Job ID:  26333134

Company:  Great River Energy

Application Type:  Seeking Full-time (post graduate opportunities)

Job Title:  Plant Technician I - Shift

Description:  Plant Technician Rotating Shift Schedule Spiritwood, North Dakota Application Deadline is January 25, 2019 More than power, we're about people. At Great River Energy, people are our first priority--both customers and employees. Here, you will find a team-centered environment that's rewarding, challenging, and exciting. As a cooperative-owned generation and transmission company, we are Minnesota's second largest utility based on generating capacity. General Summary: Operate and monitor balance of plant equipment and systems to provide safe and efficient plant operation on a rotating shift schedule. Provide routine and emergency maintenance on electrical, instrumentation, and control systems to ensure safe, efficient and reliable electric plant operation. Must be able to work as part of a team to support multi-disciplinary technicians. Responsibilities Perform calibration, predictive, preventative and breakdown maintenance on a variety of complex industrial electrical and instrument & control systems to ensure plant availability and to maximize plant efficiency, including Power distribution and switch gear (up to 480V) Essential battery systems Process instrumentation Plant process control systems Telecommunications/video conferencing Physical security systems Motors and motor controls Lighting systems Protective relaying Process communications and networking Analytical measurement Final control devices including valves, actuators and drive units Electrical support services Operate and monitor assigned equipment in normal and abnormal situations to ensure proper, safe, and efficient operation. Communicate equipment conditions and corrections to the control room operator. Respond to events, make decisions, and direct others during routine and emergency conditions to minimize health and safety risks and damage to equipment. Assist others in the plant in emergency/upset situations. Maintains and operates continuous emissions monitoring systems to meet required uptime and accuracy limits per federal, state and local rules. Assists with reporting as required by regulatory agencies and management. Operate and maintain systems and machinery to effectively transport coal from the coal trains to the plant coal bunkers, including operating and maintaining yard equipment and machinery. Drives GRE vehicles to other sites. Install, configure, repair, and perform process software system design on computer based systems to insure safe and reliable operations. Develop and manage computer/ microprocessor based technologies and digital communications such as: Programmable Logic Controllers Wired, wireless and fiber optic communication and control networks Control network hardware and software security Digital communication protocols Distributed Control Systems Micro processor based protection circuits HMI (Human Machine Interfaces) Variable frequency/speed drives Communicate information about plant operation, equipment problems or malfunctions and other abnormalities to members of the operating shift. Write detailed work orders for equipment repair as required. Maintain accurate daily logs of operating conditions. Document routine and abnormal equipment operating occurrences, conditions, or other events as well as any other information required for trouble shooting, equipment history, or demonstrating compliance with regulations. Apply correct clearance procedures for isolating, switching, releasing, or restoring equipment to service to facilitate repairs, reduce risk of personal injury, and prevent damage to equipment. Provide support for emergency situations by providing the communication link to the incident commander. Report all unsafe acts or conditions that may cause injury to plant personnel or damage equipment. Administers/enforces Contractor Work Rules to outside contractors and vendors. Perform calibration, predictive, preventative and breakdown maintenance on a variety of complex industrial electrical and instrument & control systems to ensure plant availability and to maximize plant efficiency, including Power distribution and switch gear (up to 480V) Essential battery systems Process instrumentation Plant process control systems Telecommunications/video conferencing Physical security systems Motors and motor controls Lighting systems Protective relaying Process communications and networking Analytical measurement Final control devices including valves, actuators and drive units Electrical support services Operate and monitor assigned equipment in normal and abnormal situations to ensure proper, safe, and efficient operation. Communicate equipment conditions and corrections to the control room operator. Respond to events, make decisions, and direct others during routine and emergency conditions to minimize health and safety risks and damage to equipment. Assist others in the plant in emergency/upset situations. Maintains and operates continuous emissions monitoring systems to meet required uptime and accuracy limits per federal, state and local rules. Assists with reporting as required by regulatory agencies and management. Operate and maintain systems and machinery to effectively transport coal from the coal trains to the plant coal bunkers, including operating and maintaining yard equipment and machinery. Drives GRE vehicles to other sites. Install, configure, repair, and perform process software system design on computer based systems to insure safe and reliable operations. Develop and manage computer/ microprocessor based technologies and digital communications such as: Programmable Logic Controllers Wired, wireless and fiber optic communication and control networks Control network hardware and software security Digital communication protocols Distributed Control Systems Micro processor based protection circuits HMI (Human Machine Interfaces) Variable frequency/speed drives Communicate information about plant operation, equipment problems or malfunctions and other abnormalities to members of the operating shift. Write detailed work orders for equipment repair as required. Maintain accurate daily logs of operating conditions. Document routine and abnormal equipment operating occurrences, conditions, or other events as well as any other information required for trouble shooting, equipment history, or demonstrating compliance with regulations. Apply correct clearance procedures for isolating, switching, releasing, or restoring equipment to service to facilitate repairs, reduce risk of personal injury, and prevent damage to equipment. Provide support for emergency situations by providing the communication link to the incident commander. Report all unsafe acts or conditions that may cause injury to plant personnel or damage equipment. Administers/enforces Contractor Work Rules to outside contractors and vendors. Qualifications EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: An Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree in one of the following fields of study: Electrical or I&C Technology - required OR Mechanical Maintenance or Welding Technology - required Power Plant Technology - preferred A minimum of three years of experience in an industrial work environment is required. Must have a valid driver s license. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES: Knowledge and understanding the principles of combustion, the construction and operation of high pressure, high temperature steam, circulating fluidized bed coal fired generating units and all associated equipment. Knowledge of the relationships among systems and equipment. Knowledge of the physical location and operating procedures of assigned plant equipment Knowledge and understanding of principles, permissives, and operating parameters of all systems and their relationship to operation of a power station Knowledge and skill needed to perform all aspects of maintenance to complex industrial electrical and instrument & control systems, including maintenance management activities for immediate and long term needs. Ability to provide job direction and project coordination for minor and major process retrofits and new projects Skill and ability to learn, interpret and follow standards, safety procedures, regulatory and environmental compliance practices in support of GRE s safety program, environmental management system and GRE Electrical Safety Program. Skill and ability to trouble shoot complex equipment and systems and possess strong personal computer literacy for record keeping, use of productivity applications, logic development and computerized equipment interface. Ability to acquire plant specific equipment and process knowledge and demonstrate proficiency, in compliance with OSHA s Qualified Electrical Worker requirement. Ability to read and interpret equipment drawings, wiring schematics, control logic and instruction manuals for the purpose of troubleshooting plant process problems Ability to complete and maintain Hazwoper training. Skill and ability to apply good mathematics and physics Ability to communicate effectively and concisely both written and verbally. Knowledge of all plant system procedures and work practices. Great River Energy Employee Skills/Competencies: Must possess good member and customer relations, communication, and technical skills is innovative, skilled in decision making, demonstrates teamwork and flexibility, focused on continuous learning, is business focused and demonstrates values for effective individual performance. Great River Energy Leadership Skills/Competencies: Must possess courage, be development and coaching focused, have the ability to lead teams and projects, be people oriented including approachability, conflict resolution skills and ability to motivate others and have skills in strategic thinking and vision. Working Conditions: Must be able to travel to various locations throughout the plant site including climbing on pipe or scaffolding and perform maintenance inside vessels or confined spaces. Must work around, over, and under large equipment, and work at heights. Conditions include extreme temperatures, hot and cold, high noise levels, occasional heavy lifting, dusty, wet, electrical hazards and outside work under all weather conditions. Can be called to work at any time day or night. Required to work overtime and to work shift. Must work around chemicals, gases, and high-pressure steam and at times must travel away from regular work place. Required to wear personal protective equipment. Must be physically able to perform the essential functions of the job.

Application Instructions:
Qualified candidates will find we have a lot to offer: competitive wages, relocation package, continuing education, generous retirement plan, along with many more benefits. Qualified candidates, please apply at www.greatriverenergy.com under the Careers tab by January 25, 2019. GRE is an EEO/AA/Minority/Female/Disabled/Vets Employer.