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OGE Energy Corp Plant Chemist I in Newcastle, Oklahoma

Plant Chemist I

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Job Description

Position Summary:

Performs environmental and chemistry-related functions at a power plant to support efficient operation and environmental compliance.

Primary Duties:

  • Ensures compliance with safety policies and promotes a safety culture by modeling behaviors consistent with Incident and Injury Free (IIF).

  • Performs basic environmental compliance functions.

  • Performs basic water treatment operation.

  • Performs basic boiler chemistry control and cooling water chemistry control.

  • Serve as a technical resource to plant personnel.

  • Company representative in Environmental agency inspections (e.g., EPA, ODEQ, Corporation Commission).


  • Bachelors Degree in Chemistry; or

  • Bachelors in Science with Two (2) years chemistry experience (i.e. Environmental laboratory, regulatory, Environmental consulting, equivalent military experience, Industrial Environmental, etc.).

Preferred Qualifications: Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to adopt and practice Incident and Injury Free (IIF) philosophy.

  • Basic knowledge of the plants water treatment systems.

  • Basic knowledge in plant cooling water systems.

  • Basic knowledge of the plants environmental compliance and reporting.

  • Ability to communicate with individuals at various levels throughout the organization.

  • Basic computer skills using MS Office (e.g., Word, Excel, Access).

  • Ability to read and understand environmental regulations, company policies and operating procedures.

  • Demonstrated mechanical aptitude in the use of hand tools.

  • Ability to take on additional responsibility.

  • Demonstrates the ability manage plant RCRA waste.

Working Conditions:

  • May require travel.

  • May be required to work non-standard work schedules which includes overtime, weekends, holidays, on-call and call-outs.

  • May be exposed to extreme conditions and inclement weather.

  • Required to work with multi-crafts crews and other groups.

  • May work under hazardous conditions where physical danger exists due to mechanical equipment.

  • Physical Demands

  • Frequently Standing

  • Frequently Walking

  • Occasionally Sitting

  • Occasionally Lifting up to 55 pounds

  • Occasionally Carrying up to 55 pounds

  • Occasionally Pushing up to 46 pounds

  • Occasionally Pulling up to 43 pounds

  • Frequently Climbing

  • N/A Balancing

  • Frequently Stooping

  • Frequently Kneeling

  • Frequently Crouching

  • N/A Crawling

  • Occasionally Reaching

  • N/A Handling

  • Frequently Grasping

  • N/A Feeling

  • N/A Talking

  • N/A Hearing

  • Occasionally Repetitive Motions

  • Frequently Eye/Hand/Foot Coordination

  • For additional information about physical demands, go to demands

Special Safety Requirements:

  • This position is a classified as a Safety-Sensitive Job under state law. Individuals in this position are subject to the terms and conditions set forth in OGE Energy Corp.'s Drug Testing Plan.

    Job Location

    Newcastle, Oklahoma, United States

    Position Type