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Journeyman Electrician/Power Plant Operator

Date: Jun 12, 2022

Location: Mulberry, Florida, US, 33835

Company: TECO

Power up a career with us. Our people are our greatest investments. 


Be the light to help us keep our customers connected.  If you are interested in a career and not just a position, Tampa Electric is the place to be! Tampa Electric offers competitive pay, a comprehensive benefits package and opportunities for growth and development in a friendly and professional work environment. We embrace diversity and the inclusion of all. We believe our differences, unique perspectives and talents are our strengths and integral to the success of our company.


We’re honored to serve approximately 780,000 customers across West Central Florida and safely provide them with clean, affordable and reliable electricity. We’ve been doing it for more than 100 years, and there’s so much more ahead.  


Join our team of energy experts as we build on that legacy through innovation, continued solar investments, cost-effective and sustainable energy solutions all while keeping top-notch customer service at the center of all we do. 


Tampa Electric is a subsidiary of Emera Inc., a family of energy companies which also includes TECO Peoples Gas and New Mexico Gas Company. Emera provides energy to residential and commercial customers in the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean, with career opportunities available in all of these locations. 



The Journeyman Electrician/Power Plant Operator performs maintenance on all electrical systems and operates the generating assets at the station.


The Journeyman Electrician/Power Plant Operator is responsible for the maintenance/troubleshooting of all electrical equipment as well as the safe and efficient operation of generating assets. Operational duties include startup and shutdown of all plant equipment.  Operational duties are performed both in the plant areas and from the Control Room, depending on the work area assignment. The Journeyman Electrician/Power Plant Operator is expected to develop multi-skills (Mechanical, and I&C) and become proficient in multiple operational areas of the plant.  The Journeyman Electrician/Power Plant Operator is expected to complete training for and be capable of performing Confined Space Rescue, First Aid/CPR First Responder duties, HAZWOPPER Technician level response, and Incipient Fire response.  


Required: Valid High School Diploma or valid GED  


Required: Requires at least four years of work experience in a large industrial complex with experience in maintaining and troubleshooting equipment in either the Mechanical, Electrical, or I&C area.  This is to include preventative, predictive, and repair maintenance.


Required: The work environment requires a flexible individual with a high ability to learn in order to progress. The Journeyman Electrician/Power Plant Operator will be required to operate various types of industrial equipment such as forklifts, overhead cranes, golf carts, trucks, etc. 


Normal work schedule is a twelve-hour rotating shift.  Overtime work may be required, as business needs dictate. The Journeyman Electrician/Power Plant Operator working in the plant areas will be exposed to ambient temperatures and the elements.  The Journeyman Electrician/Power Plant Operator will often be required to work alone in assigned areas.  Some maintenance work requires working in confined spaces. The Journeyman Electrician/Power Plant Operator will encounter work at heights and in high places.  While performing their job duties the Journeyman Electrician/Power Plant Operator will be required to wear a variety of personal protective equipment (PPE), to include hard hat, safety glasses, goggles, steel-toed shoes, gloves, hearing protection, face shield, various coveralls (arc flash rated), full-body harness, half-face air purifying respirator, full-face air purifying respirator, SCBA, and supplied air respirator. Since Polk is an electrical generation facility, the Journeyman Electrician/Power Plant Operator is exposed in some areas to EMF fields.  Additionally, there are some very small dose exposures to microwaves and gamma radiation sources.


• Able to climb and descend ladders and stairs according to the area to which they are assigned.  
• Able to communicate verbally and in writing.  
• Able to hear both speech (radio and face-to-face) and alarms.  
• Able to maneuver around to perform operations and maintenance requiring bend over on average 5 times per shift, stoop and squat on average 3 times per shift.  
• Perform work while reaching overhead on average 3 times per shift.
• Capable of lifting up to 50 pounds approximately twice per shift.  Capable of lifting 20 pounds approximately 10 times per shift.  Capable of carrying 20 pounds a distance of 20-30 feet approximately 4 times per shift.  
• Able to perform pushing and pulling with their upper body with approximately 30 pounds of force approximately 3 times per shift. 
• Possess vision of at least 20/30 Snellen in one eye, and 20/50 in the other, with or without glasses.  Possess good visual perception including; depth, peripheral, and color differentiation. 
• Possess sufficient balance and coordination to maneuver on and amongst ladders, stairs, equipment and curbing.  
• Possess no identifiable risk of incapacity that may occur without warning.
• Able to work alone.
• Able to work at heights or in high places.
• Depending on area assignment, have the ability to sit, stand, or walk for long periods.
• Capable of wearing a variety of personal protective equipment (PPE), to include: hard hat, safety glasses, goggles, steel-toed shoes, gloves, hearing protection, face shield, various coveralls (arc flash rated), full-body harness, half-face air purifying respirator, full-face air purifying respirator, SCBA, and supplied air respirator.
• 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


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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