Edison Mission Energy (EME) is a holding company whose subsidiaries and affiliates are engaged in the business of developing, acquiring, owning or leasing, operating and selling energy and capacity from independent power production facilities. EME is headquartered in Santa Ana, California. EMEs subsidiaries and affiliates own or lease interests in more than 40 operating projects with an aggregate net physical capacity of more than 9,000 MW of which EME's pro rata share is nearly 8,000 MW. EME's power generation assets include fossil-fuel power plants in California, Illinois, West Virginia and Doga, Turkey; and one of the largest portfolios of wind energy projects in the U.S. including projects in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, West Virginia and Wyoming.
Follow safety procedures and safe working practices to maintain a safe working environment.
Perform safety related duties such as issuing or accepting work authorizations, hot work permits, confined space entry permits, etc.
Perform high voltage switching at voltages up to 230kV as instructed using approved switching orders
Service, calibrate, troubleshoot and repair automated control systems, including SCADA systems, instrumentation and electrical equipment up to 230kV.
Service, calibrate, troubleshoot, repair and maintain plant meteorological stations and associated equipment
Maintain drawings, specifications, test logs and other records.
Research equipment manuals and requisition repair parts.
Read, write and understand log books, work orders, procedures, timesheets, expense reports, requisitions and other documentation as required.
Tutor, instruct, train, and assist other personnel as required. Travel for training and/or other company business. This includes travel by automobile and commercial airlines.
Operate company vehicles including trucks, forklifts and other mobile equipment.
Perform plant housekeeping functions
Perform other duties as directed.
Work rotating or alternate shift schedule and overtime as required.
Must have a general understanding of electrical power generation. Must possess a thorough knowledge of electronic, electrical and mechanical instrumentation associated with complex analog and digital control systems. Must possess a good understanding of operating procedures, environmental and safety rules and regulations, and first aid procedures.
Must be skilled in the use of test equipment for the detection and repair of faulty instrument and control devices. Must be skilled in interpreting and following technical instruction furnished in oral, written, diagrammatic and schedule form. Skilled in reading and interpreting blueprints, electrical diagrams, technical manuals and logic diagrams. Skilled in performing mathematical calculations to analyze and solve problems related to control process. Skilled in the use of personal computers, test gauges, digital multi-meters, oscilloscopes, and specialized test equipment such as manometers, potentiometers, conductivity bridges and signal generators and various hand tools.
Must demonstrate the ability to successfully function as a member and/or leader of a team and to effectively communicate orally and in writing.
Must possess a valid driver’s license.
Must be able to maintain a professional and positive company image and positive relationships with owners, customers, internal contractors and external contractors.
Required to routinely work from a step stool, portable ladder and occasionally climb vertical stationary ladders over 250 feet.
Able to work at heights greater than 250 feet.
Able to climb vertical meteorological towers open to the environment at heights greater than 250 feet.
Able to climb vertical stationary ladders inside wind turbine towers at heights greater than 250 feet.
Required to work in confined spaces that require employee to reach by stooping and/or crawling through tight clearances, or by lying down.
Some confined spaces can be accessed only by lowering oneself into the space feet first, after first removing a hatch weighing from 10 to 25 pounds.
Routinely required to stand for extended periods of time and to walk over uneven surfaces such as loose rock, open grating, and up and down staircases.
Required to carry calibration tools and hand tools generally weighing up to 30 pounds. Instruments may be irregularly shaped, and can weigh up to 75 pounds. May be required to lift cylinders that contain high-pressured gases or compressed air, and are 4 to 5 feet in height and may weigh up to 75 pounds.
Work may involve threading and bending conduits and tubing, in addition to pulling wire bundles up to 1” diameter through conduits. Wire termination may require long periods of kneeling. Large electrical breakers may need to be manually pulled and pushed to complete work.
Repair responsibilities may include locating and correcting electrical grounds at voltages up to 230kV. When installing high voltage grounds, the employee will lift ground connections overhead on poles. Overhead work may require the employee to carry and move portable ladders and/or work from mobile equipment.
High voltage switching responsibilities will include using a hot stick and reaching overhead to open and close disconnects. High voltage switching will also include the ability to use a rotary gang-operated disconnect continuously without stopping until disconnects are fully open or fully closed
Employee may be required to work long periods of time on a computer terminal.
Able to work in adverse outdoor weather conditions with summer temperatures greater than 100 degrees F and winter temperatures less than 0 degrees F.
Employee may be required to work flexible work hours.
Approximately 70% outdoors, balance inside.
Must possess a minimum of three years experience in the troubleshooting, repair and maintenance of instrumentation, electrical and control systems at a power plant or similar industrial setting. SCADA system experience preferred.
Must possess a high school diploma or equivalent. Completion of a formal apprenticeship program or equivalent combination of work experience and technical training required. Associates Degree from technical school is desired. ISA CCST (Certified Control Systems Technician) to level II or higher preferred. SCADA system experience preferred.
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