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Omaha Public Power District Engineer III (Generation Predictive Maintenance - PdM) in Omaha, Nebraska

OPPD is looking to add an Engineer III to its Generation Asset Management team. The Engineer III is an experienced engineer that drives the safe and reliable operation the District's electrical generating assets. The individual is assigned accountability for specific engineering and asset management programs and provides timely technical analyses on plant equipment and systems, and operating and maintenance practices, in order to ensure economic and technically sound operations. Position is primarily based centrally at the corporate headquarters but may be called upon to serve on-site at any of the generating stations. Works closely with OPPD generation facility staff, other departments within OPPD, outside vendors, and/or contractors to acquire information, resolve problems and implement solutions.

Generation Asset Management is responsible for 3 general functions to support operation of OPPD's generation assets. This engineering role will primarily work in 1 of these functional areas but also support the other areas when needed. Those areas are as follows:

  • Engineering Programs (i.e. boiler reliability, welding, high energy piping, etc)

  • Long Term Asset Management (e.g. developing Asset Management Plans)

  • Predictive Maintenance (PdM) and Rotating Equipment Subject Matter Experts



  • Four (4) year Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree (ABET-accredited degree) OR Professional Engineer (PE) certificate

  • Four (4) years of equivalent engineering work experience. Special projects and committees including technical skills may be considered for experience durations. Master's degree may be considered for up to two years of experience.

  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the utility industry and power generation

  • Knowledgeable in the various regulations and codes, which apply to the specific engineering discipline.

  • Demonstrated effective written and oral communication skills with the ability to adapt the communication for a varying audiences

  • Vibration Category II Certification or within first year of employment (PdM Only)

  • A valid driver's license


  • Familiarity and experience with Ventyx (Asset Suite), Cognos, AutoDesk (CAD, Inventor, Vault), Bentley MicroStation, PeopleSoft

  • Minor, Masters, or certification in data analysis or analytic techniques.

  • Master's degree in Engineering or Business.

  • Engineer in Training (EIT/FE) or other relevant industry-level education / certification

  • Working knowledge of ISO 55000

  • Applicable qualifications or certificates from Institute of Asset Management or equivalent professional body

  • Supervisory, Leadership, or Management experience

  • Strong knowledge base in power plant programs

  • Strong knowledge base in Predictive Maintenance

  • Demonstrated capabilities of researching engineering and operational issues, evaluating alternatives, making sound recommendations, and presenting recommendations.

  • Advanced MS Office Professional Skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).

  • Electric utility power plant operation and maintenance exposure.

  • Understanding of codes and regulations applicable to power generation facilities

  • Electrical - experience with medium voltage equipment and large generators

  • Mechanical ¿ experience with boilers and turbines

  • Category IV vibration analyst certification (PdM specific)

  • Experience balancing rotating equipment (PdM specific)

  • Certification or training in any of the following: Lubrication Analysis, Motor Offline/Online Motor Testing, Infrared Thermography. (PdM specific)

  • Familiarity and experience with field vibration diagnostic equipment and software such as provided by Bently Nevada or SKF. (PdM specific)

    Closing Statement

Salary Grade: S5

Minimum: $94,112

Midpoint: $117,640

At Omaha Public Power District , we're passionate about three things: power, the people who make it, and the people who rely on it.

WE ARE: Where the Light Starts. OPPD is the 12th-largest public power utility in the U.S., serving over 850,000 people across 5,000 square miles and 13 counties.

WE'RE COMMITTED TO: Each other and the people we serve. This commitment drives us. We're dedicated to providing our communities with affordable, reliable, and environmentally sensitive energy services today, tomorrow, and well into the future.

OUR JOB: To provide power with a purpose. We have real impact - on people's lives, on the environment, and on the future of energy. We're always looking for bright, capable people who want an opportunity to lead from where you are-wherever you are- and know that your ideas will be heard. If you want to be a source of real, positive change for the community and the people who live in this region, then working for a company acknowledged for caring about these same things is likely a priority for you as well.

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EOE: Protected Veterans/Disability

How To Apply

Apply online at on or before April 17, 2024.

Recruiter: Laura Fritson - #LI-LF