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AltaGas - Production Technician I, Blythe

Company: AltaGas
Location: Blythe
Posted on: January 20, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description

Position Summary

Reporting directly to the Manager Operations Blythe Energy Inc., the Production Technician I is responsible for maintaining high plant efficiency while ensuring the safe efficient operation of the Blythe Energy facility by operating with high regard for Health and Safety.

The facility is a 520 MW natural gas-fired Combined Cycle Power Generating Station located in Blythe, California. This is a union position in the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 47.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for issuing work permits for tasks to be performed; considers all aspects of the task and ensures safety before issuing permits, and ensures all equipment is safe before maintenance or repair work commences.
  • Ability to read and interpret operating manuals, and P&IDs, and improve operating procedures by scheduling reviews or immediately if conditions warrant it.
  • Works with the Production Technician Leader in Maximo duties, including preventative maintenance, reliability checks, weekly regulatory checks, and weekly work orders assigned to operations and are completed in a timely fashion.
  • Interacts with Engineering and Maintenance teams to assist in keeping the facility mechanically sound through inspections and system trends.
  • Responds quickly to operating deviations to maintain safe operating conditions, and productivity and to minimize downtime in the plant.
  • Knowledgeable of all safety and environmental hazards and ensures that all personnel adhere to established safety policies.
  • Follows environmental and site-specific procedures before issuing work permits and is knowledgeable of all Blythe Energy processes and procedures.
  • Collaborates with team members to achieve all Blythe Energy requirements and assists in Blythe Energy EH&S inspections/action items.
  • Has a thorough understanding of Blythe Energy Emergency Response Plans and be able to support the Production Technician Leader / On Scene Commander in absence of the Senior Management.
  • Oversee training programs and assist in making recommendations that will improve and maintain Plant efficiency and safety, thorough knowledge and understanding of the plant process and all of its sub-systems.
  • Provides on-the-job training to junior operators so they will be able to advance to positions of greater responsibility as outlined in the Blythe Energy Training & Progression plan.
  • Knowledgeable of the Power Purchasing Agreement and possessing thorough knowledge of the Title V air permit is essential.
  • Miscellaneous duties as required.

    Qualifications, Skills, and Abilities
    • Minimum one-year experience as a qualified control room operator.
    • Minimum two-year experience in a craft working skill (Instrument & Controls, Electrical, or Mechanical).
    • Knowledgeable in the operations of a natural gas combined cycle power plant
    • Minimum Grade 12 education or equivalent.
    • Effective oral and written communication skills.
    • Must be willing to work required overtime.
    • Effective analytical and problem-solving skills.
    • The Production Technician I must be capable of all duties described in Production Technician II.
    • Must have an excellent understanding of managing plant economics with regard to power consumption and stream processing priorities.
    • Must be able to identify work priorities, meet deadlines, and function with little or no supervision.

      Why work at AltaGas?

      AltaGas is a North American energy infrastructure company with a focus on owning and operating assets that provide clean and affordable energy to our customers. AltaGas assets include Washington Gas/WGL, SEMCO, ENSTAR, and Petrogas. Our talented team, nearly 3,000 strong, leverages the strength of our assets and expertise along the energy value chain to connect customers with premier energy solutions - from the well sites of upstream producers to the doorsteps of homes and businesses to new markets around the world.

      We deliver clean and affordable natural gas to approximately 1.6 million customers' homes and businesses through regulated natural gas distribution utilities across five jurisdictions in the United States and two regulated natural gas storage utilities in the United States. Learn more about our team, vision, and strategy.

      To learn more about our mission: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6N-LEcGJRQ

      For Canadian hires: AltaGas hires personnel on the basis of job-related qualifications. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to a person's ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, record of offences, marital status, family status or disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

      For U.S. hires: U.S. affiliates of AltaGas are committed to equal employment opportunity and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. We value and encourage diversity and solicit applications from all qualified applicants without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, gender, age, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical or mental disabilities, political affiliation, genetic information, status as a protected veteran or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

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