Dynegy I&E Technician in Midlothian, Texas

Participate as a member of a plant staff that is effective in operating and maintaining a combined cycle facility in a safe manner. The ideal candidate will be able to fulfill primarily electrical maintenance functions that would also include E I&C maintenance and operational responsibilities, including, but not limited to the following:

  • Effective is defined as: Adherence to and improvement upon all regulatory guidelines while maximizing profitability of the facility.

  • Safe is defined as: No situation of either personal injury or equipment damage during plant operations and maintenance activities.

  • Lining up system valves and components for service.

  • Placing components into service that cannot be controlled from the control room.

  • Monitoring operational parameters of systems and equipment, identifying out of specification operation and correcting when possible.

  • Placing equipment in and out of service, as operating conditions require (lockout /tagout).

  • Understand and operate all equipment within regulatory and manufacturer guidelines.

  • Understand and assist the CRO in plant operations.

  • Placing major components that can be controlled from the control room in service.

  • Monitoring and acting upon abnormal and/or emergency conditions while operating systems.

  • Understand and operate within all contractual obligations pertaining to the plant.

  • Understand the gas supply agreements, the interconnection agreement and operating guidelines required by ERCOT.

  • Understand the fiduciary responsibility of the plant.

  • Understand financial impact of all decisions made at the plant.

  • Understand and able to execute maintenance in accordance to the plant work flow process.

  • Giving direction to the operator in the field to support operation of the plant

  • Comply with all environmental permits and reporting procedures pertaining to the plant.

  • Complies with all Dynegy policies and procedures.

  • Acts as a team member with all members of Dynegy staff.

  • Carries out other duties as assigned.

  • Occasionally travel to other Dynegy facilities to provide outage or project

Electrical Maintenance

  • Perform maintenance on 5 KV and below electrical equipment.

  • Perform maintenance and switching on 345 KV and below electrical equipment.

  • Perform grounding on electrical equipment as needed.

  • Perform common testing of generators, transformers and motors.

  • Perform common testing of heat trace systems

  • Be able to read and interpret electrical schematics for trouble shooting problems.

I&C Maintenance

  • Assisting in calibrations, repair and maintenance of all instrumentation and control equipment at the site including the plant DCS.

  • Troubleshoot and repair control systems as required to maintain plant output.

  • Repair, replace, or modify instrumentation as required to maintain plant's operating status.

  • Assist in designing new control loops so as to improve control of plant operations, or to correct control system problems

  • At all times, demonstrate safe electrical work practices.

CEMS Management, Maintenance & Reporting

  • Manage and maintain CEMS equipment and regulatory requirements including:

  • Manage and maintain spare parts inventory

  • Manage all daily, quarterly, and annual quality assurance testing including annual RATA load evaluation.

  • Manage and maintain calibration gas ordering, tracking, offloading, and depleted cylinder exchange on CEMS building.

  • Manage and maintain fuel gas flowmeters for required calibration and flow to load testing.

  • Manage and maintain fuel gas flow computers.

  • Manage and maintain the Data Acquisition Handling System (DAHS) including:

  • Reporting of Federal ECMPS, excessive State emissions reports, and Title V FOPD deviation reports

  • Software updates

  • Manage and maintain recordkeeping including: Daily instrument monitoring and maintenance, Balance of CEMS building, Sample line and probe

  • Interface with State and Federal agencies as required.

  • Vocation or technical degree with an electrical major (I&C minor) and 3 to 5 years work related experience or high school diploma and (5) years of experience in maintaining equipment in a power plant environment. Combined Cycle Plant experience preferred. Experience may be considered in lieu of formal technical education.

  • Must have and maintain a valid driver's license.

  • Required to have a home telephone, may be required to be on call as needed, and will be required to work overtime as deemed necessary by plant management.

  • Must have demonstrated technical skills with instrumentation/control and electrical systems.

  • Working knowledge in programming digital equipment.

  • Familiar with distributed control systems.

  • Experience with 5KV systems, switchgear, MCC's, breakers, contactors, protective relays, etc.

  • Must have a general knowledge of boiler water chemistry and environmental compliance laws.

  • Familiar with operation and maintenance of rotating equipment.

  • Familiar with predictive tools such as infrared monitoring, oil analysis, gas analysis and vibration monitoring.

  • Must have a basic understanding of boiler and power piping codes.

  • Available to serve as relief Operator/Technician during training and startup.

  • Basic proficiency in software applications such as Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel.

  • Communication: Must have demonstrated ability to communicate effectively. Good verbal, nonverbal and written communication skills are essential.

  • Develop and present technical training, as required, to the plant operating staff.

  • Problem Solving: Must have problem solving and analytical skills.

  • Must be familiar with basic statistical analysis and statistical process control methods.

  • Must have basic financial analysis skills.

  • Teamwork: Demonstrated ability to work and support teams, either as a leader or team member.

  • Innovative/Resourcefulness: Must be able to continually look for opportunities to create value through innovation and efficient use of existing resources.

  • Safety: Shall be a leader in the area of safety with safety as a core personal value.

  • Must be familiar with OSHA requirements.

  • Quality: Must be knowledgeable and able to use basic quality assurance skills.

Essential Physical Abilities

  • Capable of frequently standing; walking; sitting; climbing; stooping and crouching; kneeling; reaching; pushing; pulling; grasping; talking; lifting and hearing

  • Capable of lifting objects with weight of up to 50 pounds.

  • Worker will be exposed to temperatures greater than 100 degrees Fahrenheit; equipment noise greater than 85 dbl; and hazards such as high-pressure steam lines.

  • Capable of using computer, telephone, radio, metering and calibration tools, hand-held tools, power equipment, etc.

  • Capable of climbing stairs and ladders.

  • Ability to work at heights and with adverse conditions during operations and when participating in fire / emergency activities.

  • Ability to enter and work in a confined space.

  • Must have eyesight corrected to 20/40.

  • Must be able to pass a respirator fit test.

  • Ability to work call out maintenance or rotating shift schedule.

  • Ability to hear audible alarms, detect changes in noise levels of rotating equipment, and portable radio communication.

  • Ability to perform first aid and CPR.

  • Worker must possess knowledge of High, Medium, and Low Voltage electrical systems,

  • Proficiency in standard personal computer email, spreadsheet, and CMMS software is required. Post-secondary education from a vocational or technical school is desired.

Dynegy Inc. is an equal opportunity employer of females, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities

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