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.


  • 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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