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At PIC Group, Inc., our emphasis is on excellence. We recruit the strongest candidates in the power generation industry. As a global service provider, we continually seek talented individuals.
Title: Boiler Field Service Engineer
Position Type: Contract
Location: United States
Reports to: District Service Manager
PIC Group has an excellent opportunity for an experienced Boiler Field Service Engineer to support service-related assignments for power and industrial process facilities across the United States. The Boiler Field Service Engineer reports to the District Service Manager and will be dispatched from their home location for typical service assignments that range from one (1) to four (4) weeks in duration. The Boiler Field Service Engineer will be responsible for technical advice and direction during outage inspections, support of performance and emissions related tuning, troubleshooting, disposition of findings and recommendation for repairs, and recommendation on operational parameters of boiler equipment.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Identifies and implements boiler tuning of the controls, fuel, and firing systems to meet operational requirements.
Equipment inspections and troubleshooting of boiler, environmental equipment, piping, burners, etc.
Commission and start-up new and retrofit projects during the final project phase, checking out and placing new/retrofit equipment into service
Reviews operating history and recent changes to the boiler system
Identify, troubleshoot, and help solve mechanical and performance problems as requested.
Evaluates Distributed Control System programs and parameters
Works with customer operators and technicians to troubleshoot any operating issues
Provides advice on changes or repairs needed to achieve operating goals
Determines what appropriate systems require tuning and directs operators to the proper changes
Collect and analyze operational/performance data for determining if objectives are being met
Works closely with department members and operations experts to achieve the desired results
Documents all changes and tuning activities for submittal to proper plant authorities
Documents and prepares reports on any future improvements that can be made to improve operation and/or efficiency.
Full working knowledge or power plant operations, boilers, and environmental equipment
Experience with utility and industrial sub-critical, super-critical and package boiler systems in operation today
Ability to troubleshoot boiler systems and provide clear direction
Knowledge of current operating control systems and how to direct required changes
Competent in the use of engineering standards, applicable ASME test codes, and all associated boiler codes
Knowledge of boiler operations including design, construction, operation and maintenance of steam generator systems and auxiliary equipment.
Knowledge of mechanical engineering principles such as heat transfer rates, combustion efficiency, thermodynamics, and fluid mechanics.
Ability to handle multiple activities (multi-task), good organizational skills.
Proficient with Microsoft Office and Lotus Notes.
Good customer relationship skills, good written & oral communication skills.
Basic mechanical aptitude and skills such as the ability to use tools and measuring devices.
Ability to read drawings and documentation.
Compliance with company specific safety and health requirements and OSHA regulations including lock-out/tag-out principles.
Strong documentation and organizational skills
Ability to perform and direct operations in a safe and efficient manner
Ability to travel to and from power plant sites across the United States
Extensive travel (60% or more) is required.
This position requires physical dexterity, i.e., crawling extended distances, bending, average lifting (<50 lbs), and the ability to enter boiler and auxiliary equipment through existing access doors and openings.
The ability to work in confined spaces and at heights is also a general requirement.
Work environment: varied high and low temperatures, inside and outside, high noise levels, around hazardous equipment, and chemicals.
Education / Experience:
Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering or equivalent education and/or experience
5 to 10 years’ experience with utility and industrial boiler operations and service.
PIC Group, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We offer competitive wages and benefits. We seek out and employ talented individuals who meet the qualifications for each position. Due to the large number of responses we receive to our postings, only those applicants with the required experience and qualifications will be contacted.