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Hydro Technician I

Reporting to the Operations Manager the Hydro Technician is required to conduct the safe, efficient and economical operation, monitoring and maintenance of Brookfield's hydroelectric generation stations. The Technician is responsible for hands-on electrical maintenance, repair and operation of turbine/generator systems, high voltage transmission and distribution, its related equipment, and minor troubleshooting.

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the operation, maintenance, and repair of turbines and associated equipment at Hydro facilities;
  • Perform gate changes as instructed, and record and report gate changes once completed. During periods of significant run-off, duties will include the close monitoring and reporting of conditions and instrument readings and related data collection;
  • Safely perform station and dam operations; start and stop units as required;
  • Perform routine maintenance on company machinery and equipment;
  • Identify and repair station hydraulic, electrical and mechanical systems, including analytical problem solving/troubleshooting
  • Work with project contractors to repair identified maintenance/operational problems to improve unit availability and station uptime;
  • Monitor and report on equipment quality issues per factory requirements and company specifications from disassembly to commissioning;
  • Perform duties as a contractor monitor when needed and report to immediate Supervisor or Senior Management.
  • Follow approved Employer security policies and procedures.
  • Through facility operations ensure compliance with all operational requirements and procedures.
  • Maintain basic inventory control on spare parts and equipment.
  • Adapt and respond readily and calmly to changing situations, emergencies including security issues, and multiple priorities in a dynamic work atmosphere.
  • Utilize corporate enterprise resource program (IFS) to perform time entry, expense entry and create, maintain and close maintenance work orders
  • Be available, as necessary, for overtime and after-hours "call-ins"
  • Be available, as necessary, to work at multiple stations
    • The Primary functions will be between Errol NH and Rangeley ME.
    • Other geographic areas may include Milan, Berlin, Gorham, Shelburne NH, as well as Rumford, ME.

Requirements:

  • Ability to work independently or in a team environment
  • Experience with the electrical repair and maintenance of hydro turbine/generator systems, industrial electrical systems and related equipment is preferred as follows: electrical, mechanical, hydraulic as well as PLC programming and troubleshooting skills and ability to perform related essential functions of the job;
  • Ability to read and understand electrical, hydraulic and mechanical drawings and schematics
  • Knowledge of MS Office Suite, including MS Outlook.

Qualifications:

  • An Electrical Engineering Technology Degree and/or a masters or journeyman s electrician license (or equivalent experience);
  • Knowledge of hydro station regulatory compliance and knowledge of related mechanical and electrical OSHA safety standards;
  • High voltage transmission and distribution training and experience;
  • Troubleshooting skills and experience preferred.
  • Must possess a valid driver s license with class B CDL or willing to obtain a Class B CDL. Must be willing and able to travel and stay overnight for Employer business purposes such as training, corporate meetings.


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