DTE Energy Operating Engineer in Chicago, Illinois
OPERATING ENGINEER - DTE ENERGY SERVICES
Location: Chicago, Illinois
_ GENERAL SUMMARY_
This position is responsible for operating, monitoring and performing routine maintenance on all equipment located within the Cogeneration and Steam Plant located at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT). Work is performed under direct supervision of a Plant Manager or Lead Engineer and performance is reviewed against an established set of goals and Company policies and procedures.
All equipment is owned by the Customer (IIT). DTE Energy Services operates and maintains the equipment on behalf of IIT.
Plant equipment includes include (2) Johnston Fire-Tube Boilers and (1) Keeler Water-Tube Boiler (20,000 LB/HR each) and (2) 3.5 MW, 68,000 LB/HR Cogeneration Units (Rolls Royce Turbine with Nebraska HRSG). Also included are economizers, deaerators, water treatment systems (softeners, dealkalizers and chemical addition equipment), pumps, filters, instrumentation, controls and 120/480-volt electrical systems.
Utility systems and powerhouse infrastructure experience (Boilers, HRSG’s, Gas Turbines and associated auxiliary equipment) is required. Work involves performing some difficult and complex functions requiring a high level of independent judgment, initiative and discretion. Work shifts rotate and the Operating Engineer frequently works alone.
_ PRINICIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES_
Ensure that the Customer’s (IIT) assets are operated in a safe, efficient and environmentally-responsible manner while satisfying IIT’s utility and energy requirements
Responsible for starting and stopping equipment and adjusting set points in response to changing weather and load conditions
Respond appropriately to abnormal operating conditions to ensure continuous supply of utilities and to prevent damage to equipment
Perform water chemistry testing and respond appropriately to any out of spec conditions
Monitor chemical levels and adjust injection rates as required
Observe and record plant operating parameters multiple times per shift using hand-held tablet
Enter operating data into various databases
Use operating data to identify and close plant performance gaps, including boiler efficiencies
Make entries into operator’s electronic log book
Communicate shift activities with relief person during shift changes
Receive vendor deliveries
Assist vendors, contractors and visitors as needed
Assist other employees as needed
Perform basic troubleshooting of equipment as required
Perform routine, planned, and emergency maintenance on all facility equipment as directed
Use computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) to generate work order assignments and inspections and update CMMS to document completed activities as directed
Perform cleaning and housekeeping of facility
Abide by all safety protocols, participate in instructor-led safety training and complete monthly web-based safety training as required and assigned
Actively engage in plant Safety Committee meetings and activities
Recognize, document, communicate and correct hazards, unsafe acts and unsafe conditions
Operate scissor lift
Maintain accurate time sheets in accordance with company standards
Perform other duties as assigned
_ KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES_
A high school diploma or GED, a City of Chicago Stationary Engineer’s License and at least 2 years of experience (prefer 5 years) in plant operations and maintenance.
Must have direct experience operating and maintaining steam boilers and auxiliary systems
Operational knowledge of gas turbines desired
Must understand the importance of ensuring high availability, reliability and efficiency
Working knowledge of powerhouse equipment and systems, including but not limited to: boilers, gas turbines, heat exchangers, electrical distribution (up to 480 volts), transformers, motors, pumps, piping/valves, instrumentation, controls and programmable logic controllers (PLC)
Basic water chemistry experience desired
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisor, coworkers, Customer, vendors and contractors
Experience in Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.) and email applications desired
Ability to effectively communicate (written and verbal)
CMMS experience desired
Capable of working alone or as part of a team without a significant level of supervision
_ PHYSICAL DEMANDS_
The physical demands characterized here epitomize those that must be met by an employee to properly perform the integral functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
To properly perform the integral functions of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand or walk and sit. Occasionally, the employee is required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. It is crucial to the outcome of job tasks that the employee can talk or hear; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and frequently reach with hands and arms.
The employee in this classification will be required to frequently lift objects of up to 10 pounds in weight. Occasionally the employee must lift or move objects up to 50 pounds in weight.
Vision requirements for this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
_ WORKING CONDITIONS_
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions, including wet and/or humid conditions, and extreme heat. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles and vibration. The employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts and/or machinery. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.
- DTE Energy is an equal opportunity employer and considers all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion, disability, national origin, citizenship, height, weight, genetic information, marital status, pregnancy, protected veteran status or any other status protected by law.*
Requisition ID: 19817