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O&M Technician

PIC Group, Inc.

Location: Gypsum, CO US
Position Type:
Rqd Education:
Rqd Experience: 5+ years
Date Posted: December 5, 2022
Reference Code: 8012
At PIC Group, Inc., our emphasis is on excellence.We recruit the strongest candidates in the power generation industry. As a global service provider, we continually seek talented individuals.

Title: O&M Technician
Position Type: Direct Hire
Location: Gypsum, CO
Reports to: Control Room Operator
Status: Non-Exempt

Job Summary:
The Operations and Maintenance Technician (O&M) will operate all systems both inside and outside of the control room. The Operations and Maintenance Technician ensures safe and efficient start-up, operation, and shutdown of the boiler, steam turbine generator along with balance of plant equipment. This includes performing preventive, minor, and major maintenance as directed on all plant equipment as well as equipment isolation in accordance with plant lockout/tag out procedures. This is an amazing opportunity to work at this 10MW Biomass Power Plant that distributes electrical power using a 100,000PPH Wood-Fired Boiler System.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Perform start-up, operation, and shutdown of plant systems in accordance with approved plant procedures.
  • Complete all daily rounds in a timely manner unless outstanding circumstances exist.
  • Conduct proper turnover with relief operator, include special orders and plant operating conditions, review the logs, and make visual inspection of plant equipment and controls.
  • Routinely check equipment operating parameters to detect faulty equipment operation, reporting abnormal conditions or conditions that require repair. Take proper corrective steps, which may include completing corrective maintenance.
  • Complete operator qualification program which includes demonstration through written and oral exams of a clear understanding of all operating systems including Engines and Engine Auxiliaries, Electric Generators, Exhaust Treatment System, Fire System, Cooling Water System, Plant Air Systems, Electrical Systems.
  • Assist or perform as directed, emergency or abnormal operations necessary for maintaining in service or returning to service, the engines, fuel system, emissions control system, and auxiliary plant equipment.
  • Monitor performance of equipment and systems and adjust maintain the plant at its optimum efficiency and generating capacity.
  • Perform preventive, minor, and major maintenance as directed on all plant equipment.
  • Perform equipment isolation in accordance with plant lockout/tag out procedures.
  • Update plant CMMS system accordingly to reflect work completed and parts used in completing a task.
  • Maintain plant and grounds in clean and orderly condition.
  • Oversee off-loading of bulk urea solution, diesel fuel, and lube oil deliveries.
  • Observe, correct if possible, and report situations that are likely to develop into problems or safety hazards.
  • Respond to and report all oil and chemical spills and natural gas leaks, as required.
  • Test and operate plant fire and chemical safety equipment as directed.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Attend and participate in scheduled safety meetings and training.
  • Safely operate vehicles on-site as required. This includes the aerial lift, fork truck and pickup.
  • Assist in training other personnel as needed.
  • Work a rotating approved shift schedule, with day and night shifts alternating as defined.
  • Maintain on-call availability for the 4 hours prior to day shift and 4 hours following night shift.
  • Maintain on-call availability on weekends on a rotating basis, as required.
  • Cover vacations as required to support operational coverage.
  • Work non-scheduled days as required in support of periodic or emergency maintenance outages.
Job Requirements:
  • Knowledge in Balance of Plant systems start-up, operation, and shutdown of plant.
  • Thorough knowledge of equipment isolation and tagging procedures.
  • Able to respond to plant abnormal situations, alarms, and emergencies.
  • Thorough knowledge of the location, purpose, and proper use of the plant safety equipment.
  • Align, switch, isolate, and parallel electrical equipment and systems.
  • Perform basic plant maintenance.
  • Ability to use basic hand tools.
  • Candidates must have solid communication skills and be able to maintain proper communications between plant personnel, other departments, and ensure the reporting of all abnormalities to the shift supervisor.
  • Must be able to handle and respond to upset conditions and casualty situations in a professional and technically proficient manner.
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills.
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and organizational skills.
Physical Requirements:
  • Working in a plant environment using PPE, Walking, Standing, Sitting, and safety training for any other activities around equipment or extreme conditions
  • Subject to both inside and outside environmental conditions.
  • Exposed to elevated noise levels, vibrations and extreme cold and heat.
  • Physical Hazards-Close proximity to moving parts and electrical currents, working on scaffolding and high places, exposure to natural gas, high heat, hot surfaces, molten metal, chemicals, oils, and lubricants.
  • Atmospheric conditions may require use of a respirator
  • Must be able to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, reach, stand, walk, push, pull, lift, carry, finger, grasp, feel, talk to communicate, speak over public address system, hear, and make repetitive motions.
  • Frequently exerts forces up to 75 pounds to lift, carry, push, and pull

Education / Experience:
  • High school graduate or GED
  • 5 years prior power/process plant experience
$22.00-$27.00 hr

PIC Group, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We offer competitive wages and benefits. We seek out and employ talented individuals who meet the qualifications for each position. Due to the large number of responses we receive to our postings, only those applicants with the required experience and qualifications will be contacted.
About this Employer

PIC Group, Inc., established in 1988 and headquartered in Atlanta, GA, is a global provider of service solutions to the power generation industry. PIC Group’s comprehensive portfolio of services supports all aspects of power project development including installation, outage, commissioning and start-up, operations and maintenance, documentation and training, and project support. As of March 2008, PIC Group, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marubeni Corporation, a publicly listed company headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.