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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.


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.

  • Director, Water Resources – New Smyrna Beach, Fla.

    Description

    General Description 

    The Director of Water Resources is responsible for providing leadership over and establishing the strategic direction of the Water Resources Department, including but not limited to: operational policies and practices, budget, operational performance, identifying opportunities for improvement and resolving discrepancies to maximize the strategic use of the Commission’s water assets. The Director is responsible for the planning, directing, and coordinating of all water production, wastewater reclamation, water production wells and booster pumping stations, lift station maintenance, and plant and field operations activities through designated staff, consultants, contractors, other U.C. departments, governmental agencies, and the general public. The Director also provides input into long-term operational and engineering solutions for Commission water assets.

    Position Requirements

    A minimum of ten years of experience in water resources operations and/or engineering with progressively increasing supervisory responsibility in the water utility industry required.  Bachelor’s Degree required in field of Study: Engineering, Chemistry, Biology, Microbiology or related field preferred. For degreed Engineers, a Florida State Professional Engineering license is preferred (if licensed in another State, transfer of the P.E. license to Florida within six months from date of hire is required).  Must be able to work during emergent events, such as storms, operating emergencies and other similar events.

    Additionally, must possess excellent writing, analytical, presentation, and public speaking skills. Experience in budget and workload planning, negotiating complex contracts, working on federal and state grants, and working with city, state and local governmental officials.  Demonstrated working knowledge of operating principles and practices, for the construction, engineering, maintenance, and operation of municipal water and wastewater facilities. This includes working knowledge of the engineering, chemical, and bacteriological processes related to water supply and treatment and wastewater treatment operations. Experience in managing safety and hazards associated with the water and wastewater industry.  

    Salary Range 

    $103,946 – $135,130.  Starting salary is dependent upon qualifications. Compensation package includes benefits, such as health insurance, vacation time, and retirement.

    Apply 

    Send resume to jobs@ucnsb.org. Mail resumes to Human Resources, PO Box 100 New Smyrna Beach, FL. 32170, or submit online through the link below. EOE/DFWP


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  • Parts & Property Clerk – Lake Worth Beach, Fla.

    Description

    Summary

    This is a skilled technical and clerical work in the ordering, receiving, keeping computer records and inventory accounting of the utilities warehouse and power plant spare parts. This job involves moderately heavy labor. General supervision and instruction are received from the Utility Purchasing Manager.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities 

    • Processes requests from all departments to the purchasing department via the warehouse
    • Records all purchasing transactions, supplies all input data to computer for computerized inventory, and act as a liaison with
    • Conducts periodic inspection of all inventories.
    • Follows applicable rules, regulations and warehouse
    • Maintains the warehouses in a safe, clean condition, and performs other duties as

    Position Requirements

    • Willingness and ability to work extended hours when required including nights, weekends and
    • Willingness and ability to work overtime both scheduled and unscheduled as needed and to report to work on short notice in an
    • Thorough knowledge governing the principles and procedures pertaining to regulations imposed upon requisitions from vendors and/or purchase
    • Considerable knowledge of the nomenclature used in electric generating
    • Considerable knowledge of measurements and billing procedures and ability to evaluate quality of
    • Ability to communicate clearly with all levels of personnel, both verbally and in writing.
    • Physically able to negotiate inclines and
    • Physically able to lift equipment weighing fifty (50)
    • Normal hearing and vision.
    • Maintains personal phone.
    • Maintain safe working shoes as determined by current

    Training & Experience

    • Graduation from a recognized high school or possession of a recognized equivalent certification. Some utility and power generation experience preferred.
    • Experience in purchasing, bookkeeping, computers and maintenance power plant or an an equivalent. 

    Certification/Licenses 

    • Maintains current Florida Driver’s License.

    Procedure for Applying 

    Interested parties should forward a completed application packages to:

    City of Lake Worth Beach

    Attn: Human Resources

    7 N. Dixie Highway

    Lake Worth, FL 33460

    Or visit our website through the link below. 

    Each application package should include the following:


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  • Electric Line Worker III – Alachua, Fla.

    Description

    This is senior-level, skilled work in the construction, maintenance, repair and troubleshooting of overhead and underground electrical distribution lines in accordance with standards of the trade. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Electric Line Crew Foreman.

    Essential Job Functions
    1. Constructs, maintains, repairs and troubleshoots electrical overhead and underground distribution and
    transmission systems including stringing wires, setting poles and anchors, and handing transformer, lightning
    arresters, cutouts, crossarms and insulator.
    2. Work is frequently performed with high voltage lines and under unfavorable weather conditions requiring skill
    and care to protect the employee's life and the lives of others.
    3. Work may also require installation and maintenance of municipal, commercial and residential electric service.
    4. Work is subject to inspection while in progress and upon completion for quality standards of the trade and
    adherence to safety precautions.
    5. Installs, repairs and troubleshoots a step down transformer bank, installs pole and pad-mount transformers.
    6. Climbs poles to construct, replace, repair and troubleshoot power lines; arresters, lights, transformers, capacitor
    switches, breakers, cross-arms, t-brackets, and other distribution and transmission equipment.
    7. Installs and troubleshoots primary metering and installs 3-phase service and ground wires and cutouts.
    8. Installs and troubleshoots "C.T.'s" and "P.T.'s" with instrument metering.
    9. Locates trouble in primary and secondary lines replaces fuses and clears trouble in lines and circuits.
    10. Operates heavy motorized equipment used in construction and maintenance of electric overhead and
    underground systems.
    11. Works in accordance with and assists in enforcing safety rules and regulations.
    12. Places and replaces underground conductors. Sets pad-mounted transformers and clears short circuits in lines.
    13. Responds to trouble calls on the electric system.
    14. Capable of leading crew in absence of Electric Line Crew Foreman.
    (These essential job functions are not to be construed as a complete statement of all duties performed. Employees will
    be required to perform other job related marginal duties as required.)

    Position Requirements

    Minimum Qualifications, Skills & Abilities
    Knowledge of the tools, materials and methods used in line construction and maintenance work. Knowledge of
    theory and applications of theory regarding electrical circuits and wiring systems. Knowledge of the hazards of the
    trade and necessary safety precautions. Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions. Skill in the
    use and care of line tools and testing equipment. Working knowledge of tree limb removal. Physical strength and
    agility to climb poles and perform heavy manual work under inclement weather conditions.

    Education and Experience
    High school graduation or possession of an acceptable equivalency diploma. Minimum three (3) years experience
    as Electric Line Worker II (Class B Lineman).
    (A comparable amount of training, education or experience can be substituted for the minimum qualifications.)
    LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS OR REGISTRATIONS
    Valid Florida Driver’s License required and a Commercial Driver’s License Class A. Must qualify as a
    Journeyman Linesman.

    Essential Physical Skills
    Acceptable eyesight (with or without correction).
    Acceptable hearing (with or without correction).
    Heavy (45 pounds and over) lifting and carrying.
    Reaching, pulling, pushing.
    Climbing, walking, standing, crawling, kneeling, bending, balancing, stooping.
    Distinguish colors.
    Smelling.
    Equipment Operation.

    Environmental Conditions
    Works inside.
    Works outside in various weather conditions with: noise, dust, fumes, grease or oils, electrical energy.
    May work on slippery surfaces.
    May work with moving objects or vehicles.
    Work may require exposure to hazardous conditions and noxious chemicals.
    (Reasonable accommodations will be made in accordance with existing ADA requirements for otherwise qualified
    individuals with a disability.)

    Salary
    $31.49 – $39.36/Hr.

    Apply

    If interested in the position advertised below, complete the employment application and submit to:
    City Hall
    15100 NW 142nd Terrace
    Alachua, FL 32616
    Or you may fax the completed application to (386) 418-6119.
    We will NOT accept resumes in lieu of an application.
    Please take a moment to read through our Application Process to ensure that your application will be considered.


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  • Transmission & Distribution Engineer – Key West, Fla.

    Description

    Keys Energy Services (KEYS) is seeking an experienced project engineer to perform electrical engineering design work and project management.

    Salary 

    Starting Salary:  Up to $96,893.00, depending on relevant work experience.

    KEYS strongly recommends that applicants familiarize themselves with the area of Key West, including its cost of living, if considering applying. 

    Position Requirements

    Must possess a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from an accredited university (emphasis in electrical power systems preferred), and two years experience with an electric utility, preferably in transmission, distribution, and substations of electrical power.

    Apply 

    For more information on this position and to apply, please visit our website at www.keysenergy.com/jobs.

    Please call (305) 295-1069 if you have questions concerning this position.  EOE.  Pre-employment drug testing required.

    KEYS is a tobacco-free campus.


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  • Energy Advisor – Key West, Fla.

    Description

    KEYS ENERGY SERVICES (KEYS) is seeking a Substation Electrician.

    Certain service members, veterans, the spouses and family members of service members and veterans, receive preference and priority in employment, and are encouraged to apply for positions being filled.

    Salary

    Starting pay rate for this position, depending on qualifications and experience: $59,396/yr. - $61,059/yr

    Position Requirements

    Apply 

    For more information, including job duties and required qualifications, and to apply for the job, please visit their website at www.KeysEnergy.com. KEYS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  KEYS promotes a Drug-Free Workplace.


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  • Electric Distribution Lineman – Moore Haven, Fla.

    Description

    Performs skilled line work in the operation, maintenance, and repair of overhead and underground electrical
    distribution systems. Performs other duties as required to protect the City of Moore Haven’s interest.

    Position Requirements

    Supervision Received/Exercised
    Supervisory responsibilities entail daily supervision over assigned maintenance personnel, under the
    direction of the Director of Public Works. Assignments are made by written or oral instructions and work is
    reviewed by the Director of Public Works for results achieved.

    Essential Duties
    Plans and performs work in constructing, maintaining, and repairing electrical systems and equipment
    necessary for an electrical distribution system, including placing and removing crossarms, stringing or
    tapping wires, placing or replacing insulators and/or transformers, digging holes, setting poles, splices wire
    or cable; operates a variety of equipment and trucks, and the use of attached equipment such as buckets,
    diggers, and winches; inspects, tests, calibrates, and adjusts various controls or meters used in the electrical
    system; installs and maintains underground or overhead wiring systems as required; provides temporary
    power connection for contractors. Installs and connects wire, meters, and other electrical services as
    directed; oversees electrical work in progress, including outside contractors; assists with the division's
    budget by making recommendations; records daily work reports for self and workers assigned recording
    labor, equipment, and materials. Cleans and organizes assigned work area and equipment. Responsible
    for the safety of self, coworkers, and general public by wearing and using the proper safety equipment in the
    performance of duties.

    Peripheral Duties
    Trims trees and branches affecting the electric system; insures equipment is in proper working order. Any
    work necessary to protect the interest of the City of Moore Haven.

    Qualifications
    Experience/Education
    High School diploma or possession of GED required.

    Knowledge/Ability
    Considerable knowledge of methods, equipment, materials, and safe work practices involved in electrical
    distribution and transmission lines related facilities; basic principles of organization, budget, and personnel
    supervision. Ability to perform electrical installation and repair workplan, organize and implement
    maintenance and repair programs for electric distribution, equipment, and field operations; follow and direct
    others to follow safe work practices; prepare and maintain records and reports; communicate clearly and
    concisely, both orally and in writing; establish and maintain cooperative relationships with others contacted
    in the course of work; supervising, training, and evaluating the work of others also may be required.
    Incumbent is expected to possess demonstrated knowledge of and skill in safely using appropriate tools and
    equipment in constructing, maintaining and repairing City facilities; basic arithmetic such as addition,
    subtraction, multiplication, division, and basic algebra. Read, comprehend, and interpret written material
    such as operation and maintenance manuals, equipment manuals, and Material Safety Data Sheets
    (MSDS);

    Working Conditions
    Position requires sitting, standing, climbing, walking on level and slippery surfaces, reaching, twisting,
    turning, kneeling, bending, stooping, squatting, crouching, grasping and making repetitive hand movement in
    the performance of daily duties. The position also requires both near and far vision when inspecting and
    overseeing crew. The need to lift, carry, and push tools, equipment, and supplies weighing 25 pounds or
    more is also required. Additionally, the incumbent in this outdoor position works in all weather conditions
    including rain, heat and cold. The incumbent may use cleaning and lubricating chemicals and ingredients
    which would expose the employee to fumes, dust, and air contaminants which may cause eye and skin
    irritation. The nature of the work also requires the incumbent to climb on ladders, use power and noise
    producing tools and equipment, drive motorized vehicles and heavy equipment, work in heavy vehicle traffic
    conditions, and often work with constant interruptions.

    License/Certificate
    Possession of a Class E Florida driver's license by date of appointment. May be required to obtain a Class B
    or Class A Commercial Drivers License.

    Work hours
    Normal 7:00 am to 4:00 pm with 1 hr for lunch. Overtime may be required.


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  • Lineman – Lake Worth, Fla.

    Description

    This position is part of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) based on a 40-hour work week with a starting rate of $34.82-$38.28 per hour. This position will work out of the Utilities Building located at 1900 2nd Avenue North, Lake Worth, FL 33460.

    In addition, this position offers:
    •Vacation and Sick Leave Accruals
    •13 Paid Holidays
    •City of Lake Worth Beach Medical Benefits that include Life Insurance, Dental and Vision coverage
    •Retirement Plan

    Position Requirements

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
    •This position will climb poles to repair, replace; or construct power lines, lightning arrestors, insulators, transformers, street lights, capacitor banks, switches, circuit breakers, cross arms, graces, guys and related over head and underground distribution and transmission equipment
    •Monitors electrical loads and circuits by use of ammeters, altimeters, ohmmeters, and related testing equipment, splices cable replaces fuses and locates and clears short circuits and other sources of power failures, makes adjustment to increase or decrease voltage
    •Uses hot sticks, switch stick, fuse pullers, rubber gloves and other safety equipment to repair energized and de-energized lines and circuits
    •Handles a variety of emergency problems during and after storms
    •Sets meters, makes load check and provides other customer services as required
    •Oversees crew when Foreman is absent

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
    •Knowledge of methods, materials and tolls used in line construction and maintenance work
    •Knowledge of principles of electric theory
    •Knowledge of first aid, including artificial respiration
    •Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions
    •Ability to climb poles and work ate moderate heights to handle high voltage wires
    •Skill in the use and care of line tools and testing equipment
    •Physical strength and agility to do strenuous manual work under varying weather conditions

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
    High school diploma/GED; completion of satisfactory apprenticeship as an Apprentice Lineman or any combination of training and experience.

    CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES:
    Valid state of Florida class CDL driver’s license.

    PROCEDURE FOR APPLYING:
    Interested parties should forward a completed application packages to:
    City of Lake Worth
    Attn: Human Resources
    7 N. Dixie Highway
    Lake Worth, FL 33460

    Or visit our website at: www.lakeworth.org

    Each application package should include the following:
    • Resume of previous work experience and cover letter summarizing relevant experience
    • City of Lake Worth Beach Application
    https://www.lakeworth.org/files/files/forms/hr/Employment%20Application.pdf

    Applicants for positions with the City of Lake Worth Beach should know and be aware of the following:
    Please note incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications will be received until the position is filled. Submission of an application does not guarantee the applicant an interview.

    Applicants for employment who become candidates for available employment positions should note employment is contingent upon satisfactory completion of all reference checks and pre-employment physical satisfaction. Upon request, information on the nature and scope of an inquiry will be provided under FS 119.

    Furthermore, most of the job classifications within the City of Lake Worth Beach workforce are covered by Collective Bargaining Agreements with the Public Employees Union (PEU), Professional Managers and Supervisors Association (PMSA), and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW). Consistent with Chapter 447 of the Florida Statutes, a bargaining unit employee has the right to join or not join the union. However, the Union is not obligated to represent a non-member.


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  • Substation Electrician – Key West, Fla.

    Description

    Keys Energy Services (KEYS) is seeking a Substation Electrician.

    Certain service members, veterans, the spouses and family members of service members and veterans, receive preference and priority in employment, and are encouraged to apply for positions being filled.

    Salary

    $35.11 – $39.33/Hrly (depending on experience)

    Position Requirements

    Apply
    For more information, including job duties and required qualifications, and to apply for the job, please visit their website at www.KeysEnergy.com. KEYS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. KEYS promotes a Drug-Free Workplace.


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  • Network Administrator – Key West, Fla.

    Description

    Keys Energy Services (KEYS) is seeking a Network Administrator. The Network Administrator position is tasked with managing, maintaining and migrating servers, storage, applications, data, and network infrastructure, including all network switches, routers, firewalls, optical equipment including fiber management, internet threat and protection monitoring.

    Position Requirements

    Minimum Qualifications
    Must have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a four-year college or university, preferably in computer science or related field.
    Must have a minimum of five to eight (5-8) years of relevant work experience in a professional information technology environment, CICSO Certified Network Associate preferred, with at least four (4) years of experience supporting Microsoft operating systems, Microsoft Office Suite, and basic knowledge of other computer software and hardware.
    Must have experience with the following: Internet security, CISCO SONET, CISCO Switching, Wireless network, EMC network storage, UCS platform, VMWare platform, Microsoft Active Directory, Group Policy, Email – exchange application, Network shares/permissions, and internal FTP services.

    KEYS strongly recommends that applicants familiarize themselves with the area of Key West, including its cost of living, if considering applying.

    Apply
    For more information on this position and to apply, please visit our website at www.keysenergy.com/jobs.

    Salary
    Starting pay rate: $80,808 to $90,245 per year, depending on qualifications and experience.


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  • Energy Advisor – Key West, Fla.

    Description

    Keys Energy Services, in Key West, Florida, is accepting applications for an Energy Advisor in its Customer Services Department:

    Salary
    Starting pay rate for this position, depending on qualifications and experience: $59,396/yr. – $61,059/yr.

    Certain service members, veterans, the spouses and family members of service members and veterans, receive preference and priority in employment, and are encouraged to apply for positions being filled.

    Position Requirements

    Apply
    For more information, including job duties and required qualifications, and to apply for the job, please visit their website at www.KeysEnergy.com. KEYS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. KEYS promotes a Drug-Free Workplace.


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  • Relay Substation Crew Leader – Jacksonville Beach, Fla.

    Description

    Performs advanced, highly skilled electrical work in the construction, maintenance, operation, and repair of substations; performs related work as required. Duties include the supervision of Substation/Relay Technicians and Apprentice Substation/Relay Technicians, and/or, Lineman, and other assigned crew in the performance of each substation construction project per scope of work. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Relay/Substation C&M Supervisor. Supervision is exercised over subordinate skilled and technical workers.

    This is medium work requiring the exertion of 50 pounds of force occasionally, up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects; work requires climbing, balancing, stooping, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, fingering, and repetitive motions; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; visual acuity is required for color perception, preparing and analyzing written or computer data, visual inspection involving small defects and/or small parts, use of measuring devices, operation of motor vehicles or equipment, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities; the worker is subject to inside and outside environmental conditions, extreme heat, hazards, and oils.

    The Relay/Substation Crew Leader is responsible for managing and directing the activities of all Substation personnel and is expected to exercise considerable initiative and independent judgment to ensure that the quality and quantity of work performed is in compliance with applicable safety standards and operating policies. The hazardous conditions of working in close proximity to energized equipment in substations are extremely critical factors of this job.

    Position Requirements

    Essential Functions & Typical Tasks

    Develops drawings, materials lists and schedules the design, installation and testing of substation apparatus, electro mechanical and solid state relays, SCADA RTUs, transformers, circuit breakers, capacitor banks and related equipment;
    Develops standards and procedures for mechanical testing and maintenance of substation apparatus and protective relays;
    Coordinates electric substation and remote control devices work with other divisions;
    Reviews, schedules and discusses work to be performed;
    Supervises and participates in the work of relay/substation crews engaged in the maintenance and repair of equipment for high voltage switching station, power substations and distribution stations;
    Directs crews and participates in installing and maintaining RTU’s and related equipment;
    Uses detailed construction drawings to ascertain layout, design and type of equipment to be employed;
    Performs difficult and technical tasks on the job site when necessary;
    Conducts and records daily tailgate/safety meetings.
    Responsible for upkeep and safe-keep of all equipment and tools assigned for substation construction.
    Schedules critical and non-critical activities effectively for project success.
    Proposes changes or modifications to plans to enhance operation.
    Does routine and special maintenance work such as identifying and completing repairs on damaged or defective facilities;
    Performs substation and protective relay maintenance and testing according to North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) standards.
    Provides required documentation related to NERC compliance requirements as required.
    Determines material needs and ensures availability;
    Ensures safety of personnel assigned to crew; enforces safety rules and regulations;
    Trains and instructs subordinate employees;
    Maintains the fiber system;
    May be required to be on stand-by and work trouble calls;
    Performs related tasks as required

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
    Electrical theory, National Electric Code, and National Electric Safety Code;
    The methods, materials, and equipment used in the electrical trade;
    The occupational hazards and safety precautions and procedures related to working around high voltages (27kV – 230kV);
    Basic electricity and the application of electrical theory used in the design of substations; the installation, maintenance, repair, and operation of all types of electrical and mechanical equipment used in substations; electrical systems, circuits, and control logic with the ability to locate and isolate problems working from blueprints, wiring diagrams, and schematic drawings; mechanical operation of a substation; the theory of all substation equipment including electrical, mechanical, and control equipment.
    Use various electrical test equipment and instruments such as: volt meters, grounds, hot sticks.

    Education and Experience
    Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school and at least five (5) years of experience in relay/substation maintenance and operations to include considerable supervisory experience.

    SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
    Possession of CDL driver’s license valid in the State of Florida. CPR certification.

    Salary

    $30.79 – $39.84 Hourly Based on experience


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  • Principal Reliability Engineer-ME – Gainesville, Fla.

    Description

    GRU is a self-generating multi-service utility owned by the City of Gainesville. Our combined services make us the most comprehensive utility service provider in the state. We serve approximately 90,000 electric customers in the area and also offer natural gas, water, wastewater, and telecommunications services. We are proud to be “owned by the people it serves.”

    Position Requirements

    Education and Experience
    To be considered for this position you must have a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related field from an ABET accredited educational institution and at least 8 years’ experience as an engineer with emphasis on Reliability Engineering including: Preventative Maintenance, Predictive Maintenance technologies, Root Cause Analysis, FMEA (Failure Modes Effects Analysis, and Asset Criticality Analysis.
    A valid U.S. Driver License is required at the time of hire; a valid Florida Driver License is required within 30 days of start date.

    The ideal candidate will have experience or certification in the following areas:
    • Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional (CMRP), or American Society for Quality – Certified Reliability Engineer (ASQ CRE), or Association of Asset Management Professionals Certified Reliability Leader (CRL)
    • Predictive Technologies such as vibration analysis, I-R thermography, ultrasound, lube oil analysis, and motor circuit analysis
    • Analyzing / Leading Root Cause Failure Analysis
    • Establishing and Achieving Reliability related KPI’s (Key Performance Indicators)
    • Understanding of Bill of Materials, MRO (Maintenance Repairs and Operations) Spares, and Asset Hierarchy and how each impacts the optimization of asset maintenance systems.
    • Performing Asset Criticality Analysis
    • Coordination with Planner/Scheduler to insure that PM/PdM services and inspections are scheduled and performed when due and that resultant corrective work is prioritized and performed.
    • Knowledge of fossil steam driven turbine-generators, industrial gas turbines, and reciprocating engines.
    vGood organizational and communication skills, with a demonstrated ability to solicit input and support of others at various levels in an organization.
    • Experience managing the following:
    a. Contractors and various journeyman craft technicians
    b. All phases of system improvement projects from design through construction to acceptance testing.
    c. Capital projects, to include design review, writing job specifications, review of bids, selection of contractor, execution of project,     commissioning of project, and facilitation of training as required.
    • Experience serving as a team leader coordinating the work of others.

    Preference will be given to candidates who also have experience with: 
    • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification
    • Working knowledge of SAP Plant Maintenance (PM) systems and/or Infor EAM systems.
    • Familiarity with the ISO 55000 series Asset Management Standards

    GRU is a self-generating multi-service utility owned by the City of Gainesville. Our combined services make us the most comprehensive utility service provider in the state. We serve approximately 90,000 electric customers in the area and also offer natural gas, water, wastewater, and telecommunications services. We are proud to be “owned by the people it serves.”

    The City of Gainesville serves as the cultural, educational and commercial center for North Central Florida, and is home to Florida’s largest and oldest university. Thanks to our dedicated and hard-working employees, Gainesville is an award-winning City with something for everyone! The City also offers an outstanding benefits package to our employees.

    Salary
    $73,861 – $114,116 Annually


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  • Mechanic – Fort Pierce, Fla.

    Description

    Highly skilled technical work in a 300 MW combined cycle power generation facility that includes complex, skilled, millwright and pipe fitting work at a “journeyman” level. Conducts inspections on various units and performs mechanical repairs to heat recovery steam generators, pumps, combustion turbines, steam turbines and other power generation plant equipment. Reports to, and is under the direct supervision of the Assistant Plant Manager.

    Fort Pierce Utilities Authority Department

    Treasure Coast Energy Center

    Job Title

    Mechanic

    Position Requirements

    Education and Experience

    Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of an acceptable equivalency diploma. A minimum of five (5) years as a journeyman Power Plant mechanic with high-pressure steam turbine and boiler auxiliary equipment experience. Combined cycle plant mechanical experience is desired. A valid Florida Driver License is desired. When considering new job applicants, a comparable amount of training and experience may be substituted for the minimum qualifications.

    Essential Physical Skills

    Heavy lifting and carrying (45 lbs. and over); reaching above shoulders; use of fingers; use of both hands; climbing (use of arms and legs); use of both eyes; distinguishing basic colors; distinguishing shades of colors; good hearing; straight pulling; pulling hand over hand; pushing; walking; standing; crawling; kneeling; bending; balancing; smelling; stooping; running; shoving; twisting. Wear restrictive safety equipment including but not limited to safety glasses, face shields, hearing protection devices, gloves, and hard hats. Reasonable accommodations will be made for otherwise qualified individuals with a disability. Temporary modifications to provide reasonable accommodations do not waive any essential functions of the job requirements.

    Environmental Conditions
    Inside and outside work; in heat; in cold; in high humidity; in bright sunshine; in dampness; in chilling conditions; with flames; with electricity; in dust; in dry conditions; with petroleum based products; with oils; with natural gas; on slippery or uneven surfaces; on or with ladders or scaffolding; at heights above ground level up to 50’; below ground confined spaces (ditches, tunnels, holes); with feet, legs, or hands in water; with explosives; with vibrations; working closely with others; working alone; with poor lighting; with poor ventilation; miscellaneous odors and fumes; with odors of gas; atmosphere or safety equipment used or needed air pack; hearing protection; hard hats; safety glasses; goggles; face shields and safety belts.


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  • Electric Utility Director – Fort Meade, Fla.

    Description

    This is highly responsible administrative, professional and technical work involved in planning, organizing, directing, coordinating, leading and managing all facets of a municipal Electric Utility operations for 2,700 customers. Electric territory includes areas outside the corporate limits. The system is comprised of one substation with five feeder lines. This position has key responsibility for the construction, maintenance and repair of the electrical transmission and overhead and underground distribution systems. The City of Fort Meade is a member of the Florida Municipal Power Agency (FMPA) All Requirements Project (ARP) and receives transmission power through Duke Energy.

    Position Requirements

    Essential Functions
    1.Directs electric utility operations.
    2.Coordinates professional engineering tasks to plan, design, estimate, and prepare specifications for construction of various electrical overhead and underground distribution systems.
    3.Oversees all professional service and maintenance contracts.
    4.Supervises and motivates Electric Superintendent; Linemen; Apprentice; and Line Helper positions; sets goals for organization advancement.
    5.Recommends training and safety programs for all personnel; determines appropriate curriculum.
    6.Develops a Technical Standards Manual to guide service requests; sets standards for new development.
    7.Establishes Electric Utility Master Plan.
    8.Maintains accurate transmission and distribution system maps; engages GIS professionals.
    9.Prepares specifications to procure materials and supplies necessary to maintain adequate system inventory; solicits vendor lists.
    10.Performs calculations for load and coordination studies; obtains outside expertise as necessary to ensure that the system load is balanced at all times.
    11.Attends Florida Municipal Power Agency (FMPA) meetings; prepares report summarizing Board actions.
    12.Coordinates Tri-Party Net Metering Agreement Program with FMPA.
    13.Interfaces with Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), and Florida Reliability Coordinating Council (FRCC).
    14.Cultivates membership with Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA).
    15.Prepares agenda items for City Commission consideration; Attends bi-monthly Commission meetings.
    16.Assures that citizen inquiries are handled in a professional manner.
    17.Ensures that street lighting is maintained in a safe and efficient manner.
    18.Prepares annual operating and capital budget request.
    19.Plans long-range capital improvement programs.
    20.Assimilates outage reports; sets System Average Interruption Duration Index (SAIDI) goal; determines cause for service interruption.

    (These essential job functions are not to be construed as a complete statement of all duties. Employees will be required to perform other job-related duties, as required.)

    Minimum Qualifications
    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
    •Knowledge and experience in the operations of an electric utility.
    •Knowledge of substation maintenance.
    •Knowledge of techniques and methods of supervision and personnel management.
    •Ability to exercise sound judgment and decision-making.
    •Knowledge of computer and other office equipment to prepare necessary paperwork.
    •Ability to develop safety programs.
    •Ability to plan capital projects and prepare cost estimates.
    •Knowledge of policies, procedures, practices, rules, regulations, and laws necessary to perform the essential functions.
    •Ability to obtain instruction and training in various safety methods characterized as best practices in the electric industry.
    •Ability to operate a computer.
    •Knowledge of various GIS applications.
    •Ability to maintain rapport with workforce.
    •Ability to read blueprints, specifications, and maps.
    •Ability to develop educational programs for continued training of all personnel.
    •Ability to exercise sound, expert independent judgment within general policy guidelines.
    •Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
    •Ability to direct and supervise the work of others effectively.
    •Ability to read, interpret, and analyze instructions and/or data effectively.
    •Ability to resolve problems effectively.
    •Ability to maintain records, files, and reports in accordance with established methods and procedures.
    •Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of City management, staff, and public.

    Training and Experience
    Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering. At least eight years’ of progressively responsible experience within electric utility industry, of which five years shall be in a supervisory capacity.
    Any equivalent combination of training and experience may be substituted for education.

    Licenses, Certificates, Special Requirements
    A valid Florida Driver’s License.

    Familiarity with Florida municipal electric utility operations a plus.

    Individual must be able to work during a declared emergency disaster, since electricity is an essential service.

    Physical and Mental Demands
    The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Essential Physical Skills
    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to touch and grasp, reach with hands and arms, stand; have good vision (with or without correction), talk and hear (with or without correction); walk, sit; with occasional handling, feeling or operating objects, tools or controls; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; and lift or move up to 50 pounds.

    Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

    Mental Demands
    While performing the duties of this job, employees are regularly required to use written and oral communication skills; read and interpret data, information and documents; analyze and solve problems; use math and mathematical reasoning; observe and interpret situations; learn and apply new information or new skills; work under deadlines with constant interruptions; interact with City staff and other organizations; and frequently deal with dissatisfied or quarrelsome individuals.

    Work Environment
    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those one would encounter while performing the essential functions of this job.
    Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
    The employee works outside in various weather conditions.

    Salary 

    $69,281 – $110,849 Annually


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