Instrument & Electrical Technician Jobs in Fountain, CO at Southwest Generation Operating Company

Title: Instrument & Electrical Technician

Company: Southwest Generation Operating Company

Location: Fountain, CO


The I&E Technician, under the direction of the O&M

Manager is responsible for the safe and efficient working order of

all electrical/electronic and instrumentation equipment within the

plant. In addition, perform operations, testing, maintenance and

administrative functions of a distributive control system (DCS) and

all associated field devices including the Continuous Emission

Monitoring System (CEMS) for a simple cycle gas power plant.

Position is based at the Southwest Generation Fountain Valley Power

plant in Fountain, Colorado. The facility utilizes six (6) GE

LM6000 PC gas turbines to deliver power to Xcel Energy under a long

term tolling agreement. The facility achieved commercial operation

in September 2001.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Administers processes and procedures as required by the O&M

Manager which includes:

Identify and implement On-condition tasks.

Evaluate recommended changes based on cost/benefit.

Specify instrument and electrical changes as required.

Required to complete the O&M Tech I qualification process.

Qualification is required within 2 years of date of hire.

Work safely, following company policies, procedures and work

practices in a positive, cooperative, and productive manner.

Computes and analyzes test data.

Use installed and portable test equipment and technical manuals

to troubleshoot equipment and systems.

Monitor, maintain and review all system startup procedures to

determine control and electrical personnel support


Coordinates job activities relating to job planning, work

methods, job standards and job reporting for the work


Prepares, maintains and provides a variety of reports/documents

as required or upon request.

Coordinates job activities relating to job planning, work

methods, job standards and job reporting for the work


Perform both routine and non-routine preventative and

corrective maintenance on plant equipment.

Required to be “On Call” while off shift to support emergency

repair or monitoring as necessary.

Assist other plant personnel as needed.

Maintenance and upkeep of site buildings and grounds.

Maintain, calibrate and repair plant instrumentation and

control devices.

Reviews one line electrical diagrams, P&I Drawings and

logic diagrams.

Creates procedures related to instrumentation and electrical


Operate, maintain and repair electrical systems and devices for

all Power Plant electrical system voltages.

Maintains documentation records of calibration, tests and

certification of electrical and instrument equipment.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of Power Plant electrical systems at all related


Proficient knowledge of electrical and instrumentation

functions, equipment and tools.

Knowledge of combined cycle power plant system, power plant

operations, and maintenance, electrical principles, work practices,

procedures and materials.

Strong verbal and written communication skills and

interpersonal skills and possess the ability to learn.

Strong mechanical aptitude with an advanced understanding of

chemistry, physics, electricity and mathematics.

Ability to follow both verbal and written instructions.

Ability to exercise good judgment and make sound


Excellent organizational skills with attention to detail,

accuracy, and timeliness.

Strong analytical and problem solving skills.

Ability to demonstrate basic …


About Southwest Generation Operating Company