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Facilities Maintenance Technician, Electrical

kairospower · 30+ days ago
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Company Overview

Kairos Power is a new nuclear energy technology and engineering company whose mission is to enable the world’s transition to clean energy, with the ultimate goal to dramatically improve people’s quality of life while protecting the environment. This goal will be accomplished through the commercialization of the fluoride-salt-cooled, high-temperature reactor (FHR) that can be deployed with robust safety, affordable costs, and flexible operation to accommodate the expansion of variable renewables.

Job Summary 

Kairos Power is seeking a Facilities Maintenance Technician with electrical expertise supporting industrial, commercial and/or R&D facilities. This position will be in our Testing and Manufacturing site in Albuquerque, NM and will report into our Kairos Power Southwest Facilities Department. You will support a variety of facilities maintenance across that site including performing inspections, installations, repairs, replacements and other general maintenance on existing facility infrastructure and for new constructions. The individual will also conduct testing, operation, and troubleshooting of electrical distribution systems in commercial buildings with office, manufacturing, R&D testing, chemical processing, and new process development.  The ideal candidate will also have experience with performing specialized maintenance on lab HVAC systems, R&D test equipment, manufacturing equipment, chemical processing equipment, and other commercial building systems including fire alarms, access control, security cameras, and security alarms. 

Responsibilities

  • Provide technical guidance in collaboration with internal facilities maintenance, construction, engineering and project teams
  • Oversee the electrical integrity of facility power and lighting, HVAC, and BMS systems up to 600V and perform maintenance, operations, construction, repairs, and testing on facility electrical distribution systems 600V and below including associated testing and manufacturing equipment.
  • Perform new work on minor projects including new branch circuits 0-600V, plus installation of transformers, panels, disconnects, & circuit breakers.
  • Perform lockout/tagout to isolate components and de-energize equipment.
  • Identify new and existing circuits, label devices and panels. Update panel schedules.
  • Layout and install electrical devices, power distribution equipment, and wiring systems.
  • Test, troubleshoot, and repair malfunctioning systems, apparatus, or components by using electrical test equipment (voltmeters, ohmmeters, insulation testers, toners, etc.) and utilize print reading skills to understand as-built conditions and new work requirements.
  • Maintain low voltage systems including access control, alarm, and security systems
  • Carry out skilled maintenance tasks encompassing inspections, operations, installation, and troubleshooting of building equipment such as bridge cranes and dock equipment.
  • Manage small electrical projects, work orders, and preventive maintenance tasks using computer and smartphone app-based systems.
  • Document and communicate results of preventive maintenance tasks including visual inspections, defect detection, hazard identification, and code compliance
  • Analyze, prepare, and deliver reports; fill out preventative maintenance requests, deficiency reports, and work orders using a computer and other equipment.
  • Develop an understanding of the site’s non-utility owned 12 kV power systems and perform troubleshooting on the systems
  • Provide effective and timely customer service to internal clients and team members.
  • Comply with national, local, and company safety codes, procedures, policies and practices

Qualifications

  • High school diploma, GED, or equivalent and completion of related accredited program or equivalent work experience in industrial or commercial maintenance, with emphasis on electrical trades. Current or previous electrician license is a plus
  • 3+ years of experience working with electrical, power, HVAC or related systems in industrial, commercial and/or R&D facilities
  • Ability to maintain, inspect, operate, install, repair, replace, test, and troubleshoot electrical components.
  • Experience testing, commissioning, troubleshooting, and repairing lighting & lighting controls.
  • Expertise in reading electrical wiring diagrams, drawings, schematics, & specifications.
  • Ability to oversee electrical commissioning, testing, and maintenance activities performed by consultants and electrical testing contractors.
  • Strong understanding of busway power distribution systems, plus grounding and bonding for specialized laboratory and manufacturing equipment.
  • Experience with Building Management System (BMS), Building Automation System (BAS), Energy Management System (EMS), and/or HVAC Systems troubleshooting.
  • Experience with emergency and standby electrical systems (UPS/inverters, backup generators, automatic and manual transfer devices).
  • Edwards EST Fire Alarm System familiarity and troubleshooting experience is a plus
  • Field experience wearing and working in an arc flash 40 cal/cm2 suit.
  • Understanding of devices used to transform power between North American and International standard voltages and frequency, plus awareness of different wire insulation colors and symbols.
  • Must have experience maintaining an electrically safe workplace utilizing NFPA 70E as a safety standard; intermediate knowledge of National Electrical Code (NEC), OSHA and EPA regulations, and adherence to applicable Environment, Health, and Safety (EHS) laws and regulations is also required
  • Demonstrated customer service and interpersonal skills necessary to interact effectively in writing and verbally with technical, administrative, and management personnel.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively independently and as a team member.
  • Strong computer-based skills including ability to utilize software to create and update work orders, send and receive e-mails and internal messages, participate in computer-based training, web-based meetings, and utilize internal company applications.
  • Ability to operate motor vehicles and be insured on company vehicles
  • Completion of OSHA 30 Construction Safety Training preferred
  • First Aid/CPR/AED Training is a plus

Physical Conditions 

  • Setting up and transferring temporary structures (e.g. scaffolding, ladders)
  • Moving self in different positions to accomplish tasks in various environments including tight and confined spaces
  • Remaining in a stationary position, often standing, or sitting for prolonged periods
  • Moving about to accomplish tasks or moving from one worksite to another
  • Adjusting, moving, transporting, installing, positioning, or removing objects up to 50 pounds in all directions
  • Communicating with others to exchange information
  • Operating motor vehicles, heavy equipment or machinery
  • Use hand tools
  • Repetitive assembly operations of manufacturing test fixtures and test setups in collaboration with engineering and manufacturing teams 

Environmental Conditions

  • General office environment
  • Low temperatures
  • High temperatures
  • Outdoor environment or elements such as precipitation and wind 
  • Noisy environments
  • Small and/or enclosed spaces
  • Odors or fumes from chemicals or chemical reactions
  • Evaluated heights
  • Accessing the accuracy, neatness and thoroughness of the work assigned
  • High-concentration, demanding and fast-paced

Safety and PPE

  • Reading and interpreting hazardous warning signs
  • Manipulating, cleaning and disposal of hazardous materials
  • Reporting issues with equipment or unsafe conditions
  • Color identification: detecting, distinguishing, recognizing and identifying colors
  • Wearing proper PPE, to include face mask, face shields, gloves, safety shoes

Travel

  • Some travel may be required, up to 10% 

Additional Requirements 

  • Occasionally requires working weekends
  • Occasionally requires schedule flexibility
  • Occasionally requires extended hours to support launch and critical project timelines

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About our Benefits

We know that we have some of the most talented and dedicated employees, and we believe in rewarding them accordingly. If you work here, full-time employees (excludes interns) expect to have access to the benefits below:

  • Competitive compensation packages
  • Medical, dental and vision benefits for employees and their dependents
  • Paid Vacation
  • 401(k) and pre-tax health insurance, dependent care, and commuter benefits (FSA)

Kairos Power is committed to building a diverse workforce that reflects the communities where we do business. Kairos Power is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. We actively welcome people of different experiences, abilities, and perspectives.

Kairos Power participates in E-Verify.

Candidates only, no recruiters or agencies please.

Note: You are applying for a position that is located in a facility that handles information that is subject to export control restrictions by the Department of Energy under 10 CFR Part 810. To work in this facility, you need to be authorized by the Department of Energy to access Part 810-controlled information. Foreign nationals who are citizens of countries that are not on the Department of Energy’s general authorization list (link below) are not permitted to work in our facility unless the Department of Energy issues an export control license to the company to permit that individual to have access to Part 810-controlled information. The following questions are intended to determine the licensing requirements that may apply. https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/10/appendix-A_to_part_810

Last updated on Mar 4, 2024

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