Power Plant Mechanic Job Description

Power Plant Mechanic Job Description

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Power plant mechanic provides preventative and corrective maintenance and repairs on aviation ground support equipment and vehicles and diesel generators.

Power Plant Mechanic Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective power plant mechanic job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included power plant mechanic job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Disassemble, repair and reassemble mechanical components of auxiliary equipment to include air compressors, air dryers and filter systems, purifiers, large cooling water pumps, fuel system pumps, exhaust piping repairs, heat exchangers, piping, and associated equipment
Disassemble repair and reassemble mechanical components of engines, auxiliary equipment, and other mechanical systems
Uses diagnostic equipment to perform tests and determine if a mechanical system is performing to the manufacturer’s specifications
Responds to station power outages and equipment failures as required
Operates Power Plant equipment in an efficient and economical manner
Trains Power Plant Operator’s and Mechanic’s on Power Plant operation and equipment as directed
Advises the Utilities Manager of the status of power production equipment and systems
Trains Power Plant Operator’s on mechanical equipment as directed
Advises the Power & Water Supervisor of the status of power production equipment and systems
Assists in removing, replacing, and installing power plant associated equipment

Power Plant Mechanic Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Power Plant Mechanic

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: IAW, CFC, HVAC

Education for Power Plant Mechanic

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the power plant mechanic job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as High School and University Degree in Management, Faculty, Electronics, Technology, Engineering Technology, Associates, Education, Technical, Government, Communication

Skills for Power Plant Mechanic

Desired skills for power plant mechanic include:

Methods
Hazards
Principles and practices applied in the maintenance and repair of diesel electric generating equipment
Safety precautions related to diesel engines and diesel engine driven electric generators
Aspects of repairs and maintenance of heating equipment
Auxiliary power plant mechanical equipment
Gas-fired boilers
Pumps
Equipment
Materials

Desired experience for power plant mechanic includes:

Performs repairs and adjustments to diesel engines up to 2,500 horsepower
Supervises a crew of mechanics in the performance of duties for all items in the scope of responsibility, including scheduling
Responsible for the smooth operation of the Mechanical Maintenance Shop
Completes fuel consumption reports and update records
Assumes the responsibility of Power Plant Supervisor in his absence
Instructs others to become more knowledgeable and skillful in their respective trade

Power Plant Mechanic Examples

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Power Plant Mechanic Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a power plant mechanic. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for power plant mechanic
  • Removes, replaces or installs power plant associated equipment
  • Removes and replaces or install power plant associated equipment, including rigging, hoisting, setting, connection, alignment, start-up
  • Performs predictive/preventive/corrective maintenance to include disassembles, repairs, and reassembles mechanical components on engines, auxiliary equipment, and other mechanical systems
  • Disassembly, inspection, repair/rebuild & reassembly in shop or field of all types of rotating and production equipment
  • Utilize repair manuals, periodical and service bulletins as required to troubleshoot and repair all power plant mechanical equipment
  • Follows all Lock Out/ Tag Out procedures
  • Performs preventive maintenance on primary Power Plant generators and various emergency generators
  • Performs on-site troubleshooting, repairs and overhauls of generator engines
  • Willingness to carry a radio or pager for after hour’s call out’s
  • Completes maintenance records and documents all maintenance performed and maintains operating logbooks and databases as required
Qualifications for power plant mechanic
  • Schedules diesel engine/generator operations in order to maintain a 3000-hour spread between engines
  • Coordinates with the Utilities Manager to order repair and/or spare parts, maintenance parts, assemblies and consumables
  • Ability to work alone or within a team depending on situation
  • Ability to cover Power Plant Operator shift / rounds as required
  • Provides appropriate safety training to employees and documents the training
  • Interprets project tasking utilizing design drawings, specifications and diagrams
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Power Plant Mechanic Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a power plant mechanic. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for power plant mechanic
  • Develop methods and procedures to be followed by assigned personnel
  • Repair power plant and HVAC equipment and systems
  • Trouble shooting defective equipment and control systems
  • Interacts with other partner companies, the National Science Foundation, military and other agency officials, both over the telephone and in person
  • Participate in dormitory chores while deployed to Antarctica
  • Performs maintenance, repair, replacement, or installation of piping to include fittings, valves, insulation
  • Perform troubleshooting, repairs, and adjustments to 3606 Caterpillar Diesel Engines
  • Perform Diesel Engine preventative maintenance IAW with OEM guidance
  • Performs troubleshooting, repairs, and adjustments to 3606 Caterpillar Diesel Engines
  • Performs Diesel Engine preventative maintenance IAW with OEM guidance
Qualifications for power plant mechanic
  • Minimum five (5) years’ experience required in diesel powered generators, marine diesel engines, or industrial diesel engines
  • Must have two (2) years supervisory role experience, minimum
  • Ability to maintain a professional attitude and to work efficiently in a stressful environment is required
  • Previous mechanical experience on 1MW and larger diesel engine/generators is highly preferred
  • Previous Field Service experience is highly preferred
  • Experience with Caterpillar documentation and software (ET, SIS) is preferred
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Power Plant Mechanic Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of power plant mechanic. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for power plant mechanic
  • Assist loading/unloading equipment, materials and supplies as requested by Director
  • Installs refrigeration machinery, air-conditioning equipment, water coolers, and small refrigerators
  • Keep Director informed of work status and of unsafe or malfunctioning conditions in regard to equipment or system
  • Advise Director on remaining life or technical obsolescence of equipment or system through quality improvement techniques
  • Maintain accurate documentation on preventive maintenance, performance testing and repair of equipment per departmental policies/procedures
  • Operates power/hand tools and equipment
  • Supports Control Room and Engine Floor Operator watch-standing
  • Monitors the distribution of electric power to various distribution points
  • Operates switchboard controls to adjust controlled circuit breakers, transformers, and switches to regulate and maintain proper voltage on the distribution lines and at the power generation plant
  • Keeps an hourly log of meter readings and records shutdowns, connection and disconnection of circuits, and similar occurrences
Qualifications for power plant mechanic
  • High School graduate or equivalent with a minimum three (3) years actual and recent organizational level aircraft maintenance flight deck experience is required
  • Candidate troubleshoots, repairs, modifies, and replaces components of P-3 power plant
  • Aircraft mechanics shall have three years experience in their specific aircraft maintenance occupational field
  • Personnel shall be qualified according to their field of expertise and the level of maintenance assigned, , “O” or “I” level
  • The mechanic will be capable of cross-training into or assisting other specialties as directed by management
  • Must have working skills in the use of diverse hand and power tools
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Power Plant Mechanic Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of power plant mechanic. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for power plant mechanic
  • Follow all Berger standard policies and practices
  • Report to the Plant Manager on all special occurrences such as emergency outages and corrective actions taken to maintain service
  • Assist in the control and distribution of the mechanical and electrical makeup and operation of powered support systems such as those described above, including their major mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, and pneumatic components
  • Gear and govern components for controlling, changing, or transferring speed and power
  • Assist in maintaining electrical power through the power plant and primary distribution system, and in the operation of the central switchboard to actuate controlled circuit breakers, transformers, and switches in order to regulate and maintain proper voltage on the distribution lines
  • When malfunctions occur, assist to isolate and bypass the fault in order to maintain service or take actions to shed low priority loads when full service cannot be maintained
  • Execute the company’s policy and procedure for proper and efficient operation of the power plants
  • Welding/hot work skills are a plus
  • Adhere to all safety/environmental regulations as written in any procedure on the project as it pertains to the daily duties of a mechanic
  • Perform daily cleaning of tools and present tools when requested for inspection
Qualifications for power plant mechanic
  • Two years of experience in millwright, pipefitting, welding, or related maintenance mechanic work
  • Five years satisfactory experience in power plant, including two years as Power Plant Mechanic II with experience in the use of measuring devices such as micrometers, calipers, gauges
  • Possess operational and technical knowledge of fixed-wing aircraft maintenance, repair and inspection techniques
  • Must be a U.S Citizen and possess a Driver’s License in good standing
  • Ability to work in non-typical work environments (i.e., hot, non-air conditioned)
  • Ability to work with small, agile team of engineers in new technology areas
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Power Plant Mechanic Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of power plant mechanic. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for power plant mechanic
  • Completes, on-time, delivery of maintenance services to ensure compliance with company standards for cost control, quality, safety, efficiency and equipment reliability are achieved
  • Lead and assign work to journey-level Power Plant Mechanics, Power Plant Master Mechanics and semi-skilled personnel, for work related to the operation, maintenance, repair and alteration of systems within the Power Plant
  • On an intermittent or seasonal basis, assign, direct and oversee boiler maintenance and other maintenance work performed by Power Plant Operating Engineers I and other trades personnel
  • Schedule maintenance and repair work in a continuously operating power plant with a full understanding of the impact of the work on the operations of the plant
  • Coordinate with contractors working in the Power Plant facility
  • Troubleshoot and develop solutions to repair and maintenance problems on complex power plant systems such as the 5000 kW steam turbine generator, 425 psi 650 degree superheated steam distribution system, 550 psi high pressure feed water system, and multiple 2000 Ton capacity centrifugal chillers
  • Inspect maintenance and repair work in the power plant including work in confined spaces such as boiler steam and mud drums, boiler fireboxes, flue gas ductwork, fuel oil storage tanks, hotwells, and water treatment tanks
  • Order shop and project parts and supplies as required
  • Assist manager/supervisor with identifying and resolving performance issues and evaluating worker performance
  • May assist with employment interviews and make hiring recommendations
Qualifications for power plant mechanic
  • Murfreesboro, AR 1 vacancy
  • Pe-Employment Physical Required
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a valid State Driver's License
  • An understanding of basic electrical, piping, and machining principles and practices
  • Must be able to grasp or handle objects, use finger dexterity, bend elbows/knees and reach above/below shoulders
  • Must have a minimum of 8 years Power-plant and Propeller systems experience on C-130 aircraft of which 4 years must be on C-130J

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