Allied Power

    Job Overview:

    This position supports the plant’s mission to achieve maximum unit availability in a safe, efficient and cost-effective manner within all environmental and regulatory standards. Responsibilities include installing, maintaining, analyzing and modifying instrument and control systems associated with plant generating units, environmental systems, plant chemistry and auxiliary systems. This position also diagnoses, isolates and resolves the most complex problems on the steam power and automatic control systems and instrumentation. Planning and scheduling of one’s own work and coordinating activities of outside contractors as necessary. Develop and maintain a professional relationship with all work groups/teams through effective communication initiatives. In addition, this position instructs other technicians as assigned.

    Key Responsibilities/Accountabilities:

    • Perform locating and correcting faults in control systems and instruments of combustion equipment and nuclear reactors, turbines, chlorinators, water treatment systems and station auxiliary equipment, involving inspecting, cleaning, calibrating, replacing defective parts and repairing electrical and mechanical instruments and controls.
    • To inspect, clean, adjust, calibrate and repair such instruments as manometers, gauges, flow meters and thermometers.
    • Test and repair electronics and pneumatic control devices
    • Diagnosing, isolating, and resolving problems with the operation of the instrument and control systems involving electronic, electrical, pneumatic, hydraulic and complex distributed control systems.
    • Verifying the accuracy of the operation and calibration of instruments and controls to ensure instruments are within Company and industry standards, adjusting and replacements of defective equipment.
    • Performing maintenance of instruments and controls, adhering to service schedules; maintaining service records.
    • Uses test equipment & hand tools (i.e. drills, screwdrivers) to troubleshoot/maintain devices & systems for plant.
    • Repair, calibrate emissions monitoring equipment and maintain documentation.
    • Performing changes or additions to personal computers and computer programs using various programmable logic controllers, data loggers, distributed control systems, and performance monitoring systems.
    • Analyzing complex test and operating data; preparing charts and graphs; and reporting on results as assigned.
    • Tuning and modifying complex control systems on Boiler/Turbine/Generator and other controls.
    • Interfacing with manufacturers’ representatives, production crew, and other engineering personnel during installation and start-ups of new systems.
    • Perform tasks necessary for continuity or restoration of service in an emergency.
    • Communicates condition of equipment and status of jobs to group leaders, supervision, operations, other craft personnel, and outside service representatives.
    • Reads and interprets instruction manuals, blueprints, and control system drawings and applies knowledge to daily tasks.
    • Completes all written and electronic records (i.e. work orders, calibration sheets, material requests) required to document the work in progress and as it is completed.
    • Continually updates knowledge of plant systems and instrumentation.
    • Makes decisions about how best to repair equipment and what resources (tools, time equipment) will be needed.
    • Coordinates work activities with other crafts/contractors.
    • Works with materials/chemicals (i.e. asbestos, silica, fiberglass, ammonia, hydrazine, lead, chlorine, PVC, Acetone, PCB’s, mercury, oil, grease etc.).
    • Assure that procedures are issued and controlled as required by the QA/QC plan
    • Provide support for plant engineers and vendors for new projects and retrofits for existing equipment.
    • Maintain and enhance the safety of the I&C shop by implementing the Safety Plan and the goals established for the department, e.g. Job Safety Awareness forms, Safety Observations, Safety Meetings, etc.

    Required Qualifications:

    • Successful candidates must receive a rating of Recommended on the Allied Power Pre-Employment Assessment test
    • English Proficiency minimum of IELTS 6 (International English Language Testing System) of level 5.5 on all and reading level 6.5
    o ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) minimum of level 4
    • High School diploma or equivalent
    • Education requirement of at least one of the following:
    o Associates degree or equivalent in Electronics
    o Applicable military electronics maintenance experience
    o Specialized training in power plant instrument operation and maintenance/Navy Nuclear Electronic Technician experience

    Basic Qualifications:

    • Ability to operate and use such test equipment as multi-meters, loop calibrators, and frequency devices.
    • Ability to use hand tools such as wrenches, screwdrivers, and small electrical hand tools
    • Ability to discern assorted colors.
    • Ability to use mathematics including algebra and geometry to take measurements and perform computations required for installation and calibration of equipment.
    • Ability to calibrate and perform maintenance on temperature, level, and pressure instruments and transmitters.
    • Ability to troubleshoot and repair pneumatic, electronic, and digital controllers used in control loops.
    • Good mechanical aptitude.
    • Knowledge of electricity, voltage and current relationships.
    • Sound level of knowledge of maintenance activities and procedures performed on control systems used in power generation.
    • Ability to read and interpret instruction manuals blueprints and control system drawings; applies knowledge to daily tasks.
    • Ability to learn mechanical and electrical control equipment and basic power plant equipment operation.
    • Work with and around hazardous and non-hazardous materials (reference the waste management guidance manual).
    • Computer skills.

    Desired/Preferred Qualifications:

    • 2 years of industrial Instrument & Control maintenance experience in repair, inspection, calibration & troubleshooting of related power plant equipment
    • Nuclear experience
    • Sound level of knowledge of maintenance activities and procedures performed in power generation.

    Essential Job Functions (Physical Requirements):

    • Power Plant Environment-Work both inside and outside in all temperatures and climate conditions in accordance with Heat Stress procedures.
    • Work in confined places, on elevations more than 250 feet, or from platforms at heights of 5 feet or greater.
    • Climb stairways, ladders, and work from aerial equipment.
    • Requires wearing personal protective safety equipment.
    • Work in and around rotating equipment, high voltage electrical equipment, high noise areas and elevations.
    • Work in confined spaces, some requiring the use of respirator protective equipment.
    o Established facial hair in the sealing area of a respirator is not permitted when wearing respirators.
    • Substantial footwear meeting local safety requirements must be worn.
    • Performance of duties may require working rotating shifts as needed and response to calls 24 hours/day, seven days/week.
    • Overtime and non-standard work hours as required.
    • Daily work expectation requires ability to perform tasks by walking, standing, sitting, kneeling, crouching, squatting, twisting, pushing, pulling, shoveling, climbing, and working with hand tools (up to 25 pounds) in position above and below head, and extended from body to complete repairs.
    • Lift, carry, position and use tools and/or equipment (weighing up to 50 lbs.) in awkward positions, swing various weights of sledge hammers, stoop and bend to reach valves, pull on chain-falls or come-a-longs.
    • Ability to twist the body and neck while driving company vehicles or operating company equipment.
    • Performance of duties may cause frequent jarring of the body.
    • Work with and around hazardous and non-hazardous materials (reference the waste management guidance manual).

    These statements are intended to describe the essential functions of the job. This job description reflects an assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. Other duties and tasks may be assigned to this job at the Company’s discretion.

    Company Overview:

    Allied Power, is focused solely on the utility industry and provides a broad suite of services and a deep commitment to customer service and engagement with employees. We are a diversified provider of services for power plants across the asset life cycle and our leadership has vast experience in the utility market and expertise in nuclear generation.

    We provide safe and cost-effective power generation from our customer’s assets. Our services include Routine Maintenance, Outage Services & Management, Capital Construction, and Specialty Services (Welding, Valve Repairs, Reactor Services, Turbine Services, and Specialty Engineering).