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Laborer – Power Plant

Posted on: April 30, 2024
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Website Basin Electric Power Cooperative

Position Title: Laborer – Power Plant
Department/Location: Office of Chief Ops Officer; Leland Olds Station/Stanton, ND
Company: Basin Electric Power Cooperative

Position Purpose:
The Laborer is responsible for learning the basic principles of power plant operations, successful completion of plant training programs, keeping the plant site clean, and performing tasks and services, as needed, in a safe and efficient manner in compliance with all safety rules and regulations.

Essential Functions:

  • Perform general labor work, clean-up, and upkeep around the plant and grounds which includes: washing floors, windows, bathrooms and vehicles; hauling garbage; mowing and watering grounds; fence repair; shoveling snow, ash and coal; moving materials when assigned; and performing high-pressure water washing.
  • Assist with train/railcar unloading operations.
  • Perform routine recordkeeping and report equipment problems by completing work requests as required.
  • Check fluid levels, change oil and filters, lubricate, and maintain fuel levels on all equipment operated. Report all equipment problems to the supervisor as required.


  • Certificate of Completion in Power or Process Plant Technology, or an Associates in Applied Science (AAS) degree in industrial mechanical maintenance, industrial electrical maintenance, industrial instrumentation, welding, or diesel mechanic; or
  • High school diploma or equivalent (GED or HSED) and two years of industry related experience or two years of equivalent military training/experience.
  • Must have good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Basic knowledge of production of electricity, terminology used in a generating station, and a working knowledge of power plant systems.
  • A valid driver’s license.
  • Resume required.
  • The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed in this job. This description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, duties, and requirements for personnel in this position. The incumbent is responsible for performing all duties in a safe and efficient manner in compliance with safe work procedures and safety regulations. Prompt and regular attendance is a requirement for this position.

Typical Physical/Mental/Environmental Demands:
This position requires constant standing/walking; lifting/carrying up to 50 pounds and pushing/pulling up to 60 pounds; sitting, bending/reaching, and climbing. This position uses shovels, squeegees, and brooms, and operates the following: forklift, skid steer loader, dumpster truck, trucks, lawn mower, snow blower, high-pressure water blaster, bridge crane, farm tractors up to 180 horsepower, and small hand tools and equipment. This position may also be exposed to heat/cold, dirt/dust, chemicals, noise, and must become respirator qualified. The incumbent frequently is required to work in confined areas and at heights up to 600 feet, which requires the use of safety equipment, including a harness, in accordance with ANSI Z359 standards. The incumbent must also be able to distinguish colored control lights and hear alarms. The incumbent must have good color vision, and the ability to read, comprehend, and follow written/verbal instructions. This position is assigned to work both indoors and outdoors and may require shift work.

Wage: $29.77 per hour

Applicants interested in this opening should go to https://www.basinelectric.com to apply. Employees must apply through Inside Basin, by clicking on a position and signing into the Infor Application.

Basin Electric is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer regarding race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, and veterans status.

To apply for this job please visit www.basinelectric.com.