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TECO Energy EHS Technician in Tampa, Florida

EHS Technician

Date:Apr 28, 2021

Location: Tampa, Florida, US, 33619

Company: TECO

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Be the light to help us keep our customers connected. If you are interested in a career and not just a position, Tampa Electric is the place to be! Tampa Electric offers competitive pay, a comprehensive benefits package and opportunities for growth and development in a friendly and professional work environment. We embrace diversity and the inclusion of all. We believe our differences, unique perspectives and talents are our strengths and integral to the success of our company.

We’re honored to serve approximately 780,000 customers across West Central Florida and safely provide them with clean, affordable and reliable electricity. We’ve been doing it for more than 100 years, and there’s so much more ahead.

Join our team of energy experts as we build on that legacy through innovation, continued solar investments, cost-effective and sustainable energy solutions all while keeping top-notch customer service at the center of all we do.

Tampa Electric is a subsidiary of Emera Inc., a family of energy companies which also includes TECO Peoples Gas and New Mexico Gas Company. Emera provides energy to residential and commercial customers in the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean, with career opportunities available in all of these locations.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Job hours can sometimes exceed a 10-hour day normally on weekdays, with occasional night work and travel up to 300 miles. Working environment includes being outdoors in a power plant with heat, humidity, wet and/or cold conditions 40% of the test workday. Work site may be at extreme heights and a high level of noise.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS/ REQUIREMENTS

  • Lifting and carrying equipment up to 50 pounds, and walking, bending, and climbing 10% of the test workday. At the start of the test workday, sometimes hoisting equipment greater than 50 pounds, but not to exceed 80 pounds during set-up.

  • Lifting and carrying equipment up to 30 pounds 30% of the test workday on metal grating platforms

  • Loading 40-pound gas cylinders into trucks or trailers 10% of the work week

  • Driving or riding a truck up to an hour to a job site, and/or towing a trailer up to 50 miles 20% of the work week

  • Climbing ladders up 50 feet without a resting point using safety belts/fall protection 10% of the work week

  • Must pass a pulmonary fitness test and respirator fit test annually and wear personal protective equipment

    POSITION CONCEPT :

    Performs environmental air testing functions required by EPA, state, and local regulatory agencies for compliance with Title-V permits and environmental regulations. Applies technical knowledge to perform instrument calibrations, operation, maintenance, troubleshooting, problem solving, and repairs under limited supervision. Performs sampling, data gathering and handling in power plant emissions source testing, CEM auditing, and ambient air quality emissions testing. This position requires an awareness of safe work practices and working safely with hazardous materials and situations.

    Works under limited supervision on moderately complex technical assignments. May lead or assist in technical computations, preparation of data or other related work. Has moderate decision-making responsibility requiring discretion and independent judgment.

    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES :

  • Performs stack testing for environmental compliance, and other monitoring functions, accurately, safely, and effectively

  • Prepares supplies and equipment for testing and leads or assists with the set-up for testing at power plant test locations or sites

  • Performs basic calculations and computer data entry, while conducting instrument calibrations, maintenance, and repairs on test equipment and instrumentation

  • Performs sample recovery, analysis, and data process from testing performed to meet EPA method criteria

  • Orders necessary supplies and parts to maintain adequate inventory of spare parts for sample system readiness

  • Prepares and maintains test trailer (mobile lab) equipment and sets-up test trailers prior to compliance tests and CEM audits

  • Retrieves data averages from power plant CEM databases for compliance tests and CEM audits that is accurately synchronized to compare to actual testing times on power plant stacks

    EDUCATION, (LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS) :

    Required: High school diploma or equivalent

    Preferred: Associates degree or bachelors degree in science or engineering technology from an accredited university

    Licenses/Certifications

    Required: Must have a valid driver’s license and pass a stack tester certification test (QSTI Exam after 2 years of experience)

    Preferred: Standard driving permit with trailer towing experience

    EXPERIENCE :

    Required : Minimum of five (5) years of work experience related to the Duties & Responsibilities of this position is required. Related experience consists of environmental sampling, instrumental operation, and equipment calibrations.

    Preferred : Minimum of eight (8) years of direct work experience performing the Duties & Responsibilities of this position is preferred including experience in environmental testing activities.

    KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES :

    Required : Knowledge of chemical analysis, with skills to perform computer applications, and ability to work with a team

    Preferred : Knowledge of chemistry, with a high level of spreadsheet skills, and ability to lead a team

    COMPETENCIES :

  • Builds Strong, Collaborative Relationships

  • Cultivates Innovation and Embraces Change

  • Drives Operational Excellence for Customers

  • Speaks Up on Safety, Health, and the Environment

  • Thinks Strategically & Exercises Sound Judgment

    TECO offers a competitive Benefits package!!

    Competitive Salary 401k Savings plan w/ company matching * Pension plan * Paid time off Paid Holiday time * Medical, Prescription Drug, & Dental Coverage *Tuition Assistance Program * Employee Assistance Program * Wellness Programs * On-site Fitness Centers * Bonus Plan and more!

    STORM DUTY REQUIREMENTS....Please make sure to read below!!! Responding to storms will be considered a condition of employment.

    TECO Energy and its companies serve a role in providing critical services to our community during an emergency. Team members are required to participate in the response/recovery activities related to emergencies/disasters to maintain service to our TECO Energy customers. Team members are required to work in their normal job duties or other assigned activities. Proper compensation will be made in accordance with the company's rules and procedures.

    TECO Energy is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    TECO Energy is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by law, except where physical or mental abilities are a bona fide occupational requirement and the individual is unable to perform the essential functions of the position with reasonable accommodations.

    In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities for all individuals, employment decisions at TECO Energy will be based on skills, knowledge, qualifications and abilities.

    Pay Transparency Non-Discrimination Statement

    The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

    ADA policy

    It is the policy of TECO Energy to provide reasonable accommodation for all qualified disabled individuals who are employees and applicants for employment, unless it would cause undue hardship. The corporation will adhere to applicable federal and state laws, regulations and guidelines, including, but not limited to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and section 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1970s.

    Application accommodations

    Applicants may request reasonable accommodation in the application process five business days prior to the time accommodation is needed.

    Pre-employment physical exams may be required for positions with bona fide job-related physical requirements regardless of disability.

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