- Principles, methods, materials, equipment, procedures, and practices used in operation, maintenance, and repair of a LFG/methane/natural gas fueled electrical generation facility.
- Fundamentals of electricity, both AC and DC.
- Operation, care, and maintenance of gasoline and diesel engines and components.
- Environmental requirements for operation of power generation facilities on a landfill site.
- Principles and methods of preventive maintenance.
- Maintenance of wells, pumps, and collection systems.
- Use of electrical and electronic testing equipment.
- Basic computer and programmable logic controllers
- Safe work practices and procedures.
- Maintain day-to-day responsibility for the operation, maintenance, and repair of LFG/methane/natural gas fueled electrical generation facility.
- Perform specialized, skilled work in the inspection, location, diagnosis, and correction of operating problems, mechanical problems, and electrical problems at an electrical generation plant and associated facilities.
- Ensure safe and optimum electrical generation facility operations.
- Analyze the layout, instrumentation requirements, and functions of an electrical generation/transmission facility.
- Carry out preventive maintenance programs.
- Prepare and maintain a variety of reports.
- Understand and follow oral/written instructions and accept constructive criticism.
- Work independently and apply sound judgment and critical thinking skills in a variety of circumstances to make effective decisions.
- Provide advice and consultation on electrical generation facility operations, maintenance, and repair.
- Effectively respond to citizen concerns and information requests.
- Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships.
- Adhere to an assigned work schedule including the availability to be on-call 24 hours/7 days a week as assigned by supervisor.
- Pass District post-offer physical examination, which includes drug testing and assessment of safe work capacity in relation to the essential job functions of the position.
Training and Experience:
Any combination of training and experience which would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:
College Technical Certificate or similar trade training. Four (4) years of increasingly responsible journey level work experience in the operation, maintenance, and repair of Engine Systems, particularly a methane gas fueled facility. Basic engine/diesel fundamentals. Basic electrical fundamentals. Completion of advanced educational training in methane fueled generators and electrical power transmission systems is highly desirable.
Possession of a current California Driver's License issued by the State Department of Motor Vehicles.
Continued possession of a valid California Driver's license and compliance with established District vehicle operation standards, including on-going insurability to drive District vehicles, are conditions of employment.
Physical Demands - Frequently stand and walk; sit for extended periods; some walking on uneven and slippery surfaces; frequent climbing and some kneeling, stooping, and crouching; corrected hearing and vision to normal range; verbal communication; use of mechanical and electrical maintenance and repair equipment.
Mental Demands - While performing the duties of this class, employees are regularly required to use oral communication skills; read and interpret data, information and documents; learn and apply new information or skills; perform detailed work on multiple, concurrent tasks with constant interruptions; work under deadlines and interact with all levels of District management and personnel, and the public.
Work Environment - Normally work is performed in both indoor and outdoor environments; regular exposure to dust; some exposure to fumes, grease, and oil; often works around moving vehicles and equipment; exposure to electrical current and energy; exposure to landfill gasses; exposure to the landfill surface and well systems; exposure to loud and constant noise, requiring the use of hearing protection at all times, while working in engine room, regular contact with other staff and occasional contact with the public.