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Material Handler - GGS


Sutherland, NE, US, 69165-2134

Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) has an immediate opening for a Material Handler located at Gerald Gentleman Station in Sutherland.  Position closes September 21, 2021 at 11:59 pm Central Time. 


Position Summary

The incumbent is responsible for the safe, reliable, and economical receipt, handling and storage of fuels and fuel byproducts used in the operation of Gerald Gentleman Station (GGS). This includes operation of heavy equipment associated with moving coal as well as railcar operations.

Education, Training and Experience

High school diploma or GED and a basic knowledge of mechanics, heavy equipment and/or locomotive operation, and electricity or other work experience or demonstrated performance showing that the applicant has the skills and ability to perform the required duties of this position.

Licenses and/or Certifications


Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Responsible for inspection, cleaning, operation, and maintaining of all coal handling systems, including fire systems, conveyors, and mobile equipment.

Operate within all environmental and Federal Railroad regulations.

Comply with NPPD and GGS safety rules and operating guides, including lockout / tagout and Coal Handling Operating Guides (CHOGs).

Based on experience, provide leadership and direction to a material handling crew or department.

Work rotating 12-hour shifts, including nights, weekends, and holidays. During outages, plant emergencies, training etc., expect the schedule to change depending on the needs of the department.

Maintain qualifications and serve on the Fire Brigade. 

Incumbent is responsible to comply with the expectations for this position as specified in the GGS Expectations.

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 - 12 Hourly

Typical Pay Grade Starting Salary Range: $ 32.20  - $ 40.26

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.

Hiring Philosophy
Federal EEO
E-Verify Participant
Right to Work
Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision