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O&M Technician

PIC Group, Inc.

Location: Berkeley, CA US
Position Type:
Rqd Education:
Rqd Experience: 2 - 5 years
Date Posted: December 22, 2022
Reference Code: 8068
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: UC Berkeley
Reports to: Assistant Plant Manager (APM)

Job Summary:
The O&M Technician assists in the proper start-up, operation, and shutdown of the gas turbine geneator, boilers, steam turbine generator, related auxiliaries, and balance of plant equipment from outside the control room. During the work shift, the O&M Technician also tours designated areas in the plant to inspect equipment and record operating parameters. The O&M Technician reports to the APM and supports the Lead Operator and will provide recommendations and input to the staff in the operation of all plant equipment and water treatment systems.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Perform safe and efficient operation of the gas turbine generator, boilers, steam turbine generator, related auxiliaries, and balance of plant systems from outside the control room.
  • Perform start-up, operation, and shutdown of equipment, systems, and the plant in accordance with approved plant procedures and as directed by the Lead Operator.
  • Monitor and record local operating parameters and make adjustments to maintain safe and efficient operation.
  • Upon detecting faulty equipment operation, report the situation to the Lead Operator and assist in diagnosing the cause.
  • As directed, take proper action to restore the equipment and plant to a safe condition.
  • Monitor plant air and water emissions from outside the control room and take steps to maintain within acceptable limits.
  • Provide periodic reports to the Lead Operator regarding plant status.
  • Monitor and operate equipment circuit breakers and switches as directed by the Lead Operator for safe and efficient operation of the plant; to include, opening, locking, and tagging for isolation and maintenance.
  • Obtain and provide thorough turnover from other O&M Technicians including special orders and unusual operating conditions.
  • Review operating logs and inspect plant equipment, controls, and indications.
  • Perform periodic tests on critical plant systems and equipment including lube oil pumps, turbine valves, turbine system trips, and boiler trips, as directed by the Lead Operator.
  • As authorized by the Lead Operator, perform equipment isolation in accordance with plant lockout/tagout procedures.
  • Maintain work area in a clean, orderly condition.
  • Perform and report all maintenance activities to the Lead Operator.
  • Participate in scheduled safety meetings and training.
  • Perform minor maintenance as directed during maintenance periods.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Lead Operator and Shift Supervisor.

Job Requirements:
  • The successful candidate should be able to read and understand corporate programs, policies, procedures and instructions specific to the O&M Agreement.
  • Must have experience in gas turbine and boiler start-up, operation, and shutdown from outside the control room.
  • Must have experience in steam turbine generator start-up, operation, and shutdown from outside the control room.
  • Must have experience in Balance of Plant systems start-up, operation, and shutdown from outside the control room.
  • Knowledgeable in equipment isolation and tagging procedures.
  • Must have experience responding to plant abnormal situations, alarms, and emergencies.
  • Posses thorough knowledge of the location, purpose and proper use of the plant safety equipment.
  • Must have experience aligning, switching, isolating, and paralleling electrical equipment and systems under the direction of the Control Room Operator.
  • Experience using basic hand tools.
  • Experience performing basic plant maintenance.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills to identify, analyze, and recommend solutions.
  • Excellent communication, leadership, motivational and teamwork skills required.
  • Solid organizational and administrative skills.

Physical Requirements:
  • Working in varied outdoor environments such as all-weather conditions, all noise levels, hazardous conditions, and on the full range of outdoor work surfaces.
  • The frequent use of protective equipment (i.e., hard hats, safety glasses, air masks, ear protection, chemical suits, hot gloves and high voltage protective equipment, etc.) may be required. Work with hazardous materials may also be required.
  • Working in proximity to high voltages and current with proper training and equipment, operating heavy equipment and rolling stock and entering confined spaces or hazardous environments may be required while often being exposed to equipment and machinery noises.
  • Duties require walking, standing for extended periods of time, crawling, stooping, sitting, climbing vertical and inclined ladders and stairs, operation of large valves and other tasks requiring up to 100 lbs. of pulling or turning force, and lifting and carrying up to 50 lbs. Exposure to extreme heat and cold.
  • Eye and hand coordination are required to operate switches, pushbuttons, and other controls.
  • Specific vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust and focus.
  • All candidates will participate in the post-offer drug screening.

Education / Experience:
  • Secondary Education Diploma (High School Diploma) OR Technical Institute Diploma is required.
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.