American Electric Power Coal Hndlr 2Nd Yr in Gentry, Arkansas

Title Coal Hndlr 2Nd Yr

Auto req ID 14104BR

Location Gentry, AR

Job Type Full-Time

Job Category Power Plants

Relocation No

Job Description Perform, or learn to perform work in connection with the operation and maintenance of the coal unloading and conveying system and unskilled manual work in and about the plant yard, coal docks, and in buildings, as assigned. Operate and maintain dozers, trucks, loaders, and other heavy equipment moving coal, fly ash, bottom ash, and performing maintenance on conveyor system, chute work, and material handling system. Operate coal car unloading equipment and perform maintenance on unloading equipment. Perform cleaning work on the coal conveyor system, such as car dumpers,bunkers, runways, tripper room, belt decks, and tunnels. Load, unload and handle coal, materials, supplies and equipment; where required, couple and uncouple railroad cars; set and release brakes, operate rail switches; signal locomotive operator when to start, stop, go forward or backward; and flag traffic at crossings. Haul and move materials, supplies and equipment; cleaning work of all kinds in, around, and on equipment, buildings, and yard; clean and remove ashes and debris; cut grass and weeds; dig ditches; work on tracks and track beds; replace light bulbs and similar unskilled manual tasks. Operate and perform maintenance on all coal yard related equipment. Clean and perform lubrication on all equipment including conveyors, pumps, large motors and gearboxes and rolling stock. Secure, identify and transport coal samples, as directed. Inspect and test fire equipment. and properly document tests. Operate automotive equipment. Perform manual work. Maintain equipment, tools and work areas in a clean and orderly condition. Perform duties in accordance with Company's safety rules, operating regulations and practices and report unsafe conditions and practices. Report irregularities and abnormal conditions to the appropriate supervision. Issue clearances, clear and tag equipment in coal yard area. Assist in training other employees. Assist employees as required. Operate equipment as required for cleaning purposes. Perform similar or less skilled work.

Minimum Requirements

Residency Requirement : Within 40 minutes’ drive time of Flint Creek Power Plant under normal conditions.

High school degree or equivalent education and experience. Associate degree in technical or scientific field preferred. Journey Level Requirements Must have successfully performed the duties of Coal Handler 1st and 2nd year. Should have 4,200 hours of power plant or related experience. (Electrical)--Must have 2 year of industrial electrical, instrumentation or controls experience. Must become familiar with the location and layout of coal-handling equipment. Must be able to understand and follow instructions and practices. Must be able to learn to use the tools and equipment required in the work. Must have the physical capabilities to climb and work on or about plant equipment at various elevations. Must comply with all safety rules and regulations. Respond to callouts to maintain and support business operational needs and schedules. Must have mechanical aptitude and be capable of working on a wide variety of equipment such as large motors and gearboxes, conveyors, pumps, hydraulic systems, electrical controls (troubleshooting and maintenance), calibration and maintenance of weighing instrumentation and chute plugged switches, welding, cutting and fabrication, etc.

Successful completion of the Power Plant Maintenance Selection System (MASS) test is required for this position. A review of Employment Testing Information, Test-Taking Tips, and the MASS Practice Test may be helpful. A link to these materials may be found at AEP.com Careers by selecting Employment testing. 

Must be willing to work rotating shifts including weekends, nights, and holidays. Minimum long distance travel required but the inspection of remote equipment is a daily requirement for this position. Must respond to callouts in both outage and non-outage work to maintain and support business operational needs and schedules. 

Comply with all applicable plant operating instructions and procedures.

Comply with the rules, safety practices and procedures applicable to the work environment and report unsafe conditions and practices.. Must learn and have a working knowledge of Safety and Environmental guidelines.

Properly use the tools and equipment applicable to work duties.

Read, interpret and work from simple prints and specifications.

Communicate effectively, both verbally and written. Demonstrate professional conduct and effective interactions with employees, contractors and others.  

Must be willing and able to work inside designated confined space entry areas, elevated areas and in hot and cold temperatures. Must be able to wear respirator when required. Train for fire fighting, first aid, AED and other emergency response programs as required.

Demonstration of applicable knowledge, skills and abilities are required for next progression within job family.