Coal Unloading Operator Power Plant – Waukegan, IL
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Our client is seeking a Coal Unloading Operator Power Plant to work within their plant located in Waukegan, IL, for a 5-6 months contract.
This position is responsible for activities related to the operation of a plant which operates on a 24/7 schedule and is manned on a rotating shift basis. The position is responsible for the safe operation of the coal handling equipment including locomotives, bulldozers and other material handling equipment
• Operate and do routing maintenance and cleaning of conveyors, discharge feeders, crushers, hoppers, flop gates, transfer houses, dust collection systems, and other miscellaneous equipment.
• Perform daily inspections and rounds of equipment
• Perform equipment isolation and tagging
• Assist in troubleshooting operational problems
• Ability to perform the duties of the position in a safe manner
• Apply knowledge of steam power plant operations and basic power plant principles to daily decision-making and work tasks
• Operate computers and printers
• Discern and respond to verbal and auditory signals from operating system
• Work without supervision inspection while carrying out duties
• Knowledge of and ability to operate various switches and the effect it has on operation
• Meet Physical requirements of the job such as perform tasks while standing, walking, climbing and squatting. Work with extended reach above head and in front of body and lift 50 pounds and carry while walking distances up to 10 feet.
Additional Knowledge/Skills and Abilities
• Successful completion of the NRG Skills Assessment
• Average problem solving skills
• Good communication and interpersonal skills
• High school diploma or GED
• Must be able to communicate in English effectively, both verbally and in writing
• Work in and around rotating equipment, high voltage electrical equipment, high noise areas, dusty areas and high elevations
• Work in all temperatures and climate conditions. Some temperatures can be extreme
• Work in confined spaces, some requiring the use of respirator protective equipment
• Performance of duties requires working rotating shifts and response to calls 24 hours/day, seven days/week
• Emergency situations will require the use of respirator and climbing of stairs to reach safety shelters
• Established facial hair in the sealing are of a respirator is not permitted
• Contact lenses are not permitted
• Reside within a reasonable distance from the facility in order to be available for call-outs and emergencies
• At management’s discretion, the successful candidate may be assigned to maintain qualifications and skills necessary to serve on the Safety Response Team.