|FLSA Designation: Non-Exempt
Established: February, 2005
Revised: July 1, 2010
Formerly titled Wastewater Maintenance Supervisor
UTILITIES MAINTENANCE MECHANIC
Class specifications are intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed by employees in the class. Specifications are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.
Under direction of the Fleet/Facilities Maintenance Manager, performs a variety of skilled duties involved in performing minor and major repairs to and maintaining various City facilities, including but not limited to: wastewater treatment plant, storm water systems, water treatment facilities, other City facilities requiring maintenance or repair of mechanical systems; performs preventive maintenance duties on such facilities and mechanical systems; and maintains a variety of records related to and in response of service order requests.
The Utilities Maintenance Mechanic is responsible for day-to-day maintenance and repair of the City’s wastewater and water treatment and distribution facilities. This is a full journey level class. Employees within this class are distinguished from the Facilities Maintenance Worker II by the performance of the full range of duties as assigned including the more complex operation and maintenance duties, operating a variety of equipment, and providing training to less experienced Facilities Maintenance Workers. Employees at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise, and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies of the work unit. Work is normally reviewed only on completion and for overall results.
The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.
- Prioritizes, reviews, and participates in the work of maintenance and repairs of the City’s wastewater, storm water, and water systems, facilities and related equipment; reviews, inspects and participates in construction projects and system installations as requested.
- Inspects and evaluates work of contractors in progress and upon completion to assure that repairs, maintenance, and project activities are performed in accordance with City regulations, policies, and operating procedures and practices; identifies problem areas and performs remedial action.
- Personally performs the operation and use of equipment, materials and tools on job sites; makes recommendations on materials and methods to be used in the efficient construction, repair and maintenance of wastewater, storm water and water systems.
- Inspects equipment and systems including, valves, pumps, motors, tanks and gauges; diagnoses and repairs mechanical and electrical malfunctions; replaces system components as needed.
- Contributes to and completes work orders; maintains a preventative maintenance program; develops and implements the computerized data management program for maintenance; compiles information and prepares and maintains a variety of records and files related to maintenance activities, repairs, and assigned duties.
- Ensures that section activities are carried out in a safe and efficient manner.
- Estimates time, materials and equipment required for jobs assigned; requisitions materials as required; maintains inventory of department supplies and equipment.
- Responds to emergency situations as necessary.
- Coordinates assigned maintenance activities with those of other divisions and outside agencies and organizations.
- Attends and participates in professional group meetings; serves on committees as necessary; maintains awareness of new trends and developments in the field of wastewater, storm water and water, systems maintenance; incorporates new developments as appropriate into programs.
- Performs related duties as required.
The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties.
Operations, services, and activities of a computer maintenance management program.
Advanced methods, materials and equipment used in the maintenance and repair of City wastewater, storm water, and water systems, facilities and related equipment.
Wastewater treatment plant piping and associated specialized equipment.
Troubleshooting and repair of pumps and motors, including welding and fabrication.
Cost, time and materials estimating.
Principles and procedures of record keeping.
Occupational hazards and standard safety practices.
Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations.
Recommend and implement goals, objectives, policies and procedures for providing wastewater maintenance programs.
Understand the organization and operation of the City and of outside agencies as necessary to assume assigned responsibilities.
Understand, interpret, and apply general and specific administrative and departmental policies and procedures as well as applicable federal, state, and local policies, laws, and regulations.
Plan and organize operations and activities related to maintenance and repair of City wastewater, storm water, and water systems, facilities and equipment.
Diagnose mechanical and electrical failures.
Inspect facilities, systems and equipment for maintenance and repair needs.
Perform general and preventative maintenance activities.
Review and work from sketches, diagrams, blueprints, plans and specifications.
Maintain accurate and updated logs, records and reports.
Operate office equipment including computers and supporting word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications.
Safely and effectively operate the tools and equipment used in the maintenance and repair of City water, wastewater and storm water systems.
Plan and organize work to meet changing priorities and deadlines.
Effectively represent the City to outside individuals and agencies to accomplish the goals and objectives of the unit.
Work cooperatively with other departments, City officials, and outside agencies.
Respond tactfully, clearly, concisely, and appropriately to inquiries from the public, City staff, or other agencies on sensitive issues in area of responsibility.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Education and Experience Guidelines - Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade supplemented by specialized training in mechanical maintenance.
Four years of experience in the maintenance and repair of wastewater systems, facilities and related equipment that includes two years holding a Grade II Plant Maintenance certificate or six years without certification.
License or Certificate:
Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Class A driver’s license.
Possession of or ability to obtain a Grade II PM (Preventive Maintenance) Mechanical Technologist Certificate issued by the California Water Environment Association (CWEA) within 18 months of appointment.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT
The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.
Environment: Standard office setting and outdoor field environment; travel from site to site; exposure to noise, dust, grease, smoke, fumes, noxious odors, gases, mechanical and electrical hazards, and all types of weather and temperature conditions; exposure to hazardous traffic conditions; work and/or walk on various types of surfaces including slippery or uneven surfaces and rough terrain; work at heights; incumbents may be required to respond to emergency and public calls after hours including evenings and weekends.
Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting and in a field environment; to walk, stand, and sit for prolonged periods of time; to frequently stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, crawl, climb, reach, twist, grasp, and make repetitive hand movement in the performance of daily duties; to climb unusual heights on ladders; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull moderate to heavy amounts of weight; to operate assigned equipment and vehicles; and to verbally communicate to exchange information.
Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction.
Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.