Hydroelectric Plant Operations & Maintenance Technician - MAINE

Sector: Energy
Site: United States
Job Code: 1078
# of openings: 1


About Kruger Energy

Kruger Energy is a fast-growing company specializing in the development and management of green and renewable energy power plants. Taking into account hydroelectric, wind power, biomass cogeneration energy plants, Kruger Inc. and Kruger Energy manage 37 production sites totalling 540 MW of installed capacity. Kruger Energy is committed to developing its projects in keeping with the life goals of communities and with respect for the environment. 

Its parent company, Kruger Inc., is active in such diverse industries as renewable energy, tissue products, pulp and paper, forest products, paperboard and packaging, wines and spirits, and recycling.



 Operations and Maintenance, the Operations and Maintenance Technician is required to conduct the safe, efficient and economical operation, maintenance and monitoring of Kruger’s hydroelectric facilities.  The Operations and Maintenance Technician is responsible for hands-on maintenance, repair and operation of turbine/generator systems and related equipment.



  • Operate, control and monitor hydroelectric generating units and pond levels to comply with regulatory needs while maximizing generation efficiency.
  • Test, troubleshoot and coordinate or perform repair of electrical or mechanical operational issues.
  • Utilize Maintenance Detection Routes to efficiently perform preventative maintenance to electrical and mechanical equipment.
  • Ensure Operational Compliance and Environmental accountability at all facilities. 
  • Perform site checks and record data of site specific requirements.  
  • Assists with various regulatory and dam safety inspections and audits.
  • Work in a safe manner in accordance with company EH&S policy, Roadmap Program and OSHA standards.
  • Work irregular hours and respond to call outs, plus on-call responsibility 24/7.  



  • Associate Degree in Electrical or Mechanical Technology.
  • High skill and significant experience in electrical, automation and mechanical troubleshooting.
  • Experience and skill managing personnel, work activities, schedules and budget for overhauls, repairs and capital projects.
  • Knowledge in standard principles, methods, practices, systems, tools and equipment used to operate, monitor and control hydroelectric generating units.
  • Personal computer use and proficiency in MS Office products, including Outlook
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Possession of a current, valid driver’s license issued by the state of residence.


  • Full-time position: 40 hours / week
  • Excellent benefits package


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