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Avista Utilities Control Operator in Kettle Falls, Washington


Closes: Open Until FilledSalary: $48.09 per hour

Job Description

The Control Operator is responsible for the start up, operation, and shut down of a steam electric generating plant using computerized monitoring devices, electrical switchgear and related auxiliary equipment in a safe and efficient manner from a central control room. This position is the highest of a multi-step progression from Assistant Control Operator to Control Operator and is expected to know all aspects of Control Operator duties for the Company. Lower steps in this classification are expected to progress into all aspects of these duties.

Avista has a rewarding and challenging opportunity for a Control Operator in Kettle Falls, WA. This is a position with career potential in renewable energy that provides for:

  • Industry stability and innovative company culture. We anticipate upgrades to our infrastructure and growth over the next several years offering employees new challenges in the field of renewable energy.

  • Beautiful geography with plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy in the area.

  • Competitive wages and generous benefits.

  • Supportive team environment with opportunities for advancement.

  • Military experience may be translatable.

  • Membership in IBEW Local #77


  • At least five years in steam plant operations with control room experience.

  • Must exhibit a capacity to handle stress and operating contingencies.

  • Other combinations of education/experience may be considered.

To Apply

Complete an online application and attach your resume and cover letter to your profile. All documents must be attached to your application at the time of submitting your application for review. No documents can be attached after you click "Submit".

Pre-employment screening requirementsEmployment is contingent upon the successful completion of a drug test, background check and motor vehicle records review.

This position is considered safety-sensitive under the Department of Transportation regulations 49 CFR Part 40 and may be subject to pre-employment drug and/or alcohol testing as well as other testing and training requirements as mandated by federal law.

Control Operator must live within 25 miles or 30 minutes of headquarters.

Avista’s Commitment to Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Avista is committed to the goal of Equal Opportunity Employment and Affirmative Action. All qualified applicants will be considered regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, age, sensory, mental or physical disability (unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification), Veteran status or any other classification protected by nondiscrimination law.

Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here. Avista will make reasonable accommodation to assist a qualified person with a disability in the job application, interview process, and to perform the essential functions of the job whenever possible, where undue hardship would not be created for Avista. Please let us know if you would like assistance.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)