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O&M Technician

Posted: 08-01-18 Company: NAES Corp Location: Milford, MA

NAES Corporation has an immediate opening for an experienced O&M Technician at the Milford Power Plant located in Milford, MA. The plant is a 203 MW combined cycle natural gas-fired facility utilizing a Westinghouse 501-D5 gas turbine, Nooter Eriksen HRSG and ABB VAX steam turbine.

The O&M Technician will be responsible for operating, maintaining and monitoring the status of all power plant systems from the field on a continuous basis. The O&M Technician responds to alarms by taking appropriate corrective actions and executes plant shut-down and start-up procedures in addition to maintenance procedures as required. The O&M Technician assures that the plant meets its generating requirements while operating in a safe and efficient manner.

The O&M Technician reports to the Operations and Maintenance Manager


  • Work with team members to meet the facilities established safety, environmental, operating and maintenance goals and objectives. 
  • Perform operational activities required to support start-up, shutdown, and normal operation of plant equipment and systems.
  • Report equipment conditions or other facility anomalies that could affect the plant status to the Shift Supervisor, Operations & Maintenance Supervisor and/or Plant Manager.
  • Make entries in the operating logs, environmental records, and other administrative documentation needed to support the operation and maintenance of the facility.
  • Complete required electrical switching and tagging of plant equipment and systems in accordance with approved facilities lockout procedures. 
  • Participate in plant housekeeping program and completes clean-up activities required to maintain the desired level of plant cleanliness. 
  • Perform assigned preventative maintenance, corrective maintenance, emergency maintenance and inspection of plant mechanical and electrical equipment as needed. 
  • Respond to abnormal operating situations in a safe and environmentally conscious manner. 
  • Complete routine cycle chemistry testing and make the necessary adjustments needed to operate within the established facility operating parameters.
  • Must be able to read and respond to computer-generated data, instrumentation, gauges, readouts and variations in color.
  • Comply with all required site safety requirements to identify and make corrective actions necessary to eliminate potential safety hazards in the facility.
  • Utilize the facilities computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) to document and track the maintenance request / work orders and actions completed on plant equipment and systems.
  • Complete periodic reviews of plant piping and instrument diagrams, electrical one line, electrical schematics, and other technical documentation to confirm the accuracy of the documentation and increase knowledge of plant equipment and systems.
  • Complete periodic reviews of the facilities environmental permits to ensure familiarity with the established operating limits and reporting requirements for each of the operating permits.
  • Must be able to perform additional duties as assigned by plant management


  • Physical requirements include standing on feet for extended periods of time, stair and ladder climbing, entering confined spaces, crawling to and through confined space areas, climbing to and working from elevated platforms and walkways at various elevations, and lifting up to 50 pounds. 
  • Protective equipment must be worn in the performance of some duties (e.g. hard hats, safety glasses, air masks/respirators, ear protection, chemical suits, hot gloves and high voltage protective equipment, etc.).  Work with hazardous materials may be required.
  • Position requires extended working hours, rotating 12 hour shift to include weekends and holidays as required by work schedule.
  • All employees will participate in the Fitness for Duty Program.  This program includes a post-offer physical examination and drug screening and post employment random drug screening.  There are extensive smoking restrictions in and around the facility.

Formal Education & Certification:

  • High School diploma GED, trade school, military service, technical training school graduate or college graduate with a BS in Engineering (Mechanical, Electrical, Marine, Facilities, etc.)
  • Must hold a valid Commonwealth of Massachusetts Stationary Second Class Engineers License.
  • Must possess a valid driver's license with an acceptable driving record.

Knowledge & Experience:

  • Minimum two years' experience as an Operator in the power industry is preferred.
  • Gas turbine power plant experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated understanding and working knowledge of operations & maintenance functions in a gas turbine power plant. 
  • Working knowledge of water chemistry as it relates to water treatment programs, steam plant operations as well as environmental and statutory regulations. 
  • Knowledge of power plant safety, policies and procedures, especially in area such as chemical handling, high-energy systems, lockout tag-out, confined spaces, fire suppression, first aid, rotating machinery, and heavy equipment. 
  • Ability to read and understand operating procedure, control logic diagrams, P&ID‘s and other technical material pertinent to power plant operation and maintenance.
  • Basic computer skills

Personal Attributes:

  • Team player with good communications skills. 
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality. 
  • Independently prioritize workload and multitask. 
  • Interact with co-workers all levels of management in a professional manner. 
  • Ability to respond calmly and think clearly in a fast-paced dynamic environment.

It is the practice of NAES to seek employees of the highest quality and to select the individuals on the basis of merit and competence, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, military status or affiliation protected under USERRA, or any other basis of discrimination prohibited by applicable local, state and federal law.

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