Relief Asst. Control Room Operator/Lab Tech/MC

Ludlow, MA

The Massachusetts Municipal Wholesale Electric Company (MMWEC) brings a competitive edge to Massachusetts municipal utilities dedicated to providing their customers with low-cost and reliable electricity. We plan, develop and manage energy resources in an evolving marketplace that requires high levels of innovation and expertise. Our values   are old-fashioned, reflecting 40 years of public power joint action, but our service is enlightened.

We are currently looking to add a Relief Asst. Control Room Operator/Lab Tech/MC at MMWEC’s Stony Brook Power Plant in Ludlow, Massachusetts. This is a bargaining unit position working rotating shifts.


This position is accountable for supporting the Control Room Operator in the safe and efficient control and operation of boilers, gas and steam turbines and all associated equipment during an assigned shift, from the control room or from local control stations adjacent to the equipment. Candidate will also fill in as needed for the Auxiliary Operator position, and will work as needed and assigned as a lab tech, or a helper in either the mechanical or I & E maintenance departments.

This position reports to the Shift Supervisor but comes under the functional direction of the Control Room Operator in the performance of specific tasks, as required.  The incumbent works in coordinated activity with the Control Room Operator and/or the Auxiliary Operator to operate generating units and all other appurtenances as required for the efficient and safe operation of the generating station.

The incumbent will also perform other duties as assigned such as regenerating demineralizers, performing other demineralizer room activities, performing routine lab tests and adding chemicals to systems as needed, particularly when assigned as a Lab Tech.  He/she will also be assigned to work with the mechanics or I&E techs as a helper when not filling in for operational positions or working as a Lab Tech. At times, the ACRO may watch over the control room in the CRO’s absence.


  • Requires a Massachusetts 2nd or 3rd Class Engineer’s license
  • Mechanical ability along with electrical and controls experience/ computer understanding is desired.
  • Must be capable of being certified through Veriforce for various phases of gas pipeline operations and maintenance.
  • Since this position is responsible for DOT related gas pipeline duties, it is subject to a DOT compliant drug testing program.

MMWEC offers a competitive salary & benefits package including both a pension and savings retirement plan with company match. We foster an environment that challenges employees to be passionate, energetic, proactive, and progressive.

Massachusetts Municipal Wholesale Electric Company (MMWEC) eagerly accepts applications for employment from all qualified persons without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, GINA, marital status, gender identity, age, ancestry, veteran status, mental or physical handicap, and political belief or affiliation.

MMWEC will only accept applications for open positions.