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Boiler Inspector Mid-Atlantic Region


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Posted by Jen Etro on January 27, 2009 at 11:43:26:

Wheelabrator Technologies, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Waste Management with 16 waste-to-energy power plants and 5 independent power plants, is currently seeking a Boiler Inspector for our Mid-Atlantic Region.

Summary: Reporting to the Regional Maintenance Manager, this position focuses on all aspects of maintenance during outages, including inspection and ultrasonic testing of boiler tubes and overseeing contractors; monitors and reports on plant operations and maintenance in order to optimize plant operating characteristics and efficiencies, and minimize maintenance costs; also manages the Regionís R-stamp program; writes reports and makes recommendations in order to optimize R&M spending and reduce unscheduled down time. This position requires extensive travel, approximately 75% of the time, among the plants in the region; must be available to work plant outage schedules, day or night, and 12-hour shifts.

Essential Functions:
∑ Oversee and direct ultrasonic thickness (UT) testing of boilers during outages, especially those areas likely to have pressure part failures.
∑ Inspect areas of the boilers not checked by UT testing and areas in between the UT grid
∑ Review all UT readings; make recommendations for repairs (e.g. replace, shield, padweld or cover with refractory); mark out all areas to be repaired.
∑ Enter every boiler access point during outages and perform thorough boiler inspections.
∑ Inspect all boiler components including waterwalls, superheaters, generator banks and pressure parts during outages; identify thin areas that have potential for pressure part failure. Notify the Maintenance and Operations Managers of any unusual conditions.
∑ Make work and repair lists for the welder and mechanics.
∑ Make work and repair lists for the refractory contractor company.
∑ Oversee mechanical contractor repair crews performing major repairs to such components as feed chutes, grates, boiler pressure parts, drop-off cutes and expellers.
∑ Advise plant management on refractory maintenance best practices.
∑ Manage the Region's R-Stamp program, including managing welders logs, R-1 job files and Code material.
∑ Advise welders on the proper weld procedures, wire and material to use for any repair.
∑ Write reports on findings and make recommendations for future outages, including how to optimize R&M spending and reduce unscheduled down time. Prepare other periodic and special plant performance reports.
∑ Submit outage reports to Plant Maintenance Managers in a timely manner.
∑ Participate in the engineering of plant modifications and improvements.
∑ Effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
∑ Complete any required training within the time frame prescribed.
∑ Follow standard safety procedures, correct safety and environmental hazards, and report them to the Plant management/supervision immediately. Read, understand, and apply information such as, lockout/tag out procedures, safety rules, job hazard analyses, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
∑ Recognize, analyze, resolve and implement solutions to engineering problems
∑ Communicate clearly and concisely both verbally and in writing; as well as communicate clearly whether using in-situ intercom system, two-way radio or face to face.
∑ Anticipate typical problems, identify potential or recurring problems, and take appropriate action. Troubleshoot equipment and assist in diagnosing problem areas.
∑ Operate other equipment including, but not limited to, industrial forklifts, manlifts, skid steer type loaders, and other mobile equipment.
∑ Participate in special projects as directed or perform any other duties assigned.

Education/Experience:
∑ Bachelor's or Associates degree in a technical field or equivalent.
∑ Minimum of three years working in a power plant environment; five years work experience in a power plant environment preferred.
∑ Math skills sufficient to complete required job functions.
∑ Knowledge and understanding of the operation and control of a steam generating power plant.
∑ Possess mechanical skills sufficient to perform such routine tasks as opening vessel and equipment access doors, placing and removing furnace access equipment, overhead protection and staging, operating power tools, and performing minor mechanical repairs to plant equipment or structures.

To learn more, please email Jen Etro, Senior Recruiter at: jetro@wm.com. EOE/AA/M/F/V/D


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