To perform all duties necessary to maintain and repair landfill gas engine/generator, plant related equipment, facility and grounds. Interface with the public, member systems, and required business contacts and maintaining good working relations with each while representing EKPC. Provide backup to other landfill gas to electric plants as needed.
Monitors, operates, and controls landfill gas engine/gensets and auxiliary equipment and takes appropriate action to maintain normal equipment and system operation.
Maintains and performs required maintenance of landfill gas engines/generator sets, switchgear, motor control centers, fuel skid and other related equipment.
Performs major repairs and overhaul of equipment and provides like support by participating in similar activities at other Landfill Generating Energy (LFGTE) projects, as required.
Collects, reports, and maintains data related to Title V Air Permit.
Installs, calibrates and tests various instruments such as microprocessors, gas chromatograph, pressure, temperature, flow and level transmitters, air monitoring equipment, data recorders and various alarm systems.
Ensures compliance with lockout/tag out and all other safety procedures.
Responds to Plant fault alarms, shutdowns, trips, and outages on a 24/7 basis to restore facility and equipment back to normal operations.
Responsible for managing the Plant budget, staying within budget limits and ordering maintenance materials and supplies.
Conducts Plant tours while representing the interest of the landfill, Member Systems and EKPC.
Performs other duties as required or assigned.
High School diploma or equivalent. Additional specialized technical courses or training in plant equipment, maintenance, and operational related fields preferred.
Four (4) years of related experience. Experience in the maintenance, repair, and overhaul of gas or diesel engines preferred. Previous experience in industrial maintenance program desirable.
Skills and Abilities:
Must be able to read and understand schematic diagrams, blueprints, technical drawings and equipment manuals.
Must be able to interface with public, government officials, landfill staff, member systems and vendors in a professional and positive manner.
Microcomputer skills (Windows, Excel and Word) preferred.
Working knowledge of test equipment such as voltage, amp, ohm meter, manometers and torque wrenches.
Experience or able to demonstrate the ability to work without close supervision.
Technical/Professional Knowledge and Skills
Contributing to Team Success
Planning and Organizing
Conditions of Employment
Working in an electric generating facility with conditions including extreme temperatures, dust, and noise levels which may require hearing protection devices. May include additional conditions depending upon the nature of the position. Occasional lifting up to 100 lbs.
On-call position requiring a telephone and valid driver’s license. Must reside within one (1) hour of assigned Plant facility.
Must follow procedures for wearing a respirator, hearing protection, and other personal protective equipment.
Non-scheduled overtime is a normal part of the job.
Located in the heart of the Bluegrass state, East Kentucky Power Cooperative is a not-for-profit generation and transmission (G&T) electric utility with headquarters in Winchester, KY which is just a short distance from Lexington. Our cooperative has a vital mission: to safely generate and deliver reliable, affordable and sustainable energy to our 16 owner-member cooperatives serving more than 1 million Kentuckians across 87 counties. We’re leaders in environmental stewardship and we’re committed to provide power to improve the lives of people in Kentucky.
As passionate as we are about providing smart energy solutions, we are equally excited about people. We strive to cultivate connected workplaces where great ideas are born and rewarding careers are built.
EKPC offers a wage and benefits package that ranks among the best in the state. There is no waiting period on our medical, dental and vision insurance plans so you are covered on day one, and the dental plan is free for employees. Our generous 401(k) retirement plan allows employees to start contributing to their plan after a month of service, and after 3 months of service, EKPC will automatically contribute 6% of b...ase wages AND match employee contributions up to 4%. Our competitive vacation and sick leave package starts day one to allow for flexibly and a healthy work-life balance. For more information on our plentiful benefits package visit our website at https://www.ekpc.coop/work-ekpc
EKPC is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer: Women/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled