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Plant Mechanic - (Local 127) Pt. of Rocks, WY - #19384
PACIFICORP | Point of Rocks, Wyoming
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Job Description

General Purpose


A plant Mechanic is a Journeyman Mechanic who is responsible for installing and maintaining structural or mechanical equipment at the plant including fired and unfired pressure vessels, turbines, pumps, pulverizers and piping systems. Daily interfacing with basic thermodynamics, hydraulics and blue print reading. Tasks may include but not limited to connecting compression fittings, removal and replacement of thermocouple assemblies and minor operation of equipment.


  • High School diploma, GED, or proof of equivalent.
  • Minimum one year Mechanic experience, (preferred experience in a power or chemical plant), OR completion of college level associate degree in related field of study; OR completion of an apprenticeship or other equivalent training that resulted in certification at the Journeyman level.
  • Must be able to perform critical alignments on all rotating equipment using roto-align equipment. Includes pumps, fan and gearboxes.
  • Must be able to weld low pressure, carbon steel pipe up to 6” in diameter.
  • Must be able to install bearings, mechanicals seals, packing, and rebuild pumps, valves, and gearboxes.
  • Must understand and utilize mathematical calculations for rigging purposes when lifting equipment.
  • Must understand coal handling equipment and maintain coal belts and associated equipment.
  • Must be able to perform machine shop work using a lathe, drill press, boring bar, etc.
  • Must pass a Mechanic exam.
  • Must pass a pre-employment physical exam.
  • Must be able to work in power plant conditions and meet the physical demands as noted below.- Must have a positive team attitude when working with other team members.
  • Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills.
  • Follows industry or specific guidelines, particularly as they relate to safety, health and environmental practices.


  • Experience as a Journeyman Plant Mechanic
  • Certified Welder
  • Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfull perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance and/or smell. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 25 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include Close vision, Distance vision, Peripheral vision, Depth perception and Ability to adjust focus.

Additional Information

Primary Location:  Point of Rocks, WY

Personnel Subarea: Non-Exempt - Union

Hiring Range: 41.15


Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without an accommodation.

At PacifiCorp, we encourage everyone to work together. We embrace diversity and value the distinct perspectives of all our employees. We strive to cultivate a workplace that connects each employee to the organization and enables all individuals to participate and contribute to their full potential.  

It is PacifiCorp's policy to provide and promote equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants in accordance with local, state and federal laws and regulations governing personnel activities. In accordance with federal guidelines, PacifiCorp is committed to a program of affirmative action. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, veteran status, national origin, sexual orientation or gender identity.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check and drug screening.


PacifiCorp is a regulated electric company serving 1.7 million retail customers, including residential, commercial, industrial and other customers in portions of the states of Utah, Oregon, Wyoming, Washington, Idaho and California. During the year ended December 31, 2008, PacifiCorp owned, or had interests in, 74 thermal, hydroelectric, wind-powered and geothermal generating facilities, with a net owned capacity of 10,188 megawatts (MW). PacifiCorp also owns, or has interests in, electric transmission and distribution assets, and transmits electricity through approximately 15,800 miles of transmission lines. PacifiCorp also buys and sells electricity on the wholesale market with public and private utilities, energy marketing companies and incorporated municipalities in connection with excess electricity generation or other system balancing activities. (Source: 10-K)

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