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Mechanical Technician


Sutherland, NE, US, 69165

Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) has an immediate opening for a Mechanical Technician located at Gerald Gentleman Station in Sutherland.  Position closes September 30, 2020.

This position will report to the GGS Mechanical Leaders.

Position Summary

Perform mechanical maintenance of station equipment, including mobile equipment and railroad spur tracks.

Education, Training and Experience

Incumbent must be recommended based on the Power Plant Maintenance Selection System (MASS) results.


Two-year Associates Degree in mechanical discipline or related field, and 3 years of experience as a mechanic in an industrial setting, OR


Equivalent military training, and 3 years of experience as a mechanic in an industrial setting, OR


High School diploma/GED and either: 1) a minimum of 5 years of experience as a mechanic in an industrial setting, or 2) completion of a mechanical apprentice program, or 3) other work experience or demonstrated performance indicating that the applicant has the skills and ability to perform the required duties of the position.

Licenses and/or Certifications


Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Maintain station equipment, including mobile equipment and railroad spur tracks, through performance of preventative, predictive, and corrective maintenance activities.


Complete repairs, new installations and modifications of mechanical equipment.


Maintain shop equipment, tools, test equipment, and facilities in a clean, operable condition and professional appearance.


Participate in training to maintain qualifications as a Mechanical Technician and train others through on-the-job or formal methods.


Provide technical direction and / or lead a work crew of full-time or part-time employees, or contract employees as necessary.  Depending upon experience and capability, this position could provide technical direction for other employees on a regular basis.


Maintain and improve station reliability by investigating and troubleshooting failures / deficiencies of plant equipment.  Partner with other departments, vendors, etc. as needed to ensure successful completion of this responsibility.



Continually improve the quality of mechanical maintenance processes through feedback to teammates, supervision, and other departments.

Accountable for other duties as assigned.
Core Competencies
Customer Focus
Employees & Teamwork/Diversity and Inclusion
Public Service/Environmental Stewardship


Salary Information: $33.33-$42.10 498 

Travel Required: Up to 25% (With no or minimal overnight stays, less 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.

Hiring Philosophy

Federal EEO

E-Verify Participant

Right to Work


Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision

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.