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Operation and Maintenance Technician

Cleveland, OH
Key Accountabilities
  • Performs all station shift operation and maintenance, including startup and shutdown of main plant components and auxiliaries.
  • Perform operations in accordance with established SOPs and job safety standards.
  • Respond to abnormalities and take corrective actions consistent with established operating procedures and good engineering practice.
  • Conducts routine tours of the plant to inspect equipment; provides feedback to management and other employees.
  • Complies with all site safety requirements and procedures. Identifies and reports safety hazards and takes corrective actions as necessary.
  • Maintains accuracy of shift operating logs, records, time sheets, work orders and other administrative documents related to plant operations.
  • Checks daily consumption rates of chemicals, water, and other consumables; monitors inventories and initiates action to replenish when appropriate.
  • Performs plant switching and tagging of equipment in accordance with approved procedures and prudent operations and maintenance practices.
  • Performs mechanical inspections, trouble- shooting, and maintenance tasks under direction of Management or Lead O&M Technician.
  • Investigates plant problems, incidents, accidents, and unusual events, and provides analyses, recommendations, reports, and appropriate follow-up plans.
  • Reads and records gauges and meters. Performs routine operational test and adjustments on all power plant systems and components, as required.
  • Conduct Contractor / Visitor Safety Orientations in accordance with Company Policy.
  • Facilitates pre-job briefs with staff/contractors to ensure worker safety and company policies and procedures are followed.
  • Active participant of the site safety team/committee.
  • Develops, assists, and revises operations and maintenance related procedures.
  • Performs and maintains housekeeping standards and duties.
  • Performs routine preventive and predictive maintenance on all systems and equipment; supports corrective maintenance efforts on selected equipment when properly trained, observed by the Lead O&M Technician or supervised by Management.
  • Becomes Subject Matter Expert or system representative on assigned systems or safety.
  • Performs other duties necessary to fulfill plant requirements.
  • Communicates with other company personnel on-site and at other locations. Represents the company in dealing with the public, customers, vendors, contractors, regulators, and other non-company personnel under the direction of Management.
  • Assist other team members and works with all departments to support the operation in achieving its goals.
  • Willingness to work scheduled and unscheduled overtime and respond to off-hour call-ins when contacted.
  • A high school diploma or GED is required. 
  • Must possess a valid state driver's license and be able to maintain it.
  • A Universal Refrigeration License is required.
  • Must possess basic working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications including: Outlook, Work, Teams, SharePoint, and Excel.
  • Knowledge and professional work experience with Standard Operating Procedures, Pre-Job Briefs, Job Hazard Analysis, and LOTO is required.
  • Must have professional working knowledge of and experience in the operation and maintenance of Centrifugal Chillers, Water Treatment, Cooling Towers, Air Houses, and Gas fired equipment.
  • Must possess working knowledge and experience removing, adding, trimming, reclaiming of refrigerants from refrigeration equipment.
  • Troubleshooting, testing, repairing, diagnosing, replacing of parts, components, and refrigerant leak repair on equipment cooling units is required.
  • Willingness to work rotating shift schedules, overtime, stay-over, and respond to off hour call ins is required.
Other Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with using Maximo is a plus.
  • Experience with Leidos HMI controls is a plus
  • Five (5) years of chiller plant experience in operations and maintenance preferred.
  • Ability to complete site specific written qualification program.
  • Knowledge of chiller plant safety, policies, and procedures, especially in area such as chemical handling, high energy systems, confined spaces, incipient fire suppression, first aid, rotating machinery, and heavy equipment.
  • Knowledge of and ability to understand fundamental principles related to physics, mathematics, AC & DC electrical theory, heat transfer and fluid flow, thermal dynamics, and chemistry.
  • Basic Knowledge of and some experience in the following skills: pipefitting, welding, machining, rigging, rotating machine repair, fabrication, machine alignment, basic vibration analysis, and using electrical test equipment.
  • Knowledge of chemistry and chiller plant chemical applications. Ability to operate valves, switches, controls, keyboards, and other devices.
  • Ability to use basic hand tools, portable electric and pneumatic tools, and basic rigging equipment such as winches, hoists and slings.
  • Ability to locate, troubleshoot, and adjust defects in mechanical equipment and/or maintain, install, modify, and troubleshoot plant electrical systems and equipment.
  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to operate and maintain various analytical and test equipment.


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