Journeyman Machinist

Northwestern Energy Butte , MT 59701

Posted 2 months ago



POSTING DATES: October 29, 2020 through November 12, 2020


Journeyman Machinist


Transmission - Fleet

Work Location

Butte, MT


IBEW 44 Rate $35.89

Employment Status

Regular Full-time

Employment Physical


Drug Test


Background Check


Relocation Benefit



The Machinist maintains and repairs mechanical, electrical, and hydraulic systems on cars, trucks, and other motorized equipment.


  • All NorthWestern Energy employees are required to adhere to company safety standards and the Code of Business Conduct & Ethics

  • Ensure all actions are consistent with NorthWestern Energy's values, mission, and strategic business objectives

  • Maintain and repair mechanical, electrical, and hydraulic systems on vehicles, heavy equipment, derricks, booms, augers, PTO's, and other machinery

  • Maintain and repair vehicle engines and drive trains

  • Fabricate tools and parts as needed

  • Order parts, scan invoices, and complete other computer or paperwork related tasks

  • Install and repair electrical accessories and wiring

  • Perform preventive maintenance in direct repair or outsourcing

  • Assume full responsibility for emergency repairs

  • Complete work to minimize out of service time of any piece of equipment

  • Provide delivery services of vehicle to vendors and interacting with multiple vendors daily

  • Perform all work as requested by supervisor

  • Work overtime including evenings and weekends in response to acute service needs

  • Travel away from home area and stay overnight up to three nights per week on occasion

  • Lift up to 35 pounds frequently and up to 70 pounds occasionally


  • These functions may be considered essential based on location and other factors.

  • Drive to installation locations*

  • Organize equipment and perform regular and preventative maintenance*


  • Demonstrate and maintain a good safety record

  • Minimum of two years technical training from a college or trade school or 3 years of maintenance experience in the operations area

  • Valid driver's license and satisfactory driving record; valid commercial driver's license or willingness to obtain


When considering applicants for this position, the selection process will take into consideration the needs of NorthWestern, including such factors as reorganization requirements, diversity opportunities, relocation requirements, employee development and job succession. If any of the preceding language conflicts with the applicable bargaining unit agreements, the bargaining unit agreement will prevail.


External applicants should apply online at Internal applicants should apply online at iConnect. In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act, should you have a disability that requires assistance and/or reasonable accommodation with the job application process, please contact the Human Resources department via phone at 1-800-245-6977, or via email at

NorthWestern Energy

Human Resources Department Job #3168

3010 West 69th Street

Sioux Falls, SD 57108

We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other protected class in accordance with applicable federal or state laws and statutes.

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