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Missouri River Energy Operations & Maintenance Technician in Brayton, Iowa

Operations & Maintenance Technician

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Date: Jun 5, 2024

Location: Brayton, IA, US

Company: Missouri River Energy Services

Headquartered in Sioux Falls, SD Missouri River Energy Services is a joint action agency supporting our 61 member municipalities that own and operate their own electric distribution systems. We are dedicated to supplying our members with reliable, cost-effective, long-term energy and energy services in a fiscally responsible and environmentally effective manner. MRES offers an outstanding work environment. We provide competitive wages and comprehensive/low-cost benefit package with unique offerings. Learn more about us by viewing our website at .


Exira Station is a peaking power plant utilizing GE LM6000 gas turbines. This position is responsible for operating, maintaining, and repairing the Exira Station to ensure it sustains the highest level of operating status. The O&M Technician works primarily day hours, Monday through Friday, and is required to be on call 24 hours/day on a rotational basis.

Key Job Responsibilities Include

  • Operates the plant and associated equipment for energy production.

  • Performs the duties of a power plant operator, and power plant maintenance technician.

  • Evaluates and performs the testing, troubleshooting, repair, and maintenance associated with the gas turbine control system, BOP control system, electrical, and mechanical systems and facilities.

  • Assists with installing equipment modifications and improvements.

  • Follows MRES approved safety practices and procedures, and communicates unsafe conditions.

  • Completes the maintenance for all buildings and grounds.

  • Assists with the purchasing, receipt, inspection and documentation of supplies and materials.

  • Oversees projects and prepares documentation associated with the plant.


  • Minimum of two years of work experience with process equipment, mechanical equipment, instrument and controls (I&C) or electrical equipment, or in an electrical trade. Allen Bradley PLC/Control Logix/ Factory Talk experience a plus, or strong mechanic/millwright experience a plus.

  • Associate’s degree or equivalent experience in mechanical, electrical, or instrumentation maintenance.

  • Demonstrated trouble-shooting and problem-solving abilities.

  • Proven analytical skills and a strong detail orientation.

  • Solid written and verbal communication skills.

  • High level of initiative and a collaborative work style.

  • Organizational and project management capabilities.

  • Experience with an asset management system and Microsoft Office.

Other Requirements

  • Reside within 30 minutes of the plant.

  • Be on call on a rotational basis 24 hours/day to respond to emergency situations.

  • Current valid state driver’s license.

  • Stand, walk, or bend for extended periods of time and work at heights in confined areas.

  • Lift objects weighing 50 pounds.

  • Normal color vision.

  • Handle or work with toxic/hazardous substances, operate and work around energized equipment.

  • Work outdoors in all types of weather.

Compensation and Benefits

Missouri River Energy Services offers competitive compensation based on your experience and education, relocation assistance, a comprehensive/low-cost benefits package, and an outstanding work environment that promotes a long-lasting career.

MRES is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Nearest Major Market: Des Moines

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