Plant Operator level 1 or level 2

California Employees Oregon Employees

Position: Plant Operator/Maintenance Worker level 1 or level 2, depending on experience

Annual Pay Range:

Level 1: $55,650 – $66,750 – $77,900 (Grade 6)
Level 2: $63,900 – $76,700 – $89,450 (Grade 7)

Requisition number: 00028

Location: Madera, CA

Position Summary:

Performs plant operation, maintenance activities and pipeline compliance activities.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Coordinates the installation, operation and maintenance of all system, equipment and/or instrumentation required to move gas in and out of storage during all modes of operation.
  • Reads, interprets, and explains information pertaining to plant operations.
  • Monitors plant operation.
  • Diagnoses problems, troubleshoots, and makes adjustments.
  • Maintains well head and station mechanical systems and equipment, including compressors, dehydrators, pressure and flow control systems, and auxiliary equipment.  Coordinates major overhauls and repairs.
  • Responds to emergency situations.
  • Maintains records and logs.
  • Coordinates maintenance of plant’s physical appearance.
  • Responds to callouts as required.
  • Performs all work in accordance with safe work practices and approved operating procedures.
  • May be required to work a rotating shift schedule.
  • Performs inspections required by various government agencies.

Level 1 Knowledge, Skill and Experience Requirements:

  • 1-5 years of experience performing plant operations and maintenance activities.
  • Knowledge of mechanical and control systems, including their underlying theory, practices and principles.
  • Understanding of various testing and calibration equipment including meters and pressure gauges.
  • Ability to interpret piping and instrument diagrams and apply information from technical manuals.

Level 2 Knowledge, Skill and Experience Requirements:

  • 6-10 years of experience performing plant operations and maintenance activities.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of mechanical and control systems, including their underlying theory, practices and principles.
  • Thorough understanding of various testing and calibration equipment including meters and pressure gauges.
  • Experience with interpreting piping and instrument diagrams and apply information from technical manuals.

Knowledge, Skill and Experience Requirements (Level 1 & Level 2):

  • Ability to operate computer based control systems, data collection equipment and support instrumentation.
  • Ability to do precision work requiring visual acuity, fine motor skills and concentration.
  • Ability to maintain training and qualifications in accordance with applicable operating procedures.
  • Ability to perform physically demanding work involving walking, standing, bending, twisting, wrist turning, grasping, lifting, squatting, kneeling, reaching, or assuming awkward postures for 8+ hours.
  • Manual dexterity adequate to effectively use basic hand tools including, but not limited to wrenches, screwdrivers, etc.
  • Ability to repair, troubleshoot, maintain, modify and install parts and equipment.
  • Ability to do precision work requiring visual acuity, fine motor skills,and concentration.
  • Ability to work in adverse weather or terrain conditions.
  • Ability to safely operate Company vehicles/equipment and perform inspections and minor maintenance as necessary and in compliance with Company policies and state/local laws.  Valid California driver’s license, any required certifications and/or endorsements, and satisfactory driving record.
  • Ability to hear normal voice at 3 feet; warning signals/horns during plant operations; near/distant vision for driving and reading information to complete work assignments.
  • Moderate/severe exposure to uneven surfaces, noise, vibration, high-speed rotating machinery, and odorant inhalation.
  • Must be able to differentiate color; must be able to smell natural gas (Odorant); safe handling of materials at extreme temperatures; exposure to high-pressure natural gas piping and process systems; exposure to confined spaces.
  • Must be able to lift a maximum of 75 lbs.
  • Subject to random drug testing.

Application Process: Please print out and complete an Employment Application, attach a Cover Letter and Resume and mail to:

NW Natural Gas Storage
Attn: Talent Acquisition – Kristi Marines 4th floor
220 NW Second Ave
Portland, OR 97209

Deadline: Applications must be postmarked by Friday, February 23, 2018

The application can be found on this website; click ‘How to Apply’ under the ‘Careers’ tab, http://www.nwnaturalgasstorage.com
NW Natural Gas Storage is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We also promote a drug-free work environment.