Technical Specialist II - Reliability

Position Summary:
Responsible for executing the Asset Condition Monitoring Program at the assigned OGE Power Supply facilities. The responsibility includes, but is not limited to, performing Asset Condition Monitoring activities, including Vibration Data Collection and Analysis and Diagnostics, Ultrasonic Data Collection and Analysis, Thermographic Inspections, Oil Sample Collection and Analysis of Results, Static and Dynamic Motor Circuit Evaluation and Analysis, Coal Fineness Testing and Varian Leak Detection. Based on the results of analysis and diagnostics, corrective action recommendations are to be made and baseline data captured and analyzed once corrective actions have been executed.
Primary Duties:

  • Perform activities of the Asset Condition Monitoring Program at the assigned OGE Power Supply facilities in accordance with Company Policy and Industry Standards.

  • Working under the guidance of Senior Technicians, provide technical governance and guidance to Power Supply for Asset Condition Monitoring diagnosed problems and partner with other groups in Power Supply to define solutions for these problems.

  • Perform Asset Condition data collection and analysis, inspections and diagnostics, as required.

  • Support and/or assist others with the balancing of rotating machinery.

  • Create and monitor SAP notifications resulting from exceptions and prepare, review and distribute Asset Condition Monitoring exception reports.

  • Ensure monitoring and testing equipment is maintained and in current calibration.

  • Support Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA) and the implementation of any corrective actions identified for the Asset Condition Monitoring group.

  • Support Asset Condition Monitoring related projects as assigned.


  • Associates Degree in Technical Field (e.g., Electrical/Electronics, Mechanical, or Power Technology) combined with Three (3) years directly related technical experience (e.g., Reliability or Mechanical Maintenance) and an ISO 18436 Category I Certified Vibration Analyst Certification; OR

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent GED combined with Five (5) years military technical experience in MOS/ratings (e.g., EM/GSE, 91C/D, or 3E0X1/2) and an ISO 18436 Category I Certified Vibration Analyst Certification; OR

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent GED combined with Five (5) years directly related technical experience (e.g., Reliability or Mechanical Maintenance) and an ISO 18436 Category II Certified Vibration Analyst Certification.

  • Valid State Driver's License.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • ISO Category II Certified Vibration Analyst Certification

  • ASNT Level I Certification in Infrared Thermography or Ultrasonics or Level I Machine Lubricant Analyst (ISO 18436-4)

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated leadership in safety and supporting an IIF (Incident and Injury Free) culture.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of generation and/or process plant operating processes.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills in order to effectively communicate with all levels of internal and external customers including the ability to troubleshoot complex problems from remote locations and communicate solutions via phone and e-mail.

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently or as a team member and to provide guidance to less experienced company members, as needed.

  • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively and professionally with team members and leaders.

  • Demonstrated ability to read and interpret civil, mechanical and electrical drawings, process and instrumentation diagrams, flow diagrams, etc.

  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and organize data into information, make a series of alternatives, and develop a recommendation.

  • Demonstrated organizational, prioritization, and time management skills with ability to meet deadlines.

  • Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot, diagnose and resolve problems effectively.

  • Demonstrated ability to oversee, plan, coordinate, track, and complete projects effectively.

  • Demonstrated ability to apply Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's) and Safety Standard Operating Procedures (SSOP's).

  • Demonstrated ability to make decisions and exercise good judgment based on customer interaction and Company policy.

  • Demonstrated ability in the proper use of hand tools and electronic test instrumentation.

  • Knowledge of and demonstrated ability with Asset Condition Monitoring technologies (Vibration, Thermography, Ultrasound, Static and Dynamic Motor Testing, Oil Analysis, NDT, ODS, etc.)

  • Demonstrated ability to manipulate and effectively utilize Asset Condition Monitoring equipment (Vibration Analyzer, Thermography Camera, etc.)

  • Demonstrated strong computer skills with ability to use MS Office Suite, vendor Reliability Technologies software and SAP.

Working Conditions:

  • Will require travel to all plant locations and to other locations throughout the company for work or training assignments.

  • Travel required to other locations for work or training may include overnight stays.

  • Required to work in both an office environment and field work sites with exposure to outside weather conditions.

  • May be required to work non-standard work schedules (i.e. outside typical Monday through Friday) to include overtime, weekends, holidays, and call-outs, as needed.

  • Required to work in small, enclosed areas, high places, dusty conditions.

  • Lifting and carrying up to 50 pounds.

  • Pushing up to 10 pounds of force.

  • Pulling up to 10 pounds of force.

  • Prolonged walking with various surfaces.

  • Prolonged standing on various surfaces.

  • Occasional stooping, kneeling, sitting, and crouching.

  • Frequent fine motor coordination and grasping Frequent fine motor coordination and grasping.

  • Frequent reaching forward and occasional reaching overhead.

Company Description:

OGE Energy Corp. (NYSE: OGE), is headquartered in Oklahoma City and is the parent company of Oklahoma Gas and Electric Company (OG&E), a regulated electric utility serving more than 815,000 customers in Oklahoma and western Arkansas. In addition, OGE holds 26.3 percent limited partner interest and 50 percent general partner interest in Enable Midstream Partners, LP.

OG&E serves more than 815,000 retail customers in Oklahoma and western Arkansas, and a number of wholesale customers throughout the region. OG&E, with about 6,900 megawatts of capacity, generates electricity from natural gas, western coal, and wind. OG&E's electric transmission and distribution systems span 30,000 square miles.

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