POSITION TITLE: Technical Advisor/Field Engineer
DEPARTMENT: Technical Advisory (Field TA)
IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Manager of Projects and Technical Advisors/Regional Manager
Primary objective is to advise/oversee customer contractors the proper installation practices of HRST products and designs. The depth of this intervention depends on customer/contractor ability, plant economics, available working time, etc.
- It is typical to receive general guidance with respect to overall objectives prior to departure to the job-site. The work is typically quite independent of others within the organization and is typically administered “on the fly.”
- Willing to operate within department policy guidelines to achieve assigned objectives and request assistance from others when your personal ability is questionable.
- Ability to travel a significant amount – concentrated during the spring and fall seasons. A Technical Advisor can expect to travel 50% of the time from February-May and October-November with 20% travel the remainder of the year. The typical travel project involves being away from home a minimum of four to 21 consecutive days.
- Ability to travel with a few hours notice.
- Ability to travel to remote locations in North America and throughout the world.
- Possession of valid current passport.
- Possession of current Basic Safety Plus certification.
- Possession of valid current TWIC card.
- Witness the actual project working
- Provide actual hands-on inspections
- Participate in the development of documented installation procedures.
- Review contractor procedures and qualification.
- Provide code interpretation input.
- Assist in confirmation of project scheduling.
- Witness subcontracted inspection and testing.
- Provide written and verbal detailed daily reports detailing project status.
- Prepare and provide on-site HRST sponsored training; which can include seminar-type sessions on the design maintenance and operation of HRSGs.
- The employee frequently stands, moves, sits, climbs, balances, stoops, reaches, handles, walks, hears, sees, talks, reads, and drives.
- The employee must frequently climb several flights of stairs, ladders and scaffolding. The employee may need to wear fall protection gear.
- The employee frequently works 12 hour days when on-site.
- The employee frequently works with other employees and customers.
- The employee will occasionally lift and carry up to 25 lbs. of equipment. Very infrequently will lift and carry 25-50 lbs.
- Occasionally, employee will work extended hours, work in temperature extremes, around noise, and vibration and in high places with dirt/dust, fumes/odors and gases. The employee occasionally must work in confined spaces and may be required to wear a respirator.
- Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.
Proficient personal computer skills including: electronic mail, record keeping, routine database activity, word processing, spreadsheets, graphic programs, and the operation/use of digital cameras, ultrasonic thickness gauges, infrared thermometers, and other devices.
- Comply with all safety policies, practices, and procedures. Report unsafe activity to supervisor and/or Human Resources.
- Participate in proactive team efforts to achieve departmental and company goals.
- Provide leadership to others through example and sharing of knowledge/skill.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Excellent communication skills to interface with customers and customer contractors. Understand customer’s needs and facilitate timely solutions.
- Excellent report writing and presentation skills to summarize project results and recommendations.
- Strong analysis, problem-solving, and risk management skills.
- Must be able to pass a background investigation, Terrorist Watch List search, motor vehicle, employment eligibility(I9) and drug screening.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
- Certified welding inspector (AWS CWI) highly desirable
- Knowledge of various non-destructive examination (NDE) processes.
- Prior hands-on certified welding/cutting/fabrication experience desirable.
- Knowledge of relevant and applicable welding/assembly codes and practices.
- Adequate understanding of equipment sizing and material weights.
- Actual field experience with on-site HRSG erection/repair and boiler manufacturer desirable.
- Some knowledge/understanding of how heat transfer affects different materials.
- Possess knowledge of ancillary steam power plant operation/assembly/construction equipment. (Steam turbines, vessels, piping/piping supports, valves, control systems, electrical equipment, cranes, rigging, etc.) desirable.
- Experience in developing/understanding various specifications, installation procedures/drawings, etc.
- A proven ability to work independently on challenging and time-constrained projects.
- Personal ability to successfully work with a variety of persons in various departments and positions. I.e. contractors, project managers, plant managers, etc..
- Engineering skills to work independently and with teams to review and finalize a specific project agenda.
- Possessing skills to adequately manage the project issues without losing sight of the contractual objective.
- Business skills to understand how decisions affect overall company and economics.
- Ability to work safely in relatively dangerous environments. Expect to achieve heights in excess of 90 feet, extended duration work scope performed in confined spaces, etc..
- Expect to work in temperatures that exceed 100°F and below 25°F in limited capacity.
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