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TECO Energy Engineer (Varies) in Mulberry, Florida

Engineer (Varies)

Date:Apr 30, 2021

Location: Mulberry, Florida, US, 33835

Company: TECO

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Title: Engineer (Varies)

Company: Tampa Electric Company

State and City:Florida - Mulberry

Shift: 8 Hr. X 5 Days


The Operations Engineer serves as the focal point for developing and implementing Operational Excellence procedures and training programs. The Operations Engineer provides engineering and technical support to the operating teams with a focus on improving the reliability, maintenance and availability of the generating units. The Operations Engineer will work with the Station’s engineers and technical support staff, their combined efforts used to analyze and resolve complex issues leading to optimum systems performance in this position, the Operations Engineer reports to the Operations Manager.



  • Operations:

    • Perform critical system identification, assessment, and develop / implement best practices
    • Verify that current operations tools and procedures are technically correct, consistent and that they meet all current requirements.
    • Provide leadership in understanding station operating procedures and compliance thereof.
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing with Operations Planning, Generation Planning and Marketing on unit specific availability and performance metrics.

  • Provide budget, scope, and planning input for operating activities and improvement projects .

  • Supervision: Polk HEC Coordinator and Training Coordinator (Polk Process Specialists): Supervise and give daily direction to their assigned personnel. Coach and foster an environment of open communication with employees. Conduct regular performance reviews. Utilize company tools to develop employee performance and skills. Ensure safe work practices and station safety programs are followed. Ensure Corporate / Department (ES) / Station Policies are understood and practiced. Maintain and provide leadership toward attainment of company and station goals.

  • Facility Security Officer: Fulfill the responsibilities of the FSO for Polk Power Station

  • Maintenance and Technical Support:

    • Review, track, maintain and evaluate plant operating metrics.
    • Provide process / operations engineering support.
    • Take action to ensure optimum plant performance.
    • Create and implement plans to improve station capability, reliability, efficiency and safety.
  • Assist in unit startups, shutdowns, outage planning and input to troubleshoot operating and equipment issues that may arise.

  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing including updates of (i) Monthly GADS, (ii) natural gas use, (iii) goals / unit performance (e.g., heat rate, availability), and (iv) review of operations turn-over logs.

  • Foster and develop a team environment with engineering, technical and operating staff.

  • Assist with the development and implementation of operational training, including Process Specialist Progression.

  • Provide operational run profiles to support efficient operation of Polk’s generating units (Optimal Run Profiles). Work with Resource Planning and Grid Operations to allow incorporation.

  • Act as back for Plant Superintendent of Plant Operations when applicable; Perform any other duties as assigned by the Operations Manager or Station Director.



    A minimum of a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering required. Additional management training is preferred.

    Related Experience:

    Minimum five to ten years of experience in progressively more complex work assignments with emphasis on operations, maintenance, and technical support. Combined Cycle operating and equipment maintenance experience preferred. Working knowledge of Work Management systems, Project Management, and Cost Control systems preferred.


    Speaks Up on Safety, Health, and the Environment

    Drives Operational Excellence for Customers

    Takes Ownership & Acts with Integrity

    Develops People and Teams

    Takes Ownership & Acts with Integrity

    TECO offers a competitive Benefits package!!

Competitive Salary 401k Savings plan w/ company matching * Pension plan * Paid time off Paid Holiday time * Medical, Prescription Drug, & Dental Coverage *Tuition Assistance Program * Employee Assistance Program * Wellness Programs * On-site Fitness Centers * Bonus Plan and more!

STORM DUTY REQUIREMENTS....Please make sure to read below!!! Responding to storms will be considered a condition of employment.

TECO Energy and its companies serve a role in providing critical services to our community during an emergency. Team members are required to participate in the response/recovery activities related to emergencies/disasters to maintain service to our TECO Energy customers. Team members are required to work in their normal job duties or other assigned activities. Proper compensation will be made in accordance with the company's rules and procedures.

TECO Energy is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

TECO Energy is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by law, except where physical or mental abilities are a bona fide occupational requirement and the individual is unable to perform the essential functions of the position with reasonable accommodations.

In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities for all individuals, employment decisions at TECO Energy will be based on skills, knowledge, qualifications and abilities.

Pay Transparency Non-Discrimination Statement

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

ADA policy

It is the policy of TECO Energy to provide reasonable accommodation for all qualified disabled individuals who are employees and applicants for employment, unless it would cause undue hardship. The corporation will adhere to applicable federal and state laws, regulations and guidelines, including, but not limited to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and section 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1970s.

Application accommodations

Applicants may request reasonable accommodation in the application process five business days prior to the time accommodation is needed.

Pre-employment physical exams may be required for positions with bona fide job-related physical requirements regardless of disability.