• Plant Technician

    Job Location US-CA-Alpaugh
    Posted Date 3 months ago(8/21/2018 5:02 PM)
  • Overview

    ConEdison Development (CED) develops, owns and operates renewable and energy infrastructure projects. The company is one of the largest owners and operators of solar projects in North America.  CED is focusing on energy infrastructure assets as part of a growth strategy and an overall corporate goal of responsible environmental stewardship. Through its deep resources and trusted relationships with a range of energy-related companies, CED currently owns and operates facilities generating more than 1350 MW DC / 1100 MW AC of renewable power across Arizona, California, Iowa, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nevada, Nebraska, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota and Texas.

    ConEdison Development is one of the clean energy businesses of Consolidated Edison, Inc. [NYSE: ED], the nation's oldest and one of the largest investor-owned energy companies, with approximately $13 billion in annual revenues and $47 billion in assets.


    The Plant Technician is based in CA, and is a member of the Operations Department. The primary purpose of the Plant Technician is to ensure that the CED assets are maximizing energy production at all times and operating at their design point.  This position involves both equipment and technology system monitoring, maintenance and repair. The Plant Technician will have experience in several plant controller technologies, programming of control systems, programmable logic controllers, field measuring devices, plant networks, network hardware and software, network troubleshooting, electric metering technologies and telecommunications technology.  The Plant Technician will also have a good understanding of utility distribution, controls, and high voltage transmission systems.   Overall, the Plant Technician is expected to be well versed in power production service and engineering as well as have had significant practical hands on experience with a proven track record in the energy business. The Plant Technician must have knowledge of power generation safety practices including NFPA 70E and OSHA Rules and Regulations as they apply to power generation, distribution and transmission.  Travel to other Con Edison Development project sites is required as needed to support operations. Off–hour and weekend work will be required as part of this position.


    1. Maintain plant components, networks, communications and other systems to ensure plant reliability.  Schedules and conducts planned maintenance activities as well as responds to emergent maintenance issues. Troubleshoot, test, and repair equipment as required. Recommend enhancements and implement improvements to improve plant output. 
    2. Review facility operating data and resolve problems that are affecting facility output.  Track causes and implement corrective actions.  Assist Asset Managers, Operators, and Electricians in resolving technical issues with facilities. Write procedures and establish plans to facilitate rapid identification and remediation of SCADA, networking and communications problems.
    3.  Maintain knowledge of renewable technologies commercially available particularly SCADA systems, PLCs, networking technologies and communications equipment. 
    4.  Utilize working knowledge of various equipment suppliers’ technologies to ensure CED systems are up to date.
    5. Prepare maintenance plans, log entries, and reports to management; manage administrative tasks



    • Associates degree in electrical technology required or well documented relevant work in field service engineering for a major component supplier.



    • 5+ years field service or power plant experience in energy-related technologies and applications required
    • Power distribution systems experience a plus
    • Experience in the overall aspects of design engineering, construction, start-up/commissioning, and subsequent O&M of energy projects
    • Specific experience in the operation and maintenance of large scale PV solar technologies strongly preferred
    • Production data evaluation and implementation of corrective actions
    • Working knowledge of electricity and hazards posed by electrical equipment and conductors is required
    • Experience establishing programs and performing preventive/predictive maintenance on power plant equipment.


    Job Skills:

    • Detail-oriented
    • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
    • Must have a valid driver’s license and willing to travel to CED facilities
    • Experience using Microsoft Office suite of products
    • Knowledge of plant networks and control systems
    • Ability to work nights and weekends required
    • Pushing/pulling/lifting tools and equipment weighing up to 50 lbs.
    • Walking/climbing/standing extensively during the work day





    Equal Opportunity Employer: Consolidated Edison is an equal opportunity employer and, as such, affirms in policy and practice its commitment to recruit, hire, train, and promote, in all job classifications, without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, age, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, citizenship, eligible veteran status, disability, or any other status protected by law. 

    Con Edison is a federal contractor subject to VEVRAA and desires to receive priority referrals of protected veterans. 


    You must be eligible to work in the US independent of company sponsorship.



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