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Generation Generalist

For Burlington Electric Department

General Purpose:
This position performs entry level maintenance and operational activities at BED’s generating facilities such as McNeil Station, Gas Turbine, Solar arrays, and Winooski One Hydro Generation facility.
Essential Job Functions: (This section outlines the fundamental job functions that must be performed in this position. The “Qualifications/Basic Job Requirements” and the “Physical and Mental/Reasoning Requirements and Work Environment” state the underlying requirements that an employee must meet in order to perform these essential functions. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, reasonable accommodations may be made to qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.)
• Provide support for mechanical, electrical, instrument and control, and operations activities.
• Unloads woodchips from railcars.
• Learn and perform preventative maintenance program tasks such as changing oils in gear reducers, fans, pumps, and bearings.
• Operate all wood-handling equipment up to the surge bin at the boiler front.
• Learn and perform routine maintenance including lubrication of all wood-handling equipment and front-end loaders.
• Load wood ash into trucks for off-site disposal as needed.
• Learn and perform periodic greasing and oiling of ash handling and other fossil fuel burning equipment at BED’s generating facilities.
• Learn and perform maintenance on ash handling equipment and char reinjection system as required.
• Operates a variety of machinery and heavy equipment including a front-end loader and dump truck as needed.
• Learn and perform lab tests on water samples and keep logs and record of water quality trends.
• Learn and perform outage inspections and regular preventative maintenance on water treatment equipment and heat exchangers.
• Assist in the installation and repair of electrical equipment at BED’s generating facilities.
• Assist in the installation, repair and/or maintenance of electrical and electronic equipment associated with high pressure boilers, turbines, generators, fuel handling systems, lighting, fire alarms, or security and communications at BED’s generating facilities.
• Assist in the electrical preventative maintenance checks at BED’s generating facilities.
• Learn and perform the duties of the Yardworker position when needed as a back-up.
• Learn and perform maintenance and other duties on emissions monitoring equipment (CEMS/DAHS equipment) as needed.

Jan 06, 2021
Qualifications/Basic Job Requirements: • High School Diploma or equivalent is required. • Must have the ability to utilize hand and power tools. • Ability to technical manuals and understand line drawings. • Ability to read, interpret, and understand mechanical and electrical systems and drawings. • Ability to operate heavy equipment including front-end loader. • Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations is required. • Ability to obtain workable welding and use of gas-cutting torch skills within twelve months. • Ability to work the Yardworker position 12 hours rotating shift when needed, as a back-up and when properly trained and deemed qualified. • Good written and verbal communication skills. • Must pass a Pulmonary Function Test and wear a respirator. • Basic computer competency in word processing, spreadsheets, email, and control functions. • Must be in good physical condition and able to perform basic maintenance tasks to the highest caliber which includes the ability to: climb ladders, work in confined spaces, lift heavy objects weighing up to 50 lbs., etc. • Must have the ability to interact harmoniously with co- workers, vendors, and the public. • Ability to participate in various training including confined space training, CPR, First Aid, and all mandatory training. • Must have the ability to enter a confined space and elevated areas. • Must have the ability to diagnose, trouble shoot, and fix equipment as needed. • Ability to actively support City diversity, equity, and cultural competency efforts within stated job responsibilities and work effectively across diverse cultures and constituencies. • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion as evidenced by ongoing trainings and professional development. • Regular attendance is necessary and is essential to meeting the expectations of the job functions. • Ability to understand and comply with City standards, safety rules and personnel policies
High School Diploma or equivalent is required
Burlington, VT
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