Plant & Equipment Mechanic I/II - Wastewater Treatment
Under immediate supervision (Plant and Equipment Mechanic I) or general supervision (Plant and Equipment Operator II), to perform a variety of skilled work involved in the maintenance and repair of specialized wastewater and/or water plant equipment, apparatus, and fixtures including pumps, engine motors, and valves.
Plant and Equipment Mechanic I – exercises no supervision.
Plant and Equipment Mechanic II may exercise technical and/or functional supervision over lower level personnel.
IMPORTANT AND ESSENTIAL DUTIES
Operate city vehicles on a regular basis to check pump stations, travel to other treatment stations, and bring parts into town.
Replace water pumps and electrical motor bearings, motors, and related parts. Check for proper operation.
Lubricate and change oil in electrical motors and water pumps.
Perform general building maintenance and repair operations including rough carpentry, electrical wiring, plumbing, and related activities.
Use a variety of hand tools, cutting and welding equipment, and electrical test equipment.
Participate in the procurement of replacement parts and materials.
Plant & Equipment Mechanic II
Disassemble, reassemble, or install impellers, end plates, bearings, seals, timing gears, filters, and radiators; paint pumps, motors, and piping.
Troubleshoot, diagnose malfunctions, and make necessary repairs on mechanical equipment and related components.
Overhaul, test, and calibrate components including instruments, mega meters, and control valves.
OTHER JOB RELATED DUTIES
Perform other job related duties and responsibilities as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Standard practices, methods, tools, and materials used in mechanical trades.
Occupational hazards and standard safety precautions necessary in the work.
General methods of electrical, carpentry, and general maintenance repairs.
Safe driving principles and practices.
Operate a variety of bench and hand tools, machines and equipment of mechanical trades.
Safely operate a motor vehicle.
Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work, both internally and externally.
Follow and embrace the City of Abilene Core Values – Respect, Integrity, Service Above Self, and Excellence in All We Do.
Perform as a team member in a manner that accomplishes the Division’s mission and treats team members with dignity, courtesy, and respect.
Plant & Equipment Mechanic II
Lead, manage, and perform as a team member in a manner that accomplishes the Division’s mission and treats team members with dignity, courtesy, and respect.
Experience and Training Guidelines:
For positions with more than one level, all listed requirements at the lower levels are required at the higher levels. Any combination equivalent to experience and training to provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be qualifying. Knowledge, skills, and abilities may be obtained through:
General maintenance experience with some exposure to mechanical repairs is preferred.
A high school diploma or GED is required.
License or Certificate:
A valid Texas driver’s license, the ability to obtain one within ninety (90) days of employment, or a military waiver is required.
Ability to obtain a “D” Wastewater License within one (1) year of employment is required for the Plant and Equipment Mechanic I position.
Ability to obtain a “C” Wastewater License within three (3) years of employment is required for the Plant & Equipment Mechanic II position.
Exposure to cold, heat, noise, outdoors, vibration, confined work space, chemicals, explosive materials, mechanical hazards, and electrical hazards.
Ability to travel to different work sites.
Essential duties require the following physical skills and work environment:
With or without accommodation, the “X” indicates the overall strength demand of the position during a typical workday:
___ Sedentary – lifting of no more than 10 pounds
___ Light – lifting no more than 20 pounds; carrying up to 10 pounds
___ Medium – lifting no more than 50 pounds; carrying up to 25 pounds
_X_ Heavy – lifting no more than 100 pounds; carrying up to 50 pounds
___ Very Heavy – team lifting over 100 pounds; carrying more than 50 pounds
Physical Demand Codes: The following describes whether or not the position is expected to exert the physical demands listed during a typical workday as well as the overall frequency of the task:
Codes for how often:
N = No
E = Extensive (100 – 70% of the time)
M = Moderate (60 – 30% of the time)
I = Infrequent (20 – 10% of the time)
A = Almost Never (<10% of the time)
Code / Task
_I _ Overhead Work
_M_ Fine Dexterity
_I _ Crawling
_I _ Balancing
___ Other: _____________________
- Pay Type Hourly
- Min Hiring Rate $19.96
- Max Hiring Rate $25.39
- Wastewater Collection, 1900 CR 309, Hamby, Texas, United States of America