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Purpose of PositionThe position of plant engineer is a professional position that is responsible for the safe, proper and efficient operation and maintenance of all plant equipment at the Imperial Valley geothermal production facilities. The position is responsible for maintaining plant efficiencies, engineering and procurement of efficiency monitoring equipment. Works with the maintenance department to recommend preventative maintenance on plant equipment. The plant engineer maintains a close relationship with the engineering department. Direct Reports None Indirect Reports Operations SupervisorsShift supervisorsControl room operatorsPlanners Provides Support to the Following Positions General managerDirector, geothermal operations and managerOperations site managerEngineering managerSenior project engineerProject engineerOperations and maintenance staff Primary Job Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Job Functions)
Adhere to, and support all safety and environmental rules, policies and procedures.
Monitors plant efficiencies and makes recommendations to site manager if plant processes require adjustments. (40%)
Develops conceptual designs along with the manager, process engineering and site manager for plant improvement projects. (20%)
Works closely with the training department and project engineers to develop proper operational procedures for plant equipment. (10%)
Responds to operating needs. Provides lead role for plant and equipment performance evaluation; optimizing resource use and maximize reliable power generation and revenue from the region. (20%)
Provides services to operations and maintenance as required. Maintains close contact with these groups to evaluate plant equipment performance, recommend design/specification improvements, trend project performance, keep up-to-date with the technology incorporated in the field. (10%)
Provide technical input to assist in development of project planning. (5-10%)
Perform any additional responsibilities as requested or assigned. (0-5%)
Communications / ContactsInternal Operations staff, maintenance staff, engineers External Vendors, contractors and compliance agencies. Performance Expectations (Key Success Factors) Efficient plant operation with minimal unscheduled down time Performs efficiency studies on major equipment such as turbines, condensers and cooling towers. Works with other departments to conceptualize plant improvement projects, gathering all documentation and job books including as built P&IDs when the project has completed. Perform responsibilities as directed within determined time frames and with a high degree of accuracy. Provide accurate input into the budget process and contribute to meeting the actual targets. Establish and maintain effective work relationships within the department and the company. Maintain the professional competence, knowledge and skills necessary to effectively complete responsibilities; enhance job knowledge and abilities by taking personal responsibility for professional development and training. Maintain sensitive and confidential information regarding company information. Attend work on a regular basis and support the company s employee policies and procedures, including workplace safety rules. Ensure all compliance aspects of position are known and followed; understand and comply with all policies, codes and regulations applicable to position and company.
Bachelor's degree or advanced degree in chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, industrial engineering, or other engineering degree preferred from an accredited university.
Minimum five years of experience, preferably in an industrial environment. Knowledge of power plant engineering, business/financial and contractual matters is helpful, but not required.
Effective oral and written communication skills.
Effective analytical and problem-solving skills.
Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks and projects concurrently.
Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the position, with or without an accommodation.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.
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