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Machinist Journeyman - Redhawk Power Plant

Date: May 25, 2023

Location: ARLINGTON, AZ, US, 85322-8130

Company: APS

Arizona Public Service generates clean, reliable and affordable energy for 2.7 million Arizonans. Our service territory stretches across the state, from the border town of Douglas to the vistas of the Grand Canyon, from the solar fields of Gila Bend to the ponderosa pines of Payson. As the state’s largest and longest-serving energy provider, our more than 6,000 dedicated employees power our vision of creating a sustainable energy future for Arizona.


Since our founding in 1886, APS has demonstrated a strong commitment to our customers in one of the country’s fastest growing states, earning a reputation for customer satisfaction, shareholder value, operational excellence and business integrity.


Our present and future success depends on the creative and dedicated people of our company who demonstrate the principles outlined in the APS Promise: Design for Tomorrow, Empower Each Other and Succeed Together.  

Job Description

The Machinist Journeyman at Redhawk Power Plant supports the safe, efficient and cost-effective production of electric energy by performing mechanical maintenance and repair of power plant equipment including machining, assembly and disassembly of equipment, investigating, correcting mechanical malfunctions and performing plate welding duties.  Writes/reviews work scope and hazard/risk assessment of the work assignment.  Performs other duties as assigned. 

Requirements:  Reasonable and necessary overtime will be required. Shift work may be required.
Qualifications:   Must qualify as a Machinist or equivalent.

Minimum Requirements:  
Must successfully complete Machinist Apprenticeship or demonstration of equivalent skills and knowledge.  Pass the mechanical aptitude test (MASS).


Major Accountabilities:
1.  Read work orders, technical manuals, blueprints, and diagrams related to the work assignment.  
2.  Knowledge of APM and safety standards related to Machinist work such as personal protective equipment, hazardous material handling, MSDS, confined space entry, asbestos containing material (ACM) awareness, company LOTO procedures, ladder safety, all material contained in the ACM.
3.  The safe use of hand, power and pneumatic tools and measuring devices.
4.  The safe operation of rigging for moving equipment with mobile equipment and lifting devices.
5.  Performs preliminary testing of equipment such as vibration analysis and thermal imaging using vibration meters and heat guns.
6.  Inspects internal parts of mechanical equipment for defects, excessive wear and broken parts by visually examining parts and by using rules, calipers, micrometers and other precision measuring devices.
7.  Diagnoses mechanical problems and determines corrective action checking blueprints and repair manuals.
8.  Fabricates replacement parts to specifications such as shafts, bearing housings, or other parts using machine tools such as metal lathes, milling machines, drill presses, band saws, surface grinders, and other various machines for special purposes.
9.  Aligns parts of the mechanical equipment utilizing industry best practices and techniques, torques nuts and bolts, positions parts to set specified LOTOs between moving and stationary parts using hand and power tools, lifting devices, jigs and measuring devices.
10.  Knowledge of metal properties and machining procedures including layout, positioning and securing work pieces, computing dimensions, tolerances and angles and selecting cutting speeds, feed rates and depths of cuts and lathes, milling machinery, drill presses, metal cutting equipment, surface grinders, etc.
11.  Reassembles internal parts including bushings, bearings, sleeves, rings, liners, mechanical seals, packing gears and wheels; reassembles housing, and installs the mechanical equipment back in the system.
12.  Performs overhaul and repair related to mechanical maintenance and machine work on boilers, generators, steam and combustion turbines, pulverizers, large compressors and boiler feed pumps as a member of a work team involving the safe coordination of multiple projects in close proximity, communicating with others to dissemble, move, and replace large pieces of equipment and meet outage schedules.
13.  Cleans, adds/replaces fluids, changes filters and lubricates shafts, bearings, gears, and other moving machinery parts, inspects and adjusts belts, packing, rollers, and pulleys for preventative maintenance.  

Additional Information

This position is located at Redhawk Power Plant in Arlington, AZ.  Selected candidate must live within reasonable distance from plant.
Plate welding requirements: Training is required to maintain proficiency in the craft. 

Export Compliance / EEO Statement

This position may require access to and/or use of information subject to control under the Department of Energy's Part 810 Regulations (10 CFR Part 810), the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) (15 CFR Parts 730 through 774), or the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) (22 CFR Chapter I, Subchapter M Part 120) (collectively, 'U.S. Export Control Laws'). Therefore, some positions may require applicants to be a U.S. person, which is defined as a U.S. Citizen, a U.S. Lawful Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), a Political Asylee, or a Refugee under the U.S. Export Control Laws. All applicants will be required to confirm their U.S. person or non-US person status. All information collected in this regard will only be used to ensure compliance with U.S. Export Control Laws, and will be used in full compliance with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of national origin and other factors. For positions at Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Stations (PVNGS) all openings will require applicants to be a U.S. person.
Pinnacle West Capital Corporation and its subsidiaries and affiliates ('Pinnacle West') maintain a continuing policy of nondiscrimination in employment. It is our policy to provide equal opportunity in all phases of the employment process and in compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. This policy of nondiscrimination shall include, but not be limited to, recruiting, hiring, promoting, compensating, reassigning, demoting, transferring, laying off, recalling, terminating employment, and training for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, disability, age, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other classification or characteristic protected by law.

For more information on applicable equal employment regulations, please refer to EEO is the Law poster. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of every person hired to work in the United States, refer to E-Verify poster. View the employee rights and responsibilities under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

Arizona Public Service is a smoke free workplace.

Testing Information


Tests are only administered to referred candidates. More information about our tests and the testing process can be found HERE. 


A written [paper and pencil] test will be administered.
A test using a computer with keyboard will be administered.
A hands-on skills test will be administered.
A physical ability test will be administered.


E-mail will be the method of contact with job applicants for test scheduling.  Please be sure to check your e-mail regularly so that you receive scheduling notifications for testing and updated job information.


Role Type


Plant/Field Role:
This position requires work to be performed in the field and/or at the work site, due to the nature of work.  


Location-Based Role:
This position requires employees to work at the (Location), with some flexibility. Flexibility will be determined with the hired employee and leadership.  


Flex Role:
This position is not required to be performed at a specific APS facility as long as adequate technology and a solid ergonomic set up are present. Pending agreement with leadership, employees hired into this role will be able to choose where they prefer to perform their work. Employees will have two options to choose from: 

  • APS office based: The employee prefers to work most of the time from an APS facility.
  • Home based: The employee prefers to work most of the time from his/her home.


*Employees in Flex roles are required to reside in Arizona (or NM for Four Corners-based employees). Role types are subject to change based on business need. 

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