Duke Energy Fuel Equipment Operator (Florida Seasonal Worker Program) in Crystal River, Florida

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Position Summary

The Crystal River Fossil Station, a 4-unit coal-fired steam generating power plant located north of Crystal River, Florida, is seeking a Fuel Equipment Operator. This position is responsible for the proper operation of all equipment connected with the coal handling system.


  • The incumbent will be responsible for all stationary and mobile heavy equipment.

  • The incumbent will be able to operate the stacker-reclaimers, traveling barge unloader, rail unloading system, conveyer systems, coal handling controls, bulldozers, front end loaders, scrapers, and the stockpiling and handling of coal.

  • The incumbent will perform switching and tagging as necessary.

  • The incumbent will be responsible for operating the coal and ash handling systems from a control board using a Distributed Control System (DCS) and ovation software.

  • The incumbent is responsible for housekeeping of the equipment, stationary and mobile, to which s/he is assigned.

  • The incumbent must also have the ability to instruct and train employees in lower classifications of that progression in the procedure of coal handling systems.

  • It is the incumbent’s responsibility to communicate with his/her relief, or with the person s/he is relieving, the complete status of the coal handling operations in regard to the duties of this position.

Basic/Required Qualifications

  • A minimum of a High School Diploma or GED

  • Three (3) years of experience in heavy equipment operation (bulldozers, front end loaders) or Three (3) years experience in the operation of coal conveying systems (conveyors, coal feeders, crushers, stacker/reclaimers).

  • Must have and maintain a valid driver's license.

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience operating a Distributed Control System (DCS).

  • Experience operating gantry cranes

Travel Requirements


Relocation Assistance Provided (as applicable)No

Represented/Union PositionMain IBEW Florida Union

Visa Sponsored PositionNo

Posting Expiration Date

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

All job postings expire at 12:01 AM on the posting expiration date.

Please note that in order to be considered for this position, you must possess all of the basic/required qualifications.

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