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Helper (NO & NC-PO)

Omaha Public Power District Omaha, NE




This position will perform tasks necessary for the safe, reliable, and efficient operation of auxiliary equipment.  This includes generating work orders, performing surveillance checks and rounds, equipment isolation, equipment performance tests, and providing support for unit operational activities.  Incumbent is required to complete all training and necessary steps to progress through classifications from Helper to Auxiliary Operator and eventually advancing to Equipment Operator within three (3) years.


  1. Support the ongoing and safe operations of OPPD's power generation plants to include but not be limited to: water treatment, fire protection, intake structure systems, sewage lift, etc.
    • Assist in properly removing units from and restoring units to service when authorized.
    • Operate screen house and intake equipment and assist in all phases of operation as needed. 
    • Utilize operator fundamentals and apply human performance tools to all job activities and operational tasks while on shift.


  1. Supports all equipment and system maintenance of OPPD's power generation plants.
    • Assist in writing work orders due to equipment deficiencies
    • Prepare tagouts and system isolations of equipment as necessary/assigned.
    • Inspect and provide log documentation of conditions and adjust temperature, flow, and pressure levels as needed.
    • Participate in and complete housekeeping duties to uphold station standards.




  • Formal education with a minimum of a certificate in power plant or process control technology


High school diploma/GED with two years power plant, industrial operations, or military experience to include operating or maintaining large equipment and troubleshooting interrelated power plant systems.

  • High degree of mechanical ability


  • 1st Grade City of Omaha Stationary Engineer License for North Omaha Station

Closing Statement


Where the Light Starts

What does it mean to be the source of light? On a basic level, it means operating from a place of honesty and integrity. It's how we achieve things. How we provide affordable, reliable, environmentally sensitive energy. Because it matters. We've pledged to serve, honor, and care for this community. That means the 13 counties we service, and it means one another. It means the people right here at OPPD”proudly comprised and welcoming of every creed, race, age, orientation, and color. Being œwhere the light starts means showing up for each other and the people we serve. Doing the right thing even when no one's watching. We're proud of our commitment. We reward creative problem solving. We recognize that consistency and reliability are tremendous resources. That providing these things to the community and each other is a privilege. Because we are leading the way the future is powered. We are the source of light. Out there. In here. Everywhere.

Org Marketing Statement


EOE:  Protected Veterans/Disability

Salary: Step 1: $31.46/Hourly

How To Apply


Apply online at on or before March 21, 2023 . 

Recruiter: Andrew Ray - #LI-RA

**PLEASE NOTE** - Your application has not been submitted unless you have applied for a specific requisition.  If you have not chosen a specific opening, your application will remain in DRAFT form and will not be viewed by our Human Capital staff.

Date Posted March 1, 2023
Date Closes April 30, 2023
Requisition 296900
Located In Omaha, NE
SOC Category 00-0000.00

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