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 Job Title: Maintenance Technician- Gainesville
 Company Name: NAES Corporation
 Employment Type: Full Time
 Location: GAINESVILLE, FL, United States
 Department: Gainesville Renewable Energy Center (GREC)
 Salary: Highly Competitive
 Shift Hours/ Days: 8 hour shift--M - F; OT, holidays and shiftwork on "as needed" basis
 Hours/Pay Period: 80
 Degree Required: High School/GED
 Job ID: 2012.01564
 Date Posted: Nov 9, 2012
 Years Experience: 4
 Service Category: Operations & Maintenance
 Location: Gainesville FL
 Plant Configuration: Biomass
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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.

The Gainesville Renewable Energy Center (GREC), a 100-megawatt biomass power plant under construction in Gainesville, Florida, will be fueled by clean wood waste.


The Maintenance Technician is responsible for handling routine maintenance and repairs on plant facilities and equipment. The Maintenance Technician provides the technical services needed to support the reliable and continued operation of GREC. The Maintenance Technician performs tasks in accordance with the plant maintenance program and associated maintenance and repair procedures. The Maintenance Technician serves as an active team member and an environmental and safety steward.


Troubleshoot, repair and maintain all plant mechanical equipment as required to support plant operation.

Maintain and control spare parts inventory.

Assist in maintaining print files, vendor files and the equipment maintenance record.

Assist in maintaining computerized maintenance management system databases.

Assist in requisitioning parts and supplies.

Maintain a clean and safe shop and plant environment.

Train and develop other employees in maintenance skills.

Assist in budget planning and control.

Provide leadership and job coordination of contract personnel performing critical repairs or projects.

Participate in the plant's preventive maintenance program by performing routine maintenance duties, including the collection of trending information for the Maintenance Supervisor.

Keep track of spare parts as they are used and complete a usage report in order to replace items as necessary. Assist in physical inventories.

Participate in the administrative maintenance of the plant operating manuals, technical references, prints and diagrams and preventive/predictive maintenance records.

Set up and operate machine shop tools in the performance of all machine work to close tolerances. Align and balance rotating equipment.

Inspect and repair all turbines, heat exchangers, pumps, fans, and similar equipment.

Assemble and repair tubing, piping, valves and fittings subjected to both high and low temperature or high and low pressure, or where certified welding is required.

Assemble, disassemble, repair and adjust all types of electrical and mechanical equipment.

Complete other tasks as requested by the Maintenance Manager.


The Maintenance Technician operates from established and well-known procedures under minimum supervision, performing duties independently with only general direction given. Decisions are made within prescribed operating and casualty procedures and guidelines. The Maintenance Technician encounters recurring work situations of high complexity, with occasional variations from the norm.

The Maintenance Technician must perform work in a safe manner resulting in no accidents, and in compliance with all safety regulations and environmental permits at all times. The Maintenance Technician must effectively communicate information to supervision and fellow plant employees, relative to the condition of the plant equipment and performance, and provide suggestions for plant improvements. The Maintenance Technician must perform duties in such a way to result in an optimum cost-benefit ratio.

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 Maintenance Technician reports to the Maintenance Supervisor. The Maintenance Technician responds to direction from the Plant Manager in the absence of the Maintenance Supervisor. The Maintenance Technician works in cooperation with the operations personnel on matters pertaining to the daily operation of the plant.


Physical requirements include: working on feet for 8 hour periods, requiring stair and ladder climbing; and routinely lifting 75 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. "On call" status will periodically be required.

All employees 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. Employees will abide with extensive smoking restrictions in and around the facility.


Ability to read, write and speak in the English language and perform basic mathematical computations; high school diploma or equivalent preferred. Four (4) years experience as a mechanic/machinist, preferably in a solid fuel power plant environment. A basic working knowledge of windows based software programs. Demonstrated knowledge and understanding in four of the following skills: pipefitting, welding, machining, rigging, rotating machine repair, fabrication, machine alignment, piping schematics, mechanical drawings, basic vibration analysis. Demonstrated ability to locate, troubleshoot, adjust and correct defects in complex mechanical equipment. Demonstrated ability to communicate and coordinate work with others on technical subjects across job families. Able and willing to work overtime which can be either scheduled or call-in.

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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