Power Systems Manager
Oversees the day to day Operation and Maintenance of the combined Power and Seawater Reverse Osmosis Plant and Base Electrical System.
Power Plant Four consists of 12 Diesel Generators ranging in size from 1000 kW to 3500 kW. These Engines are all EMD Models, either 645 or 710E for Prime Power Production. There are two 645 EMD, 1500 kW Engines at Leeward Point (MUSE Units) used for backup on the Leeward side in the event of Cross Bay Cable failure or for isolating purposes. There is also Generator back up at the Detention Facilities at the Radio Range which is also an EMD Model 645 Engine ( MUSE Unit) rated at 2500 kw used for Radio Range back up if needed. Plan and schedule major overhauls as needed.
All Engines produce 4160 volts to feed the Electrical Grid. At Power Plant Four, the Voltage is stepped up to 34,500 kV to feed the Bases Seven major Sub Stations. Base Grid consists of 34.5 kV, 13.2 kV, 13.8 kV (Leeward Point) and 4160 for Base distribution.
There are approximately 152 Emergency Generators and Automatic Transfer Switches, UPS and DC Power Systems of various sizes and voltages used for Critical Facility back up in the event of a Base Grid failure. There are four nominally rated 950 kW Wind Turbine Generators tied in to the Central Ave. Sub Station for energy savings. There are two Photovoltaic Farms for energy savings, one for the Base Gym and the second for the NEX.
Responsible for maintaining all equipment associated with the Base water production. This includes all Seawater Intake Pumps, Forwarding Pumps, Booster Pumps, Chemical Dosing Pumps, High Pressure Pumps, and Product Export Pumps associated with the Reverse Osmosis units including all valves and piping.
Responsible for all daily Refueling Operations and Fuel Line or Pump repairs. Utilize the Waste Oil to Energy Recovery (WOTEC) Unit to insure cost savings.
Responsible for all Base Lighting. Lighting groups include Streetlights (10% Solar Back up), Security Lights, Fence Line Lighting (50% Solar Backup at Leeward Point) Base Recreational Lighting and Windsock Navigational Lighting along with all Airport Runway lighting.
Responsible for insuring the Base Engineering Department work crew provides the Government up to date maps and as built drawings as needed. The work crew is also responsible for locates for Fuel, Water, Sewage and Electrical, as requested.
Responsible for all Facilities electrical work orders insuring they are completed in a timely manner and to Customer satisfaction.
Work closely with Public Works to keep them apprised of the daily operating status of critical equipment so funding can be made available for major repairs, when needed.
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Power Systems Manager will work in a variety of environments including industrial setting with temperatures exceeding 100 degrees Fahrenheit as well as in an office setting. Physical activities include but are not limited to: bending, standing, sitting, walking, and lifting up to 40 lbs.