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Maintenance Engineer- NYPA

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 Job Title: Maintenance Engineer- NYPA
 Company Name: NAES Corporation
 Employment Type: Full Time (Exempt)
 Location: ASTORIA, NY, United States
 Department: NYPA Small Clean Power Plants
 Salary: Highly Competitive
 Shift Hours/ Days: 8 hours a day / 5 days a week
 Hours/Pay Period: 80
 Degree Required: B.S.
 Job ID: 2013.01783
 Date Posted: Apr 11, 2013
 Years Experience: unspecified
 Service Category: Operations & Maintenance
 Location: Astoria NY
 Plant Configuration: Simple Cycle
 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.

The New York Power Authority (NYPA) Project consists of ten small Clean Power Plants (SCPP) located in 6 different sites throughout New York City. They are centrally controlled from a control room in Astoria, NY. The 6 sites operate 10 General Electric LM6000 combustion turbines operating in simple cycle mode. Total capacity from these plants is approximately 450 megawatts. 


The Maintenance Engineer is responsible for plant engineering, operations and maintenance support, and project management. The Maintenance Engineer serves as a resource for plant personnel to assist in the safe, effective and efficient operation of the facility. This position will be required to manage tasks associated with instrumentation and controls upgrades, troubleshooting and repair, manage new product installations and maintain the Inteletrac Reporting as well as the Maximo CMMS systems. This position is responsible for maximizing the value of the plant by managing and coordinating the organization's procurement activities, planning and scheduling maintenance activities. This will be accomplished by maintaining the integrity of the warehouse, inventory on hand, administering contracts, proposals and bids along with the oversight of shipping and receiving of goods. This position will be responsible for supporting the daily planning and scheduling of all maintenance activities. The employee exercises independent discretion and judgment within established policies, procedures and practices.


Plant Engineering

• Prepare required reports for the owner
• Serve as a resource to all facility personnel to ensure the facility operates as reliably and efficiently as possible.
• Tracking and monitoring of overall plant performance, recommend and track/implement plant modifications and adjustments
• Serve as Project Manager for all future and on-going projects
• Analyze equipment failures, determine root causes, recommend recovery plans and impose cost effective solutions to prevent reoccurrence
• Identify, trend and analyze plant heat rate and efficiency. Recommend/implement changes and enhancements in operations to enhance profitability and reliability
• Evaluate work orders for maintenance work; ensure repetitive failures are evaluated for reduction of equipment failures and reliability improvements.

Planning and Scheduling
• In coordination with others, plan and coordinate mechanical, electrical and technical maintenance activities within the assigned area of responsibility, including daily, short-range and long-range planning
• Evaluate and assist with employee loading of work schedules for planned maintenance activities.
• Possess strong user knowledge and familiarity with CMMS Software and work order management. This facility uses Maximo for the CMMS.
• Ensure work orders are planned, scheduled, completed and closed out properly to minimize work order backlog.
• Manager maintenance work through the CMMS to ensure aged work orders are efficiently completed, closed out or removed to meet customer expectations..
• Perform continuous review of plans and schedules to determine ways and means to improve quality, performance and reduce equipment downtime
• Prepare, track and maintain cost estimates and critical path schedules
• Utilize logs, records and reports to assist in establishing frequency of maintenance requirements
• Interact with Operations staff to improve the effectiveness of the maintenance planning process
• Develop detailed work-order-level work packages for both day-to-day and outage maintenance
• Ensure the maintenance process is properly supported with necessary parts, tooling and services on a timely basis
• Interact with Operations staff to improve the effectiveness of the maintenance planning process
• Plan, develop, recommend, negotiate and administer contracts and proposals
• Evaluate bids and proposals. This includes reviewing contract terms and conditions and insurance certificates for all contractor services
• Participate in development, implementation and maintenance of policies, objectives and short and long range planning
• Develop and implement projects and programs to assist in accomplishment of established goals
• Perform all other duties as assigned


• Bachelor of Science Degree in an engineering discipline or equivalent experience in power plant engineering, operations and maintenance
• Requires strong personal computer skills specifically in MS Project, Word, Excel and Maximo CMMS
• Experience with GE LM6000 Control system configuration and maintenance preferred
• Proven ability to perform root cause analysis to determine and correct problems
• Ability to maintain strict confidentiality of sensitive information
• Excellent negotiation and problem solving skills
• Proven skills in proposal preparation, analysis and negotiation
• Proven effectiveness in building and managing supplier relationships
• Proven verbal and written communication skills
• Excellent/effective interpersonal/team skills
• Excellent organization skills with the ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple tasks
• Display a positive attitude; highly motivated and results oriented


This position operates from established and well known procedures, performing duties independently under general direction and minimum supervision. Decisions are made within prescribed operation procedures and guidelines. The position encounters new and varied work situations involving a moderate degree of complexity.


The Maintenance Engineer reports to the Area Manager and works in cooperation with the Lead Operator and Lead Mechanical Operator as needed to insure the safe, efficient, reliable, operation and maintenance of the plant.


Physical requirements include: working on feet for 12 hour periods, stair and ladder climbing and routinely lifting 40 pounds. Protective equipment must be worn in the performance of some duties. Work with hazardous materials may be required. Position requires extended working hours 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 post-offer physical examination, drug screening and post employment random drug screening. There are extensive smoking restrictions in and around the facility.

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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