Power Plant Mechanic

About SUEZ in North America

SUEZ in North America operates across all 50 states and Canada with 6,700 employees dedicated to environmental sustainability and smart and sustainable resource management. The company provides drinking water, wastewater and waste collection service to 6. 4 million people on a daily basis; treats over 600 million gallons of water and over 450 million gallons of wastewater each day; delivers water treatment and advanced network solutions to 16,000 industrial and municipal sites; processes 55,000 tons of waste for recycling; and rehabilitates and maintains water assets for more than 4,000 municipal and industrial customers. The company is a subsidiary of Paris-based SUEZ.


The incumbent is responsible for the maintenance and repair of diesel engines and power generating equipment of various size. This also includes all auxiliary equipment, to include pumps, blower etc. All buildings, wastewater treatment plant equipment and machines and machine tools. The incumbent will possess a working knowledge of electrical and control systems and have reached a high level of competency within a specific trade or discipline (e. g. welding, millwright, mechanics), but will have a functioning ability level in multiple areas. The incumbent will be responsible to guide and train less experienced personnel in areas of expertise.


Limited supervisory responsibility


  • High School diploma or equivalent required

Nature & Scope-Principal Areas of Responsibilities:

  • Repair and maintain pumps, valves, motors and other process equipment. Perform cold electrical connect and disconnects as part of the repair and maintenance functions. Installs electrical conduit and pulls and terminates low voltage wire connections.
  • Set up and proficiently operate machine tools to design, make and repair mechanisms and equipment, such as shafts, bushings, sleeves, gears, bearings and other related parts as assigned.
  • Fabricate parts and/or install, adjust, dismantle and reassemble machines and plant equipment
  • Set up and proficiently operate various tools including, but not limited to: lathes, contour saws, cutoff saws, hand/bench/surface grinders, milling machines, spray welders, gas welders and various hand tools and precision measuring instruments
  • Operate and use hoists, lifts, air hammers, masonry drills, grinders, welders and cutting equipment and other power and hand tools to safety accomplish assigned tasks
  • Perform welding functions on buildings and equipment in the treatment plant including repair and fabrication work
  • Study specifications such as blueprints, electrical schematics, line diagrams, sketches and/or descriptions of parts to be replaced, and plan sequence of operations
  • Perform preventative and corrective maintenance of plant equipment as assigned
  • Replenish parts and supplies using standard purchasing procedures. Maintain manual and/or computerized work orders and records as directed
  • Provide assistance and direction to less experienced Electro mechanics and/or assigned helpers
  • Responsible for inspecting and ensuring that all assigned projects completed by direct crews are completed fully and accurately
  • May provide support to other skilled trades employees
  • Responsible for general housekeeping of maintenance shop, job sites, work areas and other areas as assigned including, but not limited to sweeping, dusting, mapping, cleaning and paining as necessary to maintain areas to Company standards
  • Observes all on-the-job safety regulations
  • Other related tasks as assigned
  • This position description is intended for the purpose of position evaluation and salary positioning and is not a contract setting forth the full scope of employment. The employer retains the right to deviate from the description at its discretion, without notice.

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