About Mechanic and Technician Positions

This automated power plant in Chevak has a total diesel-engine generating capacity of 1,800 kW, powered by three engine generator sets: an 824-kW Cummins QSK23, an 1800-RPM Caterpillar 3456 rated at 477 kW, and an 1800-RPM Cummins QSX15 rated at 499 kW. Four Northwind 100-kW wind turbines provide an additional 400 kW generating capacity.

AVEC is an Anchorage-based member-owned rural electric cooperative with competitive wages and excellent benefits.

If you are interested in putting your mechanical or electrical skills to work in one of the largest and most-unique service areas of any rural cooperative, visit our Jobs page for current open positions, instructions on how to apply, and pre/postemployment requirements.

A typical diesel engine-generator setup.

An AVEC application, cover letter, resume, and proof of certification(s) are required to be considered.

Application are accepted only for open positions.

For more information, give us a call. We are happy to answer any questions you may have. Visit us on Facebook to see more photos.

AVEC is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Diesel mechanic and electronic technician positions are rewarding jobs located in remote and exciting rural Alaska. Functions of these jobs include installing and maintaining power generation facilities in the 57 Alaskan communities we serve.

Sophisticated Kohler Power Systems control panels run some of our gen sets.

Our power plants use a variety of stationary engine-generator sets to produce power, including Detroit Diesel, Cummins and Caterpillar. Our facilities range from 40-year-old technology to the latest in high-tech electronics. We also have integrated wind-diesel systems that offer learning opportunities in the renewable energy field.

These positions offered require extensive travel and work in remote areas of Alaska. Modes of transportation include, but are not limited to, large aircraft, small planes, four-wheelers, snow machines and sleds.

Work trips typically last three to five weeks alternating with one to two weeks in Anchorage. You will be required to provide for your own food, clothing and bed roll for residence in rudimentary living quarters and work outside in harsh environments.


Interior of a generator module.

Qualified applicants need to be a graduate of a technical school or college and certified in diesel mechanics or a power generation related field or in a specialized electronics field.

Individuals must be industrious workers, self-motivated to work in difficult conditions, well organized, have the ability to read and interpret parts and operations manuals, design drawings, and document completed work in writing and on as-built drawings.

Positions require a high level of personal responsibility and ability to work and live with small crews in remote Alaskan communities with minimal amenities.

We offer a competitive starting wage and a daily per diem is provided for living expenses per AVEC policy.