Maintenance Mechanic - Olmsted Waste-to-Energy Facility

Olmsted County
Organization Summary

Mission:  Building a sustainable foundation for a safe, healthy, and welcoming community through public service excellence.  

Vision:  A vibrant community where everyone thrives.

Values:  Thoughtful, Principled, Inclusive, Service-Focused, Collaborative

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Location in MN
Job type

$25.65 - $42.85 Hourly


Varying Shifts

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, the Olmsted Waste-to-Energy Facility. Mentors Olmsted County Maintenance Mechanics.

Examples of Work

  • Performs preventive and corrective maintenance tasks as assigned by the Maintenance Supervisor or OWEF Leadership. 
  • 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.
  • Assists in parts/materials procurement.   
  • Operates ash/trash haul truck.
  • Takes responsibility for the safe use of all tools.  
  • Responds to after hour needs on assigned weeks.  
  • Assists in training lower grade maintenance mechanics.
  • Performs related duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Knowledge of the precautions necessary to work safely with and around mechanical and electrical equipment
  • Knowledge of the standards, materials and methods of the mechanical, machining, welding and electrical trades
  • Knowledge of the functioning of a typical 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, diagnose and repair 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

Experience equivalent to three (3) years of industrial maintenance experience.


Post-secondary certificate in Industrial Mechanics or Electronics or Robotics and one (1) year of industrial maintenance experience.  

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.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Registered with the State of Minnesota as an unlicensed electrician or a maintenance electrician license.
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