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  • Full Time
  • Rochester, MN
  • $25.65 - $42.85 Hourly USD / Year
  • $25.65 - $42.85 Hourly

Website Olmsted County

Olmsted County Environmental Resources is seeking a full-time Maintenance Mechanic to work in Rochester, MN.

Olmsted County has earned the 2023 and 2024 Best Places to Work – Southeast Minnesota designation.

Minimum Qualifications of Education and Experience

Experience equivalent to three (3) years of industrial maintenance experience.


Post-secondary certificate in Industrial Mechanics or Electronics or Robotics and one (1) year of industrial maintenance experience.

Regular and reliable attendance is a necessary component of job/position. Individuals required to use County vehicles and equipment must have a valid driver’s license and be free of any major traffic violations for the last three (3) years.

Desirable Qualifications:

Registered with the State of Minnesota as an unlicensed electrician or a maintenance electrician license.

Nature of Work

Under the supervision of the Maintenance Supervisor, responsible for the installation, maintenance, repair, and inspection of mechanical equipment and electrical systems in a refuse fired cogeneration plant, the Olmsted Waste-to-Energy Facility. Mentors Olmsted County Maintenance Mechanics.

Examples of Work

Performs preventive and corrective maintenance tasks as assigned by the Maintenance Supervisor or OWEF Leadership.
Performs a wide range of maintenance mechanic assignments under the supervision of the Maintenance Supervisor.
Assists in maintaining spare parts/materials inventory.
Performs routine housekeeping in assigned areas.
Operates loaders and forklifts and other rolling-stock as needed.
Performs routine welding tasks.
Operates scale house as needed.
Assists in parts/materials procurement.
Operates ash/trash haul truck.
Takes responsibility for the safe use of all tools.
Responds to after hour needs on assigned weeks.
Assists in training lower grade maintenance mechanics.
Performs related duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

Knowledge of the precautions necessary to work safely with and around mechanical and electrical equipment
Knowledge of the standards, materials and methods of the mechanical, machining, welding and electrical trades
Knowledge of the functioning of a typical preventive maintenance system
Skill in operating forklifts and other industrial rolling-stock
Skill in the use of computers and technology
Ability to read and understand plans, sketches, diagrams and blueprint
Ability to use both simple hand tools and complex machine tools
Ability to understand and comply with written and oral procedures and instructions
Ability to recognize, diagnose and repair faulty operation of various power plant systems

Persons with disabilities: the above is a general listing of job duties. Essential and non-essential functions may vary by individual position. Reasonable accommodations may be available for both essential and non-essential job duties.

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Application Deadline: May 31