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Vectrus Power Production Technician in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Overview

The Power Production Technician is responsible for skilled work assisting in the proper and effective operation of a power production plant on an assigned shift. This position subject to CBA.

Responsibilities

This position description is subject to change at any time as needed to meet the requirements of the program or company.

Major Job Activities:

  • Assures the proper effective operation of the power production plant on an assigned shift.

  • Takes and records readings on instruments and gauges; uses computerized system to monitor and record readings at plant and substations; monitors and records readings on generators; makes adjustments to maintain proper voltage, vars, power factor, load, and frequency.

  • Participates in the construction, repair, replacement, and maintenance of generating units.

  • Replaces and repairs damaged valves, pumps, and breakers; checks status of substations.

  • Makes periodic rounds of assigned areas of power plant observing conditions; notes abnormal conditions and takes corrective action.

  • Assists in the startup and shutdown of operating units, and synchronization of units in accordance with load demand.

  • Receives and logs reports of trouble; coordinates with other base operations; resolves/refers Government inquiries and complaints; handles outages or equipment failure and serves as relief operator as needed.

  • Cleans and maintains work area;

  • Performs related duties as needed or assigned. Has authority to take corrective actions to maintain interconnection reliability.

    Material & Equipment Directly Used:

    Operates equipment and uses hand and power tools, as well as electrical testing/measurement equipment. Uses instruments such as amp meters, volt meters, frequency meters, synchroscopes, automatic temperature and pressure recorders, and engine oil, fuel, and coolant gauges. Uses testing various equipment, such as ohmmeters, voltmeters, and oscilloscopes, to check the circuits for proper connections, ensuring electrical compatibility and safety of components. Reads blueprints which indicate the locations of circuits, outlets, load centers, panel boards, and other equipment.

    Working Environment:

    Work often involves physical labor and personal danger working around live, high voltage electrical equipment. Duties involve work in both indoors and outdoors with exposure to all climatic conditions including frequent dust storms, and high and low temperatures. Potential exposure to chemical or biological agents could exist. Employee use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in certain areas is required. Such PPE includes but is not limited to head, foot, hand, torso, respiratory, vision and hearing protective devices. Must comply with OSHA, EPA, Fire Regulations and published Company work rules.

    Physical Activities:

  • Participates in pulling fire which involves reaching, lifting, pulling and standing for long periods in a high heat and humidity area; lifts equipment weighing up to 50 pounds.

  • Lifts/pulls/operates valves, pumps, and breakers which may weigh up to 50 pounds.

  • Work may require heavy lifting, climbing, prolonged standing, prolonged sitting and working with or in areas where a potential could exist for exposure to physical, chemical, or biological agents. Employee use of personal protective equipment (PPE) is required for some situations. PPE includes, but is not limited to head, foot, torso, respiratory, vision, and hearing protective devices. Must comply with all Fire and Safety Regulations and post policies.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications :

Education / Certifications:

  • U.S. citizenship is required.

  • Active Secret Clearance.

    Experience:

  • At least two (2) years’ experience.

    Skills:

  • Considerable working knowledge of the methods, tools, materials, and equipment used with electrical generation and transmission work.

  • Knowledge of principles/concepts of power generation and transmission, with basic troubleshooting skills in both generators and electrical principles.

  • Considerable working knowledge of the occupational hazards and safe work practices connected with high voltage electrical work and high pressure steam.

  • Ability to twist 45ø, lean back 45ø, bend forward, lift and reach overhead to effect

  • installations/repairs from confined areas and between and around stationary equipment.

  • Ability to climb ladders, steel structures; to bend to read meters and gauges for interpretation of findings, operate plant valves, pull fire; and to work precisely under extreme weather conditions.

  • Ability to use and maintain bench and hand tools, and equipment associated with power production. Ability to wear a respirator and/or self contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) as outlined in the Industrial Standard for Respirator Use.

  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.

  • Ability to work cooperatively with others, to establish and maintain effectively working relationships with other employees, contractors, and the military.

  • Ability to routinely carry tools, wear gloves/protective equipment, and to bear the weight of repair parts and components, pumps, breakers, fans, etc. (up to 100 lbs.) in emergency situations while on ground or floor.

    We are committed to an inclusive and diverse workplace that values and supports the contributions of each individual. This commitment along with our common Vision and Values of Integrity, Respect, and Responsibility, allows us to leverage differences, encourage innovation and expand our success in the global marketplace. Vectrus is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status or status as an individual with a disability. EOE/Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran.

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