Reliability Staff Engineer
Energy Future Holdings Corp. - Dallas, TX

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Luminant, a subsidiary of Energy Future Holdings , formerly TXU Corp., is the largest competitive power generation business in Texas. Its operations also include mining, wholesale marketing and trading, and development. Luminant has more than 15,400 megawatts of generation, including 2,300 MW fueled by nuclear power and 8,000 MW fueled by coal. The company is one of the largest purchasers of wind-generated electricity in Texas and the nation. Luminant has mined and restored over 60,000 acres and planted over 25 million trees in a land-reclamation program that has been recognized with over 120 awards for environmental conservation. At Luminant, we are committed to improving our environment by serving our customers and communities through more efficient- and cleaner sources of energy. We are also committed to our values of honesty and integrity, mutual respect, innovation, competitive spirit and diversity.


Provide subject matter expertise to support the Luminant Fossil Generation fleet in the area of performance analysis and improvement. Develop, implement, and manage data pertaining to plant systems, subsystems and components and their relation to performance issues. Develop and implement inspection plans. Analyze inspection data, and coordinate corrective action plans with planned outages. Apply sound engineering judgment and knowledge to identify and resolve plant operational and maintenance issues. Create, trend and report Key Performance Indicators related to plant systems, subsystems and components. Develop and maintain a Continuous Improvement Program for performance issues at the Fleet, Plant and Unit level. Review unit and equipment efficiency, performance, testing, maintenance, and operational procedures, and make recommendations to improve the overall reliability of the fleet. The person selected for this position may help in administering the following programs: Corrective Action Program, Cause Analysis Program, Balance of Plant Life Assessment Reliability Program, Equipment Reliability Modeling, and Maintenance and Operating Basis.

In this position, either directly or through others, the incumbent will:

Actively work with System and Component Engineers and other Specialists relating inspection results and associated recommended actions.
Provide technical basis for associated recommended actions and system or component health issues.
Analyze equipment trends, historical data, and field data to develop and implement measurable programs to obtain lowest life cycle cost on plant equipment.
Develop and maintain the Maintenance and Operating Basis for plant component; determine Best Operating Practices and applicable maintenance strategies.
Develop and present regular and timely reports regarding performance characteristics.
Provide management with cost effective options for resolving operation and major/minor equipment issues.
Maintain knowledge base on latest industry technical advances and provide management with possible methods to integrate these into operational processes.
Provide data development and manage data from various systems to effectively analyze data.
Manage multiple task assignments to meet deadlines.
Promote a team approach that effectively integrates the efforts of others. Identify and qualify outside resources (repair, engineering, maintenance, construction) for system needs.

Minimal background and knowledge requirements:
Qualifications sought in successful candidates include the following:

Bachelor of Science in Engineering, or six years of related industrial experience including progressive responsibility utilizing the responsibilities listed above.
Demonstrates extensive design, maintenance, and operations knowledge of plant equipment.
Knowledge of specific operations and maintenance lean tools is essential, such as just-in-time production, six sigma, problem solving techniques, 5S, SMED, reliability centered maintenance, and total productive maintenance, FMEA, and root cause analysis.
Communicates clearly and concisely in written, verbal, and electronic forms. Effectively utilize communications skills to keep the client, the team members, team leaders, and support personnel informed. Clearly demonstrates decisions and directions within the department and with the client community. Gathers and disseminates information in a timely and effective manner.
Creates and/or supports new ideas to improve efficiency. Generates new ideas and approaches to client and/or business needs. Anticipates changes in the business environment and takes appropriate action. Looks for non-traditional solutions to problems. Finds and implements new approaches from other industries. Takes calculated risks after discussing with stakeholders. Anticipates changes in business needs.
Works with minimal supervision. Defines and encourages high standards of performance and leads by example. Guides and inspires others to accomplish goals, both individually and as a team. Develops the potential of team members. Capitalizes and builds on workforce diversity. Viewed by peers and subordinates as a mentor. Demonstrates daily positive work ethic and outlook. Motivates employees to achieve the highest of standards. Possesses and demonstrates coaching and teamwork skill. Works to expand the skills and job knowledge of employees.

Preferred background and knowledge requirements:
4 - 6 years of power generation or equivalent energy industry experience, prior experience in inspection and repairs, equipment analysis, or maintenance. Experience in either the power or mining industry is preferred.

This position requires the ability to perform the essential duties and responsibilities in the following environment:

Occasional long, irregular hours.
Use of a PC, computer terminal and/or telephone over 2 hours a day.
Occasional bending, twisting, crouching, pulling, pushing, and/or reaching to access job-related materials.
Open workspace office environment and work in a power plant environment.
Travel required around Fossil Generation fleet, up to 15% of time.

The incumbent applies best operating and maintenance practices and principles across the Luminant Fossil Generation fleet. Primary interface is with the generation fleet which consists of twelve (12) lignite/coal fired generating units at five (5) plant sites, nine (9) gas/oil fired generating units at four (4) plant sites, two (2) combined cycle plant sites and fifteen (15) simple cycle combustion turbines. The combined net generating capacity of Luminant Fossil Generation is in excess of 13,000 MW. Support is also provided to Comanche Peak NPP and to Luminant Mining, as requested.

For this position, the following skills and abilities must be demonstrated at a proficient level:

Organizational Competencies:
Broad organizational goals and objectives, which are reviewed semi-annually.
Interacts effectively with all levels of the organization and has frequent external contacts.
Establish and maintain effective relationships with corporate organizations, plant management and industry groups to facilitate goals and objectives.

It is the policy of Energy Future Holdings, Luminant, and TXU Energy to comply with all employment laws and to afford equal employment opportunity to individuals in all aspects of employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, age, disability, military service, veteran status, genetic information, or any other status protected under the law.

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