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Operations Technician

Posted: 07-11-18 Company: NAES Corp Location: Sandwich, MA

NAES Corporation has an immediate need for an Operations Technician at the Canal 1&2 facility located in Sandwich, MA. 

The Operations Technician observes, operates and makes record of all operating equipment and their auxiliaries as well as performs maintenance duties as needed. The Technician trains, instructs, follows established procedures that ensure the safety of ones self and others, works independently and with other technicians, and interacts with supervision in the execution of assigned duties. 


  • Properly relieves the watch. 
  • Checks the operation of all equipment in assigned area and assists others as needed.
  • Communicates effectively via verbal, written, or electronic documentation to supervision.
  • Attends job related training classes.
  • Adheres to all safety rules and regulations.
  • Performs Lock out / Tag out of systems and equipment in a safe and professional manner.
  • Performs chemical regenerations and checks the results.
  • Check, adjust, and perform sample checks of plant chemistry.
  • Performs routine operational functions such as backwashes, etc.
  • Performs maintenance as needed.
  • Uses the Maximo work management system and other data entry systems.
  • Performs data collection and keeps proper logs.
  • Responsible for housekeeping in assigned areas.
  • Assists in “on the job training” of other employees to gain an understanding of the power plant cycle.
  • Use and maintain tools and equipment.
  • Interpret and apply instructions, specification, blueprints, and procedures. 


Safety is a core value of NAES and as a condition of employment, all employees are expected to be mentally alert and work safely at all times.  Additionally, employees are required to adhere to all safety warnings and posted safety signs whenever on company property.  Furthermore, employees must follow all NAES safety rules and procedures.  Effectiveness in carrying out this responsibility is part of the evaluation of each and every employee’s performance.


The Operator Technician reports directly to the Control Room Supervisor. 


Physical requirements include standing on feet for extended periods, requiring stair and ladder climbing and routinely lifting up to  50 pounds. Protective equipment must be worn in the performance of some duties (e.g. hard hats, safety glasses, air masks, ear protection, chemical suits, hot gloves and high voltage protective equipment, etc.). Work with hazardous materials may be required.
In addition:

  • Ability to wear a respirator. 
  • Work on or around energized electrical equipment. 
  • Work at elevated heights including scaffolding.
  • Ability to work alone in remote areas. 
  • Ability to work in dark areas or areas with limited lighting. 
  • Work in ambient temperatures ranging from very cold to very hot. 
  • Work in areas that may be noisy and dirty. 
  • Possess good hearing and vision.
  • Ability to perform both indoor and outdoor tasks requiring continuous physical activity, sometimes of a strenuous and stressful nature. 
  • Ability to work in enclosed vessels or confined spaces. 
  • Ability to perform both indoor and outdoor tasks requiring continuous physical activity, sometimes of a strenuous and stressful nature. 

Position requires extended working hours and varied shifts with the possibility of weekend and holiday work, as required by schedules, work load and plant conditions. "On call" status will periodically be required.
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. 

Entry level qualifications for the Operations Technician position:

  • Must hold a Massachusetts Stationary Third Class Engineers License. (NOTE: a Massachusetts Stationary Second Class Engineers License is ideal)
  • High school graduate or equivalent. 

Entry level includes 2 of the below characteristics.  Each criterion will be judged through “hands on” demonstration or interview process. 

  • Three (3) years experience in related phases of power plant operation.
  • A demonstrated thorough knowledge of plant equipment and systems. Proficiency and ability will be determined by the Watch Engineer.
  • Associates Degree:  Mechanical Engineering or related studies. 
  • Practical understanding of the application of super critical conditions as applied to the power plant cycle.
  • Demonstrated ability to read and understand blueprints, drawings, schematics, P&ID’s and instruction manuals. 
  • 2 Years of College, 60 credit hours, 15 of which are in engineering.

The candidate must abide by Canal’s Code of Ethics, have the ability to build relationships, provide the highest level of customer service, exercise good judgment, remain flexible, communicate effectively, achieve goals that promote Canal’s best interest, work effectively as a team member, and accept challenges readily in a stressful environment.  Additionally, the candidate must be able to manage multiple assignments at one time.  
Ability to develop personal computer skills and varied applications, i.e. Microsoft Word, Outlook, and Maximo.
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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