The City of Grand Island, Nebraska, is looking for a qualified candidate to fill their Utility Production Engineer position. This position participates in evaluating, planning, designing, recommending, and coordinating the construction of various systems, facilities, and related engineering activities of high-pressure steam and combustion turbine electrical generation plants and water distribution systems.
Display a willingness to assume and visibly demonstrate mentoring and coaching, role modeling and leadership to staff members by recognizing and developing talent.
Display honest, trustworthy, and ethical behavior when dealing with internal and external customers.
Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Prepare specifications and administer contracts with contractors and consultants for various plant or water system projects.
Design of plant and water system modification or additions.
Attend and participate in professional and utility organizations.
Perform plant and equipment performance tests and calculations.
Assist in coordinating electric and water utility engineering activities with those of other divisions and outside agencies and organizations.
Participate in the development and administration on budgets; forecast additional funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies.
Provide staff assistance to the Assistant Utilities Director- Production.
Perform related duties as assigned.
Principles and practice of engineering.
Basic principles of electric and water production system.
Process control fundamentals.
Principles of digital computer operation.
Fundamentals of word processing, spreadsheet, database and utility software.
Safe work practices.
Principles and practices of utility construction, maintenance, and materials.
Applicable federal, state, local, and industry codes and regulations.
Perform complex engineering designs and computations.
Develop technical specifications and engineering plans.
Work with and interpret engineering drawings.
Work independently in the absence of supervision.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Work in both outdoor and indoor environmental conditions, with exposure to heat/cold, fumes, dust, noise, water, oil and grease.
Work in confined spaces, and with moving mechanical parts.
Work at high elevations.
Must have use of arms and legs.
Must be able to operate computer terminal and applicable programs.
Properly wear all safety equipment.
Must be able to see and read gauges, trouble lights and control panel screens.
Must be able to recognize and distinguish colors.
Experience in power plan operations and instrumentation and electrical work is preferred.
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in engineering.
License or Certification:
Possession of, or ability to obtain and maintain, an appropriate, valid Nebraska driver's license.
Residency is required within six (6) months of date of hire.
Additional Salary Information: Position will start at the entry level of the City's salary table. Consideration may be given if experience exceeds entry level qualifications.