Operations & Maintenance Technician

Location Not Specified
Date Posted April 8, 2021
Category Engineering
Job Type Not Specified


About NAES:We are an independent services company dedicated to delivering value to facilities across the power generation, oil & gas, petrochemical, pulp & paper, and manufacturing industries. For more than 35 years, we have drawn on our deep experience in advisory, operations, maintenance, fabrication, construction, engineering, compliance, technical support, asset management and energy management services to assess, build, operate and maintain sites that run safely, reliably and cost-effectively.We operate more than 190 power plants throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico that span all technologies and provide over 49 GW of capacity. With the strength of 4000 people, our growing family of companies now addresses the entire life cycle of power generation and other industrial plants.NAES offers competitive compensation, a comprehensive benefits package (including retirement) and promotional opportunities.GENERAL SUMMARYThe Combustion Turbine Technician (CTT) /Operations & Maintenance Technician (OMT) is responsible for the safe operation and maintenance of the site's seven GE LM6000 simple-cycle combustion turbine generator sets and auxiliary equipment. OMT employees possess one or more of the following major skill sets prior to employment: mechanical, electrical, instrumentation or controls. They continue to utilize and develop additional skills in all areas to become a Plant Operator. All OMT employees are required to complete the Chesapeake CTT Operator certification program within the first year of employment. Qualifications must be maintained at all times following initial certification.MAJOR EQUIPMENT LISTSome of the equipment and components maintained and operated by the CTT include:GE LM-6000 aero derivative turbine/controls and auxiliariesAlstom and Brush air cooled 50MW generator/controls and auxiliariesCentrifugal inlet air chillers/controlsRotary screw chillers/controlsFuel oil centrifugesAir compressorsFuel distribution, storage and unloading systemsWater supply systems including demineralizerEmerson/Control Dynamics distributed control system (DCS)Transformers, relays, circuit breakers, etc.PRIMARY FUNCTIONSOMT employees function as part of an efficient and motivated team that operate and maintain the Commonwealth Chesapeake 315MW, simple cycle, peaking generation facility in New Church, Virginia. These technicians perform all duties in each of the areas of skill sets with minimum direction and supervision. Instrument/electrical preventative maintenance includes calibration/testing, installation, troubleshooting and repairs on plant equipment including: process control equipment, motors, generators, batteries, transformers, regulators, valves, circuit breakers, disconnecting switches, analog/digital instrumentation, control relays, communication equipment, lighting and additional auxiliary equipment within the generating station and associated substations.Mechanical preventative maintenance, calibration/testing, installation, troubleshooting and repair on plant equipment including: aero derivative turbines, generators, clutches, motors, pumps, compressors, and auxiliary equipment. Additional duties include vibration analysis, laser alignments, and oil analysis.Controls/Information Technology preventative maintenance includes calibration/testing, installation, troubleshooting and repairs on plant equipment (hardware/software) including: turbine control system (MicroNet), balance of plant control system (Emerson - DeltaV), telemetry/SCADA (GE Harris, OSIsoft Pi), plant servers, networking, updates and securitySafely operates plant equipment needed to perform essential job duties, e.g., vehicles, forklift, man lift, cranes, hoists, welding and cutting equipment, etc. Uses appropriate safety equipment and techniques in the daily performance of all work activities.Reads and interprets complex blueprints, wiring and schematic diagrams, and performs both internal and external switching and tagging for mechanical and electrical systemsEffectively utilizes computer maintenance management system (Maximo) to generate tasks, workorders, requisitions and maintain spare parts inventory. Updates and maintains accurate pass down information, logs and records.Actively participates in the site Safety Management, Environmental, EHS Contingency and Maintenance Plans. These plans incorporate the policies, procedures and record keeping for a safe work environment in compliance with all agencies.With applicable training and procedures, safety fill, shutdown, unload and inspect site diesel fuel handling, storage and distribution systemsMaintains high standards of safety and housekeeping of the assigned maintenance areasCooperates and participates as a team member to accomplish plant goals and objectivesEnsures adequate turnover of information between shifts, or between projectsDevelops procedures, reports, log sheets and checklistsMaintain a valid driver's licenseNAES SAFESafety is a core value of NAES and as a condition of employment, all employees are expected to be mentally alert and work safely at all times. Additionally, employees are required to adhere to all safety warnings and posted safety signs whenever on company property. Furthermore, employees must follow all NAES safety rules and procedures. Effectiveness in carrying out this responsibility is part of the evaluation of each employee's performance.WORKING RELATIONSHIPSThe Operations & Maintenance Technician reports to the O & M Manager. The employee must possess good working relationships with fellow crew members, management, and contractors. Developing teamwork is each employee's responsibility. The OMT cooperates with and responds to suggestions from all plant work groups in matters pertaining to the daily operation of the plant.PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORKING CONDITIONSThe OMT works a rotating (night/day) shift. Shifts are typically 12 hours and include weekends, holidays and overtime as required for continuous operations and maintenance needs.Limited/light duty is not available for this position. The OMT must be able to effectively respond to normal, abnormal and emergency Plant conditions without restrictions.Operate heavy machinery and use a variety of tools/test equipment to facilitate the repair and maintenance of equipmentStrength to lift, push or pull objects weighing up to 50 pounds, e.g., equipment, tools and materialsAbility to stand, sit, reach, climb, walk, and stoop continuously throughout the day in the performance of regular or assigned tasksVisual acuity enough to distinguish differences between colored wires, wiring diagrams, color-coded mechanisms, or schematics necessary for the safe and efficient operation of the plantWorking surfaces and terrain are varied: tile, concrete, stone/rock, grating, soil and grass ground coverings. Access to areas include: uneven surfaces, ladders, platforms and while utilizing site procedures entry into areas with limited or confined access.Environmental and work related hazards may include heat, cold, dust, grease, oil, etc. in the course of normal job duties. Hazards are evaluated and mitigated by using controls, appropriate safety precautions and personal protective equipment.Select, wear and maintain appropriate personal protective equipment provided by the site. Examples include: hard hat, safety glasses, safety footwear, safety clothing (arc flash, etc.), gloves, hearing protection and respirators.Travel is required in the normal course of business to address plant issues, attend training, etc.All employees will participate in the Fitness for Duty Program. This program includes pre/post employment physical examinations and drug screening.There are extensive smoking restrictions in and around the facility.JOB QUALIFICATIONSAbility to understand procedures and instructions specific to the area of assignment as would be acquired in four years of high school. Two-year degree/diploma plus three years work experience in a related field preferred.Experience with electric generating equipment and operations, to include the repair and maintenance of turbine generators, is desired. Five years work experience as a technician with increasing responsibility in a related industry may be substituted for this requirement.Theoretical and practical knowledge of combustion turbine operations, industrial safety, hazardous waste management, and inspection/recording of plant parameters is highly desirable.Experience with industrial chillers and aero derivative turbines are a plusA proficient knowledge of mechanical, electrical, instrumentation or controls is necessary for successful performance on the jobGood oral and written communication skills are necessary as well as some familiarity with computer-based productivity tools relevant to the plant, e.g., Microsoft software products, databases for work orders (CMMS), maintenance logs, and procurement systems, etc.Ability to work well with others and be self-directed, as well as apply creative solutions to unique instrumentation, electrical and mechanical problems is desirableValid driver's license requiredIt is the practice of NAES to seek employees of the highest quality and to select the individuals on the basis of merit and competence, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, military status or affiliation protected under USERRA, or any other basis of discrimination prohibited by applicable local, state and federal law.

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