Chiller Plant Operator

  • Laitram L.L.C.
  • New Orleans, LA, USA
  • Nov 03, 2017
Full time Manufacturing

Job Description

Laitram, L.L.C., is seeking a Central Plant Operator to join the Corporate Facilities Management and Engineering Department at our Harahan campus. This position will operate and maintain the Central Utility Plant equipment including chillers, cooling towers, compressors and associated equipment, chilled and process cooling water for injection molding machines, compressed air, and Building Automation System, This role requires a dedicated individual with proven central plant experience to operate this critical function. Responsibilities: Operates, repairs andmaintains chillers, pumps, cooling towers, heat generating equipment at the Central PlantStart, stop, regulate, monitor and control large centrifugal chillers, cooling towers, pumps and auxiliary equipmentMonitors and reviews all work completed by sub-contractors on the chiller plant equipment and informs management of problems as they are anticipated or developCheck and adjust related set points to optimize plant performance and reliability. Observe, record, and interpret indications from instrumentation and control systems. Calculate, evaluate, and report findings. Perform functional testing of and assist in the investigation of problems with plant systems and components. Support plant maintenance and engineering personnel with such effortsCollect and test water samples of compliance with water treatment program. Make appropriate adjustments to water treatment equipmentInforms Facility Supervisor and Plastics Production Manager of problems revealed during PM/corrective maintenance process; recommends corrective action, modification and replacementsCoordinates, conducts and documents all fire and life safety measures to include inspections and testing to ensure compliance with policiesPerform housekeeping duties as requiredParticipate in the development, review, and revision of standard operating proceduresMaintain logs, records, and data sheets; prepare reports, time sheets, material requisitions, work orders, and other administrative documents related to plant operation Requirements: Minimum of 10 years of experience as a chiller plant mechanic including repairing and troubleshooting related equipment with 5 years as a central plant operatorProgressive experience repairing and maintaining centrifugal and absorption chillers, pumps, compressorsCurrent operating engineer licenseAbility to read flow diagrams, wiring diagrams and schematicsIn depth knowledge of plant operations and maintenanceProven record of Safety training and knowledge of environmental hazards and regulations EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled
Category: Manufacturing , Keywords: Plant Operator