Maintenance Mechanic 1 - Olmsted Waste-to-Energy Facility

Organization Summary

Posting Date
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Location in MN
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$21.04 - $34.10 Hourly


Monday-Friday, daytime hours

Primary Duties
Nature of Work

Under the supervision of the Maintenance Supervisor, responsible for the installation, maintenance, repair, and inspection of mechanical equipment and electrical systems in a refuse fired cogeneration plant.

Examples of Work
  • Performs preventive and corrective maintenance tasks as assigned by the Maintenance Supervisor  
  • Performs a wide range of maintenance mechanic assignments under the supervision of the Maintenance Supervisor 
  • Assists in maintaining spare parts/materials inventory  
  • Performs routine housekeeping in assigned areas 
  • Operates loaders and forklifts and other rolling-stock as needed 
  • Performs routine welding tasks
  • Operates scale house as needed 
  • Operates ash/trash haul truck (with appropriate certification) 
  • Takes responsibility for the safe use of all tools 
  • Carries and responds to pager on assigned weekends, every 8th week 
  • Performs related duties as required 
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required
  • Knowledge of the standards, materials and methods of the mechanical and electrical trades
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices involved in the generation of steam and electrical power
  • Knowledge of the precautions necessary to work safely with and around mechanical and electrical equipment
  • Knowledge of the functioning of a typical computerized preventive maintenance system
  • Skill in operating forklifts and other industrial rolling-stock
  • Skill in the use of computers and technology
  • Ability to read and understand plans, sketches, diagrams and blueprint
  • Ability to use both simple hand tools and complex machine tools
  • Ability to understand and comply with written and oral procedures and instructions
  • Ability to recognize and diagnose the faulty operation of various power plant systems

Persons with disabilities: the above is a general listing of job duties. Essential and non-essential functions may vary by individual position. Reasonable accommodations may be available for both essential and non-essential job duties.

Minimum Qualifications of Education and Experience

Starting rate of pay is based on education, experience and qualifying certifications held by the applicant at time of hire.
The $21.04 – $34.10 pay band is base rate of pay. Maximum certification pay is $3.95 and would be added to the base wage.
This position provides a career path. Provided the applicant meets contractual certifications, licensing and time served the applicant may be eligible to be promoted.
     Future Promotional Opportunities:
            Maintenance Mechanic 2 – $23.56 - $38.16 hourly, plus certification pay
           Maintenance Mechanic 3 – $25.46 - $41.23 hourly, plus certification pay
A minimum of one (1) year of experience in the maintenance of high-pressure steam and electric power generation systems
Associates degree in electro-mechanical maintenance discipline. 
A combination of education and experience equivalent to two (2) years of progressively responsible experience in a similar position as listed in the work functions.
Regular and reliable attendance is a necessary component of job/position.  Individuals required to use County vehicles and equipment must have a valid driver's license and be free of any major traffic violations for the last three (3) years.
Required Special Qualifications:
Second Class B Stationary Engineer’s License (2B) or equivalent industry experience to be able to obtain a valid Minnesota Second Class B Stationary (2B) Engineer’s License within three (3) months of employment.

Desirable Qualifications: 
Background in resource recovery. 
Minnesota Provisional Waste Combustor Certification within 6 months of employment.

 Individuals offered a position will be required to take a drug test.

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