Maintenance Technician II

Company Name: AltaGas Facilities (U.S.) Inc.
Location: Blythe, CA
Job Code: 155
# of openings: 1


Maintenance Technician – II

AltaGas Blythe Operations Inc. is a 520 MW Natural gas fired Combined Cycle Power Generating Station located in Blythe, California. This is a union position in the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 47.

Reporting directly to the Maintenance Manager, the Maintenance Technician’s primary responsibilities are focused on installation, preventative maintenance and repair of all electrical plant equipment. This position troubleshoots, diagnoses, and repairs a wide variety of equipment. Heavy emphasis will focus upon compliance with safety standards for electrical, mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic systems in a power plant facility.  As a member of the Blythe team, the Maintenance Technician will play a key role in assisting other team members in both operations and maintenance when needed.

Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Perform all actions related to the preventive maintenance program of the company
  • Ensure maintenance of equipment and repairs when required
  • Help solve problems related to maintenance
  • Suggest continuous improvement projects
  • Participate in equipment installation and help during start-ups
  • Test equipment in order to assure productivity and performance
  • Respect safety standards of the company and maintain a clean work environment
  • Ensuring all safety rules and safe work procedures such as Lockout/Tag out, Confined Space, PPE are followed by themselves and by others working in and around the machinery
  • Provide support to operations in running machines at standard speeds to maximize efficiency and productivity
  • Respond quickly to address downtime issues promptly and effectively
  • Lead and/or participate with root cause analysis for operating problems including the identification of contributing causes for unplanned downtime and work to eliminate the root cause to drive continuous improvement
  • Act as a team player by assisting in ad hoc work, both in operations and maintenance, as it arises


  • Qualified candidates must have experienced skills in electrical and basic skills in mechanical or I&C.
  • High School/ GED required
  • 2-5 years relevant experience required
  • Welding experience will be considered an asset.

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