Offers “General Electric”

Expires soon General Electric

Operations and Maintenance Technician

  • Vancouver, USA
  • Design / Civil engineering / Industrial engineering

Job description

Job Description Summary

Job Description

Role Summary/Purpose:

The Operator Technician has the primary responsibility of directly operating Facility equipment at its location within the Facility in a safe, reliable and efficient manner and in full compliance with all applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures. He or she records operational data and reports any abnormalities. He or she may also perform routine maintenance on equipment and power Facility systems, and ensures their safe, proper, and efficient operation.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Starts, stops, regulates, monitors and controls auxiliary boilers, turbine generator auxiliary equipment, and all Facility auxiliary equipment, usually using controls located directly on the equipment.
  • Observes, records and interprets indications from instrumentation and control systems located directly on power Facility systems.
  • Assists in the investigation of Facility problems, incidents, accidents, and unusual events and provides analyses, recommendations, reports and appropriate follow-up plans.
  • Determines the need for, and performs routine operational tests and adjustments on, all power Facility systems and components, as necessary.
  • Checks daily consumption rates of chemicals, fuels and water, monitors supply inventories and initiates action to replenish them when appropriate.
  • Performs equipment switching and lockout tagout.
  • Writes, reviews and revises operating and related procedures.
  • Performs routine basic preventive and predictive maintenance on all systems and equipment and supports corrective maintenance efforts on selected equipment when properly trained or supervised.
  • Maintains logs, records, and data sheets;
  • prepares reports and other administrative documents related to the business of steam and power production.
  • Performs routine water chemistry testing if and when directed by the Facility Chemist.
  • Display professional behavior at all times.
  • Physical requirements include: working on feet for 12 hour periods, requiring stair and ladder climbing; and routinely lifting 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 Facility conditions.
  • "On call" status will periodically be required.


  • High school graduate or equivalent. Minimum 1 year experience in a coal fired power/process environment is preferred. Possess and retain a valid driver's license.

Desired Characteristics:

  • Complete training and qualification as an Operator Technician, or equivalent. The individual should have worked with high-pressure turbines, pulverized coal fired boilers and should be familiar with coal processing and associated pollution control equipment. Demonstrate a strong aptitude in math, mechanical/electrical ability and production control.

Additional Information

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen (as applicable).

As a federal government contractor, GE may in the future be required to have U.S. employees fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  Some GE customers currently have vaccination mandates that may apply to GE employees.

Relocation Assistance Provided: No

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