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SUMMARY: Under the supervision of the Assistant Plant Manager/Maintenance Superintendent. The Electric & Instrument (E&I) Technician maintains and repairs all electrical and instrumentation control systems within the power plant.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Include the following; other duties may be assigned. Completes maintenance requests and preventative maintenance on plant instrumentation and electrical systems. Maintains, repairs, installs and troubleshoots instrumentation and control equipment, including current/pressure transducers, DCS systems, PLC systems, pneumatic controls, power supplies communication networking, and transmitters used in flow, pressure, analytical, and level controls. Informs supervisor of needed spare parts and tools to complete job assignment. Calibrates both electronic and pneumatic instruments within design specifications. Tunes control loops within proper parameters to ensure optimum operation. Maintains, repairs, installs and troubleshoots electrical equipment, up to 18,000 volts including: conduit, wiring, electric motors, switchgear, plant lighting and motor operated valves. Troubleshoots instruments with test equipment. Performs modifications and new installations of electrical & instrument systems. Uses computers to work with plant control systems, plant programmable controllers, maintenance management system, and other computer-based systems. Maintains, troubleshoots, and operates EPA required equipment. Generates reports concerning plant compliance with EPA's and DEQ's regulations. Troubleshoots and repairs water well controls using Fisher ROC and FLOBUS controls. Assists with and develops preventive maintenance procedures. Follows safety procedures as required, including lockout/tag out, confined space, arc flash and other safety procedures. Attends on-site and off-site safety and technical training as required.
COMPETENCIES: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
Technical Skills: Displays technical knowledge equal to job requirements; Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.
Quantity: Meets productivity goals; Completes work in timely manner; Strives to increase productivity.
Quality: Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.
Problem Solving: Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully.
Attendance/Punctuality: Is consistently at work and on time; Uses paid leave within policy requirements; Informs supervisor about necessary absences in a timely manner.
Organizational Support: Follows policies and procedures; Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; Supports organization's goals and values.
Dependability: Follows instructions and responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.
Safety and Security: Observes safety and security procedures; Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.
Customer Service: Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; Responds promptly to customer needs; Solicits customer feedback to improve service; Responds to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments to customers.
Cost Consciousness: Works within approved budget; Develops and implements cost saving measures; Conserves organizational resources.
Education and Experience: Requires completion/graduation from an academically recognized electronic, instrumentation technical or power production school with a minimum two (2) year program and two (2) years of directly related working experience in the field of instrumentation or digital control systems (DCS). Related experience may be substituted for education at the rate of two (2) years of experience for one (1) year of education. Applicant must have experience reading schematics, logic diagrams, electrical drawings, knowledge of pneumatic controls, and electrical equipment. Applicant must possess thorough knowledge in instrumentation applications and controls.
Language Skills: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to read and understand schematics, logic diagrams, and electrical drawings. Ability to speak English effectively with other employees.
Math Skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, percent and to solve basic equations.
Reasoning Ability: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
Computer Skills: Ability to use a personal computer to research and configure controls systems, work in the Maintenance Management System, plant emission system and Microsoft Office software as required.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: This position requires a current driver's license.
WORK SCHEDULE REQUIREMENTS: May require overtime on short notice. May also require travel on short notice and required to work at another WFEC facility if needed. Outage schedules may require working extra-long hours seven days a week during the outage (planned or unscheduled). Carrying a cell phone for after hours and weekend call-outs on a rotating basis is required. Incumbent must live within a fifty-mile radius of specified work location.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Requires lifting, pushing, pulling or carrying of weights equal to 50 pounds or more; climbing ladders and stairs and working on elevated platforms or scaffolding; kneeling, crawling, stooping, bending or twisting for extended periods of time; pushing, pulling and reaching above the shoulders; wearing personal safety equipment including breathing apparatus; manual and detailed hand work using both hands; vision within normal range (corrective lens are permitted); and hearing within normal range (hearing aids are permitted). Requires the use of protective masks and breathing equipment. Crawl thru boiler manholes (15" diameter) to perform internal boiler repairs in tight conditions.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Requires working in varying weather conditions outside and temperature extremes inside with extreme ranges of humidity and dryness; working in confined spaces for extended periods of time; working in elevated positions with fall protection; walking or standing on inclined, uneven or slippery surfaces; working with or near hazardous chemicals, materials, fumes, dust or smoke; and working in areas of constant high noise and vibration levels.
MUST MEET ALL PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS
WFEC IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY PROVIDER AND EMPLOYER
MINORITIES, FEMALES, DISABILITY, AND
VETS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY
About Western Farmers Electric Cooperative
WFEC is a generation and transmission (G&T) cooperative, headquartered in Anadarko, Oklahoma, was organized in 1941, when western Oklahoma distribution cooperatives found it necessary to secure an adequate power supply at rates that farmers and rural industrial developers could afford. Throughout its history, WFEC’s membership has grown to include 21-member cooperatives, plus Altus Air Force Base. These members are headquartered in Oklahoma and New Mexico. Today, with seven generating facilities, and a total power capacity exceeding 2,200 megawatts, including contract power purchases, WFEC owns and maintains over 3,700 miles of transmission line to over 330 substations and switch stations. Generating facilities are located at Mooreland, Anadarko and Hugo, Oklahoma and Lovington, New Mexico. For more information, visit www.wfec.com.
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