Power Plant Automation Specialist

Location: New York, NY

We are currently seeking a Plant Automation Specialist to join our team in New York, NY. As a Plant Automation Specialist, you will be responsible for providing technical assistance to the operations and maintenance departments, planning and executing scheduled outages, contributing to process improvement, and managing O&M and capital projects. This position reports directly to the Plant Manager.

Detailed Job Description

· Provide technical assistance to the operations and maintenance departments to maintain and repair station equipment in compliance with relevant codes and standards.

· Assist in the planning and execution of scheduled outages, including maintaining outage schedules.

· Serve as the Outage Coordinator during scheduled outages, collaborating with management, engineering, and maintenance teams.

· Work with the station managers to establish goals and objectives for process improvement and equipment operations.

· Assist in the development and optimization of a preventive maintenance program for plant equipment.

· Manage O&M and capital projects, including preparing RFP packages, reviewing bids, and overseeing contractors.

· Update and optimize the station's design documents and database.

· Conduct incident investigations and root cause analysis as required.

· Perform condition assessments of plant equipment and implement maintenance schedules.

· Test, repair, and maintain hydraulic, electrical, and electronic control systems and instrumentation.

· Establish project scope, budget, and schedule in collaboration with Managers and Labor Group Supervisors.

Experience & Qualification Requirements

The ideal candidate will possess:

· A bachelor’s degree in an Engineering discipline, preferably in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering.

· At least 5 years of experience in capital planning, engineering, project management, maintenance support, and budgeting.

· Strong organizational and project management skills.

· Ability to handle multiple tasks and resolve complex issues.

· Familiarity with power plant components and systems, including boilers, steam turbines, generators, transformers, motors, pumps, cabling systems, and protection systems.

· Knowledge of failure modes and non-destructive testing methods for power plant materials and systems.

· Understanding of power plant systems, mechanical design, electrical properties, and safety precautions.

· Familiarity with power plant auxiliary power distribution systems, electrical materials, and test procedures.

· Knowledge of industrial instrumentation and electrical testing equipment.

· Familiarity with Distributed Control Systems (DCS) and Programmable Logic Controls (PLC).

· Familiarity with relevant industry codes and standards, such as ASME, IEEE, and NFPA.

· Proficiency in MS Office products, including Excel, Word, Access, Project, and PowerPoint.

· Analytical and effective written and verbal communication skills.

· Strong interpersonal skills.

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