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Mechanical Engineer

  • Full Time
  • Tacoma, Wash.
  • Salary: $87,318.40 - $131,539.20 annually
  • Posting End Date: July 20, 2022

Website City of Tacoma

Wage or Salary:
$87,318.40 - $131,539.20 annually

The City of Tacoma is committed to fostering a workplace that is innovative and flexible, and which attracts, supports, and retains a diverse and talented workforce.  This position is telework eligible. The successful candidate may apply for and request approval for a Telework Arrangement.

Tacoma Power’s Generation section is looking for a Mechanical Engineer to fill a Power Engineer II or III level position. The Mechanical Engineer supports the mission of the organization by supporting capital and maintenance projects and emergent work to ensure continued availability of generating resources and fisheries. This position is responsible for providing mechanical engineering technical services for repairs, improvements, investments and operation of Tacoma Power’s hydro plants and related facilities including fisheries.

Responsibilities Include:Participate on diverse working teams involved with the design, fabrication, installation, maintenance, repair and rehabilitation of fish facilities and power plant equipment
Prepare, review and stamp calculations and drawings related to mechanical systems
Plan and  direct mechanical equipment installation, assembly, disassembly, and alignment
Troubleshoot equipment failures and perform root cause analysis
Evaluate, select and specify the components required to refurbish and/ or upgrade mechanical equipment
Represent the City at shop inspections and factory acceptance tests related to mechanical systems
Direct contractors and hydro project staff at facilities to accomplish equipment repair and upgrades
Provide asset management program recommendations for mechanical systems
QualificationsPower Engineer II Qualifications:

Requires a four-year degree from an accredited college or university in civil, mechanical, electrical, or computer engineering or related field
Requires three years of experience in a specific branch of engineering or three years of experience directly related to the position’s specialty area of work.
Depending on the position, a Professional Engineer license may be substituted for degree and work experience.
Some incumbents may be appointed to this position based upon the recommendation of the Director of TPU with the approval of the Human Resources Director taking into consideration market or other pertinent factors at the time of the appointment.
Successful applicants will need to pass a background check.
Power Engineer III Qualifications:Requires a four-year degree from an accredited college or university in civil, mechanical, electrical, or computer engineering or related field
Requires a Professional Engineer license. Ten years of experience in a specific branch of engineering or related field may be substituted for the P.E. license.
Some incumbents may be appointed to this position based upon the recommendation of the Director of TPU with the approval of the Human Resources Director taking into consideration market or other pertinent factors at the time of the appointment.
Successful applicants will need to pass a background check.
LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS
Positions may require any or all of the following:Valid Washington Driver’s License at the time of appointment with maintenance thereafter.
Complete Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) training with maintenance thereafter.
Selection Process & Supplemental InformationThis recruitment is being managed by Alissa McLain, if you would like to be notified of similar opportunities or stay connected with things going on at Tacoma Public Utilities and the City of Tacoma, connect with me on LinkedIn!

City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
Tacoma’s diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma’s entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress.  One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play.

The City of Tacoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in its workplace. Applicants are considered for positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, marital or veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, and local laws.

Tacoma Power
Tacoma Power is an almost 100% hydroelectric, municipally-owned public power utility, located in Tacoma. We serve approximately 170,000 customers as one of the three operating divisions of Tacoma Public Utilities, alongside Tacoma Water and Tacoma Rail. As one of the most livable, walkable cities in the country, you’ll find that Tacoma is a great fit for all interests with places to bike, run, hike, and explore, the perks of a big city, and the charm of a small town.
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Interested individuals should apply online and attach a detailed resume and cover letter that includes job experience, major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received for interview consideration.

Reference checks will be conducted on final candidates and appointment is subject to passing a background check.

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If you have any additional questions regarding this position, please contact the Human Resources Department at 253.591.5400.

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