Gainesville Regional Utilities Production Technician in Gainesville, Florida
$19.90 - $43.27 Hourly
ELECTRIC UTILITY FUND
5/23/2021 11:59 PM Eastern
Gainesville Regional Utilities' Energy Supply Department is currently looking for the ideal
candidate for a Production Technician opening.
A typical work day may include, but not limited to, starting, shutting down and monitoring
online operation of power generation equipment. The Production Technician also performs minor
maintenance at journeyman level of either mechanical maintenance or instrument, controls or
electrical maintenance. Production tasks includes monitoring, observing, and analyzing
equipment and systems' characteristics and generating written work requests and project
requests based on observations; taking actions required to anticipate, correct or change a
condition, as needed; completing work requests based on observation or determining the need;
and operating and performing preventative and predictive maintenance of and minor repairs to
plant equipment and systems. At the completion of the training program candidate will be fully
functioning as production operator.
To qualify for this position you must possess a high school or possession of an acceptable
equivalently diploma; must have journey level knowledge and skill in at least one of the
following disciplines:, mechanical maintenance, electrical or instrumentation/control and at least
apprentice level knowledge and skill in plant operations, and three (3) years of operational and
maintenance experience at a central utility plant, oil refinery, chemical plant, fossil or nuclear
power plant, fossil or nuclear ship propulsion, pulp or paper mill or other similar process plant.
The work schedule is rotating shift work and may work at any of the GRU Energy Supply
generating sites. A valid U.S. Driver License is required at the time of hire; a valid Florida Driver
License is required within 30 days of start date.
- May underfill as Power Plant Mechanic or Power Plant ICE (Instrument controls and
This position may require random drug testing.
This position requires pre-employment testing.
Production Technician Progression-Through-Training Program participants must meet
the minimum requirements established and progress in the Production Technician.
- Progression-Through-Training Program.
* May underfill *
* May fill multiple positions. *
* May establish an eligibility list for future hiring. *
* May require additional assessments to fill the position. *
This is multi-skilled mechanical, electrical, instrumentation and control maintenance, operations and administrative work in a process plant, such as a power generating facility or central utility plant.
Depending on area of assignment, positions allocated to this classification report to a designated supervisor or manager and work as a self-directed team or under limited supervision. Work in this class is distinguished from other classes by its, performance of advanced, multi-skilled technical and operational functions and the requirement to train and instruct personnel.
EXAMPLES OF WORK**
**This section of the job description is not intended to be a comprehensive list of duties and responsibilities of the position. The omission of a specific job function does not absolve an employee from being required to perform additional tasks incidental to or inherent in the job. Performance of lower level duties may be required.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Depending on the area of assignment:
Works with all plant employees and represents the facility in a professional manner to employees from other departments, as well as to contractors, vendors, customers and the public.
Monitors, observes, and analyzes equipment and systems’ characteristics and generates written work requests and project requests based on observations. Takes or directs actions required to anticipate, correct or change a condition, as needed. Completes work requests based on observation or determining the need or as assigned and completes applicable paperwork.
Operates and performs preventative and predictive maintenance of and minor repairs to plant equipment and systems. This work includes, but not limited to, working on electrical equipment (AC and DC motors and circuits, switchgear circuit breakers, relays and motor protective devices, transformers, storage batteries, rectifiers, and motor-generator sets) instrumentation (pressure, temperature, positional, flow, etc) and mechanical equipment (pumps, valves, sootblowers, compressors, etc).
Examines, cleans and tests electrical and mechanical equipment in accordance with plant preventive maintenance schedule.
Maintains all regular and emergency electrical power, lighting, and control equipment to ensure proper working order.
Operates (starts up, shuts down, monitors and makes necessary adjustments for) plant main equipment and auxiliary systems.
Operates and troubleshoots problems with laboratory test equipment, plant HVAC controls, alarm and electrical control systems, and fiber optic cable.
Monitors, repairs and maintains process plant equipment and structures, including, but not limited to: yard lighting systems, cooling towers, fuel handling and water process treatment equipment, combustion turbine electrical equipment and mechanical components, controls, generators, boilers, drive mechanisms and filtering equipment.
Keeps accurate and complete labor, material and equipment records and prepares required reports.
Analyzes and evaluates current and projected work activities based on urgency, cost, efficiency, productivity and established budgetary guidelines.
Assists in planning and establishing work schedules for planned and unplanned maintenance activities using a maintenance management program.
Complies with Material Safety Data Sheet information for all products.
Properly handles and stores parts inventory, hazardous and non-hazardous materials according to the manufacturer’s recommendations and uses basic skills to prevent fires and explosions.
Attends training courses to improve knowledge and understanding of all process plant systems and to obtain the ability to perform calculations on plant performance, heat transfer, combustion conditions, equipment efficiency and water quality. Completes established training objectives required for level of craft area assignment.
Provides training and instruction to other team members and advises supervisor or manager of level of job knowledge, skills, and abilities of personnel in training
Adheres to and implements proper lockout/tagout of plant equipment and systems in accordance with established clearance procedures, policies and practices.
Plans work activities to prevent injury and property damage.
Responds in and to emergency situations.
Uses plant support industrial equipment such as forklifts, cranes, hoists, carrier deck, vacuum truck, etc.
Uses plant computer systems correctly in daily work including use of MS Office applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, etc) as well as PI system. (South Energy Center only)
Attends work on continuous and regular basis.
NON-ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Depending on the area of assignment:
Keeps plant facilities in a clean and orderly fashion and performs general housekeeping.
May be required to transport, mix, handle or use hazardous materials (other than cans of gasoline, batteries, pumping fuel or access to normal janitorial cleaning materials) or may be responsible for facilities or equipment carrying electrical current, dangerous fluids or gas that could endanger the public or other employees.
May be required to train and perform duties in emergency egress, accidental spill incidents and other safety-related emergencies. Training may include attending HAZWOPER and emergency egress training.
Understands the principles, practices, methods, materials and theory of analysis of water chemistry and has basic to minimum experience in process plant laboratory procedures and the care and use of laboratory analysis equipment.
Understands the need for sampling of fuel and the associated tracking documentation.
Acts in absence of a supervisor or manager at the assigned plant.
Uses plant computer systems correctly in daily work including use of MS Office applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, etc.) as well as PI system. (At the South Energy Center this is an essential job fuction.)
Performs other related duties as assigned.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job function satisfactorily. Below are the required education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Depending on the area of assignment:
Graduation from high school or possession of an acceptable equivalently diploma; must have journey level knowledge and skill in at least one of the following disciplines: plant operations, mechanical maintenance, electrical or instrumentation/control and apprentice level knowledge and skill in at least one of the remaining disciplines, either the journey level or apprentice level knowledge and skills must be in plant operations; and three (3) years of operational and maintenance experience at a central utility plant, oil refinery, chemical plant, fossil or nuclear power plant, fossil or nuclear ship propulsion, pulp or paper mill or other similar process plant.
Employees in this classification that are Production Technician Progression-Through-Training Program participants must meet the minimum requirements established in the Production Technician Progression-Through-Training Program.
Failure to progress to the maximum level of the Production Technician Progression-Through-Training Program within the timeframes established in the program will be grounds for termination of employment.
Note: a copy of the Progression-Through-Training-Program is available upon request
CERTIFICATIONS OR LICENSES
Valid Florida Driver license required.
None.KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Depending on the area of assignment:
Ability to function effectively in a self-directed work team environment or as an integral part of a rotating shift crew performing mutli-skilled, productive work assignments.
Adequate understanding, knowledge, experience and skills of principles and practices pertaining to the installation, repair and maintenance of various types of process plant electrical, electronic and/or instrumentation and controls systems and equipment.
Understanding, knowledge and operation experience of steam turbine units, combustion turbine units and combined cycle units.
Thorough knowledge of occupational hazards, safety rules, regulations and precautions.
Adequate understanding, knowledge, experience and skills of maintenance and repair of process plant instruments and controls.
Adequate understanding, knowledge and experience in systems, instruments and controls theory.
Adequate understanding, knowledge, experience and skills to utilize computer software, including but not limited to: Outlook, Excel and Access as well as system and equipment diagnostic software.
Skill in use and care of tools and equipment used in installation and adjustment of instruments, electrical systems and equipment.
Ability to inspect and analyze instruments to detect flaws or defects in their operation and make necessary corrective calculations.
PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must possess certain physical abilities and be able to withstand work related environmental conditions.
Must possess the ability to become site-oriented and stand watch within 60 days of assignment to position.
Work requires normal color vision to distinguish the color and severity of many control and safety devices.
Work requires the use of personal protection equipment including hearing protection, eye protection, foot protection, hand protection, head protection and use of respiratory protection equipment, including self-contained breathing units, in compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations.
Work requires the ability to work at heights of over 100 feet on open grating or from aerial devices and the ability to climb and descend stairs and ladders.
Work requires physical strength and agility sufficient to safely perform all essential job functions including the ability to lift, carry, push, or pull 50 pounds without assistance and to stand, kneel and stoop.
Work requires the ability to work safely with hazardous chemicals, including, but not limited to: acids, caustics, water treatment and maintenance chemicals.
Must be able to communicate effectively orally and in writing, see physical surroundings, listen, hear others, respond to oral commands, and demonstrate good communications skills.
Employees in this classification are required to work a rotating shift schedule.
Work requires exposure to prolonged high noise levels and the use of personal protection hearing equipment.
Work may require performance of tasks outdoors under varying climatic conditions.
Work may require performance of tasks in extreme heat; and by entering and maneuvering within confined spaces.
To learn more about benefits available to eligible City of Gainesville / Gainesville Regional Utilities employees, please CLICK HERE (http://www.cityofgainesville.org/Portals/0/risk/2020 Benefit Booklet.pdf) .
Do you possess a high school diploma or an acceptable equivalency diploma (GED)?
Please indicate that you are aware it is important to clearly identify on the application and that you are encouraged to provide attachments such as copies of transcripts, proof of Veteran status, resume, cover letters, licenses, or any education, specialized classes, coursework or certifications as applicable that you participated in to gain skills related to the Production Tech position?
Please select below the disciplines in which you have journey level knowledge and skill. Please select "all" that apply. All experience must be reflected on your application to be provided with consideration.
Electrical or Instrumentation/control
Is your journey level or apprentice level knowledge and skills in plant operations?
Please select the option below that best describes your years of operational and maintenance experience at a central utility plant, oil refinery, chemical plant, fossil or nuclear power plant, fossil or nuclear ship propulsion, pulp or paper mill or other similar process plant.
0 - Less than one (1)
One (1) - Less than two (2)
Two (2) - Less than three (3)
Three (3) or more
Please select from the option below where you initially learned about this employment opportunity:
City of Gainesville Website
Word of Mouth
College Job Posting
Prefer not to disclose
If you selected "Other" from the above option, please identify the event, activity or source where you initially learned about this employment opportunity. Please type N/A if this question does not apply to you.*
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