Millwright, Heavy Overhaul Mechanic
Posted on Apr 11, 2019 by Central Arizona Project
The Millwright Mechanic performs as a mechanical multi-craft journeymen with local pumping plant operations responsibility in a heavy industrial hydroelectric environment consisting of up to 60,000 horsepower vertical, synchronous pumping units and supporting auxiliary equipment such as: control valves (up to 132-inch), compressors, bridge cranes, governors, heat exchangers, strainers, trash rakes, radial gates, piping and hydraulic systems. Performs preventative maintenance, repair, and overhaul of electro-mechanical equipment, demonstrating journeyman-level skills proficiency in: precision alignment, machining, welding, fabrication, pipefitting, rigging and crane operations. Understands and possessed the skills necessary to locally operate, configure, isolate, troubleshoot and return to service the pumping plant or other related facilities and systems. Performs switching operations and holds clearance orders to provide safe working boundaries or zones of equipment isolation from sources of hazardous energy. Position Responsibilities CAP EMPLOYEE SUCCESS FACTORS: All employees are personally responsible for workplace safety, reliable attendance, and engaging in collaborative team efforts. Employees are expected to foster an environment of mutual respect, integrity and inclusiveness.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS & RESPONSIBILITIES (Essential Functions are not intended to be an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, duties and tasks. They are basic job duties that an employee holding the position must be able to perform with or without reasonable accommodation.)
Install, maintain, test, troubleshoot, repair, service, align, and operate turbine generator units, auxiliary equipment, and large civil infrastructure associated with hydroelectric pumping and power generating station facilities. Verify and hold clearances. Write and perform switching orders and issue tag outs within area of responsibility. Install, modify and repair various piping types and systems. Perform preventative and corrective maintenance to equipment such as large turbines, pumps, diesel generators and hydraulic systems. Monitor, control and locally operate pumping plants and hydroelectric generating stations and associated equipment. Inform remote control room operators and supervisors of the status of operating equipment.Test, troubleshoot and observe operations and repair malfunctions or failures and out-of-tolerance performance of electrical and/or mechanical equipment. Set up and operate machine tools to repair and/or reproduce parts and fittings, working from manuals, diagrams, schematic drawings, blueprints and/or reverse engineering. Utilize Computerized Maintenance Management System and other computer programs for maintenance tasks to document equipment condition, test results, and repairs. Respond to and evaluate plant emergencies and maintain regulatory water flow requirements. Fabricate, modify, shape and repair metal equipment parts using a variety of metal working machines and welding methods. Perform all types of welding, burning, soldering and brazing, and is knowledgeable of AWS and ASME codes and requirements. Perform complex rigging and crane operations. Safely operate overhead cranes and hoists using proper signaling and identify the proper rigging requirements.
Specific Millwright Mechanic Assignments
Heavy OverhaulResponsible for the heavy overhaul including assembly and disassembly, precision alignment and commissioning of major equipment, troubleshooting and repair of industrial mechanical equipment.Performs overhauls, installations and modifications of plant equipment and systems including synchronous motors, large pumps, hydroelectric turbines, radial gates and hoists, slide gates and hydraulic operator systems.While these positions report to a centralized location, most work assignments are located across the entire Central Arizona Project system as needs dictate.Extensive overnight travel is required throughout the work week. Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities 1. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIRED SKILLS
Education, Knowledge, Training, Skills and Experience: High school diploma or equivalent. Completed state or federal certified mechanical apprenticeship; or have an equivalent combination of education, experience and demonstrated ability. Three (3) years journeyman-level work experience in an industrial mechanical environment with technical and specialized knowledge; or completion of the CAP mechanical apprenticeship program (or other apprenticeship deemed comparable to CAP apprenticeship by management). Possess a strong working knowledge of hydraulic systems and controls and the ability to troubleshoot. Is highly proficient in the safe use of proper tools and equipment for precision measuring and testing, fabricating, calibrating, reconditioning, maintaining, and repairing in an industrial mechanical environment. Knowledgeable of industrial safety requirements including hazardous energy control protocols. Computer usage and data entry skills.
Required Certifications or Licenses: Must have a valid driver's license and maintain a good driving record. Functional testing is required.
Preferred Certifications or Licenses: Welding certification.
2. CRITICAL THINKING AND DECISION MAKING
Independence: Works under the direction of a supervisor, however, because of remote locations, must be able to make independent decisions based on established technical procedures, assuring safety and quality of work. Coordinates with others to complete specific tasks. Demonstrates problem-solving abilities. Investigates and interprets system and equipment deficiencies and determines corrective action.
Impact: Decisions could cause immediate impact to the flow of CAP water.
3. INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATIONS AND CONTACTS
Type: Serves as an integral member of a highly-skilled work team, displaying interpersonal and communication skills. Contacts are typically within the maintenance organization and may include occasional outside contacts, e.g., vendors, manufacturers, part suppliers, etc.
Purpose: The purpose of the interaction is to safely complete specific tasks and ensure all plant equipment is mechanically sound and operating efficiently.
4. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY
May provide functional direction and/or training to other plant personnel, e.g., apprentices. Supplemental Information WORKING CONDITIONS
The physical demands and work environment described herein is representative of that which persons in this position will encounter while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.
Physical Demands: Essential to this position is corrected or non-corrected vision. Example: must be able to see, read and interpret handwritten and printed documents, correspondence, manuals, office documents, computer screen, etc., including seeing various colors. Must be able to see to operate work equipment.
Also essential to this position is corrected or non-corrected hearing, which is necessary for the ability to hear and comprehend voice communications, as well as the ability to speak to communicate to individuals on the job. Must be able to hear to operate work equipment.
Essential job requirements involve one or more of a combination of physical movements such as standing, walking, kneeling, reaching, climbing, bending, crawling, stooping, twisting, squatting, pushing and pulling; lifts, carries, pushes and pulls objects up to 50 pounds; grasping and manipulation of work objects.
Persons in this position must have the ability to see and to hear in order to drive a CAP vehicle on improved and unimproved roads. In addition, they must assure that road safety laws and road safety precautions are followed.
Operating a vehicle for CAP business is an essential function of the job. Persons in this position must maintain a valid driver's license, verified by a periodic motor vehicle record check, in order to drive any vehicle on CAP business.
The person in this position may work in confined spaces from time to time.
Work Environment: Persons in this position may work in a pumping plant, along the canal, and/or inside CAP structures. The pumping plants and office structures are heated and cooled. Persons in this position drive vehicles or equipment on improved and unimproved roadways. Outside working conditions are dependent on the weather, which involves extreme heat in the summer (temperatures over 100 degrees) and cold in the winter (temperatures below freezing). Some work activities are performed inside of CAP structures that are non-heated and non-air-conditioned. Noise levels are generally minimal, however, they can be excessive for brief periods of time. The person in this position moves about using various conveyances such as an elevator, stairway, walk ramp and/or overhead crane. From time to time persons in this position are required to work at heights off the ground or floor ranging from 5 to 25 feet, using ladders, scaffolding and/or hoist chairs. Occasionally works indoors in either a single-level or upper-level structured office building which is heated and air-conditioned. Persons in this position work in the field having to walk up and down extremely rough terrain..... click apply for full job details