The City of Ames is conducting a recruitment to establish a Civil Service eligibility list for this classification. The list will be valid for up to one year from the date of certification by the Ames Civil Service Commission and may be used to fill one or more vacancies in this classification. In addition, City of Ames Civil Service employees who have previously held Civil Service status in this classification and are interested in voluntarily demoting or laterally transferring into the current vacancy must submit their application by the deadline.
Performs work related to the operation and care of power plant equipment; performs related work as required.
Examples of Essential Job Functions
Examples of Essential Job Functions: Assists Plant Operator and Fireworker in the opera¬tion and inspection of such equipment as boiler feed pumps, circulating water pumps, condensate pumps, fans, feed water heaters, steam turbines and generators, and combustion turbines and generators; operates and inspects auxilia¬ry equipment such as water pumps, air compressors, oil pumps and other plant auxiliary equipment; per¬forms routine inspections of the above equipment; observes pressures and temperatures of the turbine and other equipment and keeps such records; routinely performs water chemistry testing and chemical additions to correctly maintain boiler water, condensate, cooling tower water, evaporator water, makeup water, zeolite water, demineralized water, and steam; operates boiler bottom ash removal equipment and fly ash removal equipment; operates feeders and related equipment of the refuse derived fuel handling system; operates light vehicle to travel to remote locations for inspections and equipment readings; records data relating to auxiliary equipment of the power generating system. Performs general maintenance duties as required; lubricates auxiliary equipment.
Each employee is expected to continually strive to bring shared values to life through our Excellence Through People organizational culture. ETP values include: committing to continuous improvement, inspiring creativity and innovation, being customer driven, making data-driven decisions, championing employee involvement, striving for excellence, having fiscal stewardship, acting with honesty and integrity, exhibiting leadership, choosing a positive attitude, respecting one another, promoting safety and wellness, and cultivating teamwork. For leaders, this includes creating a work culture that brings these values to life. For all employees, this includes maintaining a Total City Perspective. The purpose of ETP is to deliver exceptional services to the public at the best price, and for employees to experience an enjoyable and stimulating work environment.
Education and Experience: High school diploma or G.E.D.; courses in steam and mechanical fundamentals of power plants or power plant experience desirable.
Licenses and Certificates: Must possess a valid driver's license.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of the principles, methods, procedures, and practices used in the safe operation of the electrical power genera¬tion plant; knowledge of the machinery and equipment used in electrical power generation; knowledge of water chemistry and testing as it applies to an electrical power generation plant; knowledge of all safety rules as stated in the adopted safety manual.
Skill in the use of common hand and power tools; skill in the maintenance of simple records; skill in the application of safety practices and procedures.
Ability to recognize an emergency condition and react quickly; ability to make minor repairs to power plant equipment; ability to work safely with and around mechanical equipment; ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions; ability to operate light vehicle; ability to work effectively with co-workers.
Required Physical Activities: Climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, finger¬ dexterity, grasping, feeling, talking, and hearing.
General Physical Characteristics: The work involves sitting 25 percent of the time; sitting and using arm/leg controls 5 percent of the time; standing (but not walking) 35 percent of the time; standing and walking 35 percent of the time; frequently lifting objects under 10 pounds; routinely lifting objects from 10 to 25 pounds; occasionally lifting objects from 25 to 50 pounds; and infrequently lifting objects over 50 pounds.
Vision Requirements: The minimum standard for use with those whose work deals largely with preparing and analyzing data and figures, accounting, transcription, computer terminal, extensive reading, visual inspection, and operation of machines (including inspection).
Environmental Conditions: The work is performed inside and/or outside and includes being exposed to extreme heat, noise, vibration, mechanical hazards, chemical hazards, atmospheric conditions that affect the respiratory system or skin, oils, requirement of wearing a respirator, confined spaces, and darkness or poor lighting conditions.
Examples of Equipment Used on the Job: Light vehicle; general purpose hand and power tools and maintenance equipment; a variety of safety equipment and clothing, a variety of measurement and diagnostic tools and equipment; water lab equipment.
The selection process consists of an evaluation of education and experience, a written exam, phone interviews, an interview, and completion of a criminal background check, which includes a sex offender registry check. All candidates will be notified by email of their application status.
Depending on the number of qualified candidates, the City may forego phone interviews.