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Junior Utility Operator

  • System area Releases (SARS)

•        Day-to-day management and tracking of utility system area releases

•        Ad hoc support for urgent , unplanned SARs

•        Provide updates at shift to shift meetings and urgent ad hoc meetings

•        Provide updates to management and customers as needed

•        Daily email communication to a wide audience on SAR statuses

•        Working with Facilities planning and scheduling to ensure SARs are in place

•        Assist or shadow Utility Operators in removing systems from service and returning system to service

·          Monitor and Report

•        Monitor and record plant operating parameters in the field; escalate issues to Utility Operators via handheld radio or as directed

•        Report non-SAR system impact notices to customers such as waste cessations and load shedding events

•        Engage with MFG customers as directed to convey urgent information during emergency events

•        Under supervision, monitor local equipment alarms and report alarm conditions as assigned

·          Control Room Readiness

•        Manage communication equipment including handheld radios, phones, related chargers, and other devices used per shift

•        Maintain logs and checklist as assigned for Utility Operations staff

•        Ensure all consumable materials needed in the control room are restocked

•        Maintain and update contact information for vendors and stakeholders on an ongoing basis

·          Data and Field Reviews

o   Shadow utility operators performing routine operations

o   Under supervision, execute utility operation of systems as assigned

o   Execute adverse trend reviews of data to identify leading indicator of failure

o   Execute utility yard inspection readiness checks and other related checks as assigned

o   Perform routine and ad hoc field walk downs with other Utility Operations personnel in support of improvements or other assigned activities

o   Execute logs, checklists, and other documents for day to day operations

o   Escort vendors or stakeholders as needed in the utility yard areas

·          Consumable and Safety Equipment Support

o   Perform safety equipment checklists and equipment audits

o   Order safety equipment as needed for activities as directed

o   Serve as point of contact/coordinator for safety projects and safety work orders

o   Provide day to day oversight of consumables used for utility systems

o   Serve as point of contact for consumable replenishment

o   Manually or automatically refill consumables as needed

·          Continuous Improvement and Training

o   Participate in developing and reviewing SOPs and work instructions

o   Participate in reviews and assessments for the Utility Operations program

o   Train utility vendors on utility yard guidelines including safety requirements and equipment remove from service guidelines

·          Other projects/tasks as assigned by management


·          Wear proper safety equipment at all time

·          Engage in safe behavior within the utility areas




  • Ability to work with frequent interruptions and changes in priorities.
  • Ability to acquire a thorough knowledge of workable systems, policies, and procedures
  • Ability to maintain a positive attitude regardless of circumstances
  • Ability to objectively support and explain reasoning for decisions    
  • Ability to become proficient with CMMS (INFOR preferred)
  • Knowledge of safety practices and procedures
  • Skill in oral and written communication
  • College degree (Associates/Bachelors), Technical Certification, military technical training, or equivalent experience that provides knowledge, skills, and the abilities required to appropriately perform the scope of responsibilities.
  • 0- 6 months experience related to utility and/or process equipment operation, maintenance, reliability, or instrumentation or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
  • Train the Trainer course completion (required – company provided ) 


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