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AES Advanced Analytics and Modeling Engineer in Dayton, Ohio

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Responsible for monitoring and diagnosing equipment and thermal/renewables performance issues for AES electric power generation facilities using EtaPRO's Advanced Pattern Recognition (APR) and Virtual Plant (VP) thermal modeling software. Responsible for providing advanced condition monitoring and data analyses of critical plant systems and components. Interfaces with plant personnel on a regular basis and collaborates with internal subject matter experts to diagnose developing plant and equipment related problems.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Develop, maintain, and use advanced pattern recognition software models and plant operational data to detect changes in the operating behavior of plant equipment and systems.

  2. Perform daily monitoring of site critical components that have installed models actively collecting data using advanced analytics software.

  3. Respond, evaluate, and prioritize alarms for potential equipment related issues and interact with station personnel and provide recommendations to optimize plant equipment and systems.

  4. Support and interface with component Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to assess equipment anomalies.

  5. Communicate equipment anomalies to plant operations and engineering personnel and plant technical analysts

  6. Identify and classify associated risks to the plant, provide recommendations to mitigate risks, and follow up to ensure resolutions are tracked through to completion.

  7. Monitor equipment performance and predict component health, alerting SMEs and site personnel of anomalies within those trends which could adversely affect the reliability, availability, maintainability and performance of equipment.

  8. Work with power plant staff to troubleshoot and resolve operational problems identified by the thermal performance software models.

  9. Update, retrain, and evaluate the adequacy of existing APR and thermal performance software models.

  10. Capture and quantify avoided costs to express the value of team activities. Adhere to and demonstrate compliance with appropriate electric utility industry regulatory requirements.

Working knowledge of advanced analytics. Working knowledge of Advanced Pattern Recognition and thermal performance software or other reliability or condition based predictive diagnosis software applications. Working knowledge of condition monitoring and diagnostic technologies. Strong working knowledge of rotating components such as pumps, motors, steam turbines, and generators and field instrumentation. Familiarity with Condition Based Maintenance programs and technology applications Familiarity with gas and oil based combined cycle and peaker plant technologies, coal fired power plants, and associated systems and operation. Effective English communication and technical report writing skills are required. Must be proficient with various software programs and systems (e.g., MS Outlook , Word, Excel, PowerPoint) as well as database use. Must be able to concentrate and understand complicated issues and/or instructions. Must be able to work independently with little supervision, perform in a team environment, as well as effectively communicate with others. Must possess good problem solving and troubleshooting skills. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

Experience in developing, implementing and operating performance monitoring program. Working knowledge of ASME Performance Test Codes. Experience with an Advanced Pattern Recognition and/or diagnostic tools. GE, Siemens or other OEM combustion turbine, steam turbine and wind turbine engineering or operating experience. Experience with power plant controls and control logic. Familiarity with OSI PI data historian is a plus. Experience with vibration analysis of rotating equipment.

AES is an Equal Opportunity Employer who is committed to building strength and delivering long-term sustainability through diversity and inclusion. Respecting all backgrounds, differences and perspectives enables us to improve the lives of our people, customers, suppliers, contractors, and the communities in which we live and work. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and/or expression, race, national origin, ethnicity, age, religion, marital status, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical condition, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law. E-Verify Notice: AES will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with information from each new employee's I-9 to confirm work authorization.

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