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Solar Mirror Cleaning & Maintenance Technician - Coalinga

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 Job Title: Solar Mirror Cleaning & Maintenance Technician - Coalinga
 Company Name: NAES Corporation
 Employment Type: Full Time
 Location: COALINGA, CA, United States
 Department: Chevron Demonstration Plant Coalinga
 Salary: Highly Competitive
 Shift Hours/ Days: 8 hours/5 days
 Hours/Pay Period: 40
 Degree Required: High School/GED
 Job ID: 2013.01739
 Date Posted: Mar 19, 2013
 Years Experience: 2
 Service Category: Operations & Maintenance
 Location: Coalinga CA
 Plant Configuration: Solar
 Note:  Please read the complete description below before applying for this job.
  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.

Located in Coalinga, CA, the Chevron Plant is a 99 MBTU/hr solar steam production facility that will be used to supply service steam for an industrial application.  The facility is a demonstration plant for a future commercial application with expected capacity of 850 MBTU/hr for the same application.  A field of approximately 4000 mirrors will generate process steam, which will be used to heat service steam. 


The Solar Mirror Cleaning & Maintenance Technician performs routine maintenance
and cleaning of all mirrors to remove dust and dirt that accumulates on the
surface of the reflector. Cleaning a mirror is accomplished by operating a cleaning vehicle configured to travel along an aisle defined by the mirror arrangement.


Perform routine maintenance and cleaning of all mirrors including operating a cleaning
vehicle comprised of a chassis and cleaning end-effector, e.g., a spray and /or
brush assembly Conduct inspections and testing of mirror drives and positioners.

Maintain logs as assigned. Enter into and retrieve data from the plant CMMS system

Report any abnormal or irregular conditions that develop during the progress of the work
and take corrective measures within the scope of operating instructions.

Assist O&M Technicians as required.

Complete other tasks as requested by the O&M Technicians and O&M Superintendent.


This position operates from established and well known procedures, performing duties
under general direction and minimum supervision. Decisions are made within prescribed
operating procedures and guidelines. The position encounters recurring work situations of moderate complexity, with occasional variations from the norm.

The Solar Mirror Cleaning & Maintenance Technician must perform work in a safe
manner resulting in no accidents and be in compliance with all environmental
permits at all times. This position must effectively communicate information to supervision and fellow 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 customers' needs are being


The Solar Mirror Cleaning & Maintenance Technician reports to the O&M Superintendent.


Physical requirements include; working on feet for extensive periods, requiring stair
and ladder climbing; and routinely lifting 50 pounds. Protective equipment such as hard hats,
safety glasses, air masks, ear protection and others must be worn in the performance of some duties. Work with hazardous materials may be required.

This 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. "On Call" status will periodically be required.

All personnel will participate in the Fitness for Duty Program. This program includes a post offer physical examination and drug screening and post employment random drug screening. There are extensive smoking restrictions in and around the facility.


Ability to understand and follow procedures and instructions specific to the area of
assignment as would be acquired in four years of high school is required. Experience with mobile heavy equipment is highly desirable. Two years experience in power plants or other industrial settings is desirable. Must have excellent oral and written communication skills. Must have excellent organizational skills.

NAES offers competitive compensation, a comprehensive benefits package (including retirement) and promotional opportunities. No phone calls please.

 Additional Information

Weekend and/or Holiday Rotation may be required.
Rotating Shifts may be required.

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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