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Control Room Operator

  • Location: Redondo Beach, 90277
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 8 months ago

We are hiring Supercritical Control Room Operators with multiple years of operating experience who are familiar with and possess a working knowledge of all plant systems, corporate and station safety, environmental and regulatory standards, permit conditions and emergency plans.

Our Los Angeles area client  owns and operates four 500 MW’s Conventional Steam Boiler, Gas, Supercritical, Westinghouse Cross Compound Steam Turbine Generator Units at 3500 Psig, 1000F. Fed by two half load Byron Jackson Steam Driven Boiler Feed Pumps.

As Control Room Operator, it is preferred that you have experience and familiarity with the following:  

Rosemount-9000, Emersion Ovation, NERC Standards 693 and CIP Regulations, SAQMD, Coastal Water Board operating guidelines, SAP, WMS, Lock-out tag-out, Electronic Log Book (CapuTec), proficient in electrical and P & ID print reading, understanding of Heat rate theory and troubleshooting.

You must have multiple years of experience managing and directing a crew, working a modified Dupont 12 hours’ schedule, directing activity within one’s area as conditions allow while prioritizing maintenance appropriately.

You must meet applicable CIP Guidelines to work within the power block and gain access to CIP Critical Areas to perform one’s responsibilities. 

General Duties will consist of:

The Control Operator’s primary function is to direct the safe, efficient and regulatory compliant operation of the boilers, turbines, electrical and auxiliary plant equipment. The Control Operator will review all current control room indications and past log entries after giving formal relief to the outgoing operator.  Daily responsibilities will include:


    • The outgoing Control Operator will conduct a thorough shift turnover at the end of his shift apprising the oncoming operator of any unusual issues or operation conditions in the plant, ongoing work in the plant and any safety or environmental concerns in the plant.
    • The incoming operator will acknowledge the turnover received from the outgoing operator and review all logbook items since the operators last worked shift.
    • The Control Operator will test all alarm boards for proper function at the beginning of the shift. The operator will also assess plant status through inspection of indications available to him in the control room.
    • The Control Operator will verify proper operations of the CEMS and make initial notification of breakdowns and deviations as required.
    • The Control Operator will coordinate any necessary emergency response and notify all appropriate persons and/or agencies as soon as possible.
    • The Control Operator coordinates the maintenance activities inside the plant.
    • The Control Operator will issue work authorizations in accordance with Southland SMS standards.
    • The Control Operator will review and approve all work permits as required by the plant Safety Management System.
    • The Control Operator will maintain a sequential log in accordance with CPUC logbook standards.
    • The Control Operator approves equipment removal from operation and directs the outside operator in the proper clearing of equipment for work.
    • The Control Operator will check the PM backlog and direct the performance of required operator PM’s.
    • The Control Operator directs the duties and functions of the outside operator, verifies that all rounds and readings are taken by the outside operator and documented using the approved station method.
    • The Control Operator will take corrective action for out of limit conditions in the plant.
    • The Control Operator will report the availability of the units to the Scheduling Coordinator and Transmission Operator as per the Tolling Agreement and NERC Standards.
    • The Control Operator will notify plant management of unit operating issues, restrictions, environmental and safety concerns upon discovery.
    • The Control Operator will write switching orders for plant requested switching, coordinate with SCE and direct high voltage switching as necessary.

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