Hydro Station Mechanic
GDF SUEZ Energy North America Inc. - Northfield, MA

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GDF SUEZ Energy North America Inc.


Northfield Mountain, Northfield, MA

Job Title

Hydro Station Mechanic


Construct, install, maintain, repair, and overhaul all equipment at the Northfield Mountain Pumped Storage Complex and its related waterways, appurtenances, structures, and other facilities as assigned.

Reports to

Mechanical Maintenance Supervisor


Northfield Mountain Station, Northfield, MA


Hourly- Non Exempt (Union)

Job Function

Essential Functions

Construct, install, maintain, and repair all types of equipment in the Northfield Complex as assigned.

Skilled in the use of all hand and power tools required to overhaul and maintain all equipment at the Northfield Complex.

Work from mechanical and construction prints to complete assignments.

Use various measuring instruments as required to complete assignments.

Performing all assigned welding tasks associated with the overhauling and maintenance of all equipment at the Northfield Complex.

Laying out work requiring close tolerances, setting up and operating all machine tools including, but not limited to, lathes, grinders, drill presses, shapers, etc.

Rigging large equipment with minimum supervision

Acts as a team member with all employees of GDF SUEZ Energy staff

Complies with all GDF SUEZ Energy policies and procedures

Complies with all GDF SUEZ policies and procedures; all site and corporate safety rules and procedures

Other Functions

Carries out other duties as assigned



Essential Physical Abilities

Ability to respond to plant emergencies; accessible for emergency call-ins to work anytime day or night to correct problems.

Ability to work a reasonable amount of overtime as required to maintain equipment availability.

Must have a valid driver’s license

Must be physically able to do strenuous work for extended periods of time at both elevated and subterranean locations.

Must be able to work for periods of time under adverse and emergency conditions.

Must be able to use personal computer, calculator, etc.

Must be able to communicate effectively, both written and verbally.

Must be able to handle multiple assignments on a timely basis with a high degree of

Ability to meet highest attendance requirements

Other Abilities

Must have or be able to obtain a Massachusetts Hoisting Engineers License within 12 months of hire.

Must have or be able to achieve a Department of Transportation (DOT) Medical Examiners Certificate within 6 months of hire.

Must have or be able to obtain a Commercial Driver License within 12 months of hire.

Must live within a 60 minute commute of the power station.

Acquire basic knowledge of the company's "Accident Prevention Manual"


Minimum must have a high school diploma or equivalent. Power plant knowledge or experince is a plus.

Machine shop familiarity is advantageous.

Welding experience is desirable.

Working Environment

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

50% of the work is performed indoors and 50% is performed outdoors. Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

GDF SUEZ Energy North America, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

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GDF SUEZ est un acteur mondial de l’énergie (électricité, gaz naturel, et services à...