Located in beautiful Fort St. James, BC where outdoor recreation (such as water sports, fishing, biking, hiking, hunting, skiing and more) is in abundance and where home prices are affordable, BioNorth Energy is looking for 2nd Class Power Engineer to join the team.
BioNorth Energy, formerly the Veolia Fort St. James Green Energy Project, is a joint-venture partnership between the Arrow Group of Companies (Arrow), the Nak’azdli Development Corporation (NDC), the economic development arm of the Nak’azdli First Nation (Nak’azdli), and low-carbon infrastructure developer, Nexus PMG (Nexus).
The Energy Plant is a 40-megawatt biomass power generation facility which began commercial operation in late 2017, under a 30-year electricity purchase agreement (EPA) with BC Hydro.
Making use of forest biomass, such as biologs, wood waste and hog fuel to make electricity is a way for the Province to meet the energy objectives of its CleanBC plan and shift BC to a lower carbon economy. By combining the knowledge and complimentary skillsets of Arrow, the NDC and Nak’azdli, and Nexus PMG, we are ideally positioned to turn the plant into a successful energy producing facility.
Competitive Compensation: $61.96/hr
Full extended medical benefits for you and your dependents/family
Pension matching program (up to 4.5%)
We promote from within! A career with a growing company.
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Reporting to the Chief Power Engineer and working as part of our Operations Team, the Power Engineer will be responsible for the safe operation and maintenance of the power plant and related auxiliary equipment. In absence of the Chief Power Engineer, the Power Engineer will be capable of assuming responsibility for the operation. Our entire team focuses on creating a work environment where all employees work together to complete all tasks/meet challenges using a team-based approach.
Maintain a safe work environment and ensure all safety requirements are met or exceeded
Perform related duties to ensure the cleanliness and general upkeep of the plant and outside operations
Closely liaise and communicate with staff and maintenance department to ensure consistent operations of the steam plant and auxiliary equipment
Facilitate the reliable supply of services to the plant
Direct shift crew
Operate a wide variety of equipment
Provide operational expertise to resolve frequently changing process conditions
Identify plant improvements
Ensure good communication and cooperation with corporate teams.
Ensure good communication with stakeholder representatives
Follow all workplace safety policies and compliance regulations
Provide internal and external Customer Service excellence
Other duties as assigned by Manager
BC or interprovincial 2nd Class Power Engineering certificate
Minimum five years of experience as a power engineer in a biomass plant
Experience with power plant operations and working with boilers, pulp mills, or biomass
An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered
Must be familiar with PLC and control systems
Ability to read or interpret diagrams, schematic drawings and manuals to determine work procedures
Confined space experience and lock out training
Strong safety mindset
Excellent work ethic and positive team attitude
Internal and external customer service skills
Demonstrates strong communication skills both verbally and written
Strong computer skills with proficiency using Microsoft Office programs
Strong leadership and training abilities
Ability to trouble-shoot and problem solve
Organizational skills and keen attention to detail
Ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously
Demonstrated ability to acquire new skills and utilize technology to streamline processes
Proven Initiative and quality oriented
Responsible, accountable and dependable
Highly flexible, with solid interpersonal skills that allow one to work effectively in a diverse working environment
Possess ethics and integrity with a high degree of professionalism
Ability to work 12-hour rotating shifts (day and night shifts)