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Plant Operator (NORESCO)

Business Unit UTC Climate, Controls & Security Job ID 74717BR Date posted 10/10/2018 City Philadelphia State Pennsylvania

Exciting Things are Happening at NORESCO!

As one of the largest energy services companies in the U.S., NORESCO utilizes design-build and performance-based contracting vehicles to deliver energy and maintenance savings and significant infrastructure upgrades to existing facilities. NORESCO also provides build, own, operate and maintain (BOOM) services for central heating, cooling and power-generation systems. NORESCO’s Sustainability Services group offers a full suite of sustainable design consulting services, including energy auditing, commissioning and retro-commissioning, energy & daylighting analysis, LEED® certification consulting, and sustainability master planning.

What makes NORESCO unique is our ability to engineer and implement turnkey energy solutions that meet each customer’s individual needs. At NORESCO, we pride ourselves on the excellent relationships we maintain with our customers. We earn their trust and respect through listening and timely response to their needs and concerns. These relationships, along with pursuing and hiring the best people, are truly why NORESCO is a leader in the energy industry.

NORESCO is part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corporation. We offer competitive compensation and benefits packages.

We have an immediate need for a Plant Operator in Philadelphia, PA.

Primary responsibilities include start-up, shutdown, monitoring of operations, preventive maintenance and repairs on two (2) Jenbacher 4,400 kW natural gas or similar reciprocating engines, SCR/oxidation catalyst, controls, generators, and ancillary equipment. Additional responsibilities include keeping a spare parts inventory, maintenance planning/scheduling, record keeping, and reporting.

Responsibilities and Duties
  • Strong commitment to safety and active participation in safety training
  • Performs facility inspections, preventive maintenance, and repairs of plant equipment
  • Assists with preventive and corrective maintenance on natural gas reciprocating engines as required
  • Coordinates work with facility management, equipment OEM service personnel, NORESCO management, and subcontractors as required
  • Monitors and adjusts plant system controls to maximize performance and prevent equipment failure
  • Responds to plant alarms to learn appropriate corrective action and execute plant shut-down and start-up procedures
  • Maintains plant compliance with state and federal permitting requirements, and completes all daily, monthly, or annual reporting per requirements
  • Manages and administers data, records, and log information regarding equipment histories, condition assessments, calibrations, and other work associated with the electrical system, instrumentation and controls into CMMS.
  • Create and close CMMS work orders as required
  • Maintains an inventory of tools, parts, fluids and other supplies for plant operations
  • Orders/purchases materials and supplies as required
  • Assists other Company facilities as directed by management
  • Performs random security inspections and various security checks around the plant


  • Five (5) or more years of operation and maintenance experience on mobile or stationary engine generator sets up to 4,400 kW
  • Must possess ability to read and interpret operations and safety manuals, analyze and apply basic troubleshooting and repair techniques on plant equipment
  • Must possess various computer skills (Word, Excel, PLC and email systems).
  • The ability to work independently with a minimum of supervision is a must.
  • The work schedule is 40 hours/week M-F; however, position requires on-call 24/7 on a rotating basis
  • Responds to all plant call outs, on assigned days, in case of any emergencies and failures
  • Overtime may be required to meet various business needs
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.
  • Mental alertness and ability to concentrate with distractions nearby
  • Ability to stand, stoop, reach, bend, climb and crawl
  • This position requires working in diverse locations and conditions including but not limited to mechanical equipment rooms where there can be potential exposure to noisy operating equipment, exposure to extreme weather conditions, precarious places, and proximity to electricity including high voltage. Detailed safety review must be completed and reviewed prior to any work. Adherence to all Safety Procedures will be required.
  • This position is highly physical and requires regular use of hands, fingers, walking, standing, stooping, reaching, kneeling bending climbing and crawling.
  • Potential exists for requirement of employee to regularly lift and or move up to 10 lbs., frequently lift and or move up to 50 lbs. and occasionally lift and or move more than 50 lbs

  • High school diploma is required
  • Technical school degree or certification in electrical, electronics, mechanical engineering, diesel and or gas engine repair or other related degree is preferred

United Technologies Corporation is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

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