Date Posted: November 4, 2020

Deadline: August 27, 2018

Organization: SCANA Corporation

Location: Columbia Area

City: Gaston

Website: View Website

Job Type: Full Time

Wages/Salary: neg


Combined Cycle Technician (Columbia Energy Center) #967798

Location SC - Cayce



Department Marketing Statement

South Carolina Electric and Gas seeks a Combined Cycle Technician at its Columbia Energy Center in Gaston, SC.



Responsible for the proper operation and maintenance of the power facility while assigned on shift or while assigned to the maintenance team.


These responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Operate, maintain, troubleshoot and repair mechanical, electrical and instrumentation equipment. This equipment includes, but is not limited to the gas turbine, steam turbine, generators, heat recovery steam generator, air compressors, water treatment equipment, demineralizers, motors, pumps, fire suppression systems and all other balance of plant auxiliary equipment. Strictly adheres to all safety and environmental rules and regulations to protect employees, contractors, and public safety.

Operate turbines, compressors, water treatment equipment and auxiliary boilers.

Perform Inspection of Watch on each system within the plant.

Maintains equipment by tightening fittings, replacing valve packing, gaskets, valves and gauges.

Cleaning, replacing, oiling and lubricating other component parts and equipment as required.

Reads meters, gauges or automatic devices to record data such as temperature of equipment, vibration of equipment, hours of operation, pressure and fluid levels.

Perform water chemistry to verify operating conditions.

Performs general housekeeping and continuous improvement of the appearance of the facility including painting projects as required. Maintains the cleanliness of all areas of the plant and control room.

Performs capital project and/or major program responsibilities as assigned by Plant Management.

Operate and maintains a Combined Cycle power generating facility equipment with minimal guidance or assistance as directed by and in coordination with the Control Room Operator (CRO).

Identify and resolve CEMS problems. Assist in calibrations and gas bottle change outs.

Keeps Operations Superintendent and/or CRO fully informed of unusual plant conditions and current job progress as the job relates to facility operations.

Utilizes the facility’s computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) for entering work orders.

Works with the O&M Manager in managing the plant’s inventory, performing audits as needed.

Responsible for opening and closing circuit breakers as required for proper system operation and electrical isolation.

Outage planning and scheduling involvement

Assist with development of Operations and Maintenance procedure.

Assist with administering the Operator training program

Assist with performing Root Cause Analysis of failures.

May operate heavy equipment such man-lift and forklift.

Perform water chemistry analysis on HRSG, auxiliary boiler and cooling tower systems.

Ensure water chemistry is within proper control ranges.

Make adjustments to water chemistry, as needed, by controlling chemical feed and/or blowdown rates. Work with plant chemist, OMT’s and water treatment vendor to properly monitor overall chemistry program

Operate demineralized water system in accordance with OEM and plant procedures and monitor demineralized water to ensure quality is within acceptable limits.

Reads, understands and complies with all regulatory procedures and facility safety programs. Follow all plant environmental permits.

Will write routine reports, solve practical problems, and clearly communicate tasks and needs, and training of other personnel.



Knowledge of all facets of power plant operations.

Ability to read and interpret mechanical drawings, electrical one-lines, logic drawings, technical manuals and P&ID's.

Skilled at troubleshooting and diagnosing problems with mechanical equipment with the ability to apply a resolution in a timely fashion.

Mechanical, instrumentation and electrical equipment knowledge is required.

Have the capability (through training) to understand and troubleshoot complex operating systems and controls.

Capable of making appropriate decisions during emergency situations.

A valid driver’s license.

Good physical condition.

Able to work during inclement weather, rotating shifts, and overtime.

Heavy lifting and climbing tall structures (at heights up to 200 feet) are also required.



Prior Combined Cycle experience

Prior Control Room Operator experience

Ability to work shift work required



Requirements include a High School diploma accredited by an organization that is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or one of the entities recognized by the U. S. Dept. of Education or GED.


Equal Employment Opportunity

SCANA and its subsidiaries are equal opportunity, affirmative action employers.  Our jobs are open to all applicants regardless of race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin, marital status, pregnancy, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local law.


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