Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation (AECC) is an organization with a rich history and a bright future. As a leader in the energy industry, we look to our employees to help us grow, change, and provide power to more than 600,000 members of our 17 electric distribution cooperatives.
The Water Chemistry Specialist - Power Plant provides system wide oversight and assists AECC power plant teams in the following areas: HRSG water/steam cycle chemistry, cooling water system chemistry, corrosion generation and transport rates, water treatment systems, performance metrics, HSRG chemical cleaning, pretreatment of water supply, and other power plant chemistry related processes. The individual will track chemistry metrics, develop site chemistry programs and work in partnership with plant personnel to ensure chemistry excellence.
Develop system chemistry guidelines and plant-specific chemistry programs. Develop strategic plans to continuously improve water chemistry performance.
Provide experienced guidance and interpretation regarding HRSG water/steam cycle, corrosion, and corrosion product generation, transport, and deposition on heat transfer and other power generation process equipment water and steam-touched surfaces; cooling water system treatment issues; water treatment equipment such as demineralizers, condensate polishers, cooling towers, and on-line cycle water chemistry analyzers. Conduct rounds and inspections to assess plant chemistry performance and compliance with limits and conditions. Document findings and develop action plans to close gaps and act as needed.
Accountable for the performance of the chemistry-related performance of the plants. Support AECC plants by ensuring the water quality is within established guidelines for asset protection. Notify plant management and develop actions and required timeframe for gap closure plans. Perform complex and routine chemical testing of products and processing materials as needed. Advises plant teams based on data and/or expert consultation and problem solving.
Provide experienced technical troubleshooting, data review and trend monitoring, operational trend reviews, event follow-up, root cause analysis, provide information and training for operations, and sharing of lessons learned. Must work effectively within cross-disciplined teams to solve equipment related problems.
Provide experienced chemical budget advice and chemical treatment optimization strategies for plant teams.
Provide experienced assistance in water chemistry and water treatment system equipment research, procurement, installation, troubleshooting, and maintenance.
The ability to handle stress and work well with others are essential functions of this position.
The ability to work overtime.
The ability to maintain regular and punctual attendance.
Perform any other related duties as required or assigned.
Pursuant to the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Act 593, this position is a designated safety-sensitive position according to AECC/AECI standards and processes.
Bachelor ‘s Degree in Chemistry Studies, Engineering or a science-related field or equivalent work experience within the utility field.
Shift work may be required at times while working with operations.
Verbal and written communication skills are required.
Must have the ability to prioritize and manage multiple work tasks simultaneously.
Strong attention to details, strong analytical skills, strong problem solving and critical thinking skills.
Proficient in Microsoft Office.
The ability to use tracking and trending of data to solve problems is required.
Knowledgeable of power generation fundamentals.
Valid driver’s license with safe driving record and the ability to legally operate commercial motor vehicles under 26,000 pounds.
401(k) Retirement Plan with company match and Retirement Security Pension Plan
Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance
9 Paid holidays
Paid time off accruals
Free & confidential Employee Assistance Program
Should you elect to apply for this position, AECC/AECI will review your qualifications. If after reviewing the qualifications and experience of all applicants, your skills and credentials meet our needs, someone from our organization may contact you. Please be advised that the time required to complete the applicant review process typically takes between 30 and 90 days but could extend beyond that. Once the position has been filled, all applicants will be notified via email.
Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation and Arkansas Electric Cooperatives, Inc. are Equal Opportunity Workplace and Affirmative Action Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age or any other protected category.
Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation (AECC) is an organization with a rich history and a bright future. As a leader in the energy industry we look to our employees to help us grow, change, and provide power to over 500,000 members of our 17 electric distribution cooperatives.