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Engineering Associate
Control Room/Roving Operator/Plant
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Location: La Porte, TX
Pay Rate: Contract: 29.17 to 37.71 $/hr
Salary: 60.67 to 78.44 K$/yr
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Position Type/ Job Duration: Contract 1 year +
Education Required: BS 
Years Experience Required: 10

Job Posted: 12/15/2017
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Apply Deadline: 12/23/2017
Job #: 135172AA1
Job order status: Client is actively seeking candidates
Relocation available: Not Available

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A gas and electricity provider is currently seeking an Engineer in the La Porte, TX area. This is a 1-year CONTRACT position. No per diem available. Ability to work extended hours and/or Holidays and respond to call in when required.


  • Perform the required activities of the control room and roving operator watchstations, including the operation and performance monitoring of all equipment, test and treatment of plant water chemistry, creation and maintenance of plant records, extensive use of personal computers and distributed control systems, and all other plant operations. Maintain high personnel and equipment safety.
  • Maximize plant efficiency and profits without degrading personnel and equipment safety practices, environmental requirements or the long term operation of the plant. Ensure all environmental permit conditions are constantly met. Perform other assigned independent, team, or shift tasks such as system expert, industrial safety program activities, routine maintenance tasks, housekeeping and general facility preservation.
  • Assist in developing and defining operational policies and procedures. Assist in identifying and implementing profit improvement projects. Assist in developing the annual budget and training plan for plant operations. Respond quickly to abnormal plant conditions or requirements. Work with OSHA classified hazardous materials. Provide outage support as directed.


  • High school diploma or GED with a minimum of 10 year’s experience in steam and gas electric power plant operations, 5 years of control room experience and an overall knowledge of power plant equipment and operations including theory.
  • Ability to qualify and maintain qualification as a control room and roving operator. This includes the ability to distinguish between colors; ability to climb ladders; ability and dexterity to manipulate various size components from valves to small electrical switches to computer keyboards; ability to perform chemical sampling procedures; and the ability to handle quick changing situations under stress.
  • Additional background/skills in a maintenance or technical discipline such as engineering, mechanic, water chemistry, electrician, instrument and control, or gas turbines is required. Experienced in the use of personal computers and software applications. Ability to speak Japanese highly preferred


  • 401K
  • Health Insurance
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