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E & I Technician (Pinellas)
Job ID 6334           
St. Petersburg, FL
Plant Maintenance
Plant Maintenance
Full-Time Regular
High School Diploma/GED
Minimum 3 Years

Covanta is a world leader in sustainable waste management and renewable energy. Covanta's 45 Energy-from-Waste (EfW) facilities provide communities and businesses around the world with an environmentally sound solution to their solid waste disposal needs by using waste to generate clean, renewable energy. Covanta is a listed company under the symbol CVA.

Annually, Covanta's modern Energy-from-Waste facilities safely and securely convert approximately 20 million tons of waste into 9 million megawatt hours of clean renewable electricity and almost 9 billion pounds of steam that are sold to a variety of industries. Covanta's facilities also recover 400,000 tons of metal per year for recycling.

To learn more about how Covanta's facilities provide sustainable waste management for the communities it serves, visit www.covanta.com. Information on our facilities is available at http://www.covanta.com/facilities.aspx. For career opportunities, visit http://www.covanta.com/careers. Covanta is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Working closely with the E&I Supervisor, the employee will perform routine repairs, emergency repairs, preventative maintenance, predictive maintenance, troubleshooting, calibrations, monitoring, tuning, and adjustments of plant instrumentation, control system computers, plant electrical systems, turbine/generator controls and continuous emission monitor (CEM) equipment by performing the duties set forth below.  Work roll may be modified or adjusted to the needs of the plant as assigned by supervision or by the direction of plant management.

Perform preventive maintenance, troubleshoot, repair, maintain and calibrate CEM pollution instrumentation equipment. Monitor system functions and automatic calibrations through Nexus CEMView Process Management System to ensure permit compliance of plant.  Monitor, calibrate, and adjust powdered activated carbon injection system.

Access, troubleshoot, tune controllers, and manipulate all DCS applications from adding I/O inputs to building logic for new inputs for new equipment added to the plant.

 Determine the proper and safe actions required for repair, maintenance and calibration of all site equipment.

 Program, repair and maintain plant Bailey Infi 90 computerized plant monitoring system and plant PLC (Programmable Logic Controller) systems.

 Repair, inspect, and maintain the overhead cranes and all systems that move fuel and remove residue.

 Calibrate, scale and maintain plant instruments and controls, including all peripheral equipment at plant stand-alone PLCs.

 Install new plant instrumentation and controls, i.e., install wires to computer when new equipment is installed. Assist other electrical maintenance personnel when necessary.

 Follow all Environmental, Health and Safety rules and regulations. Keep work area clean, safe and orderly.

 Reorder spare parts of turbine generator instruments, control circuits, combustion controls, drum level controls, recording devices, alarm circuits and settings, calibration of the Bailey network 90 system.

 Test and troubleshoot pneumatic, electrical and electronic components down to the printed circuit board level.

 Employee is required to be on-call as per the rotational schedule.  Employee would be required to work overtime throughout the year during plant shutdowns and outages.

 Perform other duties as deemed necessary by the E/I Supervisor or as determined by plant management.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Knowledge of ABB Infi 90 DCS is preferable.

Must be able to access, troubleshoot, and manipulate ladder logic in PLC systems.

Proficient in pressure and temperature calibration of gauges, transmitters, IR temperature indications, RTDs, thermocouples, and any other measuring instruments that provide control functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required. Three-to-five year’s commercial power plant electrical technician or boiler electrical technician experience required. Technical/college schooling in electricity, electronics, physics, chemistry, computer programming, programmable logic controller programming and/or math required.  Experienced in electrical safety and knowledge of NEC (national electrical code).  Completion of (13) TPC Instrumentation books or modules is required within one year of starting date.

 LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read and interpret documents such as rules, technical procedures, operating and maintenance instructions, and other procedure manuals.

 MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret graph bars.

 REASONING ABILITY: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed written or oral instructions.  Ability to deal with standard and emergency situations which occasionally contain multiple variables.

 CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Journeyman electrician/technician license desirable.  Electrical degree, trade school diploma and other electrical and controls training is a plus.

 OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES: Ability to take appropriate safe action on his/her own initiative to prevent equipment damage or injury to personnel during emergencies or unusual situations.



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