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Plant IC&E Technician

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Lebanon, PA, USA
Full Time
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Ironwood Generating Station is a 720MW (net), 2x1 Siemens Energy 501G Combined Cycle facility in Lebanon County, PA. Reporting to the Maintenance Manager, the Instrumentation, Controls & Electrical Technician will be responsible for installation, troubleshooting and repair of plant instrumentation, controls, computers, and electrical systems. This equipment includes but is not limited to the Combustion and Steam Turbine Generators, auxiliary equipment and Balance of Plant. Strictly adheres to all safety and environmental rules and regulations to protect employees and public safety.

Job Responsibilities

  • Ensure work is completed in a safe, timely manner and minimize downtime and maximize availability
  • Awareness of all tools and technology in the marketplace
  • Promote a safe, productive team environment
  • Install, troubleshoot, repair and perform preventive maintenance on electrical equipment, instrumentation and analytical equipment
  • Inspect instrumentation and perform calibrations
  • Locate defective components using test equipment such as pressure gauges, manometers, potentiometers, signal generators, pulse counters, oscilloscopes, HART communicators, ammeters, voltmeters etc.
  • Install power supply and signal wiring/cables, cable tray and conduit for newly installed machines, electrical equipment, instrumentation, distributive control systems, signal interface cabinets and telephone systems
  • Install, troubleshoot and maintain DCS and PLC logic systems
  • Develop and modify PLC code utilizing PC based configuration software
  • Perform 480V motor control center, switchgear and high voltage switchyard basic electrical systems maintenance (consistent with EthosEnergy and Industry electrical safety practices) & at times, supervise outside contractors in performance of work including the development of work scope and bid analysis
  • Perform routine generator electrical system test and inspections to the extent qualified and or perform QA/QC on outside contractor work activities
  • Fully support the use of a Computerized Maintenance Management System
  • Perform CMMS data entry and work order close-out
  • Open and close circuit breakers as required for proper system operation and electrical isolation
  • Perform capital project and/or major program responsibilities as assigned by plant management
  • Maintain the cleanliness of all areas of the plant
  • Support Maintenance Manager in planning and scheduling duties, especially as related to outages
  • May be required to operate a fork-lift and similar plant equipment

Required Skills / Knowledge

  • Possess excellent diagnostic and repair skills for addressing complex problems in electrical generation and distribution systems
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills required
  • Must have strong computer skills to interact with the computerized maintenance management system and other MS Office programs
  • Knowledgeable in mechanical relay and ladder logic, and programming of simple ladder logic programs
  • Strong skills in troubleshooting and correcting DCS to I/O to field device issues
  • Must have experience working with and troubleshooting different types of automatic valves and actuators
  • Able to perform preventative and corrective maintenance on medium voltage electrical equipment such as switchgear, breakers, etc.
  • Strong Troubleshooting skills in 120 volt AC controls, 480 V, 2400 V, 13.8KV switchgear
  • Working knowledge of inspection, maintenance and troubleshooting of distribution and power transformers
  • Must have experience working with high voltage electrical tools such as: megger, hi-pot, high voltage probes, non-contact testers, etc.
  • Must have knowledge and experience required to install grounding equipment on transformers and other high voltage electrical equipment.
  • Experience with CEMS and DAHS systems operation and maintenance/trouble shooting.
  • Must have experience and understanding of NEC, NFPA 70E, NERC, 40CFR Part 60 and Part 75 environmental regulations


  • Minimum of 3 years working experience in process instrumentation and electrical trades, preferably in power plant environments
  • Must have experience working with distributed control systems including strong trouble shooting skills and abilities - Siemens Energy T3000 a plus
  • Must be familiar with NETA, NFPA, ASTM, IEEE, standards as they pertain to prudent utility practice
  • Must be familiar with NFPA Arc Flash requirements for high voltage equipment

Education Requirements

  • High School diploma or equivalent required
  • 2-year technical training program (i.e., trade school or company sponsored training) OR 3+ years of equivalent experience in the IC&E field

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to:
  • Work and perform duties in all types of weather conditions
  • Ability to work overtime when requested to support business needs
  • Safely lift a minimum of 50 lbs.
  • Operate various types of mobile equipment including, but not limited to, forklift and man lift
  • Work at elevated heights and in confined spaces
  • Safely climb fixed and portable ladders of various sizes

What We Offer

  • Comprehensive Medical, Dental, Vision & 401 K Plan
  • Paid Parental Leave, Paid Time Off & Paid Holidays
  • Extra money in your paycheck - Employee Referral Bonus
  • Personal Development & Career Succession Planning
  • Company sponsored Perks & Discount programs

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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