Hydroelectric Plant Mechanic / Electrical Machinist / Millwright

Company Name: Northern California Power Agency
Phone Number: (916) 781-3636
City: Murphys
State/Provence: California
Zip: 95247
Job Title: Hydroelectric Plant Mechanic / Electrical Machinist / Millwright
Number of Openings: 1
Position Type: Hydro Services
Posting Start Date: March 21, 2017
Salary: $42.10 - $57.21
Salary Per: Per Hour
Work Time: 40
Work Time Type: Hours

The Hydro Technician installs, maintains, tests, troubleshoots, repairs, services, and operates turbine generator units, auxiliary equipment, and large civil infrastructure associated with hydroelectric power generating stations and facilities.

  • Assemble, disassemble, and reassemble mechanical equipment, replace/repair parts, align, test, and adjust as necessary.
  • Perform preventative and corrective maintenance to equipment such as large turbines, pumps, diesel generators, and hydraulic systems.
  • Repair, modification, inspection, and maintenance of major civil structures including concrete dams, tunnels, and roads.
  • Repair and rebuild air compressors, oil pumps, large valves, governing systems, oil lubrication systems, and complex hydraulic systems
  • Monitor, control, and operate hydroelectric generating stations and associated equipment.
  • Test, troubleshoot, and repair malfunctions or failures of electrical and/or mechanical equipment.
  • Observe equipment operation to detect malfunctions or out-of tolerance performance.
  • Set up and operate machine tools to repair and/or reproduce parts and fittings, working from blueprints and/or reverse engineering.
  • Utilize Computerized Maintenance Management System to plan work assignments and document test results and repairs.
  • Utilize office and specialty computer programs as needed for predictive maintenance tasks.
  • Maintain logs, records and files.  Update drawings, equipment files, sketches, and reports.
  • Inform system dispatchers and supervisors of the status of operating equipment.
  • Respond to and evaluate plant emergencies and maintain regulatory water flow requirements.
  • Fabricate, modify, shape, and repair metal equipment parts using a variety of metal working machines and welding methods.
  • Perform complex rigging and crane operations.
  • Operate snow cats, backhoes, boats, & forklifts.
  • Perform housekeeping duties to keep work areas clean and safe.

(other duties may be assigned)

Experience Required:
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • At least 5 years of mechanical experience, preferably in hydroelectric power generation.
  • Completion of a state certified apprenticeship (preferred) or equivalent.
  • Must possess unrestricted CA Drivers License and clean driving record.
  • Ability to complete physically demanding work in rough natural terrain and noisy environments with the presence of safety hazards that must be properly managed to ensure safe operations.
  • Willingness to relocate permanent residence to within 50 miles of Murphys, CA
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Posting End Date: April 21, 2017