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Hydroelectric Mechanic (Deu-Nw)

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Department Of The Interior Parker Dam , CA 92267

Posted 2 months ago

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Reclamation is seeking a tradesworker looking for an opportunity to capitalize on his/her expertise as a Plant Mechanic. Responsibilities include performing a variety of journeyman lay-out, alignment, overhaul, maintenance, installation and repair tasks for Parker Dam.

LOCATION: Lower Colorado Region, Lower Colorado Dams Office (LCDO), Parker Dam Field Division, Parker Dam Mechanical Group, Parker, California. For living conditions visit:

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Performs work involved in maintaining, testing, and repairing all equipment in a hydroelectric powerplant and pumping stations.

Overhauls, repairs, evaluates, and performance tests turbines, generators, motors, air compressors, pumps, pressure regulators, eductors, valves, pipes, penstocks, intakes, spillways, diversion dam, and wasteway gates including appurtenant mechanical controls.

Operates the powerplant Domestic Water Treatment Facility to include operation, testing of domestic drinking water, and obtaining grab samples for testing.

Monitors lab sensitive equipment and calibration of the equipment as well as the repair of mechanical controls, dismantling, reconstructing and fabricating parts as needed for the daily operation of the facility.

Operates heavy equipment to include mobile cranes, backhoes, boom trucks, dump trucks, tractors, and forklifts. Performs welding tasks using gas welding equipment or electric welding equipment.

Operates overhead, mobile, gantry and jib cranes and performs rigging incidental to lifting, moving, dismantling, assembling, overhauling, and/or repairing hydroelectric powerplant and pumping plant machinery and related equipment.

Uses technical drawings, specifications, and records to fill out required forms such as job hazard analysis, work plants, and special permits.

Plans work sequences, selecting tools, and materials needed to complete assignments.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential

  • Job family (Series)
    5352 Industrial Equipment Mechanic

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HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship or National;

  • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation;

  • You must apply online to be considered for this position;

  • You must pass a pre-employment physical; and

  • You must possess a valid state driver's license.

  • Resume must reflect required experience - see qualifications.

You must meet all qualification requirements, including any selective factors, by the closing date of this announcement.

This position requires the selectee to obtain a California Water Treatment license within one year of placement into the position.


This position requires a fully skilled Plant Mechanic or Machinist with skill in at least two of the following trades: Welder, Pipefitter/Plumber, Millwright, Crane Operator/Rigger. If your resume does not clearly reflect this experience, your application will be marked as ineligible.

Minimum qualifications for trades and labor positions are determined by evaluation of Job Elements. You must meet at least 2 points on the screen-out element identified below and obtain an average of at least 2 points on all of the job elements in order to be considered qualified for this position.

Job Elements:

  1. Ability to do the work of the position without more than normal supervision. (Screen-out)
  2. Knowledge of equipment assembly, installation and repair.
  3. Technical Practices
  4. Ability to interpret instructions, specifications, etc.
  5. Ability to use and maintain tools and equipment.
  6. Knowledge of Materials.
  7. Trouble Shooting.


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Hydroelectric Mechanic (Deu-Nw)

Expired Job

Department Of The Interior