This posting is for one of two Mechanical Maintenance Engineer Positions. These positions are posted as Engineer Levels I – IV, thus various levels of experience in the desired knowledge and skills will be considered.
One position will be located at Priest Rapids Dam near Desert Aire, WA.
One position will be located at Wanapum Dam near Vantage, WA.
Both locations are within commuting distance from Tri-Cities, Yakima, Wenatchee, Moses Lake, Ellensburg, Ephrata, Quincy, and Royal City.
Responsible for Plant Engineering and Maintenance Engineering activities in the Asset Management group within the Power Production Engineering Department. Duties include engineering support for maintenance of the 2,000 MW Priest Rapids Hydroelectric Project made up of the Wanapum Dam and Priest Rapids Dam developments; as well as the small hydroelectric generating facilities of Quincy Chute and Potholes East Canal Headworks. Plant Engineering and Maintenance Engineering tasks include:
- Small Plant Design Changes
- Small Plant Improvements Requiring Engineering Expertise or Approval
- Equipment or Material Procurement
- Oversight of Installations and Quality
- Forced Outage Exception Report Evaluations
- Design and Implementation of Safety Improvements
- Initial engineering point of contact for plant maintenance concerns
- Job Plan Optimization Including Field Observation and Validation
- Preventative Maintenance Program Improvements
- Asset Record Creation/Removal
- Completed Work Order Review for Maintenance Related Issues and Adjustments
- Predictive Maintenance and Condition Based Monitoring Program Administration
- Approval of Requested Work Order Cancelations
- Maintenance Management System Improvement Championing and Testing
- Asset Management and Maintenance Optimization
- Stock Inventory and Spare Part Utilization and Optimization
• Create new Job Plans and update existing plans for the Preventative Maintenance program in the MMS (Maintenance Management System).
• Create new Assets in the MMS and remove retired assets.
• Optimized Preventative Maintenance frequency based upon industry best practices and historical asset data.
• Review completed work orders and make appropriate modifications to the Job Plans, PMs, or Assets as needed.
• Develop and administer the Predictive Maintenance and Condition Based Monitoring programs.
• Review requests for canceled PM work orders and asses the impact to the Preventative Maintenance Program.
• Support Power Production’s Asset Management and Maintenance Optimization Initiatives.
• Complete mechanical engineering design, project management and construction coordination for Power Production assets.
• Provide Engineering Supervisor with cost effective recommendations for maintenance, repair and replacement of Power Production assets.
• Prepare technical specifications and drawings for contract documents under guidance of Engineering Supervisor or peer engineers to be used for bidding purposes.
• Administer contracts for work performed on District facilities by contractors, including inspection of contractors work.
• Provide engineering assistance to other business units in the resolutions of problems arising from daily activities.
• Manage work by consultants, contractors and other contract personnel.
• Prepare detailed instructions; including markups, revisions and generating new drawings and manuals.
• Provide necessary oversight for craftsmen to implement engineering changes in the field.
• Maintain good relations with company representatives, craftsmen, suppliers and other engineers while keeping informed of the latest equipment, practices and processes in the power industry.
• Perform field inspection of work and provide required reports.
• Provide direction and recommendations for machine troubleshooting efforts.
• Conduct failure analysis and prepare equipment reliability statistics.
• Actively promote teamwork approach in conducting business.
• Demonstrate commitment to Grant PUD’s mission, vision, values, strategic plan and Vision 2021. Incumbent shall become familiar with these organizational priorities and behave in a manner that aligns with these expectations.
• Understand and adhere to compliance requirements for this position that may include laws, regulations, security guidelines, Grant PUD policies and procedures.
• Actively participate in all aspects of the District’s safety program, including but not limited to :
o Alerting supervisors and coworkers to unsafe or hazardous working conditions;
o Reporting any safety incidents or close calls within 24 hours to your supervisor; and
o Accepting feedback from supervisors and coworkers regarding your own safety performance.
• Accept responsibility for safety of all team members and model safe behaviors by:
o Clearly defining and completing performance-focused safety activities require of you.
o Support work stoppages by employees when they identify unsafe/hazardous working conditions.
o Acknowledging compliant safety behaviors and good safety performance from members of your team(s).