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Utility Plant Operator

Company: Ameresco
Location: Valhalla
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:

Driven by a high-caliber workforce, Ameresco is a leading clean technology integrator and renewable asset developer, owner and operator. Our comprehensive services include energy efficiency, infrastructure upgrades, asset sustainability and renewable energy solutions throughout North America and Europe. Our renewable energy assets and customer projects have delivered a cumulative carbon offset equivalent to over 60 million metric tons of carbon dioxide since going public in 2010.

Grounded in ourC.A.R.I.N.G. valuesand guided by our Environmental, Social and Governance practices, we are proud of our engaging workplace with a host ofcompetitive benefits and wellness programs. Our teams work collaboratively to deliver best-in-class solutions with a relentless focus on customer satisfaction. In pursuit of energizing a sustainable world, our people and purpose set Ameresco apart.

Help shape the future of energy by working for an award-winning team, honored to be recognized by agencies including Best and Brightest Companies to Work for in the Nation and Forbes for our company culture, industry leadership, and client projects. Ameresco is fueled by a dynamic team that embraces diversity, career development opportunities, and -- most importantly - employees driven by doing well by doing good.

Ameresco has a new opportunity for a Plant Operator to join our Team at a high pressure steam plant, located in Valhalla, NY. Ameresco is looking for a highly motivated individual to operate the plant and all associated equipment. The Plant and equipment includes 4 B&W high pressure boilers, Chemical feed systems, steam turbine and electric driven water pumps and all associated boiler equipment. The plant is operated 24/7/365 to provide steam and hot water to the covered campus. The individual would be required to work a 12-hour rotating shift. This position requires accurate and accountable performance of all necessary duties to ensure safe and complaint operations.


Maintain daily operation of a gas and oil fueled high pressure steam facility;

Perform assigned tasks required to maintain compliance with environmental permits;

Coordinate and participate with subcontractors and equipment service work;

Ensure safe and optimum steam generation facility operations;

Perform frequent rounds of plant and report any abnormalities;

Perform proper shift turnovers at beginning and end of shifts;

Prepare and maintain daily reports;

Work independently and apply sound judgment and critical thinking skills;

Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships;

Adhere to an assigned work schedule including the availability to be on-call as assigned by supervisor;

Learn and operate various control systems for the plant;

Follow Standard Operating Procedures for plant start-up and shut down;

Stay within operating parameters set by Manager and notify management of any production problems;

Maintain good housekeeping practices; and

Perform other duties as required.


Minimum 2 years equipment experience using mechanical, electrical, instrument or control system skills.

High School Diploma or GED.

A high pressure steam operator license within any state of the USA.


Experience with high pressure boiler operation desirable.

Experience with a rotating shift schedule.

Knowledge of the fundamentals of electricity, both AC and DC, and Arc Flash Hazards.

Knowledge of steam production and all associated equipment needed.

Basic computer skills including e-mail and data entry using Microsoft Outlook, Word, & Excel.

Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.

Strong verbal, written, computer communication and organization skills.

May be required to pass substance testing and/or security clearance investigation.

Valid US drivers license.

AMERESCO challenges the brightest, most talented and creative individuals in the industry by providing an environment that embraces initiative, diversity, and achievement along with comprehensive rewards, including people-oriented insurance, investment, and incentive plans.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer/Women/Minorities/Veteran/Disability.

Keywords: Ameresco, Yonkers , Utility Plant Operator, Other , Valhalla, New York

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