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
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.
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
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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