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OMT - Operations & Maintenance Technician

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Berwick, PA, USA
Full Time
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Freedom Generating Station (FGS) is a $1 billion, 1,050 MW, 2x1x1 GE 7HA.02 combined cycle electric power generating Facility in Luzerne County, PA.

We are currently recruiting for an Operations & Maintenance Technician to join our Team. This position reports to the Operations Manager, works a rotating shift schedule including days, nights, weekends, and holidays; and is subject to scheduled and unscheduled overtime and after hours call outs as required.

The candidate for this position will be responsible for the proper operation and maintenance of FGS while assigned to a Rotating Shift Team in the Operations Department. These responsibilities include, but are not limited to the operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of Facility equipment and systems. This equipment includes combustion turbines, steam turbines, generators, and auxiliary equipment such as heat recovery steam generators (HRSG), air-cooled condensers, air compressors, motors, pumps, valves, fire suppression systems, and all other balance of plant equipment. Strictly adheres to all safety and environmental rules and regulations to protect employees and public safety.

Job Responsibilities

  • Implements strict adherence to all safety, environmental, NERC compliance, and Facility rules and regulations to protect employees, the public, and the Facility equipment
  • Performs Inspection of Watch (IOW), surveillance rounds, on each system
  • Operates and maintains the combined cycle electric power generating Facility equipment with minimal guidance
  • Continually checks all phases of the operation for difficulties or irregularities, troubleshooting as necessary
  • Inspects, adjusts, and controls all power production, auxiliary and Facility equipment to ensure safe and efficient operation.
  • Reads meters, gauges, or automatic devices to record data such as temperature of equipment, vibration of equipment, hours of operation, and fluid levels
  • Performs water chemistry analysis on HRSG, Auxiliary Boiler and Water Treatment
  • Adjusts water chemistry to maintain proper ranges by controlling chemical feed and/or blowdown rates
  • Works with OMTs and water treatment vendor to properly monitor overall chemistry program
  • Operates demineralized water system in accordance with OEM (original equipment manufacturer) specifications and plant procedures and monitors demineralized water to ensure quality is within acceptable limits
  • Maintains equipment by tightening fittings, replacing valve packing, gaskets, filters, valves, and gauges
  • Actively participates in the Facility’s preventive and corrective maintenance programs
  • Utilizes the Facility’s computerized maintenance management system (CMMS)
  • Identifies and resolves Continuous Emissions Monitoring System (CEMS) problems
  • Assists in calibrations and gas cylinder replacement and takes action to prevent environmental excursions
  • Perform general housekeeping and cleaning, including improvement of the appearance of all areas within the Facility and Control Room
  • Participates in capital improvement projects and/or major program responsibilities as assigned by management
  • Coordinates purchasing with appropriate personnel and vendors to achieve timely repair of equipment
  • Responsible for ordering chemicals through established vendors
  • Performs Lock Out-Tag Out of Plant Systems
  • Responsible for opening and closing circuit breakers as required for proper system operation and electrical isolation
  • Outage planning and scheduling involvement
  • Assists with development of O&M procedures, and the training of Facility personnel
  • Assists with performing Root Cause Analysis of failures
  • Operates heavy equipment such forklifts
  • Reads, understands, and complies with all regulatory procedures and Facility safety programs
  • Follows all plant environmental permits
  • Maintains journals, logbooks, shift turnovers, and various other reports
  • Works within the Team to develop a culture where everyone embraces, upholds, and accepts responsibility for a safe workplace, a healthy working life, a sustainable environment, and the right and duty to intervene

Required Skills / Knowledge

  • Demonstrated knowledge of all facets of power plant operations, including but not limited: to Heat Transfer, Fluid Flow, Electrical Theory, and Water Chemistry.
  • Demonstrated ability to make competent decisions in emergencies.
  • Capable of writing operating procedures, work requests, and written records.
  • Must have good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficient in the Microsoft Office suite of products, including Outlook, SharePoint, Teams, Word, and Excel.
  • Ability to read and interpret mechanical drawings, electrical one-lines, logic drawings, technical manuals, and P&IDs.
  • Will write routine reports, solve practical problems, and clearly communicate tasks and needs, and training of other personnel.
  • Intermediate level of knowledge of mechanical, instrumentation, and electrical equipment. Typically gained from On-the-Job-Training (OJT) or formal education.
  • Ability to identify and diagnose problems associated with mechanical, instrumentation and electrical equipment.
  • Adept at troubleshooting and diagnosing problems with mechanical and electrical equipment, with the ability to apply a resolution in a timely fashion.
  • Prior experience with computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS).
  • Mechanical and electrical aptitude, including the ability to perform preventive and corrective maintenance on Facility equipment, and to operate maintenance shop equipment.


  • Two (02) to Four (04) years related power plant or industry experience and/or training; or a combination of experience and/or education preferred.
  • Knowledge of advanced technology combustion turbines, steam turbines, single shaft arrangements and commissioning experience is preferred but not required.
  • Power Plant Control Room Operator experience is a plus.
  • Experience with General Electric (GE) MARK VIe DCS (Control System) is a plus.

Education Requirements

  • High School diploma or equivalent required.
  • Education in power generation, mechanical maintenance, electrical maintenance, or instrument and controls is a plus. (Usually associated with Associates Degree, Trade School, or Military Training).

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to do walking, reaching, climbing, and lifting (up to 50 pounds).
  • Ability to work at heights and in confined spaces.
  • Must be willing to work a 12-hour rotating shift and be available to work for call-ins and overtime as needed.

What We Offer

  • Comprehensive Medical, Dental, Vision & 401 K Plan
  • Paid Time Off & 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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