ESI Operations Technical Officer

Working as an ESI Operations Technical Officer, employees develop operational procedures and systems, manage the start-up and shut down of boilers and turbines, hydro plant, gas turbines; implement safe working practices and environmental procedures; manage and supervise others and coordinate work activities of individuals and teams.

Summary of Training

  • Implement and monitor energy sector OHS policies and procedures
  • Apply Occupational, Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
  • Apply quality systems to work
  • Maintain quality systems within the team
  • Conduct single energy source isolation procedures for permit to work
  • Conduct multiple energy source isolation procedures for permit to work
  • Coordinate permit to work system
  • Operate and monitor A.C. electrical systems
  • Operate and monitor D.C. electrical systems
  • Monitor and implement environmental site plans and procedures
  • Analyse single protection device operation
  • Interpret and analyse multi-operation protection devices
  • Plan and organise work
  • Coordinate team activities
  • Coordinate response to critical incidents
  • Control electrical energy production
  • Manage Work, Health and Safety policy and procedures
  • Manage permit to work system
  • Manage quality control procedures
  • Manage operational crisis to maintain or restore power system integrity
  • Manage an information or knowledge management system
  • Develop a workplace learning environment
  • Lead and manage team effectiveness
  • Operate and monitor air conditioning plant and ventilation systems
  • Operate and monitor fuel firing plant (gas or oil)
  • Start and run up gas turbine
  • Shut down a gas turbine
  • Coordinate operational strategies for power production
  • Manage system restart
  • Produce maintenance strategies for generation production plant
  • Conduct project management
  • Manage commissioning and decommissioning
  • Tune process plant and equipment
  • Coordinate power generation
  • Coordinate electrical energy production
  • Manage operational strategies for power production
  • Manage environmental management systems

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Electricity Supply Industry - Generation Sector

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Industry Group
Energy & Utilities

Work Type
Analytic & Investigative
Conventional & Organising

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ESI Operations Technical Officer - UEP50218
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

36 mths
Part Time
Commencements 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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