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Reporting to the Instrumentation/Electrical Supervisor, the Instrumentation/Electronic Technician performs specialized duties in Power Plant involving maintenance and installation of electrical and instrumentation equipment. Installs conduit, wiring, and makes electrical connections up to 480 volts in accordance with National Electrical Code. Calibrates and maintains distributed control systems, programmable logic controllers, and continuous emission monitoring systems. Diagnoses problems with configuration and calibrations of instrument systems. Performs maintenance and preventative maintenance for electrical and instrumentation equipment on all boilers, turbine generator, pumps, ash removal, pollution control equipment, and all other auxiliary equipment. Troubleshoots complex instrumentation, control and electrical circuits as required. Identifies and implements opportunities to improve Power Plant control systems. Ensures performance of duties in a timely manner and in compliance with federal and state law, university policies and procedures, and any associated regulations and guidelines. Overtime may be necessary due to emergencies and breakdowns.
- AAS degree in Instrumentation and Electronics and/or Journeyman level mechanic experience with electrical systems up to 480 volts and VA DOPOR licensure as a journeyman electrician. - Verifiable training and experience in the maintenance and installation of industrial controls and instrumentation including the ability to troubleshoot all types of control systems and electrical interlocking systems. - Ability to use relevant hand tools, power tools, and electronic diagnostic equipment. - Ability to interpret instructions and complete assignments independently or as part of a team. - Ability to read and understand electrical blueprints and drawings.
- Previous Power Plant experience. - Strong computer skills. - VA DOPOR Master Electrician's License or equivalent experience. - DCS and PLC configuration and troubleshooting experience. - ASOPE Power Plant First Class License or higher
Employee Category: Staff (Salary)
Appointment Type: Regular
Percent Employment: Full-time
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