Expires soon VEOLIA ENVIRONNEMENT

Millwright/Mechanical Maintenance Technician

  • Merritt (Thompson-Nicola Regional District)
  • Energy / Materials / Mechanics

Job description



Are you a Resourcer?

Veolia helps its customers to improve their energy efficiency, better manage their buildings, their water and wastewater and transform their waste into resources. We do this by finding safe, cost-effective and innovative solutions that we provide to our many clients (companies, garages, hospitals, municipalities, etc.). These make us THE global reference in the environment.

To fully participate in Canada's circular economy, we can count on more than 1500 employees like you! Currently, we are recruiting our next resource person whose role will be:

Mechanical Maintenance Technician in Merritt, BC.

The Merritt Green Energy is a 40MW biomass electric generating plant currently in operation in British Columbia, Canada. The plant started commercial operation in the 1st quarter of 2018 and is currently in the later stages of commissioning, testing and tuning. The plant is operated and maintained by Veolia with a staff of approximately 24 FTE under a 30 year guaranteed performance contract. The plant will also be supplied by Veolia with 200,000 oven dry tons of biomass fuel per year.

Position Summary:

The Mechanical Maintenance Technician is responsible for the repair, maintenance and reliability of the plant's rotating and mechanical equipment, processes and hardware. During the start-up and commissioning phase of each plant the Mechanical Maintenance Technicians will be key members of the commissioning team. The Mechanical Maintenance Technicians will apply their experience and practical knowledge to ensure the plant achieves or exceeds the start-up curve timeline. Once the plant is up and running at steady state the Mechanical Maintenance Technicians will create, establish and perform daily preventative maintenance tasks on the plant's equipment and facilities. In addition, they will make adjustments and repairs to production equipment in cooperation with Operations and Engineering to assist with resolving persistent issues, focusing on plant reliability and optimizing uptime.

Primary responsibilities:

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Work in accordance with all applicable standards and safety codes

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Provide mechanical expertise for repair, maintenance and reliability activities within the plant according to safety, quality and trade standards and guidelines

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Provide mechanical maintenance services as assigned, throughout the plant

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Resolve plant mechanical and rotating equipment issues and implement corrective actions

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Provide supervision feedback on information regarding jobs, including determining time required, material needs, labour requirements and impact on uptime

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Establish and perform PM requirements for process controls and other related plant equipment, submit recommendations, and ensure follow up of corrective actions

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Participate in the maintenance manual creation, editing and review for all of the facility rotating and mechanical equipment

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Collaborate actively with Plant Management & Engineers in all maintenance tasks and activities

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Assist in setting plant maintenance, reliability and capital objectives. Develop and implement new initiatives

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Assist operational teams in achieving maintenance, reliability and capital objectives. Identify gaps in the management system and make recommendations for improvements

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Identify existing or potential risks and implement corrective measures targeting prevention measures

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Promote Best Practice and a pro-active approach. Assist in producing safe systems of work- written procedures

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Conduct and/or participate in RCM investigations of equipment failures and/or reliability issues and follow-up of corrective actions; update and draft any associated documents and procedures

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Ensure good communication and cooperation between both (FSJ & Merritt) plant sites and with corporate teams. Contribute and in some cases lead the development of regional initiatives

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Collaborate to develop the site reliability and operations continuity plans.

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Participate in the shutdown planning and scheduling activities for both sites. Collaborate with local teams in identifying work and with the writing of procedures and task identification for individual site requirements

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Work with the site teams to prepare and review safe work procedures for all operating and shutdown activities

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Perform other trades practices on work assignments within ability and skill level

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Provide maintenance services on various shifts as assigned

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May be asked to assist and work at the other plant for short assignments.

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May be asked to participate on health and safety committees and initiatives

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Ensure the compliance of subcontractors and participate in their pre-qualification

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Perform other related duties as requested by management

Ideal candidate profile



Qualifications :

Requirements & Skills required:

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Minimum grade 12 or equivalent education

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Provincial or Inter-Provincial Trade Red Seal Certification – Millwright Journey Person. It is preferred that the tradesperson will be dual Red Seal certified with either Red Seal qualifications in welding, pipefitting, carpentry and/or electrician or instrumentation

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Maintenance troubleshooting and repair experience with steam turbines, large pumps, large fans, etc.

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5 to 10 years practical experience in the industrial or power generation field

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Capability to read, interpret and utilize blueprints, drawings and Manufacturer's Installation, Operation and Maintenance manuals

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Ability to work in adverse/changing weather conditions



Preferred experience:

·  Experience with laser alignment techniques and alignment procedures
·  Experience with vibration analysis software, equipment and interpreting results
·  Experience with lubrication analysis processes, procedures and interpreting analysis results
·  Experience with thermography processes and analysis
·  Previous experience commissioning greenfield biomass power plants will be an asset
·  Basic welding qualifications/certificates (non-pressure) would be an important asset
·  Experience with boilers and the associated steam systems and equipment
·  Experience with steam turbines and generators
·  Experience in a power generating plant
·  Experience working with biomass