Maintenance Mechanic 1 - OWEF
Olmsted County, MN - Rochester, MN

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A minimum of one year experience in the maintenance of high pressure steam and electrical power generation systems. A valid Minnesota Class 2A Stationary Engineers license. Background in resource recovery desirable.

Minnesota Provisional Waste Combustor Certification within 6 months of hire.
AA Degree in electro-mechanical maintenance discipline or equivalent experience.

Must complete TPC Series 300 Mechanical Systems study and required testing to be eligible for promotion to a Maintenance Mechanic II.

Individuals offered a position will be required to take a drug test

Individuals required to use County vehicles and equipment must have a valid Minnesota driver's license and be free of any major traffic violations for the last three years.

Nature of Work:

Under the supervision of the Maintenance Supervisor, responsible for the installation, maintenance, repair, and inspection of mechanical equipment and electrical systems in a refuse fired cogeneration plant

Examples of Work:
  • Performs preventive and corrective maintenance tasks as assigned by the Maintenance Supervisor
  • Performs a wide range of maintenance mechanic assignments under the supervision of the Maintenance Supervisor
  • Performs routine welding tasks
  • Operates scale house as needed
  • Operates forklifts and other rolling-stock as needed
  • Assists in maintaining spare parts/materials inventory
  • Assists in parts/materials procurement
  • Performs routine housekeeping in assigned areas
  • May operate ash/trash haul truck (with appropriate licensure)
  • Responsible for the safe use of all tools
  • Carries and responds to pager on assigned weekends
  • P erforms related duties as required

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
  • Good knowledge of the standards, materials and methods of the mechanical and electrical trades
  • Some knowledge of the principles and practices involved in the generation of steam and electrical power
  • Knowledge of the precautions necessary to work safely with and around mechanical and electrical equipment
  • Ability to read and understand plans, sketches, diagrams and blueprint.
  • Ability to use both simple hand tools and complex machine tools
  • Ability to understand and comply with written and oral procedures and instructions
  • Ability to recognize and diagnose the faulty operation of various power plant systems
  • Familiarity with the functionality of a typical computerized preventive maintenance system
  • Experience operating forklifts and other industrial rolling-stock
In compliance w/ the Americans with Disabilities Act the following represents the Physical/Environmental Demands: This position requires a majority of time spent sitting and walking as well as lifting. Weight of objects to be lifted, carried, pushed or pulled varies from ten (10) to fifty (50) pounds. Tools and equipment may be up to 20 feet in length and a variety of dimensions. Climbing of stairs and ladders is essential. Movements such as stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, twisting, and bending are often necessary. Other movements such as reaching and handling of materials are also required. Audio, visual and verbal functions are vital aspects of this position as well as the ability to operate a motor vehicle, forklift and other various types of equipment. The majority of the workday is spent indoors with exposure to dust, fumes, noise, heights, glare/improper illumination and extreme heat as well as some exposure to extreme cold. The ability to use respiratory protective equipment is required.
Persons with disabilities : the above is a general listing of job duties. Essential and non-essential functions may vary by individual position. Reasonable accommodations may be available for both essential and non-essential job duties.