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Hydroelectric Plant Mechanic I - Bryon Location

Company: California Department of Water Resources
Location: Modesto
Posted on: March 27, 2020

Job Description:

THIS EXAM IS NOW GIVEN ON-LINE - Final Filing Date: ContinuousWho should apply: Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications as stated may apply for and take this examination.Once you have taken this examination, you may not retake it for nine (9) months.All applicants must meet the education and/or experience requirements as stated to be accepted into the examination. Part-time or full-time jobs, regardless of whether paid or volunteer positions, and inside or outside California state service will count toward experience.Special Testing Arrangements:If you require assistance or alternate testing arrangements due to a disability, please contact the testing department listed in the Contact Information section.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSAll applicants must meet the education and/or experience requirements as stated to be accepted into the examination. Part-time or full-time jobs, regardless of whether paid or volunteer positions, and inside or outside California state service will count toward experience.Either ICompletion of a recognized apprenticeship as a hydroelectric plant mechanic or machinist. (Apprentices who are within six months of completion of their apprenticeship may be admitted to the examination, but they must present evidence of completion of their apprenticeship before they may be appointed).OR IIOne year of journeyperson experience maintaining and repairing heavy equipment used in hydroelectric generating or pumping plants.POSITION DESCRIPTIONA Hydroelectric Plant Mechanic I, under direction, to perform mechanical maintenance and repair work on large hydroelectric generating and pumping plant equipment; and to do other related work.Maintains, repairs, disassembles, and assembles large and complex equipment such as piping systems, gear boxes, drive mechanisms, pumps, compressors, hydraulic power and pressure units, refrigeration and air conditioning systems, valves, gates, trash racks, turbines, motors, and generators; tests, adjusts, services, and maintains various mechanical meters and gates used in measuring capacity, flow, pressure, temperature, and velocity of liquids and/or gases; performs welding, burning, cutting, and grinding as may be required; operates an overhead crane or assists in rigging as required; may use underwater diving equipment in connection with underwater inspection and repair of structures and facilities of the State Water Project.EXAMINATION SCOPEThis examination consists of the following components:Training and Experience Evaluation - Weighted 100% of the final score.The examination will consist solely of a Training and Experience Evaluation. To obtain a position on the eligible list, a minimum score of 70% must be received. Applicants will receive their score upon completion of the Training and Experience Evaluation process.In addition to evaluating applicants' relative knowledge, skills, and ability, as demonstrated by quality and breadth of education and/or experience, emphasis in each exam component will be measured competitively, relative job demands, each applicant's:Knowledge of:1. Methods, materials, tools, and equipment used in the maintaining, servicing, and repairing large turbines, generators, motors, pumps, valves, and intake structures used in large hydroelectric generating and pumping plants.2. Techniques of arc and gas welding.3. Methods, materials, tools and equipment used in repairing and servicing mechanical gauges and measuring devices.4. Safety Orders of the Division of Industrial Safety dealing with electrical, welding, rigging and mechanical systems.5. Techniques used in performing rigging and operating a large overhead crane.6. Mathematics normally required in this trade.Ability to:1. Read and write English at a level required for successful job performance.2. Estimate job time and required materials.3. Read blueprints and work from plans and specifications.4. Keep simple records and make reports.5. Follow oral and written instructions.6. Instruct and supervise unskilled assistants.ELIGIBLE LIST INFORMATIONA departmental, open eligible list for the HEP Mechanic I classification will be established for: Department of Water Resources.The names of successful competitors will be merged onto the eligible list in order of final score regardless of exam date. Eligibility expires twelve (12) months after it is established. Applicants must then retake the examination to reestablish eligibility.Veterans' Preference will be granted for this exam. In accordance with Government Codes 18973.1 and 18973.5, whenever any veteran, or widow or widower of a veteran achieves a passing score on an open examination, he or she shall be ranked in the top rank of the resulting eligible list.Veterans status is verified by the California Department of Human Resources (CalHR). Information on this program and the Veterans' Preference Application (STD. 1093) is available online. Additional information on veteran benefits is available at the Department of Veterans Affairs.PREPARING FOR THE EXAMINATIONHere is a list of suggested resources to have available prior to taking the exam:Employment History - Employment dates, job titles, organization names and addresses, names of supervisors or persons who can verify your job responsibilities, and phone numbers of persons listed above.Education - School names and addresses, degrees earned, dates attended, courses taken (verifiable on a transcript), persons or office who can verify education, and phone numbers of persons or offices listed above.Training - Class titles, certifications received, names of persons who can verify your training, and phone numbers of persons listed above.CONTACT INFORMATIONIf you have any technical questions concerning this examination bulletin, please contact:California Department of Human ResourcesAttn: Examination Services1515 S StreetSacramento, CA 95811Phone: 1-866-844-8671California Relay Service: 1-800-735-2929 (TTY), 1-800-735-2922 (Voice)TTY is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf, and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TTY Device.If you have any administrative questions concerning this examination bulletin, including provisions of reasonable accommodation for this testing process, please contact:Department of Water ResourcesPhone: 916-653-4838Examinations will be administered for the following counties: Butte, Contra Costa, Merced, Kern or Los Angeles. Please indicate on the Examination Application (Form STD 678 Rev. 7/2019), under Question 1, the county where you would like to take the examination. We're advertising for Contra Costa county as Delta Field Division is located in Byron, but we're on the boarder of Contra Costa, Alameda, and San Joaquin counties, which is why we're advertising in so many areas.The link to take the exam online is located in the bulletin.To view a copy of this bulletin for complete details, please visit DWR current exams:
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