Lead Gas Turbine Technician

Location Bakersfield
Date Posted May 4, 2021


About NAES: We are an independent services company dedicated to delivering value to facilities across the power generation, oil & gas, petrochemical, pulp & paper, and manufacturing industries. For more than 35 years, we have drawn on our deep experience in advisory, operations, maintenance, fabrication, construction, engineering, compliance, technical support, asset management and energy management services to assess, build, operate and maintain sites that run safely, reliably and cost-effectively.We operate more than 190 power plants throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico that span all technologies and provide over 46 GW of capacity. With the strength of 4000 people, our growing family of companies now addresses the entire life cycle of power generation and other industrial plants.NAES offers competitive compensation, a comprehensive benefits package (including retirement) and promotional opportunities.GENERAL SUMMARYUnder the general direction of the Manager of the Turbine Maintenance group the incumbent plans and directs the activities of the Turbine Maintenance Group. He/she will be responsible for maintenance, problem solving and improvement projects to the gas turbine/generator package and plant mechanical equipment.PRIMARY FUNCTIONSParticipates in an implements safety programs to minimize personal injury and property damageEnsures the efficient operation of gas turbine/generator setsThe reduction of damage to gas turbine/generator setsEnsure work quality controls are adhered to and that all work performed meets or exceeds the current technical manual or industry standardsLeads/participates in teams focusing on research of recurrent problems and defining solution optionsCustody and upkeep of gas turbine special tooling, shop equipment, shop facilities and all other TMG gearAssist in the planning for the semi-annual turbine inspection cycleAssign sufficient manpower (TMG/Mechanical Techs, Operations Techs and vendors) to conduct semi-annual inspections, periodic borescope inspections, and engine removal repair and installationsEnsure around the clock availability of turbine technical and mechanical maintenance assistance through participation in and adherence to the TMG rotating call-out program. Periodically assign personnel to scheduled/unscheduled weekend and night shiftsEnsure the timely completion and forwarding of reports required for semi-annual inspections, ERR's and borescope inspectionsLeads teams in the field and coaches and trains technicians in the performance and improvement of their jobs.Assist TMG personnel in formulating their improvement plans, and to conduct periodic coachingPerforms other duties as assigned by supervisionMay require occasional travel to assist with outage coverage and the mechanical repair and inspection of other NAES-operated power plants and ANZ power clients throughout the United States.NAES SAFESafety is a core value of NAES and as a condition of employment, all employees are expected to be mentally alert and work safely at all times. Additionally, employees are required to adhere to all safety warnings and posted safety signs whenever on company property. Furthermore, employees must follow all NAES safety rules and procedures. Effectiveness in carrying out this responsibility is part of the evaluation of each and every employee's performance.WORKING RELATIONSHIPSThe Lead Maintenance Technician reports to the Maintenance Supervisor, works in cooperation with the operating utility on matters pertaining to the daily operation of the plant and responds to direction from the Plant Manager in the absence of the Maintenance Supervisor.PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORKING CONDITIONSPhysical requirements include standing on feet for extended periods of time, stair and ladder climbing and routinely lifting up to 50 pounds. Protective equipment must be worn in the performance of some duties (e.g. hard hats, safety glasses, air masks, ear protection, chemical suits, hot gloves and high voltage protective equipment, etc.). Work with hazardous materials may be required.Position requires extended working hours and varied shifts with weekend and holiday work, as required by schedules, work load and plant conditions. "On call" status will periodically be required.All employees will participate in the Fitness for Duty Program. This program includes a post-offer physical examination and drug screening and post-employment random drug screening. Participate in the company respiratory program. There are extensive smoking restrictions in and around the facility.EXPERIENCE & EDUCATIONA high school diploma or equivalent is requiredAppropriate technical schooling with a minimum of four years gas turbine maintenance experience.Advanced technical knowledge of LM5000 and LM2500 gas turbines and hands on experience in the repairs and work packages of those units.Demonstrated ability to evaluate the condition of turbine engines and sound judgment in the continued operation of same.Advanced familiarity with technical manuals and requirements for operating and maintaining modern gas turbine enginesREQUIREMENTSDriving on company business is a requirement of this position and as such, the incumbent shall maintain a valid California driver's license.Overnight and short-term travel on company business is an expected part of this position.Participate in company hearing conservation and respiratory program.Performs repetitive and non-repetitive physical duties requiring lifting, pushing, pulling, stretching, bending, climbing, working in awkward positions and lifting of up to 50 Lbs.Works occasionally on night shifts and under adverse environmental conditions.It is the practice of NAES to seek employees of the highest quality and to select the individuals on the basis of merit and competence, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, military status or affiliation protected under USERRA, or any other basis of discrimination prohibited by applicable local, state and federal law.

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