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O&M Specialist 3 Operations C/N


St Johns, AZ, US

Date:  Apr 18, 2024

Requisition ID: 16952


Join us in building a better future for Arizona!

SRP is one of the largest public power and water utilities in the U.S. providing electricity to approximately one million customers in the greater metropolitan Phoenix area. Since its founding in 1903, SRP has fostered a culture of stewardship and customer service consistently ranking as an industry leader in customer service according to J.D. Power and named one of Arizona's best employers by Forbes. SRP continues to adapt to its changing business environment by seeking innovative ways to reimagine utility service and the provision of critical resources essential to the life and economy of Arizona.


Why Work at SRP

SRP's success is rooted in our employees' happiness, health, and safety. That's why we offer a comprehensive benefits package to meet the needs of our employees and enhance their well-being. In addition to competitive pay and performance incentives, eligible employees can take advantage of the following benefits:

  • Pension Plan (at no cost to the employee)
  • 401(k) plan with employer matching
  • Available your first day: Medical, vision, dental, and life insurance
  • Over 200+ hours of PTO (includes vacation days, holidays, floating holidays, and sick leave)
  • Parental leave (up to 4 weeks) and adoption assistance
  • Wellness programs (including access to a recreation and fitness facility)
  • Short and long-term disability plans
  • Tuition assistance for both undergraduate and graduate programs
  • 10 Employee Resource Groups for career development, community service, and networking



An O&M Specialist 3 job is a non-journeyman skilled labor position that performs operation and maintenance tasks as required for the safe and efficient operation of a Power Generation Facility. The required mix of primary and secondary skills is variable and is determined by the needs of the particular facility. Typically, an incumbent will performs tasks from any or all of the areas described below, and/or other duties as assigned by management. The duties listed below assume that the O&M 3 operator has completed his training to be fully competent in each skill.                                                                                         


Any one position may not include all duties nor do the example of duties include all tasks, which may be found in the position of this class.

What You'll Do

  • Operates, monitors and troubleshoots all main and auxiliary equipment related to steam boilers, heat recovery steam generators, steam turbines and gas turbines, hydro-turbines and pump storage units and generators.
  • Maintains operating logs, records and data files.
  • Coordinates with system operators to meet the needs of the power system.
  • Performs sampling, analysis and treatment of various plant processes such as water, steam, condensation, fuel and chemicals
  • Monitors and maintains all analytical equipment used in the chemical area.
  • Maintains necessary chemical supplies.
  • Prepares required reports.
  • May sample or analyze material for asbestos.
  • Ensures proper handling and storage of chemicals and waste according to permits, rules, and regulations.
  • Monitors various plant chemistry parameters and initiates corrective action when appropriate.
  • Uses and applies appropriate sampling methodology to determine water quality.

Additional Maintenance and/or Railroad duties (as may be assigned within demonstrated qualifications).

  • Performs maintenance and preventative maintenance on all phases of boiler, turbine, generator and auxiliary equipment, including diagnostic repairs.
  • Operates various equipment such as forklifts, hoists and lifts including rigging of materials.
  • Uses a variety of instruments and tools such as precision measuring devices, hand tools, portable heating devices and cutting tools.
  • Performs various lifting and rigging techniques and regulations.
  • Manages the use of chemicals and waste according to permits and regulations.
  • Performs a variety of surface preparation and coating work such as sandblasting, cleaning and painting.
  • Performs Scaffold building, sheet metal fabrication, insulation, carpentry and concrete work.
  • Operates heavy and mobile equipment to perform tasks such as maintain roads, grounds, railroad and the coal pile including the disposal of ash and other waste materials. Equipment certifications are required and CDL may be required.
  • Inspects, operates and monitors coal conveying, stacking/reclaiming and sampling equipment for safe operation.
  • Operates a track mobile.
  • Performs arc welding and other welding/joining processes, surface and joint preparation, cutting, layout, set up and rigging.  Certifications for certain welding processes are required.
  • Determines or verifies proper materials being used.
  • Operates train (loaded and unloaded), assists in moving, yard switching, connecting and dumping of coal cars. Performs track, catenary and locomotive inspections.
  • Performs general non-journeyman level support of the following work: Air conditioning/HVAC, Auto/Heavy Equipment Mechanic, Construction maintenance, Electrical, Instrumentation, Machine work, Trainer, and Warehousing/Material Handling.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Employee must work safely and efficiently in the performance of their job duties.  Must maintain effective working relationships with other employees, customers and the public.   Must have the ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions, and have the ability to accurately and legibly complete applicable paper work.  May be required to work a reasonable amount of overtime.

What It Takes To Succeed

Be at least 18 years of age. Successfully complete the interview process. Minimum Requirements:

  • Occupation code 5886 (VAL) or 5888 (CGS, NGS, Hydro). Successful completion of O&M Specialist 2 Progressionary Training Objectives or equivalent skills and knowledge. Successful completion of the appropriate Primary Skill Training Program, successful challenge or equivalent skills and knowledge. Occupation code 5887 (VAL) or 5889 (CGS, NGS, Hydro) (training complete). Successful completion of O&M 3 Progressionary Training Objectives or equivalent skills and equivalent. Successful bid evaluation. Training objective is the completion of training curriculum including both defined O&M 3 Primary and Secondary skills program. Primary and Secondary Skill curriculum will be assigned by each facility to meet the needs of facility operation. All primary and secondary skill training should be completed within two years from the date of promotion to this job but may vary due to work demands. Both the primary and secondary training curriculums can and will change. Secondary skills may be directed to a single skill area or a custom blend of two or more skill areas. Mandatory Regulatory Training includes clearance procedures, OSHA, environmental, safety et cetera.

Progressionary Training Objectives:

  • Completion of all O&M 3 Specialist Primary training and 250 hours of Secondary Skills training. The 250 hours of secondary skill training are the hours needed to receive upper level of pay only and may not be the total secondary skill hours required for the job. The secondary skill curriculum will vary based on business needs and conditions. Failure to complete the O&M 3 curriculum, testing and Job Performance Measures in the specified amount of time will result in either a) an opportunity to bid on another position or b) a demotion back to O&M Specialist2, T/A position.


Experience as an O&M Specialist 3 in Power Generation or equivalent experience.


High School, GED or Equivalent.

Testing and Certifications

Must possess the appropriate valid Arizona driver’s license.
Physical Agility Test
For specific list of training certifications contact departmental manager.
Trades Assessment


Hybrid Workplace

SRP currently offers a hybrid workplace, which allows employees whose jobs can be performed remotely, and who have sufficient technical capability, to telework up to three days per week. Although teleworking is available, all employees must live and work in Arizona. We are taking steps to protect the health and well-being of all team members, and by following a number of health and safety protocols, to reduce the risk of the coronavirus (COVID-19).


Drug/Alcohol Policy Statement

To promote the safety and well-being of our employees, customers, and the communities we serve, SRP is committed to maintaining a drug/alcohol free work environment. Although marijuana may now be legal in Arizona, except as otherwise specified under Arizona law, SRP considers it to be an illegal drug for the purpose of our drug/alcohol policy because marijuana remains illegal at the federal level. Any candidate found to be impaired during the hiring process or who has the presence of an illegal drug or unauthorized substance in their system during the pre-employment drug/alcohol test may be disqualified from further consideration in the hiring process.


Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

Salt River Project (SRP) recognizes diversity and inclusion as key drivers of innovation and growth, and seeks to attract a diverse employee base that reflects our community. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, military status or any other protected status under applicable federal, state or local law. Ultimately, SRP aspires to fully apply the power of diversity and inclusion to build a more equitable and sustainable future for our customers, employees and community.


Work Authorization

All candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States.
Currently, SRP does not sponsor H1B visas.


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