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 Job Title: Maintenance Planner-Hopewell
 Company Name: NAES Corporation
 Employment Type: Full Time
 Location: HOPEWELL, VA, United States
 Department: Hopewell Power Station
 Salary: Highly Competitive
 Shift Hours/ Days: 8:00am-5:00pm, Monday-Friday
 Shift Details: Overtime may be required as needed.
 Hours/Pay Period: 80
 Degree Required: High School/GED
 Job ID: 2013.01676
 Date Posted: Feb 7, 2013
 Years Experience: 5
 Service Category: Operations & Maintenance
 Location: Hopewell VA
 Plant Configuration: Coal
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  Complete Description

NAES Corporation is the energy industry's largest independent, third-party provider of operations and maintenance services, and also serves the industry with specialized support services, gas and steam turbine inspections, mechanical shop repairs, electrical and mechanical construction and maintenance, and the placement of technical personnel.  NAES is a full service provider offering a complete array of services dedicated to making facilities run more safely, reliably and cost-effectively.

Hopewell Power Station, located in Hopewell, Virginia, is an electric generating facility that produces electricity for sale to Dominion and process steam for sale.  At maximum capacity, Hopewell produces electricity and up to 95,000 lbs/hr of process steam.  The facility includes two coal-fired stoker boilers with associated coal, lime, ash, and fuel redundant or backup services.  Two package auxiliary boilers are located at the site to provide steam to the host during times when the plant is not generating electricity.  


The Maintenance Planner (Planner) is responsible for planning the maintenance and repair of plant facilities and equipment. The Planner manages the coordination of the plant's Maintenance Program and identifies those items which need improvement or additional work. The Planner works with the plant operating staff to assure plant facilities and equipment are maintained in a safe and efficient operating condition at all times. The Planner compiles all necessary data, investigates viable alternatives and makes economic evaluations related to plant equipment and/or procedures modifications to assure improved plant safety, availability and efficiency. The Planner coordinates all regulatory compliance tasks including environmental and NERC tasks.


Maintains and updates the plant engineering library.

Maintains files on plant equipment testing, unit availability, generation/downtime statistics and information within the maintenance management software system.

Monitors major maintenance expenditures in coordination with the Maintenance Manager to remain within budget guidelines.

Provides relevant inputs to the budgetary process.

Provides necessary technical support in the preparation of bid specifications, evaluation of vendor/contractor bid proposals and monitoring of contractor work performance to assure contract compliance.

Provides technical support to O&M personnel as required.

Participates in plant emergency response, waste minimization, and pollution prevention programs.

Performs duties related to handling hazardous materials and wastes, and spill prevention and control, as directed by Station Management and in accordance with applicable regulations.

The Planner is provided initial orientation and annual classroom training, together with on-the-job-training, to demonstrate understanding of essential information for regulatory compliance and documentation.

Interface with contractor and OEM personnel for the necessary support and coordination.

Interface with contractor and OEM personnel for the necessary support and coordination.

Planning, coordinating and directing varied programs and tasks directly involved with the engineering component of the plant, but directly influencing the entire plant operation.

Analyzing and interpreting data to make sound professional judgments and recommendations.

Ability to deal persuasively and harmoniously with all managers and plant employees.

Coordinate the plant's preventive and predictive maintenance program, including equipment failure records, and provide trend information to the O&M Manager and Maintenance Supervisor.

Provide task lists and schedules for plant maintenance and contractor personnel for normal operating periods, planned outage periods, and forced outage situations.

Complete other tasks as requested by the Maintenance Supervisor.


The Planner operates from established and well-known procedures, performing duties independently with only general direction given. Decisions are made within policy constraints. This position encounters regular, recurring work situations of moderate complexity. The Planner must ensure that all work is performed in a safe manner resulting in no accidents, in compliance with all environmental permits at all times. The Planner must effectively communicate information to the Maintenance Supervisor and plant personnel, relative to the condition of the plant equipment and performance, and provide suggestions for plant improvement.

All employees have the responsibility to both the customer and their co-workers to do the job right the first time and to ensure the customer's needs are being met.


The Planner reports to the Maintenance Supervisor and cooperates with all plant personnel.


Physical requirements include: possibility of working on feet for extended periods, requiring stair and ladder climbing; and routinely lifting 50 pounds. Protective equipment must be worn in the performance of some duties (e.g. hard hats, safety glasses, air masks, ear protection, chemical suits, hot gloves and high voltage protective equipment, etc.). Work with hazardous materials may be required. Position requires extended working hours and varied shifts with the possibility of weekend and holiday work, as required by schedules, work load and plant conditions. All employees will participate in the Fitness for Duty Program. This program includes a physical examination and drug screening and random drug screening. There are extensive tobacco use restrictions in and around the facility.


Bachelor of Science degree in engineering or equivalent experience desired. 5+ years of power plant or similar experience required. Power generation or continuous manufacturing experience highly desired. Strong electrical and microprocessor based control background, strong rotating equipment experience and an ability to use personal computer based preventive and predictive maintenance tools desired. Experience using a computerized maintenance management system is required. Knowledge of SAP is a plus. Must have strong oral and written communication skills. Experience using computerized accounting and inventory control systems is required.

NAES offers competitive compensation, a comprehensive benefits package (including retirement) and promotional opportunities.

No phone calls please. 

It is the practice of NAES to seek employees of the highest quality and to select the individuals on the basis of merit and competence, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, military status or affiliation protected under USERRA, or any other basis of discrimination prohibited by applicable local, state and federal law.

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