Control Operator IV - Power Plant Electrician

San Diego, CA, USA Req #5
Thursday, June 16, 2022


Reporting to the General Manager, the Control Operator IV - Power Plant Electrician is responsible for the day to day operations of the thermal energy center. The primary objective is to perform routine, preventative maintenance and repair, as well as handle emergency repair problems.

Principle Responsibilities/Key Results Areas

  • Ensure the plant is operated with regard to the priorities in order: Safety, Reliability and Efficiency.
  • Follow plant operational procedures to ensure the accomplishment of production goals.
  • Track and log operational system status using applicable journals and control system tools.
  • Identify abnormal operating and equipment conditions;
  • Perform electrical maintenance work as needed.
  • Inspect, test, troubleshoot, configure, repair, calibrate, and install mechanical, pneumatic, electric, and hydraulic control components and instrumentation.
  • Locate causes of defective or intermittent electrical equipment and instrumentation, report findings to supervisor, and execute installation, repair or replacement and commissioning as required.
  • Use Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) effectively to accomplish required maintenance in an efficient and organized manner.
  • Coordinate and schedule with other plants, customers and contractors as necessary to accomplish installation or maintenance objectives consistent with schedules, quality and cost management.
  • Able to train and guide less qualified Control Operators.
  • Perform other duties as required.


  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Journeyman Electrician or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of five years of maintenance and troubleshooting experience with cogeneration and/or central heating and cooling plants
  • Some proficiency in contract management
  • Proven skills in leading/directing contractors
  • Knowledge of power plant and/or large heating and cooling plant processes
  • Adjusts quickly to change: remains flexible and productive in times of continuing change. Supports and champions change processes.
  • Gathers data; identifies issues; relates and compares; identifies cause-effect; interprets different viewpoints; determines and takes a course of action after identifying and developing possible consequences.
  • Seeks, acquires and promptly applies new knowledge and skills, including interpersonal skills, new technology, business-related information and emerging industry practices.
  • Generates creative solutions to work situations; tries different and novel ways to deal with organizational problems and opportunities. Develops systems or work processes to increase efficiency production.
  • Works effectively independently and with others throughout the organization (including coworkers, supervisors, peers in other units and senior management) to accomplish organizational goals and to identify and resolve problems.
  • Self-driven; actively seeks out and pursues opportunities to improve themselves and their surroundings.
  • Communicates openly to ensure all personnel are informed of plant and equipment conditions.
  • Maintains high personal standards of performance, responsibility and professionalism.

Other details

  • Job Family Prof. (Plant)
  • Pay Type Hourly
Location on Google Maps
  • San Diego, CA, USA