This is technical work involving the installation, repair and maintenance of high and low voltage electrical systems and equipment, and maintenance of devices that monitor and control the automated systems involved in the processing of waste and generation of steam and electricity in Waste to Energy Facilities. This position includes all aspects of electrical, pneumatic, hydraulic, mechanical, instrumentation and control systems.
Work requires the performance of skilled tasks to be in accordance with trade practices in the installation, repair and maintenance of electrical wiring, motors, transformers, process controls, field instrumentation, electromechanical and solid-state modular control equipment and other related systems.
Work is performed under the general supervision of the Instrumentation and Electrical Supervisor, through the use of planned work requirements, established practices, manuals, incumbent expertise and supervisor’s instruction.
CRITICAL ELEMENTS OF PERFORMANCE
Inspects, calibrates, maintains, troubleshoots and repairs instrumentation and electrical components of equipment in the areas of power generation, steam generation, steam distribution control, electrical switch gear, CEM system, communication/security system, cooling water system, fire protection system, all water systems, and fuel systems.
Installs, maintains, calibrates and repairs mechanical, pneumatic and hydraulic instrumentation within manufacturer’s specifications. Installs pipe and/or tubing to process connection.
Troubleshoots low, medium or high voltage motors, transformers and cable systems to locate faults using electrical test devices. Performs realignment of high voltage switchgear, LCS and MCC breakers as required by plant conditions. Strips and realigns electrical busses.
Installs conduit, cable, receptacles, boxes, raceways, motor controllers and panel boards. Determines conduit wire size and grounding requirements as per electrical code regulations.
Installs, operates, repairs, adjusts and troubleshoots PLCs, switchboard monitoring controls, and remote activation controls requiring specialized skills.
Reworks and fits valves, regulators, actuators, cams, pressure reducers, transmitters and flow control valves, with various tools and instruments.
Inputs and interprets PLC and HMI computer commands; evaluates data, ensuring proper systems operation and makes entries into computerized maintenance control system. Updates plant drawings to reflect changes and provides written documentation of work performed. Enters same into computerized maintenance system.
Maintains and repairs building components such as lighting systems, vent fans, small HVAC equipment and fire detection equipment.
Installs, configures, and maintains plant process and data acquisition computer systems on the company-wide LAN.
Performs related work, as required and/or assigned.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Thorough knowledge of local, state and federal codes applicable to the installation, repair and maintenance of processing plant and related equipment.
Considerable knowledge of all aspects of instrumentation, repair techniques, advanced theories of operation and troubleshooting techniques in the mechanical field.
Considerable knowledge of electrical installation, repair and maintenance practices and procedures, as they apply to an industrial setting.
Knowledge of and ability to interpret electrical schematics, blueprints, specifications, technical manuals, control circuit diagrams and power distribution diagrams.
Knowledge of basic algebraic equations and basic physics pertaining to pressure-temperature relationships, boiler plant operation and turbine operation principles.
Knowledge of safety and environmental precautions and hazards of industrial plants.
Working knowledge of local, state and federal environmental laws and regulations regarding Power Plant emissions.
Skill at diagnosing and troubleshooting equipment failure problems.
Skill in the use of tools, materials and equipment used in the electrical and maintenance field.
Skill in interpersonal relations and the exercise of good judgment and discretion in order to deal effectively with employees, vendors, customers, and the general public.
Ability to work from drawings and specifications and to understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
Essential Functions: Must:
Read, understand, and apply Information such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Read, analyze and interpret professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Read and comprehend vendor manuals, instruction manuals, technical data, work orders, and training materials. Write routine reports and correspondence
Speak effectively with colleagues and other employees of organization
Interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form
Communicate clearly and concisely both verbally and in writing; as well as communicate (2-ways-speak and hear) clearly via in-situ intercom system and two-way radio.
Demonstrate basic math skills to apply them as needed to complete required job functions.
Define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
Recognize operational inconsistencies and hazards and display proper judgment in responding to them.
Demonstrate logical and sound judgment in choosing courses of action.
Required to identify and effectively use basic and precision measuring tools to calculate and determine lengths, surface areas, and volumes as necessary while performing maintenance tasks on a routine basis.
Required to use reference materials and basic formulas to calculate lengths, surface areas, and volumes as necessary while performing maintenance tasks on a routine basis.
Maintains and follows all Company environmental compliance, health and safety requirements policies, procedures and rules. Completes all required Environmental Management System and Compliance Training.
Certificates and Licenses:
Licenses as reqtnred by State, Federal, Environmental and/or Health/Safety Regulatory agencies.
Regular exposure to:
Working near moving mechanical parts Work in high, precarious places
Wet or humid conditions (non-weather)
Dust, toxic or caustic chemicals Extreme cold (non-weather)
Extreme heat (non-weather)
Outdoor weather conditions and risk of electrical shock. Periodic noise in work environment
Works in areas under adverse conditions that may require the donning and use of personal protective equipment including, but not limited to, the following with average fatigue: negative pressure respirator positive pressure respirator self contained breathing apparatus (steel or composite bottle) “TYVEK” suit
Approved safety shoes
Eye protection (corrected or otherwise)
Rubber suit and gloves
Chemical resistant suit
Head resistant outerwear
Flame resistant outerwear
Approved hearing protection
Regularly required to:
Use hands to finger, handle, and feel
Reach with hands and arms
Climb and balance on heights often greater than 4 feet
Stoop, kneel, crouch, twist, bend, push, pull, crawl
Squat, reach overhead, reach forward, reaching waist Kneel, repetitive use of foot control and upper extremity Speak, hear, see, and smell
Specific vision abilities required by this job include Close vision, Distance vision, Peripheral vision, Depth perception, ability to adjust focus and full color vision
Ascend and descend stairs and stationary vertical ladders as part of normal work activity and emergency egress situations Moderate to heavy lifting in a safe manner
Move about all areas of the plant, including catwalks, deck grating, wet and muddy areas, and uneven surfaces Use machinist tools and align motors
Operate a 1.5 inch fire hose operating at 125 psi line pressure to the extent required to extinguish fire
Operate fire extinguishing equipment ranging from hand held extinguishers to 200 1b portable units
Access confined spaces and pressure vessels through standard 12″ by 16″ manways
Operate other equipment including, but not limited to, industrial forklifts, manlifts, skid steer type loaders, and other mobile equipment
Share expertise with others
Keep emotions under control
Contribute to positive team spirit
Accepts feedback from others
Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural/work style and learning style differences Treats people with respect
About Sustainable Resource Management (SRM)
The Shasta facility is one of northern California’s largest wood-fired power plants. The facility provides dependable, environmentally safe disposal of wood waste and forest residue from Shasta County and surrounding areas, while generating clean electricity for sale to the local utility. Processing up to 1,250 tons per day, Shasta has the electric-generating capacity of 55 MW, the equivalent of supplying the electrical needs of thousands of California homes and businesses as well as its own operations.
Non-merchantable waste wood from Shasta-Trinity and Lassen National Forests, as well as from private lands, are selectively removed and processed in the facility to enhance remaining standing timber.
Shasta plays a key role in the State of California’s effort to safely manage forest residue in high hazard areas to reduce the risk of forest fires. Shasta also operates a Wood Waste Recycling Program year round, which is offered to members of the community at no charge.