Engineer - Mechanical or Chemical

Date: Sep 12, 2023

Location: Tampa, Florida, US, 33619

Company: TECO

Title: Engineer - Mechanical or Chemical 
Company: Tampa Electric Company 
State and City: Florida - Tampa
Shift: 8 Hr. X 5 Days



This position is for an Engineer I to III level with power plant experience. This position serves as a technical employee in plant engineering, construction, operation and maintenance.  The individual provides engineering and technical support to improve the reliability and availability of the preferred generating units while reducing overall costs in the assigned systems and equipment.  In this position, the engineer reports to the Engineering Manager at Bayside Power Station. This position shall serve as a focal point for specific engineering skills and be able to analyze and resolve complex issues.  This position should be involved in industry seminars/workshops to continue his/her technical expertise and develop new ways of treating both old and new problems. On a periodic basis, the assigned responsibilities will change/rotate within the Bayside facility or to another company location to support personal development and broader company bench strength.  This position will be required to support the other plant engineers and their assigned areas of responsibilities. 
*Engineer Classification is multi-level, based on the qualifications guidelines as outlined in the Company’s Engineer Career Path, Administrative Policy 2.13.   A minimum classification of an Engineer II is required in this position.


Within the limits of authorized objectives, policies, procedures, plans, schedules and budgets, this position has the responsibility and commensurate authority to:

  • 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 Mechanical Integrity Program
  • Provide support with drawing/document updates


Required: Bachelor of Science in Mechanical, Electrical or Chemical Engineering degree from an accredited college.


Preferred: PE License.


Required: Minimum of 4 years of work experience performing the Duties & Responsibilities of this position in power plant engineering.


Required: The position requires a working knowledge of power plant design. Knowledge of basic plant processes and chemical reactions is required. A strong attention to detail, good planning skills, good written/verbal communication skills, the ability to work in a team environment and a heightened awareness for safety 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.


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



  • Builds Strong, Collaborative Relationships 
  • Cultivates Innovation and Embraces Change
  • Drives Operational Excellence for Customers
  • Speaks Up on Safety, Health, and the Environment
  • Takes Ownership & Acts with Integrity

The successful applicant will be required to take and pass a Baseline Medical Examination as part of the pre-employment screening once an offer has been accepted. A pre-employment drug screening, as well as a background check (including education, employment, criminal and motor vehicle) will also be conducted as part of the pre-employment screening. 
For jobs with physical required, list the physical that applies in the posting 
Must successfully complete the following physical worker medical exam:
Physical Worker Medical Exam

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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