Incorporated in 1948, Old Dominion Electric Cooperative (ODEC) provides reliable, cost-effective, environmentally balanced, wholesale electric services to our 11-member distribution cooperatives in Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware. Our core business is generating, purchasing, and delivering electricity to our members. ODEC is a not-for-profit generation and transmission cooperative that operates for the benefit of our members, who are our owners. Our home office is located in Glen Allen, Virginia.
The Operation and Maintenance (O & M) Technician II ensures the safe, efficient, and proper operation and maintenance of ODEC’s combined cycle power generation facility in Conowingo, MD. General duties include startup, shutdown and normal operations of all plant systems including the main combustion turbines, steam turbine, heat recovery steam generators, and auxiliary systems. This position performs routine shift rounds and includes monitoring and troubleshooting of all plant equipment external to the control room. Also performs water chemistry testing in support of the water chemistry program and in concert with industry best practices. This position strictly adheres to all safety and environmental rules and regulations to protect employees and public safety. This position requires working varying hours in a team environment while performing various support functions.
Essential responsibilities include:
Support startup, shutdown, and normal operations of CT generators, steam turbine, heat recovery steam generators (HRSGs), and auxiliary equipment, in compliance with ODEC’s operating policies and procedures
Perform plant rounds, inspections, and meter and gauge readings
Troubleshoot and monitor auxiliary equipment and control systems
Performs preventative and corrective maintenance activities on equipment to ensure the ongoing reliability of the plant”
Monitor water chemistry to include performing water chemistry analysis, ensuring water chemistry is within proper ranges and quality specifications are maintained
Effectively interact with other members of the team and outside vendors and maintains open and effective communication with managers, co-workers, and vendors
Effectively contribute to the general housekeeping and continuous improvement of the facility in addition to maintaining cleanliness of all areas, equipment, and tools
The O & M Technician II will typically work 12-hour shifts (6:00 AM – 6:00 PM or 6:00 PM to 6:00 AM), however will need to be able to work overtime, irregular hours, and on short notice an adjusted work schedule, based on plant requirements.
Minimum Qualifications: Qualified candidate will have a minimum 4 years’ experience in power plant operations or equivalent military or industrial facility experience
Critical Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Ability to work independently and collaboratively as a team member
Ability to make safe, well-thought out critical decisions
Ability to effectively problem solve
Ability to safely operate equipment
Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Combined Cycle experience preferred
Beginner level proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook
Education Required: High school diploma or equivalent
Licenses Required: Valid driver’s license. Ability to obtain a Maryland Stationary Engineer’s License within one year of employment
Working Conditions and Physical Demands:
Work outdoors for long periods of time while exposed to various temperatures and weather conditions
Walk on uneven surfaces and stack platforms and climb stack ladders hundreds of feet high
Work around hazardous chemicals utilizing proper personal protective equipment (PPE)
Distinguish colors and accurately read and interpret instruments and gauges
Ability to pass a respirator physical and respirator fit test
Hear and understand audible alarms and detect changes in noise levels of rotating equipment and portable radio communication
Occasionally work in confined spaces
Occasionally lift and or move objects up to 50 pounds
Occasional travel via automobile or commercial airline
We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. Please apply via this link www.ODEC.com/careers for consideration.
ODEC provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.
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About Old Dominion Electric Cooperative
Incorporated in 1948, Old Dominion Electric Cooperative (ODEC) provides reliable, cost-effective, environmentally balanced, wholesale electric services to our 11 member distribution cooperatives in Virginia, Maryland and Delaware. Our core business is generating, purchasing and delivering electricity to our members. ODEC is a not-for-profit generation and transmission cooperative that operates for the benefit of our members, who are our owners.
Our corporate headquarters is located in Glen Allen, Virginia.