Journey Mechanics are responsible for major mechanical systems associated with operation of a large hydroelectric generating station. Work shift may be Monday – Thursday or Tuesday – Friday. The Journeyman Mechanic will work under the general direction of the Wells Project Mechanical Foreman.
This position is covered by the Collective Bargaining Agreement and is subject to a one-year probationary period.
- Comply with federal, state and District safety rules and safe clearance procedures
- Operate, rig and signal gantry and mobile cranes
- Fabricate, machine and weld steel and aluminum metals
- Troubleshoot, repair and maintain hydraulic and pneumatic systems for hydroelectric equipment and auxiliary systems
- Plumbing of steel, copper piping and stainless tubing
- Work respectfully and cooperatively with diverse groups of people and maintain professional interactions at all times in the workplace
- Ensure compliance with all District policies
- Adhere to the District's Safety Policy and Procedures
- Operate District vehicles that may be equipped with a GPS device that monitors vehicle location while conducting business on behalf of the District
- Other duties as assigned
Due to the nature and scope of the essential functions, the importance of personal interactions between this position, employees and contractors, and the availability of job-related tools, equipment and resources at work, performance of the essential functions requires regular, consistent, on-site attendance while working independently and with others.
Education and Experience requirements:
- Satisfactory completion of High School education or equivalent
- Successfully completed a Three Year Apprenticeship for Hydro Mechanic or five years of equivalent work experience in a large hydroelectric generating station
- Capability of working alone or with other crafts personnel in a safe and effective manner
- Work experience performing inspection, repair, maintenance and installation of hydropower plant equipment and apparatus in a hydroelectric generating station
- Special consideration will be given to applicants with experience in rigging, welding certifications, or crane operator certification
- Millwright skills
- Blueprint Reading
- Hydraulic Systems
Safety: Demonstrates that safety is the top priority when performing any job duty or task; prioritizes personal safety and the safety of co-workers and the public.
Accountability/Dependability: Accepts responsibility for quality of own work; acknowledges and corrects mistakes. Shows up on time, meets standards, deadlines and work schedules.
Productivity: Is able to demonstrate completion of assigned tasks through work product and documentation. This will include evidence that clearly shows work was completed on time and with above average quality.
Teamwork: Promotes cooperation and mutual respect with all co-workers.
Adaptability/Flexibility: Responds positively to changing business needs and responsibilities. Adapts when redirected and develops methods to achieve results and remain accountable
Professionalism: Interact daily with others in a professional manner. Treat others and be treated with respect; perform with integrity, honesty and professionalism; participate constructively in open communication; help to resolve issues and difficult situations in ways that reduce conflict and maintain good working relationships; improve work performance and take an active part in generating a mutually supportive environment. Recognize that diversity is an asset and value cultural, physical and professional differences
Must possess or obtain and maintain:
- Current First Aid/CPR Card
- A valid driver's license is required for this position (verified upon hire). A valid Washington State driver's license is required within 30 days of employment.
Pursuant to the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) standards, Douglas County Public Utility District #1 conducts background screening of personnel who have access to the District's critical physical and/or cyber assets.
This position requires the ability to perform the following physical activities with or without reasonable accommodation:
- Ability to distinguish basic colors
- Ability to repeatedly lift heavy objects, sometimes weighing up to 100 pounds
- Ability to work in elevated areas, climb ladders and stairs and walk over uneven surfaces
- Ability to physically perform heavy work on a variety of surfaces; floors, grating, ladders, etc.
- Ability to work in all temperature conditions and outside in all weather conditions
- Capability of working over water at heights of up to 100 feet
- Ability to pass a physical required for working in a Compressed Air Environment
- Applicant must be physically able to perform the various duties of a mechanic including working in hot, cold, wet, and noisy environments
- Must have a full range of hearing and sight for personal safety
In addition to excellent wages, employees of Douglas County PUD enjoy the following benefits: two medical insurance plan options, vision insurance, dental insurance, health reimbursement account, short and long term disability insurance, life insurance, 8 paid holidays per year plus 3 floating holidays, a personal leave program, deferred compensation plan with employer matching, and membership in the Washington State PERS pension plan.
SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS (please include when applying):
Mechanic Skills Experience Record