To design, program and maintain logic based control systems with the goal of improving safety, reliability and efficiency.
To nurture a mutual learning relationship with electrical and instrument maintenance groups, providing technical support as needed.
To foster a mutual learning relationship with operations personnel and work with operations to identify and resolve issues and problems relating to the safe and efficient operation of plant equipment and systems.
Monitor overall health of each control system at Apache Station, and identify actions and procedures to maintain and improve integrity of plant control systems.
Monitor DCS systems to quickly identify and resolve control and tuning issues..
Develop and implement safe, reliable, efficient control strategies to meet the changing requirements of existing and new plant processes.
Support the Results Engineering group in the common goal of improving plant performance.
Be knowledgeable of developing control technology and products, and plan for future needs, enhancements, upgrades, and replacements.
Develop Web based solutions to meet management needs.
Function well in a team environment and as a team leader.
Specific knowledge in the areas of boiler combustion (gas and coal) and steam and gas turbine performance including a general understanding of all aspects of coal and gas fired generating stations.
The ability to use computer tools and analysis techniques is essential.
Bachelor of Science degree in an engineering discipline.
One plus years of experience in the Controls Engineering field
Good working knowledge of classic control theory and a functional knowledge of advanced control philosophies.
Provide project management support for capital and O&M projects as assigned.
Maintain a working knowledge of applicable regulatory codes, standards, and laws.
Additional Salary Information: *SALARY AND LEVEL WILL BE DEPENDENT UPON EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE*
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About Arizona Electric Power Co-op, Inc.
Arizona Electric Power Cooperative (AEPCO) is one of 62 generation and transmission (G&T) electric cooperatives in the nation. AEPCO owns and operates the Apache Generating Station (Apache) near Cochise, Arizona, which is east of Benson. The plant provides power to more than 147,000 electric meters and 400,000 people in Arizona, California and New Mexico through six Class A Member distribution cooperatives. The plant has a combined gross generating capacity of 605 megawatts.
AEPCO also operates and maintains more than 622 miles of electric power transmission line and 27 substations in a network that reaches out from Apache and across Arizona to the northwestern corner of the state. The system includes more than 30 telecommunications towers used for phone and date relay services by AEPCO’s Member cooperatives and customers. From this network, our Member distribution electric cooperatives take the power and distribute it to their member-consumers at the end of the line.