Senior Mechanic
Minnesota Power/ALLETE - Cohasset, MN

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Department: Fuels Handling
Union: Yes
Close Date: 1/29/2013

General Purpose:
Directs and assigns work and performs service, repairs and overhauls of company cars, trucks, track-type vehicles, trailers, and high pressure hydraulic systems, and installs special equipment.

Answers trouble calls to restore disabled vehicles to service.

Keeps records on vehicle repairs, parts data and departmental inventory.

Individual may be utilized during peak times to support plant and Fuels mechanical maintenance department.

Prioritizes, schedules, and performs service work.

Repairs and maintains company cars, trucks, track-type vehicles, trailers, and miscellaneous plant equipment.

Effective interpersonal and communication skills required to establish and maintain positive working relationships

Required Skills

Education and Experience:
Diesel Mechanic degree or diploma with a minimum of 5 years’ related work experience in heavy equipment maintenance.


Over seven years documented training and/or related work experience in the following areas:

Heavy equipment air conditioning

Basic diesel engines

Vehicle computer system & diagnostics

Electronics/electrical systems

Diesel systems & troubleshooting

Mobile & heavy equipment inspection

Heavy equipment hydraulics

Power shift transmissions & torque converters

Standard transmissions/clutches



Steering/alignment & tires

Required Experience

Special Requirements:
Required to complete a four (4) year Journey level Maintenance and Repair apprenticeship.

Completion of a 2-year Diesel Mechanic degree or over 7 years documented work experience working on heavy equipment and diesel engines will apply to remainder of apprenticeship program specialty.

This position is subject to assessment of skills, job match, and/or aptitude.

Job Location: Boswell Energy Center, Cohasset, MN.

Labor Class 16

This job will be posted internal and external.

ALLETE is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, membership or activity in a local human rights commission, or status with regard to public assistance.

About this company
ALLETE provides light to the northern climes. Most of its business is classified within its regulated operations, which include electric,...