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MidAmerican Energy Company I and E Technician in Plattsburgh, New York

Purpose of Position The instrument/electrical technician position performs a variety of skilled electrical, process instrumentation, gas supply and communications functions in support of the plant and gas pipeline functions. Duties include installing, maintaining, repairing, modifying, and developing specifications for precision/process control instrumentation systems, AC and DC electrical systems to include low, medium and high voltage distribution systems, plant and user interfaces, and to monitor, analyze, control and meter processes, HVAC and SCADA systems. Use and care of hand and power tools, and basic process control theory to perform assigned tasks. Primary Job Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Job Functions) Handles preliminary work arrangements such as parts availability, shop inventory, maintains or creates Bill of Materials, etc. Works with vendors, factory representatives, engineers, and other company personnel as directed. May design and install new electrical systems when assigned. Calibrates, installs, troubleshoots, and repairs plant controls. Equipment includes transmitters, transducers, analyzers, valve positioners, level indicators, solenoid valves, performance monitoring systems, recorders, etc. Inspects and maintains control systems such as boiler drum level, combustion and steam turbine controls and generator excitation systems. Inspects, repairs, maintains, and cleans low voltage (600V) and medium voltage power distribution (4,160V) system components, motor control centers, switchgear and which may include transformers, circuit breakers, control switches, control and protective relays, switches, contactors, indicating lights. Troubleshoots and maintains the distributed control system (DCS). This may include tuning DCS controls, installing and upgrading hardware and directory maintenance where appropriate. Maintains logic diagrams, ladder-logic algorithms, loop diagrams and work station control graphics. Program, test and troubleshoot programmable logic controllers (PLC). Calibrates, installs, troubleshoots, and maintains plant continuous emissions monitoring systems (CEMS). Maintains and troubleshoots HVAC systems. Installs and maintains plant lighting and communication systems. Inspects, repairs, and maintains 125Vdc station battery and 120Vac uninterruptible power sources. Performs various types of work in connection with the installation, operation, and maintenance of regulator, and odorizing equipment border station and industrial regulator stations, including all auxiliary or control regulators and proper connection of control and loading lines to regulators. Inspect and maintain regulators such as relief regulators, self-operating, pilot-operated, and control valves. Repairs and replaces parts and equipment such as seats, springs, diaphragms; adjusts set-point and performs other duties necessary for completion of work. Performs gas leak survey on gas transmission line using flame ionization (FI) equipment to find the general location of a leak by vehicle transportation or walking length of right-of-way. Identifies and marks location of underground facilities for outside agencies, identifies potentially dangerous conditions. Refers to maps, construction drawings, records and uses a variety of equipment such as pipe/cable locator, metal detector, computer and associated software. Assist with keeping maps and records up-to-date. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Journeyman Electrical Technician Associate’s Degree in Electrical/Electronic Engineering Technology or technical degree from an accredited institution; relevant certification or equivalent work experience. (Typically three years of related, progressive work experience would be needed for candidates applying for this position who do not possess an associate or technical degree.) Ability to read procedures, regulations and process and instrument diagrams. Ability to write routine reports, work completed on work orders. Effective oral and written communication skills. Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as proportions, percentages, area, circumference and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions. Ability to conceptualize and develop creative alternatives to problems resolutions, Interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions and deal with abstract and concrete concepts. Effective analytical and problem-solving skills. Effective ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks and projects concurrently. A validNew Yorkdriver’s license is required. While performing the duties of this job, the employee must have the ability to lift and carry loads up to 50 pounds. It also requires one to be able to climb ladders and steps as high as 60 feet. Often times it is required to enter a confined area and climb to heights and get into difficult to access areas of vessels. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. Job: Technician* *Organization: Gas Operations *Title: *I and E Technician Location: NY-Plattsburgh Requisition ID: 2100720