Plant & Equipment Mechanic

City of Lodi | Lodi, CA

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Posted Date 1/13/2020
Description

This recruitment will be used to fill one permanent Plant and Equipment Mechanic in Public Works and to create an eligible list for any future vacancies.

All applications and supplemental questions must be completed fully and submitted on an official City of Lodi application form. Applications will be accepted and processed until a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received. This recruitment may close without further notice; interested candidates should apply as soon as possible.

Annual Salary: $49,947 - $60,702

DEFINITION

Under direction, performs skilled operational, mechanical and maintenance work various systems and equipment in the water treatment system, storm and wastewater pumping stations and wastewater treatment facility; systems and equipment may include wells, water storage tanks, pumping stations, disinfection systems, granular activated carbon treatment systems, pumps and motors, and related equipment; responds to customer water and wastewater service calls and operational emergencies; performs related duties as assigned.

 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED AND RECEIVED
Receives supervision and direction from higher level personnel.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

In all tasks, performs maintenance duties required for the effective and efficient operation of the department;
 
Inspects, operates, adjusts, diagnoses, and repairs granulated activated carbon systems, wells, water storage tanks, water pumping stations, wastewater pumps, storm pumps, valves, compressors, meters, hydrants, water and wastewater services, emergency generators, wastewater facility equipment;
 
Inspects, operates, diagnoses and repairs gas, liquid and generation chlorination systems, UV disinfection equipment, sulfur dioxide equipment, hydraulic units, boilers, heat exchangers and other stationary equipment;
 
Performs and logs regularly scheduled preventative maintenance work;
Performs a variety of plumbing, carpentry and metal fabrication duties; performs a variety of janitorial duties related to plant and equipment maintenance; cleans and oversees landscaped areas, roadways, and general grounds at wells, storms and wastewater pump stations;
 
Responds to customer complaints regarding taste and odor, conservation, water and wastewater services and locates customer service lines;
 
Maps and records water valve, water line, sewer line, and fire hydrant locations; maintains supply of water sampling equipment and collects samples of water quality analyses including chlorine residual and bacteria testing;
 
Uses and maintains a variety of hand, power, and shop tools and equipment;
 
Assists street, water and wastewater crews in emergencies when needed;
 
Provides direction to assisting staff, instructs them in proper work procedures and safety precautions;

Performs other duties related to the operation of the department and the City including additional duties that enable the department and City to meet the diverse needs of its community.

 

TYPICAL QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge of:

Methods, tools, and materials used in the maintenance of mechanical and electrical equipment employed in the operation of water and wastewater treatment, pumping and storage to include, but not be limited it: Mechanics of water, wastewater and storm systems and pumps, hydraulic units, boilers, collection units, displacement blowers, gas compressors, anaerobic digesters, emergency generators, and other related equipment;

Principles of construction, electrical and plumbing;
 
Basic mathematics;
 
Proper loading and unloading of chlorine cylinders;
 
Safe work practices in the water and wastewater industry;

Use and maintenance of a variety of tools and equipment used in water and wastewater systems;

 

Ability To:

Under direction, performs skilled operational, mechanical and maintenance work various systems and equipment in the water treatment system, storm and wastewater pumping stations and wastewater treatment facility; systems and equipment may include wells, water storage tanks, pumping stations, disinfection systems, granular activated carbon treatment systems, pumps and motors, and related equipment; responds to customer water and wastewater service calls and operational emergencies;

Diagnose and repair mechanical problems in water and wastewater systems; operate and perform maintenance work on water and wastewater system equipment;

Operate gas and arc welding equipment safely;
 
Work independently in a safe manner;

Communicate clearly and concisely with employees, contractors and the general public;
 
Understand and follow oral and written instructions; read and interpret manuals, construction plans and specifications;
 
Establish and maintain cooperative work relationships with city employees, vendors, and the general public.

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Any combination of experience and education that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

 

Education:
Equivalent to the completion of high school.
 
Experience:
Three years of experience working with water and/or wastewater systems.


         
LICENSES AND CERTIFICATES

Possession of a valid Commercial Class A Driver's License from the California Department of Motor Vehicles with the appropriate endorsements, as mandated by the State of California Commercial Vehicle Code, within 12 months of appointment.
 
Possession of a Grade I Water Treatment Plant Operator certificate issued by the California State Water Resources Control Board, at time of appointment.  Possession of a Grade II Water Treatment Plant Operator certificate, within 24 months of appointment.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS
 
Environmental Conditions:

Exposure to safety hazards including, fumes or odors, dusts or gases, chemicals, toxic materials, oil, and a variety of mechanical machinery. Exposed to a variety of weather conditions and may be exposed to blood borne pathogens.

 

Physical Conditions:

Essential and Marginal functions may require maintaining physical conditions necessary for standing, walking, sitting, driving, carrying, pushing, climbing, bending at waist, stooping, crouching, reaching, kneeling, crawling, hearing, sense of smell and sense of touch, lifting and  pulling up to 75 pounds.

 
 
*FLSA Status: NON-EXEMPT

Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Entry Level

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