Responsible for overseeing the corporate chemistry program. Develops, monitors and optimizes programs to preserve and maximize equipment life by minimizing corrosion; maximize unit performance by minimizing scale and biofouling; and handle chemicals in a safe and effective manner. Provides chemical engineering and chemistry support for procuring process chemicals and chemical program related services; overseeing the Flow Accelerated Corrosion (FAC) Control and Monitoring Program; evaluating existing and emerging technologies to meet National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) discharge limits, water conservation needs or minimize water process costs; and updating laboratory Chemical Hygiene Plans and procedures. Interfaces with operations, maintenance, supply management, engineering and environmental personnel at all Tri-State generation facilities and Tri-State corporate office.
REQUIRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS
Education and Training:
Bachelor of Science in Engineering or Science.
Knowledge, Skills, and Ability:
Extensive knowledge of power utility chemistry programs with emphasis on high pressure boiler cycles, combined cycle power systems and zero liquid discharge systems.
Working knowledge of laboratory Chemical Hygiene Plans, a safe work record and a commitment to a safe working environment.
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.
Ability to maintain effective working relationships through effective interpersonal skills.
Ability to communicate effectively, both written and verbal.
Ten (10) years of progressive experience in power plant chemistry programs
Willingness to travel up to 20 percent of the time on an annual basis. (Must possess a valid driver’s license.)
DESIRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS
Coal-fired power plant experience preferred.
Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering or Chemistry preferred
Knowledge of other related software and information management systems is desired.
PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS: The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Physical demands: While performing the duties of this position, the incumbent is required to occasionally sit and stand, when visiting power plant facilities may walk for the majority of the time, stoop, bend, reach above and below shoulder level and push/pull objects of varying weights, and lift up to 50 pounds. Incumbent is frequently required to use hands and fingers to handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls, talk and hear.
Mental demands: While performing the duties of this job, the incumbent is required to read, write, perform basic math, analyze data and reports, exercise judgment, develop plans, procedures and goals, and present information to others and work under pressure.
Work Environment: While performing the duties of this position, the incumbent mostly works in an office setting at a desk, operating office equipment. When visiting power plant facilities the incumbent may be exposed to dirt/dust, fumes, chemicals, electrical risks, confined areas and noise common to fossil fuel power plants.
Internal Number: IRC32256
About Tri-State G&T Assn., Inc.
Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association is a wholesale electric power supplier owned by the 43 electric cooperatives that it serves. Tri-State generates and transmits electricity to its member systems throughout a 200,000 square-mile service territory across Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico and Wyoming.
Serving approximately 1.5 million consumers, Tri-State was founded in 1952 by its member systems to provide a reliable, cost-based supply of electricity. Headquartered in Westminster, Colo., about 1,500 people are employed by Tri-State throughout its four-state service area.
Tri-State's power is generated through a combination of owned baseload and peaking power plants that use coal and natural gas as their primary fuels, supplemented by purchased power, federal hydroelectricity allocations and renewable resource technologies. Tri-State delivers power to its members through a transmission system that includes substation facilities, telecommunications sites and over 5000 miles of high voltage transmission lines.