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Plant Mechanic – Electric Division, Orangeburg Department of Public Utilities

Position Category: Misc.

This full-time position performs skilled trades work to maintain and repair electric generators, sub-stations and related equipment for the electric division of the Department of Public Utilities.

Job duties:

  • Provides complex technical repair service on electric generators, sub-stations and related equipment; reads and interprets schematics; disassembles and removes parts; inspects parts and analyzes test results to determine defects; diagnoses needed repairs or parts to be replaced; repairs and/or replaces broken and malfunctioning components; cleans, lubricates and adjusts equipment and machinery; reassembles equipment; verifies proper working condition and function; coordinates work activities with other personnel; ensures work and materials are in compliance with manufacturer specifications; makes recommendations to supervisor as required and  maintains maintenance records on all equipment
  • Performs complex preventative and regularly scheduled maintenance and repairs on electrical equipment; inspects, troubleshoots, disassembles, and overhauls equipment; checks and tests close tolerance; services, lubricates and adjusts equipment; welds parts and equipment; and adjusts and/or switches circuits as needed   
  • Maintains inventory of parts and equipment; unloads products and shipments; verifies products received compared to products ordered; reports shortage, damage and mis-shipments; stores parts and equipment; processes orders for delivery; locates inventory; ensures correct product number, quantity and type; labels and packs orders; transports orders to shipping locations or delivery platforms; participates in inventory counts; and maintains all related documentation   


  • High school diploma or GED required, supplemented by vocational or technical training in mechanical maintenance or a related field; supplemented by five years of progressive experience in maintenance and repair of electric plant equipment and machinery; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities for this job. Must reside within a radius of Orangeburg, SC that allows for a 30-minute maximum response to call outs and emergencies
  • Must possess and maintain a valid South Carolina Commercial Driver's License including appropriate endorsement(s)
  • Must have extensive mechanical knowledge of internal combustion reciprocating engines, combustion turbines, and electro-mechanical systems; a working knowledge of pneumatic and electronic AC and DC control systems; must be able to operate a computer and/or tablet to enter, retrieve, review or modify data, utilizing word processing, database, e-mail or other software; and must be able to demonstrate proficiency in performance of the essential functions and learn, comprehend, and apply all city or departmental policies, practices, and procedures necessary to function effectively in the position

Deadline: September 27

How to apply: For a complete job description and list of qualifications, and an online application, visit

The Orangeburg Department of Public Utilities is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the DPU will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.