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Utilities Mechanic – Steam Turbine

Rochester, NY

Job Title:                    Utilities Mechanic – Steam Turbine

Reports To:                Maintenance Supervisor (Steam Team)

Shift Assignment:      Day Shift (M-F 05:00AM – 01:30PM) with after-hours requirements

FLSA:                          Hourly, Non-Exempt

Pay Band:                  Non-Exempt Band 2


Job Description

Summary:  Responsible for maintenance and repairs of industrial mechanical equipment associated with Steam & Electric utilities generation across Eastman Business Park for Red-Rochester, LLC.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintain Clear and Consistent Communication relating to the current status, performance and needs of your assigned location with RED-Rochester team supervisor, maintenance planner and operations staff. Ensure all RED-Rochester customer communicated concerns are immediately communicated and appropriately responded to.
  • Assists Maintenance Planner to develop standard preventive maintenance routines to ensure maximum equipment uptime and lifespan is attained for all responsible systems.
  • Assists Maintenance Planner to develop corrective (repair) maintenance job plans as needed to ensure all equipment repairs are completed in a timely basis to maintain all system redundancies for optimum emergency performance.
  • Coordinates with Maintenance Planner, all shutdown planning (routine & emergency) for the execution of maintenance activities to include Customer end-user notifications.
  • Complete all planned maintenance routines for assigned locations, documenting all actions within the RED-Rochester work order management system (MAXIMO®).
  • Complete all assigned corrective maintenance actions, documenting all actions within the RED-Rochester work order management system (MAXIMO®).
  • Assist with any Plant Overhaul, Upgrade or Modernization Activities being completed within assigned locations.
  • Supervise any outside Contractor executing work within your assigned work location to ensure compliance with RED-Rochester safety policies and that the RED-Rochester standards for workmanship are maintained.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of Health, Safety and Environmental Plans related to assigned locations.
  • Work, as needed within the larger team structure for Red-Rochester major emergencies or catastrophic failures.
  • Use of hoists, pulleys, dollies, rollers, trucks, overhead cranes and rigging, lathes, & shop equipment.
  • Potential to work with equipment such as boom lifts, scissor lifts, forklifts and power walkies

Equipment Competencies, but not limited to:

  • All sizes of Pumps from single stage low pressure centrifugal to multi-stage high-pressure (up to and beyond 2000PSI).
  • Main Plant Multi-Stage Air Compressors (>5000scfm).
  • Steam Turbines (5-1400PSI) to drive all styles of utilities generation rotating equipment.
  • Gas Turbines (upto 35,000 sHP) – future
  • Equipment auxiliary systems such as: Lube oil lubrication, Fuel oil, Fuel Gas, Hydrogen cooling, Hydraulic oil, Speed control & governing, Various cooling water and Storage systems.

Soft skills Competencies:  

  • Excellent and Clear Communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently or within a team environment.
  • Demonstrated Mechanical aptitude and abilities
  • Demonstrated Electrical aptitude and abilities
  • Demonstrated conceptual and practical trouble shooting skills
  • Ability to follow procedures, work instructions and safety/environmental regulations
  • Ability to read and understand prints and drawings that pertain to all systems

Education and/or Experience:

  • High school diploma/GED
  • 5 years of applicable utilizes mechanic or millwork experience (or comparable Military Service experience within defined trade).
  • Applicable Associates or Bachelor’s degree preferred, but not required.

Qualifications or Licenses:

  • Enter and Register into an Apprentice Agreement (Form AT-10) with the NYS Department of Labor for the Plant Maintenance – Millwright trade [DOT code: 638.281-018], within 60 days.
  • Register and actively participate in a RED-Rochester Sponsored 4-Year Apprenticeship Training Program [Penn Foster College – Online or Comparable] within 60 days. For experienced candidates there may be an opportunity to test out of sections of the training path.
  • Must obtain required safety operator licenses, as needed for fork truck, man lift and scissor lift within 12 months (Employer Provided)
  • Immediately obtain OSHA 10hr certification.
  • Must obtain OSHA 30hr certification within 12 months.
  • Must have an unencumbered valid NYS drivers’ license

Work Environment

  • Industrial environment/power plant/treatment plant atmosphere
  • Working outside in all weather conditions from street level to roof tops.
  • Possibility of temperatures ranging from extreme cold to over 100 degrees.
  • Work will take place in chemical areas, noisy areas and areas that may be very dirty

Physical Demands

  • Position requires strenuous effort, climbing, stair climbing, and crawling to accomplish equipment isolation and movement of material
  • Lifting and carrying of a variety of equipment weighing up to 50 lbs is sometimes necessary