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Utility Mechanic

Date: Jan 30, 2019

Location: Sewaren, NJ, US

Company: PSEG

Requisition ID:  53948 

Job Function/Category:  Laborers 

Employment Type:  Non-Exempt Full Time 

This is an exciting time to be joining PSEG. Our commitments, which include safety, integrity, customer focus, and diversity & inclusion, are the fabric of our culture and help drive the success of our business. We are fortunate to have an outstanding workforce of diverse and highly skilled talent who move us forward in our operational excellence journey.  PSEG has more than 12,000 employees who are dedicated to the communities we serve and embody our vision: People providing Safe, Reliable, Economic and Greener Energy.


Performs the simpler types of work in the inspection, repair, testing, adjustment, installation and removal of all power plant equipment and buildings. 


Duties are as follows:

  • Perform work of the following level in the shop or outside the shop when assisting an employee of higher classification:
  1. Do rough filing, chipping, grinding, sanding, sawing and scraping
  2. Bolt and unbolt joints on piping and equipment
  3. Clean gasketed surfaces
  4. Make and install simple gaskets
  5. Operate portable electric or air tools, such as drills, hammers, grinders, turbines and demolition guns
  6. Operate chain hoists and other portable lifting devises
  • Operate power hacksaw, drill press, floor grinders, small pipe and bolt threading machine and other equipment of this type.
  • Move and handle equipment, materials and supplies.
  • Clean surfaces with brush, scrapers, chipping guns and solvents and apply protective coatings such as red lead and other primers, tar and asphalt base paints, grease.  Do unskilled painting.
  • Operate heating units such as blow-torches, furnaces, oxyacetylene torches and perform rough cutting and burning at the direction of an employee of higher classification.
  • Clean and lubricate equipment.
  • Mix concrete, mortar, refractory and insulating cements.
  • Remove and make simple repairs to thermal insulations.
  • Maintain shop and location where work is performed in a neat and orderly condition.
  • Set-up temporary safety barriers and protective screening around work areas.
  • Operate elevators where an attendant is required.
  • Learn the approved methods of artificial respiration.
  • Perform other similar work of the Maintenance Department.
  • Assist Maintenance Department employees of higher classification.  This includes nuclear fuel handling operations as directed.
  • Operate Company passenger cars and pick-up type trucks or equivalent. 


Because the job requires driving to company locations and off-site assignments and events, must possess a valid driver’s license with a safe and satisfactory driver history.


Must meet the Company’s “General Requirement” and, in addition:


1. Must be able to read, write, speak and understand English.

2. Must have successfully completed the appropriate Pre-Employment Tests except that an employee hired prior to May 1, 1977, who has or obtains a high school diploma or its equivalent does not have to complete the Pre-Employment Tests.

3. Must demonstrate:

  • The ability to follow simple instructions and carry out routine assignments
  • An aptitude for mechanical work
  • Keen faculties of observation




As an employee of PSE&G or PSEG Long Island, you should be aware that during storm restoration efforts, you may be required to perform functions outside of your routine duties and on a schedule that may be different from normal operations.

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Business needs may cause PSEG to cancel or delay filling position at any time during the selection process.

Certain positions at the Company may require you to have access to Part 810-Controlled Information.  Under the law, the Company is limited in who it can share this information with and in certain circumstances it is necessary to obtain specific authorization before the Company can share this information.  Accordingly, if the position does require access to this information, you must complete a 10 CFR Part 810 Export Control Compliance Nationality Request Form, a copy of which will be provided to you by Talent Acquisition if an offer is made.  If there is a need for specific authorization, due to the time it takes to obtain authorization from the government, we will likely not be able to further proceed with an offer.

Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG) is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment, including the hiring process, based on any legal protected characteristic. Legally protected characteristics included, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law in locations where PSEG employs individuals.

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