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Posted by Luminant (TXU) on February 21, 2008 at 16:44:41:
Provide boiler expertise to support TXU Power’s Fossil Generation fleet. Applies sound engineering judgment and knowledge to identify and resolve plant operational and maintenance problems. Reviews unit efficiency/performance testing, maintenance, and operational procedures, and makes recommendations to address equipment issues. Provide Boiler Engineering expertise to manage the resources, technology, and documentation associated with Fossil Generation’s fixed assets. Develop, implement, and manage database-driven data pertaining to boilers and other fixed equipment. Work with the boiler inspectors to determine the correct repairs to major boiler components. Work with the Risk Based Inspection Specialist to help direct the activities of contract inspection personnel consistent with TXU maintenance philosophy. Analyze inspection data, and coordinate corrective action plans with TXU and external resources. The Boiler Specialist will be involved in all phases of projects from bid specification and evaluation of new equipment, program development, risk analysis, complex troubleshooting of existing equipment, and engineering upgrade evaluations on existing equipment. The Specialist will evaluate historical data stored in CMMS and other sources to identify trends in equipment reliability, and recommend appropriate data to collect for analysis.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
In this position, either directly or through others, the incumbent will:
• Actively identify and resolve plant maintenance and operational problems utilizing a thorough understanding of boilers.
• Manage multiple task assignments to meet deadlines.
• Provide technical support in project development, risk analysis, QA/QC, installation, start-up, monitoring, analysis, and problem resolution.
• Evaluate, develop, and employ tools used for analysis of boiler components.
• Provide technical support and participate in risk based analysis of equipment work lists.
• Apply engineering theory, practices, and principles to determine root cause of equipment failures and to perform performance evaluations.
• Analyze equipment trends, historical data, and field data to develop and implement measurable programs to obtain lowest life cycle cost on plant equipment.
• Apply reliability principals to obtain the optimum solution for equipment problems and new equipment selection.
• Actively pursue career development.
• Represent Generation Support and/or Fossil Production on corporate, technical, and user group committees.
The incumbent applies boiler maintenance and operation practices across the TXU Power fleet. Primary interface is with Fossil Generation which consists of nine (9) lignite/coal fired generating units at four (4) plant sites, nine (9) gas/oil fired generating units at four (4) plant sites, two (2) combined cycle plant sites and fifteen (15) simple cycle combustion turbines. The combined net generating capacity of Fossil Generation is in excess of 10,000 MW. Support is also provided to Comanche Peak SES and to TXU Mining as requested.
NECESSARY COMPETENCIES: (This section is not applicable at this time.)
For this position, the following skills and abilities must be demonstrated at a proficient level:
• Communications – Effectively utilize communications skills to keep the client, the team members, team leaders, and support personnel informed. Clearly demonstrates decisions and directions within the department and with the client community. Delivers clean and concise presentations. Gathers and disseminates information in a timely and effective manner. Keeps department informed of management directions through regular staff meetings.
• Creativity/Innovation – Generates new ideas and approaches to client and/or business needs. Anticipates changes in the business environment and takes appropriate action. Looks for non-traditional solutions to problems. Finds and implements new approaches from other industries. Takes calculated risks after discussing with stakeholders. Anticipates changes in business needs.
• Leadership – Defines and encourages high standards of performance and leads by example. Guides and inspires others to accomplish goals, both individually and as a team. Develops the potential of team members. Capitalizes and builds on workforce diversity. Viewed by peers and subordinates as a mentor. Demonstrates daily positive work ethic and outlook. Motivates employees to achieve the highest of standards. Possesses and demonstrates coaching and teamwork skill. Works to expand the skills and job knowledge of employees.
Minimal background and knowledge requirements:
Qualifications sought in successful candidates include the following:
• Bachelor of Science in Engineering, six years of power generation or equivalent energy industry experience, prior experience in boiler inspection and repairs, Equipment Analysis, or Maintenance–related role, and licensed as a Registered Engineer in the State of Texas -- OR -- fifteen years of related industrial experience including progressive responsibility utilizing the responsibilities listed above.
Preferred background and knowledge requirements:
• Demonstrates knowledge of boilers including pressure parts and auxiliary equipment
• Maintains acceptable balance between quality and quantity of output based on the requirements of each job assignment.
• Works with minimal supervision.
• Creates and/or supports new ideas to improve efficiency.
• Completes tasks within expected time frames through proper planning and implementation.
• Communicates clearly and concisely in written, verbal, and electronic forms.
• Demonstrates knowledge of how assigned workgroups activities impact operation/maintenance of other systems/units; uses this knowledge to maximize productivity/safety, and minimize problems.
PHYSICAL/MENTAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS: This position requires the ability to perform the essential duties and responsibilities in the following environment:
• Occasional long, irregular hours.
• Use of a PC, computer terminal and/or telephone over 2 hours a day.
• Occasional bending, twisting, crouching, pulling, pushing, and/or reaching to access job-related materials.
• Open workspace office environment.
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