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Energy Operations Technician

Rochester, NY

RED-Rochester is a multi-utility generation plant and district energy supplier to one of the world’s most comprehensive industrial parks: the Eastman Business Park. Supporting a 1,200-acre campus, RED-Rochester has the utilities, infrastructure, technical services, support services, space and complementary regional resources to benefit a wide range of industry verticals. We are seeking an Energy Operations Technician to provide stewardship and technical guidance for the operation, maintenance and improvement of the industrial Condensate Return Systems at the Eastman Business Park.

Summary: Responsible for operations and maintenance of RED’s distributed condensate return systems within Eastman Business Park. This would include but is not limited to regularly visiting/monitoring all condensate return systems, making minor repairs, communicating with customers/plant personnel, and documenting more involved repairs on work orders for remediation by the Maintenance team. Enforce customer’s contractual condensate return obligations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Perform routine condensate equipment inspections and performance including documentation of operational data, checking, and adjusting of controls on equipment as necessary.
Oversee the proper operation of the condensate return systems in both customer buildings and RED plants.
Identify, troubleshoot and expeditiously remedy operational issues to maximize equipment uptime and improve overall condensate return system performance.
Have a strong working knowledge of RED’s Utility Service Agreement as it relates to our customer’s obligations concerning Condensate Return and obligations; work with Customer’s and RED’s leadership to enforce compliance with those obligations.
Perform minor electrical, mechanical, and instrumentation repairs.
Conduct sampling and testing of condensate in customer and RED condensate systems.
Provide operating support for equipment shutdowns and startups including the securing of equipment using standard LO/TO procedures.
Assist with maintaining equipment in a clean and operable condition.
Assist with the development and updates of standard operating procedures.
Provide operating support for overhead distribution piping systems.
Other duties as assigned such administrative, proper record keeping, inspections, etc.
Must adhere to all safety protocols and regulations.

Education and/or Experience:

High school diploma/GED, minimum 4 years of experience in steam plant operations/maintenance, knowledge of steam distribution and condensate return systems.
Demonstrated conceptual and practical troubleshooting skills.
Excellent and clear communication skills
Demonstrated ability to work independently or within a team environment.
Demonstrated mechanical system aptitude and abilities.
Demonstrated ability to read and comprehend blueprint or CAD-based system drawings.
Ability to follow procedures, work instructions, and safety/environmental regulations.
Proficient in MS Office
Ability to learn various industrial software applications (Maximo, Compliant Pro, TagsPro, Ovation, and Pi Historian software), becoming proficient with its use within a short time after being hired (~3 – 4 months).

Work Environment

Work may be under extreme weather conditions including hot and cold ambient temperatures.
Employees will be required to travel between various buildings and work in plant environments where there are moderate noise levels. Employees would be expected to wear appropriate safety gear for each location.

Physical Demands

While performing duties of the job, the incumbent is occasionally required to bend, walk, or carry equipment. Employees must occasionally lift and move up to 50 pounds.
Must have a valid driver’s license and willingness to use a company or personal car to travel about Eastman Business Park which covers approximately 5 square miles.