AES United States CCGT IC&E Lead Technician in Long Beach, California
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Southland CCGT IC&E Lead Technician
To support the operations of the Southland combined cycle plants (2 GE7FA 0.5 combustion turbines on 1 Siemens steam turbine) in a safe, and environmentally compliant manner. The HRSG is a three pressure Vogt unit and the fuel is natural gas. The net plant output is approximately 644 Mw. The control systems, including GE Mark VIE, Siemens T3000 steam turbine, DCS ABB Symphony Plus and others
Under general guidance, is responsible and accountable for the continuous safe and efficient maintenance and improvement of the plant instrumentation and control systems
Responsibilities include inspects, tests, services, repairs and installs indicating, recording and automatic control instruments such as PLC’s, DCS, protection relays, breakers, analyzers, flow-meters, pressure gages, thermometers, controllers, regulators, and similar components
In depth knowledge of electrical, pressure, temperature, flow, and level instruments/devices as used in complex analog and digital control systems is required.
Works with plant personnel to identify instrumentation and control system problems and to develop practical engineering solutions that address the root causes of problems
Responsible for the maintenance of Continuous Emissions Monitoring Systems (CEMS) and their interfaces with external systems
Interprets specifications, singe line, 3 line and schematics drawings, SAMA and DCS, PLC logic diagrams for all electrical instrument and control equipment, systems and components
Recommends process, systems and components modifications and upgrades
Works with Planning Team to develop and maintain preventative and corrective maintenance programs; executes work orders
Performs preventive maintenance including
replacing defective electrical and pneumatic instrument parts, installing and repairing tubing, adjusting and calibrating instruments and repairing various electronic and pneumatic components associated with the maintenance of digital and analog control systems, including combustion, feedwater, steam temperature, fuel gas and similar system control instrumentation.
Work with commissioning team for system walkdown, preparing punch list, testing protection relays, inspecting generator, transformer, switchgears and motor, loop, logic and function check for electrical equipment and controls.
Troubleshooting and rectifying field instrumentation, controls and relay logics, breakers, Load commutated inverters, Generator circuit breaker controls, Variable frequency drives, Automatic voltage regulator and Protection relays issues.
Degreed candidates must have seven (7) years’ experience in progressively responsible assignments, demonstrating success in technical positions within power plant operations
Non-degreed candidates must have nine (9) years’ experience in progressively responsible assignments, demonstrating success in technical positions within power plant operations
Must have basic knowledge of electrical systems and protection, to include automatic voltage regulator theory and operation, Inverter operation, generator and transformer protective relays theory and operation
Knowledge in process instrumentation, control systems tuning and stability analysis a plus.
Successful experience participating in work team activities
Proficient personal computer skills to include CMMS, Excel, Word and Access
Exceptional oral and written communication skills
Results oriented, self-motivated, and able to work with limited direct supervision
Recent verifiable experience in an IC&E technician role
Working knowledge of industry work management best practices
Ability to quickly adapt to changing business needs
Effective organizational skills with commitment to deadlines
Willingness and ability to learn/teach
Ability to support a 24 x 7 operation
AES is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status. E-Verify Notice: AES will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee's I-9 to confirm work authorization.
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