Operating Technician C


Astoria, US


The duties and responsibilities of this position are to both operate and maintain the Astoria 500 MW Combined Cycle Plant to meet availability, generation and plant heat rate requirements.


Operating includes both operating the control board (Inside Operator) and field operations (Outside Operator).  Maintaining is predominately instrument and controls work, but also includes mechanical work. Responsibilities include for operating and maintaining all plant components including: gas and steam turbine, heat recovery steam generators, environmental control, water quality, cooling tower, boiler feed, condensate, circulating water and fuel systems.  Additional responsibilities include troubleshooting, preventive and corrective maintenance on instrumentation equipment and mechanical/electrical systems. Responsibilities also include operating and maintaining the plant in accordance with all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations, including but not limited to Title V Air permit, SPDES and other environmental permits. This position requires working a rotating 12 hour shift.  The responsibilities of this position include being able to operate the control board within one year.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Experience operating power plant equipment, preferably combined cycle power plants.
  • Experience in troubleshooting, repair and maintenance of plant systems and equipment.
  • Independent judgment and decision making skills while performing self-directed work with minimal supervision.

Education, Experience and Certifications

  • A.A.S. degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or equivalent.
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in gas turbine power plant or military power plant applications in operation and maintenance of these systems.

Physical Requirements


Military Occupational Specialty Codes
MOS - Army: 01B, 01G, 12K, 12Q, 12R, 15F, 15J, 51R, 52F, 63J, 91C, 91D 
MOS - Marines: 1141, 6033  

MOS - NavyAD, AE, AS, CE, EM, ET (NUC), GSE, GSM, MM (NUC), MR, SW, UT, 001577, 003698, 3003, 3202, 3391, 4540, 4602, 4626, 4632, 4641, 4752, 4754, 4942, 4943, 4944, 5699,  


Hourly rates for union-represented employees are collectively bargained by the New York Power Authority and UWUA. The negotiated pay rate for this position is $49.01 per hour.


The New York Power Authority and Canals Corporation believes that equity, diversity, and inclusion drive our success, and we encourage women, people of color, LGBTQIA+ individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply. As an equal opportunity employer, NYPA/Canals is committed to building inclusive, innovative work environments with employees who reflect communities across NY and enthusiastically serve them. We proudly celebrate diversity and do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, veteran status, disability status, pregnancy, marital status, genetic information, arrest record or criminal conviction history, or any other category protected by law.

We are happy to provide reasonable religious accommodations during the hiring process for those in need. If you have a disability or special need that requires a reasonable accommodation, please send a request to accessibility@nypa.gov.

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