Responsible for the proper maintenance and operation of complex electrical systems and equipment that can directly affect the safe operation of a 22-megawatt power generation plant.
Ryegate Power Station, East Ryegate, Vermont
Hourly – Non-Exempt
Maintain all plant electrical equipment to the highest possible standard to maximize plant availability, reliability, efficiency, and profitability.
Install, troubleshoot, repair, overhaul and perform preventive maintenance on all plant electrical components as assigned, including UPS/battery systems.
Perform routine and emergency plant electrical troubleshooting and maintenance functions including, but not limited to motors, MCCs, relays, breakers, electrical disconnects of rotating machinery, and all electrical hand tools. Must work with high voltage circuitry on 115v, 480V, 4160V and 13,800V breakers, starters, and electric motors of all sizes.
Must be able to read, interpret and work with service manuals, blueprints, sketches, technical manuals, control wire diagrams and other written instructions to evaluate all electrical maintenance and logic in accordance with local and national codes.
Analyze electrical problems and take action to correct. Advise supervisor when outside assistance from vendors, engineering contractors, and/or consultants is necessary. In addition, must be able to assist with and coordinate work of maintenance with contractors and subcontractors.
Install electrical conduit and pull wires, trace wires, etc.
Maintain records of readings, test results, and data on all electrical related equipment during overhauls, emergencies and preventive maintenance times.
Track performance and maintain history to assess condition (predictive maintenance) of plant electrical equipment. Maintain and review such records and report findings as required. Recommend equipment operating and/or maintenance changes, which will enhance plant operation and equipment availability.
Ensure facility continues to operate under NFPA70E guidelines.
Coordinate daily work activities and equipment repairs with other plant employees. Work with them in various nonelectrical tasks to facilitate continued plant operation.
Conduct Root Cause Failure Analysis on equipment failures.
Assist with routine maintenance, safety, electrical and equipment operation training of other site employees.
Perform the housekeeping functions and equipment cleaning necessary to maintain the plant in a clean and neat condition.
Perform all duties and responsibilities assigned by the immediate supervisor to this position, but not specifically stated in this description.
Required to have a valid driver's license, required to have a telephone.
Ability to work overtime as required to maintain equipment availability.
Required to Comply with all plant safety policies and procedures.
Required to be on call as needed/deemed necessary by Supervisor.
Required to provide support in other job classifications as needed.
Must be able to personally respond to plant emergencies.
Must have demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and written.
Must be able to operate a computer terminal (or have the capability of learning), excel, word outlook etc.
Must be physically capable to hear and understand audible alarms, detect changes in noise levels of rotating equipment and portable radio communication.
Capable of frequently standing; walking; balancing, sitting; stooping; squatting; crouching; crawling; kneeling; reaching; grasping; pushing; pulling; lifting (min. 50lbs); feeling; talking, hearing and climbing of ladders to include stairs, ramps, catwalks, and smokestacks.
Capable of performing repetitive motions as required.
Required to have eyesight corrected at 20/40 to accurately read and interpret such as but not limited to instruments, gauges, color wires and manuals.
Must be physically capable of entering and working in a confined space (crawl spaces, shafts, small enclosed areas, pipes and the like) as required.
Must be physically capable of performing demanding work at various heights and in adverse conditions during operations, shutdowns, and in fire/emergency activities,
Must be physically capable of wearing protective equipment (PPE) including but not limited to half and full face respirators, fall protection equipment, hardhat, safety shoes, safety glasses etc.
Ability to pass a respirator physical and respirator fit test.
Ability to meet highest attendance requirements.
Ability to learn and be certified in CPR/First Aid.
High School education or equivalent.
Associates degree or equivalent from two-year technical school; or five years related experience.
Journey man license in any state, Masters license preferred.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time for Vermont.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
85% of the work is performed indoors and 15% is performed outdoors.
Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.