The City of Ames is conducting a recruitment to establish a Civil Service eligibility list for this classification. The list will be valid for up to one year from the date of certification by the Ames Civil Service Commission and may be used to fill one or more vacancies in this classification. In addition, City of Ames Civil Service employees who have previously held Civil Service status in this classification and are interested in voluntarily demoting or laterally transferring into the current vacancy must submit their application by the deadline.
Manages work related to the maintenance and reliability of City of Ames power generating facilities. Supervises power plant maintenance foremen, staff and contractors that perform maintenance, repairs, and upgrades to all systems and equipment within the facilities; uses proven work processes and predictive, preventive and proactive maintenance work activities and tasks to enhance the availability and reliability of the plant equipment. Performs related work as required.
Examples of Essential Job Functions: Under the general direction of the Power Plant Manager, this position is responsible for creating and maintaining a positive work culture with a dedication to safety and is accountable to monitor and maintain plant processes and equipment necessary to deliver stable and reliable plant operations. This position is responsible for leading, training, developing, and managing the deployment of all maintenance employees.
Manages the Power Plant's maintenance and reliability programs in accordance with up-to-date, proven, and sound industry practices. Develops and executes strategies that achieve safety standards, ensure high equipment availability, and meet financial targets for maintenance impacted costs while considering operational requirements, regulatory compliance, and environmental stewardship. Engages in day to day troubleshooting and failure mitigation, managing response plans to maximize equipment availability.
Manages the risk assessment processes to identify the repair and overhaul requirements of the steam generating, combustion turbine, power production, and auxiliary equipment. Manages all proactive, predictive, and preventive maintenance work activities such as overhaul reports, oil and coolant analyses, equipment performance and vibration test results, remote condition monitoring system, thermography, ultrasonic testing, borescopic inspections and vibration testing. Provides operational and maintenance recommendations and action plans based on such activities and data. Collects and interprets data to drive Root Cause Failure Analyses (RCFA) and Failure Mode Analyses. Diligently manages equipment documentation system, fully utilizing the Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) to track plant assets and to coordinate work.
Manages maintenance and repair work involving valves, steam and water piping, air and vacuum piping, pumps, coal burning equipment, chemical handling equipment, boilers, steam turbines, generators, combustion turbines, and the refuse derived fuel (RDF) handling system; reads and interprets blueprints and technical drawings; schedules preventative maintenance for all equipment; instructs others in the use of tools including electric and gas welding equipment, machine tools, pipe cutters, drills, taps and dies, precision tooling and measuring instruments, rigging and hoisting equipment, and other equipment used in the maintenance of the power plant.
Assists in administration of the safety program for plant employees. Responsible for the development of the annual power plant maintenance budget; provides input regarding the operations budget and the 5-year capital improvement plan (CIP). Develops maintenance procedures for safe and efficient equipment maintenance. Performs annual evaluations for assigned personnel.
Engages and consults with equipment manufacturers, service providers, vendors, and industry professional organizations to stay current with maintenance technology and best practices. Schedules and coordinates plant maintenance outages and major overhauls. Purchases and oversees employee purchasing of equipment parts, tools, and equipment. Reviews and approves invoicing of parts, equipment, and labor performed by contractors and suppliers. Assists in the development of contracts for plant maintenance and construction, and master agreements for maintenance related services.
The employee in this position, along with all City employees, is expected to continually strive to bring shared values to life through our Excellence Through People (ETP) organizational culture. They should know and understand the ETP values and create a work culture that brings these values to life for all employees. ETP values include: committing to continuous improvement, inspiring creativity and innovation, being customer driven, making data-driven decisions, championing employee involvement, striving for excellence, having fiscal stewardship, acting with honesty and integrity, exhibiting leadership, choosing a positive attitude, respecting one another, promoting safety and wellness, and cultivating teamwork. For all employees, this includes maintaining a Total City Perspective. The purpose of ETP is to deliver exceptional services to the public at the best price, and for employees to experience an enjoyable and stimulating work environment.
Education and Experience: An Associate's degree in engineering, industrial technology, mechanics, or a related field and seven years experience in the maintenance of a power generating or industrial processing facility (including five years at the supervisory level) are required. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
Internal Number: 20-4130-01
About City of Ames
A progressive, innovative government employer, the City of Ames is committed to providing the highest quality public service possible. Our organization is dedicated to hiring and developing City employees who share enthusiasm to serve the citizens of Ames. All employees are important members of the City team, and we do our best to ensure that we hire the best available candidates while promoting equality of opportunity.The City of Ames is a full service organization providing citizens with municipal services including water, electric, sewer, fire, police, public works, parks and recreation. We operate numerous facilities in locations across the city including the Ames Public Library, Ames Municipal Cemetery, Ames Municipal Airport, Furman Aquatic Center, and the Ames/ISU Ice Arena. With a population of more than 65,000, Ames offers cultural, recreational, educational, business, and entertainment amenities more common in bigger metros. As a growing city, Ames continues to focus on building a strong community filled with opportunities for all. There are so many reasons that Ames, Iowa, is the Smart Choice!As a values-based employer, each City of Ames employee is tasked with bringing ...to life our Excellence Through People organizational culture. ETP values include: committing to continuous improvement, inspiring creativity and innovation, being customer driven, making data-driven decisions, championing employee involvement, striving for excellence, having fiscal stewardship, acting with honesty and integrity, exhibiting leadership, choosing a positive attitude, respecting one another, promoting safety and wellness, and cultivating teamwork.For leaders, this includes creating a work culture that allows these values to take root and flourish. For all employees, this includes maintaining a Total City Perspective and working to best serve the citizen, not a department or division. The purpose of ETP is to deliver exceptional services to the public at the best price, and for employees to experience an enjoyable and stimulating work environment.The City of Ames employs more than 550 full-time employees and hundreds of part-time help. We work together to ensure citizens are proud of their local government and their community. With friendly people, beautiful parks, great shopping, progressive schools, exciting cultural and entertainment venues, quality healthcare, and endless recreational opportunities in every season, Ames offers residents an exceptional quality of life.The City provides municipal electric, water, sewer, and storm sewer utilities, public transit, arts programming, public safety, and public works services.