SRP Ops Spec Trainee Valley (O&M 2, 3, OS) in Casa Grande, Arizona

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Date: Oct 18, 2016

Location: Casa Grande, AZ, US

Company: SRP

Job Brief

Operations Specialist Trainee (OST) duties are: Satisfactory completion of all training objectives to develop the skills necessary for promotion to the Operations Specialist position. The OST will be involved in all aspects of operating a power generation facility. Various facilities use operating personnel to perform maintenance functions as well as operations duties. The degree of these maintenance functions will vary between facilities and are not necessarily listed in the bullets below, but are expected of this position. Since the OST position is a training position for a specified length of time (below) it shall not be a position that an O&M 3 operator can be upgraded to.

Job Responsibilities

Major duties: The duties specified are only those typically required for the job. Duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Under general supervision is responsible for leraning the facility specific operation of coal, natural gas and fuel oil fired steam generating units and steam turbine generators, simple cycle gas turbines and combined cycle units, conventional and pumped storage hydro units, internal combustion engine units, solar powered units, wind powered units and fuel cell powered units, and their related equipment.

  • OST is responsible for learning to operate and monitor equipment and auxiliaries by remote control from the control room as well as from throughout the facility using pertinent information from Distgributed Control Systems, gauges, instruments, and communciation facilities located in the control room and throughout the plant.

  • OST is responsible for operation of all units in his charge with his related equipment. In addition to his power plant duties, this may include regular O&M duties at the site, including housing areas, civil works, roadways, water or sewer systems, etc.

  • OST is responsible for learning to coordinate and maintain unit availability with AGC, which includes preparation and planning for load reductions/increases based on system demands. Duties require a complete and thorough knowledge of the entire plant operation as it relates to the generation of power.

  • OST is responsible for learning to operate units within environmental and SRP guidelines.

  • OST is responsible for learning how to direct the work of other classifications, and assists as directed by others in the completion of tasks.

  • The OST will be required to train personnel in other classifications in the proper operation of plant equipment, controls, and procedures.

OST is responsible for learning how to evaluate plant processes and issue clearances, as needed; this requires a through knowledge of the clearance procedure.



High School, GED or Equivalent.

Completion of an appropriate Apprenticeship program or equivalent.



Area of Company

Amount of Experience

(Months, Years)

O & M Specialist III

Operations or equiv

1 Year

Additional Information

Ability to learn and demonstrate the skills and knowledge necessary to perform the duties of the job.

Be at least 18 years of age

Have a High School diploma or GED

Possess a valid driver's license

Pass an O&M aptitude test

Pass a Physical Agility Test


Training Objectives:

Successful completion of all training curriculum defined by the Operations Specialist Trainee program is required. All testing and Job Performance Measures must be completed successfully. All training shall be completed within two years from the date of promotion but can vary due to work demands. The skill-training curriculum will vary based on business needs.

Skills training can and will change to meet the needs of the facility. Mandatory Regulatory Training will be completed to comply with SRP policy.

Progressionary Training Objectives:

Successful completion of the OST curriculum. Upon completion of the OST curriculum training, promotion to the Operator Specialist classification will become available when there is an opening in that classification at their current facility. Failure to complete the OST curriculum, testing and Job Performance Measures in the specified amount of time will result in either a) and opportunity to bid to another position or b) a demotion back to O&M Specialist 3, T/A position.

Certifications or Testing Required

Must possess the appropriate valid Arizona driver’s license.

Appropriate respirator medical certification, fit test and training required.

Physical Agility Test

For specific list of training certifications contact departmental manager.

O&M Test

Requisition Details

Requisition ID: 3746

Does this position require a commercial driver's license?: No, this position does not require a commercial driver

Number of Days if Temporary Position: N/A

Shift: Rotating shiftman 7 day coverage

Org Code/Description: 351832200 Desert Basin Operations

EOE - SRP encourages a diverse workforce

All candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States.

Currently, SRP does not sponsor H1B visas.