This position requires an advanced level skill set in Instrumentation, Controls and Electrical (IC&E) with an expertise in two or more complex control/electrical systems. The skills required for this position involve the ability to work independently on instrumentation, controls and electrical components, equipment and systems in very complex steam and electric generating facilities to ensure that they operate safely and reliably. This position is an expert on two or more major control/electrical systems in a power plant such as: Distributive Control Systems (DCS), program logical controllers (PLC), continuous emission monitoring system (CEMS), variable frequency/speed drives (VFD or VSD), turbine governor control systems, voltage regulators, digital instruments air systems or control valves. This position will provide leadership to and train junior technicians. This position is responsible for the installation, preventive, predictive, corrective maintenance, troubleshooting and repairs of the boilers, all associated balance of plant auxiliary equipment and fuel handling systems. The specific control and electrical equipment consists of PLC's, CDS, VFD, VDS's, plant electrical systems consisting of 12.47kV, 4.16kV, 2.3kV, 480V and 120/280V, 480V motor control centers, CEMS, scientific analyzers for the water chemistry, steam turbine and diesel generator voltage regulators and governor control systems, electrical protective relaying. The electrical, instrumentation and control circuitry on the following equipment and systems are: instrument air, fans, pumps, valves, control valves, mills, cooling towers, fluid drives, air compressors water treatment systems, bag houses, fuel handling systems, stack lights and rail road crossing signals. This requires an understanding of said systems, equipment and components. This position will program, modify and tune PLC's and DCS digital and analog control loops. It will also be able to develop, implement and revise control graphics, daily reports and the historian on the DCS. This position is to be conversant with the EPA and DAQ regulatory requirements as they pertain to the CEMS. Safe work practices are expected to be followed whenever working with equipment.
Education and Experience:
Associate’s degree in electronics; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
Knowledge – Technical:
Technical skill and knowledge in a specific technical area(s) and keeps up with current developments and trends in areas of expertise. May be acquired through academic, apprenticeship or on-the-job training or a combination of these. Thorough and extensive understanding of the most difficult and complex systems. Examples: Plans and implements modifications to piping for steam, chilled water and voltage wiring installation for electric distribution.
Safety and Health Compliance:
Ability to understand applicable policies and procedures and maintain conditions that ensure a healthy and safe working environment. Ability to demonstrate commitment to provide safe working environment by leading by example; ability to follow appropriate post-emergency procedures. Ability to lead facility safety efforts and regularly communicate safety-related operational items.
Ability to identify problems, determine possible solutions, and actively work to resolve the issues. Ability to independently take necessary actions to ensure that industry service standards and procedures are followed when handling multiple, complex assignments. Ability to read and interpret Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) manuals and uses diagnostic tools.
Knowledge of and ability to use effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions and/or reaching conclusions. Ability to take action consistent with available facts, constraints, and anticipated consequences. Authority to independently initiate or implement new approaches and policies to resolving non-standard problems and issues of broad scope and complexity.
Leading Work Teams:
Ability to establish expectations and clear direction to meet goals and objectives of on-going work for a group of employees and projects. Ability to motivate and engage employees through effective communication. Ability to advocate and model commitment of team decision-making process; ability to integrate teamwork philosophy into planning and program development; ability to provide necessary resources and remove obstacles to help team accomplish its goals.
Planning and Organizing Work:
Ability to develop plans to accomplish work operations and objectives; ability to arrange and assign work to use resources efficiently. Ability to perform advanced planning of a strategic nature to develop plans, organizational structures, and systems to fulfill and/or meet legislative, regulatory and mission driven organizational goals. Ability to develop realistic timelines and milestones; ability to set mid to long-range maintenance goals and objectives and prioritize activities and tasks; ability to prepare alternative plans to meet changing conditions and ensure timely task accomplishment; ability to coordinate a wide variety of vehicle/equipment operational, diagnostic, and repair services.
Coordination – Operations:
Ability to facilitate the flow of work for a process or procedure. Knowledge of appropriate procedures for collecting and reviewing information. Ability to monitor or regulate those procedures, tasks, or activities. Ability to direct, evaluate and implement improvements to maximize organizational goal achievement. Ability to develop and oversee processes, procedures and programs to enhance organizational goal achievement. Additionally, perform troubleshooting of complex electronics and systems, read blueprint, control drawings and schematics (process and control diagrams, relay logic diagrams, DCS ladder drawings, DCS loop drawings and control wiring prints), analyze electronic circuitry from equipment schematics, use electrical and electronic/pneumatic test equipment and standards, produce basic design(s) for new installations and modifications to existing equipment, good communication skills and possess and maintain a NC Driver's License. This position does require maintaining required certifications.
High school diploma or equivalent and six (6) years of practical experience in installation, repair and maintenance of electrical, electronics and control systems or two (2) year technical degree or equivalent formal training and two (2) years of practical experience in installation, repair and maintenance of electrical, electronic and control systems.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
Internal Number: 170641
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