Power Generation Technician - GE 1.5 MW Wind Turbines - Kodiak, Alaska
Kodiak Electric Association, Inc.
Location: Kodiak, Alaska
Type: Full Time
Salary: $56.63 per hour
This full-time position will troubleshoot, repair, and maintain Kodiak Electric Association's electrical equipment and instrumentation associated with the Power Generation Department of Kodiak Electric Association (KEA), including GE 1.5 MW wind turbines, Battery energy storage system (BESS), Flywheel energy storage system (FESS), and diesel electric generators, and will perform general power plant and facility maintenance.
KEA is a progressive and innovative stand-alone generation, transmission, and distribution electric cooperative located on spectacular Kodiak Island in the Gulf of Alaska, 252 air miles southwest of Anchorage, serving approximately 6,000 meters with 388 miles of line. The cooperative is recognized as an industry leader in implementing sustainable, renewable energy solutions with environmental stewardship, and in 2022, our renewable portfolio of hydro and wind generated 99.8% of our power. KEA operates and maintains one hydroelectric plant, one wind farm, a Battery energy storage system (BESS), a Flywheel energy storage system (FESS), two diesel generator power plants, one combined cycle plant, six substations and 388 miles of distribution lines.
Kodiak Island has breathtaking pristine scenic beauty, is a sportsman's paradise, and offers numerous fishing, hunting and recreational activities. This is the land of wild King Salmon, Sockeye Salmon, Silver Salmon, Halibut, and the mighty Kodiak Brown Bear. Approximately two-thirds of the island is National Wildlife Refuge. The Port of Kodiak is consistently ranked as one of the top four fishing ports in the U.S. Alaska's Emerald Island has a mild, ever-changing maritime climate.
KEA offers an excellent comprehensive NRECA and IBEW benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance, a matching 401(k) pension plan, and a defined pension plan fully funded by the cooperative. A Signing Bonus/Relocation Assistance will be offered. Alaska does not have a state income tax.
To apply: Visit www.kodiakelectric.com for a complete job description and employment application. Email HR@kodiak.coop (Human Resources, Kodiak Electric Association) for more information and to submit your completed application and resume. This position is open until filled. KEA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
An appropriate vocational degree, Electrical Certificate of Fitness, or certified OEM Trained is required.(Note: Applications and resumes need to include degree, fitness card or OEM certification.) Experience in Power Plant Maintenance is desired. Must have knowledge of electrical maintenance and operation of diesel engines, hydroelectric turbines, and generators. Must have full knowledge of lockout/tagout procedures, dispatch switching order procedures, log maintenance programs, air systems, water systems, fuel and oil systems, hydraulics systems and tools.
Kodiak Electric Association, Inc. (KEA) is recognized as an industry leader in implementing sustainable, renewable energy solutions with environmental stewardship, and 99.8% of our 2022 generation portfolio came from renewable hydro and wind resources. KEA owns, operates, and maintains a hydroelectric facility, a cutting edge wind farm with a battery energy storage system integrating hydro and wind resources as an integrated renewable generation system, two diesel generator power plants, one combined cycle plant, six substations, and 388 miles of lines serving approximately 6,000 meters. Kodiak Island has breathtaking pristine scenic beauty and a mild, ever-changing maritime climate, is a sportsman's paradise, and offers numerous fishing, hunting, and recreational activities.
As of April 1, 2023, KEA had 35 employees working in three divisions of the Cooperative, all under the direction of the President/CEO. The President/CEO, in turn, is responsible to a nine person Board of Directors. Cooperative members elect directors to staggered three-year terms. An appointed U.S.C.G. Liaison also serves on the Board to promote open communications between the KEA Board of Directors... and the U.S.C.G. The KEA Board of Directors and staff work together with the membership to make Kodiak a better community in which to live. Our Vision Statement is: Endeavor to maintain 98% of energy sales with cost effective renewable power solutions for the future of our members and the community. Our Mission Statement is: Kodiak Electric Association, Inc. is committed to providing safe, reliable energy and a high level of service excellence to enhance the quality of life of its members and of the community.