Company: American Electric Power
Posted on: October 14, 2021
Perform semi-skilled manual work, maintenance and operating duties
in connection with power plant operation, as assigned. Job duties
may vary, depending on the line-of-progression (Operations,
Maintenance or Coal Yard).
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS are listed below:
1) Isolate, clean, open, replace, inspect, close and return to
service strainers, heat exchangers and dust collectors.
2) Operate, clean, service and lubricate portable power driven
tools and equipment. Maintain tools, equipment and work areas in a
clean and orderly condition. Utilize portable meters, analyzers and
equipment to conduct tests and monitoring. Lubricate and check
lubrication equipment; adjust packing glands as necessary and
perform necessary operative maintenance, using appropriate hand
tools. Operate oil filtering equipment.
3) Operate, regulate, adjust, clean and perform minor maintenance
on bottom ash and flyash handling equipment, including associated
pumps, piping and valves. Monitor and inspect all plant equipment
for normal operation. Identify and report abnormal conditions to
the proper authority and write work orders.
4) Perform simple disassembly and assembly work, clean and
recondition parts, lubricate, bolt, unbolt, wire brush and open and
close inspection doors. Prepare equipment work surfaces and areas
by removing insulation guards and simple housings; remove pipe
covering and insulation and prepare such surfaces for recovering.
Erect and remove simple scaffolding and rigging. Perform minor
maintenance work on heating and plumbing systems such as repair
valves, repair and replace fittings and short sections of piping;
clean and replace traps.
5) Load, unload, move and handle materials, supplies and equipment;
open boxes, barrels, bags and other materials. Operate material
handling equipment including hoists, fork-lift trucks, skid steer
loaders, small tractors and automotive equipment and their
associated equipment and perform duties incidental to the operation
of such equipment.
6) Perform routine cleaning of plant areas and equipment, including
outside areas, as assigned. Clean oil igniters and nozzles.
7) Assist in preparing boilers and auxiliaries for operation and
removal from service.Monitor coal feed to mills and burners and
observe conditions of fires and furnaces. Hand lance slag in
boilers, hand- operating soot blowers, unplugging ash lines,
disposing of clinkers and other similar work.
8) Use flow diagrams to identify system piping and equipment and
revise these prints as required. Make required equipment checks and
assist in performing tests and preparing related reports, graphs
9) Perform duties in accordance with Company's safety rules,
operating regulations and practices and report unsafe conditions
and practices. Train for and carry out assignments in firefighting,
first aid and other emergency response programs as required.
10) Perform similar or less skilled work as assigned.
Education requirements are listed below:
- Associate degree in engineering, industrial or energy
technology; OR Associate degree in another discipline and two (2)
years of related work experience; OR high school diploma with four
(4) years of related work experience
- OR high school diploma with two (2) years of related military
experience. Related experience is listed under Principal
Required License(s)/Certification(s) are listed below:
- Possess a valid State driver's license.
Physical demand level is Medium and requirements details are listed
8) Able to stand or walk continuously for up to 12 hours.
Successful completion of the Plant Operator Selection System (POSS)
and the Plant Maintenance Selection System (MASS) tests are
required for this position. A review of Employment Testing
Information, Test-Taking Tips, together with the POSS and MASS
Practice Tests may be helpful. A link to these materials may be
found at AEP.com Careers by selecting Employment testing. A
physical abilities assessment is also required for this
position.Must satisfactorily complete and exhibit competency, in
such time frames as may be established by the Company, all required
training to advance to the Equipment Operator, Maintenance
Mechanic-Junior, Coal Handler (depending on the
line-of-progression) or vacate the Equipment Operator-Junior
classification. This includes the ability to gain a working
knowledge of all applicable operating instructions and procedures.
Must be able to learn the rules, safety practices and procedures
applicable to the work. Must be able to learn the tools and
equipment and their use as required in the work. Must be able to
read, interpret and work from simple prints and specifications and
have the ability to gain a working knowledge of OSHA and
Environmental guidelines. Able to work rotating shifts.
Keywords: American Electric Power, Evansville , Equipment Operator-Jr, Other , Rockport, Indiana
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