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Advanced Apprentice Fleet Maintenance Technician

This applicant pool may be used to fill additional openings within 90 days of the posting close date.

Minnesota Power has an immediate opening for a Fleet Maintenance Technician in Duluth. This is a great opportunity to utilize your strengths and experience as a maintenance technician to support the entire operations team at Minnesota Power. You will have the opportunity to work on a wide variety of equipment including Electric Vehicles, Light Trucks, Bucket Trucks, Backhoes, Track Vehicles, Power Sports, and more. Minnesota Power is a company with a rich, century long record of being active in the communities we serve. If you are energetic, work well on a team, and meet the requirements listed below, we are looking for you.

  • Maintain and repair equipment to operate safely and within manufacturer's specifications in an efficient and cost effective manner
  • Compliance with applicable federal, state and MP rules, laws, and regulations
  • Effective communication required to establish and maintain positive working relationships

  • Two years vocational school certificate in automotive repair, heavy truck repair, heavy equipment repair, marine and small engine, or equivalent education AND three years of directly related experience required  
  • OR
  • Five years of directly related experience required 

  • Experience preferred in any or all of following areas:
  • Automotive Repair
  • Electric Vehicle Repair
  • Medium and Heavy Duty Vehicle / Diesel Repair
  • Power Operated Equipment Repair
  • Boom Repair
  • Small Engine/Powersports Repair
  • Mobile Hydraulics Repair
  • Welding and Fabrication
  • Proficiency preferred with the following technologies and computer systems:
  • Automotive scan tools
  • Hybrid/EV high voltage systems
  • Online service manual databases
  • Vehicle communication systems: ex: CAN,LIN, FlexRay, MOST, etc.
  • Accessing Wi-Fi and cellular networks from laptops and tablets
  • Microsoft Office Suite

  • Must be able to successfully complete a four year apprenticeship training which includes knowledge and documented training on hydraulic, mechanical, and electrical systems on all types of company owned vehicles and equipment from small engines to Class 8 vehicles
  • Must be able to obtain within 90 days of start date
  • Class A CDL (Commercial Driver's License) with a medical card certificate 
  • D.O.T. Vehicle Inspector certificate
  • Air conditioning repair certificate
  • Forklift operator certificate
  • Must provide initial set of tools
  • This position may be subject to assessment of skills, job match and/or aptitude.

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