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Plant Operator

Antora Energy

Antora Energy

San Joaquin, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, September 15, 2023

Backed by Bill Gates’ Breakthrough Energy Ventures and Chris Sacca’s Lowercarbon Capital, Antora Energy turns sunshine and wind into a reliable, on-demand source of zero-carbon heat and power to enable deep decarbonization of industry and the electric grid. Propelled by a world-class team that includes leaders in their fields, Antora will eliminate gigatons of emissions while increasing U.S. energy security, reducing our dependence on global supply chains, supporting well-paying jobs, and protecting marginalized communities from industrial pollution.

We are growing our company with people who put team and mission first, value connection through laughter and joy, and build with humility and openness. Our people are our most valuable asset, and we are committed to continue building a diverse, passionate, and creative team dedicated to providing clean, reliable, and affordable energy to everyone on earth. People join our team to do the most fulfilling and impactful work of their lives on climate change. Join one of the world’s most transformative climate tech companies. We’re ready to decarbonize the global economy. Are you?

Position Summary

We are seeking an exceptionally driven and passionate individual to join our solid-state thermal battery engineering team. You will collaborate with internal engineering and operations teams to safely operate first-of-a-kind industrial installations of the Antora thermal battery. You will be a key technical member of a cross-functional and rapidly growing organization. Your work will directly contribute to the demonstration of a first of a kind long-duration energy storage technology.

Roles & Responsibilities

The operator will be solely responsible for the Antora site during their shift, they will control and monitor the equipment and handle any minor upsets or equipment problems that occur during their shift. Escalating as required for additional support from their manager or Antora technical staff.

  • Set-up, operate, configure, and maintain machinery
  • Operate and run the facility through the plant SCADA system
  • Responsible for ensuring the system tests are properly executed and that the system runs smoothly and at capacity, and is properly maintained
  • Troubleshoot issues and perform maintenance
  • Perform quality control, follow reporting and recordkeeping procedures, and report problems to supervisor
  • Comply with all safety and health regulations
  • Clean machinery and maintain cleanliness in work area
  • Help with site package receiving and inventory control

Key Qualifications

  • High School degree or GED, AA or AS technology degree preferred. Other technical certificates such as mechanical or electrical or automotive technician training is a plus.
  • Experience using common hand and power tools safely
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Demonstrated experience working on teams in fast-moving environments and under pressure
  • Ability to perform mathematical calculations (add, subtract, multiply, divide) in different units of measurement
  • Ability to lift heavy equipment, to bend, and to stand or walk for long periods of time
  • Willingness to work in shifts (late or early hours, weekends, and overtime if necessary)
  • Strong communication skills

Additional Qualifications Desired

  • 5+ years operating experience operating equipment in an industrial facility utilizing SCADA equipment, or similar relevant experience
  • Previous lifting operations experience (fork lift, rigger, crane operator, etc.)

Location: While our core team is concentrated in the San Francisco Bay Area and our headquarters is in Sunnyvale, CA, this role will initially require the candidate to be at site in San Joaquin, CA with options to relocate to the Sunnyvale area after ~1-2 years.

Salary Range: $35.00 USD - $45.00 USD

Salary Basis: Hourly

This job posting contains the salary range that Antora Energy believes it would be willing to pay for the posted job. The actual salary offered will be determined within the posted range based on a candidate's experience, credentials, and expertise as they pertain to the requirements of the position.

In addition to a competitive base salary, Antora Energy’s Total Rewards program includes a premium health benefits package with life and disability insurance, a 401K plan, a flexible spending account, industry leading paid time off policy, providing a flexible and inclusive holiday observance, as well as paid volunteer time off.


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