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Heavy Equipment Mechanic - Hugo Power Plant

Applications will be accepted through June 15, 2021 - Apply on-line at
SUMMARY: Under the supervision of the Mechanical Maintenance Supervisor, the Heavy Equipment Mechanic performs corrective and preventive maintenance on all site heavy equipment, automotive vehicles, and other equipment. The incumbent also maintains records on paper and in the computer system. In addition, the incumbent maintains repair parts inventories and monitors site fuel inventories.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned. Performs required preventive and corrective maintenance on all fleet and mobile equipment including hydraulic systems as outlined in vendor service manuals. Conducts preventive and corrective maintenance on the plant auxiliary diesel generator and diesel fire pump in accordance with vendor service manuals. Performs minor tune-ups and repairs on company vehicles as required. Completes required forms to ensure accurate records on all vehicles including oil and filter changes, fuel usage, repair frequency, safety inspections and renewal dates. Maintains preventative and corrective repair parts inventory for site vehicles and equipment. Maintains hand tools and special repair tool inventory necessary for the repair of site vehicles and equipment. Maintains all tools, equipment, and areas of responsibility in a clean, orderly, and safe condition. Repairs small engines, such as sump pumps, generators, and lawn mowers as required. Performs all work in a safe manner and follows all safe work practices and procedures. Assists maintenance mechanics during outages with pulverizer, turbine, valves, and other maintenance as required. Monitors and reports site fuel inventories including oil, gasoline, kerosene, and lubricants and ensures the security and efficient use of these stores. Enters maintenance requests and reports into the computer system.
COMPETENCIES: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
Technical Skills: Displays technical knowledge equal to job requirements; Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.
Quantity: Meets productivity goals; Completes work in timely manner; Strives to increase productivity.
Quality: Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.
Problem Solving: Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully.
Attendance/Punctuality: Is consistently at work and on time; Uses paid leave within policy requirements; Informs supervisor about necessary absences in a timely manner.
Organizational Support: Follows policies and procedures; Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; Supports organization's goals and values.
Dependability: Follows instructions and responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.
Safety and Security: Observes safety and security procedures; Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.
Customer Service: Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; Responds promptly to customer needs; Solicits customer feedback to improve service; Responds to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments to customers.
Cost Consciousness: Works within approved budget; Develops and implements cost saving measures; Conserves organizational resources.
QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the education, experience, knowledge, skills, abilities, and behaviors required.
Education and Experience: Requires completion of a two-year vocational technical or similar course in automotive or diesel mechanics plus two years of experience. Experience using diagnostic equipment is required. Hydraulic system training or experience is required. Basic welding is required. Additional directly related experience may be substituted for education at a rate of two years of experience for one year of education.
Language Skills: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively to other employees.
Math Skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
Reasoning Ability: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
Computer Skills: Ability to use a personal computer to access the intranet, computerized maintenance systems, and Microsoft Office software as required.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Requires a current driver's license.
WORK SCHEDULE REQUIREMENTS: Incumbent works a weekly daytime schedule or other schedule as required and may be required to work overtime and on short notice. May also be required to travel on short notice.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Requires climbing ladders and stairs and working on elevated platforms or scaffolding; walking and/or standing for extended periods of time; kneeling, crawling, stooping, bending, or twisting for extended periods of time; pushing, pulling, and reaching above the shoulders; wearing personal safety equipment including breathing apparatus; manual and detailed hand work using both hands and may require repetitive manual tasks. Requires lifting, pushing, pulling, or carrying of weights equal to 50 pounds or more. Requires quick, calm action in response to emergency situations. Requires vision within normal range. Corrective lens are permitted. Requires hearing within normal range. Hearing aids are permitted.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Requires working in varying weather conditions outside and temperature extremes inside with extreme ranges of humidity and dryness; working in confined spaces; walking or standing on inclined, uneven, or slippery surfaces; working with or near hazardous chemicals, materials, fumes, dust, or smoke; and working in areas of constant high noise and vibration levels. Requires working with and near high voltage; working at night inside or outside in all weather conditions; and working inside in a controlled environment. In accordance with WFEC Administrative Procedure 805-Alcohol and Drug-Free Workplace this position is classified as "safety sensitive".