Roseville

Power Plant Engineer I

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Energy
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Sacramento/Metro Area
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Full-Time
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Until filled
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$7,514.00-$10,574.00 Monthly
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Please review the special instructions before applying for this job opportunity.


Location

2090 Hilltop Circle Roseville, 95747

Description

FINAL FILING DATE:                       Open Until Filled.  Frist cut-off is October 9, 2018.

 

                                                                Following the first cut-off date, resumes/applications will be screened according to the qualifications outlined below. The most qualified candidates will be invited to interviews.

 

 

IT IS MANDATORY THAT YOU COMPLETE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE. YOUR APPLICATION WILL BE REJECTED IF YOU DO NOT PROVIDE ALL NECESSARY INFORMATION.

 

 

THE POSITION

The Human Resources Department is accepting applications for the regular and full-time position of Power Plant Engineer I in the Electric Department.  The normal work schedule is Monday through Friday, 7:00 am –4:00 pm; a flex schedule may be available.

 

The City of Roseville promotes a no smoking atmosphere.

 

DEFINITION

To perform professional level engineering activities related to the long-term maintenance and operation of the City of Roseville’s generation assets.

 

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

This is the entry level class in the Power Plant Engineer series.  This class is distinguished from the journey level by the performance of the more routine tasks and duties assigned to positions within this series. Employees at this level are not expected to perform with the same independence of direction and judgment on matters allocated to the journey level.  Since this class is typically used as a training class, employees may have only limited or no directly related work experience. Employees work under general supervision while learning job tasks.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED

  • Receives general supervision from the Senior Power Plant Engineer.
  • May exercise technical and functional supervision over technical staff.
     

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES - Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Perform a variety of engineering tasks related to the operations and maintenance of power generation equipment.
  • Assist with the implementation of long-term maintenance schedules; review the work of outside contractors and consultants in the repair and maintenance of the power plant.
  • Maintain and operate plant specific optimization modeling program to analyze the output and efficiency of the plant; model specific systems and recommend design or procedural changes to improve the efficiency of the plant.
  • Review operating, startup and shutdown procedures and data and identify areas in need of modification or improvement.
  • Develop and maintain drawing configurations, technical documents, regulatory, and plant event library.
  • Prepare requests for bids and proposals; participate in the review of bids and proposals; prepare equipment specifications.
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other City employees and the public using principles of good customer service.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.
     

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

Knowledge of:

  • Basic chemistry, thermodynamics, mechanical principles, and electrical principles.
  • Methods, materials and techniques used in the maintenance and operation of a power generation plant.
  • Principles and practices of safety management.
  • Modern office procedures, methods and computer equipment including word processing, database and spreadsheet applications.
     

Ability to:

  • Perform professional level engineering work in support of power generation plant operations and maintenance.
  • On a continuous basis, know and understand all aspects of the job; intermittently analyze work papers, reports and special projects; identify and interpret technical and numerical information; observe and problem solve operational and technical policy and procedures.
  • On a continuous basis, sit at desk for long periods of time; intermittently bend, squat, climb, kneel or twist while performing field work; intermittently twist to reach equipment surrounding desk; perform simple grasping and fine manipulation; use telephone, and write or use a keyboard to communicate through written means; and lift or carry weight of 10 pounds or less.
  • Learn to prepare engineering plans and specifications and perform complex computations related to the operation and maintenance of power generation facilities.
  • Learn to prepare accurate cost estimates and make recommendations.
  • Learn City policies and procedures and department standards related to the design and construction of electric utility facilities.
  • Learn pertinent local, State, and Federal codes, regulations, and laws.
  • Learn to analyze and prepare technical reports.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
     

Experience and Training

 

Experience:

No professional experience is required; one year of technical engineering experience is desirable.

 

Training:

A  Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in engineering or a related field by date of appointment.

 

License or Certificate

Possession of a valid California driver’s license by date of appointment.

 

SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE

1.  Your responses to questions 2-5, the applicant’s education, training and experience, will be scored using a pre-determined formula.  Your responses to these questions must be consistent with your employment application information.  This experience must also be described in the “Work Experience" section of this application.  Responses to the supplemental questionnaire that are inconsistent from your “Work Experience” section in the application will not be scored.  I understand and agree with the above instructions.

  • Yes
  • No
     

2.  Was any of the work experience listed on your application an unpaid internship, or volunteer work?  If so, please list below which ones.

 

3.  When did you receive your Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or a related field?  If you do not currently have a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or a related field what is your plan and the expected time frame for completing this requirement?
 

4.  How many years of technical engineering experience do you have?

  • Less than 1 year
  • 1+ Years

 

5.  Do you currently possess an Engineer in Training (EIT) certificate? If yes, please attach a copy to your application in the space provided.

  • Yes
  • No
     

6.  You are tasked with improving a Gas Turbine Combined Cycle Power Plant’s (CCPP) efficiency. What equipment or systems will you focus on and why?
 

7.  As part of developing capital improvement projects you are required to find project funding. Describe the process you would use to justify the project’s expense.

 

8.  Describe your experience with water chemistry and treatment processes associated with thermal power plants.

 

9.  Please explain the process you use to verify your work is accurate.

 

10.  Please discuss your ideal project team including structure, communication, planning, and how tasks are completed.

 

 

SELECTION PROCESS

All candidates meeting the minimum qualifications will have their application scored in a Formula Rate Examination.  The applicant’s experience and education will be evaluated using a pre-determined formula.  Scores from this evaluation will determine applicant ranking and placement on the Employment List.  Supplemental questions will be utilized by the department hiring authority to make interview and selection determinations.  Final appointment is contingent upon a check of past employment references, passing a City-paid fingerprint check and depending on position applied for a pre-employment medical exam and a drug and alcohol screening test.

 

THE CITY OF ROSEVILLE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.  IF YOU REQUIRE AN ACCOMMODATION DUE TO A DISABILITY, PLEASE CONTACT THE HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT AT LEAST 5 WORKING DAYS BEFORE A SCHEDULED INTERVIEW/EXAMINATION PROCESS.  MEDICAL DISABILITY VERIFICATION MAY BE REQUIRED PRIOR TO ACCOMMODATION.

Benefits

For more information regarding the City's benefits, visit our website at here.  This position is in IBEW.

Special Instructions

If you currently possess an Engineer in Training (EIT) certificate, please attach a copy to your application in the space provided.

 

The following options apply to the evaluation of college degrees from countries outside the United States:

  • Educational background from a foreign country may be evaluated by an accredited United States college or university listed on the U.S. Department of Education Database of Accredited Post-Secondary Institutions and Programs website.
  • Verification of degree equivalency may be obtained from organizations that provide foreign education credential evaluation services. The City of Roseville will accept verification from any of listed member agencies found at www.naces.org  
  • A copy of the foreign credential evaluation verification must be attached to the employment application.
  • Applicants who do not provide this verification will be eliminated from further consideration.

Recruitment Contact

Contact phone: 
(916)774-5475