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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.  

Title: Apprentice Combined Cycle Specialist (I&C) 
Company: Tampa Electric Company 
State and City: Florida - Tampa
Shift: 12 Hr. X 7 Days



The CCS Apprentice- Instrumentation & Controls is responsible in a line capacity to the Superintendent of Generation for the performance of all assigned operating and maintenance tasks. The incumbent is responsible for the safe and efficient operation and maintenance of plant equipment and systems. This includes monitoring, observing, and maintaining conditions that affect the safe and reliable operation of the plant, compliance with all applicable NERC standards, and compliance with environmental permits. In addition, the Apprentice I&C CCS is responsible for following all water management guidance, completing individual and teamwork assignments, and ensuring an optimum and professional response to his customer’s (Energy Control Center) power needs. Prior to appointment to the CCS Apprentice position, individuals must be able to pass (and maintain) physical requirements to allow participation on an Emergency Response Team; including, but not limited to: physical exam / PFT (pulmonary function test), and fit tests for the personal respiratory protection equipment.


After hire the CCS Apprentice- I&C will be required to complete five training modules for Operator Training (~2.25 years) and an additional three modules of technical skills training (~1.5 years).  After the training the individual must pass an I&C written and hands-on technical test, before becoming a fully qualified Instrumentation and Controls Combined Cycle Specialist.



  • Ensure safe work practices and station safety programs are followed. Ensure Corporate / Department (ES) / Bayside Station Policies are understood and followed.
  • Successfully complete all required training and assessments within the time allocated for each position step.
  • Demonstrate the knowledge and skill needed to perform effectively in all operating positions; (Power Block, Steam Plant, Rover, and Control Room). 
  • Perform all maintenance assignments in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Support opportunities for Continuous Improvement created by Operational Excellence Programs; (e.g. ownership of area assignments, 3-way communication, electronic logs, enhanced rounds, etc… 
  • Keep Energy Control Center personnel, duty personnel, plant management, engineering and technical staff updated on equipment problems, system restrictions, return to service delays, and reliability issues.
  • Complete turn over logs, unusual incident reports, accident reports, environmental incident reports, CEM malfunction documentation, and the capability report.
  • Respond to emergencies such as personnel injuries, fires, ammonia release, bomb threats, etc. Follow documented policies and procedures to notify the appropriate personnel depending on emergency.
  • Possess and utilize a complete understanding of HEC (LO/TO) procedures, confined space requirements, burn permit requirements, process hazards and their effect on plant personnel and equipment. 
  • Perform other duties as assigned.



  • Minimum 2yr technical trade school certification from an accredited institution,  
  • Or Equivalent 4yr Military trade specific training and apprenticeship, 
  • Or a 4yr Marine / Powering Engineering Degree,  
  • Or successful completion of an approved 4yr trade apprenticeship program.  

*The technical trade certification must be aligned with the CCS discipline in which they are applying for.  i.e. I&C -  Controls or Electronics


  • Utility Power Plant, Process Industry and/or Petrochemical Plant experience 
  • Experience operating various types of industrial equipment, including: forklifts, overhead cranes, golf carts, trucks, etc. 


Preferred: Minimum of 2 years of related experience performing the Duties and Responsibilities of this position is preferred.


Normal work schedule is a twelve (12) hour rotating shift with overtime work required to meet business needs. 



  • Ability to be exposed to high temperature environments along with ambient temperatures and the elements 
  • Ability to work alone in assigned areas 
  • Ability to perform some work in confined spaces as well as high places 
  • Ability to hear speech, over radio and face-to-face, and alarms 
  • Possess vision of at least 20/30 in one eye and 20/50 in the other eye with or without glasses and have 
  • Good visual perception including: depth, peripheral, and color differentiation 
  • Ability to climb and descend fixed ladders and up to twenty flights of stairs with sufficient balance and coordination to maneuver on and amongst ladders, stairs, equipment and curbing 
  • Ability to sit, stand and/or walk for long periods of time 
  • Ability to perform physical work while bending, stooping, squatting, reaching, pushing, pulling, lifting up to 50 pounds, and/or carrying up to 20 pounds 
  • Physical ability to wear a variety of respiratory devises, to include: half-face air purifying respirator, full-face air purifying respirator, SCBA, and supplied air respirator in addition to other personal protective equipment (PPE). 
  • Since Bayside is an electrical generation facility, the P/S Mechanics are exposed in some areas to EMF fields. Additionally, there are some very small dose exposures to microwaves and gamma radiation sources.



  • Builds Strong, Collaborative Relationships 
  • Drives Operational Excellence for Customers
  • Speaks Up on Safety, Health, and the Environment
  • Takes Ownership & Acts with Integrity
  • Thinks Strategically & Exercises Sound Judgment


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. 

For jobs with physical required, list the physical that applies in the posting 
Must successfully complete the following physical worker medical exam:
Physical worker and HAZMAT responder/ confined space rescuer medical exam *****************************************************************************************************

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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