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Senior Hydro Mechanic - Local 125 (Merwin Hydro - Ariel, WA) - #107796

Date: Jun 7, 2022

Location: ARIEL, WA, US, 98603

Company: PacifiCorp


PacifiCorp is seeking customer-centric candidates to grow and sustain our commitment to a culture of customer service excellence, environmental sustainability and diversity, equity and inclusion. 

Job Information

A Senior Hydro Mechanic is a supervising employee under the direction of the Hydro superintendent who:

(a) is a qualified Hydro Mechanic with one year experience at a hydro facility;

(b) has completed the Senior Hydro Mechanic check off; within 1 year;

(c) works with the employees under their supervision;

(d) as assigned, directs the maintenance and construction/upgrades of facilities associated with hydro operations;

(e) is responsible for a mechanical maintenance repair shop or area including tools, equipment, supplies and spare parts supplied by the Company;



  • Prepares reports, equipment recommendations, and maintains records

  • Assists in planning and scheduling.

  • With a minimum of supervision repairs and maintains all types of mechanical equipment in a generating station and associated facilities, including installation and proper alignment, and is also capable of performing precision work with all types of machine tools.

  • Overhaul turbines, generators, governors, pumps, valves, gates, compressors, and related mechanical equipment.

  • Hydro Mechanic skills will include proficiency in all types of welding


  • Experience related power plant maintenance.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Effective analytical, problem solving, and decision-making skills. 
  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks and projects concurrently.
  • Ability to read and interpret written documents such as drawings, manuals, procedures, safety rules, policies. 
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Able to conceptualize and develop creative alternatives to problem resolution
  • Capability of interpreting an extensive variety of technical instructions in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.  
  • Comprehensive understanding of electric generating plant systems.


Additional Information

Req Id: 107796
Company Code: PacifiCorp 
Primary Location: ARIEL    
Department: Pacific Power
Schedule: Full-time
Personnel Subarea:  Non-Exempt
Hiring Range: 55.22 
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

Nearest Major Market: Portland Oregon
Nearest Secondary Market: Tacoma

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