City of Russell - Power Plant Relief Operator/Mechanic

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The City of Russell is seeking professional and community oriented individuals for a full-time Power Plant Relief Operator/Mechanic position.

The City of Russell is situated at the crossroads of Interstate 70 and US Highway 281. As a rural city, it is our vision to serve as the County’s regional center. We are a community that is dedicated to family, friends and neighbors, where generations care for each other. We are One Russell, building a self-reliant future.

The City of Russell offers a very progressive benefit package. Benefits include vacation and sick leave, uniforms, family health insurance, family dental and vision plans, KPERS retirement program, and several other optional benefit programs.

Under the supervision of the Electric Production Superintendent, the Power Plant Relief Operator/Mechanic performs work related to the electric power plant equipment, gas turbines, reciprocating engines, auxiliary equipment, building, and grounds. The employee in this position is responsible for maintaining continuous operation of the generating units in the various locations of the City’s generating plants, monitoring the City’s connection with other electric utility systems, and delivering the necessary electrical power to the City’s electrical system. The employee is expected to select the appropriate combination of prime movers and related auxiliary equipment to produce electrical energy. The employee is also expected to monitor equipment operations hourly for any possible malfunctions and to take corrective action should malfunction occur.

Applicants must possess a high school diploma or G.E.D and have a valid Driver’s License. Applicants must establish residency in Russell County within 6 months of hire date. Preemployment drug screening and job placement assessment are required.

Applications and a full job description may be obtained at or at the City of Russell building, 133 West 8th, Russell, KS 67665. Completed applications may be submitted in person, online, faxed to 785-483-4397 or emailed to Position is open until filled.
Applications will be reviewed upon receipt. EEO/ADA