Scope of Position
This position is responsible for maintaining,
troubleshooting, and repairing all mechanical equipment at a solid fuel fired, steam
turbine electrical generation power plant. Job tasks will range from routine
maintenance to complex mechanical troubleshooting and use of precision
measurement tools. In the absence of the Maintenance Manager, this position
will report to the Operations Manager and in their absence to the Shift Supervisor.
Reports to: Maintenance Manager
Division/Department: Operations and Maintenance
Location: Allendale and Dorchester, SC
This position is required to work in all areas of
the plant site, both indoors and outdoors. Share "call-in" duties
with other plant personnel. Some travel required. Work in confined spaces and
at heights greater than 100 ft. required. Work with high temperature, high
pressure steam and water systems as well as high pressure air and fluids is
required. Work with chemicals is required.
performing the duties of the job, the employee is regularly required to use
written and oral communication skills, read and interpret data, information and
documents; analyze and solve complex problems, observe and interpret
situations, use math and mathematical reasoning; deal with changing, intensive
deadlines, and interact with internal and external clients. Must be able to
concentrate while under time constraints.
employee is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions and wet or humid
conditions. The employee regularly works
near moving mechanical parts and may be exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals,
fumes or airborne particles, potential risk of electrical shock and
the Power Plant facility and in/out door environment, must be able to work in
adverse conditions that may include, but not be limited to the following:
May be exposed to hazards
associated with power and hand tools, dust, fumes, high pressure steam, high
temperatures and confined spaces; and may be regularly subject to external
environmental conditions such as cold, heat dust, snow or noise and fumes
from equipment or chemicals.
While performing the duties of
the job, the employee is regularly required to climb stairs, ladders, and
work on elevated platforms. Must be
able to stand for long periods of time, operate objects, tools or controls
and reach with hands and arms. Must be willing to tolerate awkward and
stretched positions while stooping, crouching, or kneeling to perform
Work overtime, and irregular
hours as needed to support reliable operation of the facility. From time
to time the working hours will be determined on short notice based on
Ability to handle quick changing
situations under stress and to work extended hours on short notice if and
Must be able to lift 45 pounds
overhead and 75 pounds from the floor to 36 inches.
Must be willing to travel to
other facilities if needed
Specific vision abilities
required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color
distinction with vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the
ability to adjust focus.
Noise levels are moderately loud
and may vary in various areas of the plant site.
Must be able to work around high
Must have manual dexterity and
ability to manipulate keyboards.
Must be capable of wearing
respirators and working in dusty environments.
and maintenance work following blueprint sketches and procedures involving
such tasks as drilling, tapping, fabricating, welding (MIG, TIG &
Stick), machinery alignment and quality control.
mechanical design, machinery improvements or problems and recommends
modifications necessary for resolution.
Maintains various mechanical
equipment associated with solid fuel fired boiler, steam turbine,
electrical generator, compressors, water treatment equipment, pumps,
valves, and other auxiliary equipment.
Operates a wide variety of construction
equipment, power equipment, hand tools and perform rigging and staging
preventive, predictive and corrective maintenance on equipment,
coordinating work with various team members.
installs new equipment and/or system modifications.
Schedule, coordinate, work with
and monitors contractors on specific tasks as required.
Trains other team members in the
areas of maintenance and repairs.
Performs Operations tasks on an
as-needed basis and other tasks as assigned.
Be available within a reasonable
response time for emergency call-ins and overtime.
Provide an acceptable off-hour
contact cell phone number or carry a company provided cell phone.
alarms in a timely manner; operate firefighting equipment as necessary and
comparable duties during plant shutdowns.
professional competence in the field of power plant operations.
Maintain a safe
work environment though job planning, housekeeping and identification and
correction of hazards.
Adhere to all
applicable health & safety, environmental and administrative policies,
procedures and regulations.
monthly and quarterly meetings.
implement and pursue personal development goals.
- Other duties as assigned.
Valid Driver’s license.
12 years formal education (High School
Graduate) or equivalent.
Four years of experience as a mechanic/machinist,
preferably in a biomass fired steam turbine power plant environment.
Ability to use standard mechanical tools and
Knowledge in Welding, Millwright Work, Lubrications,
Hydraulics, Valves, Parts, Tools and other items related to the industry and
Ability to understand CMMS systems and work item
tracking and reporting.
Knowledge of safe work practices associated with a
power plant environment.
Ability to productively work independently and as an
overall integral team member.
Must have strong communication skills and the
ability to effectively organize and facilitate process teams.
Ability to understand contractual issues as they
relate to plant operations and maintenance.
Travel to other plant locations and to corporate may
in Balance of Plant systems start-up, normal operation, emergency, and shutdown
knowledge of equipment isolation and LOTO procedures.
responding to plant abnormal situations, alarms, and emergencies.
knowledge of the location, purpose and proper use of the plant safety
to read and interpret mechanical drawings, technical manuals and P&ID's.
EDF Renewable Energy - 10 months ago