Gas Plant Chiller Operator (GPCO) – DELTA Lansing Board of Water & Light Lansing Board of Water & Light 21 reviews

The Lansing Board of Water & Light has seven (7) openings for Gas Plant Chiller Operator (GPCO) in Lansing, MI.

Position Summary:
Responsible for the safe and efficient operation of Delta Energy Park and assists with the training of other operators.

Essential Functions:

  • Performs the required activities for the Delta plant. Performs complete and accurate observation and interpretation of all electric, chilled water and combustion production process indicators.
  • Takes log readings, maintains complete and accurate log sheets and other records as required.
  • Operates various control system equipment associated with combustion, boiler temperature, pressure, air flow, feed water, electric generators, electric and house water service systems. Initiates and performs mechanical and electrical LOTO correctly.
  • Maximizes plant efficiency, by adhering to equipment safety practices, environmental requirements and long-term operation of the plant.
  • Communicates information relative to operating conditions verbally, in writing, with digital devices and computers. Troubleshoots and fills out work request for maintenance of malfunctioning equipment.
  • Assists in developing and defining operational policies, procedures and training for plant operations. Responds quickly to abnormal plant conditions and performs other duties as necessitated by job responsibilities.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Required to follow BWL Safety Manual and wear personal protective equipment as required.
  • Attends training for safety awareness and skills improvement as required by Supervisor, BWL or governmental agency, such as MIOSHA.
Job Specifications:
  • Required of external applicants: high school diploma or equivalent; minimum 5 years power plant operator or equivalent military or other comparable experience- those trained in all facets of fossil-fuel plant operations, especially gas plant operations, preferred; required to pass WorkKeys general skills assessments (Workplace Documents and Graphic Literacy, 4 or higher to pass; Workplace Observation, 3 or higher to pass) and the Bennett Mechanical aptitude test (min. 49 of 68 questions correct to pass; this test is timed) prior to hire.
  • The GPCO will be required to pass a final hands-on evaluation, including Oral Board, upon completion of training.
  • Must be able to work all shifts including shifts as a Relief Operator.
  • All applicants are required to pass simulator skills assessments.
  • Must have and maintain a valid driver’s License with acceptable driving record. Must be respirator fit-tested and self-contained breathing apparatus (S.C.B.A.) certified.
  • Internal applicants required to pass Work-Keys and Bennett Assessments.
Physical Requirements / Working Conditions:
  • Ability to qualify and maintain qualification as a GPCO. This includes the ability to distinguish between colors; ability to climb stairs/ladders and to be at heights of 80-100 feet; ability to lift up to 75 pounds: ability and dexterity to manipulate various size components from valves to small electrical switches to computer keyboards; ability to perform chemical sampling procedures; and the ability to calmly handle quick changing situations under stress.
  • Ability to work extended hours and respond to call in when required.
  • Ability to work extended periods on one’s feet.
  • Ability to work independently and as an overall integral plant staff team member.
  • Plant conditions include temperature and humidity changes, noise, and dust.
  • Must be able to work all shifts including shifts as a Relief Operator.
About BWL:
The Board of Water & Light serves Lansing, Michigan, and surrounding areas with electricity, water, and steam. Lansing's city charter vests the BWL with full and exclusive management of water, steam, and electric services for or the city. The American Public Power Association has honored the Lansing Board of Water & Light as one of the country's best publicly-owned utilities.

The Location:
Lansing, MI provides the opportunity to enjoy all seasons of fun and beauty. With the Grand River open for kayaking, lush golf courses, 17+ miles of trails for biking/hiking/running, Potter Park Zoo, and the sports, the arts and fine foods that comes from being near a major University, Michigan State University, there is a spot for everyone. The area is a short drive from Lake Michigan’s shore line where there is views of natural beauty, boating, fishing, and windsurfing.


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