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EQUIPMENT TECHNICIAN (ALMA, WI)
The Equipment Technician is responsible to perform repairs and maintenance for Alma Site heavy equipment, heavy road vehicles, light road vehicles, grounds equipment, small off-road vehicles, and fixed equipment including ash processing equipment operation and maintenance.
The Impact You'll Make In This Role:
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: This list is developed to demonstrate the level of duties normally performed by this classification. The list is not an all-encompassing list of duties.
1. Actively support, promote, and lead safety initiatives. Follow all safety policies and procedures. Always work safe and report any unsafe work or work environments to management.
2. Perform skilled and complicated mechanical work on heavy equipment and heavy-duty truck equipment and related components in the time allotted with minimum supervision.
3. Possess knowledge of DPC safety rules and practices, proper use of personal protective equipment (PPE), fire protection systems and equipment and general good housekeeping practices.
4. Properly maintain mobile equipment per DOT regulations and maintain DOT records as required.
5. Perform mechanic tasks including, but not limited to, mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, and hydraulic troubleshooting and repair of site machinery.
6. Detect faults using diagnostic computers, gauges, and instruments in all machine systems including but not limited to electronic, hydraulic, power train, engine, and general machine performance. Occasional operation of the machine to assess repair needs may occur.
7. Conduct mechanical equipment preventative maintenance program. This shall include all Alma Site equipment (including ash processing equipment), vehicles, and heavy equipment. Create and maintain asset records related to tests, modifications, repairs, and preventative maintenance.
8. Operate heavy equipment and trucks in a safe and efficient manner.
9. Possess a working knowledge of computer systems and be able to quickly learn site software to complete maintenance requests.
10. Assist in maintaining an adequate and orderly mechanical spare parts and equipment inventory.
11. Have knowledge of the operation and maintenance of ash processing equipment.
12. Maintain a structural welding certification. (No welding adder pay).
13. Maintain a high degree of proficiency by attending training programs offered. Assist in the training of Equipment Technician Trainees and/or Indentured Apprentice Mechanics.
14. Be familiar with equipment vendor information files, reports, maintenance procedures, and other written materials. Work with OEM support as required on equipment issues.
15. Maintain a neat and orderly working area, and properly handle company tools.
16. Perform other duties historically performed by this classification and other related or comparable duties as assigned.
17. Possess knowledge of and ability to implement ash pit design.
Your Experience and Expertise:
Education & Experience: Associate degree in diesel & heavy equipment technician, automotive technician, or related program plus 2 years of relevant work experience. Must meet Equipment Technician Trainee position requirements. One year of Equipment Technician Trainee experience required. Must have mechanical ability to operate and maintain a wide variety of machines and vehicles.
Skills: Must be able to troubleshoot and repair equipment in compliance with DOT requirements. Must become knowledgeable in the application of the DPC accounting system. Must possess the ability to read and interpret blueprints/drawings, reference manuals/documents and safety manuals. Must demonstrate good problem-solving skills, mechanical aptitude, excellent communication skills -- both oral and written, good work habits, above average math, science, and English skills, the ability to read and interpret machine schematics, self-motivation, and a desire to perform at one's highest level. Proficiency with computers and aspects of Microsoft office desired.
Licenses and Certifications: Department of Transportation Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)
Class A with “tanker” endorsement required. Must meet the minimum brake inspector qualifications per DOT 396.25. Must pass DOT physical and maintain required licensing. Employee will be required to certify in structural steel welding and maintain welding qualifications as required. (No welding adder). Will be in random test pool.
Physical Demands: Sitting, standing, walking, lifting (frequently up to 80 lbs), pushing/pulling 100 pounds of force, crawling, twisting upper body, climbing hand-over-hand, bending, and using hand signals.
Environmental Demands: Works indoors and outdoors, occasionally in extreme heat or cold. Frequently works around mechanical, electrical hazards, dust, and chemicals.
Other Job Characteristics: Off-duty availability, emergency call-in. Occasionally interacts with contractors, vendors, and co-workers. Candidate must be able to work with moderate supervision. Employee must work in a team-oriented environment as well as work independently when required. Working conditions consist of a variably paced, variable pressure environment. Work overtime as required.
We are committed to providing our greatest asset, our People, with as many perks and benefits as possible. Some benefits of working with us include:
- Health & disability benefits (medical, dental, vision, short & long-term disability)
- Life insurance
- Generous 401(k) and Pension Plans
- Paid Time Off
- Robust Wellness Program
- New Flexible Work Program
- Tuition Reimbursement
- So much more!
Dairyland Power Cooperative is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.
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