Position Summary: Inspect, maintain and repair power plant machinery and mechanical equipment. Make serviceable repair or replacement parts by operating machine tools and related equipment. Overhaul turbines, generators, boilers, high pressure pumps, and auxiliary equipment at assigned plants. Maintain necessary tools, materials and supplies on hand to make repairs. Troubleshoot equipment and mechanical systems, diagnose problems, and make required repairs. Perform other duties as required.
Tasks, Duties and Responsibilities: Check operation of mechanical equipment in assigned plant such as, turbine, pumps, fans, compressors and miscellaneous mechanical equipment. Use manufacturer's instruction manuals and engineering drawings for detailed equipment maintenance operations. Assist with conducting performance tests on individual plant mechanical equipment comparing with design data.
Operate lathes and other shop tools to produce precision new and replacement parts, and operate gas and arc welding equipment. Conduct high pressure boiler maintenance and repairs, welding, refractory, fuel supply systems, fans, air heaters, safety valves, drain valves piping, and more. Conduct turbine generator inspection and maintenance to include high pressure steam valves, bearings, blading, hydraulic control system, lube oil system and hydrogen system. Perform machining, welding, piping, close tolerance adjustments, and more. Check mechanical maintenance materials, supplies and tools for availability and prepare requisitions for replacements as required. Prepare maintenance records and report detailed maintenance work.
Education and Experience Requirements: High School Diploma or equivalent certificate plus Associate’s degree in a related field or equivalent military or technical school training; OR Minimum of 2 years of mechanical maintenance work experience in a power plant (preferred), water treatment facility, natural gas facility, or industrial facility
Physical and Environmental Requirements: Requires working inside and outside of an electric generating plant in varying weather conditions and temperature extremes with extreme ranges of humidity and dryness. Requires working in areas of constant high noise and vibration levels. Requires lifting, pushing pulling or carrying of weights equal to 50 pounds or more. Requires climbing ladders and stairs. Requires kneeling, crawling, bending or twisting while lifting arms above shoulders and stooping for extended periods of time, in order to accomplish duties while grasping, pulling or pushing objects or manipulating tools. Requires wearing personal safety equipment. May require working in confined spaces and at heights. Requires hearing within normal range, hearing aids are permitted. Requires vision within normal range, corrective lenses are permitted. Must be able to respond within 45 minutes to the plant facility. Be available for scheduled overtime during outages, and 24-hour on call and emergency response. Must possess a valid driver’s license.
Organized in 1941, Brazos Electric was the first cooperative formed in Texas for the purpose of generating and supplying electrical power. Today, it is the largest generation and transmission cooperative in Texas. At Brazos Electric Cooperative, our mission is to provide valued service to our members and customers by generating, procuring, and transmitting reliable power at the lowest cost. The members, customers, and employees are Brazos Electric Cooperative's most valued assets.
Brazos Electric provides competitive pay and excellent benefits including a 401(k) plan and group insurance benefits. The job duties listed are not intended to describe fully the position’s requirements or essential functions, which are subject to change.
Brazos Electric Power Cooperative, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other legally protected status.