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Company Name:
Approximate Salary:
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Maidsville, West Virginia
United States
Engineering - Power Plant
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
5+ years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

Mechanical Engineer

Job Summary (Why does job exist?) 

The Mechanical Engineer reports to the Reliability and Performance Manager and is responsible for a variety of mechanical engineering duties at the Longview Power Plant. The Mechanical Engineer will be involved in but not limited to System and Plant performance, Mechanical Devices, Boilers, Steam Turbines, Pumps, Valves, Piping, Supports, Material Handling Equipment, and Plant Auxiliaries. This person will use engineering principals to provide technical support for the Longview Power 700 MW Supercritical Coal Fired Generating Station. 


  • Provide technical guidance to Operations and Maintenance on processes, procedures, repairs and projects
  • Develop projects and evaluate proposals for material supply and installation
  • Execute projects to maintain budget and schedule compliance
  • Responsible for leading the following station programs / activities:
    • Boiler Health Assessments
    • High Energy Piping Assessments
    • Flow Accelerated Corrosion Assessments
    • Pulverizer Performance Testing and Evaluation
    • State Boiler Inspections
  • Responsible for participation in the following station programs / activities
    • Root Cause Analysis- Participate in / lead investigations to identify casual factors and implement corrective actions
    • Asset360 Issue evaluation- Monitor identified reliability and performance issues; work with station and B&V personnel to determine cause and resolution.

    • Support outages- Participate in the planning and execution of outages to ensure scope, schedule, and budget are maintained
    • Work with Reliability and Performance team to implement applicable PdM technologies that detect onset of undesired conditions
  • Comply with the obligations of all permits including Federal, State, and Local regulations.
  • Familiar with applicable engineering standards and stay abreast of changes.
  • Support decisions and evaluations of materials, welding practices, and failure mechanisms in piping systems and boilers
  • Maintain backlog of assigned Work Orders
  • In collaboration with all plant departments, continually work toward process and procedure improvement and implement efforts where needed
  • Evaluate ideas on Management of Change suggestions and improvements
  • Ensure work activities comply with all applicable OSHA safety regulations and policies
  • Research and develop alternative methods and technologies for monitoring and maintaining equipment
  • Create Work Orders and Purchase Requisitions as applicable
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned
  • Uses and maintains technical and professional knowledge, shares that knowledge with others, and recognizes/ applies new technology in a cost effective manner
  • Obtains and applies knowledge of competitive business practices in daily work activities and decision making
  • Anticipates and accepts changes in the organization and adapts to meet the new requirements
  • Willing to accept accountability for own decisions, performance, and behavior
  • Comply with all safety policies, practices and procedures.
  • Participate in proactive team efforts to achieve departmental and company goals.
  • Provide leadership to others through example and sharing of knowledge/skill.
  • Ability to review, recommends, and communicates in a very high level of detail.
  • Stay current on Engineering principals, technology, and standards.
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned

Job Requirements (Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills) 

  • A Bachelor's of Science degree in applicable engineering field is required.
  • A minimum of 5 years experience in steam and electric power plant operations.
  • Ability to interpret drawings, schematics, and trends
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Experience in the following software applications beneficial
    • OSIsoft PI, AutoCAD, Intertek AWARE, Maximo, Emerson Ovation
  • Strong fundamental understanding of thermodynamics, fluid dynamics, and mechanical systems
  • Extensive experience in the use of personal computers and numerous software applications such as Excel, Word, MS Outlook, Powerpoint, Access, etc.
  • Ability to productively work independently and as an overall integral team member.
  • Must have strong communication both written and verbal skills and the ability to effectively organize and facilitate process teams to implement facility improvements.
  • Ability to handle quick changing situations under stress and to work extended hours on short notice if and when required. 


Does this job have supervisory responsibilities?   No 


Supervision Received:

Receives very general guidance with respect to overall objectives; work is usually quite independent of others; operates within plant or department policy guidelines using independent judgment in achieving assigned objectives. 

Are there non-supervisory employees who report directly to this job?    No 

Are there subordinate supervisors reporting to this job?      No  



Level of language (ability to read, write, and speak English) needed to successfully accomplish the essential duties of this job. 

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.


Level of mathematical skills and abilities needed to successfully accomplish the essential duties of this job. 

Ability to apply advanced
mathematical concepts such as exponents, logarithms, quadratic equations, and permutations. Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory, and factor analysis. 


Level of reasoning skills and abilities needed to successfully accomplish the essential duties of this job. 

Ability to define problems, collects data, establishes facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables. 


Proficient personal computer skills including electronic mail, record keeping, routine database activity, word processing, spreadsheet, graphics, etc. 


Handles multiple projects simultaneously. 


Licenses, certificates, or registrations that are required to perform the essential duties of this job. 

Valid Drivers License 




How much on-the-job time is spent in the following physical activities? 

Frequent: Standing; Walking; Sitting; Using hands to finger, handle, or feel; Reaching with hands and arms; Talking or hearing; Driving; Computer Use

Occasional:  Climbing or balancing; Stooping, kneeling, crouching, or crawling; Tasting or smelling; Respirator Use 


Does this job require that weight be lifted or force be exerted? If so, how much and how often? 

Frequent:  Up to 10 lbs; Up to 25 lbs

Rare:  Up to 50 lbs; Up to 100 lbs; More than 100 lbs    



Rare:  Wet or humid conditions (non-weather); Toxic or caustic chemicals; Extreme cold (non-weather); Risk of electrical shock; Risk of radiation; Work with explosives

Occasional:  Work near moving mechanical parts; Work in high precarious places; Fumes or airborne particles; Outdoor weather conditions; Extreme heat (non-weather); Vibration


How much noise is typical for the work environment of this job? 

Loud (examples: metal can manufacturing department, large earth-moving equipment) 



Minimal overnight travel (up to 10%) by land and/or air. 

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