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Mechanic Certified Welder - (Local 127) Gillette, WY - #42090

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Date: Jan 5, 2019

Location: Wyodak, WY, US, 82716

Company: PacifiCorp

General Purpose

Union Power Plant Operations/Mining Careers


A Plant Mechanic/Certified Welder 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, pulverizes and piping systems.  Daily interfacing with basic thermodynamics, hydraulics and plant manual reading.  Task may include but not limited to connect, compression fittings, removal and replacement of thermocouple assemblies and minor operation of equipment.  Installation of structural, heavy pipe and pressure vessel welds. 


  • 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.

Certificates and Licenses:

  • Required to be MSHA qualified for when working in Coal Handling, required to receive all safety related training (i.e., lead based paint, pulmonary, hearing, etc.), and required to receive all environmental training associated with ISO 14001.Required to complete the Certified Welder Program and Mechanical Apprenticeship Program and/or equivalent training.

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

Req Id 42090 

Primary Location:   Gillette, WY

Department:  Wyodak Plant, Maintenance

Schedule:  Full-Time

Personnel Subarea: Non-Exempt

Hiring Range: 46.02


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: Wyoming

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