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Black Hills Energy O&M Technician IPP in Pueblo, Colorado

O&M Technician IPP

Location: Pueblo, CO, United States

Job ID: 35173

Date Posted: Mar 26, 2024

Salary: $33.87 to $50.91 Hourly

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Job Description

Job Specifications

Safely perform plant operations, testing, maintenance and administrative functions for a power plant consisting of four GE LM6000 gas turbine generators, four heat recovery steam generators, two steam turbine generators, one simple cycle LM6000, two simple cycle LMS100 gas turbine generators and balance of plant support equipment.

PAY RANGE: $33.87 - $50.91 per hour (Determined by the knowledge, skills and abilities of the applicant.)


LOCATION: Pueblo, Colorado


  • Comprehensive understanding of combined cycle power plant operations to include start-up, shutdown and emergency operational actions.

  • Perform both routine and non-routine preventive and corrective maintenance of plant equipment.

  • Operate a forklift.

  • Assist in the training of new operators.

  • Continuously increase own knowledge by personal independent study utilizing available resources and technical manuals.

  • Direct and implement all safety and emergency procedures as required. .

  • Perform chemical analysis on plant water systems which include boiler water, demineralized water, condensate water, feedwater, cooling water, and raw water.

  • Perform proper turnover discussing current plant status, potential problem areas and status of current clearances and maintenance activities.


  • Perform general housekeeping duties.

  • Maintain plant logs on equipment operation.

  • Provide information for various plant reports.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent.

  • Minimum (4) four years working in a combined cycle or gas turbine power plant environment or equivalent technical training in operations and routine maintenance of power plants or relatable industrial experience.


  • Detailed knowledge of operating a power plant, power plant systems and their interrelationships.

  • Thorough knowledge and/or background for operating and maintaining mechanical and/or electrical systems.

  • Thorough knowledge of computer based preventive maintenance programs.

  • Thorough knowledge of plant hazards and safety equipment.

  • Computer literate in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel and various other programs.

  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.

  • Understand the principles of chemistry and their relationship to power plant operations.

  • Ability to understand engineering design drawings, vendor equipment drawings and technical information.

  • Ability to use mechanical tools and hand tools and to occasionally perform heavy lifting.

  • Ability to be certified in the use of respirators.

This description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, duties, and requirements for employees in this position. Job descriptions may and do change periodically. Where positions are covered by a collective bargaining unit agreement, the terms and conditions of the agreement will apply.

About our Company:We are a customer, growth and safety focused utility company that is dedicated to our communities. We improve life with energy as an energy partner of choice. Our diverse culture fuels unique perspectives, opening doors to new insights and possibilities. Based in Rapid City, South Dakota, we have over 3000 employees and serve 1.3 million natural gas and electric utility customers across eight states (South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, and Arkansas).

Enjoy our Comprehensive Benefits Package! Annual discretionary bonuses, 401(k) (6% company match and up to 9% company retirement contribution), tuition reimbursement, generous paid time off benefits, including paid holidays and parental leave, company paid life insurance and disability benefits (short and long term), an employee assistance program and well-being benefits, and competitive medical, dental and vision insurance.

Candidates must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check.

Black Hills Energy does not sponsor applicants for work visas. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the US.

We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or status as a protected veteran. If you require reasonable accommodation, please visit for more information.

Wage: 33.87 to 50.91

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