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Mechanic III


Brownville, NE, US, 68321-0098

Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) has an immediate opening for two Mechanic III positions located at Cooper Nuclear Station in Brownville.  Position closes December 7, 2021 at 11:59 Central Time. 

This position will report to the Mechanical Maintenance Supervisor.

Position Summary

Perform mechanical maintenance activities on both non-safety and safety-related components by performance of preventative maintenance, predictive maintenance, and planned and unplanned corrective maintenance to ensure safe and reliable operation of Cooper Nuclear Station. Be available when required to ensure an adequate pool of manpower to correct plant problems.

This position will be assigned to a position within the Emergency Response Organization (ERO) that requires response to the station when an emergency is declared. Assignment to one of these positions and a condition of continued employment will be the ability to arrive at the station to perform ERO responsibilities within 45 minutes of notification of an emergency.

Education, Training and Experience

All Mechanics must be recommended based on the Power Plant Maintenance Positions Selection system (MASS) results.

Two-year Associates Degree in mechanical discipline or related field, or equivalent military training


High School diploma/GED and a minimum of 4 years of experience as a mechanic or related equivalent in an industrial setting; or successful completion of a mechanical apprentice program

Experience in a nuclear facility is preferred. Experience as a UST Technician (Fire-Brigade) will be considered relevant experience and count towards the minimum years of experience required.


Licenses and/or Certifications


Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Participate in Maintenance Training Programs as required to achieve and demonstrate knowledge and skills required to progress to Mechanic I.

Support plant maintenance and operations activities through operation of heavy equipment as required during all modes of plant operation, including rigging, loading, unloading, and transfer of special nuclear material, performing corrective and preventive maintenance on station equipment and station vehicles, and working shift work in support of maintenance activities as required.

Perform investigations of failures and deficiencies on plant equipment with engineers, department and shop supervisors, and vendors in order to correct problems and improve the reliability of station equipment.


Accountable for other duties as assigned.

Core Competencies

Customer Focus
Employees & Teamwork/Diversity & Inclusion
Public Service/Environmental Stewardship

Salary Information - Nebraska Public Power District offers a competitive starting salary with opportunities for growth. 

Pay Grade - 10 Hourly

Typical Pay Grade Starting Salary Range: $ 25.52  - $ 31.90

Travel Required: Up to 25% (With frequent overnight stays, more than 3 per month, typically within state of Nebraska)  Travel required may fluctuate by business need. This is an estimate and will be discussed further with candidates that receive an interview.

Nebraska Public Power District offers a competitive starting salary and an excellent benefits package including medical and dental insurance, 401K retirement plan, paid holidays, paid vacation, paid medical, training opportunities and more.

If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact Human Resources at Nebraska Public Power District.

Nebraska Public Power District is an Equal Opportunity Employer

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer who values the contributions of its diverse work force. We are only legally able to hire persons who are 1) a United States citizen or national, 2) a lawful permanent resident of the United States, or 3) an alien legally authorized to work in the United States.

Hiring Philosophy
Federal EEO
E-Verify Participant
Right to Work
Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision