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Water Technician

Date: Sep 14, 2021

Location: Mulberry, Florida, US, 33860

Company: TECO

Power up a career with us. Our people are our greatest investments. 

 

Be the light to help us keep our customers connected.  If you are interested in a career and not just a position, Tampa Electric is the place to be! Tampa Electric offers competitive pay, a comprehensive benefits package and opportunities for growth and development in a friendly and professional work environment. We embrace diversity and the inclusion of all. We believe our differences, unique perspectives and talents are our strengths and integral to the success of our company.

 

We’re honored to serve approximately 780,000 customers across West Central Florida and safely provide them with clean, affordable and reliable electricity. We’ve been doing it for more than 100 years, and there’s so much more ahead.  

 

Join our team of energy experts as we build on that legacy through innovation, continued solar investments, cost-effective and sustainable energy solutions all while keeping top-notch customer service at the center of all we do. 

 

Tampa Electric is a subsidiary of Emera Inc., a family of energy companies which also includes TECO Peoples Gas 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. 

 

 

POSITION CONCEPT: 

The Water Technician performs environmental and chemistry related functions at the station to support efficient operations and environmental compliance. They are responsible for the safe, efficient operation and maintenance of related plant equipment and systems.  Provide technical and analytical assistance to plant personnel and engineering staff on projects related to troubleshooting plant water treatment systems and improving system efficiency including  system design changes, regulatory requirements, and environmental compliance.   The Water Technician is responsible for following all water management guidance, completing individual and team work assignments ensuring an optimum, professional response to the needs of the station.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Ensure that preventative maintenance programs for the assigned area are kept current and equipment is maintained in a manner that maximizes longevity and reliability. (20%)
2. Coordinate bulk / specialty chemical ordering, maintain inventories, and manage deliveries. (15%)
3. Perform all work assignments in a safe and efficient manner.  This includes performing accurate rounds, information sharing, performing minor repairs, support equipment start-ups/shutdowns, and initiating/completing work orders utilizing the Workman System. (15%)
4. Laboratory operations include ordering consumables, ordering new equipment, and maintaining equipment. (10%)
5. Work closely with engineering, operations and other technical staff on technical details related to work plans, projects, chemical treatment methods/strategies, and equipment modifications to ensure compliance with environmental regulations and water chemistry for the area of responsibility. (10%)
6. Perform advanced water chemical analysis by tracking and responding to metrics that ensures a safe and reliable operation relative to steam cycle chemistry. (10%)

7. Provide direct support for all Plant Water Systems this including: Cooling Towers, Reverse Osmosis, Electro Deionization, Cycle Chemistry and the Reclaimed Water Treatment plant through hands on lab analyses.  Interface with plant personnel to meet all analytical needs.  Advise personnel on field sampling and testing procedures. (20%)
 

EDUCATION:

Required: HS diploma or equivalent. 
Preferred: A two (2) year technical degree, from an accredited institution in accordance with TECO Education Policy, in this field of work and/or a bachelor’s degree in biology or chemistry.

 

EXPERIENCE:
Required: Minimum of 14 years of work experience related to the Duties & Responsibilities of this position. 

 

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES:
Required:

  • Strong attention to detail, good planning skills, and heightened awareness for safety, written and verbal communication skills and the ability to work in a team environment are required. 
  • Ability to be exposed to high temperature environments along with ambient temperatures and the elements.
  • Ability to sit, stand and/or walk for long periods of time.
  • Knowledge of power plant processes and water chemistry is required.
  • Must be able to pass a pulmonary function and negative pressure respirator fit test. 
  • Must be able to use personal protective equipment (PPE) on-the-job. 

 

WORK CONDITIONS:

  • Respond to plant needs with 24/7 coverage.
  • Must be able to work in dusty, hot, and noisy environments.
  • Must be able to work from elevated platforms.
  • Must be able to ascend and descend from ladders and stairs.

 

COMPETENCIES:

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