Plant Operations Specialist

The Plant Operations Specialist will support all stages from design through startup and operations of the surface facilities and transmission interconnections at Fervo’s greenfield facility, Project Cape in Milford, Utah.

Decarbonizing the energy sector is an urgent challenge, and geothermal energy is poised to play a central role. We are expanding our team to help make this vision a reality. Fervo Energy has developed technology to make geothermal power scalable and cost-effective. Join us and work alongside world-class engineers, researchers, investors, and developers in making geothermal a key pillar of our climate-friendly energy future.

Description

The Plant Operations Specialist will support all stages from design through startup and operations of the surface facilities and transmission interconnections at Fervo’s greenfield facility, Project Cape in Milford, Utah. The Plant Operations Specialist will serve as the operations representative reporting to the Project Manager and supporting the Surface Facilities engineering team.

Responsibilities

  • Providing operational input on engineering scopes of work, workshops, witness tests, and other design and development deliverables
  • Overseeing plant operations during commissioning, start-up, and operations
  • Recommending equipment and system optimization opportunities
  • Adhering to and enforcing all safety, environmental, and operating procedures
  • Developing operational procedures, training, and qualification processes
  • Conducting and managing special projects as assigned by Project Manager
  • Developing strong working knowledge of all plant equipment

Required Qualifications

  • 5 years of relevant operations experience in a process plant environment
  • Must be located within 1 hour driving distance to Milford, Utah
  • Ability and willingness to travel as required; up to 50%
  • Prior experience operating mechanical and electrical equipment
  • The ability to read and interpret operating procedures and process and electrical drawings
  • Must be proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and the Internet
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license with a driving record acceptable to Fervo’s auto insurance carrier

Preferred Qualifications

  • Geothermal facilities, operations, maintenance experience
  • Expertise with a wide range of renewable energy types
  • Familiarity with Design for Reliability
  • Familiarity with Safety in Design 
  • Familiarity with Computerized Maintenance Management Systems

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to work at a computer and computer monitor and use repetitive motion for long periods of time
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds occasionally 
  • Must be able to climb ladders, work off of elevated platforms, ladders and walkways
  • Must wear protective equipment for specified duties
  • Be able to accommodate job demands which include sitting and standing for long periods of time as well as bending, stooping, and kneeling

About Fervo Energy

Fervo Energy commercializes technology to own, develop, and operate geothermal assets as the dispatchable foundation to a 100% clean energy future. As a 24/7, reliable clean energy resource, geothermal energy has a major role to play in the future electric grid and Fervo Energy’s key innovations bring a full suite of modern technology to make geothermal cost competitive. Fervo’s innovations include technologies such as advanced computational models, horizontal drilling, and distributed fiber optic sensing that we have developed with partners including Schlumberger, ARPA-E, and the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. Fervo is supported through Cyclotron Road, the Department of Energy, Stanford University, and Breakthrough Energy Ventures.

Fervo Energy is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, gender, religion, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sex, genetic information, sexual orientation, military and veteran status or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws. It also prohibits unlawful discrimination based on the perception that anyone has any of those characteristics or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics.