Operations and Maintenance Technician – Norfolk Naval Base

Join Ameresco as an Operations and Maintenance Technician at Norfolk Naval Base in Portsmouth, United States. Responsible for field operations, maintenance, and customer satisfaction in a new CHP plant.

Portsmouth, United States  UTC-05:00   On-site   Full Time   1001-5000   2 months ago

About Ameresco

Company Overview

Ameresco, Inc.

Framingham, Massachusetts, USA


Business Model

Cleantech and Renewable Energy

Development, ownership, and operation of renewable energy and energy efficiency projects

Energy efficiency projects, renewable energy solutions, and related services

Locations & Geography

Operations throughout North America and Europe, including projects and regional offices

Significant contributions to sustainability and energy independence in served regions

Company Culture

Committed to providing innovative, sustainable energy solutions that meet their customers' needs

Focus on collaboration and empowerment within the workforce to foster innovation and drive results

Investment in training and development to enhance skills and leadership capabilities across the organization

Activities & Projects

Diverse portfolio including solar, wind, and biomass projects, as well as energy efficiency upgrades across various sectors

Leadership in integrating renewable energy solutions with traditional energy systems to maximize efficiency and sustainability

Robust environmental stewardship programs, focusing on sustainable practices across all areas of operation

Career Opportunities

Opportunities in project management, engineering, and sustainability initiatives, among others

Competitive benefits package, including health, retirement plans, and professional growth opportunities

Contact Information


Ameresco Careers

Ameresco, Inc. (NYSE:AMRC) is a leading cleantech integrator and renewable energy asset developer, owner and operator. Our comprehensive portfolio includes energy efficiency, infrastructure upgrades, asset sustainability and renewable energy solutions delivered to clients throughout North America and Europe. Our solutions range from upgrades to facility’s energy infrastructure to the development, construction and operation of renewable energy plants combined with tailored financial solutions. We foster an entrepreneurial, collaborative, and forward-thinking culture that thrives with innovation, diversity of thought, and inclusion. We are excited with all that the future holds for our industry, planet, and communities.

Ameresco has a new opportunity for an Operations and Maintenance Technician (O&M Tech) in Portsmouth, VA for a new CHP plant, consisting of two gas turbine generators with HRSGs, one steam turbine, three package boilers and the associated balance of plant equipment. The CHP plant will run 24/7/365. The O&M Tech will be responsible for field operations and minor maintenance of the CHP and other Project equipment at the Norfolk Naval Base. This position reports ultimately to the Site Manager with a day-to-day report to the Shift Leader This position requires rotating shifts (day/night) including weekends and Holidays as well as overtime.


  • Follow all standard industry, Navy protocols and internal company procedures on Safety.
  • Follow all required environmental permits.
  • Work as the field operator for the CHP taking direction from the Shift Leader. Tasks included, but not limited to, start-up/shutdown of process equipment, opening/closing valves, water treatment testing, process trouble shooting/acumen, lock out/tag out, housekeeping, and performing field observations.
  • Work as a maintenance technician using basic tools and performing routine preventative maintenance at the CHP, Waste Treatment Plant, and other associated project equipment.
  • Functioning as an assistant to Ameresco Mechanics and Electricians as well as Ameresco contractors.
  • Assist in the implement and continued improvement of the Preventative Maintenance Program for the site.
  • Focus on customer satisfaction.
  • Work in the control room as a back-up to the Shift Leader.
  • Use the Ameresco Asset Management Software System AssetPlanner© to fill in task completed for PM.
  • On call for emergencies 24/7/365 and rotating shift work (days/nights/holidays).
  • Perform other duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in power plants or similar industrial plants.

Additional Qualifications

  • Strong work ethic and communication skills
  • Basic computer skills
  • The ability to work in different environmental conditions – sever heat or cold.
  • Ability to lift at least 50 pounds, climb ladders, navigate stairs, enter confined spaces.
  • Operate heavy equipment such as forklifts and scissor lifts.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Valid Drivers' License in good standing, issued by state of residence.
  • Ability to successfully complete position training and testing requirements.
  • This position may require eligibility to Review DoD Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI)
  • This position may require the ability to obtain a DoD Non-Escort Access Badge.

AMERESCO challenges the brightest, most talented and creative individuals in the industry by providing an environment that embraces initiative, diversity, and achievement along with comprehensive rewards, including people-oriented insurance, investment, and incentive plans.

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About the role

Mar 07, 2024

Full Time


Sep 06, 2024


Portsmouth, United States

5+ years


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