February 5, 2024
ElectriCities of NC
The Power Supply Operations Division supports the Energy Management Systems associated with Operation of the Power Agencies, North Carolina Municipal Power Agency No. 1 (NCMPA1) and North Carolina Eastern Municipal Power Agency (NCEMPA). The Division is responsible for maintaining the real time telemetry system to ensure an accuracy of the data used for power marketing, load management operations, and load forecasting.
The Senior Generator Specialist, Distributed Resources helps to ensure that NCMPA1 and NCEMPA owned Distributed Generation is available and able to be dispatched when called upon to reliably and economically serve Agency load and provide flexibility to meet marketing opportunities. This role adds value by ensuring the Monroe Generating Station (MGS) and Power Agency Generation (PAG) diesel units are maintained reliably and safely
- Provides operations and maintenance services to other NCMPA1 and NCEMPA generation facilities, as required, located in the 19 NCMPA1 member cities that are within 95 miles of Charlotte, NC, and NCEMPA generation facilities located within 95 miles of Raleigh, NC.
- Oversees the maintenance tracking and documentation of NCMPA1 and NCEMPA generation sites. Coordinates with vendor(s) to complete scheduled maintenance and trouble calls to ensure corrective action is completed in a timely manner.
- Familiar with the emissions requirements, safety requirements, hazmat maintenance and refueling for NCMPA1 and NCEMPA generators. Assist Distributed Resources Supervisor as needed.
- Knowledgeable of the operation and maintenance of the NCMPA1 and NCEMPA telemetry system(s), assisting as necessary.
- Supports the Supervisor, Distributed Resources in the proper operation of the gas turbine generating facility, located in Monroe, NC, with minimal guidance or assistance. Competently operates and maintains all plant equipment. Capable of operating plant equipment remotely using a computer or locally via PLC panel interfaces. Communicates plant issues and keeps the Supervisor, Distributed Resources fully informed of plant operations, unusual conditions, and faulty equipment.
- Uses facility operating procedures and equipment technical manuals to operate, maintain and repair facility equipment and ensure equipment is operated within acceptable parameters.
- Available to be on-site when units are operated and available to be “called-out” to troubleshoot problems as they arise. Reads meters, gauges, or automatic devices to record data such as temperatures, vibration, and hours of operation, pressure, and fluid levels to verify operating conditions. Visually inspects and monitors operating equipment at periodic intervals to detect malfunctions or the need for repair, adjustment or lubrication.
- Diagnoses causes of malfunctions or failures of operational equipment and repairs, or assists in repairing, plant instrumentation and plant equipment. Repair, replace, dismantle and examine defective parts along with lubricating and cleaning parts; uses electronic meters and other test equipment to calibrate and repair plant instrumentation and electrical circuits; and assist in troubleshooting and inspecting programmable logic controllers, plant control systems and distributive control systems including control card replacement and wiring terminations.
- Fully supports the use of a computerized maintenance management system by displaying a proficiency in using the system, entering data in a manner consistent with that of fellow employees and showing dedication to the facility maintenance philosophy. Thoroughly records equipment problems on work requests and documents maintenance actions taken on work order forms. Handles corrective maintenance and preventive maintenance work orders in a timely and high quality manner. Shows diligence in documenting spare parts usage and re-ordering.
- Assists in preparation of annual budgets for distributed generation units and related facilities.
- Fosters an environment of teamwork in order to effectively work with other departments, fellow employees, participants and investor-owned utilities.
- Perform other related duties as assigned by the Supervisor, Distributed Resources in accordance with the goals and objectives of ElectriCities, NCEMPA and NCMPA1.
The Senior Generator Specialist, Distributed Resources works under the general supervision and guidance of the Supervisor, Distributed Resources, who reviews the employee’s work performance under ElectriCities guidelines in terms of overall effectiveness and provides professional guidance as needed. Time sheets, vacation time, sick leave, etc., will be reviewed and approved by the Supervisor, Distributed Resources.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms, and talk and hear. Frequently the employee is required to sit, climb, or balance on ladders; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must occasionally be able to lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Vision requirements are close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Some outside field work requiring walks over rough terrain is also required. Frequent travel within the state of North Carolina and periodic travel within the U.S. for training and development purposes is required.
• Possesses a working knowledge of diesel generators, gas turbines and their auxiliary systems.
• 5+ years of experience with operating and maintaining diesel generators, gas turbines.
• Experience with Caterpillar/Cummins generators and Solar Turbine Titan gas turbines is preferred.
• Excellent communication skills and a working knowledge of computer programming and data processing systems.
• Must be a self-starter, willing to accept responsibility, and be capable of working on his/her own initiative in field locations with only general remote guidance.
We offer challenging and rewarding careers in a family-friendly culture, a competitive compensation, benefits, and rewards package, as well as career development opportunities. ElectriCities is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
ElectriCities of North Carolina, Inc., is the membership organization that provides power supply and related critical services to over 90 community-owned electric systems in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia—collectively known as public power. ElectriCities manages the power supply for two power agencies in North Carolina and provides technical services to assist members in operating their electric distribution systems. ElectriCities also helps these locally owned and operated public power providers thrive today and in the future by delivering innovative services, including legislative, technical, communications, and economic development expertise.