Applications will be accepted through April 1, 2020 - Apply on-line at www.wfec.com
SUMMARY: Under the general supervision of the Electric & Instrument Supervisor, the Electric & Instrument 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 all tasks assigned by the Electric & Instrument Supervisor in a timely and accurate manner. Maintains, repairs, installs and troubleshoots electrical equipment, including conduit, wiring, electric motors, plant lighting and motor operated valves. Maintains, repairs, installs and troubleshoots instrumentation and control equipment, including current/pressure transducers, distributed control systems (DCS), programmable logic controllers (PLC), power supplies and transmitters used in flow, pressure and level controls, pneumatic valve actuators and positioners. Attends on and off-site safety and technical training as required to maintain the safety, reliability and availability of the plant. Ability to read and interpret wiring diagrams, schematics, specifications and drawings. Maintains, troubleshoots, and operates Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (ODEQ) required equipment, including but not limited to Continuous Emission Monitoring Systems (CEMS). Performs support maintenance for CEMS computers, software, analyzers, and associated equipment in compliance with the EPA, ODEQ, and other regulatory agencies. Generates reports concerning plant compliance with EPA's and ODEQ's regulations. Maintains and troubleshoots DCS networks, Ethernet switches, network configuration, Modbus/TCP (transmission control protocol) and Ring-buss networks, media converters, Ethernet wiring and fiber-optic cabling. Performs preventive maintenance on plant electrical and control systems and assists in developing preventive maintenance procedures. Learns and uses computer systems, electrical codes, and testing procedures as applied to an operating power plant.
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.
QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the education, experience, knowledge, skills, abilities, and behaviors required of this position.
Education and Experience: Entry level requires graduation from an academically recognized electronic, electrical, instrumentation, technical or power production school with a minimum one (1) year program and two (2) years of directly related working experience. Related experience may be substituted for education at the rate of two (2) years of experience for one (1) year of education.
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 speak 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 and Microsoft Office to research and configure controls systems, and to work in the Maintenance Management System and plant emission system as required.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: This position requires a current driver's license.
WORK SCHEDULE REQUIREMENTS: This position may require overtime on short notice and travel on short notice.
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. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to lift, pull, push and carry 50 pounds or more; climb ladders and stairs; perform work on elevated platforms or scaffolding; kneel, crawl, stoop, bend and/or twist for extended periods of time; push, pull and reach above shoulders; wear personal safety equipment, including mask and breathing apparatus; perform manual and detailed work using both hands; stand, walk, talk and hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and the ability to adjust focus. Vision and hearing must be normal or corrected to normal.
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. This position requires working indoors and outdoors in varying weather and temperature conditions and with extreme ranges of humidity and dryness; working in confined spaces for extended periods of time; 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. In accordance with WFEC Administrative Procedure 805-Alcohol and Drug-Free Workplace this position is classified as "safety sensitive".
MUST MEET ALL PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS
WFEC IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY PROVIDER AND EMPLOYER
MINORITIES, FEMALES, DISABILITY, AND
VETS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY
Internal Number: 290984
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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