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Maintenance Technician 04.14.21

(Trade and Industrial Careers) Permanent link   All Posts

 Avant Energy



We seek an experienced Maintenance Mechanic who has a passion to build and develop their skills, learn about power generation from renewable fuels, and be part of a collaborative, committed, and growing team. This person will provide Engine maintenance, testing, and repairs at our biogas fueled electric power plant in Le Sueur, MN.  We are offering the right candidate a unique opportunity to be part of a growing business and to make a significant contribution in the evolving energy industry.  We believe better is possible and it is our people who make a difference!   



This position would be responsible for performing preventive and corrective maintenance.  This entails the following:

·         Conducting routine inspections of equipment and premises.

·         Performing preventive maintenance on engine generators and plant equipment.

·         Testing and adjusting equipment.

·         Repairing machines, pumps, valves and other equipment and/or structures as necessary.

·         Work with operations to schedule maintenance outages.

·         Read and interpret equipment manuals and work orders to perform required maintenance and service.

·         Perform simple machinist duties and responsibilities.

·         Comply with OSHA safety regulations and maintain clean and orderly work areas.



·         4 years’ experience in an industrial setting.

·         Industrial mechanic skills (diesel or engine mechanic) with electrical knowledge   

·         Adept at troubleshooting and problem solving.

·         Knowledge of basic mechanical, pneumatic and hydraulic systems.

·         Computer savvy.

·         Ability to learn and understand the process and functionality of the plant Ability to use both hand and power tools.

·         Ability to lift 40lbs plus, stooping, bending, twisting and climbing ladders.

·         Willing to work evening and weekend shifts.



Compensation includes a competitive base salary and an opportunity to earn an annual bonus. Our benefits package includes full medical, dental & disability insurance.  Other elements include a retirement plan with matching, profit sharing, and paid personal time off.  In addition, we provide ample development and training opportunities.


The Company

Avant Energy is an energy management company with over 30 years of experience in energy consulting, project development and utility management services. The energy industry is rapidly changing, presenting our clients (Municipal Utilities, Colleges and Universities, Native American Tribes and Large Energy Users) with new challenges and opportunities.  Our team of talented dedicated professionals works with clients to develop innovative and practical solutions based on the overarching belief that “better is possible.”  Several projects have earned national recognition for our clients. Most recently, a facility we planned, developed and operate was recognized as a 2017 Top Plant in the September 2017 issue of POWER Magazine. The biogas facility in Le Sueur, a renewable energy facility we developed and operate, was featured on the cover of the December 2014 issue of POWER Magazine


Application Process

If you have an interest in what we do, and you possess the qualifications, please apply online at

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