Control Operator III

San Diego, CA, USA Req #105
Thursday, May 18, 2023
The Control Operator is responsible for the safe, reliable, and efficient operation of all plant equipment in accordance with written plant procedures and under the direction of the Senior Operator and Plant Manager. The Control Operator can at times be assigned to work with the Maintenance Department, assisting with corrective and preventative maintenance on plant machinery and equipment. In the absence of specific orders and/or directives, the Control Operator exercises initiative, using experience and good judgment in plant operation and complies with all policies including those concerning safety and environmental.

  • Monitor and control the operation of all plant machinery and equipment under the direction of the Senior Operator.
  • Monitor and be responsible for the effect on plant operations of all activities occurring in the plant and on the distribution system.
  • Monitor and record plant operating parameters. Maintain logbooks as required,
  • Operate as directed by the Senior Operator – start, run, maintain, and stop – plant machinery and equipment in a safe and efficient manner, including but not limited to: Boilers, Chillers, Diesel Generators, pumps, valves, etc.
  • Monitor water chemistry in the various plant water systems and adjust chemical feed systems as required.
  • Perform tests of operating equipment as directed and scheduled/unscheduled job assignments.
  • Operate following Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), Job Safety Analysis (JSA), Lock Out Tag Out (LOTO) and assist in continual improvement.
  • Assist Maintenance Department with preventative and corrective maintenance on plant machinery and equipment.
  • Be responsible for the Facility’s appearance and housekeeping.
  • Upgrade skills and knowledge of plant systems, equipment, and components as directed or required.
  • Have or work to obtain knowledge and/or skill sets held by Senior Operator.
  • Required to learn and comply with company policies and procedures with respect to Safety and Environmental.
  • Ability to work 12 hour rotating shifts and overtime as necessary.



  •         High School diploma or equivalent. School diploma or equivalent
  •      Minimum of one-year operating experience in a physical plant.
  •      Previous experience operating high pressure boilers, large electrical drive chillers, large cooling towers, and diesel engines preferred.
  •      Valid CA driver’s license.
Knowledge and Skills:
  • Ability to not only learn complex systems and work under direction, but also to react to emergencies using judgment and intuitive skills
  • Computer proficiency required in MS Office, Excel, Word, and Outlook.
  • Knowledgeable and experienced in the operation of digital and pneumatic controls.


Other details

  • Job Family Prof. (Plant)
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Required Education High School
Location on Google Maps
  • San Diego, CA, USA