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Mechanic or Senior Mechanic

Location: Glenwood Springs, CO, United States
Job ID: 34177
Date Posted: Jun 3, 2022
Salary: $25.94 to $38.89 hourly

Job Description

Job Specifications

The mechanic facilitates the installation, operations, and mechanical maintenance of company facilities for natural gas compression and dehydration Equipment.

WAGE RANGE:   Determined by the knowledge, skills and abilities of the applicant.

  • Mechanic:  $25.94 - $38.89 per hour
  • Mechanic Senior: $29.18 - $43.65 per hour

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:   Gas Operations Supervisor

LOCATION:   Glenwood Springs, CO (Western CO)


  • Install, troubleshoot, repair and maintain structural, mechanical (such as natural gas compressors and engines, pumps, dehydration units etc.) and electrical equipment (such as ignition systems, engine shutdown controls, cooling fan controls, etc.) and/ or auxiliary equipment (such as generators, air compressors, etc.).
  • Overhaul natural gas compressors, engines, motors, and auxiliary equipment.
  • Perform engine/compressor performance analysis. 
  • Interpret lubricating oil, coolant and other operating reports.
  • Perform pre-flight testing for state and federal air emissions testing of natural gas compressions units.
  • Responsible for the general upkeep and maintenance of all facilities and equipment.
  • Complete appropriate documentation and paperwork timely and accurately.
  • Perform all work in compliance with Company standards, procedures, and regulatory and tariff requirement.
  • Inspect third party construction activities.


  • Maintain a high regard for personal safety, for the safety of company assets and employees, and the general public.
  • Achieve and maintain all Operator Qualifications applicable to the job classification.
  • Other duties as required.


  • Mechanic:  Minimum of two (2) years of applicable experience performing mechanic work is required. 
  • Mechanic Senior: Minimum of three (3) years of applicable experience performing mechanic work is required. 
  • High school diploma or equivalent required.


  • Detailed knowledge of mechanical equipment, internal combustion engines, pumps, compressors, and related equipment.
  • Experience reading and interpreting piping and instrument drawings.
  • Knowledge and experience in safe handling practices of flammable gases, liquids and high pressure systems.
  • Maintain a high regard for personal safety, for the safety of company assets and employees, and the general public.
  • Basic computer skills. (knowledge of MS office, operating systems, company software)
  • Basic math skills (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, decimals)
  • Maintain a regular, dependable attendance and a consistently high level of performance.
  • Ability to work from written and verbal instructions. 
  • Ability to work with a team, take direction from supervisors, keep required job schedules, focus attention on details, and follow work rules. 
  • Good verbal and written communication skills. 

The mental and physical descriptions are representative of the activities an employee in a field job performs. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Mental description: Understand, remember, apply oral and/or written instructions or other information, and communicate routine factual information. Apply common sense in performing job functions, usually within a set of rules or guidelines.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee continuously moves about the office and the job sites and operates machines and equipment. Employee frequently accesses low and high areas with additional equipment, ascends/descends stairs, maintains coordination, and engages in repetitive motions (kneeling, reaching). Employee may occasionally use a respirator. Employee operates job related equipment and tools. Employee routinely performs this work for an average of 8-10 hours per day and occasional extended hours as necessary. Regular, reliable, and timely attendance is expected. 

Specific lifting abilities required by this job include heavy work. Exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently and/or up to 25 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Work environment: Occasionally perform work indoors and routinely perform work outdoors in sometimes inclement weather with moderate to high noise level. Worker may be subject to hazards including a variety of physical conditions such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, electrical current, working in places of height or close quarters (i.e., crawl spaces, small, enclosed rooms, narrow aisles of passageways). Willing to travel occasionally (less than 10 days per year) by automobile (as driver and passenger), commercial airlines, rental vehicles and public transportation and be able to lodge in public facilities. Must have proper licensing to operate a motor vehicle.

This description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, duties, and requirements for employees in this position. Job descriptions may and do change periodically. Where positions are covered by a collective bargaining unit agreement, the terms and conditions of the agreement will apply.

About our Company: We are a customer, growth and safety focused utility company that is dedicated to our communities. We improve life with energy as an energy partner of choice. Our diverse culture fuels unique perspectives, opening doors to new insights and possibilities. Based in Rapid City, South Dakota, we have over 3000 employees and serve 1.3 million natural gas and electric utility customers across eight states (South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, and Arkansas).

Enjoy our Comprehensive Benefits Package!  Annual incentive program, 401(k) (6% company match and up to 9% company retirement contribution), tuition reimbursement, paid time off, additional Veteran PTO, paid holidays and annual floating holidays, company paid short term and long term disability, paid maternity and paternity benefits, health and wellness program, and competitive medical, dental and vision insurance.

Candidates must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check. 

Black Hills Energy does not sponsor applicants for work visas. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the US.

We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or status as a protected veteran.

Wage: 25.94 to 38.89
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