Application deadline is January 21, 2019.
Coal Creek Station, Underwood ND
More than power, we're about people. At Great River Energy (GRE), people are our first priority--both customers and employees. Here, you will find a team-centered environment that's rewarding, challenging, and exciting. As a cooperative-owned generation and transmission company, we are Minnesota's second largest utility based on generating capacity.
Great River Energy is seeking an associate chemist to collect and analyze process samples, and safely operate the chemical injection, water treatment, and demineralizer systems for maximum efficiency and output. This position is located at Coal Creek Station in Underwood, North Dakota.
Operates water treatment facility to ensure adequate quantity and quality water to support plant operations for ND generating facilities and associated customers.
Conducts routine laboratory sampling and analysis to support plant operations and regulatory compliance
Ensures that all laboratory equipment is in good working order
Collects, analyzes and reports credible and reliable laboratory data to support routine plant operations
Maintains an adequate stock of both supplies and chemicals to support plant operations in assigned area
Periodically provide routine laboratory analysis and water treatment backup services to other ND generating facilities to cover PTO request, leaves of absence, or other labor shortage needs (CCS Oil lab, Spiritwood)
Assist lab leadership in the management of resources to ensure timely completion of routine and non-routine laboratory work tasks and projects.
Conduct sampling and perform sample preparation to support special projects and/or routine specialty analysis for the North Dakota Generation Materials Lab
Must work in the laboratory as well as in areas outside the main plant, which means indoors and outdoors, with occasional extreme temperatures. Working conditions may include high noise levels, coal dust, and frequent chemical vapors. Must work overtime and to work shift, as required. Must occasionally work in undesirable areas, positions, and conditions. Frequent standing, walking, occasional sitting, pushing, pulling, use of tools, turning valves, stooping, bending climbing stairs and ladders, lifting and carrying up to 50 pounds including assisted lifts over 50 pounds. Can expect to attend periodic technical seminars, conferences and professional meetings. Travel may be required to support laboratory operations at other GRE plants in North Dakota and Minnesota. Must wear personal protective equipment. Must be able to perform the essential functions of the job.
Bachelors degree in Chemistry or science related field required.
Qualified candidates will find we have a lot to offer: competitive wages, relocation package, continuing education, generous retirement plan, along with many more benefits. Qualified candidates, please apply at www.greatriverenergy.com under the Careers tab by January 21, 2019. GRE is an EEO/AA/Minority/Female/Disabled/Vets Employer.