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Power Production Mechanical Maintenance Engineer I - IV 

Req Number ENG-18-00006  
Salary $54,808 - $108,784 annually (DOE) *salaries are based upon 40 hours per week  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Location Priest Rapids Dam, Mattawa, WA  
Shift Days  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Number of Openings 1  

Position Summary

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:

Plant Engineering

- 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

Maintenance Engineering

- 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

Job Responsibilities

• 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).

Position Requirements

Job Requirements

Educational Requirements

B.S. in Mechanical Engineering or B.S. in Mechanical Technology with 2 years applicable mechanical engineering experience. Professional Engineering License (PE) in the State of Washington preferred but not required.

EIT and/or Washington State PE certification preferred.

Knowledge and Skills

Knowledge of –

• Hydroelectric generation, turbines, generators, governors and appurtenant equipment, (preferred not required).

• Pumps, compressors, cranes, and spillway gates.

• Basics of a Preventative Maintenance Program and Reliability Centered Maintenance

• Basics for preparation of project budgets, cost estimates, engineering economic analysis and feasibility studies.

• Safety regulations and requirements associated with powerplant and construction work.

• Basics for preparation of studies with alternative development and project budget planning and project management (preferred not required).

• Machine design principles and finite element analysis.

• Fluids mechanics and design principles for compressible and non-compressible fluid systems.

• HVAC system design principles, (preferred not required).

• CAD drawing generation and layout.

Skills in –

• Demonstrated ability to use District maintenance management system and work management software, Maximo, (strongly preferred).

• Project scheduling analysis, preparation and use of MS Project software, (preferred not required).

• Finite element generation and analysis and use of SolidWorks software.

• System analysis and complex mathematical, analytical equation generation and use of MATLAB, (preferred not required).

• Use of Microsoft Office suite to aid in budgeting and management of daily tasks.

• Demonstrated skill in planning, report writing, coordinating and problem solving.

• Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both written and oral.

• Demonstrated ability to read both civil and mechanical drawings; and ability to read electrical drawings, (preferred not required).

• Demonstrated ability to organize and conduct meetings.

• Demonstrated ability to plan, organize, schedule and accomplish a variety of tasks concurrently.

• Demonstrated ability to work in office environment, shop and field/outdoor environments.

Special Requirements –

A valid State driver’s license is required. PE license preferred not required.

Physical Requirements

Duties are performed in an office environment and in various field locations including the powerplants. Activities in all areas of the Hydroelectric facilities including working around physical hazards from energized equipment, inside equipment with exposure to loud, heat and cold and exposure to heavy equipment and construction in all areas of the facility.

*For a full list of requirements, the applicant/incumbent should refer to the Physical Capacity Evaluation, (PCE).

Position Open Until Filled

First Review of Applications: Monday, July 16, 2018

Excellent Compensation and Benefits Package

Equal Opportunity Employer

References and Background Checks are done as part of our employment process.

About the Organization Employees are our greatest assets at Grant PUD. Our dynamic team of skilled individuals define this utility. We welcome your unique experiences, skills and passion

As an equal opportunity employer, we strive for an environment of mutual respect that values diversity. We recruit, hire, train and promote all job classifications. A variety of exciting challenges and growth opportunities exist at Grant PUD. We offer training, benefits and multiple opportunities to serve the diverse needs of our regional community.

Our Mission:
To efficiently and reliably generate and deliver energy to our customers.

Our Vision:
Excellence in service and leadership
We continually ask how our performance aids in improving service quality, reliability and care for the environment in the most cost-effective manner.

Safety: We believe that employee and public safety is paramount

Innovation: We make decisions that best serve present and future generations

Service: We are committed to excellent customer service

Teamwork: We are one team with the same mission

Respect: We honor the rights and beliefs of those we work with and serve

Integrity: We hold ourselves and others accountable to professionalism in our actions and words

Heritage: We protect, preserve and perpetuate the spirit of the PUD and the Wanapum relationship  

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