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Operations and maintenance Technician - Instrumentation and Controls

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Dover Plains, NY, USA
Full Time
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We are currently recruiting for an OMT-ICE position at our Cricket Valley Energy Plant in Dover Plains NY. Cricket Valley Energy is a state-of-the-art nominally rated 1100 MW facility that employs a 3 X 1 X 1 configuration with GE 7FA.05 Combustion Turbines, ALSTOM HRSG and Alstom Steam Turbines.

The position will be responsible for installing, troubleshooting, and repairing instrumentation, controls, computers, and electrical systems of the facility. This equipment includes, but is not limited to, the Combustion Turbine Generators, Steam Turbine Generator, HRSG, and auxiliary equipment. OMT-ICE’s must strictly adhere to all safety and environmental rules and regulations to protect employees and public safety. The position will report directly to the Maintenance Manager.

Job Responsibilities

  • Diagnoses and repairs the cause of instrument and control system malfunctions including transmitters, programmable logic controllers (PLCs), plant or distributive control systems, instrument loops, flow meters, pressure probes, temperature probes, level probes, repair electrical systems control malfunctions of equipment such as transformers, relays, switches, control, generator monitoring and control systems, medium and high voltage distribution systems and monitoring devices.
  • Installs new electrical equipment as required.
  • Properly uses electrical test equipment and other similar tools.
  • Performs (with assistance as needed) the maintenance of equipment by cleaning, adjusting, tightening, performing preventative or corrective maintenance and identifying equipment in need of corrective maintenance. Writes, submits and clears corrective work orders for approval.
  • Initiates purchase orders, coordinates with and directs outside contractors as required to ensure completion of position responsibilities.
  • Performs 480V and high voltage switchyard basis electrical systems maintenance (consistent with EEG electrical safety practices) and or supervise outside contractors in the performance of such work including the development of work scope and bid analysis.
  • Performs routine generator electrical system test and inspections to the extent qualified and or supervise an outside contractor as required.
  • Operates and maintains a combined cycle power generating facility equipment with minimal guidance or assistance.
  • Reads meters, gauges, or automatic devices to record data such as temperature of equipment, vibration of equipment, hours of operation, pressure, and fluid levels, water chemistry to verify operating conditions.
  • Keeps LOMT on shift fully informed of unusual conditions and current job progress as the job relates to facility operations
  • Uses facility operating procedures and equipment technical manuals to maintain and repair facility equipment and ensure equipment is operated within operating range.
  • Fully supports the use of a Computerized Maintenance Management System by displaying a proficiency in using the system and dedication to the facility maintenance philosophy. Performs CMMS data entry and work order close-out in a thorough and timely fashion.
  • Starts and stops equipment, opens and closes valves in the facility as directed by and in coordination with the LOMT on shift.
  • Visually inspects and maintains equipment by tightening fittings, replacing valve packing, gaskets, valves, and gauges. Cleaning, replacing, oiling and lubricating other component parts and equipment as required.
  • Opens and closes circuit breakers as required for proper system operation and electrical isolation.
  • Performs capital project and/or major program responsibilities as assigned by the FM.
  • Maintains the cleanliness of all areas of the plant.
  • Coordinates I&C work with contractors as necessary.
  • Updates drawings and prints as required.
  • Supports Maintenance Manager in planning and scheduling duties, especially as related to outages.
  • Performs annual instrument calibrations as part of the electrical and instrumentation team.

Required Skills / Knowledge

  • Instrumentation & Electrical school education preferred.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Must have an understanding of 40CFR Part 75 and Part 60 environmental regulations.
  • May be required to operate a fork lift and similar equipment.
  • Reads understands and complies with all regulatory and facility safety procedures


  • DCS experience is required
  • This position requires more than 10 years’ experience in power plants.
  • At least two (2) years’ experience in and industrial environment.
  • Five (5)+ years electrical and or instrumentation experience in an industrial environment with the ability to demonstrate journeyman level knowledge.
  • GE Mark VIe (MKVIe) turbine controls experience is preferred.
  • Experience with Maximo corrective maintenance management system.
  • Two (2) years of maintenance experience in an industrial environment and the ability to demonstrate a journeyman level knowledge in the Electrical and/or Instrumentation craft.
  • Experience Cisco DAHS systems preferred.
  • Experience with low, medium and high voltage switchgear and transformers is preferred.
  • Preferred CEMS maintenance/Trouble shooting experience.
  • DCS to I/O to field device troubleshooting experience is required.

Education Requirements

  • High School diploma or equivalent required. Associate degree or bachelor’s degree in industrial Electronics, Electronic Instrumentation, or equivalent engineering studies is preferred.
  • Instrumentation & Electrical school education preferred.

Physical Requirements

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, use hands and fingers dexterously to operate tools or controls, reach with hands and arms, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, and communicate orally. Vision abilities required, sitting for extended periods may be required. The employee must be able to transport up to 50 pounds.
  • Work overtime, or irregular hours as needed to support reliable operation of the facility.

What We Offer

  • Benefits Offered: -Medical, dental, and vision insurance -HSA and FSA available -Paid time off -Life insurance Comprehensive benefits package starting day 1 of employment- medical, dental, vision, matching 401k, and more! The salary range for this position is $100k - $105k based upon prior experiences and relevant skills.

EthosEnergy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, citizenship, marital status, sex/gender, sexual preference/ orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, national origin, or any other status protected by law or regulation.

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