Power Plant Mechanic Operator OR Power Plant Senior Mechanic (based on level of qualifications) – Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA)

Power Plant Mechanic/Operator
GENERAL DEFINITION OF WORK:
Performs responsible skilled work in the repair of power plant, utility, and other machinery, maintenance and repair of power generating and auxiliary equipment, and operation of equipment in a power generating plant. Does related work as required. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Supervisor of Mechanic/Operators.
Power Plant Senior Mechanic/Operator

GENERAL DEFINITION OF WORK:
Leads, oversees, participates and performs difficult skilled and technical work involving the maintenance and repair of equipment associated with electrical power generation. Does related work as required. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Supervisor of Mechanics.

Power Plant Mechanic/Operator
TYPICAL TASKS:
Maintains and operates combustion and steam electric generating units and associated equipment. Disassembles, repairs and inspects equipment and parts in the gas and steam turbines and related auxiliary equipment. Make periodic and daily inspections of all machinery. Adjusts and rebuilds valves. Replaces gaskets, repairs leaks, cleans filters, lubricates and overhauls equipment. Make daily, monthly and annual inspections as required. Monitors, observes, and maintains conditions that affect operation of the plant. Monitors, observes, and analyzes equipment and systems characteristics. Takes actions required to correct or change a condition as needed. Takes readings, keeps logs and records. Performs routine periodic equipment checks and tests in accordance with standard operating practices, policies and procedures. Works with other power plant personnel to start up, troubleshot, or shut down equipment as required for corrective or preventive maintenance. Observes and adheres to proper tag out and lockout of plant equipment and systems in accordance with clearance procedures, policies, and practices. Provides training and instruction to other personnel and advises the Supervisor of Mechanics/Operators on level of job knowledge, skills, and abilities of personnel in training. Attends training courses and studies independently to learn operation and maintenance requirements of power plant facilities, equipment, and operation. Complies with information provided on Material Safety Data Sheets for all products. Handles and stores items properly. Assists with cleaning of plant facilities, equipment and general housekeeping. Must be able to lift or displace up to 100 pounds. May be required to transport, mix, handle or use hazardous materials or chemicals. May be required to train and perform duties in emergency egress, accidental spill incidents, and other safety-related emergencies. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Power Plant Senior Mechanic/Operator
TYPICAL TASKS:
Leads and trains assigned staff responsible for performing a wide variety of skilled tasks. Inspects, repairs, operates and maintains mechanical equipment associated with power generation and water treatment. Maintains maintenance and repair records. Inspects and insures accuracy, completeness and quality of contracted work. Interprets blueprints, parts manuals and maintenance manuals. Observes and adheres to proper tag out and lockout of plant equipment and systems in accordance with clearance procedures, policies and practices. Complies with information provided on Material Safety Data Sheets for all products. Handles and ensures the proper storage of job related equipment, tools and products. Assists with cleaning plant facilities and equipment and general housekeeping. May be required to transport, mix, handle or use hazardous materials or chemicals. May be required to train and perform duties in emergency egress, accidental spill incidents, and other safety-related emergencies. Performs related tasks as required.

Power Plant Mechanic/Operator
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
General knowledge of maintenance, startup, operation, and shutdown procedures and practices of central electric generating station steam and combustion turbine generators and auxiliary systems, methods, materials and tools used in repairing mechanical and electrical equipment, safe operating and maintenance practices and procedures of high pressure utility boiler components including drums, headers, superheaters, reheaters, and associated valves, piping, and assemblies. General knowledge of the practices of power plant auxiliary systems including electrical switchgear and breakers, fuel handling equipment, cooling towers, heat exchangers, fans, pumps, and motors. Ability to perform heavy manual work in the maintenance and repair of heavy equipment. Thorough knowledge of occupational hazards, safety rules and regulations, and safety precautions. Working knowledge of potential hazards and procedures for fire and explosion prevention. Ability to read and comprehend technical bulletins, manufacturers operating instructions, and information dealing with power plant principles and practices. Ability to calculate, understand, and evaluate equipment performance including heat transfer, equipment
efficiencies, water quality, and other related parameters. Ability to keep and maintain work records and make reports. Ability to read, understand, and comply with Material Safety Data Sheets. Ability to do intermediate level mathematical calculations. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Ability to work effectively with co-workers and the general public. Ability to understand and follow complex technical oral and written instructions. Able to distinguish colors. Must be able to use personal protection equipment properly and safely as directed or assigned. Must be able to work in adverse weather and operating conditions. Must be able to climb ladders and stairways. Must be able to gain access to and work in confined spaces and elevated areas. Ability to respond to utility or plant under emergency conditions.

Power Plant Senior Mechanic/Operator
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Perform the most difficult and responsible mechanical maintenance duties, including the
performance of lead duties as necessary. Thorough knowledge of the components of mechanical principles of electrical power production using combustion and steam processes. Ability to work from drawings, pencil sketches, written or oral instructions. Skilled in the use of tools and instruments employed for the repair and maintenance of a variety of mechanical equipment.
Ability to conduct inspections to determine operating conditions and needed repairs of system equipment. Thorough knowledge of occupational hazards, safety rules and regulations and safety precautions. Working knowledge of potential hazards and procedures for fire and explosion prevention. Ability to read and comprehend technical bulletins, manufacturers operating instructions, and information dealing with power plant principles and practices. Ability to calculate, understand, and evaluate equipment performance including heat transfer, equipment efficiencies, water quality, and other related parameters. Ability to keep and maintain work records and make reports. Ability to read, understand, and comply with Material Safety Data Sheets. Ability to do intermediate level mathematical calculations. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Ability to work effectively with co-workers and the general public. Ability to understand and follow complex technical oral and written instructions. Must be able to distinguish colors and use personal protection equipment properly and safely as directed or assigned. Must be able to work in adverse weather and operating conditions. Must be able to climb ladders and stairways. Must be able to gain access to and work in confined spaces and elevated areas. Ability to respond to utility or plant under emergency conditions. Ability to work well with employees, other departments, business affiliates and the general public. Ability to effectively lead assigned employees. Must keep current and maintain a satisfactory level of knowledge, skill and proficiency with the operations and maintenance requirement for power plant facilities, equipment and operations. Must be able to lift or displace up to 100 pounds.

Power Plant Mechanic/Operator
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
High school diploma or GED required. Experience in the maintenance and repair of power plant generation equipment and machinery is desirable. Must have a valid Florida driver’s license.

Power Plant Senior Mechanic/Operator
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
High school diploma or GED required. Five years of experience as a Power Plant Mechanic/Operator or equivalent considerable experience in the maintenance and repair of power plant generation equipment and machinery.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
A valid appropriate driver’s license issued by the State of Florida.

Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA) is a municipal electric utility. 

Salary range:  (Low) $32.21 – (High) $37.55.  Excellent benefits.

To apply, please visit www.kuajobs.com.

EOE.

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