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Control Room Operator-Sr Production Technician

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Date: Sep 7, 2017

Primary Location: Blythe, CA, US, 92225

Company: NextEra Energy

Requisition ID:  13881 


NextEra Energy Resources is one of the largest wholesale generators of electric power and renewable energy from the wind and sun in North America.


Position Specific Description

This position sits within the Power Generation Division which is responsible for all of NextEra Energy's non-nuclear generation operations, exceeding 40,000 megawatts (MW) of installed capacity. Employees in this senior-level position perform steam power plant operations as well as maintenance on balance of plant equipment.  This includes qualifying Control Room Operator and Power Block Operator.


Control Room Operator – Responsible for the safe and reliable operation of a turbine generator and the associated balance of plant equipment.  This includes the daily startup and shutdown of the steam turbine utilizing the Distributed Control System (DCS).  Analyzing and trending operating parameters to ensure plant reliability.  Event reporting for Off Normal conditions.  Ensuring NERC compliance with Bulk Reliability entities.


Power Block Operator – supports the Control Room Operator in the safe and reliable operation of a turbine generator and the associated balance of plant equipment (Heat Transfer Fluid system, steam system, feed and condensate systems etc.) that support the steam generating process.   



Preferred Qualifications

-Qualified Control Room Operator at another steam plant.

-Steam Plant operating experience from the Navy.

-Education in power plant operations and maintenance

-Experience in troubleshooting and repair of instrumentation and control equipment

-Electrical experience including switchgear operations, troubleshooting and repair of motor control centers.

-Mechanical experience including operation and repair of power plant equipment. 

Job Overview

Employees in this senior-level position perform power plant operations as well as maintenance on station equipment.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

Under limited supervision:

  • Repairs and calibrates equipment
  • Monitors equipment performance through testing
  • Applies advanced electrical, mechanical, or I and C skills
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • High School Grad / GED
  • Experience: 5+ years
  • Valid Driver’s License (NON-CDL)

Preferred Qualifications

  • None


Employee Group:  Non Exempt
Employee Type:  Full Time
Job Category:  Technicians
Organization:  NextEra Operating Srvs (0038)
Location:  Blythe, California 
Other Work Locations:  California 
Relocation Provided:  No



NextEra Energy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, age, national origin, religion, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetics, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law. We are committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace.


If you require special support or accommodation while seeking employment with NextEra Energy, please send an e-mail to, providing your name, telephone number and the best time for us to reach you. Alternatively, you may call 1-844-694-4748 (Option 1, Press 6) between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST Monday-Friday. Please do not use this line to inquire about your application status.


NextEra Energy will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.



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