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Cleco Fuel Operation Tech III in New Roads, Louisiana

Depending on the volume of applications, this position may close to external applicants before the job posting end date expires.


The Fuel Handling Technician II is a career level technician with knowledge of and some experience with power plant fuel handling principles, practices, concepts, and theories. Operates stationary and mobile (heavy) equipment and assists in the maintenance efforts of the electric generating unit equipment. Perform duties in accordance with plant, corporate and environmental procedures to meet the fuel needs of the generating units. Execute shift duties in a manner to assure high equipment availability.

Key Responsibilities

  • Champions a corporate culture that emphasizes transparency, integrity, safety, environmental responsibility, employee development, diversity and inclusion, customer service, and operational excellence.

  • Operates the fuel handling stationary and mobile heavy equipment in a manner to consistently meet the fuel needs of the generating unit. Safeguard equipment during operations to avoid equipment damage and housekeeping issues. Operates the systems in an environmentally responsible and safe manner.

  • Performs minor maintenance activities when on shift and supports plant maintenance as required especially during outages. Performs shift inspections daily to ensure proactive maintenance and prevent catastrophic failures. Explores and reports equipment issues to improve the overall maintenance efforts of the fuel handling systems.

  • Manage the fuel storage pile to prevent run-off and fuel degradation. Maintain plant roads as required to allow for safe travel on the site.

  • Supports the escalation of any risk to delivery for fuel handling operations to supervisor, as necessary.

  • Assist entry-level fuel handling technicians to help train and support them in their job responsibilities.

  • Provide communication to their supervisor to provide updates on fuel handling activities, and identify risks.

  • Uses prescribed fuel handling guidelines or policies to analyze and resolve problems with limited supervision.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent with related vocational or technical training preferred

  • 3-5+ years of related experience

  • Strong knowledge of leading practices for their practice area

  • Willingness and ability to learn new technologies on the job

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate complex results to technical and non-technical audiences

  • Proficient at functioning effectively within a team environment, present ideas and opinions in a respective and collegial manner

  • Strong customer focus and employee experience mindset

Cleco Corporate Holdings LLC is a regional energy holding company that conducts its business operations through two subsidiaries, Cleco Power and Cleco Cajun. Headquartered in Pineville, Louisiana, and in business since 1935, the company has almost 1,500 employees.

Cleco Power

Cleco Power is a regulated electric public utility that owns 10 generating units with a rated capacity of 3,360 megawatts, 1,335 miles of transmission lines and 12,152 miles of distribution lines. Cleco Power uses multiple generating sources and multiple fuels to serve approximately 290,000 customers in 24 of Louisiana's parishes through its retail business and supplies wholesale power in Louisiana and Mississippi. Parishes served include Acadia, Allen, Avoyelles, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Catahoula, DeSoto, Evangeline, Grant, Iberia, Jefferson Davis, LaSalle, Natchitoches, Rapides, Red River, Sabine, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Vermilion, Vernon and Washington.

Cleco Cajun

Cleco Cajun is an unregulated utility company that owns 14 generating units with a rated capacity of 3,379 MWs and wholesale contracts serving nine Louisiana cooperatives, three wholesale municipal customers and one electric utility.