Power Technician

Highlander Consultants

Responsible for performing highly diversified duties to install, troubleshoot, repair and maintain production and plant equipment

We are seeking a Prime Power Technician for our plant on St. Croix.

PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF ROLE
Responsible for performing highly diversified duties to install, troubleshoot, repair and maintain production and plant equipment according to productive maintenance systems and processes with a primary focus on the prime and backup power generation systems.

EDUCATION, QUALIFICATIONS, AND EXPERIENCE
· High School Diploma / GED and completion of a craft apprenticeship or an equivalent number of years of education and production maintenance.
· A degree in mechanical, electrical or industrial maintenance, a plus.
· 3+ years of plant manufacturing experience; strong electrical, mechanical, pneumatic and industrial skills.
· 3+ years experience in prime power operation, maintenance and repair of natural gas, propane and diesel powered reciprocating engine generators in the .5-2.5 megawatt range.
· 3+ years’ experience in prime and standby power generation switch-gear equipment.
· 3+ years’ experience in the operation, maintenance and repair of SCR systems for diesel generators.
· 3+ year’ experience in the operation, maintenance and repair of diesel fire pump systems.

COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS
· Must be able to read and interpret equipment and instrument manuals both written and electronic.
· Must be able to interface with various HMI’s for plant equipment and power generation systems.
· Must be able to trouble-shoot and diagnose problems, make adjustments and/or repair or replace parts as may be needed on the various plant equipment, the standby and prime power generators and the plant diesel fire pump systems.
· Must be able to interface with mechanical, electrical and civil construction contractors as well as equipment manufactures technicians and diagnosticians.
· Must be a team player
· Must be computer literate
o Ability to utilize mechanical troubleshooting software for , prime and standby power generators as well as plant equipment. Includes diesel, gasoline and lpg/lng fired reciprocating engines.
o Good working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook
o Good working knowledge of Windows 10 operating system.
o Good writing skills.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Daily Maintenance Activities
o Install and maintain production machines and plant equipment.
o Perform emergency/unscheduled repairs of prime and backup power systems as well as production equipment.
o Perform scheduled repairs of maintenance equipment
o Ensure that the appropriate equipment, parts, and materials are maintained in stock and that they have been procured in the most cost-effective manner available.
o Read and interpret equipment manuals and work orders to perform required maintenance and service.
o Assist with vendor/contractor coordination by obtaining cost quotes and scheduling on-site work to support plant production schedule.
o Comply with safety regulations and maintain clean and orderly work areas utilizing 5S methodology to ensure sustainability.
  • Preventive Maintenance Activities
o To manage and execute the daily checks and preventive maintenance for the facilities prime power generators and back up standby generator(s) and their associated fuel delivery systems.
o Ensure success of preventive maintenance program for applicable equipment and machinery by providing assistance in scheduling and planning of activities.
o Perform preventive maintenance activities as part of regular routine.
  • Technical Expertise
o Obtain and continually refresh personal knowledge of all plant equipment, buildings, blue prints, pipelines, etc.
o Perform skilled maintenance/mechanical tasks
o Diagnose and trouble-shoot problems to develop solutions
  • Interact positively with visitors to the plant including visitors to the tour program, corporate visitors, and VIPs.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.
  • Adheres to and promotes quality, environmental, health and safety as one of the organization’s business priorities.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT
· Work day will involve activities that vary throughout the day and will be both in an office environment, as well as in the field at a manufacturing facility.
· Occasional exposure to excessive heat & humidity, intermittent to constant noise, vibration, dust and slippery or uneven walking surfaces.
· Occasional lifting or moving heavy materials in difficult work positions.
· Must be willing to respond to occasional intermittent after-hours emergency calls to effect plant repairs.
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $83,000.00 - $87,000.00 per year