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Sr. Power House Equipment Operator

Stratford, Connecticut

Stratford, Connecticut

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Job Responsibilities

Job ID: 664048BR Date posted: Apr. 11, 2024
Description: Startup, Operate, shutdown and maintain high-pressure boilers, chillers, Co-Generation equipment, gas powered turbine, Duct Burner and auxiliary equipment throughout powerhouse to supply heat, hot water, steam, compressed air and chilled water to plant facilities. Operate and maintain Waste Reduction Equipment at the Stratford facility. At the request of supervision, investigate suspected problems at the Stratford facility.

Typical Responsibilities
 Operate and observe functioning of gas/oil burning boilers, chilled water plant machinery, ultra-filtration machinery, waste coolant evaporator and auxiliary equipment from indications of gauges and meters.
 Observe and check furnaces, turbines, burners, pressures, water levels, temperatures, steam conditions, oil and water feed pumps and make adjustments of controls, chemicals, blowers and pumps to hold boiler up to pressure and temperature and maintain efficient burner operation.
 Observe monitor and check ammonia levels and injection system, chilled water systems to maintain proper water temperature, pressure and flow.
 Patrol area including fuel farm and towers, check function of components.
 Manually override computer generated settings for towers and pumps as needed, when automatic system fails to or improperly shuts down and/or starts up operation of equipment.
 As directed transfer power equipment from steam to electric drive or electric to steam drive, including related air compressor systems to meet changing requirements or conditions.
 Log gauges and meter readings, mix and test chemicals for water treatment in Co-Gen equipment, boilers; oil and grease all movable parts as required.
 Inspect equipment to ensure safe and proper operation.
 Insure equipment is operating economically and under safe conditions.
 Take corrective action to meet emergency situations by making repairs or calling for assistance.
 Perform air, steam and condensate leak inspections and audits at the Stratford facility.
 Perform minor to medium repairs such as pump and valve packing, replacement of gauges and minor repairs to piping systems in the Powerhouse; replacement of defective pressure parts such as gaskets, plugs, covers, etc.
 As directed, observe outside contractors for conformance to contractual agreement.
 If required maintain and preventative maintenance Fire Pumps at outside buildings.
 Cleaning projects, which the employees have the ability to safely perform on equipment related to their area.
 Cleaning and restocking of the boiler-room locker-room/bathroom when there is no janitorial service such as on weekends and holidays.
 Direct and instruct 1 to 2 helpers in accordance with job requirements.
 Perform other related duties as directed.
 When emergency or unusual conditions arise in operations of maintenance department, or at request of supervision, may be assigned other maintenance duties usually of a less skilled nature.
 Perform operator checklist as required.
 Contribute to the overall effectiveness of equipment by performing operator required upkeep.
 Follow all rules and regulations pertaining to environmental health and safety.
 Segregate waste material and follow good housekeeping practices.
 Refer only unusual conditions to supervisor.

Basic Qualifications:
Requires knowledge of boilers, chiller plant equipment and their auxiliaries, and the ability to read and interpret various steam, heat, air meters and recorders.

Equivalent to 2 years high school plus 2 to 3 years specialized trades training in power plant operation.

Requires State OE-2, S-1 or S-2

U.S Citizenship Required

Experience 2 to 3 years.

Must be able to work any shift during a 7 day work week.

U.S Citizenship Required
Clearance Level: None
Other Important Information You Should Know
Expression of Interest: By applying to this job, you are expressing interest in this position and could be considered for other career opportunities where similar skills and requirements have been identified as a match. Should this match be identified you may be contacted for this and future openings.
Ability to Work Remotely: Onsite Full-time: The work associated with this position will be performed onsite at a designated Lockheed Martin facility.
Work Schedules: Lockheed Martin supports a variety of alternate work schedules that provide additional flexibility to our employees. Schedules range from standard 40 hours over a five day work week while others may be condensed. These condensed schedules provide employees with additional time away from the office and are in addition to our Paid Time off benefits.
Schedule for this Position: Rotating 40 hour week as assigned by leader
Lockheed Martin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.
The application window will close in 90 days; applicants are encouraged to apply within 5 - 30 days of the requisition posting date in order to receive optimal consideration.
At Lockheed Martin, we use our passion for purposeful innovation to help keep people safe and solve the world's most complex challenges. Our people are some of the greatest minds in the industry and truly make Lockheed Martin a great place to work.

With our employees as our priority, we provide diverse career opportunities designed to propel, develop, and boost agility. Our flexible schedules, competitive pay, and comprehensive benefits enable our employees to live a healthy, fulfilling life at and outside of work. We place an emphasis on empowering our employees by fostering an inclusive environment built upon integrity and corporate responsibility.

If this sounds like a culture you connect with, you’re invited to apply for this role. Or, if you are unsure whether your experience aligns with the requirements of this position, we encourage you to search on Lockheed Martin Jobs, and apply for roles that align with your qualifications.
Experience Level: Hourly/Non-Exempt
Business Unit: RMS
Relocation Available: No
Career Area: Facilities
Type: Full-Time
Shift: Multiple shifts available
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