Station Operator - GGS


Sutherland, NE, US, 69165-2134

Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) has an immediate opening for a Station Operator located at Gerald Gentleman Station in Sutherland, Nebraska.  Position closes December 31, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. Central Time or until filled. 


Position Summary

This position is responsible for making rounds on plant equipment including the boilers, turbines, fans, air heaters, flyash removal systems, transformers, canal systems, outlying buildings and all auxiliary equipment involved with these systems.

Education, Training and Experience

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


High school diploma or GED and other work experience or demonstrated performance showing that the applicant has the  skills and ability to perform the required duties of this position.


Prior Related Experience:

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

Operate boiler, turbine-generator and all auxiliary equipment in a safe and efficient manner. This includes making rounds and keeping accurate and detailed logs, inspecting, troubleshooting, and light mechanical work as needed for plant operation.


Identify equipment problems and their impact to the operation of the plant. The station operator must then communicate these to the control room or shift leader clearly.


Perform Lockout/Tagout of plant equipment per ES-OP02.  This involves securing and starting equipment properly per Operating Guides, opening/closing valves, breakers, and switches.


Follow all plant safety procedures including lockout/ tagout, operating guides, and personnel protection.  Comply with all local, state and federal regulations. EPA, NDEQ, FERC, NERC, etc.


Maintain eligibility and participate on the plant fire brigade.


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


Attend and satisfactorily complete all operator and assigned training.  Know and comply with expectations for this position as specified in the GGS Expectations section.

Accountable for other duties as assigned.

Incumbent is accountable for miscellaneous other responsibilities as assigned or required.

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. In addition to the base salary range listed below, NPPD employees may also be eligible for our Annual Incentive Program (AIP) that may supplement total compensation at a level above and beyond the stated salary range.  Successful applicants will be provided more information regarding the incentive program at the time of an interview.

Pay Grade - 13 Hourly

Typical Pay Grade Starting Salary Range: $39.50  - $49.38


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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