Hydro Plant Mechanic

Company Name: Tacoma Power
Phone Number: 253-502-8158
City: Tacoma
State/Provence: WA
Zip: 98409
Job Title: Hydro Plant Mechanic
Position Type: Mechanics
Posting Start Date: March 9, 2016
Salary: $43.85 - $43.85
Salary Per: hour
Work Time: 40
Work Time Type: hours
Responsibilities include: Perform periodic overhauls, maintenance and repairs to hydroelectric generators; repair or replace governor controls, turbine runners, seals, rings, bearings and bushings, high-pressure valves and lubricating and piping systems Maintain and repair project housing, buildings and facilities; install windows, doors and cabinets, construct concrete forms, pour and finish cement work, construct new buildings, bridges, towers and overhaul work boats Make drawings or plans and fabricate hardware from raw materials using shop equipment and machinery Maintain project well and potable water systems, raw water disposal and fire maintenance systems Lead a work party in performing maintenance or repair work Perform high voltage switching and hydro plant operations including turbine/generator units, spill gates, river outlet valves, emergency generators, and other plant equipment as required during emergencies, testing, or other situations requiring manual operations Work with engineering in planning and testing equipment modifications or replacement Methods, equipment and materials used in mechanical maintenance and repair, construction, carpentry, plumbing, air conditioning/heating and basic electricity Interpret and apply health and safety regulations Interpret and apply applicable laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures. Apply basic First Aid and CPR procedures. Interpret and apply the principles of mechanics, fluids and hydraulics as used in power generation and associated equipment Interpret and apply the principles of basic operation of hydroelectric plants Obtain and hold safety clearances on rotating equipment for maintenance purposes Communicate effectively both orally and in writing Operate and maintain lathes, mills, drills and common machine shop tools and equipment Prepare and use rigging for lifting heavy loads by crane or portable equipment Use a variety of welding and cutting equipment Use machines and hand tools in performing carpentry, painting, plumbing, cement work and vehicle service and repair Operate cranes and hoists Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action Work independently with little direction Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others Prepare and work from blueprints, shop drawings and sketches. Prepare and present accurate and reliable reports containing findings and recommendations Operate a personal computer using standard or customized software applications appropriate to assigned tasks
Experience Required:

Graduation from high school or equivalent, valid drivers license and one of the following: Three years training in Industrial Mechanical Maintenance and three of the last five years experience as a journey-level mechanic involving industrial mechanical and maintenance duties Completion of a recognized mechanical apprenticeship program and three of the last five years experience as a journey-level mechanic involving industrial mechanical and maintenance duties A minimum of two of the last five years as a journey-level mechanic/machinist at a hydroelectric generating station A current City of Tacoma Hydroelectric Utility Worker who has a minimum of three years documented experience as a journey-level mechanic performing industrial mechanical and maintenance duties

How to Apply:

Interested individuals should complete the online application. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will have their applications evaluated by a panel of subject matter experts. Applicants must pass the evaluation in order to be placed on the eligible list for interview and hiring consideration. Once the eligible list is established, candidates invited to an interview may be required to take a “hands on” practical assessment


Posting End Date: April 7, 2016