(Engineer - Engineer Sr), Steam Process & Welding (GENERATION)

American Electric Power

JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Description:

DEPARTMENT: Engineering Services (ES) Steam Process & Welding

Based on education, experience and interview, this opportunity will be filled commensurately at any of these job titles:

Engineer Sr (grade 8)

Engineer (intermediate) (grade 7)

Engineer (intermediate) (grade 6) = bachelor's degree in engineering (mechanical engineering preferred) + two (2) years of experience; OR, may consider as entry-level with master's degree (mechanical engineering preferred) in engineering

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide remote and on-site design, operation and maintenance support for the coal and gas fired steam generators and Heat Recovery Steam Generating fleet.
  • Support forecasting and development of inspection/repair and replacement projects for the steam generating units.
  • Lead and/or provide mechanical support for projects associated with the steam generating fleet.
  • Develop the documentation required for the approval process of major equipment/component replacements. Develop project estimates, schedules and economic benefits for the project.
  • Participate in code committees and/or participate on EPRI committees/projects

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
  • Preferred to have experience with maintaining and steam generating equipment and associated and ancillary systems, i.e. oil and gas ignitors, ash removal systems, sootblowers, etc.
  • Must have a good understanding of ASME Section I, NFPA understanding is beneficial
  • Must possess the ability to integrate strong technical and risk management skills to take appropriate risks to achieve objectives without compromising safety.
  • Must have strong analytical and problem-solving skills with the capability to identify solutions to unusual and complex problems and situations.
  • Must have strong communication skills (verbal and written) and be comfortable conducting presentations and taking part in panel discussions.
  • Lead discussions with other resources with in AEP, OEMs and AEs.
  • Must have ability to analyze and interpret technical writings and drawings such as flow diagrams/P&ID, elementary diagrams, wiring diagrams and other schematics.
  • Experience with troubleshooting combustion process is strongly preferred.
  • Experience working with PI Systems (Process Book and PI Vision) to monitor equipment performance/ efficiency and remotely diagnose operation issues is a plus.
  • Experience performing root cause analysis of rotating equipment failure is a plus.


WORKING CONDITIONS, ENVIRONMENT, AND REQUIREMENTS:
  • Candidate will be required to workdays and/or nights as required by the assigned task or project. Availability to work overtime is required.
  • Travel is required, ~20-30% to support outage and plant needs. Timing may be flexible and will consist of some day trips and some overnight, up to a week, possibly more.
  • The primary work location is a remote office environment with a one day a week in the corporate office. Depending upon circumstances, this requirement may be relaxed
  • When visiting a power station, the use of a hard hat, eye and hearing protection, steel toed shoes with distinctive heel and non-slip soles are required at all times. A respirator fit test may be required for unit inspection support.
  • When visiting a power station, the candidate may be required to work in an environment that consists of exposure to hot surfaces, dust, grease, hazardous fumes and chemicals, loud noises, small and large operating machinery and equipment, indoors and outdoors in extreme heat and cold, rain, ice, snow, and all other forms of weather.
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Requirements

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

Has typically acquired two of more (2+) years of related engineering experience along with a Bachelor's degree in engineering

(mechanical engineering preferred) in a program accredited by ABET*; Individuals with a Master's degree in engineering

(mechanical engineering preferred)from an engineering program accredited by ABET* may be considered for entry into the organization at this level.

*ABET - Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology. Acceptable alternatives are (1) a Bachelor's degree in engineering

(mechanical engineering preferred) (non-ABET), plus a Professional Engineers (PE) license in any state of the U.S. or (2) a Bachelor's degree in engineering

(mechanical engineering preferred) (non-ABET) plus a Master's degree or PhD in engineering

(mechanical engineering preferred)from a university with an ABET accredited Bachelor's program.

Physical demand level is Sedentary

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