Salary and Level will be dependent upon education and experience.
4 Year Degree
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: 587
Arizona G&T Cooperatives is seeking candidates for the position of Controls Engineer I, II, III or IV for our Apache Generating Station in Cochise, AZ. This position assists with the design, programming and maintenance of logic based control systems. This position is will work with plant personnel to provide technical support to the electrical and instrument maintenance departments and to identify and resolve issues and problems relating to the safe and efficient operation of plant equipment and systems. The Controls Engineer also supports IT assets used to power the control network by doing regular maintenance, operating system configuration, control software installation, lease rollout and networking support.
The successful candidate will be responsible for the following:
Monitor overall health of each control system at Apache Station, and recommend actions and procedures to maintain and improve integrity of plant control systems.
Assist in developing safe, reliable, efficient control strategies to meet the changing requirements of existing and new plant processes.
Become knowledgeable of developing control technology and products, and assist plan for future needs, enhancements, upgrades, and replacements.
Monitor and maintain the controls network and IT assets used to support control system operation.
Minimum requirements are Bachelor's degree in an engineering discipline. General knowledge in the areas of boiler combustion (gas and coal) and steam and gas turbine performance including a general understanding of all aspects of coal and gas fired generating stations. The ability to use computer tools and analysis techniques is essential. Functional knowledge of classic control theory and general knowledge of advanced control philosophies.
We are Member-owned, not-for-profit electric generation and transmission (G&T) cooperatives. Working together, our employees fulfill the joint mission of providing reliable, affordable power to electric coops across the Southwest.
Arizona G&T Cooperatives provide power to more than 160,000 electric meters and 400,000 people in Arizona, California and New Mexico through six Class A Member distribution cooperatives. One of 63 G&T electric coops in the nation, we own and operate Apache Generating Station near Cochise, east of Benson. The plant has a combined gross generating capacity of 605 megawatts. We also purchase power to meet member energy needs during peak summer energy use.
Our transmission system operates and maintains more than 622 miles of electric power transmission line and 27 substations reaching out from our Apache Generating Station, across Arizona to the northwestern corner of the state. We also operate more than 30 telecommunications towers used for phone and data relay services by our member cooperatives and customers.