Valve Team Member (MOV)

Date: Mar 28, 2024

Location: TONOPAH, AZ, US, 85354

Company: APS

Arizona Public Service generates clean, reliable and affordable energy for 2.7 million Arizonans. Our service territory stretches across the state, from the border town of Douglas to the vistas of the Grand Canyon, from the solar fields of Gila Bend to the ponderosa pines of Payson. As the state’s largest and longest-serving energy provider, our more than 6,000 dedicated employees power our vision of creating a sustainable energy future for Arizona.


Since our founding in 1886, APS has demonstrated a strong commitment to our customers in one of the country’s fastest growing states, earning a reputation for customer satisfaction, shareholder value, operational excellence and business integrity.


Our present and future success depends on the creative and dedicated people of our company who demonstrate the principles outlined in the APS Promise: Design for Tomorrow, Empower Each Other and Succeed Together.  


The Valve Team Member maintains, refurbishes and tests the electrical, mechanical and control functions of motor operated valves, air operated valves and mechanical valves.

Minimum Requirements

High school diploma or GED plus three (3) years work experience in Valve Maintenance to include either Motor Operated Valve Maintenance, Air Operated Valve Maintenance and/or Mechanical Valve Maintenance.

Testing: EEI MASS Test administered. (Meets or exceeds the requirements of ANSI/ANS 3.1, 1978, 4.5.3.)

Preferred Experience:

Motor Operated Valve Maintenance experience

Nuclear requirement: Any PVGS employee may be called upon to serve as a member of the Emergency Response Organization (ERO) and will be expected to fulfill their obligation as an ERO member. Any PVGS employee may be called upon to support a refueling or short-notice outage. This includes line roles and responsibilities as necessary to execute outage activities. These are a condition of employment at PVGS.

Major Accountabilities

1) Performs inspections and Engineering-level testing of MOV and AOV actuators to gauge the general condition of the actuator including environmentally qualified components, wiring and hardware.

2) Repairs/refurbishes valve actuators, including mechanical components, cable and wire terminations, and installation of auxiliary equipment. Performs maintenance in accordance with plant procedures and instructions.

3) Performs troubleshooting on MOV, AOV and mechanical valves. Interfaces with supervisory, engineering and planning personnel to provide recommendations for resolving deficiencies.

4) Understands, complies with, and implements complex maintenance/testing/programmatic procedures. Makes recommendations for improvement when needed. Coordinates and works with other maintenance personnel and work groups to complete job assignments.

5) Provides concise, comprehensive documentation of work activities and data obtained in a work package format.

6) Works at becoming qualified to work on all plant equipment and systems through on-the-job training and formal training programs.

7) Uses sound radiation work practices; supports the ALARA concept; and performs and directs fire watches and other safety procedures.

Export Compliance / EEO Statement

This position may require access to and/or use of information subject to control under the Department of Energy's Part 810 Regulations (10 CFR Part 810), the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) (15 CFR Parts 730 through 774), or the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) (22 CFR Chapter I, Subchapter M Part 120) (collectively, 'U.S. Export Control Laws'). Therefore, some positions may require applicants to be a U.S. person, which is defined as a U.S. Citizen, a U.S. Lawful Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), a Political Asylee, or a Refugee under the U.S. Export Control Laws. All applicants will be required to confirm their U.S. person or non-US person status. All information collected in this regard will only be used to ensure compliance with U.S. Export Control Laws, and will be used in full compliance with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of national origin and other factors. For positions at Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Stations (PVNGS) all openings will require applicants to be a U.S. person.

Pinnacle West Capital Corporation and its subsidiaries and affiliates ('Pinnacle West') maintain a continuing policy of nondiscrimination in employment. It is our policy to provide equal opportunity in all phases of the employment process and in compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. This policy of nondiscrimination shall include, but not be limited to, recruiting, hiring, promoting, compensating, reassigning, demoting, transferring, laying off, recalling, terminating employment, and training for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, disability, age, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other classification or characteristic protected by law.

For more information on applicable equal employment regulations, please refer to EEO is the Law poster. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of every person hired to work in the United States, refer to E-Verify poster. View the employee rights and responsibilities under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

Arizona Public Service is a smoke free workplace.

Plant/Field Role:
This position requires work to be performed in the field and/or at the work site, due to the nature of work.

Nearest Major Market: Phoenix

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