Analyst, Technical Services (Power Operations) A - 507900
Organization: Power Operations
Department: Kingston Fossil Engineering
Location: Harriman, Tennessee
Posting Open: 09/05/2018
Posting Close: 09/15/2018 at 11:59 PM EST
This is an entry level training position which may lead to a senior (B) level TSA at a Coal, Gas or Hydro fossil plant or other applicable organization, as dictated by workload, training completion, and experience. Incumbent will perform productive work governed by standard operating procedures. In this capacity, the incumbent will perform the following functions:
Assist in engineering support tasks related to equipment performance testing, statistical data management, and predictive maintenance technologies. This position will require on the job training in the following technologies: tribology, vibrations, acoustic, motor analyses, thermography, performance testing, statistical data analysis/reporting including GADS and methods of chemical analyses and control.
Assists in development of check sheets, checklists, procedures, Generation Sensitive Activities (GSA's), Job Safety Analyses (JSA's), root cause analysis, and work scope documents.
Communication and reporting of site PdM/CBM (Predictive maintenance/Condition based maintenance) issues. This may include generating CR's, updating work orders and documenting problems identified.
Performs chemistry lab duties in support of unit start-ups. Performs general troubleshooting, apparent/root cause analyses on out of specification chemistry parameters including maintaining/updating structure trees and takes corrective actions as needed.
Other duties as assigned by supervision.
Performs ash analysis to support combustion/emission reduction processes.
May be assigned duties associated with environmental and safety technician positions in a backup capacity, or as needed to support plant requirements.
Independently performs assignments with instructions and guidance from senior level TSAs in programmatic areas. The incumbent receives technical direction from assigned engineers performing performance analysis on unusual or complex problems. Supervision provided by first-line managers.
Skills and Proficiencies (May be job or organization specific)
Math (algebra, trigonometry), Problem Solving & Analysis, Root Cause, Communication and technical writing, Diagnostics and testing, PC desktop applications (word processing, spreadsheet, graphic presentation, etc.), statistical data analyses methods/programs (GADS, DataFuser, etc.), methods of chemical analyses and control (ASTM standards, TVA's water treatment manual)
Power plant fundamentals
Interface: The successful candidate will provide timely and accurate communication of PdM/CBM issues that could affect the plant and reporting of Site Watch List Items.
Minimum Qualifications (Consistent with Classification Standard)
A Bachelor of Science in a physical or life science / technical area of study such as chemistry, biology, physics, geology, or engineering. Full competence as a Technical Services Analyst as demonstrated by several years' progressive and developmental experience at Scientist level or in a comparable position providing the required experience and knowledge.
A Bachelor of Science in a physical science / technical area of study such as chemistry, biology, physics, geology, or engineering.
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