IC&E Technician

Bakersfield, US


ContourGlobal develops, acquires, and operates power generation facilities with proven and cutting-edge energy technologies. We are an international high-growth company, founded in 2005, that has grown exponentially to own and operate a fleet of renewable and thermal assets, located in 20 countries across 4 continents. Wherever we operate, we are committed to the highest standards of health and safety, environmental, social responsibility, our people’s well-being. Our longstanding ESG pledge includes becoming net-zero carbon by 2050.

Acquisition of ContourGlobal by the US private-equity fund KKR will enable us greatly to further expand our portfolio, increase investment in the energy transition, and take advantage of new opportunities in our core markets. Our multinational, integrated team of almost 1500 people prides itself on our culture and values, and welcomes entrepreneurial, innovative, ambitious, and collaborative professionals to come join us.



Job Summary:

The Instrumentation Controls and Electrical (IC&E) Technician is responsible for the maintenance and repair of all instruments, control systems and electrical equipment in the power plant and the associated facilities. The IC&E Technician performs work of high skill in the inspection repair, testing, adjustment, installation and removal of all electronic and electrical power plant equipment and systems.

Key Responsibilities:

Health and safety


  • Maintain compliance with ContourGlobal’s safe work practices outline in the organizations Health & Safety Management System.
  • Support fellow work partners to help ensure job tasks are adequately reviewed prior to initiating work and when changes occur in the work environment or tasks requirements.
  • Communicate any unsafe work condition or hazard to your Health & Safety Manager or Operational leader immediately.
  • Report any Health & Safety incident, realized or potential to your Health & Safety Manager or Operational leader immediately.
  • Participate in Health & Safety activities as requested i.e. Incident investigations, inspections, effectiveness reviews and best practice sharing.


Main Duties.


  • Test, maintain, calibrate, program and/or troubleshoot (with the appropriate test equipment) instrumentation and controls system components and peripheral devices utilizing schematics, vendor manuals and procedures.
  • Provide accurate detailed work history for reporting, data inputting and archiving.
  • Evaluate and recommend equipment and techniques to cost effectively improve plant and maintenance department reliability/efficiency.
  • Participate in the development of standard operating procedures for routine functions and provide training to other technicians.
  • Participate in the development of preventive maintenance procedures for maintaining system hardware.
  • Participate in a rotating night/weekend call-out program & periodically work scheduled and un-scheduled night and weekend assignments.
  • Periodically work in adverse conditions such as rainy, hot/humid and cold weather conditions.
  • Participate in and implement safety programs to minimize personnel injury and property loss.
  • Perform preventive maintenance duties on all major equipment and systems as well as emergency backup systems.
  • Maintain complete equipment files, logs, and drawings for all designated equipment.
  • Forecast, inventory, and reorder spare parts to maintain plant reliability. Assist in physical inventories.
  • Participate in the administrative maintenance of the plant operating manuals, technical references, prints and diagrams and preventive/predictive maintenance records.
  • Inspect, repair, install and remove all types of motors, generators, transformers, switches, control equipment, wiring, electrical signal and communication systems, storage batteries, and work with electrical systems up to and including 4160 volts.
  • Conduct trouble shooting and analysis on DCS, PLC and MK V turbine control equipment.
  • Complete other tasks as requested by the Operations and Maintenance Manager.
  • Other duties as directed by Maintenance Supervisor.


Continuous improvement

  • Strives for excellence and looks for opportunity to improve/make work more efficient and with higher quality.
  • Analyzes issues and identifies the root cause of a near miss/failure and take actions to eliminate it in the future.
  • Effectively uses CG practices/methodology for continuous improvement.


The IC&E Technician reports to the Maintenance Supervisor, works in cooperation with the operating utility on matters pertaining to the daily operation of the plant and responds to direction from the Operations and Maintenance Manager in the absence of the Maintenance Supervisor.



Commit to Lead with Our Values

  • Commit to CG values as expressed in the Essential Information. Model the values in any interaction internally and externally.
  • Put Health and Safety First
  • Embrace Timely Transparency
  • Model the 3Cs – Communication, Collaboration and Coordination
  • Embrace Failure analysis and continuous improvement including Five Whys
  • Seek out ways to incorporate technology and Artificial Intelligence into the company’s legal practice

Qualifications and Skills:

  • A high school diploma or equivalent is required.
  • Ability to understand procedures and instructions specific to the area of assignment as would be acquired in four years of high school Graduation from an accredited Instrument Technician Program and two years’ work experience as a technician in a related industry desirable.
  • Four years work experience as a technician with increasing responsibility in a related industry may be substituted for the above requirement.
  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work well with others and be self-directed, as well as apply creative solutions to unique IC&E problems is desirable.
  • Must be able to work from blueprints.
  • Must be skilled in the use of hand and power driven tools.
  • Must successfully complete an IC&E test.
  • Must have excellent organizational skills.
  • Experience in working with voltages up to 4160 volts highly desirable. Must have strong personal computer skills.
  • Knowledge of computer systems and software as well as a knowledge of instrumentation and electrical theory and principles, test equipment usage, common and special instrument and electrical tools, safety and good instrument/electrical maintenance practices and techniques
  • Physical requirements include standing on feet for extended periods, requiring stair and ladder climbing; and routinely lifting up to fifty (75) pounds.
  • Protective equipment must be worn in the performance of some duties (e.g. hard hats, safety glasses, air masks, ear protection, chemical suits, hot gloves, and high-voltage protective equipment, etc.).
  • Work with hazardous materials may be required.
  • Position requires extended working hours and varied shifts, with weekend and holiday work; as required by schedules, workloads, and Plant conditions. "On-call" status will periodically be required.
  • There are extensive smoking restrictions, in and around the facility.
  • Driving on company business is a requirement of this position and as such, the incumbent shall have and maintain a valid driver’s license



Travel RequirementsThis position will require plant travel.

ContourGlobal provides equal employment opportunities and maintains a diverse workforce that reflects the rich environment of the society we live in and markets we operate.


ContourGlobal is a power generation company committed to new growth in thermal and renewable technologies. Our mission is to develop, acquire and operate electricity generation businesses worldwide, creating economic and social value through better operations, and making the communities where we work better because we are there.


- To care about our people’s health, safety, well-being and development.
- To act transparently and with moral integrity.
- To work hard and without boundaries as a multinational, integrated team.
- To expect, embrace and enable excellence and continuous learning through humility, and the knowledge that we will fail but when we do, we will learn.
- To honor the commitments of those who have placed their trust in us.

Nearest Major Market: Bakersfield