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OMT IC&E

Reference
EPR006096
Posting Reference
Location
Berwick, PA, USA
Type
Full Time

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Freedom Generating Station (FGS) is a $1 billion, 1,050 MW, 2x1x1 GE 7HA.02 combined cycle electric power generating facility in Luzerne County, PA. We are currently recruiting for an Operations & Maintenance Technician IC&E (Instrumentation, Controls & Electrical) to join our Team. The candidate for this position will primarily be responsible to install, troubleshoot, and repair instrumentation, controls, computers, and electrical systems for a 1,050 MW combined cycle electric power generation facility. This equipment includes, but is not limited to combustion turbines, steam turbines, generators, and auxiliary equipment such as heat recovery steam generators (HRSG), air-cooled condensers, distributed control systems (DCS), continuous emissions monitoring systems (CEMS), and other support systems. Strictly adheres to all safety and environmental rules and regulations to protect employees and public safety.

Job Responsibilities

  • This position reports to the Maintenance Manager, works regularly scheduled weekdays, and is subject to scheduled and unscheduled overtime and after hours call outs as required.
  • Diagnoses and repairs the cause of instrument and control system malfunctions including transmitters, programmable logic controllers (PLCs), distributive control systems (DCS), continuous emissions monitoring systems (CEMS), instrument loops, and flow, pressure, temperature, and level measuring devices. Repair electrical and control malfunctions on equipment such as transformers, relays, switches, controllers, generator monitoring and control systems, medium and high voltage distribution systems and monitoring devices. Performs maintenance and troubleshooting on load commutative inverters (LCI), generator circuit breakers, exciters and battery systems.
  • Installs new electrical, instrumentation, and control equipment as required.
  • Properly uses electrical test equipment and other similar tools.
  • Performs the maintenance of equipment by cleaning, adjusting, tightening, performing predictive, preventive, and corrective maintenance, and identifying equipment in need of corrective maintenance.
  • Performs maintenance as required using the Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS). Writes, submits, documents, and clears predictive, preventive, and corrective work orders for proper close-out in a timely manner. Fully supports the use of the CMMS by displaying a proficiency in using the system and dedication to the facility maintenance philosophy.
  • Initiates purchase requests, coordinates with, and directs outside contractors as required to ensure completion of position and project responsibilities.
  • Performs low, medium, and high voltage electrical system maintenance and troubleshooting up to 525kV to the extent qualified and consistent with established electrical safety practices and supervises outside contractors in the performance of such work, including the development of work scopes and bid analysis.
  • Performs routine generator electrical system tests and inspections to the extent qualified and/or supervises an outside contractor as required.
  • Operates and maintains the combined cycle electric power generating facility equipment with minimal guidance or assistance.
  • Reads meters, gauges, and automatic devices to record data such as pressures, temperatures, fluid levels, vibration, hours of operation, etc. to verify operating conditions.
  • Keeps the Lead Operations and Maintenance Technician (LOMT) on shift fully informed of unusual conditions and current job progress as the job relates to facility operations.
  • Uses facility operating procedures and equipment technical manuals to maintain and repair facility equipment and ensures equipment is operated within its specified operating range.
  • Starts and stops equipment, and opens and closes valves and circuit breakers in the facility as directed by, and in coordination with the LOMT on shift. Opens and closes circuit breakers as required for proper system operation and electrical isolation.
  • Visually inspects and maintains equipment by tightening fittings, replacing valve packing, gaskets, valves, gauges, and instruments as well as cleaning, replacing, oiling, and lubricating other component parts and equipment as required.
  • Performs the required CEMS activities (daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, annually), including but not limited to regulatory inspections, daily analyzer calibrations, quarterly linearities and cylinder gas audits (CGAs), annual relative accuracy test audit (RATA), analyzer maintenance, ordering protocol gas, protocol gas cylinder replacements, among other responsibilities.
  • Works with Operations and Maintenance Technicians (OMTs) and water treatment vendor to properly maintain water chemistry analyzers.
  • Performs capital project and/or major program responsibilities as assigned by the Maintenance Manager.
  • Perform general housekeeping and continuous improvement of the appearance of the facility. Maintains the cleanliness of all areas of the plant and work areas as assigned.
  • Coordinates IC&E work with contractors as necessary.
  • Reviews and revises drawings and prints as required.
  • Supports the Maintenance Manager in planning and scheduling duties, especially related to outages and management of the warehouse inventory.
  • Performs annual or specific time based instrument calibrations as part of the electrical and instrumentation team.
  • Works within the team to develop a culture where everyone embraces, upholds, and accepts responsibility for a safe workplace, a healthy working life, a sustainable environment, and the right and duty to intervene.

Required Skills / Knowledge

  • Demonstrates knowledge of instrumentation, controls, and electrical repairs and troubleshooting within an electric power generating facility.
  • Demonstrates the ability to make competent decisions in emergency situations.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of combustion and steam turbine maintenance.
  • Knowledge of GE 7HA.02 heavy frame, advanced technology combustion turbines and GE A650 steam turbines. Single shaft arrangement is preferred.
  • Demonstrates computer proficiency with Microsoft Office software applications.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of 40CFR Part 60 and Part 75 environmental regulations.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of NERC regulations.
  • Ability to operate a forklift and similar plant equipment.
  • Understands and complies with all regulatory and facility safety procedures.
  • Above average verbal and written communications skills.

Experience

  • This position requires five (05) years of directly related operations or maintenance experience in an electric power generating facility and/or heavy industry (chemical, refining, manufacturing, etc.). Combined cycle commissioning, operations, and maintenance experience is highly desired.
  • Two (02) years of instrumentation, controls, and/or electrical experience in an industrial environment and an accredited training certification or collegiate degree, with the ability to demonstrate journeyman level knowledge in electrical and instrumentation craft; or four (04) years of instrumentation, controls, and/or electrical experience in an industrial environment, with the ability to demonstrate journeyman level knowledge in electrical and instrumentation craft.
  • Experience with DCS and PLCs. GE Mark VIe turbine controls is highly desired.
  • Experience with CEMS and DAHS (Data Acquisition and Handling System) operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting.
  • Experience with low, medium and high voltage switchgear and transformers.
  • DCS to I/O to field device troubleshooting experience is required.
  • Experience with Mainsaver computerized maintenance management system (CMMS).

Education Requirements

  • High School diploma or equivalent required.
  • Associates degree or bachelor’s degree in Industrial Electronics, Electronic Instrumentation, or equivalent engineering studies is preferred.
  • Graduation from an Instrumentation, Controls and/or Electrical school is preferred.

Physical Requirements

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, use hands and fingers dexterously to operate tools or controls, reach with hands and arms, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, and communicate orally. Vision abilities required, sitting for extended periods may be required. The employee must be able to transport up to 50 pounds.
  • Ability to enter confined spaces and work at heights.
  • Work shift hours, overtime, and irregular hours as needed to support reliable operation of the facility.
  • From time to time, the working hours will be determined on short notice based on plant requirements.

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