Instrument & Controls Technician (2919)

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POST DATE 9/20/2017
END DATE 1/2/2018

ENGIE North America Inc. Montpelier, VT

Montpelier, VT
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree


ENGIE is a global energy company, a leading provider of electricity, natural gas, and energy services. With 154,950 employees in more than 70 countries worldwide, ENGIE achieved revenue of 69.9 billion in 2015. ENGIE is committed to being a leader in the energy transition.

We are looking for talented and motivated people to create the future of energy. Join a rewarding and flexible work environment that encourages innovation and creativity, and help us meet the energy challenges of today and tomorrow.


Maintain and repair the Company instrumentation controls and data acquisition computer systems that directly affect the reliability and safety of the plant operations.

REPORTS TO: Maintenance Manager

LOCATION: Ryegate Power Station, East Ryegate, Vermont

STATUS: Hourly - Non-Exempt


Performs proper adjustment and calibration of all plant instrumentation.

Maintain and update preventive maintenance program for all instrument and control devices.

Responsible for conducting setup and the continued operation of all control devices, control system, alarms and trips.

Responsible for PLC maintenance, upgrades and programming of GE Fanuc and Allen Bradley.

Responsible for all air emission reports to EPA and VT Agency of Natural Resources.

Responsible for calibration and maintenance of plant Continuous Emissions Monitoring (CEM) equipment.

Responsible for calibration and maintenance of plant Continuous Opacity Monitoring (COM) equipment.

Work with members of management and other staff on new project coordination and installation.

Provides graphical analysis of plant operating data and trends using computerized spreadsheet software.

Recommends controls upgrades and implements changes.

Maintain and trouble shoot plant equipment and control equipment to the highest possible standard maximizing availability and reliability with strict observance of plant safety policies and procedures.

Knowledge of electrical troubleshooting and maintenance functions including, but not limited to motors, MCCs, relays, breakers, electrical disconnects of rotating machinery desirable.

Must be able to read, interpret and work with service manuals, blueprints, sketches, technical manuals, control wire diagrams and other written instructions to evaluate and maintain proper equipment operation.

Maintain and update maintenance records and documentation.

Capable of tuning PID control loops desirable.

Ability to use various test equipment such as, multi meter, dead weight testers, gas analyzers, and pressure/temperature calibrators and signal generators .

Ability to install pneumatic air tubing, valve actuators, automatic valve positioners and perform automatic valve maintenance.

Ability to respond to plant emergencies, carry pager or be accessible by cell phone for emergency call-ins to work anytime day or night to correct problems.

Ability to work overtime as required to maintain equipment availability.

Must have a valid drivers license

Acts as a team member with all employees of ENGIE staff

Complies with all ENGIE policies and procedures.

Complies with all ENGIE site and corporate safety rules and procedures.


Standing, walking, sitting, climbing, stooping and crouching, kneeling, reaching, pushing, pulling, grasping, talking, lifting and hearing

Candidate will be required to climb a smokestack of 212 feet to maintain gas analyzer equipment.

Ability to enter a confined space.

Clarity of vision at 20 inches or less with the ability to bring objects into sharp focus.

Worker will be exposed to temperatures greater than 90 degrees Fahrenheit, equipment noise greater than 85 dbl, and hazards such as high-pressure high temperature steam lines.

Ability to pass a respirator physical and respirator fit test.

Ability to perform first aid and CPR.

Ability to meet highest attendance requirements

Proficient use of personal computer, calculator, etc.

Occasionally involve lifting up to 50lbs or push/pull up to 100 lbs of force.

Ability to communicate effectively, both written and verbally.

Ability to handle multiple assignments on a timely basis with a high degree of accuracy.

Any other ability required to perform the job.

3-5 years experience in a power plant environment with advanced knowledge of boiler controls and pneumatic and electronic control setup and calibration. With a post-secondary education from a vocational or technical school is desired.

Requires 5-10 years experience of instrumentation and controls installation, maintenance and repair experience. Experience may be considered in lieu of formal technical education.

Knowledge in computer, telephone, metering and calibration tools, hand-held tools and power equipment.

Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to the weather conditions prevalent at the time.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

For this role you must have authorization to work in the United States. Qualified applicants are considered for employment, and employees are treated during employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, gender identity, or expression, genetic information or any other legally protected status.

This job advertisement is supported by the ENGIE Talent Acquisition team. Agency involvement is not required. All related inquires must be done to the Talent Acquisition team, not direct to ENGIE North America Managers.