I&C/Maintenance technician Pleasant Valley Peaking Station - Dexter, MN
Application Due: June 12, 2023
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We have an exciting opportunity for an Instrument & Controls/Maintenance Technicianto manage and maintain the mechanical and electrical equipment to safely and efficiently operate the combustion turbines of our generation fleet.
A typical starting range for this position is $46.27 - $51.86 per hour. We offer market competitive base pay and adjust our offer accordingly based upon the value of the candidate’s knowledge, skills and experience. In addition, our Total Rewards strategy focuses on recognizing individual performance and rewarding business results. Our robust Total Rewards package includes exceptional benefits and retirement, a focus on continuous engagement, recognition, personal and professional development, and an emphasis on work-life effectiveness.
General Summary and Responsibilities:
Monitor and operate the turbine/generators, balance of the plant and all related power plant systems to assure safe and efficient plant operations.
Perform electrical and mechanical maintenance on the peaking generation and associated equipment, including maintenance and installation of mechanical, electrical and electronic equipment.
Install, calibrate, program, troubleshoot, clean, inspect, and maintain instrument & control equipment throughout the facility.
Perform instrument and control duties related to plant preventative predictive and corrective maintenance activities.
Perform mechanical duties related to plant preventative, predictive and corrective maintenance activities including troubleshooting, repairs, and maintaining pumps, valves, piping, etc.
Maintain and operate continuous emissions monitoring systems to meet required uptime and accuracy limits per federal, state and local rules.
Respond to atypical system conditions, at times under emergency situations, and report findings to others.
Perform regular equipment rounds, taking critical readings from instruments, reporting abnormal conditions and taking corrective actions as necessary.
Respond to unit trips and abnormal operating conditions to maintain plant equipment in a safe operating condition.
Maintain shift operating logs and records.
Maintain, develop and follow operations and maintenance procedures.
Apply correct lock-out/tag-out procedures for isolating, switching, releasing, or restoring equipment to service to facilitate repairs, reduce risk of personal injury, and prevent damage to equipment.
Maintain proper work order documentation including the planning and scheduling of work activities through the maintenance management system (Maximo).
Qualified candidates will be required to take and pass the EEI Plant Operator/Plant Maintenance assessment (POSS/MASS) as part of the selection process or be able to provide test scores if previously taken
Ability and willingness to participate in a 1+ year apprentice training program depending upon skills and qualifications
Training will take place on both the day and afternoon/evening shift. Day shift is 7:00 – 3:00 p.m. Afternoon shift is 2:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Position may be working and/or rotating the afternoon shift 2:00 - 10:00 p.m. upon completion of the apprentice program
There will be some overnight travel, overtime and/or working weekends
Operator/technicians rotate weekend on-call responsibilities every 5-6 weeks upon completion of the apprentice program
The candidate must be able to reside within a 30- mile living radius or 45-mile driving distance of the reporting facility. Relocation allowance provided.
A two-year electrical / electronic degree or diploma, or equivalent military experience, or relevant, or full-time experience of 4+ years in a combustion turbine power plant required. Strong electrical, instrumentation & control (I &C) and mechanical troubleshooting skills as well as experience working with rotating equipment and proven ability to perform a variety of electrical I & C and mechanical maintenance duties preferred.
Knowledge of high voltage electrical equipment.
Ability to effectively operate power generating and associated equipment.
Should be proficient with the use of computers, electronic equipment and software for reporting, logging, maintenance and parts.
Requires flexibility, self-motivation, innovation, teamwork, fostering of collaborative working relationships and solid electrical and mechanical technical skills.
The qualified candidate will also possess effective and concise verbal and written communications, strong trouble-shooting abilities and decision-making skills
Great River Energy values diversity, equity and inclusion and we are an equal employment opportunity employer.
Powering what’s possible Great River Energy is a not-for-profit electricity provider owned by our 28 distribution cooperatives in Minnesota and Wisconsin for which we generate and transmit electricity. We provide wholesale electric service to our member owners who distribute electricity to approximately 660,000 member consumers - or about 1.7 million people. A diverse mix of generation resources - Our power plants generate more than 2,800 megawatts of electricity and several solar arrays capable of producing 650 kilowatts. In addition, we purchase wind and hydroelectric energy.Your electricity is delivered through power lines to you. Every time you plug in your toaster, television or other electrical device, a system of power lines goes to work to bring you the power you need. Our job at Great River Energy is to keep the lights on by providing a safe & reliable supply of electricity.