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Omaha Public Power District Combustion Turbine Technician (Sarpy County Station) in Bellevue, Nebraska

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Summary:

Perform assigned functions necessary for the proper, safe and efficient operation and maintenance of equipment at the District’s Peaking Stations and other District facilities as workload dictates.

Responsibilities:

  1. Perform orderly operation of generating units and equipment at the Peaking Stations, establish proper clearance of equipment for safe, event-free maintenance activities, troubleshoot and correct equipment and systems deficiencies, and perform work associated with maintenance and repair of electrical and mechanical equipment.
  • Maintain, troubleshoot, repair, and calibrate control systems and field instrumentation, maintain test equipment and keep timely accurate records.

  • Complete routine and preventive maintenance of all equipment, assist in major equipment maintenance, and support condition monitoring tasks, including routinely inspecting and testing the condition of equipment to assure proper function of all components.

  • Maintain timely, accurate records that reflect plant activities/status including proper documentation of maintenance.

    1. Routinely act as lead person in coordinating crew activities.
  • Assist with work coordination, and resolution of escalated issues to support a safe efficient and effective work environment.

  • Monitor, coach and train subordinate personnel.

    Qualifications

    IMPORTANT: This position requires prior completion of an I&C Apprenticeship Program

    Required:

  • Requires a high degree of mechanical and electrical aptitude, a knowledge of electronics, instrument functions and of electrical and control systems equivalent to that of a senior I&C technician.

  • Must have the ability to troubleshoot computer-controlled processes, diagnose and repair equipment malfunctions, and understand and use drawings, schematics, logic diagrams, equipment procedures, and manuals.

  • Basic understanding of computer programming and PLC ladder logic.

  • Excellent communication, teamwork and interpersonal skills.

  • A valid driver’s license.

    Desired:

  • Advanced understanding of computer programming and PLC ladder logic desired.

  • Experience in operating and maintaining combustion turbines

    Environment:

    Field: Work will be performed outside in a wide variety of weather conditions (snow, rain, heat, cold, wind, etc.), terrain, and other natural environmental hazards as well as pollen and other airborne allergens. Work will be performed in construction areas that present many physical hazards.

    Generation Plant: Work will be performed inside with exposure to industrial building conditions and will be exposed to extreme temperatures, odors, dusts, gases, poor ventilation and exposure to sounds. Noise levels may require shouting in order to be heard. Work will be performed around energies voltage electrical equipment. Work will be performed in closed or confined spaces.

    Physical Demands:

    Must demonstrate physical fitness required to perform the essential functions of the job. Must be capable of performing moderately strenuous work, meet established requirements related to color differentiation and utilization of respiratory protection equipment, and be able to adapt to varying work conditions (heat, cold, dust, etc.). Must be physically capable of climbing up and down vertical ladders, working in enclosed spaces. Must be able to perform frequent walking, squatting, bending, reaching overhead and pulling, lifting more than 50 pounds.

    Closing Statement

Hourly Rate: $50.58/hour

Org Marketing Statement

EOE: Protected Veterans/Disability

At Omaha Public Power District, we’re passionate about three things: power, the people who make it, and the people who rely on it.

WE ARE: Where the Light Starts. OPPD is the 12th-largest public power utility in the U.S., serving over 850,000 people across 5,000 square miles and 13 counties.

WE’RE COMMITTED TO: Each other and the people we serve. This commitment drives us. We’re dedicated to providing our communities with affordable, reliable, and environmentally sensitive energy services today, tomorrow, and well into the future.

OUR JOB: To provide power with a purpose. We have real impact - on people’s lives, on the environment, and on the future of energy. We’re always looking for bright, capable people who want an opportunity to lead from where you are—wherever you are— and know that your ideas will be heard. If you want to be a source of real, positive change for the community and the people who live in this region, then working for a company acknowledged for caring about these same things is likely a priority for you as well.

How To Apply

Apply online at www.oppd.com on or before, June 30, 2021

Recruiter:

Darlene H. Brown, MS, PHR, SHRM-CP

Direct: 531-226-3068 Cell: 402-880-3929

dhbrown@oppd.com

PLEASE NOTE - Your application has not been submitted unless you have applied for a specific requisition. If you have not chosen a specific opening, your application will remain in 'DRAFT' form and will not be viewed by our Human Capital staff.

OPPD is very aware of the potential risks of COVID-19 and are evaluating all necessary precautions. With that, we are limiting travel and face to face interviews until further notice, so please expect some delays in processing of your application of interest.

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