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Operation and Maintenance Technician

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Bayonne, NJ, USA
Full Time

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We are currently recruiting for an Operations and Maintenance Technician (OMT) at Bayonne Energy Center (BEC) in Bayonne NJ. BEC is a state-of-the-art 644 MW facility that employs ten (10) Siemens SGT-A65 gas turbines. The OMT is responsible for the proper operation and maintenance of the power facility while assigned on shift or while assigned to the maintenance team. The OMT will be required to operate and maintain, install, troubleshoot, and repair all mechanical, electrical and instrumentation equipment. This equipment includes, but is not limited to the gas turbines, generators, CEMS, gas compressors, air compressors, water treatment equipment and other auxiliary equipment. The OMT strictly adheres to all safety and environmental rules and regulations to protect employees and public safety.

Job Responsibilities

  • Competently operates and maintains the simple cycle power generating facility and its equipment with minimal guidance or assistance.
  • Keeps plant management and/or LOMT fully informed of unusual plant conditions and current job progress as the job relates to facility operations when assigned on-shift.
  • Proficient at troubleshooting and diagnosing mechanical problems with the ability to apply a resolution in a timely fashion.
  • Proficient at repairing, replacing, dismantling and inspecting defective plant equipment and parts such as pumps, valves, fans, gearboxes, compressors, and turbine components.
  • Identify and resolve CEMS problems when they arise. Assist in daily calibrations and gas bottle change outs.
  • Capable of setting up and operating a drill press, pipe threading machine, grinder and other various tools to make and repair parts and equipment.
  • Carryout daily shift rounds of reading plant telemetry, meters, gauges, or automatic devices to record data such as thermocouples, RTD’s, accelerometers, counters, and fluid levels.
  • Maintains equipment by completing routine preventative and corrective maintenance activities via the plant CMMS system. Cleaning, replacing, oiling and lubricating other component parts and equipment as required.
  • Responsible for the daily water chemistry and data analysis used to verify daily operating conditions in order to meet OEM requirements.
  • Assist with performing Root Cause Analysis reports on critical equipment failures.
  • Reads, understands, and complies with all Facility safety programs, regulatory procedures, and all plant environmental permits.
  • Responsible for opening and closing all low, medium and high voltage circuit breakers as required for proper system operation and electrical isolation.
  • Coordinates purchasing with the O&M Manger and vendors to achieve timely repair of plant equipment.
  • Oversees and manages capital investment projects as assigned by the Facility Manager or designee.
  • Assist with the development of Operations and Maintenance procedures, current and future.
  • Performs clean-up activities of all site spaces as directed by Facility Manager or designee.
  • Operate heavy equipment such as a man lift and/or forklift to support daily operations.
  • Must be able to work a 12-hour rotating DuPont Shift Schedule.
  • Must be available for shift coverage, call-ins and overtime on an as needed basis, or as directed by the Facility Manager or designee.

Required Skills / Knowledge

  • Demonstrate knowledge of power plant operations in all capacities.
  • Demonstrate the ability to make competent decisions in highly demanding situations.
  • Capable of writing operating procedures, work orders, and purchase requests.
  • Demonstrate the ability to read and interpret cut sheets, mechanical P&ID’s, electrical one-lines, ladder logic and block diagrams, and technical manuals.
  • Demonstrate good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Adept mechanical, instrumentation and electrical knowledge.
  • Strong leadership, technical and administrative skills.


  • Minimum of two (2) years of directly related work experience is required.

Education Requirements

  • A High School diploma or equivalent.
  • An Associate Degree (AA) or higher from a two-year college or technical school is preferred. Education in power generation, mechanical maintenance, electrical maintenance or instrumentation and controls is a plus.

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to reach, climb, crouch and lifting up to 50 pounds is required.
  • Must be able to work a 12-hour rotating DuPont Shift Schedule.
  • Must be available for shift coverage, call-ins and overtime on an as needed basis, or as directed by the Facility Manager or designee.

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