Operations Specialist

Date: Sep 19, 2023

Location: Apollo Beach, Florida, US, 33570

Company: TECO

Title: Operations Specialist 
Company: Tampa Electric Company 
State and City: Florida - Apollo Beach
Shift: 8 Hr. X 5 Days



The Operations Specialist supports the development and maintenance of all Hazardous Energy Control (HEC) procedures through the Lock Out Tag Out (LOTO) software system. Additionally, this position is responsible for coordinating work with station planners and may act as the Outage Coordinator. The Operations Specialist will also provide field training for Operations personnel as required.



  • Administrator for station LOTO software. Creates and maintains HEC procedures/guidelines
  • Perform real time LOTO audits
  • Traces out systems/reference drawings etc. as required
  • Develops, tracks and reviews Preventative Maintenance and work orders and Operation Job Requests (including Hurricane and Cold Weather Protocols)
  • Issues, tracks and maintains Operator radios
  • Evaluates work orders daily for accuracy, priority, and maintenance tag(s)
  • Plans work with maintenance schedulers for daily activities
  • Plans, develops, and coordinates outage work
  • Updates Resource Planning (and Grid Operations) on unit status when required
  • Issues startup/shutdown instructions
  • Assists in planning Operations daily LOTO requirements to ensure the safety of the planned work
  • Develops, oversees, and reviews new equipment HEC procedures and enters into the LOTO software program
  • Tracks and communicates status of fire impairments and MOC’s (Management of Change) items
  • Provides training to plant personnel when required
  • Maintain Generating Availability Data Systems Database (GADS) data as requested


Required: Valid High School Diploma or valid GED  


Required: Must have experience working with the plant LOTO software system. Must have at least 6 years of coal fired power plant experience and the ability to coordinate and lead outages.

Preferred: Must have successfully completed all modules within the Big Bend Plant Operator progression. 
Preferred: Good working knowledge of the plant LOTO software, including granting access. Must have completed all BB Plant Operator training modules and exhibit a thorough understanding of all plant systems in their entirety (BB1, BB4, CT4, CT5, CT6 and Heat Recovery Steam Generator (HRSG)) as well as all electrical systems. Must possess good judgement and communication skills and demonstrate respect for fellow employees.


Job hours are primarily during dayshift with some overtime involved. 
Working conditions consist of work  inside a plant environment which is a hearing protection required area to perform the duties required.



  • Builds Strong, Collaborative Relationships 
  • Develops People and Teams
  • Drives Operational Excellence for Customers
  • Speaks Up on Safety, Health, and the Environment
  • Takes Ownership & Acts with Integrity

The successful applicant will be required to take and pass a Baseline Medical Examination as part of the pre-employment screening once an offer has been accepted. A pre-employment drug screening, as well as a background check (including education, employment, criminal and motor vehicle) will also be conducted as part of the pre-employment screening. 

TECO offers a competitive Benefits package!!

Competitive Salary *401k Savings plan w/ company matching * Pension plan * Paid time off* Paid Holiday time * Medical, Prescription Drug, & Dental Coverage  *Tuition Assistance Program * Employee Assistance Program * Wellness Programs * On-site Fitness Centers * Bonus Plan and more!


STORM DUTY REQUIREMENTS....Please make sure to read below!!!  Responding to storms will be considered a condition of employment.

TECO Energy and its companies serve a role in providing critical services to our community during an emergency. Team members are required to participate in the response/recovery activities related to emergencies/disasters to maintain service to our TECO Energy customers. Team members are required to work in their normal job duties or other assigned activities. Proper compensation will be made in accordance with the company's rules and procedures.


TECO Energy is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

TECO Energy is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by law, except where physical or mental abilities are a bona fide occupational requirement and the individual is unable to perform the essential functions of the position with reasonable accommodations.

In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities for all individuals, employment decisions at TECO Energy will be based on skills, knowledge, qualifications and abilities.

Pay Transparency Non-Discrimination Statement
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

ADA policy
It is the policy of TECO Energy to provide reasonable accommodation for all qualified disabled individuals who are employees and applicants for employment, unless it would cause undue hardship. The corporation will adhere to applicable federal and state laws, regulations and guidelines, including, but not limited to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and section 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1970s.


Application accommodations
Applicants may request reasonable accommodation in the application process five business days prior to the time accommodation is needed.


Pre-employment physical exams may be required for positions with bona fide job-related physical requirements regardless of disability. 



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