Prairie State Generating Co., LLC

  • Intern - Electrical I/C Maintenance - Power Plant

    Location US-IL-Power Plant
    Posted Date 3 months ago(10/22/2018 4:04 PM)
    Job ID
  • Overview

    The Electrical, Instrumentation/Controls Intern assists with installing, troubleshooting, calibrating, repairing, modifying, overhauling, diagnosing, testing and maintaining all power plant and auxiliary equipment, to include power distribution systems, pumps, motors, programmable logic controllers (PLC) and the Distributed Control Systems (DCS). Provides environmental and safety stewardship. Ensures compliance with all applicable Federal and State regulations and plant procedures. Assists in maintaining all equipment in optimum operating condition. Assists in developing procedures for plant and equipment monitoring systems to ensure consistent and environmentally compliant operations.


    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:


    Essential duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

    • Assist’s with troubleshooting all field instrumentation and control systems equipment failures.
    • Provides input on required services including but are not limited to problem resolution, calibration and tuning of field instrumentation and control systems.
    • Assist’s in troubleshooting, repairing, calibrating and maintaining all electrical pumps, motors, relays and I/C equipment as required to support plant operations and optimize equipment value.
    • Uses computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) to maintain and control work order system and spare parts inventory.
    • Practices environmental and safety stewardship.
    • Assists in equipment or system problem identification and recommends solutions.
    • Assist in the reviews of maintenance procedures for electrical and I/C equipment to ensure consistent and safe operation.
    • Adherence to all Safety, Environmental and Plant procedures.
    • Assists in requisitioning parts and supplies.
    • Performs other duties, including non-core responsibilities as directed.

    Other Duties/Responsibilities:

    • Participates in regular safety meetings.
    • Performs housekeeping activities as required

    Supervisory Responsibilities:

    • None


    Qualification Requirements:


    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential duties in assigned area in a satisfactory fashion.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for this employment position.  REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS MAY BE MADE TO ENABLE INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES TO PERFORM THE ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS.



    • High School diploma or GED required.
    • Enrolled in a two or four-year technical degree in Electrical / Technology program, electrical engineering or equivalent required.


    • N/A

    Knowledge of:

    • Power plant electrical, instrumentation and controls equipment, systems, and drawings.
    • Emerson Ovation, Foxboro, or ABB.
    • DCS field in areas such as configuration, HMI graphic development and troubleshooting.
    • 13,800V, 4,160V, and 480V electrical generation, distribution and motor controls.
    • Safe maintenance procedures / practices.
    • Safety, health and environmental hazards associated with the production of electricity.
    • Steam power plant operations and maintenance including mechanical maintenance, instrument and electrical systems, and a working knowledge of the steam cycle.
    • Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.

    Skills, abilities and physical requirements:

    • Ability to clearly communicate with co-workers, supervisors and others.
    • Ability to read and understand blueprints, wiring diagrams, and maintenance procedures.
    • Ability to read and understand Safety Data Sheets (SDS).
    • Physical Requirements:
      • Work in close quarters.
      • Work from elevated positions; walk or climb up and down stairways and ladders and climb on and off of equipment.
      • Must be able to bend or stoop for a full shift.
      • Don and wear required safety equipment including respirators, hearing and eye protection, and protective clothing.

    Work Environment:


    The characteristics listed herein describe the work environment the employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this employment position.  REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS MAY BE MADE TO ENABLE INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES TO PERFORM THE ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS.  While performing the duties of this position, the employee:

    • Will work confined space and will be exposed to elements. Will work at heights.
    • Will encounter noise levels that will necessitate the wearing of hearing protection.


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