Primary Job Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Job Function)
Responsible for providing technical support for daily operations, plant improvements, process improvements, equipment and process design, equipment acquisition, equipment and process start-ups, plant and process troubleshooting with analysis and recommending corrective actions. Directs, coordinates and exercises functional authority for planning, organization, control, integration and completion of engineering projects of moderate size and complexity (approximately up to $10,000,000).
Respond to operations, maintenance and project needs. Provide lead role for plant and equipment performance evaluation; optimize resource use and maximize reliable power generation and revenue from the region. (25%)
Identify and incorporate new ideas and technologies for project development. Recommend economically viable projects. Manage assigned capital projects by performing the following: understanding the technology involved, performing a management of change (MOC) request, working with purchasing on developing a request for proposal (RFP), performing a project estimate, which leads to writing an authorization for expenditures (AFE) to acquire project funds; purchasing required equipment, developing all pertinent Pamp;IDs, PFDs and line drawings etc. Initiate, implement and complete project work as assigned or otherwise. Manage all costs incurred in the project, keeping scope changes and overruns under control. (25%)
Provide services to operations and maintenance as required. Maintain 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. (20%)
Reviews process and equipment design for compliance with engineering principles, company standards and contract requirements and specifications. (15%)
Schedule details of equipment installations with operations and maintenance. Provide training and supply all pertinent original equipment manufacturer (OEM) documents, spare parts list and operating instructions. (15%)
Perform additional responsibilities as requested or assigned.
Must have bachelors or advanced degree in Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineeringor related engineering preferred.
Minimum five years of experience in an industrial environment such as a power plant wastewater treatment refinery or chemical plant. Project management experience helpful. Exposure to business/financial and contractual matters would be ideal. Experience with the following would be a plus: cross-country pipeline installations, pressure vessels, high pressure steam systems, various air pollution abatement systems, turbines, plant design and/or construction, etc.
Effective analytical, problem solving and decision-making skills.
Ability to read and interpret written documents such as accounting reports, safety rules, policy manuals and professional periodicals/journals. Ability to write routine reports, business correspondence and manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, the general public and employees at all levels.
Must be able to make clear and precise decisions in critical situations (accident sites); make clear and precise decisions if environmental problems should occur and be able to evaluate safety/environmental concerns and develop a procedure that complies with CalEnergy Operating Corporation procedures.
Must have the ability to use technical skills to focus ideas onto substantial projects. Must show a willingness to learn, as well as to clearly communicate complex ideas and concepts to those with less technical background.
Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks and projects concurrently.
Puts knowledge, understanding and skills to practical use on the job; demonstrates an understanding of key policies, skills and procedures in functional and related areas of work. Ensures all compliance aspects of position are known and followed; understands and complies with all policies, codes and regulations applicable to position and company.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee must have the ability to lift and carry loads up to 20 pounds. It also requires one to be able to climb ladders and steps as high as 60 feet. One must be able to withstand temperatures varying from 40ºF to 120ºF for long periods of time. Often required to enter a confined area and climb to heights and get into the difficult access areas of vessels.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee may work near moving machinery and may be exposed to fumes and airborne particles. Occasionally, the employee is exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals, as well as loud areas and exposed hot piping. The company will provide the required personal protective equipment.
During the course of performing assigned duties, the employee may be required to work with or be exposed to hazardous substances and occupational hazards. The company will provide the employee with initial training on all known hazardous substances and occupational hazards prior to allowing the employee to perform a particular duty unsupervised. Annual refresher training will also be provided on all known hazards and new hazards as they are identified.
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.
Job: Mechanical Engineering
Primary Location: CA-Imperial Valley
Primary Schedule: Full time