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Requisition Number 21-0110
Title Ops & Maint Tech Union
City Bethlehem
State PA
Job Family Power Operations
Shift Rotating
Employee Type Regular
Subject to DOT Regulations No
Percent of Travel Required 0
Relocation Provided No
Location Bethlehem Energy Ctr
Description Job Summary: (includes but is not limited to the following, other duties may be assigned):

Responsible for the proper operation of the power facility while assigned on shift. Maintains, troubleshoots, and repairs mechanical and electrical equipment. This equipment includes, but is not limited to the Gas Turbine, Steam Turbine, HRSG, Gas Compressor, Air Compressors, Motors, Pumps, and other auxiliary equipment. Strictly adheres to all safety and environmental rules and regulations to protect employees and public safety. Works under the direction of Plant management and supervision.

Job Responsibilities:

• Responsible to fill in for Lead Operator on an as needed basis
• Reads meters, gauges, or automatic devices to record data such as temperature of equipment, vibration of equipment, hours of operation, pressure, and fluid levels to verify operating conditions.
• Keeps management, supervisors, and employees fully informed of unusual conditions, damaged equipment, and current job progress as the job relates to facility operations.
• Visually inspects and listens to equipment at periodic intervals to detect malfunctions or need for repair, adjustment or lubrication.
• Uses facility operating procedures and equipment technical manuals to maintain and repair facility equipment and ensure equipment is operated within operating range. Fully supports the use of a computerized Maintenance Management System by displaying a proficiency in using the system and dedication to the facility maintenance philosophy.
• Maintains equipment by tightening fittings, replacing valve packing, gaskets, valves, and gauges. Cleaning, replacing, oiling and lubricating other component parts and equipment as required.
• Performs the work of all equal or lesser skilled classifications. Records maintenance actions taken on Work Order forms.
• Opens and closes valves as required for proper system operation and mechanical isolation.
• Opens and closes circuit breakers as required for proper system operation and electrical isolation.
• Performs capital project and/or major program responsibilities as assigned by the Plant management or supervision.
• Repairs, replaces, dismantles and examines defective parts along with lubricating and cleaning parts.
• Sets up and operates drill press, grinder and other various tools to make and repair parts and equipment.
• Operates welding and cutting equipment and completes metal fabrication projects.
• Diagnoses cause of mechanical malfunction or failure of operational equipment. Reads, understands and complies with all regulatory procedures and facility safety.
• Work shifts as assigned or irregular hours as needed to support reliable operation of the facility. Must be available to work overtime as required.
• Maintains the cleanliness of the assigned maintenance areas. Cooperates and participates as a team member.
Requirements • Associates Degree (AA) or equivalent from a two-year college or technical school; or four to six years related experience and/or training; or a combination of experience and education. Basic electrical knowledge. High School diploma or equivalent required.
• Must have and maintain a valid driver's license
• Demonstrate knowledge of all facets of power plant operations. Demonstrate the ability to make competent decisions in emergency situation, capable of writing operating procedures and training site personnel. Capable of filling the position of Lead Operator on shift. Demonstrate the ability to read and interpret mechanical drawings and P&IDs, write routine reports, solve practical problems, make competent decisions in emergency situations, clearly communicate tasks and needs, and training of other personnel. Demonstrate good verbal and written communication skills. Ability to do reaching, climbing, lifting (up to 50 pounds), walking and stooping, wearing self-contained breathing apparatus, respirator. Must have ability to see color.
• Employees will progress through the various steps of this classification based on their demonstrated knowledge, skills and abilities. Employees that cannot perform all the duties of the classification will be slotted in the progression at the appropriate level and pay if possible, or discharged.
  • Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.
  • Calpine is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If you are interested in applying for employment and need special assistance or an accommodation to use our website or to apply for a position, please send an e-mail with your request to Determination on requests for reasonable accommodation are made on case-by-case basis.
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