A career at FMPA means working on a team that helps keep the lights on in communities across Florida. Every day brings new challenges and opportunities for career development, and we thank all those who apply to be a part of our team. We take our time to review each application thoroughly. As a result we are unable to respond to every job applicant. Should your qualifications match our staffing needs, we will contact you directly. FMPA and its members are Equal Opportunity Employers.
Instrument, Controls and Electrical Technician
Performs difficult, skilled, and technical work involving repair, inspection, maintenance and calibrating of electrical equipment, process controllers, analog and digital process indicators, distributed control systems, electronic and electromechanical governors and all other control and monitoring equipment associated with electrical power generation. This position has overall responsibility for preventive, predictive, and corrective maintenance on all plant equipment as directed by the Maintenance Supervisor. Functions also include inventory control, housekeeping, and troubleshooting of operating components and computer interface. Reports to the Maintenance Supervisor.
- Perform scheduled maintenance functions and emergency repairs as required on plant instrumentation and electrical systems.
- Troubleshoot, calibrate, and test operating components and computer interface.
- Maintain and coordinate all site calibrations testing requirements, records, documentation, and files.
- Assist Maintenance Supervisor with material and spare parts inventory control.
- Troubleshoot, repair, and supervise all DCS, telecommunications equipment, LAN and computer systems and site PLC’s, and continuous emission monitoring systems.
- Assist in maintaining total plant housekeeping.
- Maintain and troubleshoot all breaker, switchgear, and protective systems
- Maintain and troubleshoot all transformers and related systems
- Assist in the trouble shooting and operations of all site equipment and plant operations as required.
- Perform other duties as assigned including supporting other FMPA fleet sites.
This is a day shift position. Overtime work may be required on weekends, holidays, or nights as needed in emergency or scheduled conditions. Available for on-call duty rotation is required.
Responsible for all activities required to maintain the inventory of a $20M power generation warehouse. This position also serves as the direct administrative assistant to the Plant Manager. Requires excellent organizational skills to coordinate a variety of warehouse and office functions independently or under indirect supervision. Reports to and is under the direct supervision of the Plant Manager.
- Purchases, receives, disburses, and reorders while maintaining minimum and maximum stock levels utilizing an integrated work order, inventory, and purchasing information system. Conducts follow-ups and expedites the delivery of purchases as required.
- Performs periodic physical inventory of all warehouses materials and maintains office supplies for the Power Plant.
- Prepares and/or verifies payroll accuracy in three (3) information systems.
- Coordinates the report function for the Power Plant. Tracks, compiles, types, and maintains file system on all reports. Creates and prepares various office forms, reports, and files as needed. Maintains various records and procedure manuals.
- Assists in the preparation of specifications for contract work that includes extensive word processing. Follows through with procedures necessary to complete the bid award.
- Prepares necessary forms related to hiring of personnel. Coordinates and schedules employee training based on plant workload.
- Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of an acceptable equivalency diploma, supplemented by courses in typing and business practices, including word processing and computerized spread sheets.
Five (5) years of progressively responsible secretarial/clerical work. Pass basic Microsoft Word test with a score of at least 80% and basic Microsoft Excel test with a score of at least 70%. Ability to type 40 words per minute
FMPA Member Jobs
FMPA’s members are currently recruiting for the positions listed below. Please note, these positions are located in various Florida cities. To apply, please follow the directions on the individual job posting. Questions about these positions should be directed to the listed employer. FMPA and its members are Equal Opportunity Employers.
Vice President of Customer Service- KUA, Fla
Executive management level position reporting directly to the President & General Manager. The incumbent provides strategic and operational direction for all Customer Service functions.
Responsible for maintaining good overall image and positive relationship with all of KUA's customers. Performs complex technical and difficult work, overseeing the work of employees responsible for billing, credit & collections, metering, field services, power diversion, energy conservation, Automated Metering Infrastructure (AMI) analytics, key account management, and customer service.
Plans, organizes and directs employees in the utility customer service functions.
Oversees the accuracy of metering, initiation and disconnection of service
The creation and collection of utility bills, disposition of the utility bad debt, deposit policy, face to face service including key account management, the virtual call center, energy conservation, AMI data analysis, revenue protection and power diversion along with all related activities. Ensures a high quality of customer service, programs, and field activities.
Leads emerging technology efforts including the research, evaluation and implementation of new product and service lines of business.
Develops and implements employee development and training programs.
Initiates, recommends and implements changes to the Customer Information
System and necessary policy and procedure changes.
Relay Technician I or Relay Technician II- KUA, Fl
This is an advanced level position that requires the knowledge, skills and experience required to be a Protective Relay Technician that can work on assigned projects without supervision. Performs advanced level technical and electrical work through the application of a thorough knowledge of electrical theory, protective relay theory, and a comprehensive understanding of power system equipment and operations
Executes advanced level troubleshooting and intermediate misoperations analysis and documentation.
Assists Relay Technician II and Supervisor of Relay with equipment applications, circuit design and project work and provides technical electrical and mechanical assistance to substation and power plant technicians and electricians.
Considered competent in knowledge of safety practices and occupational hazards for all power system equipment and facilities.
Assists in the development of logic and settings programs for microprocessor based relay test equipment for use in fault simulation play back for the accurate verification of protective relay logic and settings.
Responsible for the operation and maintenance of all test equipment used in the maintenance of protective relays, switchboard and panel meters, and other electronic and electro-mechanical equipment.
Interprets and documents test results, troubleshooting records and technical data on all equipment related to the relaying and meter systems.
This is a highly skilled, labor intense and hazardous position that requires individual to work outdoors and perform electrical work relating to overhead and underground electrical facilities in a variety of voltages from 110 to 230,000 volts. This position normally reports directly to the Line Crew Foreman.
Performs construction and maintenance job tasks associated with electrical lines. Operates bucket trucks, derricks, trenchers, hydraulic tools, chain saws, other tools and equipment as may be required. Conforms to policies and procedures for safe work practices, area protection, proper use of vehicles, tools, and equipment associated with accepted line work practices.
Visually and audibly detects malfunctions of equipment and safety hazards. Works on energized electrical power lines, equipment, and devices without interruption of normal electric service.
Physical strength and endurance to operate tools and equipment for extended periods from bucket, poles, ladders, vaults, trenches or confined space.
Communicates with other employees in person and by two-way radio, politely and clearly and also communicates in person at job sites to customers.
Assists in training and instruction of other personnel. Provides “on the job” training in the field to fellow crew members on proper use and operation of equipment, climbing techniques and proper procedures and safety practices.
Availability during emergencies is required with rotation to stand-by on a regular rotation.
Buy or Senior Buyer- KUA, Fla
Performs professional, high-level work in the procurement of inventory, equipment, supplies and services for the Authority. Effective and efficient management of time and resources, plus understanding the scope of work assigned, are critical skills needed for this position. This position will assist in the preparation of detailed competitive bids, requests for quotes, requests for information and other approved means of procuring goods and services for the Authority. Assists in negotiating contracts and amendments with vendors. Position reports directly to the Manager of Treasury.
Analyzes purchase requests submitted in our requisition system and reviews descriptive data and specifications for completeness andcompliance with the Authority’s policies and procedures.
Assist in determining whether external solicitation or inter-departmental procurement is proper with respect to public laws, procurement policy and procedures.
This position will ultimately be capable of independently preparing appropriate solicitation document package, including all instructions, general and special
conditions, specifications, and contractual provisions.
Knowledge of pricing techniques, market trends, sources of supply and public procurement practices is desirable but not required for the entry-level professional position.
Ability to exercise discretion and judgment in performing the procurement functions is essential.
Competency with Florida Statutes related to procurement activities and NIGP Code of Ethics must be achieved.
Power Plant Supervisor- City of Homestead, Fla
Highly responsible for technical and administrative work involving the planning and coordinating of environmental permitting, maintenance, installation, operation, and construction of an electric generating power plant.
Supervises and directs the day-to-day maintenance and operations function of the power plant. Responsibilities also include providing guidance and oversight for other capital projects associated with the Power Plant.
Work in this position includes preparation of written reports, environmental permits, and associated reports, documentation, and recommendations for activities associated with new plant project activities. It also includes the presentation of information related to power plant activities to higher management in the City and local citizens when appropriate.
Directs the day-to-day operations of the personnel assigned to operate the various generating units, including scheduling for adequate manpower coverage and required outages.
Provides training and instruction in operation and repair procedures and techniques.
Diagnoses mechanical and operational problems of generation equipment and initiates corrective action.
Responsible for routine inspection and maintenance of mechanical and electrical generation equipment to ensure safe and efficient operation.
Effectively coordinates work with other divisions within the electric utility and other City departments as required.
Ensure that proper personnel are informed and utilized during emergencies and breakdowns.
Must use judgment as to the necessity of calling in off-duty personnel.
Ability to communicate effectively with higher levels of management and with the public.
Ability to administer all logistics and coordination necessary for the management of large capital projects.
Ability to read and interpret engineering construction and equipment drawings, electrical and control plans, and specifications.
Ability to prepare clear and concise reports, and keep complex and accurate records.
Substation/Distribution Engineer- City of Homestead, Fla
Responsible for performing electric system distribution and substation analysis, protection, and coordination studies. Provide technical assistance to the line operations assisting with the emergency restoration of service. Analyze problems, perform investigations, determine solutions, and prepare and/or direct other engineering staff in preparation of engineering drawings, plans, maps, and details related to the various Divisions of the Electric Utility Department.
Work involves considerable independence to evaluate, select, and apply standard engineering techniques, procedures, and criteria under the general direction of the Distribution Supervisor.
- Performs Distribution and Substation load flow analysis, Planning, Feeder Coordination studies, fault current, and reliability analysis.
- Analyzes and troubleshoots Protection and Coordination settings on the Substation Relays, and Distribution Automation devices (S&C) in conjunction with NERC PRC Standards.
- Coordinates with other personnel to compile and maintain accurate utility maps, maintenance reports, and other information regarding the utility system. Ensures computer-generated maps of the utility system and associated database information are kept current.
- Responsible for maintenance/enhancement of the GIS Distribution system. Must be familiar with NESC, NEC, and general overhead and underground Distribution Construction Standards.
- Design and plan for distribution and as needed, substation systems, and prepare technical and administrative reports, perform load flow analysis using engineering software.
- Able to prepare and conduct high-voltage switching orders, and must be familiar with tagging procedures.
Manager of Transmission & Distribution Engineering- KUA, Fla
This is highly responsible technical, supervisory and administrative work that provides supervision and engineering support to the utility’s transmission and distribution and customer engineering functions. An incumbent is considered to be a subject matter expert and is responsible for the planning, design, construction management and operations of electric transmission and distribution and lighting facilities.
Performs work, designs and implements systems, and directs personnel consistent with industry best practice and a commitment to the safety and well-being of the public, fellow staff, and themselves. Oversees and performs work in the planning, design, easement and permit acquisition, construction management, material management, customer relation management, emergency restoration response, project budget development, and operation of electric distribution facilities to support customer growth and reliable operations.
Possession of a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from an ABET accredited college or university and ten (10) years of professional experience in the planning, design, operations and maintenance of electric utility facilities. Three (3) years of the required experience must have been in a supervisory capacity. Possession of a master’s degree in engineering may be substituted for one year of the required experience. Registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of Florida
Heavy Equipment/ Fire Truck Automotive Tech I, II, or III- Winter Park, Fla
The Automotive Technician I, II & III performs semi-skilled and skilled work in maintaining the city vehicles and mechanical equipment. This position repairs, maintains, and services all vehicles, heavy equipment, and light equipment. This work is performed under close supervision – the incumbent is assigned duties according to specified procedures and receives detailed instructions; work is checked frequently and is reviewed through observation, completion of work orders, and review of results achieved.
ssist other personnel as needed including moving or transporting city vehicles to, and from outside vendors, and within city locations.
Evaluate the status of mechanical equipment, small engines, and vehicles and perform or schedule needed repairs.
Complete repairs and maintenance on small engines, light and heavy vehicles, heavy equipment, fire apparatus, and all other city-owned equipment.
Maintain shop equipment.
Recommend the purchase of parts and supplies used for vehicles, small engines, and mechanical system maintenance.
Perform other work as assigned.
bility to read and understand operator and repair manuals.
Ability to perform a variety of skilled and semi-skilled manual tasks.
Ability to safely operate a variety of automotive vehicles, light equipment, and various hand and power tools.
Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with employees, supervisors, city officials, and the general public.
Ability to communicate information tactfully and impartially, both in person and in writing with all staff, city officials, and the general public.
Ability to demonstrate proficiency in the City of Winter Park Core Competencies.
Troubleman- Utilities Department- City of Homestead, Fla
Skilled technical work involved in the repair and replacement of power, lighting, and signal systems. A Troubleman is responsible for locating the source of electric powerline disturbances or failures and replacing or repairing defective equipment and accessories.
An employee in this classification exercises independent judgment and decision-making within safety standards of powerline work. Work performance is evaluated by observation of results obtained.
- Responds to requests for emergency service; locates the source of problem and repairs and/or replaces transmission and distribution powerlines and equipment, including meters.
- Tests powerlines and auxiliary equipment to identify defective voltage regulations, transformers, etc., causing disturbance.
- Climbs pole and towers to repair or replace overhead equipment.
- Opens switches to de-energize disturbed or fallen lines to facilitate repairs or to remove electrical hazards.
- Makes a determination as to when additional crew personnel will be required to complete repair work to restore power and advises dispatch of the need.
- Assists crew personnel with repair work as workload volume permits.
- Troubleshoots, installs, and repairs street light circuitry.
- May locate and correct electrical trouble in certain building circuits.
- May perform cut-off and cut-on functions of services as required.
- Will be required to set and remove electric meters as necessary.
- May direct work assignments of subordinate personnel in the repair and replacement of equipment.
- Uses equipment and tools with precaution and within prescribed safety standards.
The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Qualifying individuals with disabilities may be provided reasonable accommodations to enable them to perform the essential functions.
Type of Appointment/Work hours:
- Full-time/Regular in-person position.
- Standard workweek, which is forty (40) hours of work per week consisting of five (5) days of eight (8) hours per day or four (4) days of ten (10) hours per day. The work day may be varied for the efficient delivery of public service.
- Will be required to work other than the standard workweek on occasion, including evenings, weekends, and/or holidays.
- Will be required to work occasional overtime or shift assignments, if applicable.
Physical and Environmental Demands or Conditions:
The physical and environmental demands for this position have been listed on the last page of this description. Physical and environmental demands must be met to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities of this position.
- Must possess a high school diploma or its equivalency.
- Must be a Lineman with one (1) year of experience minimum.
- Will be required to work occasional overtime assignments or shifts.
- Will be required to respond to call-outs.
- Must be able to comprehend and follow written and verbal instructions.
- Must be able to meet all physical requirements of the job.
- This position is designated as an Essential position which means the employee will be required to work extended, rotating, nights, weekends, and/or holidays in response to a severe weather event or conditions.
- Must possess a valid state of Florida Class “A” Commercial Driver’s License with a clean driving record.
- Must pass a background screening process.
- Judgment – Sound decisions based on fact; uses logic to solve problems.
- Quality of Work – Performs work thoroughly, accurately, and professionally.
- Reliability – Timely and consistently completes assigned work; consistently reports to work and is punctual.
- Safety – Committed to ensuring a safe environment and complies with applicable safety standards.
- Technical Capability – Applies knowledge to identify issues and works to develop skills; demonstrates knowledge of techniques, skills, and equipment.
Work Authorization/Security Clearance:
- The employee must successfully pass a background screening process and must comply with the Drug-Free Workplace policy.
- The City will also verify the identity and employment authorization of individuals hired so the proper completion of Form I-9 is required, which includes the employee providing documents evidencing identity and employment authorization.
All of the above information is intended to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this position. This description is not intended to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties and qualifications required of employees assigned to this position. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
Lineworker-Journey Level – Tallahassee, Fla.
This is highly skilled journey level work in the transmission and distribution areas of the Electric & Gas Utility. Work consists of overhead and underground line work and service truck work, overseeing and directing the activities of other employees, training and instructing other employees and participating in required training programs.
Tallahassee is a vibrant City that is home to Florida’s state government, two major universities – Florida State University and Florida A&M University, as well as one of the largest community colleges in the state – Tallahassee Community College. Centrally located in the panhandle, Tallahassee is only hours away from white sandy Gulf beaches, Walt Disney World and the Atlantic Ocean. Tallahassee has one of the top parks and recreation departments in the country and was recently named an All-America City for the 2nd time. Leon County Schools were recognized by the Florida State Board of Education as an Academically High Performing District for the second year in a row.
Tallahassee’s Electric Utility provides reliable electric service to over 123,000 customers in a 221 square mile service territory that includes both the City of Tallahassee and portions of the unincorporated areas of Leon County. A full service vertical electric utility, Tallahassee has 700 MW of generation located at three sites, 60MW of solar under a Purchase Power Agreement, 224 miles of transmission (115kv & 230 kv), 28 substations with two more in engineering, and 3,631 miles of distribution. The City’s Electric Utility is registered as a Balancing Authority, Transmission Owner/Operator and Generation Owner/Operator under the NERC Reliability Standards.
Tallahassee Electric has been recognized nationally and regionally for its strong performance. These recognitions have included the APPA E. F. Scattergood Award, two APPA DEED Energy Innovator Awards, FMEA Safety Award, six time APPA Reliable Public Power Provider at the Gold level, and Power Magazine naming the City’s Hopkins Generating Plant one of the Top Six Gas Fired Power Plants in the World.
MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
Possession of a high school diploma or an equivalent recognized certificate and completion of the Electric & Gas Utility apprenticeship program for Lineworker – Journey Level; completion of an external apprenticeship program in linework and one year of journey level work experience. Experience may be substituted for required education on a year by year bases that includes erection, maintenance and repair of overhead and/or underground electrical distribution and transmission line systems.
Individuals in these classifications are:
- Considered essential employees during emergency/storm events and must be able to work 16 hours per day for extended periods of time and may be required to be away from their family.
- Must be available to serve on-call and are subject to having to work outside of their assigned shift/schedule to meet operational needs.
- Individuals in this classification are subject to being deployed for mutual aid assignments out of town. These mutual aid assignments will require travel, extended work days and working 16 hours per day during deployment.
- Must be available to work a rotation shift that covers 7 days a week with extended hours until 10 PM in the evenings.
HOW TO APPLY
A completed City of Tallahassee employment application is required. A resume may be attached to the application but will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application. Applicants must apply on-line at https://www.talgov.com/employment/employment.aspx
If you have any questions, please contact the Human Resources Department at
The City of Tallahassee offers competitive salary and benefits. In addition to competitive salaries, the City offers a full slate of benefits for its employees including a defined benefit pension plan, City contribution to a 401K plan, cafeteria style benefit offerings including Flexbucks, 11 paid holidays, personal leave, sick leave, personal leave days, a floating holiday, and catastrophic leave.
The City of Tallahassee is an Equal Opportunity and Veteran’s Preference Employer.
If you have a disability requiring accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact the City’s ADA Coordinator, in the Office of Diversity& Inclusion at (850) 891-8950 or at [email protected]. Preference will be given to veterans and spouses of veterans in accordance with Florida Statues 295.085.