Requisition ID:  30005

Power Plant Maintenance Mechanic

Job Summary

The Power Plant Maintenance Mechanic will perform preventative maintenance and repair of all equipment in the Power Plant.  You will perform minor repairs as well as major repairs, and overhauls to equipment.  You will work closely with the maintenance crew chief and senior mechanic to provide safe and reliable equipment operation and support.  This position is subject to 24 hour, call back for emergencies and maintenance department “emergency on-call rotation".  You may be required to carry a pager and/or cell phone.    


What We're Looking For:

Education and Experience:

  • High School Degree or GED
  • Three (3) years of experience in equipment maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair
  • Valid driver’s license



  • Power Plant experience
  • CDL license
  • Advanced computer skills

Skills Needed:

  • Be able to obtain CDL license within first year of employment
  • Must have:
    • or have the ability to obtain Physical Plant license to operate fork truck and lifts within three months 
    • the ability to read and interpret blueprints  
    • skills in operating a variety of tools and equipment including (but not limited to) overhead cranes and man lifts
    • the ability to assist with the installation, repair and maintenance of all power plant equipment
    • ability to properly install, repair, and maintain pumps, valves, filters, air compressors and assist in chiller maintenance
    • the ability to learn and demonstrate the skills required for progression in the Milestone Program 
  • Must be able to work in a high-pressure environment and communicate effectively (verbally and in writing) with various types of people
  • Must be able to work from heights up to 100 feet
  • Basic math skills – Basic computer skills – Welding and Fabrication

Additional Information:

  • Purdue University will not sponsor employment authorization for this position  
  • A background check will be required for employment in this position
  • FLSA: Non-Exempt (Eligible for Overtime)
  • Retirement Eligibility:  Defined Contribution Waiting Period
  • Purdue University is an EEO/AA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply
  • Benefit Statement: Purdue University offers a substantial Benefit Package including medical, dental, and vision insurance as well as a generous paid time off package for sick and vacation days

Nearest Major Market: Lafayette