Pumping Plant Mechanic
Central Arizona Project (CAP) - Mesa, AZ

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The Central Arizona Project (CAP) Salt-Gila Pumping Plant is located in the East Valley at the north end of (4701) Power Road. The work area extends from Shea Boulevard to Florence.

The CAP Salt-Gila Pumping Plant exists to lift Colorado River water, delivered from Lake Havasu, approximately 84 feet from the Hayden-Rhodes Aqueduct near the Salt River in the Phoenix metropolitan area, into the Fannin-McFarland Aqueduct, for transport to the south half of the CAP system. Plant staff maintains, operates and manages critical assets along approximately 60 miles of the aqueduct system including pumping units, check structures, turnouts, microwave sites and recharge facilities. CAP is seeking a highly-skilled, highly-motivated industrial mechanic to provide journeyman-level technical expertise in the performance and support of this vital function.

In this position, you would perform mechanical duties associated with the preventive maintenance, the repair and overhaul of heavy industrial mechanical equipment utilized in pumping plants, generating stations, check structures, turnouts and other Central Arizona Project facilities. Your performance of this maintenance helps to ensure that equipment is safe, mechanically sound, and operating efficiently, in order to provide reliable water deliveries. Some in-state travel may be required. A few of your specific main responsibilities would include:
  • Maintaining, installing, overhauling, troubleshooting, testing, calibrating and repairing heavy industrial equipment.
  • Installing, modifying, and repairing various piping types and systems.
  • Selecting and using, in a highly proficient manner, tools and equipment such as precision measuring devices, calibrating equipment, precision leveling devices and alignment equipment.
  • Performing all types of welding, burning, soldering, brazing and using your knowledge of AWS, ASME codes and requirements.
  • Interpreting and working from manuals, procedures, schematic drawings, diagrams, technical shop drawings and blueprints.
  • Safely operating overhead cranes and hoists, using proper crane signaling, and performing necessary rigging.
  • Implementing safe hazardous energy control procedures.
  • Advising supervision of potential safety and equipment failure conditions and corrective actions required.
  • Documenting maintenance activities performed and various equipment and control readings and measurements.

Having completed a state or federal certified mechanical apprenticeship, OR possessing the equivalent combination of education, related experience and demonstrated ability; PLUS at least three (3) years of journeyman-level work experience in an industrial mechanical environment with technical and specialized knowledge is required to be successful in this position. Also, a valid driver's license, good driving record, and a high school diploma (or GED) are required.

If you possess a strong working knowledge of hydraulic systems and controls and the ability to troubleshoot; are highly proficient in the safe use of proper tools and equipment for precision measuring and testing, fabricating, calibrating, reconditioning, maintaining, and repairing in an industrial mechanical environment; and are well versed about industrial safety requirements including hazardous energy control protocols; then we highly encourage you to apply for this position.

If you are looking for an industrial mechanic position in a pumping plant environment with exciting learning opportunities, and great work/life balance at an amazing company, APPLY ONLINE at www.cap-az.com/jobs. Equal Opportunity Employer EOE.

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Central Arizona Project (CAP) is the largest supplier of renewable water in the state of Arizona. We operate and maintain a 335 mile long...