Operations & Maint Tech

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 Operations & Maintenance Technician is responsible for monitoring the status of all plant equipment and systems on a continuous basis. Respond to alarms by taking appropriate corrective actions and executes plant shutdown and start-up procedures as required.  The Operations & Maintenance Technician assures that the plant meets its generating requirements while operating in a safe and efficient manner. This position reports hierarchically to the Operations and Maintenance Supervisor.

The position is based in Bakersfield, California.


Key Responsibilities:

Health and safety


  • Have a strong working knowledge of the ContourGlobal Health & Safety Management System and its respective safe work practices, i.e., Permit to Work, Management of Change, Contractor Safety etc.
  • Coach and mentor facility employee through engagement on proper safety behaviors, use of the ContourGlobal Management System and its respective expectations and through on-going participation of in Health & Safety activities i.e., inspection, incident investigation and visible felt leadership.
  • Verify job tasks are adequately reviewed prior to initiating work and when changes occur in the work environment or tasks requirements.
  • Ensure all Incidents and potential adverse events (i.e., Near Misses) are quickly communicated to Plant leadership and Health & Safety site/regional support.

Main Duties

  • Perform routine rounds of the facility inspecting all machinery thoroughly for potential malfunctions and/or failures.
  • Maintain all logs and records as required to record complete operating conditions for the facility; report any irregularities to the shift supervisor.
  • Maintain safe and economical control of all facility equipment as directed.
  • Start-up and secure equipment under normal and emergency situations, from the DCS or the field.
  • Perform facility water chemistry tests and control treatment chemicals within recommended limits.
  • Regenerate the pressure filters, softeners, and demineralizer system when necessary.
  • Adjust equipment, as required, for maintaining safe and efficient operation of the Facility.
  • Operate manually, if necessary, any facility equipment.
  • Perform maintenance work as needed within individual skills and ability and perform simple or complex maintenance work, up to capabilities, as assigned.
  • Perform routine and complex maintenance work on a variety of electrical power delivery and control devices, such as motor controllers, variable speed drives, and uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems.
  • Operate heavy equipment, including a boom truck, forklift, flatbed pickup truck, and/or other utility vehicles.
  • Operate the station overhead crane and perform routine and non-routine rigging work.
  • Assist in the implementation and upkeep of the overall preventative maintenance and spare parts inventory tracking system.
  • Comply with all facility environmental, health, and safety policies and procedures.
  • Identify hazardous and/or unsafe conditions or work practices; notify supervisor and take action to correct as required.
  • Assist in scheduled and forced outage maintenance work and assist in scheduling of outages, work planning, and spare parts procurement.
  • Complete other tasks, as assigned by Operations& Maintenance Supervisor. Physical requirements include standing on feet for extended periods, requiring stair and ladder climbing and routinely lifting fifty (50) pounds.
  • Protective equipment, such as hard hats, safety glasses, air masks, ear protection, and others, are required to be worn in the performance of some duties. Work with hazardous materials may be required.
  • This position requires working twelve (12)-hour rotating shifts, with the possibility of overtime, weekend, and holiday work; as required by schedules, workloads, and Plant conditions.
  • May be required to work around rotating and energized equipment, hazardous materials and chemicals.
  • Driving on company business is a requirement of this position and as such, the incumbent shall have and maintain a valid driver’s license.


Continous improvement


  • Effectively use the organizational framework to capture, implement, and reward improvement initiatives.
  • Encourage the team members to identify and initiate improvements and innovations that will enhance the maintenance department safety and reliability, work productivity, cost reduction, and quality of client service.


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 and a minimum of two (2) years operations.
  • Ability to understand procedures and instructions, specific to the area of assignment.
  • Maintenance experience in a process manufacturing or power production setting.
  • Demonstrated ability to operate and maintain a power plant and related auxiliary equipment.
  • Excellent verbal and writing communication skills.
  • Must have excellent organizational skills.
  • Ability to work well with others and be self-directed.
  • Ability to use most common computer programs such as Microsoft Excel, Word, etc. is desirable.
  • Strong mechanical skills and the ability to perform routine maintenance on other electrical control equipment such as protective relays voltage regulators, inverters, battery charges, and crane controls is preferred.


Travel Requirements – None.


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