AES United States CCGT IC&E Shift Technician in Long Beach, California

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To support the operations of the Southland combined cycle plants (2 GE7FA.05 combustion turbines on 1 Siemens steam turbine) in a safe, and environmentally compliant manner. The HRSG is a three pressure Vogt unit and the Combustion turbine fuel is natural gas. The net plant output is approximately 644 Mw. The control systems, include GE Mark VIE, Siemens T3000 steam turbine, DCS ABB Symphony Plus and others.

Under general guidance, is responsible and accountable for the continuous safe and efficient maintenance and improvement of the plant Electrical, instrumentation and control systems

Responsibilities include inspects, tests, services, repairs and installs indicating, recording and automatic control instruments such as PLC’s, DCS, Protection relays, breakers, flow-meters, analyzers, controllers, regulators, and similar components

In depth knowledge of electrical, pressure, temperature, flow, and level, process analytical instruments/devices as used in complex analog and digital control systems is required.

Additional responsibilities include to fill in as a Plant Equipment Operator for monitoring and operating of all plant equipment on a continuous basis and executes plant shut-down and start-up procedures following the direction of CRO as required.


  • Works with plant personnel to identify instrumentation and control system problems and to develop practical engineering solutions that address the root causes of problems

  • Responsible for the maintenance of Continuous Emissions Monitoring Systems (CEMS) and their interfaces with external systems

  • Interprets specifications, singe line, 3 line and schematics drawings, SAMA and DCS, PLC logic diagrams for electrical, instrument and control equipment, systems and components.

  • Recommends process, systems and components modifications and upgrades.

  • Works with Planning Team to develop and maintain preventative and corrective maintenance programs; executes work orders

  • Performs preventive maintenance including cleaning and lubricating parts, adjusting breakers and switches contacts, calibrating and testing microprocessor based protection relays, electrical equipment such as generators, transformers, motors, switchgears, UPS and DC systems.

  • Performs preventive maintenance including replacing defective electrical and pneumatic instrument parts, installing and repairing tubing, adjusting and calibrating instruments and repairing various electronic and pneumatic components associated with the maintenance of digital and analog control systems, including combustion, feedwater, steam temperature, fuel gas and similar system control instrumentation.

  • Work with commissioning team for system walkdown, preparing punch list, testing protection relays, inspecting generator, transformer, switchgears and motor, loop, logic and function check for electrical equipment and controls.

  • Troubleshooting and rectifying field instrumentation, controls and relay logics, breakers, Load commutated inverters, Generator circuit breaker controls, Variable frequency drives, Automatic voltage regulator and Protection relays issues.


  • Degreed candidates must have seven (7) years’ experience in progressively responsible assignments, demonstrating success in technical positions within power plant operations

  • Non-degreed candidates must have nine (9) years’ experience in progressively responsible assignments, demonstrating success in technical positions within power plant operations

  • Must pass all training CCGT classes with an acceptable score

  • Must have basic knowledge of electrical systems and protection, to include automatic voltage regulator theory and operation, Inverter operation, generator and transformer protective relays theory and operation.

  • Knowledge in process instrumentation, control systems tuning and stability analysis a plus.

  • Willing to learn CCGT plant operations and must qualify as a Plant Equipment Operator within reasonable time.


  • Successful experience participating in work team activities

  • Proficient personal computer skills to include CMMS, Excel, Word and Access

  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills

  • Results oriented, self-motivated, and able to work with limited direct supervision

  • Recent verifiable experience in an IC&E technician role

  • Working knowledge of industry work management best practices

  • Ability to quickly adapt to changing business needs

  • Effective organizational skills with commitment to deadlines

  • Willingness and ability to learn/teach

  • Ability to support a 24 x 7 operation

AES is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status. 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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