Utility Plant Operator

  • Green Job Crawler
  • Pontiac, IL
  • 27 Apr, 2020

Job Description

Fueled by a dedicated workforce, Ameresco is an innovative technology company specializing in energy solutions. Customers benefit from our ability to design, develop, finance and construct solutions to increase energy efficiency, optimize operations, leverage renewable energy assets, and plan for a resilient future. Our unique position enables us to deliver objective solutions for measurable cost savings and sustainable roadmaps for energy generation. Drawing from decades of experience, Ameresco develops tailored energy projects for the commercial, industrial, government, education, healthcare and public housing sectors. Ameresco has a new opportunity for a Plant Operator to join our team at the Livingston Landfill Gas to Energy Plant, located in Pontiac, IL. Ameresco is looking for a highly motivated individual to operate the plant and perform basic Preventative Maintenance (PM) tasks on a variety of equipment. The Plant equipment includes Three Solar Taurus 60 Gas Turbines/ producing 5.3 megawatts each. The plant is operated 24/7/365 to provide electricity to a utility. The individual would be required to work an 8 hour day shift five days a week. This position requires accurate and accountable performance of all necessary duties to ensure safe and complaint operations. This may require callout rotation to respond to after hour plant upsets. Responsibilities: Maintain daily operation, maintenance, and repair of gas fueled electrical generation facility; Understand the Environmental and Permit requirements for operation of power generation facilities; Coordinate, schedule and participate with subcontractors and equipment service work; Ensure safe and optimum electrical generation facility operations; Prepare and maintain daily reports; Work independently and apply sound judgment and critical thinking skills; Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships; Adhere to an assigned work schedule including the availability to be on-call as assigned by supervisor; Learn all facets of the gas process including but not limited to: reciprocating engines, generators, ambient air coolers, gas blowers; Learn and operate computer control system for the plant; Follow Standard Operating Procedures for plant start-up and shut down; Stay within operating parameters set by Manager and notify management of any production problems; Maintain good housekeeping practices; and Perform other duties as needed. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum 2 years equipment maintenance experience using mechanical, electrical, instrument or control system skills. High School Diploma or GED PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience performing mechanical maintenance on blowers, compressors, and equipment is desirable. Experience with Internal Combustion engines desirable.Understanding of PLC, electrical power equipment, and gas plant operations experience desirable. Knowledge of the fundamentals of electricity, both AC and DC, and Arc Flash Hazards. Basic knowledge electrical and electronic testing equipment.Basic computer skills including e-mail and data entry using Microsoft Outlook, Word, & Excel.Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.Strong verbal, written, computer communication and organization skills.May be required to pass substance testing and/or security clearance investigation.May require travel and flexibility for ‘on call’ support or varied schedule needs. AMERESCO challenges the brightest, most talented and creative individuals in the industry by providing an environment that embraces initiative, diversity, and achievement along with comprehensive rewards, including people-oriented insurance, investment, and incentive plans. Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer/Women/Minorities/Veteran/Disability. Energy careers at Ameresco bring employees to the forefront of new energy technology with the backing of an experienced team of energy efficiency and renewable energy engineers and professionals. Ameresco is a recognized leader throughout North America and United Kingdom, delivering comprehensive renewable energy and energy efficiency services to public and private enterprises. "Its inspiring to work on projects that are shaping the future of energy use and to be part of a team that has tremendous experience in renewable energy systems." - Ameresco Employee