Operator Technician I
Suez Energy - Ennis, TX

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Essential Functions

Develop a Standard Operating Practices guide as a means of doing business daily.

Facilitate meetings as an improvement project team leader. Demonstrate the facilitation skills of brainstorming techniques, multivoting process, mission formulation, action planning and establishing team ground rules.

Master a shift turnover process to ensure a seamless transfer of information to the oncoming shift.

Demonstrate the consistent use of Root Cause Failure Analysis techniques when solving plant abnormalities and equipment failures.

Exhibit excellent interpersonal skills that include listening to other’s ideas and viewpoints, earning trust among cohorts and direct reports, and resolving team conflict situations.

Develop a team with proficiency in all craft disciplines: electrical, mechanical, instrumentation and controls.

Control all evolutions throughout the plant.

Demonstrate procedural compliance in all plant operation activities by operating plant equipment through established valve line-ups and system/component operating procedures.

Monitor water chemistry parameters in support of make-up water production, cooling water circulation and ASME guidelines for maintaining boiler and feed water within specification.

Actively participate in the behavior-based safety program and ensure every team member complies with all safety procedures and applicable task-oriented job safety analyses.

Heighten safety awareness through job pre-briefs as the standard.

Implement the System Expert program and become a subject matter expert in assigned individual and team systems.

Adhere to the work management process that will enable plant personnel to describe a problem, provide instructions, identify safety concerns, determine priority, assign the task and document corrective actions and/or root cause failure analysis countermeasures implemented.

Accountable to immediate supervisor for ensuring adherence to the Plant’s Environmental Compliance Assurance Plan (CAP), taking all reasonable precautions to prevent incidents of noncompliance. Shall immediately report to supervisor any known or suspected violations to the CAP or any suspected situation that could lead to a violation.

Conduct predictive maintenance while on shift, i.e. vibration analysis, thermography, lube oil sampling for analysis, component inspections.

Operate equipment and perform repairs as needed, maintaining Plant equipment at the highest possible standard maximizing availability, reliability, efficiency, and profitability.

Assist in developing procedures and logs/records to track operating and maintenance history of all plant equipment. Maintain and review such records and report findings as required.

Perform routine and preventive maintenance on plant equipment. Recommend operating and/or maintenance changes that will enhance plant performance and availability.

Cross reference a Piping & Instrument Drawing with a Process Control Diagram associated with respective system.

Assist with routine maintenance training and equipment operation training of other site employees.

Coordinate work activities of vendor and/or subcontractor personnel when required.

Comply with all contractual obligations impacting plant operation.

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.

Maintain confidentiality of all information available to the position.

Other Functions - Special Skills

Must be able to demonstrate the ability to operate the Plant from the control room, as well as the ability to analyze complex problems under the pressure of emergency conditions.

Must have demonstrated the ability to communicate effectively. Excellent verbal, non-verbal and written communication skills are essential.

Demonstrated ability to work and support teams as both a leader and participating member.

Shall be a leader in the area of safety, upholding safety as a core value.

Must be able to achieve competent technical abilities in one of the following crafts: Maintenance Mechanic, Maintenance Electrician, or Instrument & Control Technician.

Correlating experience listed below:
Rotating equipment predictive maintenance.

Preventive and corrective maintenance of pumps, compressors, turbines, and generators.

Coupling alignment of rotating equipment.

Quality control of piping and valve installation.

Effective use of diagnostic equipment.

Troubleshoot/repair and perform preventive maintenance on electrical control circuits, motors, transformers, and high voltage breakers.

Troubleshoot/correct distributed control system problems. Interpret control logic and tune as required.

Operate a computer terminal utilizing word processing, spreadsheets and database applications.

Must be able to complete the applicable NUS Maintenance and Basic Power Principle self-study training course.

Valid driver’s license required.



Essential Physical Abilities

Ability to work on a rotating shift schedule. Shift work, overtime, and standby status are required.

Ability to hear and understand audible alarms, detect changes in noise levels of equipment, accurately read and interpret instruments and gauges (must have eyesight corrected to 20/40), and communicate clearly on portable radios.

Ability to respond to plant emergencies.

Ability to perform demanding work at heights under adverse conditions and when participating in emergency activities.

Ability to climb stairs, ladders, and enter confined spaces as required to complete assigned task.

Ability to lift 50 lbs. of weight.

Ability to pass a respirator physical and fit test.

Ability to perform first aid and CPR.

Education / Experience

High School education or equivalent.

Minimum 5 years experience in plant operations and maintenance.

Combined cycle plant experience preferred.

Qualified craft journeyman.

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