Field Maintenance Field Technician I-V (DOT-PHMSA) (4 Positions)
Basin Electric Power Cooperative
Location: Beulah, North Dakota
Type: Full Time
This position is responsible to maintain plant equipment for the Process Operations section, supporting production.
Qualifications: To perform effectively in this position, the incumbent must have a mechanical aptitude; the ability to read, write, and perform basic arithmetic; and the ability to follow instructions at a level acquired through the completion of a two-year degree in mechanical maintenance; or a high school diploma or equivalent (GED or HSED) and two years of experience in mechanical maintenance, such as welding, pump or valve repair, auto/diesel mechanics, or machining. The incumbent must have the ability and willingness to learn safe, efficient work, and equipment operating practices and procedures through classroom and/or on-the-job training. The incumbent must possess a valid driver’s license. Operation of company vehicle on and off plant site is required. The incumbent may be required to perform pipe fitting and, if so, is required to be socket weld certified per ASME section IX on carbon and stainless steels all diameters in the following welding processes: Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) & Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW). This is a Department of Transportation (DOT) (PHMSA) qualified position.
Typical Physical/Mental/Environmental Demands: Requires constant hand coordination/pinch, standing, and walking; frequent balancing; occasional lifting and carrying up to 35 pounds (50 pounds rarely), pushing and pulling up to 120 pounds, hand grip up to 75 pounds, sitting, bending, reaching, low level activity (crawling in confined spaces), elevated activity, climbing. Requires continuous use of tools and occasional turning of valves and use of foot controls. Approximately 50% of the incumbent’s shift is spent outdoors. Occasionally requires working at heights from 10 to 250 feet, which requires the use of safety equipment, including a harness, in accordance with ANSI Z359 standards, and in high climbing areas on grating, ladders, scaffolding, manbaskets and other areas requiring use of safety equipment. Continuously exposed to noise; frequently exposed to dirt, dust, fumes, chemicals, and extreme heat and cold; and occasionally exposed to vibration, poor ventilation and confined areas such as inside vessels, heaters, tanks, and trenches. Incumbents are required to wear dust masks, respirators and full face Scott Air Paks when necessary. Field Maintenance employees will normally work 8-hour days, but will be required to work rotating shifts as needed. Requires good finger dexterity, good binocular vision, good color vision and hearing, and the ability to speak. Must have the ability to perform close work, communicate effectively with others, present information in a clear, concise manner and follow verbal and written instructions. The incumbent must be able to operate a motor vehicle.