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Title: Operations & Maintenance Technician
Position Type: Contract
Location: Bow, NH
Reports to: Utility Manager
Start Date – October
End Date: April 2023
Planned Work Schedule – 12 hour rotating shifts
Benefits Options Available
Merrimack Generation Station (“Merrimack Station”) is located along the Merrimack River in Bow, New Hampshire. Merrimack Station has two coal-fired steam units and two kerosene fueled combustion turbine units for a total of 482 MW (winter capacity). The two coal-fired units serve as seasonal and peak demand resources. The two combustion turbine units primarily serve peaking roles, operating during periods of extreme intermittent demand and when generation is needed quickly to maintain electrical system stability on the grid. Merrimack Station plays an important role in providing grid generation diversity, especially during critical winter months when natural gas becomes constrained in ISO-NE. Environmental enhancements include supplemental electrostatic precipitators (“ESPs”), selective catalytic reduction systems (“SCRs”) and a common wet flue gas desulfurization system (“FGD Scrubber”) that was placed in service in September 2011, reducing the plant's SO2 emissions by more than 95% and its mercury emissions by more than 85%.
PIC Group is seeking an Operations and Maintenance Technician (OMT) to support a 500MW Peaking Facility with two coal fired steam turbine and two kerosene fueled combustion turbines located in southern New Hampshire. The Operations and Maintenance (OMT) will report to the Utility Manager is responsible for the proper operation and maintenance of the power facility, including the Flue Gas Desulfurization (FGD) scrubber while assigned on shift or while assigned to the maintenance team. The Operations and Maintenance Technician (OMT) is responsible for operating, maintaining, and troubleshooting of power facility equipment, water treatment facility, and FGD scrubber equipment. In addition, the Operations and Maintenance Technician (OMT) is responsible for repair of mechanical, electrical, and instrumentation for the power facility equipment, water treatment facility, and the FGD scrubber.
Knowledge of all facets of power plant operations.
Ability to make competent decisions in emergency situations.
Strong working knowledge with Flue Gas Desulfurization (FGD) scrubbers and associated ancillary systems.
Capable of writing operating procedures, work requests, written records.
Demonstrate good verbal and written communication skills.
Proficient in Microsoft Office including Excel and Word.
Ability to read and interpret mechanical drawings, electrical one-lines, logic drawings, technical manuals, and P&ID's.
Ability to write routine reports, solving practical problems, and clearly communicating tasks and needs, and training of other personnel.
Skilled in troubleshooting and diagnosing problems with mechanical equipment with the ability to apply a resolution in a timely fashion.
Proficient at repairing, replacing, dismantling, and inspecting defective plant equipment and parts such as pumps, valves, fans, gearboxes, demineralizers, compressors, and turbine components.
Capable of operating welding and cutting equipment and completes metal fabrication projects.
Proficient at Water Chemistry.
Capable of setting up and operating a drill press, pipe threading machine, grinder, and other various tools to make and repair parts and equipment.
Education / Experience:
High School diploma or equivalent required.
Minimum of seven years of previous experience in a coal plant, with FGD experiences is required.
Mechanical, instrumentation and electrical equipment knowledge is required.
Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
Ability to obtain physical clearance to wear a respirator.
Ability to sit, stand, bend (forward and backward) consistently and for potentially extended periods of time (up to 12 hours per day).
Sufficient depth perception, close, distance, color, and peripheral vision to effectively discharge the responsibilities of the role (corrective lenses permitted)
Periodic exposure to outdoor