Generator Support Technician



IT, Customer Service
Johnston, RI, USA
Posted on Wednesday, July 12, 2023

About Us:

Anaergia (TSX: ANRG) is a global leader in offering sustainable solutions for the production of clean energy and the conversion of waste streams to resources. Through a proven portfolio of proprietary technological solutions, Anaergia maximizes the generation of renewable energy, diversion of waste from landfill and reduction of greenhouse gases for customers across the municipal, industrial, commercial, and agricultural sectors. Headquartered in Burlington, ON, and through its multiple subsidiaries across North America, Europe, Africa, and Asia, Anaergia is trusted at more than 1,600 installations globally.

Job Overview:

This Position will support the Sr. Maintenance Supervisor with respect to the operation and maintenance of the Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Systems of the Facility.

Goal of the position is to improve uptime of the engine and completely utilize Biogas produced at the plant

Job Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the safe, efficient, and reliable operation of the CHP engine/generator systems and all associated CHP equipment (such as Selective Catalytic Reducer System)
  • Understands the basics of electricity generation
  • Maintains production and performance reports
  • Support in organizing all spares, tools and consumables (Oil, Grease, Seals, Bearings etc.) maintaining records, availability of spares on time
  • Manage a maintenance program to complete preventative, predictive and corrective maintenance tasks
  • Responsible for diagnosing malfunctions of CHP System machinery and equipment
  • Respond to and leads recovery efforts during planned and forced outages
  • Follow all safety SOPs and support in fabrication of temporary lines, pipes, patchwork, weld / grinding or cutting work on site.
  • Manages and conducts safety training in accordance with OSHA requirements for the CHP system
  • Support coordination and management of contractors during overhauls or other contract work for the CHP facility
  • Identify spare parts, and consumables procurement need and prepare requisition for approval
  • Recommends and implements measures to improve production methods, equipment performance and quality
  • Maintain and repair Co-Generators, pumps, blowers, piping, and valves
  • Follow PM schedule, routine field inspection of all equipment, complete daily site walks to ensure equipment visual health, completing routine greasing and oil top up runs, and filling completed preventive maintenance work requisition/ Job Order completion on CMMS
  • Identify spare parts, and consumables procurement need and prepare requisition for approval
  • Report and monitor gauges and controls data
  • Ensure all calibration records are always up to date and kept in records
  • Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations
  • Responsible for training/inducting junior staff and new recruits
  • Maintains the engines in clean orderly state
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed
  • Support operations on as-need be basis in all areas of the plant
  • Flexibility in working hours; overtime and/or weekend work may be needed; available for on-call and after-hours work as required
  • Perform additional duties as assigned

Job Requirements:

Education and Experience

  • Relevant post-secondary education and/or trades certification and/or significant industrial training in a relevant technical field required
  • Knowledge and experience with power generation and or CHP equipment are a must
  • At least 4 years of relevant experience
  • Ability to troubleshoot complex electrical and mechanical systems
  • Understanding of integrated power generation systems
  • Strong competence of gaseous fueled reciprocating engines, 24VDC controls, and medium to high voltage electrical generation equipment
  • Proficient in PLC & Controls / Switch Gears Onsite or remote troubleshooting and repair of natural gas and biogas reciprocating piston engines
  • Must possess a valid driver's license and a satisfactory driving record, the ability to become mobile crane certified, manlift and forklift certified

Job Skills

  • Ability to troubleshoot all fuel systems, switchgear, relays, protective relays, motors, pumps, PLCs, heating/cooling circuits and related ancillary components
  • Have the ability and capability to read blueprints, technical manuals, and engineering specifications to maintain and fix equipment.
  • Perform basic diagnostic testing of related equipment
  • Ability to check machine performance, dismantle machines and remove parts for repair using hand tools, chain falls, jacks, cranes, or hoists
  • Test damaged parts in comparison to specifications and replace the damaged and worn parts if necessary
  • Ability to maintain records of repair and maintenance work using CMMS system
  • Capabilities to lead contract mechanical work activities outside the capabilities of our local staff
  • Communication via phone, email, text, and in-person is required

Safety/ Environmental Focus

Anaergia promotes a Safety Policy which fosters a DO IT SAFE or not at all philosophy. Anaergia applies strict adherence to plant permit requirements with a focus on sustainability and protecting the environment. This position requires the ability to strictly follow safety practices, rules and procedures working with process equipment and mentor and coach less experienced operators in the same. Ability to look after others and communicate to them when you observe unsafe behaviors. Ability to take a proactive approach to fostering a safe work environment with a philosophy “Zero Injuries are Achievable”. Identify, report and correct unsafe working conditions and/or equipment in an efficient and timely manner. Respond quickly to emergency conditions on equipment and ability to learn equipment isolation Lock Out Tag Out procedures. Ability to work at heights and small confined spaces. Ability to Wear Personnel Protective Equipment such as but not limited to Hard Hat, Safety Glasses, Goggles, Hearing Protection, Safety Shoes/Boots, Respirators, SCBA, Dust Masks, chemical suits or Electrical Proximity Suits.

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As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Anaergia provides equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Anaergia will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.