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Coal Equipment Operator 1st yr -Coal Equipment Operator 2nd yr.

SouthWestern Electric Power Co
Full-time
Remote friendly
Worldwide

Job Summary

Residency Requirement: Successful candidate must reside within one (1) hour drive to the Welsh Power Plant, in normal driving conditions.

This position is posted as a range ; Pay , title, and grade will be based of the qualifications of the selected candidate.

Position Summary: Perform, or learn to perform work in connection with the operation and maintenance of the unloading and conveying system. Learn to operate and maintain dozers, trucks, loaders, and other heavy equipment moving coal, fly ash, bottom ash and reagents. Learn to perform maintenance on conveyor systems,chute work, and material handling systems. Learn to operate rail car unloading equipment and perform maintenance on unloading equipment. Report irregularities and abnormal conditions to supervisor. Participate in continuous improvement activities.

Job Description

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Perform cleaning work and washdown on the coal conveyor system, such as car dumpers, bunkers, runways, tripper room, belt decks, and tunnels.

  • Load, unload and handle coal, materials, and equipment; where required, couple and uncouple railroad cars; haul and move materials, supplies and equipment; cleaning work of all kinds in, around, and on equipment, buildings, and yard; clean and remove ashes and debris; work on tracks and track beds.

  • Operate and assist in performing maintenance on all coal yard related equipment.

  • Clean and perform lubrication on all equipment including conveyors, pumps, large motors and gearboxes and mobile equipment.

  • Learn to inspect and test fire equipment and properly document tests.

  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of industrial processes and systems.

  • Assist issuing clearances, clearing and tagging equipment and holding clearance permits.

  • Prepare and maintain records as required.

  • Depth Perception: Ability to judge distance and space relationships. 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Coal Equipment Operator 1st year:

Education requirements are listed below:

High school degree or GED.

Work Experience requirement listed below:

  • Must have a good understanding of some of the following equipment: mobile equipment, conveyors, pumps, hydraulic systems, electrical controls, welding, cutting and fabrication, etc. mechanical).

  • Must have 1 year experience repairing/operating the following types of equipment, such as: Conveyors, hydraulic systems, machinery alignment, bulldozers, scrapers, loaders, forklifts, etc. (electrical).

  • Must have 1 year of industrial electrical, instrumentation or controls experience. (welding).

  • Must have 1 year of industrial welding experience and pass AEP testing if required.

Coal Equipment Operator 2nd Year:

Education:

High school degree or GED.
Work Experience requirement listed below:

  • Must have a good understanding of some of the following equipment: mobile equipment, conveyors, pumps, hydraulic systems, electrical controls, welding, cutting and fabrication, etc. (Job posting will recruit appropriate experience as determined by plant management) (mechanical)--

  • Must have 2 year experience repairing/operating the following types of equipment, such as: Conveyors, hydraulic systems, machinery alignment, bulldozers, scrapers, loaders, forklifts, etc. (electrical)--

  • Must have 2 year of industrial electrical, instrumentation or controls experience. (welding)--Must have 2 year of industrial welding experience and pass AEP testing if required. Licenses/Certifications: Must possess the appropriate State driver's license.

Required License(s)/Certification(s) are listed below: Must possess the appropriate State driver's license

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

  • Physical demand level is Not Yet Determined and requirements details are listed below:

  • Successful completion of the Power Plant Maintenance Selection System (MASS) test is required for this position.

  • A review of Employment Testing Information, Test-Taking Tips, and the MASS Practice Test may be helpful. A link to these materials may be found at AEP.com Careers by selecting Employment testing.

  • Must be willing to work rotating shifts including weekends, nights, and holidays.

  • Minimum long distance travel required but the inspection of remote equipment is a daily requirement for this position.

  • Must respond to callouts in both outage and non-outage work to maintain and support business operational needs and schedules.

  • Comply with all applicable plant operating instructions and procedures.

  • Comply with the rules, safety practices and procedures applicable to the work environment and report unsafe conditions and practices.

  • Must learn and have a working knowledge of Safety and Environmental guidelines.

  • Properly use the tools and equipment applicable to work duties.

  • Read, interpret and work from simple prints and specifications.

  • Communicate effectively, both verbally and written.

  • Demonstrate professional conduct and effective interactions with employees, contractors and others.

  • Must be willing and able to work inside designated confined space entry areas, elevated areas and in hot and cold temperatures.

  • Must be able to wear respirator when required.

  • Train for fire fighting, first aid, AED and other emergency response programs as required.

  • Demonstration of applicable knowledge, skills and abilities are required for next progression within job family. 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

List any physical demands required for this job:

  • Medium Work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

  • Eye-Hand-Foot Coordination: Ability to coordinate hand and foot motions with visual stimuli in order to engage in or perform physical activities, such as typing, operating vehicles or mechanical equipment, etc

  • Carrying: Supporting the weight of an object with hands and arms and moving from one place to another.

  • Lifting Raising objects horizontally from position-to-position. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires the substantial use of the upper extremities and back muscles.

  • Climbing: Ascending or descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles and the like, using feet and legs and/or hands and arms. Body agility is emphasized.

  • Eye-Hand-Foot Coordination: Ability to coordinate hand and foot motions with visual stimuli in order to engage in or perform physical activities, such as typing, operating vehicles or mechanical equipment, etc.

  • Seeing: Near Vision: Clarity of vision as 20 inches or less. Far Vision: Clarity of vision at 20 feet or more.

  • Depth Perception: Ability to judge distance and space relationships.

  • Field of Vision: Area that can be seen up and down or to right or left while eyes are fixed on a given point. 

  • Accommodation: Adjustment of lens of eye to bring an object into sharp focus.

  • Color: Ability to identify and distinguish colors

  • Hearing: Perceiving the nature and intent or meaning of sounds.

Compensation Data

Compensation Grade:

U074-S26

Compensation Range:

$37.76-37.76 USD

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