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Utilities Mechanic – Steam Turbine

Rochester, NY

Utilities Mechanic – Steam Turbine

Rate of Pay:  $29.00/hr to $40.00/hr


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®).
  • Supervise (if Vendor lead), Lead and/or Complete (If RED-Roc lead) any assigned equipment Overhaul,  Upgrade or Modernization Activities to related Equipment competencies listed below.
  • 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 (up to 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
  • 10 years of applicable utilities 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:

  • 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
  • Aspects of your job may include possible exposure to Hazardous Materials, such as Asbestos, Lead paint, and other chemicals or waste products. All required PPE and safety training will be provided to eliminate associated risks.


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


Employee DOES: (67-100%) Continuous (34-66%) Frequent (4-33%) Occasional (1-3%) Seldom ( 0%)      Never
Simple Grasping X
Gripping with Force X
Fine Manipulation X
Pushing X
Pulling X
Bending X
Kneeling X
Twisting/Turning X
Climbing X
Carrying X
Sitting X
Walking X
Standing X
Working above shoulder level X