Mechanical Maintenance Technician

NAES Corp.

Staten Island, NY

At NAES, you’ll find engaging and challenging career opportunities in the power generation, renewable energy and industrial construction industry. At every level of the company, we share a common goal: To instill confidence in our clients through our steadfast commitment to safety, integrity and quality of work.

NAES is the largest independent operator of power facilities in the industry, operating more than 190 power plants throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and the UK that span all technologies and provide over 50 GW of capacity. With the strength of 4000 people, our growing family of companies now encompass the entire life cycle of power generation and other industrial plants.

NAES is committed to supporting a culture with unique perspectives and backgrounds. We value individual differences in each other in an effort to create a brighter future in the power generation industry. We strive to attract and retain employees by offering an inclusive work environment, competitive compensation, a comprehensive benefits package (including retirement) and promotional opportunities.

General Summary

The Mechanical Maintenance Technician installs, troubleshoots, and repairs mechanical equipment, piping, valves, and machinery of a Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plant. Responsible for troubleshooting and performing mechanical maintenance skills such as welding, pipefitting, boiler making, and machine shop repairs. Skilled in rebuilding and aligning pumps and motors.

The Mechanical Maintenance Technician will be cross trained as a Control Room Operator (CRO).

Primary Functions

Mechanical Maintenance

  • Perform routine inspections by observing mechanical devices in operation and recommends any necessary repairs
  • Repair and maintain plant equipment in accordance with vendor recommendations and established plant procedures
  • Assist with tracking of parts issued and parts maintained at plant site
  • Experience with a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) to identify and requisition parts from warehouse, generate open and close work orders and initiate purchase requisitions for part repairs
  • Assemble, dismantle and reassemble all plant mechanical equipment for inspections and repairs
  • Collect vibration data and oil samples and analyzes results
  • Start equipment to test their performance. Make necessary adjustments to ensure equipment is properly running.
  • Set up and operate drill press, grinder, welder, and other machine tools to make and repair equipment and parts
  • Initiate purchase requisitions for parts and machines
  • Complete all required logs/records throughout shift
  • Assists in shutdown and startup procedures during outages
  • Maintain good housekeeping and safety practices during shift
  • Operate all plant equipment within scope of job responsibility
  • Proficient at reading mechanical drawings
  • Performs other reasonable requests as needed


Safety is a core value of NAES and as a condition of employment, all employees are expected to be mentally alert and work safely at all times. Additionally, employees are required to adhere to all safety warnings and posted safety signs whenever on company property. Furthermore, employees must follow all NAES safety rules and procedures. Effectiveness in carrying out this responsibility is part of the evaluation of each employee’s performance.

Working Relationships

The Mechanical Maintenance Technician reports to the Plant Manager. 

Physical Requirements and Working Relationships

Physical requirements include standing for extended periods of time, stair and ladder climbing and routinely lifting up to 50 pounds. Protective equipment must be worn in the performance of some duties (e.g., hard hats, safety glasses, air masks, ear protection, chemical suits, hot gloves and high voltage protective equipment, etc.). Work with hazardous materials may be required.

All employees will participate in the Fitness for Duty Program. This program includes a post-offer physical examination and drug screening and post-employment random drug screening. There are extensive smoking restrictions in and around the facility.

Work Schedule

Regular scheduled work hours are from 6:00am to 2:30pm, Monday to Friday. Position requires extended working hours and varied shifts with the possibility of weekend and holiday work, as required by schedules, workload and plant conditions. "On call" status will periodically be required.


Initial compensation will range from $36.00 to $48.00 per hour

Job Qualifications

  • Experience as a power plant mechanic, millwright or similar with a background in large frame internal combustion engines is required
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, FDNY Q-01 Refrigerating System Operating Engineer license and FDNY Certificates of Fitness is required
  • Ability to acquire all other FDNY licenses as needed for safe plant operation, as required by management and regulatory authorities
  • Ability to use computer-based preventive and predictive maintenance tools is required
  • Experience operating power plant equipment is a plus
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Valid driver’s license is required 

We are seeking a candidate with proven familiarity and experience in working with the following required equipment and tools

  • Natural Gas Internal Combustion Engines
  • Balance of plant equipment (BOP)
  • Rotating equipment
  • Microsoft Office Suite/Office 365
  • CMMS (Computerized Maintenance Management System)

NAES is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. It is the practice of NAES to seek employees of the highest quality and to select individuals on the basis of merit and competence, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, military status or affiliation protected under USERRA, or any other basis of discrimination prohibited by applicable local, state and federal law.