Apprentice/Journeyman Maintenance Operator - Local 57 (Kemmerer, WY) - #111216

Date: Nov 14, 2023

Location: KEMMERER, WY, US, 83101

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.

General Purpose

Monitors, maintains & operates the power plant & pollution control equipment to meet state regulations as well as maintain a supply of softened water for plant needs.  May engage in & safely perform maintenance activities that are preventive in nature or make emergency repairs w/in their capability.  Assist other maintenance crafts in disassembling-assembling, repairing, troubleshooting, adjusting, replacing, & rebuilding equipment


  • Routinely inspect & check equipment for; proper valving, oil levels, pressure, temperature, vibration & operating conditions.  Operate all turbines, boilers, generators, auxiliary equipment, plant water systems & overall plant systems.  Keep records of equipment & their operating conditions. 
  • Pre-inspect, monitor & assist the control room operator in bringing the generating units on & off the line.  Remove/replace equipment to/from service.  Add oil & grease to equipment to ensure safe operation.  Adjust packing, inspect for condenser leaks & install condenser tube plugs. Change HVAC filters, change & clean inline spin on disposable filters. Perform temporary leak repairs, unplug drain lines, remove & replace non-asbestos insulation. Replace pressure gauges 200 psi or less (low temperature, non corrosive), adjust belt skirting.  Recalibrate CEMs when they fail daily calibration & I & C is not on site.  Write work orders for the repair of defective or malfunctioning equipment.
  • Perform switching functions as directed by the Shift Supervisor through confirmed dispatching orders. Perform emergency switching as dictated by situation affecting life, property & system stability.
  • Inspect, monitor, calculate & adjust all operating equipment such as tank levels, temperatures, pressures, pumps & motors to insure proper operating condition.
  • May analyze & maintain boiler water, cooling tower water & boiler make-up water chemistries w/chemical testing & treatment.
  • Monitor, operate & maintain fuel-feeding systems to assure a continual fuel flow to burners. - Maintain daily log checklist for equipment identifying equipment condition & operating status for relieving operators, supervisor & control room operator.
  • Assist shift supervisor, control room operator & other operators in coordinating work efforts. 

May perform other duties as assigned such as the following: Cleaning plant equipment and areas, changing light bulbs and fluorescent tubes, testing emergency equipment & maintaining intake and discharge pond water quality & level.  Change & add oil & filters.  Gather oil & lubrication samples.  Leak check pneumatic equipment.  Change CEM filters.  Blow back sensing lines.  Initiate manual CEM re-calibration. Adjust/replace equipment tension on chains and belts.  Replace shear pins.  Replace pressure gauges w/isolation valves or de-pressurized.  Rod sensing ports.  Blow back pulverizer & coal pipe taps.  Repair broken tubing & flex hoses on less than 300 psi systems. Non-weld leak repairs.  Unplug lines.  Open/close all vessels, access doors, inspection ports.  Change dust suppression bags.  Perform carpentry work.  Tighten packing & repack valves.  Change gaskets & perform other light duty maintenance


  • Must have a high school diploma or GED.
  • Successful completion of an Apprentice Maintenance Operator program incl. req'd course work/testing.

Additional Information

Req ID: 111216

Company Code:  PacifiCorp

Primary Location: KEMMERER

Department: Rocky Mountain Power

Schedule:  Rotating Shifts - FT

Personnel Subarea: Non-Exempt

Hiring Range: $34.06-$45.46


Benefits: Health care, retirement, paid time off, tuition assistance, paid short-term and long-term disability, paid bereavement leave. For more information, please visit:

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

At PacifiCorp, we celebrate diversity, equity and inclusion. PacifiCorp is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion or religious creed, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status (except as required by law), gender (including gender identity and expression), sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran or military status, familial or parental status, marital status or any other category protected by applicable local, state or U.S. federal law.

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

Nearest Major Market: Wyoming

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