*This position could be located at our Headquarters in Anadarko, our satellite office in Moore, Hugo Power Plant, or Mooreland Power Plant.
Applications will be accepted through January 15, 2021 - Apply on-line at www.wfec.com
*At the option of the hiring official, a candidate will be placed in one of the following Generation Engineer levels based on education, experience, knowledge, skills, and behaviors required.
SUMMARY: Under general supervision of the Manager, Engineering & Technical Services, the Generation Engineer assists with the technical evaluation, project management, and execution of projects relating to new construction, increased efficiency, increased capacity, or other projects relating to the improvements in overall performance of WFEC's power plants. The incumbent may be asked to maintain or obtain preferred additional knowledge for various major power plant components, such as turbine/rotating equipment, boilers, electrical and/or controls.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Include the following; other duties may be assigned. Supports company safety programs and initiatives. Manages multiple projects and associated budgets, schedules, and resources to ensure projects get completed timely and on budget. Prepares engineering analysis for projects. Evaluate, recommend and implement modifications to maintain general health of plant equipment as requested and approved. Lead and participate in plant issues involving or related to equipment and related systems to ensure corrective actions, repairs or modifications are appropriate and timely in their execution. May serve as a Technical Subject Matter Expert. Develop and review the Preventative Maintenance activities of equipment and systems to ensure all Preventative Maintenance is correctly aligned to maintain plant reliability. Assists in planning tests, checkouts, and start-ups of equipment and facilities. Reviews plant inspection reports of equipment to identify potential or existing problems. Assures that all design specifications conform to the latest national and local codes, rules, and regulations. Collaborates with staff and management of other departments in the implementation of the overall objective of safe, efficient power system operation. Work with and train maintenance and plant operations personnel in the most reliable, safe, and efficient methods of equipment and system maintenance and troubleshooting. Interfaces with Senior Management and the Board of Trustees. Uses and supports Rural Utilities Service procedures related to work orders, construction work plans, long range planning, board presentations and supports the budgeting process. Attends meetings and conferences and researches, as necessary, to keep informed of technical development in the generation industry. Applies knowledge gained in the evaluation of WFEC power plant modifications and improvements. Constructs, maintains, and documents the elements necessary to support end user requirements. Periodic overnight travel, occasionally on short notice.
COMPETENCIES: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
Analysis/Design: Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data; Uses experience to complement data; Designs work flows and procedures; Generates creative solutions; Translates concepts and information into images; Uses feedback to modify designs; Applies design principles; Demonstrates attention to detail.
Problem Solving: Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
Professional Knowledge: Generates creative solutions; Translates concepts and information into applications; Uses feedback to modify recommendations; Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.
Oral and Written Communication: Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings; Writes clearly and informatively; Varies writing style to meet needs; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.
Teamwork: Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed.
Planning/Organizing: Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Sets goals and objectives; Develops realistic action plans.
Project Management: Develops project plans; Coordinates projects effectively; Communicates changes and progress; Completes projects on time and budget; Manages project team activities.
Adaptability: Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change; delays, or unexpected outcomes.
Customer Service: Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; Responds promptly to customer needs; Solicits customer feedback to improve service; Responds to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments to customers.
Cost Consciousness: Works within approved budget; Develops and implements cost saving measures; Conserves organizational resources.