Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • McKittrick US


About NAES: We are an independent services company dedicated to delivering value to facilities across the power generation, oil & gas, petrochemical, pulp & paper, and manufacturing industries. For more than 35 years, we have drawn on our deep experience in advisory, operations, maintenance, fabrication, construction, engineering, compliance, technical support, asset management and energy management services to assess, build, operate and maintain sites that run safely, reliably and cost-effectively.

We operate more than 170 power plants throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico that span all technologies and provide over 46 GW of capacity. With the strength of 4000 people, our growing family of companies now addresses the entire life cycle of power generation and other industrial plants.

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


The person holding this position is responsible for the installation, testing, maintenance and repair of all instrumentation, control systems and electrical equipment in the power plant under the general direction of the Maintenance Supervisor. This is a “journeyman” level position with a high degree of knowledge of electrical controls. He or she must be motivated to learn various complex plant control systems and emissions monitoring equipment.


- Calibrates, tests, maintains, troubleshoots and installs all power plant instrumentation, control systems, and electrical systems. This includes, but is not limited to, control valves, fan dampers, conveyor systems, variable speed drives, motors, battery chargers, inverters, transmitters, various analyzers and shop calibration equipment.
- Performs corrective, preventive, predictive and emergency maintenance and coordinates work with other departments.
- Installs new equipment and modifications as assigned.
- Maintains, cleans, and properly stores shop equipment and tools.
- Maintains complete logs and/or records of problems, repairs or downtime and updates plant drawings, databases, vendor information, calibration information and other forms of station documentation.
- Implements safe working practices, immediately identifies hazards and recommends and/or implements repair.
- May assist the Plant Engineer in performing and evaluating plant tests.
- May work with outside contractors during overhauls or at other times, as required, when contractors are engaged in plant instrument and control-related work.
- Handles and properly disposes of hazardous waste product such as, but not limited to, batteries and fluorescent bulbs.
- Performs other tasks as assigned NAES SAFE

Safety is a core value of NAES and as a condition of employment, all employees are expected to be mentally alert and work safely at all times. Additionally, employees are required to adhere to all safety warnings and posted safety signs whenever on company property. Furthermore, employees must follow all NAES safety rules and procedures. Effectiveness in carrying out this responsibility is part of the evaluation of each employee’s performance.


- Physical requirements include standing on feet for extended periods of time, stair and ladder climbing and routinely lifting up to 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. "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. There are extensive smoking restrictions in and around the facility. JOB QUALIFICATIONS

- Ability to communicate, read and write effectively in English with good math skills; high school and/or vocational school diploma preferred, with emphasis on electrical skills
- Five years’ experience in a power plant environment preferred
- Working knowledge of all phases of the Instrument Technician and Electrician’s trade, as well as knowledge of the power plant environment, safety and electrical hazards, and working knowledge of other maintenance disciplines
- Good communications skills, both verbal and written
- Ability to deal with outside contractors and vendors
- Allen Bradley PLC and instrumentation experience preferred
- Ability to use most common computer programs such as Access, Excel, Word, etc.
- Thorough knowledge, skill and hands-on troubleshooting and repair experience relating to instrumentation used in modern power stations, including burner management, combustion control, boiler controls, turbine controls, machine condition monitoring
- Thorough knowledge, skill and hands-on trouble-shooting and repair experience relating to electrical systems used in modern power stations, including 13.8KV switchgear and motors, 4160-volt switchgear and motors, 480-volt motors and control centers, transformers, batteries, inverters and chargers, main generator and excitation equipment
- Ability to work scheduled and unscheduled overtime as requested and able to respond to off-hour call-ins when contacted by phone or other means of communication 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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