Tacoma Power's Generation Section is seeking a Mechanical Engineer (Power Engineer III) to join their team. This position provides mechanical engineering technical services for capital and maintenance projects at Tacoma Power's hydroelectric and fisheries facilities. As a Professional Engineer, this position is expected to be a subject matter expert for operation, maintenance, repair, and improvement of Generation's mechanical systems and equipment. This position supports the mission of the organization by ensuring continued availability of generating resources and fisheries operations.
Participate on diverse working teams involved with the design, fabrication, installation, maintenance, repair, and rehabilitation of fish facilities and hydropower plants
Prepare, review, and stamp calculations, drawings, reports, etc., related to mechanical systems
Prepare specifications and other engineering documents to procure and install a wide variety and of mechanical equipment and systems
Provide support for the evaluation, selection, procurement, installation, testing, and acceptance of project activities and equipment
Represent the City at shop inspections and factory acceptance tests related to mechanical systems
Coordinate and work with contractors and hydro project staff to repair and upgrade systems and equipment
Plan and direct mechanical equipment installation, disassembly, reassembly, and alignment
Provide operations & maintenance and asset management program recommendations for mechanical systems
Power plant mechanical equipment within the scope of this position includes but is not limited to utility-scale generators, hydroelectric turbines, balance-of-plant systems (e.g., air, oil, and water), large valves, gates, cranes, and hoists
Fisheries facilities mechanical equipment within the scope of this position includes but is not limited to motors, pumps, piping, valves, water-treatment systems (e.g., ozone, filtration, UV), and fish attraction and conveyance systems
Selection Process & Supplemental Information
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Tacoma Power Tacoma Power is an almost 100% hydroelectric, municipally-owned public power utility, located in Tacoma. We serve approximately 180,000 customers as one of the three operating divisions of Tacoma Public Utilities, alongside Tacoma Water and Tacoma Rail. As one of the most livable, walkable cities in the country, you'll find that Tacoma is a great fit for all interests with places to bike, run, hike, and explore, the perks of a big city, and the charm of a small town.
Apply Interested individuals should apply online and attach a detailed resume and cover letter that includes job experience, major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position.
Applications will be reviewed as they are received for interview consideration.
Reference checks will be conducted on final candidates and appointment is subject to passing a background check.
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If you have any additional questions regarding this position, please contact the Human Resources Department at 253.591.5400.
Power Engineer III Qualifications:
Requires a four-year degree from an accredited college or university in civil, mechanical, electrical, or computer engineering or related field
Requires a Professional Engineer license. Ten years of experience in a specific branch of engineering or related field may be substituted for the P.E. license.
Some incumbents may be appointed to this position based upon the recommendation of the Director of TPU with the approval of the Human Resources Director taking into consideration market or other pertinent factors at the time of the appointment.
Successful applicants will need to pass a background check.
LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS Positions may require any or all of the following:
Valid Washington Driver's License at the time of appointment with maintenance thereafter.
Complete Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) training with maintenance thereafter.
Tacoma Public Utilities is the public utility service for the city of Tacoma, Washington. It was formed in 1893 when the citizens of Tacoma voted to buy the privately owned Tacoma Light & Water Company. It is the largest department in Tacoma City government, with a 2015–2016 budget of $1.2 billion and 1,378 employees. Operations are funded entirely by revenue generated from sale of services, not from taxes.