Senior Electrical Technician Job Listing at BHP Billiton in Tilden, TX (Job ID bhpbilliton-754845)

BHP Billiton

Location: Tilden, TX
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US - Texas - Tilden
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Reporting to the Maintenance Supervisor, the Senior Electrical Technician is accountable for the daily maintenance of the power generation and distribution systems, which are critical to the safe and efficient operation of the facility. This position is responsible for promptly resolving electrical power generation, utilization, transformation and distribution issues. The Senior Electrical Technician utilizes the maintenance management system and liaises with the operations and maintenance team as well as electrical engineers, ensuring control and monitoring systems remain reliable and safe.
Ensure all activities are performed safely, within relevant regulatory and company requirements, and in accordance with HSEC standards

Contribute to the daily work plan and ensure jobs are completed safely and efficiently

Assist the Maintenance Supervisor in support of the electrical team

Support the training and competency development of team, ensuring roles and responsibilities are clearly defined and understood

Identify options for OPEX reduction and production optimization
Serves as both a coach and mentor across the team

Asks questions to actively understand tasks and responsibilities

Readily accepts coaching and mentoring from others, acknowledging areas of personal growth and development

Has training objectives and tasks set by self and Supervisor

Maintains compliance with procedures and work instructions

Has desire to learn and challenge self

Identifies potential improvements, assessing gains and generating recommendations accordingly
Ensure company and 3rdparty compliance with all relevant regulatory requirements as well as all BHP Billiton HSEC and operational standards, policies and practices

Participate in and lead safety-related drills and exercises; lead facility HSEC meetings as required

Responsible for facility electrical safety; supervise during emergency situations as required

Safeguard and maintain generators, power transformers, switchgear, MCC''s, motors, and electrical control systems

Verify safe control and isolation to enable access to systems and equipment

Ensure proper and safe utilization of the permit-to-work and lock-out / tag-out system; approve work permits as required

Verify all authorized work permits are in place before commencement of work and ensure permits are clear before reinstatement

Ensure utilization of procedures and work instructions; ensuring compliance by facility personnel and contractors

Conduct preventative and predictive maintenance activities to minimize equipment downtime

Calibrate and inspect protective relaying and measurement devices

Diagnose system and equipment faults and implement approved corrective actions

Interpret condition monitoring surveys to identify early performance deterioration and take necessary action to prevent equipment failure

Support resolution of technical issues related to facility electrical equipment

Maintain documentation for systems and equipment, including one-line diagrams, schematics, block diagrams, wiring diagrams, equipment drawings and other relevant discipline documents

Establish adequate levels of electrical spare parts and supplies

Audit site work practices and conformance to management systems

Enter and retrieve data from 1SAP and update site reports as required

A minimum of 6 years experience in the hydrocarbons industry and / or a relevant trade qualification or certificate required

Experience and Technical Competencies

Experience in industry power generation and distribution systems required

Strong health, safety, environmental record required

Strong team working skills, along with experience in working with engineers and / or multi-disciplinary teams required

Ability to work in small/confined spaces, as well as work on high platforms, walk on high elevation grating and walk up and down steps required

Ability to troubleshoot common problems associated with electrical and ancillary electrical control systems required

Experience with medium voltage generation and distribution systems (480 V required) required

Experience with high voltage systems (4160 V) preferred

Experience in the calibration and diagnostics of voltage regulators, solid state protective devices, synchronizing equipment, generators, large motors, transformers, power transducers and VFD''s preferred

Strong regional regulatory compliance record preferred


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With 38,000 employees working in more than 100 operations in approximately 25 countries, we represent the world''s largest diversified resources company. We take our commitment to the communities in which we operate and do business in very seriously, and we are committed to operating safely and sustainably.

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22 Jan 2013 Central Standard Time

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