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Station Operator

Nebraska Public Power District Hallam, NE Hourly Wage, $38.35 - $47.94


Hallam, NE, US, 68368-0088

Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) has an immediate opening for a Station Operator located at Sheldon Station in Hallam, Nebraska.  Position closes October 2, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. Central Time. 


This position will report to a Sheldon Station Shift Leader.

Position Summary

The incumbent is responsible for the safe, reliable, and economical operation of the two large coal fired boilers, two steam turbine/generators and all associated equipment comprising Sheldon Station. The primary focus of the Station Operator will be to work out in the plant, being responsible for the local operation of equipment. There may be limited work in the Control Room; however, it will not be significant unless in a training mode for advancement to Unit Operator.

Education, Training and Experience

Incumbent must be recommended based on the Power Plant Operator Selection System (POSS) results.


A high school diploma (or GED) and other work experience as indicated below, or demonstrated performance showing the applicant has the skills and ability to perform the required duties of this position.


Proven successful mechanical or electrical experience is preferred. Prior commercial power plant or other heavy industrial experience is desirable.

Licenses and/or Certifications


Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Perform startup, shutdown, and daily operation duties on all assigned equipment. This includes making rounds, recording data, monitoring performance of equipment, troubleshooting operational problems, safety tagging equipment, operating circuit breakers and valves, and locally overseeing the startup of individual pieces of equipment.


Initiate corrective actions as emergency or abnormal events occur.


Correct operation of Water Treatment plant to include the circulating water systems.


Implement plant lock-out and tag-out policies in the station.


Perform plant maintenance as required.  Plant maintenance will include all Operations Outage tasks including long hours in confined spaces during outages. 


Participate in employee development and safety training. Then ensure this training, especially regarding safety, is carried out in the station.

Accountable for other duties as assigned.

Core Competencies

Customer Focus

Employees & Teamwork/Diversity & Inclusion


Public Service/Environmental Stewardship


Salary Information - Nebraska Public Power District offers a competitive starting salary with opportunities for growth. 

Pay Grade - 13

Typical Pay Grade Starting Salary Range: $38.35  - $47.94


Travel Required: Up to 25% (With no or minimal overnight stays, less than 3 per month, typically within state of Nebraska)  Travel required may fluctuate by business need. This is an estimate and will be discussed further with candidates that receive an interview.


Nebraska Public Power District offers a competitive starting salary and an excellent benefits package including medical and dental insurance, 401K retirement plan, paid holidays, paid vacation, paid medical, training opportunities and more.

If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact Human Resources at Nebraska Public Power District.

Nebraska Public Power District is an Equal Opportunity Employer

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer who values the contributions of its diverse work force. We are only legally able to hire persons who are 1) a United States citizen or national, 2) a lawful permanent resident of the United States, or 3) an alien legally authorized to work in the United States.

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Full-time Employee
Date Posted September 18, 2023
Date Closes October 2, 2023
Located In Hallam, NE
Job Type Full-time Employee
Compensation Hourly Wage, $38.35 - $47.94
Shift Custom
SOC Category 53-7021.00 Crane and Tower Operators
Zipcode 68368

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