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Posted: Wed Feb 08 2023

Operations & Maintenance Technician

Albany, New York

Direct Hire

Title:  Operations & Maintenance Technician

Location:  Albany, NY

Pay:  $35/Hour – 10% Bonus – Relocation Assistance – Increases to $38/Hour 2024 Target

Shift:  8 Hours Days Monday – Friday – OT Offered if Desired

Why Work Here?
This position is stationed on a stable natural gas fired merchant power plant facility that has been producing reliable electricity for over a decade.  This position will learn all aspects of operating and maintaining the plant both in the control room and across all auxiliary balance of plant equipment.  Knowledge of process, steam, combustion turbines, engines, and other types of generating or industrial equipment would make a candidate an ideal fit.  Enjoy all that the Albany area has to offer with growth potential to qualify as a more senior Technician at the plant with applicable  pay raises.  Our client is a key player in the U.S. energy industry with a tight knit power portfolio including this asset.

Job Description:
  • Understands and adheres to all plant policies, programs, procedures, contracts and commitments.
  • Performs boiler and cooling tower water quality testing and makes correction to the process as necessary in order to maintain plant water quality as well as ensure environmental compliance.  Mix appropriate water chemicals for all plant processes.  Chemical handling is required.
  • Assist in the update of drawings and prints as changes are made.  Maintain plant technical library and equipment history.
  • Maintains accurate logs and other records of plant operation, as legal documents.
  • Participates in plant training and qualification program.  Participation includes lesson planning, conducting group training, providing qualification checkouts up to phase II, safety and administrative programs.
  • Assist in the planning and control of plant budget.
  • Qualify and perform Control Room Operator duties
  • Stand single operator shifts
  • Understands and adheres to all plant safety guidelines and procedures.  Strive to maintain an injury free work environment.
  • Required to be able to perform all duties and responsibilities associated with operating the facility both from the control room and as require from the plant floor.
  • Perform plant mechanical, electrical and instrument maintenance as is assigned within individual’s ability. 
  • On backshift, weekends and holidays responsible to report all plant abnormalities that have a reasonable potential to disrupt plant operations to the Plant manager.  Additionally, act in the best interest of the plant and the ownership on emergent matters that cannot receive management level approval until a later time.
  • Control plant processes and electrical distribution through plant distributive control system (DCS) and all other process control devices.
  • Conduct regular rounds of plant and equipment.  Corrects operational problems when practical and documents problems found in MP-2.  Maintains plant housekeeping standards.
  • Provide leadership and job coordination for all plant projects being executed while on shift.  Including contractor briefings, lockout control, confined space entry, hot work and safe work permitting.
  • Administratively assist in performance of his duties relating to procurement warehousing, MP-2, and scheduling as required.

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