Power Plant Operator with in-depth knowledge of coal fired boilers. Proficient in daily power plant operations, including generators, gas and steam turbines, electrical switch gears and water treatment systems. Safety-conscious operator, skilled in the operation and maintenance of all central power plant machinery and equipment. Focused plant operator committed to company core values, driving results and exceeding expectations.
Gas plant knowledge
Water treatment operations
OSHA regulatory knowledge
Foxboro system trained STS Lockout/Tagout Scrubber Operations
Power Plant Operator, 07/2001 to Current Kentuck Utilities – Burgin, KY Adjust controls to generate specified electrical power, or to regulate the flow of power between generating stations and substations. Control and maintain auxiliary equipment, such as pumps, fans, compressors, condensers, feedwater heaters, filters, and chlorinators, to supply water, fuel, lubricants, air, and auxiliary power. Control generator output to match the phase, frequency, and voltage of electricity supplied to panels. Make adjustments or minor repairs, such as tightening leaking gland and pipe joints; report any needs for major repairs. Monitor and inspect power plant equipment and indicators to detect evidence of operating problems. Open and close valves and switches in sequence upon signals from other workers, in order to start or shut down auxiliary units. Operate or control power generating equipment, including boilers, turbines, generators, and reactors, using control boards or semi-automatic equipment. Place standby emergency electrical generators on line in emergencies and monitor the temperature, output, and lubrication of the system. Regulate equipment operations and conditions such as water levels, based on data from recording and indicating instruments or from computers. Replenish electrolytes in batteries and oil in voltage transformers, and reset tripped electric relays. Start or stop generators, auxiliary pumping equipment, turbines, and other power plant equipment, and connect or disconnect equipment from circuits. Take readings from charts, meters and gauges at established intervals, and take corrective steps as necessary. Clean, lubricate, and maintain equipment such as generators, turbines, pumps, and compressors in order to prevent equipment failure or deterioration. Collect oil, water, and electrolyte samples for laboratory analysis. Communicate with systems operators to regulate and coordinate transmission loads and frequencies, and line voltages. Examine and test electrical power distribution machinery and equipment, using testing devices. Inspect records and log book entries, and communicate with other plant personnel, in order to assess equipment operating status. Receive outage calls and call in necessary personnel during power outages and emergencies. Record and compile operational data, completing and maintaining forms, logs, and reports.
Telephone System Technician, 02/2000 to 07/2001 Business Telephone Systems – Louisville, KY Responsible for installation, modification and repair of voice, data and video communications. Operate convergence technologies which include IP protocols, voice-over convergence and other fundamentals of telecommunication. Conduct site surveys and meet contacts like business managers, construction crew members, utility company personnel, and people from other departments. Undertake telecommunications systems upgrade and answer queries related to system controls, and maintenance of the system in general. Installation, programming, and maintenance of various telecommunication systems. Installation of fiber backbones, including installation of switch and fiber terminations.
Water Treatment Specialist, 09/1992 to 01/2000 United States Army – United States Supervises or performs installation, operation of water purification equipment, water storage and distribution operations and activities. Performs supervisory duties shown at preceding level of skill. Performs duties as petroleum quality assurance representative while assisting command and staff officers in appraisals of petroleum and water operations. Assists in coordination and implementation of operations, training programs, administrative matters, and communication activities. Provides advice and makes recommendations to the commander and staff on all matters pertaining to enlisted soldiers and their families. Accompanies the commander on inspections, visits and ceremonies. Assists in inspection of command activities, facilities and personnel as prescribed by the commander. Ensures adherence to command policies. Ensures that newly assigned enlisted personnel are instructed in military courtesy, customs of the service and command regulations or policies. Responsible for monitoring training or conducts training of enlisted soldiers. Assesses training at all levels and provides feedback to appropriate commanders and leaders. Provides counsel and guidance to NCOs and other enlisted soldiers of the command. Responsible for and provides guidance on Non-Commissioned Officer Education System (NCOES) and Non-Commissioned Officer Development Program (NCODP). Directs water reconnaissance and water point development. Manages operations and ensures quality control of water supply, storage, distribution and purification activities. Develops area water supply and treatment plan and supervises operation. Assists in water reconnaissance, site preparation, and setup of water treatment activity. Operates and maintains water treatment equipment. Receives, issues, and stores potable water. Performs water quality analysis testing and verification. Conducts water reconnaissance. Develops water sources and water points. Supervises and trains soldiers to perform water treatment tasks. Performs operator maintenance and inspects operational condition and maintenance of equipment. Determines treatment methods and treats water for purification. Analyzes and verifies test results of raw and treated water. Maintains and inventories water treatment equipment and chemical supplies. Prepares water treatment reports and interprets water reconnaissance results to determine location of water sites.
High School Diploma: 1992 Boyle County High School - Danville, Ky.