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Oglethorpe Power Combustion Turbine Technician in Franklin, Georgia

Combustion Turbine Technician

Location:Hawk Road Facility - Franklin, GA

Job Code:224

of Openings:1


Status: Full-time - Responsible for the performance, operations and maintenance of simple-cycle combustion turbine technologies and generating assets in a manner which optimizes reliability, availability and O&M costs while maintaining the highest standards in safety, environmental, and NERC electrical reliability. Technician must understand and apply concepts to operate the equipment and perform plant systems analysis to take actions for identifying, resolving and/or avoiding failure modes. In addition, the individual performs operator rounds, troubleshooting, preventive, corrective and predictive maintenance on plant systems/equipment to ensure safe, efficient, and reliable plant operations, as well as enhance equipment longevity. The incumbent is responsible for continuous improvement and providing reliable and efficient electric power generation in compliance with corporate safety policies and procedures, environmental, mandatory electric reliability standards, FERC, EPA, EPD, OSHA, DOT and all applicable governmental regulations.

Education: High School Diploma or equivalent required. Associate’s degree in engineering, engineering or related physical science, or equivalent preferred.

Experience: Six years' experience in operation or maintenance of an operating commercial power production facility, a large natural gas facility, or combustion turbine driven naval vessel.

Equivalent Experience: Eight years' experience in operation or maintenance of an operating commercial power production facility, a large natural gas facility, or combustion turbine driven naval vessel. In addition, a highly developed analytical and technical problem solving background.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (i.e., communication skills, systems knowledge, personal and professional characteristics):

  1. A strong ability to work in a team environment.

  2. An effective trainer of personnel and one that motivates others to succeed.

  3. The ability to extract, comprehend and develop instructions from technical manuals, journals, and drawings,technical literature and other job related material.

  4. The ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing using the English language.

  5. The ability to effectively use control systems (such as Siemen T3000, GE Mark V/VI, Allen Bradley PLCs, etc…) and computer applications (such as Outlook Email, MSOffice Suite, IBM-Maximo and Vault).

  6. Possess independent decision-making capabilities in stressful situations with minimum supervision.

  7. The ability to troubleshoot electrical, instrument and mechanical systems for malfunctions.

  8. The ability to work on and around high-voltage electrical equipment.

  9. The ability to instruct others in the performance of testing, checkout and troubleshooting of equipment.

  10. The ability to provide technical direction and leadership to Assistant Combustion Turbine Technicians andcontractors brought in to augment the workforce in the performance of modifications and major repairs toequipment.

  11. The ability to perform predictive maintenance and interpret data on plant equipment performance.

  12. The ability to perform basic management and supervisory skills when needed.

    Licenses, Certifications and/or Registrations: Valid driver’s license which meets the insurance eligibility requirements

    under Oglethorpe Power’s qualification program.

    PHSYCIAL REQUIREMNTS (Briefly describe any physical requirements that apply i.e., lifting, bending, squatting, kneeling, climbing)

  13. The ability to sit and/or stand at a control system monitoring unit operation for long periods 4-12 hours.

  14. The ability to perform physical work requiring long hours on your feet working on equipment or completing equipment walk downs.

  15. The ability to discern the colors red, green, amber and blue as used in troubleshooting electrical diagrams, control system process and in color coding used in electronic and electrical component repairs.

  16. The ability to lift weights or twist with a force of up to 75 pounds, as in the removal and replacement of access doors to equipment, turning of valves, hoisting of material overhead.

  17. Working in Confined spaces and at heights, as in entering internal areas of the turbine for inspection or repairs during outages, climbing ladders to gain access, working within tight quarters of surrounding piping and

    conduit to perform troubleshooting functions.

    Unusual hours required of this position: Will require scheduled and call out OT as plant operating and maintenance needs dictate. Production schedules require 24 hour coverage, rotating shift schedules are required.

    Over-time is not guaranteed but must be able to work overtime during peak periods up to 35% and rare circumstances more. This is will be managed within Fatigue Program guideline.

    We are an equal opportunity employer.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability.