Oct 30, 2019

Lead Plant Maintenance Operator

  • DTEC Plant Services
  • Nassau, The Bahamas
Full Time Engineering Facilities Installation / Maintenance / Repair Operations Repairs Skilled Labor

AD Description


Responsible for the proper operation of the thermal energy facility and emergency diesel generation facility while on shift. Operates, maintains, and repairs equipment to provide electrical energy and thermal energy. Installs, troubleshoots, and repairs electrical systems, apparatuses, and electronic control components of the facility. This equipment includes, but is not limited to the Diesel Generators, Chillers, DCS, Switch Gear, MCC, HVAC and other auxiliary equipment. Strictly adheres to all safety and environmental rules and regulations to protect employees and public safety. Work under the direction of the Facility Manager.

Includes the following. Other duties may be assigned as needed.

  • Diagnoses and repairs the cause of electric and control malfunction of equipment such as transformers, relays, switches, transformers, relays, switches, transmitters and control and monitoring devices.
  • Installs new electrical equipment as required.
  • Performs preventative or corrective maintenance of high voltage equipment and associated switch gear and breakers.
  • Properly uses electrical test equipment and other tools.
  • Keeps Plant Maintenance Operator fully informed of unusual conditions, damaged equipment, and current job progress as the job relates to facility operations. Performs position responsibilities as a team member, electrical and I&C trainer working hand-in-hand with the Operators.
  • Responsible for operation, maintenance and monitoring of facility equipment and lead assists the Plant Maintenance Operator (PMO) when needed. Coordinates with the maintenance team members to ensure reliable and efficient use of equipment down time.
  • Responsible for the efficient and safe operation of the facility. Monitors plant and equipment efficiencies, recommending facility outages as needed.
  • Reads meters and gages or automatic recording devices at specified intervals to verify facility-operating conditions.
  • Records operating data and analyzes data for trends.
  • Informs management of unusual operating conditions or damaged equipment.
  • Uses facility operating procedures and equipment technical manuals to start, stop, adjust or modify equipment operations to ensure all equipment is operated within the recommended operating range.
  • Reads blueprints and uses facility operating procedures and equipment technical manuals to maintain and repair facility equipment and ensure equipment is operated within operating range. Fully supports the use of a computerized Maintenance Management System by displaying a proficiency in using the system and dedication to the facility maintenance philosophy.
  • Visually inspects and listens to equipment to assist in determining need for repair or adjustment.
  • Performs preventive in the maintenance of equipment by cleaning, adjusting, tightening, performing preventative or corrective maintenance, and identifying equipment in need of corrective maintenance. Writes and submits corrective work orders for approval.
  • Performs water analysis tests and adjusts chemical injection rates to maintain water chemistry within specifications.
  • Initiates the purchase order process as required.
  • Performs duties as outlined for specified “Collateral Duties”.
  • Reads, understands, and complies with all facility safety and regulatory procedures.
  • Work hours on a rotating shift basis and assist when needed at the Baha Mar Central Utility Plant and Diesel Generation Facility through overtime or irregular hours.
  • Visually inspects and listens to equipment at periodic intervals to detect malfunctions or need for repair, adjustment or lubrication.
  • Maintains equipment by tightening fittings, replacing valve packings, gaskets, valves, and gauges. Cleaning, replacing, oiling and lubricating other component parts and equipment as required.
  • Records maintenance actions taken on Work Order forms.
  • Opens and closes valves as required for proper system operation and mechanical isolation.
  • Opens and closes circuit breakers as required for proper system operation and electrical isolation.
  • Performs project and/or major program responsibilities as assigned by the Operations Manager.
  • Repairs, replaces, dismantles and examines defective parts along with lubricating and cleaning parts.
  • Sets up and operates drill press, grinder and other various tools to make and repair parts and equipment.
  • Operates welding and cutting equipment and completes metal fabrication projects.
  • Initiates Purchase Order request for parts.
  • Diagnoses cause of mechanical malfunction or failure of operational equipment.
  • Performs duties as outlined as a “System Expert”.
  • Performs duties as outlined for specified “Collateral Duties”.
  • Reads, understands and complies with all regulatory procedures and facility safety.
  • Work shift hours, overtime, or irregular hours as needed to support reliable operation of the facility.
  • Maintains shop tool inventory.
  • Maintains the cleanliness of the assigned areas.
  • Cooperates and participates as a team member.

AA in Electronics or equivalent from a two-year college to technical school; or four to six years related experience and/or training; A minimum of four year's experience in power plant maintenance or operations with two years of control room experience. High School diploma or equivalent required. Diesel engine maintenance certification a plus.

Demonstrate knowledge of all facets of power plant operations. Demonstrate the ability to make competent decisions in emergency situation. Read and interpret mechanical drawings and
P&IDs, write routine reports, solve practical problems, clearly communicate tasks and needs, and training of other personnel. Demonstrate good verbal and written communication skills. Ability to do reaching, climbing, lifting (up to 75 pounds), walking and stooping.