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Power Plant Technician (IBEW) - Mechanical (Antioch, CA)

I'm Interested Date posted 01/08/2021

Requisition ID # 76808 

Job Category : Maintenance / Construction / Operations 

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Business Unit: Generation

Job Location : Antioch

Department Overview

The Gateway Generating Station (GGS) started commercial operations in January 2009. The plant is located in Antioch, CA. This natural gas facility operates 24/7 and can deliver up to 590 MW of power output. The facility utilizes combined cycle technology with two General Electric F class combustion turbines and one D-11 steam turbine.

Position Summary

This is an International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 1245 represented classification, which has over 100 years of experience representing employees at PG&E.  This job is subject to collective bargaining. 

We are seeking a Mechanical Power Plant Technician to be part of the plant's team to safely operate our 590 MW Combined Cycle Power Plant in Antioch, CA.


-Safely maintain all operational and environmental parameters

-Safely perform routine plant maintenance

-Create update and adhere to plant operating and maintenance procedures

-Work within the plant computerized maintenance management system

Support the safe operation, maintenance and repair of combustion turbine generators, heat recovery steam generators (HRSGs), steam turbines and associated balance of plant equipment.  Performs various operational and maintenance related duties under general supervision to include predictive, preventative maintenance, replacement of filters, gaskets, lubricating oil, valve packing, pump alignment, compressors, bearing repacking, rigging, and sampling.  Supports operation of the plant to include operation of valves, pumps, fans, compressors and medium and low voltage circuit breakers.  Reads and interprets mechanical flow diagrams, P&ID’s, Assists staff with the ordering of parts and inventory control.  Applies safe work practices and participation in the station’s clearance procedures and performs data input into the work management system.  Reviews and updates plant procedures to assure information is current and accurate.  Provides training and instruction to peers as required to enhance knowledge base of the technicians. 

Skill Block Discipline:

Mechanical –repair, install and maintain combustion and steam turbines, HRSGs, and all types of related mechanical equipment.  Tasks may include but not be limited to the following;

  • bearing inspection and installation
  • equipment alignment
  • proficient use of hand, portable and free-standing tools
  • boiler/HRSG repair
  • carpentry
  • painting and coating application
  • installation and removal of thermal insulation and refractory materials
  • general plumbing and piping layout, installation and repair
  • valve repair
  • welding
  • rigging
  • job planning
  • research and documentation
  • predictive, planned, and corrective maintenance

    Cognitive Requirements- Reasoning: Requires the ability to use judgment and reasoning in carrying out job duties. Decision: Requires the ability to make decisions and take direction to/from others.
    Physical Requirements- Heavy Work: Exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Balancing: Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing or crouching on narrow, slippery or erratically moving surfaces. Carrying: Transporting an object, usually holding it in the hands, arms or on the shoulder. Climbing: Ascending or descending ladders, stairs scaffolding, ramps and the like, using feet and legs and/or hands and arms. Body agility is emphasized. Crawling: Moving about on hands and knees or hands and feet. Crouching: Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine. Feeling: Perceiving attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips. Fingering: Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand or arm as in handling. Grasping: Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm. Handling: Seizing, holding, grasping, turning, or otherwise working with the hands or arms. Hearing: Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction. Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make fine discriminations in sound. Kneeling: Bending legs at knee to a rest on knee or knees. Lifting: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position. Pulling: Using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to draw, drag, haul to tug objects in a sustained motion. Pushing: Using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or outward. Reaching: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction. Repetitive Motions: Substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands and/or fingers. Seeing: The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data figures; transcribing, viewing a computer terminal, expansive reading; ability to detect color distinction; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts and/or operation of machines (including inspection); using measurement devices; assembly or fabrication of parts at distances close to the eyes; performing mechanical or skilled trades tasks of a non-repetitive nature such as carpenters, technicians, service people, plumbers, painters, mechanics, etc. Sitting: Particularly for long periods of time. Standing: Particularly for sustained periods of time. Stooping: Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist. Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. Must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly or quickly. Walking: Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another.
    Work Environment- Works both indoors and outdoors.  Exposure to temperatures above 90 degrees for periods of more than one hour. There is sufficient noise (at or above 85 dBA) to cause workers standing 3 feet apart to shout in order to be heard above the ambient noise level. Personal protective equipment (PPE) must be worn at certain times.  Falling hazards exist and PPE such as fall protection equipment and a hard hat, must be worn at certain times. The employee occasionally works near moving parts or equipment; at high elevations; and is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock, heat, and vibration.  Access into crawl spaces, shafts, man- holes, small-enclosed rooms, and other confined spaces are occasionally required. The worker is subject to surfaces other than carpet (concrete, wood, pavement, asphalt, etc.).
    Marginal Requirements- Driving: Motorized Vehicles. Such as forklifts, scissor lifts, high reach lifts etc..


Minimum Qualifications:

-Must be at least 18 years of age

-Must possess a High School diploma, GED or equivalent work experience

-Must possess a valid California Driver’s License

-Ability to work in all types of weather extremes

-Ability to drive safely in all weather and road conditions

-Ability to work extended hours, nights, weekends and holidays, and various work schedules

-Must be able to wear company provided Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

-Demonstrated experience or training in combustion turbine maintenance

-Minimum of 5 years Power Plant Maintenance Technician work experience

Desired Qualifications:

-1+ year work experience in a GE 7FA or Siemens Westinghouse 501F/501G combined cycle plant

-Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office products- Word and Excel

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