Electrical, Instrumentation & Controls Technician 1

  • Heber, CA 92249, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Headquartered in Reno, Nevada, Ormat is a leading geothermal company and the only vertically integrated company solely engaged in geothermal and recovered energy generation (REG), with the objective of becoming a leading global provider of renewable energy. 

Job Description

This position is responsible for installing, testing, maintaining, troubleshooting, and repairing low and high voltage electrical equipment.

Qualifications

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Observe and follow plant environmental and operational rules, procedures and guidelines.
  • Strictly adhere to and enforce safety procedures as required by ORMAT, CAPP, and OSHA.
  • Ensure work is done in compliance with electrical (NEC and NFPA) codes.
  • Install, test, maintain, troubleshoot, and repair low and high voltage electrical equipment.
  • Install and calibrate analog and discrete instrumentation and control valves.
  • Read, understand and effectively utilize technical information from electrical schematics, vendor information, procedures and codes.
  • Perform voltage, current and arc flash calculations.
  • Perform arc flash calculations.
  • Calibrate and use test equipment associated with the power plant electrical and safety systems.
  • Participate in planning and scheduling maintenance activities.
  • Create and modify reports and records associated with the electrical systems of the power plant.
  • Perform corrective, preventive and predictive maintenance tasks as required.
  • Provide recommendations for reliability improvements.
  • Must be able to operate a vehicle in a safe manner, enter and exit vehicle without assistance, remain alert while driving for continuous period of time and read and understand maps.
  • Must be able to work weekends and/or holidays when necessary.
  • Must be able to work overtime as required.
  • Must be able to travel extensively to other locations, including rural areas to work on other projects.

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Perform environmental and general housekeeping duties.
  • Attend Monthly Safety and Maintenance training.
  • Perform other duties as directed.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND SKILLS REQUIRED

  • The ability to understand procedures and instructions specific to the areas of assignment as would be acquired in three to four years of high school. 
  • Three (3) years of experience in the power generation or similar process industries.
  • Hands-on experience in operations, maintenance and project implementation related to power production, turbine-generators, auxiliary equipment, power and control systems.
  • The ability to read process control documentation such as process flow diagrams, control logic block diagrams, piping and instrumentation diagrams, electrical schematics, circuit diagrams and wiring diagrams.
  • Ability to methodically troubleshoot electrical and control systems.
  • Must have the ability to read, write and speak English at a level that will permit the employee to understand and communicate information in a manner that will enable the employee to safely and efficiently perform the job duties.
  • Must be able to use and acquire knowledge of a variety of computer software applications in word processing,
  • spreadsheets, database and presentation. Must be proficient in MS Word, Excel, Power Point and use of the Internet.
  • Must possess at any time a valid driver’s license with a driving record acceptable to ORMAT’s auto insurance carrier.
  • Must be able to operate a vehicle in a safe manner.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • The ability to lift a minimum of 20 pounds in awkward positions and 50 pounds from the floor to the waist.
  • Must be able to climb ladders, climb to and work off of elevated platforms, ladders and walkways.
  • Must be able to work in confined spaces and in harsh weather conditions.
  • Protective equipment must be worn in the performance of some duties
  • Job requires sitting and/or standing for long periods of time with moderate bending, stooping, and kneeling.

Additional Information

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