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Power Plant Mechanic

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Sacramento, CA, USA
Full Time

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Responsible for completing a variety of operations and maintenance activities at a 185 megawatt combined cycle electrical power generation and water treatment facility.. Overtime eligible.

Job Responsibilities

  • Perform mechanical maintenance and inspection on gas and steam turbines, valves, and other associated equipment used in a power generation and water treatment facilities. Be compliant with company policies (TOPS, Health, Safety and Environmental policies, business policies, etc. Responsible for the inspection and repair of mechanical rotating equipment, including the use of specialized tools such as laser alignment, borescope, and vibration equipment. Perform safe start-up, shutdown and isolation of equipment using Lock out Tag out Procedures. Troubleshoot equipment problems utilizing technical reference manuals and documents. Liaison with regional integrity and equipment management. Perform technical analysis to prepare recommendations for future action. Identify and implement training opportunities. Provide coaching, mentoring, and training to other personnel. Utilize automated maintenance systems to generate work orders and enter technical findings. Supervise and coordinate third party contractors. Provide technical expertise in the mechanical field and assist with other functions within the team (Operations, Instrument and Electrical Techs, regional, etc. On-call rotation and emergency response as required. Special Projects as assigned.

Required Skills / Knowledge

  • Positive attitude towards safety.
  • Demonstrated ability to utilize basic hand and power tools.
  • Versatile in completing tasks in preventive power plant maintenance and repairs.
  • Ability to adapt positively to a changing environment.
  • Good written, verbal, and computer skills.
  • Excellent problem solving and decision-making skills.
  • Excellent mechanical maintenance, repair, and troubleshooting skills.
  • Team player with strong interpersonal skills.
  • Able to work independently with minimum supervision.


  • Five years of power plant, industrial plant or equivalent experience as a Mechanic is preferred.
  • Working knowledge of MS Office, Word and Excel is required.

Education Requirements

  • Two year degree in an engineering discipline or equivalent experience, with emphasis on mechanical repair skills.

Physical Requirements

  • Standing, sitting, walking, climbing ladders and scaffolding, working from elevation, heavy lifting and the use of hand and power tools, working with high-pressure steam, water and air, chemicals, and chemical equipment.
  • Working in cramped and sometimes awkward positions.
  • Required to work outdoors in inclement weather and confined spaces, exposed to high noise, heat and cold.
  • Required use of Personal Protective Equipment including but not limited to SCBA's, respirators and various classes of chemicals.

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