Job Overview


Reclamation is a contemporary water management agency. Reclamation is best known for Hoover Dam on the Colorado River, Grand Coulee Dam on the Columbia River and Folsom Dam on the American River. Today we are the largest wholesaler of water in the country and the second largest producer of hydroelectric power in the western United States. Visit: .

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Position is being advertised concurrently under BR-GP-EC-13-58 for current Federal employees serving under competitive service career or career-conditional appointment, former Federal employees with reinstatement eligibility, VEOA eligible veterans or persons eligible for non-competitive appointment under special hiring authorities (such as 30% disabled veterans).  If you are interested in applying under both announcement numbers, you must submit application packages for each.

Reclamation is seeking a career professional looking for an opportunity to capitalize on his/her expertise as a Plant Mechanic. You can make a difference in the West by assisting in meeting increasing water demands while protecting the environment.

Here is a great opportunity to join an organization with excellent growth potential!

LOCATION: Great Plains Region, Eastern Colorado Area Office,
O&M Division, Colorado-Big Thompson O&M Branch, Estes-Marys Lake Section, Estes, CO; and Great Plains Region, Eastern Colorado Area Office, O&M Division, Colorado-Big Thompson O&M Branch, Flatiron-Pole Hill Section, Flatiron, CO

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Relocation expenses will not be paid by the Government.  Any travel, transportation and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the responsibility of the selected employee.

Additional vacancies may be filled from this vacancy announcement.


-Monitors and performs mechanical maintenance, including application of mechanical theory for a hydro-electric power plant with a generating capacity of 100 megawatts.
-Operates cranes, hoists, heavy equipment, incidental to lifting, moving, dismantling, assembling, overhauling, or repairing of plant machinery and related equipment.
-Dismantles, reconstructs, repairs, tests, and preventive maintenance, turbines, generators, motors, pumps, educators, valves, penstocks, intakes, spillways, outlet works, domestic water systems, sewage systems, hydraulic systems, etc.
-Operates high voltage switches and related devices to implement the switching program set up by the operations supervisor.
-Interpretation and application of drawings, standard operating procedures and manufacturer's instructions.

Travel Required

  • Not Required