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ADM Power Plant Operator – Co-Generation Plant – Des Moines, IA in Des Moines, Iowa

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Power Plant Operator – Co-Generation Plant – Des Moines, IA



Job Description:

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Power Plant Operator – Co-Generation Plant – Des Moines, IA

Soybean Processing Plant

Pay: $24.55 to $28.80 per hour depending on level of experience and license held.

Shift: Full-time, 40hours, Rotating (swing shift, weekends and holidays)

$1.20/hour rotating shift differential

Progression within the company to higher paid positions available.

Preferred Experience:

  • 5 years of power plant employment or relevant experience in a manufacturing environment or a relevant degree in power plant operations

  • Must possess or work to obtain a 1 st Class Stationary Engineers license for the City of Des Moines within 90 days of employment

Key roles:

  • Focus on safety, quality, and integrity

  • Shift operation (procedures) and equipment checks

  • Master the digital control system used to monitor and control all Co-Gen plant functions

  • Startup, operate, and shutdown the coal and gas boilers

  • Operate and adjust the steam turbine generator and all supporting auxiliary equipment

  • Monitor and control all medium voltage electrical distribution for the facility

  • Review and adjust water treatment operation based upon lab test results

  • Generate accurate legible documentation and log records

  • Troubleshoot and perform basic maintenance of equipment

  • Perform equipment specific lock out procedures

  • Guide daily work activities for the Co-Gen Utility Employees

Job Qualifications:

  • Applicant must possess basic math, science, and problem-solving skills

  • Applicant must be able to work in all types of climates both inside and out including extreme hot and cold temperatures, noisy environments, heights, dusty environments, all of which require use of Personal Protective Equipment

  • Applicant must be able to stand for long periods, work in confined spaces and have good physical dexterity; i.e., bend, kneel, climb steps and ladders, and lift 50 Lbs

  • With training, the applicant must be able to operate heavy equipment including overhead cranes, pay-loaders, forklifts, and skid-steers

  • Attendance and punctuality are required including some mandatory overtime

  • All employees are subject to random drug screens

  • Applicant must have the ability to work independently in an organized safe manner

  • Applicants must be willing to work rotating shifts, weekends, and holidays

  • Good computer and mechanical skills a plus

Relocation assistance is not available with this position.

This position offers a complete benefit package, including 401K/ESOP, pension, health, life and dental insurance.

ADM requires the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen/medical questionnaire and a background check.

ADM is an Equal Opportunity Employer for minorities, females, protected veterans, and individuals with a disability.


Des Moines


IA - Iowa

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ADM is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability and veterans status.