Thermal - O&M Technician I

Pittsburgh Thermal Station, 111 South Commons Ave, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America Req #47
Monday, August 29, 2022


The O&M Tech is responsible for the safe, reliable and efficient operation of all plant equipment in accordance with written plant procedures and under the direction of the Lead Operator and Plant Manager. The Operator directs the Maintenance Mechanic on duty, who assists with starting and stopping of plant machinery and equipment. In the absence of specific orders and/or directives, the O&M Tech exercises initiative, using experience and good judgment in plant operation.

Principal Responsibilities

  • Monitor and control the operation of all plant machinery and equipment
  • Monitor and be responsible for the effect on plant operations of all activities occurring in the plant and on the distribution system, e.g. visitors, repairs, construction, etc.
  • Take readings, maintain logbooks as required, create reports and accumulate other information as necessary for production reports and recordkeeping
  • Perform scheduled and unscheduled job assignments
  • Respond to unusual conditions, fire alarms, smoke alarms, power interruptions, utility issues, etc.
  • Operate – start, run, maintain, and stop – plant machinery and equipment in a safe and efficient manner, including but not limited to: Boilers, Chillers, Steam Turbine-Generator Gas Turbine-Generator, pumps, valves, etc.
  • Monitor and record plant operating parameters
  • Monitor and record customers’ consumption levels and demands
  • Perform tests of operating equipment
  • Monitor water chemistry in the various plant water systems, and adjust chemical feed systems as required
  • Be responsible for the Facility’s appearance and housekeeping
  • Upgrade skills and knowledge of plant systems, equipment, and components as directed or required
  • Have or work to obtain knowledge and/or skill sets held by Maintenance Mechanics
  • Required to learn and comply with company policies and procedures with respect to Safety and Environmental
  • Required to participate and/or conduct safety and environmental topics discussions and/or training

Knowledge and Skills

  • Ability to not only learn complex systems and work under direction, but also to react to emergencies using judgment and intuitive skills
  • Computer proficiency required in MS Office, Excel, Word, and Outlook
  • Knowledgeable and experienced with boiler digital and pneumatic controls
  • Ability to work in hot and cold locations, the ability to work on ladders, to lift up to 75 lbs, and to work standing for several consecutive hours
  • Ability to work overtime as needed

Basic Qualifications

  • High school Diploma/GED or Equivalent
  • Minimum of two years of experience operating water tube steam boilers (100 psig or greater)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Chilled water system operating experience is preferred
  • NIULPE Class III Operator’s license.
  • Universal Refrigeration License or pathway to obtain

Other details

  • Job Family Union - San Francisco
  • Pay Type Hourly
Location on Google Maps
  • Pittsburgh Thermal Station, 111 South Commons Ave, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America