LCRA Energy Services Mechanic I/II/Sr in Bastrop, Texas

*This position is for LCRA’s Hilbig Gas Storage Facility located south of Bastrop TX. The incumbent will need to have some knowledge of gas storage facilities, gas/oil wells, operations and maintenance of electric driven and natural gas driven gas compressors along with the normal components such as separators, dehydrators and contactors of a gas storage facility. The maintenance staff at this facility normally works a 4 day shift Monday – Thursday, 10.5 hours per day. The job posting is for an Energy Services Mechanic I through Sr. depending on the candidates qualifications.

Energy Services Mechanic I

At an entry level, performs mechanical maintenance tasks in an energy services environment. This position develops competence by performing structured work assignments and receives instruction, guidance and direction from supervisor, manager and/or more experienced colleagues.

  • Assists in the installation, removal, inspection, repair, testing, adjustment, alignment and installation of mechanical equipment related to assigned work area, including high-voltage equipment.

  • Assists with welding, fiberglass piping repair, pipe cutting and pipe fitting.

  • Assists in performing necessary operational and diagnostic tests. Records test results. Assists with development and summary of test results in reports.

  • Observes and inspects equipment and structures to detect potential routine electrical issues (e.g., patrol of transmission lines).

  • Operates handheld manual tools and power tools in performing mechanical tasks.

  • Transports and learns to operate heavy equipment (e.g., backhoe, dump truck, small excavator and large excavator) in performing repair and maintenance tasks.

  • Prepares equipment and material for daily projects.

  • Participates in training to gain greater knowledge of procedures, tools, and equipment operation pertinent to assigned work area. Learns to read blueprints, diagrams, schematics, manuals, parts lists, etc.

  • Assists and/or directs lower level employees (such as helpers and temporary workers) in the practice of safe and proper use of tools and equipment.

  • For employees assigned to Transmission Services, learns to transport and operate aerial bucket equipment (e.g., man lifts, jib lifts and bucket trucks) and cranes (e.g., mobile cranes and facility cranes).

Energy Services Mechanic II

At an intermediate level, performs mechanical maintenance in an energy services environment including troubleshooting and repair of mechanical equipment, mechanical and/or machine shop repair, welding, and remanufacturing of parts and equipment. This position utilizes knowledge and experience in own discipline but is still building higher-level knowledge and skills. Receives a moderate level of guidance and direction from supervisor, manager and/or more experienced colleagues.

  • Installs, removes, inspects, repairs, tests, adjusts, and aligns mechanical equipment, including air compressors, heat exchangers, gear reducers, valves, pumps, and fans. Dismantles and reassembles turbine generators, coal handling systems, and/or rail cars as required for assigned work area. Inspects, repairs and maintains aerial platform equipment, cranes, and off-road construction equipment as required for assigned work area.

  • Performs welding on various types of piping and/or structures as required and certified to conduct. Makes repairs to fiberglass piping. Performs fabrication tasks such as cutting, welding, and fitting. Performs sandblasting and painting operations. Erects scaffolding. Performs excavations in accordance with OSHA guidelines. Performs confined space entries as required.

  • Reads blueprints, consults manuals, parts lists, etc., to assist in performing work; keeps drawings and schematics up to date and accurate.

  • Assists electrical and controls personnel in performing various tasks. Performs bearing work, friction and anti-friction, on various equipment (turbine-generator; large boiler air fans, pumps, etc.).

  • Operates handheld manual tools and power tools (e.g., rock saws and cut-off saws) in performing repair and maintenance tasks.

  • Operates and transports heavy equipment (e.g., backhoe, dump truck, small excavator and large excavator) in performing repair and maintenance tasks.

  • For employees assigned to Transmission Services, transports and operates aerial bucket equipment (e.g., man lifts, jib lifts and bucket trucks) and cranes (e.g., mobile cranes and facility cranes).

Energy Services Mechanic Sr

At a senior level, performs mechanical maintenance in an energy services environment including troubleshooting and repair of mechanical equipment, mechanical and/or machine shop repair, welding, and remanufacturing of parts and equipment. This position utilizes in-depth knowledge of best practices and experience in own discipline to provide and improve services. Takes a new perspective to solve complex problems. Works independently and receives minimal guidance. Acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience; may direct the work of other staff members.

  • Installs, removes, inspects, repairs, tests, adjusts, and aligns mechanical equipment, including air compressors, heat exchangers, gear reducers, valves, pumps, and fans. Dismantles and reassembles turbine generators, coal handling systems, and/or rail cars as required for assigned work area. Inspects, repairs and maintains aerial platform equipment, cranes, and off-road construction equipment as required for assigned work area.

  • Performs welding on various types of piping and/or structures as required and certified to conduct. Makes repairs to fiberglass piping. Performs fabrication tasks such as cutting, welding, and fitting. Performs sandblasting and painting operations. Erects scaffolding. Performs excavations in accordance with OSHA guidelines. Performs confined space entries as required.

  • Reads blueprints, consults manuals, parts lists, etc., to assist in performing work; keeps drawings and schematics up to date and accurate.

  • Assists electrical and controls personnel in performing various tasks. Performs bearing work, friction and anti-friction, on various equipment (turbine-generator; large boiler air fans, pumps, etc.).

  • Designs modifications to improve equipment safety and/or efficiency with engineering approval. May coordinate jobs with engineers, project managers, and supervisors. Provides quality control of outside contractors. Provides input to management on budget items.

  • Performs planning and scheduling of work (checking parts availability, equipment availability, and manpower). May provide guidance to maintenance crews periodically.

  • Operates handheld manual tools and power tools (e.g., rock saws and cut-off saws) in performing repair and maintenance tasks.

  • Operates and transports heavy equipment (e.g., backhoe, dump truck, small excavator and large excavator) in performing repair and maintenance tasks.

  • Provides day-to-day guidance and direction to less-experienced team members.

  • For employees assigned to Transmission Services, transports and operates aerial bucket equipment (e.g., man lifts, jib lifts and bucket trucks) and cranes (e.g., mobile cranes and facility cranes).

This general overview only includes essential functions of the job and does not imply that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instruction and to perform any other job-related duties requested by supervisor or management.

Energy Services Mechanic I

Zero or more years of experience in maintenance and/or repair of mechanical equipment in an energy services environment.

Energy Services Mechanic II

Two or more years of experience in maintenance and/or repair of mechanical equipment in an energy services environment. A degree(s) in mechanical or industrial maintenance, instrumentation, controls or relevant field may be substituted per LCRA guidelines for certain years of experience.

Successful completion through Level II of the mechanic curriculum of the Power Plants’ Craft Qualification Program substitutes for two years of experience.

Energy Services Mechanic Sr

Four or more years of experience in maintenance and/or repair of mechanical equipment in an energy services environment. A degree(s) in mechanical or industrial maintenance, instrumentation, controls or relevant field may be substituted per LCRA guidelines for certain years of experience.

Successful completion through Level III of the mechanic curriculum of the Power Plants’ Craft Qualification Program substitutes for four years of experience.

Driver's license required for incumbents assigned to the dam & hydro function.

Apply By Date: 1/1/1900

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