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Company Name:
Skookum Contract Services
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
Bethesda, Maryland
United States
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
2 - 5 years
Education level:

Power Plant Mechanic

Power Plant Mechanic

Where: Poolesville, MD in support of NIH

Pay Rate: DOE Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, 401(k) and a robust wellness program


Responsible for carrying out the daily duties assigned by the Power Plant Supervisor to maintain the safe, proper and efficient operation of all plant equipment and systems.

Works under general supervision as a member of the Power Plant Department to perform repairs, removal and installation of equipment and components and preventive and corrective maintenance activities to maintain plant equipment in optimal working condition. Maintains and repairs Power Plant Machinery and assists with Steam Distribution repair work.

Required Skills, Competencies, Education and Experience:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Minimum of at least 3 years’ experience working in Power Plant as maintenance mechanic.
  • Works under minimal supervision to repair, service and maintain mechanical equipment at power plant and remote customer sites.
  • Performs preventative and or corrective mechanical maintenance on plant equipment, refrigeration equipment, and air handling distribution equipment including related terminal units.
  • Qualified to operate power plant and chill water plant as auxiliary operator.
  • Follows standard and established practices, refers to operation and service manuals to evaluate needed repairs, maintenance and parts.
  • Monitors, evaluates and troubleshoots condition of operating equipment, controls and safeties to insure continued safe operation and life cycle performance.
  • Prepares and assembles piping/valves systems including threading pipe, welding, brazing, soldering.
  • Reads prints, diagrams and drawings necessary to perform maintenance and parts replacement; uses micrometers, dial gauges, strain gauges, etc. to take close tolerance measurements.
  • Complies with all site and corporate safety rules and procedures. Responsible for following plant safety procedures, guidelines and rules as job functions are performed and reporting any unsafe condition or act to the Maintenance Supervisor.
  • Responsible for knowing and following the plant environmental procedures and reporting any environmental conditions or acts to the Maintenance Supervisor.
  • Must currently hold and maintain a valid state Driver License. Must be able to obtain and maintain coverage by Skookum’s insurance carrier.
  • Must have a CFC refrigeration certification.
  • Must have the ability to acquire Security Clearances as required.