The City of Ames has an exciting opportunity for an Environmental Instrument and Control Technician to join our Electric Services department - Power Plant division team.
The Environmental Instrument and Control Technician primarily performs work related to the installation, maintenance and troubleshooting of power plant environmental emissions monitoring systems and control equipment. May also be required to install, maintain and troubleshoot other power plant and combustion turbine controls, equipment and systems. Performs other related work as required.
This is a full time position, primarily Monday to Friday; typically scheduled 7:00am to 4:00pm with 1 hour unpaid lunch break from 12:00pm to 1:00pm. Overtime is expected with varying weekend shifts to cover emergencies at the power plant.
The City of Ames offers a comprehensive benefits package for employees. Our comprehensive benefits package can be viewed at: City of Ames Benefits
Examples of Essential Job Functions
Researches state and federal regulations relating to environmental emissions monitoring and control for the purpose of insuring the power plant is in compliance with state and federal regulations. Assists in the specifying and purchasing of continuous emission monitoring system (CEMS) related equipment and software; and installs, calibrates, troubleshoots, maintains and operates the CEMS equipment for the power plant. Prepares specifications, evaluates bids/proposals, recommends awards of work and notifies the appropriate regulatory agencies necessary to perform stack and relative accuracy test audits (RATA). Prepares the necessary CEMS and related reports for timely submittal to the appropriate regulatory agencies.
Locates, troubleshoots and corrects electric and electronic system and equipment problems; installs, maintains and tests control systems, equipment and electronic circuits; calibrates equipment; performs acceptance tests on new systems; works from drawings, completes test reports, documents field changes and supplies as-built drawings; leads and instructs helpers as required. Coordinates activities with other operations and maintenance staff; maintains records and an inventory of spare parts. Operates light vehicle.
Each employee is expected to continually strive to bring shared values to life through our Excellence Through People organizational culture. ETP values include: committing to continuous improvement; inspiring creativity and innovation; being customer driven; making data-driven decisions; committing to diversity, equity, and inclusion; championing employee involvement; striving for excellence; having fiscal stewardship; acting with honesty and integrity; exhibiting leadership; choosing a positive attitude; respecting one another; promoting safety and wellness; and cultivating teamwork. For leaders, this includes creating a work culture that brings these values to life. For all employees, this includes maintaining a Total City Perspective. The purpose of ETP is to deliver exceptional services to the public at the best price, and for employees to experience an enjoyable and stimulating work environment.
Education and Experience:
-Associate's degree in Electrical and Electronic Technology, Industrial Instrument and Control Technology, or a closely related field.
-Three years of experience in control system troubleshooting and maintenance; or completion of an instrument and control technician apprenticeship program plus two years of journey level experience with control systems.
-Experience operating and maintaining continuous emissions monitoring systems (CEMS).
-Experience stack testing.
-Experience RATA testing.
-Knowledge and familiarity with state and federal regulations pertaining to environmental emissions and control.
Licenses and Certification: Must possess a valid driver's license.