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Ormat Technologies, Inc. Process Engineer in Reno, Nevada

Process Engineer


Reno, NV, US, 89519

Company Description

Headquartered in Reno, Nevada, Ormat is a leading geothermal company and the only vertically integrated company solely engaged in geothermal and recovered energy generation (REG), with the objective of becoming a leading global provider of renewable energy.

Job Description

This position is responsible for Operations and Maintenance support in the areas of process, plant and equipment design, control, specification and operation. This position is responsible for guidance of process, plant and equipment risk and hazard assessments. This position is also responsible for process and equipment improvement regarding safety, operability, efficiency and profitability.

Essential Functions

  • Provide process design, equipment specifications, and control philosophies for new plant and improvement projects

  • Provide process design review and guidance on process and plant risk assessment and process safety management

  • Responsible for evaluating, finding causes, and providing solutions for equipment, procedural, and conditional inefficiencies

  • Develop cost effective solutions for equipment issues and operational longevity

  • Responsible for assessing and obtaining contractor bids for specific projects

  • Assist with planning and coordinating projects for equipment upgrades, modification and repairs

  • Participate in engineering and design review in development of new concepts for plant optimization

  • Assist in identifying and improving data tracking records required for optimization of equipment and chemical monitoring

  • Must be able to quickly and physically access and travel to all areas of the plants

  • Must be able to operate a vehicle in a safe manner, enter and exit vehicle without assistance, remain alert while driving for continuous periods of time and read and understand maps

  • Other Responsibilities

  • May act as Emergency Response Coordinator

  • Perform special projects and other tasks as assigned

Education, Experience, and Skills Required

  • A Bachelor’s of Science degree in plant engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering or related field

  • A minimum of five (5) years power plant or process plant design, specification, maintenance or related experience, including hands-on experience in operation and maintenance related to cooling towers, heat exchangers, turbine-generators, auxiliary equipment, control systems and environmental equipment

  • Experience conducting process risk assessments and process hazard analysis is preferred

  • A working knowledge of process, plant and equipment applicable codes and standards is required

  • Experience setting up process evaluation systems

  • Must have a high degree of initiative, ability to work with minimal or no supervision and a high level of confidentiality

  • Must have strong organizational and interpersonal skills

  • Must be able to respond calmly and think clearly in emergency situations

  • Must have the ability to read, write and speak English at a level that will permit the employee to understand and communicate information in a manner that will enable the employee to safely and efficiently perform the job duties

  • Must possess at any time a valid driver’s license with a driving record acceptable to ORMAT’s auto insurance carrier

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to work in plant operating areas including exposure to noise, vibrations, heat and cold

  • Must be able to wear any required protective equipment, as required by safety procedures and regulations

  • Must be able to climb ladders, work off of elevated platforms and walkways and work in confined spaces

  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 20 pounds in awkward positions

  • Job requires sitting and/or standing for long periods of time with moderate bending, stooping, and kneeling

  • The ability to work at a computer and computer monitor and use repetitive motion for long periods of time

Additional information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Nearest Major Market: Reno

Nearest Secondary Market: Tahoe

Ormat is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants for employment with Ormat will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, age, color, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, status with regard to public assistance, source of income, national origin, citizenship status, disability, or any protected status. Employment with ORMAT shall be based solely on the Company’s requirements and the individual’s qualifications.