Power Plant Operations and Maintenance Technician Located in Watertown, SD
Missouri River Energy Services
Location: Watertown, South Dakota
Type: Full Time
Years of Experience:
Less than 2
The Watertown Power Plant (WPP) is a peaking power plant, which utilizes a Turbo-dyne fuel oil turbine to generate power. This position is responsible for operating, maintaining, and repairing the WPP to ensure it sustains the highest level of operating status. Other responsibilities include supporting and/or maintaining of future remote generating assets such as solar, wind and battery storage facilities. The O&M Technician works primarily Monday through Friday, primarily days and is required to be on call 24 hours/day on a rotational basis. The primary work location is in Watertown, SD. This is a non-exempt position reporting to the Senior Resource Engineer. Key job responsibilities include:
Operates the WPP and associated equipment for energy production.
Performs the duties of a power plant maintenance technician at the WPP and other MRES operated generation facilities, including future generation and energy storage facilities.
Evaluates and performs the testing, troubleshooting, repair, and maintenance associated with WPP and future generating facilities’ control system, electrical, and mechanical systems.
Assists with installing equipment modifications and improvements, and construction of future generating and/or energy storage facilities.
Follows MRES approved safety practices and procedures, and communicates unsafe conditions.
Completes or oversees contract services in performing maintenance for buildings and grounds.
Assists with the purchasing, receipt, inspection and documentation of supplies and materials.
Oversees projects and prepares documentation associated with WPP, future generation and/or battery storage facilities.
Minimum of two years of work experience with process equipment, mechanical equipment, instrument and controls (I&C) or electrical equipment, or in an electrical trade. Allen Bradley PLC/Control Logix/ Factory Talk experience a plus.
Two-year formal trade or associate’s degree or equivalent experience in mechanical, electrical, or instrumentation maintenance.
Demonstrated trouble-shooting and problem-solving abilities.
Proven analytical skills and a strong attention to details.
Solid written and verbal communication skills.
High level of initiative and a collaborative work style.
Organizational and project management capabilities.
Experience with an asset management system and Microsoft Office.
Be on call on a rotational basis 24 hours/day to respond to emergency situations.
Current valid state driver’s license.
Stand, walk, or bend for extended periods of time and work at heights in confined areas.
Lift objects weighing 50 pounds.
Normal color vision.
Handle or work with toxic/hazardous substances, operate and work around energized equipment.
Missouri River Energy Services (MRES) is an organization of 61 member municipalities that own and operate their own electrical distribution systems. We are dedicated to supplying our member municipalities with reliable, cost effective, long-term energy and energy services in a fiscally responsible and environmentally sensitive manner.