21 days old

Generation Optimization Specialist

American Municipal Power
Columbus, Ohio
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time
  • Shift
    1st Shift

Position Title:        Generation Optimization Specialist
Reports To:           Director of Generation Optimization and Reporting
FLSA Status:         Exempt
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work: Salary/ 40+
Reports to this position: None
Basic Function:     
Provide project management, technical assistance, and oversite of instrumentation, control systems, and electrical equipment to optimize a power generation fleet including a combined cycle plant, hydroelectric facilities, simple cycle gas turbines, reciprocating engines, wind turbines, and photovoltaic solar fields.
Essential Functions:

1. Implement improvements and equipment enhancements at all AMP generation locations including: 

          a. Project management, monitoring, coordination, and reporting;

          b. Technical research and/or engineering assessments
Review and/or preparation of engineering design plans,
              specifications, drawings, maps, and technical reports;

          d. Proposal review and evaluation;

          e. Preparation and monitoring of budgets and schedules;

          f. Coordination with internal d epartments and external entities

2. Assists in performing the analysis of equipment performance data and trends to develop, optimize and implement measurable programs to obtain lowest heat rates and life cycle costs at all AMP generation facilities.

3. Analyze operation and maintenance problems and troubleshoot instrumentation, controls, and electrical issues at all generating plants to determine effective solutions. Apply theories, practices, and principles to determine root cause of system and equipment failures and perform equipment and system performance evaluations.

4. Solve problems associated with the design, configuration, integration and implementation of process control solutions including batch software, DCS systems, HMI packages, and oversees the application of those control solutions.

5. Provide Plant data archiving expertise to assist in troubleshooting issues and modifying or adding new archiving points in systems such as OSI PI.

6. Provides support to extract data, develop reports, and verify set-points through various control systems to ensure regulatory requirements are met including NERC and applicable environmental requirements.

7. Manages multiple related tasks identified by the Director of Generation Optimization and Reporting or Senior Management.

8. Performs all assignments and duties in a manner to meet or exceed corporate objectives, with high accuracy and attention to detail.

9. Interacts and cooperates with other departments on supporting operation and maintenance of various systems including IT/IS and environmental services.

10. Ability to operate a motor vehicle and possession of a valid operator’s license.

11. Ability and willingness to travel to all AMP generation locations as required, which may be extensive.

Knowledge, Skills and Qualifications:
1. Must have a minimum of a two (2) year technical degree (four (4) year technical degree preferred) and a minimum of five (5) years’ experience in the power generation industry or equivalent energy industry, including prior experience in an equipment analysis, or maintenance–related role. Other combinations of skills, education and experience may be accepted upon review and approval by AMP.

2. Must have the ability to perform the duties of the position with little or no supervision and with good judgment. Must be a self-starter, with experience and skill in a team-oriented environment.

3. Must demonstrate the ability to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems with little supervision. 

4. Must have extensive experience with DCS, PLC control systems, HMI software, and OSI PI or similar archiving programs. Must have hands-on experience with instrumentation and electrical equipment.

5. Knowledgeable with protection relays and switchyard operations and able to work within high voltage environments preferred.

6. Must have good oral and written communication skills.

All applications will need to be submitted through our website at http://www.amppartners.org/careers.


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