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O & M Technician IPP

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Location: Pueblo, CO, United States
Job ID: 33905
Date Posted: Jun 8, 2022
Salary: $32.09 to $48.22 hourly

Job Description

Job Specifications

Safely perform plant operations, testing, maintenance and administrative functions for a power plant consisting of four GE LM6000 gas turbine generators, four heat recovery steam generators, two steam turbine generators, one simple cycle LM6000, two simple cycle LMS100 gas turbine generators and balance of plant support equipment.

PAY RANGE:   $32.09 - $48.22 (Determined by the knowledge, skills and abilities of the applicant.)


LOCATION:  Pueblo, Colorado   


  • Comprehensive understanding of combined cycle power plant operations to include start-up, shutdown and emergency operational actions.
  • Perform both routine and non-routine preventive and corrective maintenance of plant equipment.
  • Operate a forklift.
  • Assist in the training of new operators.
  • Continuously increase own knowledge by personal independent study utilizing available resources and technical manuals.
  • Direct and implement all safety and emergency procedures as required. .
  • Perform chemical analysis on plant water systems which include boiler water, demineralized water, condensate water, feedwater, cooling water, and raw water.
  • Perform proper turnover discussing current plant status, potential problem areas and status of current clearances and maintenance activities.


  • Perform general housekeeping duties.
  • Maintain plant logs on equipment operation.
  • Provide information for various plant reports.


  • Minimum two (2) years technical training in operations and routine maintenance of power plants.
  • Minimum four (4) years of experience working in a combined cycle or gas turbine power plant or an equivalent environment.
  • High school diploma or equivalent.


  • Detailed knowledge of operating a power plant, power plant systems and their interrelationships.
  • Thorough knowledge and/or background for operating and maintaining mechanical and/or electrical systems.
  • Thorough knowledge of computer based preventive maintenance programs.
  • Thorough knowledge of plant hazards and safety equipment.
  • Computer literate in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel and various other programs.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Understand the principles of chemistry and their relationship to power plant operations.
  • Ability to understand engineering design drawings, vendor equipment drawings and technical information.
  • Ability to use mechanical tools and hand tools and to occasionally perform heavy lifting.
  • Ability to be certified in the use of respirators.

The mental and physical descriptions are representative of the activities an employee in a power generation (plant) job performs. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Mental description: Understand, remember, apply oral and/or written instructions or other information, and communicate routine factual information. Apply common sense in performing job functions, usually within a set of rules or guidelines.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee continuously moves about the job site and operates machines and equipment, ascends/descends stairs and ladders, maintains coordination, and works at elevated heights.  Employee frequently balances, engages in repetitive motions (kneeling, reaching) and uses a respirator. Employee may occasionally remain sedentary. Employee operates job related equipment and tools. Employee routinely performs this work for an average of 8-12 hours per day and occasional extended hours as necessary. Regular, reliable, and timely attendance is expected. 

Specific lifting abilities required by this job include medium work. Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 25 pounds of force frequently and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Work environment: Occasionally perform work indoors and routinely perform work outdoors in sometimes inclement weather with moderate to high noise level. Worker may be subject to hazards including a variety of physical conditions such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, electrical current, working in places of height or close quarters (i.e., crawl spaces, small, enclosed rooms, narrow aisles of passageways). Willing to travel occasionally (less than 10 days per year) by automobile (as driver and passenger), commercial airlines, rental vehicles and public transportation and be able to lodge in public facilities. Must have proper licensing to operate a motor vehicle.

This description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, duties, and requirements for employees in this position. Job descriptions may and do change periodically. Where positions are covered by a collective bargaining unit agreement, the terms and conditions of the agreement will apply.

About our Company: We are a customer, growth and safety focused utility company that is dedicated to our communities. We improve life with energy as an energy partner of choice. Our diverse culture fuels unique perspectives, opening doors to new insights and possibilities. Based in Rapid City, South Dakota, we have over 3000 employees and serve 1.3 million natural gas and electric utility customers across eight states (South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, and Arkansas).

Enjoy our Comprehensive Benefits Package!  Annual incentive program, 401(k) (6% company match and up to 9% company retirement contribution), tuition reimbursement, paid time off, additional Veteran PTO, paid holidays and annual floating holidays, company paid short term and long term disability, paid maternity and paternity benefits, health and wellness program, and competitive medical, dental and vision insurance.

Candidates must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check. 

Black Hills Energy does not sponsor applicants for work visas. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the US.

We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or status as a protected veteran.

Wage: 32.09 to 48.22
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