Electrical/I&C/Combustion Turbine Technician


Hallam, NE, US, 68368-0088

Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) has an immediate opening for two Electrical/I&C/Combustion Turbine Technicians located at Sheldon Station in Hallam, Nebraska.  Positions close July 26, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. Central Time. 


These positions will report to the Sheldon Station Electrical/I&C/Combustion Turbine Manager.

Position Summary

This individual will specifically be responsible for the operation and maintenance of Sheldon Station (SS) Electrical and Instrument & Controls (I&C) systems along with insuring that all North American Electricity Reliability Council (NERC) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requirements are maintained in order to ensure the safe, reliable, and economic operation/maintenance of SS. Additionally, this individual will have the responsibility for maintaining the reliability and availability of NPPD’s combustion turbines (CT) located at Hallam, Hebron, and McCook along with insuring that all North American Electricity Reliability Council (NERC) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requirements are maintained in order to ensure the safe, reliable, and economic operation/maintenance of the three CT sites. The person filling this position will be focused on providing the customer services needed for the successful maintenance and operation of SS, as well as the CT. When preforming in a fully proficient role, the incumbent shall be capable of operating and maintaining any of the CT, along with being capable of maintaining the Electrical and I&C controls at SS.

Education, Training and Experience

Incumbent must be recommended based on the Power Plant Maintenance Selection System (MASS) results.
Two-year associate degree in any of the following: electrical technology, electro-mechanical technology, electronic service technology, jet engine technology, or a related electrical/mechanical field and one year of experience as a technician in an industrial setting.


Equivalent military training and one year of experience as an Electrical, Mechanical, I&C, Electronic, or Jet Turbine Technician in an industrial setting.


High school diploma/GED and either:
-A minimum of three years of experience as a (Electrical/I&C/Jet Technology/Mechanical) Technician in an industrial setting.
-Completion of a Technical (Electrical/I&C/Jet Technology/Mechanical) Apprentice Program.
-Other work experience or demonstrated performance indicating the applicant has the skills and ability to perform the required duties of the position.

Licenses and/or Certifications

NPPD Clearance Holder certification and/or NPPD Switchman certification may be required in order to meet the needs of the department. This determination will be at the supervisor's discretion and will include an evaluation of the incumbent's ability to meet the minimum requirements for qualification (including years of service, etc.). Upon acceptance into the position and upon meeting the minimum requirements for acceptance, incumbents will be enrolled in NPPD's internal training/certification program and will be required to achieve certification as a condition of continued employment. Once enrolled, failure to achieve/maintain certification may mean removal from the position.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Perform electrical and electronic maintenance required to maintain the availability of the steam generators, steam turbines, electrical generators, and all associated auxiliary and support equipment found in a power generating station. Perform work on and maintain/tune the controls for both of SS boilers, turbines, and generators. Perform electrical, electronic, and mechanical maintenance required to maintain availability of CT generating units. Perform both off-line and on-line equipment audits and inspections. Interpret the need for and perform maintenance based on those interpretations. Incumbent will be placed in the on-call rotation to be available for the needs of Sheldon Station and the CT's. 
Research and assist in purchasing of materials and services as required. Investigate parts availability and pricing with vendors, order parts and consumables, as needed, to maintain adequate spares stock at all locations. Provide project management capability by reviewing bids and quotes for accuracy and compliance with technical specifications, assisting potential vendors with needs during bidding process, and assisting supply chain management in writing of contracts and bid specifications. Maintain accurate maintenance, operation, and inventory records.
Write notifications of work to be accomplished and confirm time to proper work orders using systems, Applications and Products in Data Processing (SAP) tools, including releasing Preventative Maintenance (PM), technically complete (TECO) orders, creating purchase requisitions, planning, and scheduling department work. Attend users group meetings/symposiums and training sessions to maintain contact with other users and vendors to keep up to date on changes, trends, and common issues throughout the power generation industry. 


Perform Unit Operator duties on each CT site as needed to ensure each site is ready to be called upon in the SPP market when needed. Duties will include overseeing startups, shutdowns, and post run inspections. This would include being trained and certified to operate the unit in a blackstart condition. Maintaining the certification to operate the unit in a blackstart condition is essential to this position. Incumbent would become Method 9 opacity reading trained as needed by department needs and would maintain the training going forward. 

Accountable for other duties as assigned.

Core Competencies

Customer Focus
Employees & Teamwork/Diversity & Inclusion
Public Service/Environmental Stewardship

Salary Information - Nebraska Public Power District offers a competitive starting salary with opportunities for growth. In addition to the base salary range listed below, NPPD employees may also be eligible for our Annual Incentive Program (AIP) that may supplement total compensation at a level above and beyond the stated salary range.  Successful applicants will be provided more information regarding the incentive program at the time of an interview.


Pay Grade - 13

Typical Pay Grade Starting Salary Range: $39.50  - $49.38


Travel Required: Up to 25% (With frequent overnight stays, more than 3 per month, typically within state of Nebraska)  Travel required may fluctuate by business need. This is an estimate and will be discussed further with candidates that receive an interview.


Nebraska Public Power District offers a competitive starting salary and an excellent benefits package including medical and dental insurance, 401K retirement plan, paid holidays, paid vacation, paid medical, training opportunities and more.

If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact Human Resources at Nebraska Public Power District.

Nebraska Public Power District is an Equal Opportunity Employer

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer who values the contributions of its diverse work force. We are only legally able to hire persons who are 1) a United States citizen or national, 2) a lawful permanent resident of the United States, or 3) an alien legally authorized to work in the United States.

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