Central Arizona Project

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Millwright / Heavy Overhaul Mechanic (Phoenix, AZ)

at Central Arizona Project

Job Description

Note: The pay rate indicated is for entry only. The compensation typically increases up to $38.87/hour quickly within the first two years of successful performance and mastery of skills. 


The Centralized Mechanical Heavy Overhaul Teams function to provide Central Arizona Project (CAP) with internal expertise to maintain our large and geographically dispersed industrial mechanical systems. CAP is seeking a highly-skilled, highly-motivated industrial mechanic to provide journeyman-level technical expertise in the performance and support of this vital function.


CAP is the largest supplier of renewable water in the state of Arizona. We operate and maintain a 336 mile long aqueduct and pumping plant system that stretches from our source at the Colorado River to the communities of central and southern Arizona. On a yearly basis, we pump and deliver over 1.5 million acre-feet of water to enhance the state’s economy and quality of life and ensure sustainable growth for current and future populations of Arizonans. CAP is highly respected and takes great pride in providing the people of Arizona this service reliably, cost effectively and in an environmentally sound manner with the highest regard for employee safety and health, evolving public needs and customer satisfaction. Central Arizona Project is a family of caring people who work with pride to create a safe, supportive and friendly workplace.


We employ nearly 500 people who enjoy the close community of a small company while helping to fulfill our extremely valuable mission. We offer highly competitive salaries and excellent benefits including membership in the Arizona State Retirement System, 401(k), medical, dental, vision and life insurance coverage, 4-10 work schedule, and significant investment in employee training and development. Employees are eligible for benefits on their first day of employment. (Benefits are subject to change at any time). CAP is truly a great place to work!


In this position, you would perform mechanical duties associated with the preventive maintenance, repair and overhaul of heavy industrial mechanical equipment utilized in pumping plants, generating stations, check structures, turnouts and other Central Arizona Project facilities. Your performance of these functions helps to ensure that equipment is safe, mechanically sound, and operating efficiently, in order to provide reliable water deliveries. Frequent in-state travel Mondays – Thursdays is part of the job.


If you possess a strong working knowledge of hydro-electric generating and pumping systems, hydraulic systems and controls and the ability to troubleshoot; are highly proficient in the safe use of proper tools and equipment for precision measuring and testing, fabricating, welding, calibrating, machinery alignment and leveling, reconditioning, maintaining, and repairing in an industrial mechanical environment; and are well versed about industrial safety requirements including hazardous energy control protocols; then we highly encourage you to apply for this position.


Please note: Physical testing, functional testing, and drug screening will apply. See the position description on our website for more information about physical requirements and environment.


If you are looking for a millwright/ heavy overhaul mechanic position in a pumping plant environment with exciting learning opportunities and great work/life balance at an amazing company, APPLY ONLINE at www.cap-az.com/jobs. Equal Opportunity Employer EOE.

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