Mechanical Engineer (Po) (B) - May Be Filled At A Lower Level - 509074

Tennessee Valley Authority Rogersville , TN 37857

Posted 5 months ago


Mechanical Engineer (PO) (B) - 509074

May be filled at a lower level

Organization: Power Operations

Department: Eastern Gas Region

Location: Rogersville, Tennessee

Relocation Assistance Offered: Yes, if eligible

Posting Open: 07/22/2019

Posting Close: 08/01/2019 at 11:59pmEST

Grade / Salary: Competitive

May be filled at a lower level

Job Summary

Has the technical responsibilities on mechanical equipment, systems, and processes. Designs, develops, and tests all aspects of mechanical components, equipment, and machinery.

Performs and directs studies to evaluate the current and future mechanical needs for Coal, Gas & Hydro fossil plants. Assists plant in resolution of equipment and system problems as requested. As work needs dictate, perform cross-discipline engineering work to optimize performance of plant equipment, apparatus, and facilities for Coal, Gas & Hydro fossil plants.

Directs or conducts technical monitoring, analysis, evaluation, and investigation of plant systems, processes, and equipment. Initiates improvements, repairs, maintenance, modification, and retrofit activity to optimize achievement of plant / system business plan objectives.

Conducts improvement studies using plant test and operating data and monitors control charts for optimizing plant performance. Utilizes a wide variety of analytical methods to solve problems and to predict future performance, using historical data and the results of process control system activities.

Identifies deviations in plant equipment and system performance, determines root causes, and recommends the optimum solution for correcting the problem. Troubleshoots system problems not resolved by routine maintenance or surveillance activities. Determines whether identified problems exist in other systems or units at the plant and replicates solutions, including informing engineers at other plants which can benefit.

Prepares and reviews specifications, cost benefit ratios, and estimates covering installation of new equipment or upgrading of present equipment. Furnishes engineering data and prepares job orders and work orders to cover capitalized expenditures or retirements. Represents Production Engineering on Joint Project Teams.

Serve as project engineer for assigned projects, including large, cross-discipline, and more complex projects. Duties include leading the project team, establishing and accomplishing valid requirements, monitoring all phases of project performance, approving project changes within approved limits, and conducting lessons learned reviews at project completion.

Assists in overseeing the daily plant monitoring and testing activities performed by Technical Services Analysts. Responsible for ensuring that changes to plant configuration are controlled and properly documented.

Other duties as assigned by supervision

Supervision Received

Independently performs assignments with instructions as to general results expected. Receives technical guidance on unusual or complex problems. Supervision is provided by the first-line manager.

Skills and Proficiencies (May be job or organization specific)

Proficient in site/field engineering for Coal, Gas, Hydro Power Plant Systems and Equipment; Plant Operations and Maintenance; Industry Standards and Codes; Plan and direct testing; Spreadsheet, Graphics, SYNTHA, etc Software; Problem Solving & Analysis, i.e. Root Cause, FMEA/EMEA, Fault Tree, Weibull, etc.; Project Management, Construction Processes, Teamwork; Communication and Interpersonal; Initiative.

Minimum Qualifications (Consistent with Classification Standard)

Education and Experience/Certificates, Licenses, and Registration Requirements/Other Requirements

A Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from an accredited engineering school. Full competence as a Power Operations Engineer as demonstrated by several years' progressive and developmental experience at Engineer level as a plant or field engineer or in a comparable engineering position providing the required experience and knowledge of plant systems and of multiple engineering disciplines.

Must have demonstrated proficiency in engineering as evidenced by completion of Engineering Graduate Progression Plan or equivalent post engineering graduate education and experience. License as a Professional Engineer is desirable.

Equal Employment Opportunity

TVA values and embraces diversity. We encourage all individuals to apply regardless of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, sex, abilities/disabilities, sexual orientation, religion, veteran status and age. We strive to be inclusive of all the people we serve across the Valley.

TVA is an Equal Opportunity employer and complies with all applicable laws and regulations regarding equal employment opportunities. Any applicant or employee who believes s/he has a discrimination claim (including harassment or retaliation) must contact TVA's Equal Opportunity Compliance office within 45 calendar days of the event or action s/he believes to constitute discrimination, harassment, or retaliation.

Drug-Free Workplace

All TVA Non-Nuclear employees are covered by TVA's Federal Drug-Free Workplace Program Plan, in accordance with Executive Order 12564, Public Law 100-71 and the Mandatory Guidelines for Federal Workplace Drug Testing. Information regarding the Drug Free Workplace Program can be found at

TVA Non-Nuclear employees in Testing Designated Positions, including those performing safety-sensitive duties are also subject to random drug testing. TVA Nuclear employees are subject to random alcohol and drug tests in accordance with 10 CFR Part 26 as mandated by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).

How to Claim Vet Preference

If you are a U.S. Military Veteran and would like to be considered a preference-eligible veteran for the purposes of your employment application to TVA, please take the necessary actions outlined in the application process. Please submit your military documents each time you apply for a position.

How to Submit Documentation:

  1. Upload documents after you complete the application by clicking Careers Home, Cover Letters and Attachments, and Add Attachment, or
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Mechanical Engineer (Po) (B) - May Be Filled At A Lower Level - 509074

Tennessee Valley Authority