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General Electric Operations Specialist in Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania

Job Description Summary

The Operations Specialist is responsible for managing the operations activities of the Owner’s generating asset, ensuring adequate and reliable equipment and units are available to meet generation requirements in a safe and cost-effective manner. The Operations Specialist reports to the Plant Manager.

Job Description

GE Gas Power has an opening for an Operations Specialist at the Marcus Hook Plant in Marcus Hook, PA. The plant is an 848 MW combined cycle natural gas fired plant that began commercial operation in 2004.

About GE:

GE Power is a world leader in power generation with deep domain expertise that helps customers deliver electricity from a wide spectrum of fuel sources. We are transforming the electricity industry with the digital power plant, the world’s largest & most efficient gas turbine, full balance of plant solutions and our data-leveraging software. Our innovative technologies and digital offerings help make power and water more affordable, reliable, accessible and sustainable.

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer ( .

Essential Responsibilities:

As the Operations Specialist, you will:

  • Maintain care, custody, control and safe operation of a 848 MW combined cycle power plant

  • Provide strong leadership and coaching for 16 operations personnel

  • Supervise regulatory compliance for NERC, environmental, health, and safety requirements

  • Assist in annual budget preparation for owner and effectively manage plant expenditures

  • Control all operational documents as outlined on the site Master List of Controlled Documents

  • Develop operational objectives consistent with achieving maximum plant efficiency to meet customer requirements in a safe, reliable, economical and environmentally safe manner

  • Develop, implement, monitor and revise operating procedures to ensure plant equipment is operated in a safe, compliant manner that enhances reliability

  • Develop and implement training and personnel resource plans to ensure adequate operational resources to satisfy plant needs

  • Identify and diagnose equipment and system operating failures and abnormal conditions

  • Identify and initiate corrective actions as appropriate with the assistance of other staff members

  • Responsible for the development and recording of operational data. In addition, develop the Weekly / Monthly Facility Reports and forward to the Plant Manager for review and distribution

  • Maintain availability 24 hours per day on-call basis with backup from the Plant Manager or designee

  • Participate in outage planning and execution to ensure the safety of personnel and on time completion of the work scope. Plan, track, and document operational work completion

  • Facilitate and coordinate proactive risk assessment and root-cause analysis of equipment failures and ensure corrective and preventive actions are implemented

  • Develop and implement process improvements utilizing Management of Change procedures

  • Recruit, interview and actively participate in the selection of operation staff. Assure proper staffing, scheduling and training of the operations staff

  • Maintain a consistent and effective level of communication with the Plant Manager, Operations Manager and EHS Manager.


  • Bachelor's Degree in a technical field from an accredited university or college (OR High School Diploma / GED with a minimum of 4 years of power plant management experience)

  • Five years’ experience with increasing levels of responsibility in plant Operations and Maintenance

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Ability and willingness to obtain and maintain a valid driver's license

  • Ability and willingness to submit to a physical, respirator and hearing screening upon hire

  • Ability and willingness to use personnel protective equipment (i.e., hard hat, safety glasses, hearing protection, latex / rubber / leather gloves, safety shoes and respirator) as needed

Desired Characteristics:

  • Operations experience in a combined cycle plant

  • Outage experience with large frame Gas Turbines

  • Extensive knowledge of NERC, environmental, health, and safety (EHS) regulations

  • Highly organized and adaptable to change with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment

Additional Information

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer ( . Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen (as applicable).

As a federal government contractor, GE requires U.S. employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless an employee is in a state where this requirement is temporarily paused for federal contractors. Proof of vaccination will be required.

Relocation Assistance Provided: No