Generation Controller
Contact Energy
Taupō, Waikato, New Zealand
6d ago

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The primary focus of this role is to operate our geothermal power plants in a safe, efficient and timely manner within operational guidelines, EGR / NZEM rules, and offer guidelines to meet output and performance requirements.

Safety is your middle name and keeping your peers in line with occupational health principles and practices will bring you great satisfaction.

  • No day is likely to be the same as the last as you learn the specific code of compliance requirements for our Geothermal power plants but here’s a small preview into some of tasks that will fill up your day;
  • Operate local and remote control power stations via DCS systems and respond to alarms / events.
  • You will monitor plant performance, maintain plant efficiency, whilst identifying and anticipating events to prevent failures.
  • Maintain knowledge of and comply with all industry safety rules, codes of practice and regulations whilst delivering HSE Performance and Safety from the System (SFTS).
  • Carry out operational routines and inspections, identify and report any defective plant and apparatus.
  • Contribute to the performance of the team by assisting in other areas or sites as required, including identifying opportunities for improvement of systems and processes, and suggest advice and / or strategies to other staff to minimise risk.
  • You may even have a couple of these gems :

  • Come from a trade background
  • Specialist qualification such as EnChem 3 or 4
  • If not that is ok, as Contact Energy will provide full training up to, and including specialist qualifications like EnChem4 (and beyond) for the successful applicant.

    Who are you?

    We have a set of behaviours that we think describe the person we are looking for and the experience or attitude you will bring.

  • Curiosity you are often described as the person at the BBQ that asks, but why . This curiosity helps foster your innovative approach to your work and your overall team.
  • Human Kindness you are a naturally inclusive person that thrives when collaborating with others, you take pride in what you do and how you treat others.
  • Pointed Focus you focus on the important stuff and don’t stress on the small things
  • Progressive matched with your curiosity you are always thinking about how we can make things better’ and you are one of few people that feels comfortable being uncomfortable.
  • We all know that’s the space where we learn the most!

    Additional Information

    The successful applicant will be rewarded with an attractive salary package and numerous benefits including discounted health care, our health and wellbeing program, discounted energy and the option to purchase extra annual leave among other benefits.

    We run a 24 / 7 business, following a comprehensive training period successful applicants will move onto our 12 hour shift roster.

    Given the nature of our business some out of hours and overtime work may be required from time to time.

    At Contact Energy, we are committed to creating a safe and inclusive environment which values and respects diverse styles, backgrounds, experiences and perspectives.

    We welcome and encourage women, Tangata whenua and people from diverse backgrounds to apply.

    Our teams are busy as we are growing our geothermal capability and capacity, which means we want to fill this role quickly.

    If you have read this and it struck a chord, don’t delay. Apply now!

    Contact Energy is committed to being an inclusive employer. We want people to be themselves, after all, they can't be anyone else!

    Please note, only candidates with the right to live and work in New Zealand will be considered for this role.

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