  
  • Use a wide range of hand and power tools and equipment to assist in maintenance installation, repair and rebuild of equipment and facility.  
  • Work environment requires performance throughout the Cogeneration Facility.  
  • Exposed to inherent industrial power plant conditions and must use ladders, cranes, hoists, industrial trucks and material handling equipment.  
  • Must be capable of unassisted handling of materials up to 50 pounds.  
  • If required, must be able to work any shift, weekends, holidays and respond to call-ins during off shift hours.  
  • Required to be on call during off shift hours.

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 (health/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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