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IC&E Lead Technician in Athens, GA at Veolia North America

Date Posted: 12/2/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
  • Location:
    Athens, GA
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    At least 5 year(s)
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Job Description

Veolia Energy has entered a long-term O&M Services Agreement with Georgia Renewable Power. GRP is currently building two 65 MW biomass-fueled power plants in north Georgia. These plants, in Franklin and Madison counties, respectively, are targeting Commercial Operation at the start of the second quarter next year. Veolia Energy will be supporting the commissioning and startup, and is putting together high performance teams for each plant now.

Summary: The Instrumentation & Controls Electrician (ICE) will report to the Maintenance Manager but will work under the primary direction of the Lead ICE Technician. This position will perform scheduled, unscheduled, and preventative maintenance tasks as assigned by the Lead ICE Technical. The ICE technician will support the electrical and instrumentation maintenance requirements of the facility. This includes all fuel handling and drying equipment as well as all power generating systems, equipment and controls. Duties will include the inspection, troubleshooting and repair of motor control circuits and other equipment including VFD's, motors, electrical breakers and switching equipment. Performing written job plans for electrical and
instrumentation projects as well as assisting in the development of written procedures for instrumentation and electrical equipment maintenance and inspections. The I&C Technician will perform skilled work requiring a high degree of precision and understanding of technical data and systems. The I&C Electrician often works alone and must be aware of circumstances that can contribute to the injury of personnel and must follow all site related safety and LOTO procedures.

Scope & Responsibilities:

  • Work under minimal supervision to repair, service, and maintain electrical, electronic and mechanical equipment throughout the plant.
  • Repair and maintain electrical generation equipment and supporting equipment, fuel handling and fuel drying equipment as well as DCS and PLC controls, etc. throughout the plant.
  • Repair and maintain switchgear components, motor control centers and all related wiring. Troubleshoot electronic variable speed pumps drive systems and prime power machinery control and alarm systems. Maintains and perform proper documentation on stack CEMS equipment. Repair and installation of general plant wiring and electrical systems.
  • Perform maintenance, calibration and troubleshooting of field instrumentation devices for process equipment including but not necessarily limited to the following:
    • Flow devices
    • Pressure devices
    • Temperature devices
    • Direct and inferential level measurement devices
    • Analytical equipment and instrumentation
    • Scale equipment

  • Instruct others assigned to assist in this work; supervise the repair tasks to insure they are being performed in a safe manner
  • Fully Support Plant Operations to minimize production impacts and enhance reliability.
  • Interpret and troubleshoot PLC and DCS logic including ladder logic, function block, and structured text routines.
  • Apply knowledge of electrical engineering and electronic theory, use of Amprobes, test meters, low and high voltage meter, oscilloscope and other electronic test equipment
  • Required to work both scheduled and unscheduled overtime to support plant activities
  • Maintain facility documentation (P&ID, loop sheets, spec sheets, etc.) for approved changes
  • Visually inspect and makes rounds on equipment at periodic intervals to detect malfunctions or need for repair, adjustment or lubrication.
  • During outages and emergency events, will be assigned responsibilities outside of normal work duties and at hours outside of normal work day.
  • Continually maintain high standards of workmanship and professionalism while working as a member of a team or when working alone.

Job Requirements

Note:  The job can be physically demanding involving movement of heavy equipment and carrying materials up and down stairs. Physical requirements include walking and climbing ladders, medium lifting and working in dark, high temperature environments (occasionally)
Candidates should be able to lift and maneuver a 50-lb load.

Required Skills, Knowledge & Experience:
  • Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) knowledge
  • Ability to interpret mechanical and process drawings, wiring diagrams and schematics, and Original Equipment Manufacturer manuals
  • Computer skills and proficiency using MS Office products
  • Knowledge of boilers, aux plant equipment, PLC, DCS, etc.
  • Ability to pass a respirator physical and respirator fit test
  • Ability to hear and understand audible alarms, detect changes in noise levels of rotating equipment and portable radio communication
  • Ability to lift heavy equipment and carry materials up and down stairs with the capacity of lifting 50 pounds
  • Must hold a valid driver license with a satisfactory driving record to maintain minimum company required insurance coverage

Preferred Skills, Knowledge & Experience:

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent plus a two year technical degree or the following;
  • 5 years’ progressive experience in industrial electrical or I&C maintenance work performing maintenance and repair in power generation or other process plants
  • Trade School or Company Training Programs or Apprenticeship Program



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