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The Foreperson - Instrument is responsible for the daily activities associated with the Plant Maintenance Department instrument group.
The Impact You'll Make In This Role:
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: This list is developed to demonstrate the level of duties normally performed by this classification and to develop a related wage rate. The list is not an all encompassing list of duties.
Instruct, model and coach personnel on Dairyland’s technical and safety requirements and assist in implementing a safety program within the department that complies with all established safe work practices.
Trouble shoot, repair, and maintain: Station HVAC and control; Tune station and auxiliary combustion control systems; Makeup, wastewater, feed water, and condensate system controls; Repair/calibrate all transducers measuring pressure, temperature flow, and level; Repair/calibrate turbine/generator controls and supervisory systems; Repair/calibrate electric and pneumatic controls, operators and positioners; Air pollution emission monitoring equipment and complete all required reports and maintain all required files; Plant data acquisition system.
Install cable and conduit on a limited basis.
Safely work on equipment with steam pressures of 6000 PSI and 1000?F.
Assist in writing and updating department job and operating procedures. Ensure all department personnel are qualified to perform these functions.
Provide feedback to the department manager on department activities, training requirements, employee problems and other issues of concern.
Address employee work related problems and concerns utilizing leadership skills.
Assist in the preparation of the department budget and annual work plan. Ensure all involved Dairyland departments are kept informed on issues of their concerns.
Comply with all state and federal reporting and permit requirements.
Support and enhance, where possible, the plant preventative/predictive maintenance effort with ideas and suggestions for improved maintenance practice or operating procedure.
Recommend improvements or modifications that will enhance plant efficiency, reliability or safety.
Ensure all department maintenance manuals, operating manuals, equipment files, diagrams and blueprints are maintained and updated.
Safely work on energized equipment when necessary.
Responsible for protecting the Cooperative’s property.
Schedule all daily and weekly department activities interacting where necessary with other departments on issues such as safety, equipment lockout/tagout, planning, etc.
Ensure a work order is initiated for all work performed and that all work orders are properly completed when the job is finished.
Utilize maintenance management techniques to enhance department performance and work toward continuous quality improvement.
Perform all other duties historically performed by this classification and all other duties assigned.
Your Experience and Expertise:
Education & Experience: Instrument Technician – journeyman or lead Instrument Technician status.
Skills: Must be knowledgeable and able to perform duties of technicians and trainees. Must become knowledgeable in the budget process, station cost center breakdown, accounting system, and the account numbers. Leadership, personnel, accounting, safety and materials management training to be completed at the first opportunity after promotion date. Computer literacy or willingness to be trained.
Licenses and Certifications: Valid driver’s license
Physical Demands: Sit, stand, walk, kneel, crouch, lift (up to 50 lbs.), push/pull, crawl, twist upper body, climb hand-over-hand, bend, and reach/stretch. Operate overhead cranes, hijacker, stack elevator, pickup, endloader, and telephone. Manipulate test equipment, maintenance tools and equipment, ladders, cable, and wire. Ability to be respirator certified.
Environmental Demands: Works indoors and outdoors, occasionally in extreme cold, heat, temperature swings, and frequently in extreme noise. Frequently works around mechanical, electrical hazards, and occasionally works around fume/odor, dust, chemical, and toxic waste hazards and exposure to ionization radiation. Frequently works at heights.
Other Job Characteristics: Off-duty availability, emergency call-in. Frequently interact with contractors, salespeople, and co-workers. Limited supervision. Team-oriented and independent worker, having routine and variable tasks. Variably paced.
Must reside/relocate primary residence to within a 35 air miles distance of the JPM power plant. Relocation must occur no later than the end of the transfer OR initial introductory period. Failure to comply with the requirement will result in being placed on layoff status OR termination (respectively
We are committed to providing our greatest asset, our People, with as many perks and benefits as possible. Some benefits of working with us include:
- Health & disability benefits (medical, dental, vision, short & long-term disability) - Life insurance - Generous 401(k) and Pension Plans - Paid Time Off - Robust Wellness Program - New Flexible Work Program - Tuition Reimbursement - So much more!
Dairyland Power Cooperative is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.
If you are an individual with disabilities who needs accommodation or you are having difficulty using our website to apply for employment, contact our HR Department at 608-788-4000.
Dairyland is proud of its history as a pioneer in rural electrification. The generation and transmission cooperative formed in 1941, bringing light and power to the homes and farms in “America’s Dairyland.” Specifically serving rural communities and countryside, Dairyland continues to ease work conditions and improve quality of life for residents by delivering a safe, reliable supply of energy in its four-state service territory.