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Gas/Diesel Mechanic EES -Temp Indefinite Tenure, Paducah

Posted: 01/12/2020

Gas & Diesel Mechanic - ESS - Temporary Indefinite Tenure - 509784
West Paducah, McCracken, KY (42086)
Number of openings: 1
Application closing date: 3/13/2020


Gas & Diesel Mechanic - ESS - Temporary Indefinite Tenure - 509784

Organization: Generation Projects & Fleet Services

Department: Shop Services

Location: West Paducah, KY

Posting Open: 1/13/2020

Posting Close: 1/20/2020 at 11:59pmEST

Grade / Salary: $85,980


Using prescribed maintenance and repair procedures, makes major and minor repairs and performs preventive maintenance to all types of equipment in approximately 48 different classes to include all highway equipment, excavation equipment, cranes from 7 to 1,000 tons, and the TVA floating fleet; also rebuilds engines, transmissions, and torque converters. Will rotate to other subassemblies or work stations as directed. Must be able to diagnose problems and make appropriate repairs. Pulls oils samples and maintains records of service work performed. Makes visual inspections of equipment while performing service work and performs repairs as needed. Orders supplies and materials that are needed for the preventive maintenance program.


Must be a journeyman mechanic capable of reading and interpreting work orders, verbal or written orders, schematic drawings, manufacturer’s specifications, and operators and maintenance manuals. Must also be capable of reading and interpreting parts manuals, filling out materials requisitions, and ordering parts and supplies for all assigned repairs and preventive maintenance.

Must have knowledge of and be capable of using special tools, such as, but not limited to, micrometers, dial indicators, valve grinders, and hydraulic and electric systems test equipment, etc.

Capability for a journeyman mechanic may be acquired through a formal apprenticeship program or corresponding experience related to this type of equipment.

Must be able to travel for an extended period of time and work overtime as needed.

Must be able to perform duties in all types of weather and conditions, including fly ash atmosphere. Must also be capable of working alone and at various heights.

Must be able to perform minor burning and welding repairs. Welding certification may be required.

S-5 physical examination is required. Must possess a current commercial driver’s license (Class A Preferred, Minimum Class B).

Must be able to fill out and maintain service records.

Must perform all duties in a safe and professional manner and abide by all safety rules and regulatory requirements. Must have OSHA 10 training.

Must have or be able to certify before employment on air brakes and Freon recovery system.

Applicants may be required to take a practical hands-on skill test and written evaluation examination.

Supervision Received

Works under the general supervision of the supervisor of the shop and/or field and under the direct supervision of the maintenance foreman or head foreman assigned to the job and performs preventive maintenance.

Supervision Over Others

Supervises the work performed by the mechanic helper, apprentices, and other crafts assigned to him/her.

TVA is an Equal Opportunity employer and complies with all applicable laws and regulations regarding equal employment opportunities. Any applicant or employee who believes s/he has a discrimination claim (including harassment or retaliation) must contact TVA’s Equal Opportunity Compliance office within 45 calendar days of the event or action s/he believes to constitute discrimination, harassment, or retaliation.

Drug-Free Workplace
All TVA Non-Nuclear employees are covered by TVA's Federal Drug-Free Workplace Program Plan, in accordance with Executive Order 12564, Public Law 100-71 and the Mandatory Guidelines for Federal Workplace Drug Testing. Information regarding the Drug Free Workplace Program can be found at . TVA Non-Nuclear employees in Testing Designated Positions, including those performing safety-sensitive duties are also subject to random drug testing. TVA Nuclear employees are subject to random alcohol and drug tests in accordance with 10 CFR Part 26 as mandated by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).

How to Claim Vet Preference

If you are a U.S. Military Veteran and would like to be considered a preference-eligible veteran for the purposes of your employment application to TVA, please take the necessary actions outlined in the application process. Please submit your military documents each time you apply for a position.

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