Power Plant Industrial Controls Technician Operator

Company Name: Northern California Power Agency
Phone Number: (916) 781-3636
City: Roseville
State/Provence: California
Zip: 95678
Job Title: Power Plant Industrial Controls Technician Operator
Number of Openings: 1
Position Type: Miscellaneous Positions
Posting Start Date: September 6, 2016
Salary: 39.51
Salary Per: Per Hour
Work Time: 40
Work Time Type: Hours

The Technician I Operator’s primary responsibility is installing communication and control system hardware, software and equipment in geothermal power generating stations and facilities. Systems include but are not limited to: telemetry, two-way radio, fiber optics, DCS, serial comms (RS-232 I RS-485), PLC’s, routable networks security, physical security (alarms & video surveillance).

This position will also be expected to perform various electrical and instrumentation duties which includes; troubleshooting, repairing and calibration of power plant / steam field control systems.

  • SCADA (management, graphical development, data historian)
  • PLC interface with DCS distributed control system (input-output, scaling, PLC programming)
  • Telemetry (DNP, Serial, RTU, Profibus DP)
  • Project Management (develop wiring diagrams, layout drawings and engineering specifications for system modifications)
  • Networking (firewalls, routers, switches, VLAN, TCP/IP, UDP)
  • Strong knowledge of communication and control system hardware/software

Desired Skills:

  • HMI’s (Siemens experience)
  • PLC’s (Siemens, Allen Bradley, SCADA Pack, etc.) experience
  • Maintenance and repair of mechanical electrical equipment and systems in the geothermal power plant and steam field
  • Auxiliary Equipment (batteries, solar, back-up generators, AC/DC, peripheral computer components)
  • Troubleshoots, tests, repairs, calibrates and maintains electrical and instrumentation control systems
  • Power Plant experience
Experience Required:
  • High school diploma/GED with additional education and/or certifications highly desirable
  • Five (5) year experience maintaining, installing & repairing electronic control systems and data communications equipment
  • Completion of a recognized apprenticeship program and or equivalent course work in electronics and data communications
  • Electronics and instrumentation theory, Networking and Security principles
  • Willingness to be available for work during off hours in case of emergency

Driver’s License Requirement
Possession of an unrestricted Class C California operator’s license by the State of California, Department of Motor Vehicles. Possession and maintenance of a good driving record as demonstrated by the absence of multiple or serious traffic violations or accidents within the last three (3) years.
* Out of State applicants must meet the above minimum requirements as well as the ability to obtain a Class C California operator’s license within thirty days from start date of employment.
Representative Physical and Job Demands

  • Regularly lifts and moves equipment weighing up to 50 pounds.
  • Regularly reaches and grasps hand tools and other objects using manual dexterity and eye-hand coordination.
  • Frequently feels and visually inspects weld surfaces requiring sense of touch, close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Regularly talks and listens to others to exchange and obtain information to maintain diagnose and repair electrical, control and instrument equipment and systems.
  • Regularly uses hand tools and other objects using manual dexterity and eye-hand coordination to adjust install and connect equipment.
  • Awareness of high voltage and other electrical hazards while installing, replacing, or removing equipment.
  • Regularly works in outside weather conditions and is exposed to wind, rain, snow, ice and heat.
  • Works with chemicals, solvents, and acids.
  • Works in a high noise environment.
  • Regularly climb ladders and stairways, walks on and works off of platforms, near super-heated surfaces, slippery surfaces or uneven surfaces in precarious locations, elevated heights (excess of 50 feet) and works from a boom of a basket truck.
  • Regularly walks, stands, reaches, stoops, kneels, and crouches. Occasionally digs trenches, holes, etc.
  • Maintains tools and equipment.
  • Regularly operates Agency vehicles normally required for the performance of their job duties.
  • Performs housecleaning and other related duties as required.
  • Occasionally is required to wear respirator type equipment.
How to Apply:

For more information and to apply please visit our website at:  http://www.ncpa.com/careers/job-listings/



Posting End Date: October 6, 2016