Maintenance Mechanic

  • Job Tracking ID: 512238-659276
  • Job Location: Hobbs, NM
  • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
  • Level of Education: High School/GED
  • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
  • Date Updated: December 10, 2018
  • Years of Experience: 5 - 7 Years
  • Starting Date: ASAP

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Job Description:

Purpose of Job

Under the general direction of the O&M Supervisor, the Maintenance Mechanic Technician will perform maintenance, repairs and modifications to the plants rotating equipment, associated devices and other power plant equipment. The Maintenance Mechanic Technician will provide expertise to maintenance and operations personnel in the operation and maintenance of these same systems.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Tests, maintains and/or troubleshoots (with appropriate test equipment) rotating equipment and associated devices utilizing schematics, vendor manuals and procedures.
  • Provides accurate detailed work history for reporting, data inputting and archiving.
  • Evaluates and recommends equipment and techniques to cost effectively improve plant and maintenance department reliability//efficiency.
  • Participates in the development of standard operating procedures for routine functions and provide training to other technicians.
  • Participates in the development of preventive and predictive maintenance procedures for maintaining system hardware.
  • Responsible for the safe operation of company owned vehicles.
  • Participates in a rotating night/weekend call-out program & periodically works scheduled and unscheduled night and weekend assignments.
  • Periodically work in adverse conditions such as rainy, hot/humid and cold weather conditions.
  • Other duties as directed by Supervision.
  • Participates in and implements safety programs to minimize personnel injury and property loss.
  • Participate and complete the Maintenance Qualification Program requirements.
  • Works occasionally on assignments at facilities other than their own, including outside of the Lea County area.

Supervisory Responsibility

  • The Maintenance Mechanic Technician may be called upon to direct contract labor or coordinate plant maintenance personnel during specific maintenance outage situations. Additionally, the Maintenance Mechanic Technician may be asked to act as a group leader for coordination and communication of specific outage activities.

Experience and Skills:

Experience & Education

  • A high school diploma, or equivalent is required. A minimum of five years’ combined experience installing, maintaining, and troubleshooting rotating equipment and associated devices in an industrial setting, or the completion of a recognized apprenticeship program is preferred. Other skills required include knowledge of computer systems and software as well as a knowledge of Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS), predictive test equipment usage, common and special tools, safety and good mechanical maintenance practices and techniques.


  • Driving on company business is a requirement of this position and as such, the incumbent shall have and maintain a valid New Mexico driver’s license.
  • Overnight and short-term travel on company business is an expected part of this position.
  • Requires wearing personal protective safety equipment (respirators, safety glasses, hard hat, appropriate footwear, ear plugs, etc.)
  • Participate in company respiratory program.
  • Performs repetitive and non-repetitive physical duties requiring lifting, pushing, pulling, stretching, bending, climbing, working in awkward positions and lifting of up to 50 lbs.