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Working As A Plant Technician

  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
  • Handling and Moving Objects
  • Performing General Physical Activities
  • Getting Information
  • Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment
  • $36,630

    Average Salary

What Does A Plant Technician Do At NRG Energy, Inc.

* Control room and outside operation of all station equipment and systems including Heat Recovery Steam Generators, gas and steam turbine generators, and station auxiliary equipment during routine, abnormal and emergency operations.
* Understand and execute all NRG policies, plans, procedures and station permits including equipment clearance isolation and lockout-tag out.
* Communicate information clearly, including orally, written and electronically.
* Assist maintenance personnel in performance of maintenance activities to include use of tools, equipment ant Company vehicles.
* Troubleshoot plant equipment to resolve operational problems.
* Create and review work orders for execution of equipment repairs.
* Operate various computer systems to retrieve, analyze, comprehend and input data.
* Monitor and record data using various instruments, recording charts, annunciator systems, and other devices onto shift logs as detailed by plant operational procedures.
* Implement Plant Emergency Procedures as required.
* Observe variations in operating conditions; interpret meter and gauge readings and act in proper and safe manner in response to such conditions.
* Perform other duties as may be assigned

What Does A Plant Technician Do At Talen Energy

* Ensures that appropriate safety procedures are followed.
* Operates, performs regular preventive maintenance, troubleshoots, tests and makes rounds taking regular readings as required to maximize asset value.
* Manages preventive maintenance tasks and records preventive maintenance activities.
* Trains and develops other employees in performing preventive maintenance and routine equipment service activities.
* Practices situational leadership, safety and environmental stewardship.
* Leads equipment or system problem identification and recommends solutions.
* Develops operating procedures for plant equipment to ensure consistent and safe operation.
* Assists in requisitioning parts and supplies.
* Performs other duties as required

What Does A Plant Technician Do At Centurylink

* Install telephone plant facilities and high-speed internet at customer premises according to specifications directed and established by CenturyLink procedures.
* Maintain, expand, replace and repair all plant facilities and subscriber apparatus required to provide service to customers.
* Interact directly with CenturyLink customers and support sales efforts through YouCan.
* Job Responsibilities:
* Install, repair, test, and modify line and station telephone equipment for customers using hand tools, power tools, and computer interfaces.
* Includes repairs to outside wires and tree trimming, and placing new drops.
* Inspect subscriber premises to determine the appropriate method of installation.
* Test newly installed telephone/equipment using testing devices and repairs or replaces faulty equipment.
* Perform appropriate testing to ensure proper transmission and supervision specifications.
* Work closely with the Dispatch Center for work assignments such as trouble reports and service orders.
* Record transmission readings, daily time, and function codes in Work Force Management.
* Install and maintain subscriber PairGain Devices.
* Refurbish cable and install facilities within pedestals and/or terminals.
* Actively support sales and marketing related activities through the Take the Lead Program.
* Climb poles using either hooks, ladders or bucket trucks, attach terminal boxes and carrier housings, and repair or replace defective lines and auxiliary equipment.
* Unreel and string aerial lines; install conduits and pole hardware.
* Pull lines through conduit by hand or with use of a winch.
* Observe all safety rules and regulations.
* Correct prints and maintain as-builts in accordance with company practices and policies.
* Install and maintain video, data, and station wiring and apparatus, maintain loop plant, including analog and digital subscriber carrier.
* Assist other Technical personnel in the performance of their duties when requested.
* Transporting, set up, and running of portable generator sets.
* Locate buried telephone cables.
* Installation/troubleshooting of high-speed internet and data networks.
* Must convey a positive and professional appearance and demeanor when communicating the company’s products and services to our customers.
* Assume all other duties as assigned

What Does A Plant Technician Do At Airgas Usa LLC

* Monitors and maintains the safe operation of an Air Separation Facility which produces cryogenic products.
* Controls flow purities, pressures process using SCADA/HMI/PLC system
* Work with management to maximize production and efficiency to meet the needs of our customer base adjusting flows and production rates
* Reads and interprets technical drawings and manuals.
* Perform quality assurance functions associated with products to maintain quality assurance.
* Prepares and maintains accurate records in accordance with all safety, quality, regulatory and production requirements, such as plant readings, plant maintenance, instrument calibrations, etc…
* Identifies potential problems from collected data
* Responds to plant/production disturbances (on-call).
* Determines if immediate maintenance action is required and acts appropriately.
* Performs complex plant functions, including DERIME and warm plant start-ups.
* Performs preventive and corrective maintenance throughout the entire plant to include compressors, pumps, turbines, valves, motors, electrical equipment, and other plant equipment.
* Responsible to troubleshoot, repair and calibrate process and system problems to restore efficient operations, including PLC, DCS, and other computer interface stations; control valves, pneumatic and electronic control equipment and instruments.
* Takes initiative to improve facility (i.e. operations, reliability, and costs) without direction.
* Performs administrative functions, i.e. requisitioning, purchasing, production accounting, and payroll record-keeping (closure of PO’s and receiving / time inputting)
* Safety and Regulatory Compliance/
* Maintains compliance with Airgas’ 12 Life Saving Rules and Safety Pledge
* Requires 100% compliance with all Airgas safety policy and procedures, and cGMP (current Good Manufacturing Practices) training and techniques to prevent lost time or serious injury to others.
* Maintain high degree of safety by employing safe work habits.
* Promotes and develops safe work behaviors through the use of existing policies and procedures and an emphasis on safety behavior management techniques.
* Assists with safety incident investigations, including near misses, using root cause analysis leading to recommended corrective actions to eliminate recurrences
* Ensures applicable regulatory (OSHA, EPA, FDA, DHS) requirements are met and applicable training and recordkeeping is performed to meet departmental and location requirements
* Quality / Technical Support/
* Performs maintenance of instrumentation, electrical systems, compressors, pumps, turbines, valves, motors, and other plant equipment
* Complies with maintenance of environmental, safety, quality assurance, and FDA compliance systems and programs including spare parts, preventive, predictive and proactive maintenance

What Does A Plant Technician Do At Procter & Gamble

* Perform instrumental analysis using UV/Vis, FTIR, Dissolution; simple analyses using HPLC, GC, and wet chemistry tests on pharmaceutical samples, using LIMS where required
* Perform testing of in-coming materials
* RM, packaging components, FP, stability samples, according to the current method, USP/NF with supervision
* Perform computer analysis of chromatographic results
* Perform algebraic calculations to quantify test results
* Analyze data and identify trends and notify Lab Management of any OOS or OOT results
* Perform routine maintenance on lab equipment as needed
* Work effectively with others to achieve individual, team and organizational goals
* Primary Outcomes
* Zero Material related Loss in the Manufacturing Process
* Flawless execution of Initiative work
* Yearly Cost Savings work driving down the bottom line
* Successful Applicants will have:
* A Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry or another closely related field
* years experience in pharmaceutical industry or related field
* Prior experience with using HPLC, GC, robotics and wet chemistry tests on pharmaceutical samples, using LIMS where required
* The Phoenix Personal Health Care Procter & Gamble Plant operates 7-days per week.
* Technicians work any day of the week, including weekends.
* Work on weekends may be as overtime or as part of the Technician's normal schedule.
* Changes in business volume and production requirements can cause the plant to occasionally change the length of work shifts or the rotation schedule.
* The hours of work vary from 8 to 12 hours per day.
* Shift rotations vary from working a single straight shift to working two or three rotating shifts.
* Technicians must be willing to rotate and to work any shift.
* Additional days could be required to be worked as overtime.
* Candidates must be able to provide their own transportation to and from the Phoenix Plant where all testing and
* interviewing will be held.
* All employees of the Phoenix Plant are expected to comply with P&G’s safety program.
* As part of this requirement, employees may need to wear required personal protective equipment (PPE) including, but not limited to, safety shoes, safety glasses, additional outwear and/or a personal respirator depending on the location and task.
* Employees must be capable of meeting the essential functions to don PPE as part of this safety program.
* All applicants must:
* Possess a Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry or another closely related field
* Currently reside in the Greater Phoenix area, or be willing to relocate without any financial assistance from P&G
* Be willing to wear appropriate safety equipment, such as safety shoes, hearing protection, and eye protection, wherever these things are required.
* All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, citizenship, HIV/AIDS status or any other legally protected factor.
* Immigration sponsorship is not available for this position.
* Applicants for U
* S. based positions are generally required to be eligible to work in the U
* S. without the need for current or future sponsorship.
* Except in rare situations based on Procter & Gamble's sole discretion.
* Procter & Gamble does not sponsor candidates for permanent residency.
* Any exceptions would be based on the Company's specific business needs at the time and place of recruitment as well as the particular qualifications of the individual.
* Qualified individuals will not be disadvantaged based on being unemployed

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How To Become A Plant Technician

Jobs in this field typically do not require any formal education beyond high school. General maintenance and repair workers often learn their skills on the job. They start by doing simple tasks and watching and learning from skilled maintenance workers.

Education

Many maintenance and repair workers learn some basic skills in high school shop or technical education classes, postsecondary trade or vocational schools, or community colleges.

Courses in mechanical drawing, electricity, woodworking, blueprint reading, mathematics, and computers are useful. Maintenance and repair workers often do work that involves electrical, plumbing, heating, and air-conditioning systems or painting and roofing tasks. Workers need a good working knowledge of many repair and maintenance tasks.

Practical training, available at many adult education centers and community colleges, is another option for workers to learn tasks such as drywall repair and basic plumbing.

Training

General maintenance and repair workers usually start by watching and learning from skilled maintenance workers. They begin by doing simple tasks, such as fixing leaky faucets and replacing lightbulbs. After gaining experience, general maintenance and repair workers move on to more difficult tasks, such as overhauling machinery or building walls.

Some general maintenance and repair workers learn their skills by assisting other types of repair or construction workers, including machinery repairers, carpenters, or electricians.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Licensing requirements vary by state and locality. For more complex tasks, workers may need to be licensed in a particular specialty, such as electrical or plumbing work.

Advancement

Some maintenance and repair workers decide to train in one specific craft and become craftworkers, such as electricians, heating and air-conditioning mechanics, or plumbers.

Other maintenance workers eventually open their own repair or contracting business. However, those who want to become a project manager or own their own business may need some postsecondary education or a degree in construction management. For more information, see the profile on construction managers.

Within small organizations, promotion opportunities may be limited.

Important Qualities

Customer-service skills. These workers interact with customers on a regular basis. They need to be friendly and able to address customers’ questions.

Dexterity. Many repair and maintenance tasks, such as repairing small devices, connecting or attaching components, and using hand tools, require a steady hand and good hand–eye coordination.

Troubleshooting skills. Workers find, diagnose, and repair problems. They perform tests to figure out the cause of problems before fixing equipment.

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Top Skills for A Plant Technician

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Top Plant Technician Skills

  1. Safety Rules
  2. Preventive Maintenance
  3. Procedures
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Conducted safety inspections and followed safety rules and procedures.
  • Established safety criteria and developed preventive maintenance schedules.
  • Assist production of plant operational procedures.
  • Operate, monitor and service plant systems and equipment during facility operations.
  • Supervised five low pressure steam vessels or boilers, furnishing heat and domestic hot water to 1,250 residential units.

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