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Polk Power Station Plant Engineer (Varies)

Date: Apr 10, 2021

Location: Mulberry, Florida, US, 33835

Company: TECO

Title: Polk Power Station Plant Engineer (Varies)    
Company: Tampa Electric Company
State and City: 
 Florida   -  Mulberry
Shift: 8 Hr. X 5 Days


Power up a career with us. Our People are our greatest investments.  TECO Peoples Gas offers competitive pay, a comprehensive benefits package and opportunities for growth and development in a friendly and professional work environment. 


If you are interested in a career and not just a position, TECO Peoples Gas is the place to be!  


TECO Peoples Gas is the largest natural gas distributor in Florida serving more than 400,000 customers across the state. Just as it was 125 years ago when we started as Tampa Gas Company, natural gas is today’s No. 1 choice for reliable energy.  Join our team of energy experts as we build on that legacy through innovation and cost-effective sustainable energy solutions all while keeping top-notch customer service at the center of all we do. 


TECO Peoples Gas is a subsidiary of Emera Inc., a family of energy companies which also includes Tampa Electric and New Mexico Gas Company. Emera provides energy to residential and commercial customers in the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean, with career opportunities available in all of these locations. 



The position may require occasional travel for vendor inspections and surveillance. Work hours may exceed 40 hour per week where work is executed indoors, outdoors and around hot and audible equipment. Work may be required on the weekend and require employee to remain on call.



This position is a mix of office environment and field inspections which require a comfort level with tight spaces and heights. The mix will vary depending on the requirements of the project schedule and assignments.



Our Power Generation Electrical Engineer – varies (Engineer I & higher level) serves as a technical employee in plant engineering, construction, operations, and maintenance.  This position provides engineering and technical support to improve the reliability and availability of the generating units while reducing overall costs in the assigned systems and equipment.  In this position, the engineer reports to the Engineering Manager at Polk Power Station. Emphasis for this position is on an intermediate to advanced level of electrical engineering with equipment and processes commonly utilized in power plants, such as, but not limited to generators, excitation systems, AC/DC motors, low and medium voltage switchgear, transformers, batteries, relay protection/coordination, emergency generators, and NERC compliance. This position will be required to support the other plant engineers and their assigned areas of responsibilities.

*Candidates may qualify in this multi-graded position as an Engineer I & higher level based upon skills, experience, and education. Consideration for higher level position will require more experience directly related to the duties of the job in addition to meeting more of the preferred qualifications and requires more independent judgment, accountability and oversight, leadership and/or subject matter expertise in performance of this position.



  • Identify, evaluate, conclude, or recommend improvements to design, construction, operation, and maintenance of the assigned systems and equipment as requested
  • Develop, recommend, and maintain specifications for the maintenance, repair, and supply of assigned equipment, keep up to date equipment assessment records
  • Troubleshoot and resolve operating upsets and recommend changes to minimize reoccurrence, lead root cause investigations to resolve problems
  • Provide technical support to plant personnel in terms of design, maintenance, repair, and operation of the assigned equipment
  • Maintain engineering-initiated testing, inspection, and repair history records for assigned equipment
  • Develop and assist employees through advisory and educational activities to improve their abilities to design, construct, operate, and maintain assigned equipment
  • Lead Capital and O&M improvement projects, maintain a 5-year capital plan for assigned areas
  • Review engineering designs and specifications for new plant equipment and special projects
  • Participate in projects to produce a cost effective, on schedule, quality product or end result
  • Improve expertise in functional area through participation in industrial, technical, and professional organizations and forums
  • Support Asset Management through Critical System Review, RCA, Alarm Management, Operational Start-up Review, Process Safety Review, and Equipment reliability teams
  • Provide support with drawing/document updates
  • Perform all station NERC engineering required activities and work with Asset Management to ensure all NERC compliance requirements are met at Polk Power


What you must have:

  • Minimum of three (3) years of work experience as an Electrical Engineer in an industrial environment or in power generation
  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from an EAC/ABET accredited program
  • Valid driver license with a good driving record
  • Demonstrated sound knowledge in electrical engineering work related areas
  • Proficient skill with Microsoft Office – Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook
  • Strong attention to detail and good planning skills
  • Good written & verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Heightened awareness for safety


In addition, the following will help you stand out above the crowd:

  • Minimum of five (5) years of work experience as an Electrical Engineer in a Power Generation plant
  • Advanced education / training in electrical engineering
  • Current Fundamentals of Engineering Certificate (FE) and eligibility to become a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Florida
  • Professional Engineering License, PE in the State of Florida highly desired
  • Knowledge of OSI Pi Historian
  • Demonstrated knowledge of project engineering in electrical engineering


Working Conditions & Physical Requirements:

  • Respond to plant needs with 24/7 coverage
  • Working in an industrial environment
  • Willing & able to use personal protective equipment (PPE) on the job
  • Willing & able to work in dusty, hot, and noisy environments
  • Willing & able to work from elevated platforms
  • Willing & able to ascend and descend from ladders and stairs
  • Ability to pass a medical physical including pulmonary function and negative pressure respirator fit test


Leadership Competencies:

  • Builds Collaborative Relationships
  • Cultivates Innovation and Embraces Change
  • Speaks Up on Safety, Health, and the Environment
  • Takes Ownership and Acts with Integrity
  • Thinks Strategically and Exercises Sound Judgment




TECO offers a competitive Benefits package!!


Competitive Salary *401k Savings plan w/ company matching * Pension plan * Paid time off* Paid Holiday time * Medical, Prescription Drug, & Dental Coverage  *Tuition Assistance Program * Employee Assistance Program * Wellness Programs * On-site Fitness Centers * Bonus Plan and more!


STORM DUTY REQUIREMENTS....Please make sure to read below!!!  Responding to storms will be considered a condition of employment.


TECO Energy and its companies serve a role in providing critical services to our community during an emergency. Team members are required to participate in the response/recovery activities related to emergencies/disasters to maintain service to our TECO Energy customers. Team members are required to work in their normal job duties or other assigned activities. Proper compensation will be made in accordance with the company's rules and procedures.


TECO Energy is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.


TECO Energy is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by law, except where physical or mental abilities are a bona fide occupational requirement and the individual is unable to perform the essential functions of the position with reasonable accommodations.


In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities for all individuals, employment decisions at TECO Energy will be based on skills, knowledge, qualifications and abilities.


Pay Transparency Non-Discrimination Statement

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)


ADA policy

It is the policy of TECO Energy to provide reasonable accommodation for all qualified disabled individuals who are employees and applicants for employment, unless it would cause undue hardship. The corporation will adhere to applicable federal and state laws, regulations and guidelines, including, but not limited to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and section 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1970s.


Application accommodations

Applicants may request reasonable accommodation in the application process five business days prior to the time accommodation is needed.


Pre-employment physical exams may be required for positions with bona fide job-related physical requirements regardless of disability. 


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