Powering What's Possible: The Power that makes Great River Energy an industry leader is our employees
General Summary: Great River Energy is seeking a Peaking Plant Operator Technician at the peaking plant in Elk River, MN. The peaking plant operator technician provides for the operation and overall maintenance of peaking generation plant equipment, monitors and operates the turbine/generators, balance of the plant and all related power plant systems to assure safe and efficient plant operations, and provide overall maintenance of mechanical, electrical and other systems required to safely and efficiently operate plants.
•Provide overall maintenance of mechanical, electrical and other systems required to safely and efficiently operate plants. •Performs electrical and mechanical maintenance on the peaking generation and associated equipment, including maintenance and installation of mechanical, electrical and electronic equipment. •Maintains and operates continuous emissions monitoring systems to meet required uptime and accuracy limits per federal, state and local rules. Assists with reporting as required by regulatory agencies and management. •Perform general building maintenance including administration building, turbine/generator and auxiliary equipment enclosures, security systems, lighting and all other power plant supporting systems. Maintain plant grounds including access roads, lawn, fencing, snow removal, etc. as required. •Applies correct lock-out/tag-out procedures for isolating, switching, releasing, or restoring equipment to service to facilitate repairs, reduce risk of personal injury, and prevent damage to equipment.
Qualifications: Minimum requirements include a two-year electrical / electronic degree or diploma, equivalent military experience, or relevant, or full-time experience of 4+ years in a combustion turbine power plant. Strong electrical, instrumentation & control (I &C) and mechanical troubleshooting skills as well as experience working with rotating equipment and proven ability to perform a variety of electrical I & C and mechanical maintenance duties preferred.
• Knowledge of high voltage electrical equipment. • Ability to effectively operate power generating and associated equipment. • Should be proficient with the use of computers, electronic equipment and software for reporting, logging, maintenance and parts. • Requires flexibility, self-motivation, innovation, teamwork, fostering of collaborative working relationships and solid electrical and mechanical technical skills. • The qualified candidate will also possess effective and concise verbal and written communications, strong trouble-shooting abilities and decision-making skills
Additional requirements: • Qualified candidates will be required to take and pass the combined Plant Operator/Plant Maintenance assessment (POSS/MASS) as part of the selection process or be able to provide test scores if taken previously. • Ability and willingness to participate in the apprentice training program • Training will take place on both the day and afternoon/evening shift. Day shift is 7:00 – 3:00 p.m. Afternoon shift is 2:00 – 10:00 p.m. • Position may be working the afternoon shift 2:00 - 10:00 p.m. upon completion of the apprentice program • There will be some overnight travel, overtime and/or working weekends • The candidate must be able to reside within a 30- mile living radius or 45-mile driving distance of the reporting facility
Qualified candidates will find we have a lot to offer: comprehensive benefits package, wellness programs, continuing education, generous retirement plan, a team-based, collaborative culture and more!
Qualified candidates, please apply at www.greatriverenergy.com under the Careers tab. Great River Energy is an EEO/AA/Minority/Female/Disabled/Vets Employer.
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About Great River Energy
Powering what’s possible Great River Energy is a not-for-profit electricity provider owned by our 28 distribution cooperatives in Minnesota and Wisconsin for which we generate and transmit electricity. We provide wholesale electric service to our member owners who distribute electricity to approximately 660,000 member consumers - or about 1.7 million people. A diverse mix of generation resources - Our power plants generate more than 2,800 megawatts of electricity and several solar arrays capable of producing 650 kilowatts. In addition, we purchase wind and hydroelectric energy.Your electricity is delivered through power lines to you. Every time you plug in your toaster, television or other electrical device, a system of power lines goes to work to bring you the power you need. Our job at Great River Energy is to keep the lights on by providing a safe & reliable supply of electricity.
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