Plan, direct, and control of the inspection, dismantling, diagnosis and repair of all instrument and electronic control equipment associated with steam-gas turbine generating units.
Perform the maintenance of all generating station control equipment to ensure the safe, efficient and economical operation of gas turbines, steam turbines, coal handling equipment, boilers and related auxiliaries in compliance with applicable regulations
Maintain and recommend changes and/or improvements in preventive maintenance and maintenance schedules to ensure reliability of equipment, machines and tools.
Recommend, promote and maintain safe working practices for equipment and personnel in compliance with Cooperative policies and procedures.
Accurately maintain, record and report maintenance accomplished in accordance with established procedures.
Properly care of, handle, use and return materials, parts, equipment, tools and supplies in accordance with established procedures.
Responsible for the proper setting, calibration and testing of all station electrical and electronic control equipment including drive units in the station as assigned.
Work with the Results Engineer as directed by Instrument Working Foreman in developing and ensuring the efficient operation of the station.
Responsible for expediting emergency repairs and operation of all assigned station instruments.
Responsible for the cleanliness of work, storage and other areas as assigned.
Responsible for working with all composite instrument crew personnel as assigned.
Promote communication of information to Instrument Working Foreman as well as personnel under their functional direction.
Contact shift supervisors and others as required concerning operational clearances and related problems encountered.
Maintain, recommend and communicate changes and/or improvements in preventive maintenance and maintenance schedules to ensure reliability of equipment, machines and tools.
Ensure that drawings are kept up to date relative to current changes and work schedules in the station in compliance with established procedures.
Perform other occupational group related duties as required and for which qualified to perform safely.
High school diploma or recognized equivalent.
Satisfactory completion of a recognized instrument apprenticeship program and two years of experience at a journeyman level OR six years of journeyman level experience in instrumentation and control, theory and maintenance.
Extensive knowledge of the theory and practical application of electronic, pneumatic and electric control systems, and a basic understanding of power generation principles.
Demonstrated knowledge and experience of standard practices, materials, tools and equipment in all phases of instrumentation and control systems for power plant operation or other industrial plants.
Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the installation and use of instruments and tools for testing, maintenance and repair of all types of power plant instrumentation equipment.
Ability to read, understand and work from prints, drawings, graphs, charts and instruction technical manuals to test and trace out electronics, electrical and pneumatic circuits, systems and to make necessary adjustments and repairs.
Knowledge of OSHA regulations as related to occupational duties.
Knowledge of PC’s, PLC’s and DCS programming and maintenance systems.
DESIRED KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE
Prefer at least three to four years in solid-state electronic control systems.
Must frequently climb and lift.
Must frequently walk and stand for long periods of time.
Must occasionally work at heights.
Must occasionally kneel, stoop and balance.
Must have normal vision and hearing with or without.
Must use hands and arms to manipulate objects.
Must use keyboards, tools and other controls.
Must occasionally work in confined spaces.
Able to be respirator certified.
Internal Number: 527
About Arizona G&T Cooperatives
We are Member-owned, not-for-profit electric generation and transmission (G&T) cooperatives. Working together, our employees fulfill the joint mission of providing reliable, affordable power to electric coops across the Southwest.
Arizona G&T Cooperatives provide power to more than 160,000 electric meters and 400,000 people in Arizona, California and New Mexico through six Class A Member distribution cooperatives. One of 63 G&T electric coops in the nation, we own and operate Apache Generating Station near Cochise, east of Benson. The plant has a combined gross generating capacity of 605 megawatts. We also purchase power to meet member energy needs during peak summer energy use.
Our transmission system operates and maintains more than 622 miles of electric power transmission line and 27 substations reaching out from our Apache Generating Station, across Arizona to the northwestern corner of the state. We also operate more than 30 telecommunications towers used for phone and data relay services by our member cooperatives and customers.
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