Journeyman 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 there is a one-year probationary period associated with this position.
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
May Operate District vehicles equipped with a GPS device that monitors vehicle location
Other duties may be assigned
Successful applicants must have:
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
A valid Washington State driver license and proof of acceptable driving record
Current First Aid/CPR Card
Metal Fabricating, Machining, Millwright skills, Blueprint Reading, Hydraulic Systems
Special consideration will be given to applicants with experience in rigging, welding certifications, or crane operator certification.
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
- Safety: Demonstrates that safety is the top priority when performing any job duty or task and prioritizes personal safety and the safety of co-workers and the public.
- Productivity: Must be 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 while still remaining accountable to deadlines.
- Professionalism: Interact daily with others in a professional manner. Treats others with respect while performing with integrity, honesty and professionalism.
- Communication: Participate constructively in open communications within and between departments while helping to resolve issues and difficult situations in ways that reduce conflict and maintain good working relationships.
- Performance: Continually seek to improve work performance and take an active part in generating a mutually supportive environment.
- Accountability/Dependability: Accepts responsibility for quality of work and acknowledges and corrects mistakes. Shows up on time, meets standards, deadlines and work schedules.
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.
To apply for this position please include a completed Mechanic Skill and Experience Record – (click here to download)