Maintenance Technician, WWTP - 3084

Career Purpose

Provides a variety of skilled and technical work in the maintenance, diagnosis and repair of all electrical and mechanical equipment associated with the Wastewater Treatment Plant and its related facilities. This position involves routine maintenance, inspection and repair of equipment, machinery and related apparatus, at the treatment plant, pump stations and reservoirs. The employee makes inspections of equipment to determine both operating and mechanical condition.

This position is assigned to the Wastewater Treatment Plant Division of Public Works.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF POSITION:

  • Regularly test, maintain and repair pumps, valves, compressors, chemical feeders, chlorinators, clarifier units, generators, heating and air conditioning units; transmitting, testing and recording instruments; pneumatic, hydraulic and electrical systems. This position includes carpentry, masonry, welding, and plumbing.
  • Regularly perform difficult electrical and mechanical diagnosis and repair work including complete overhaul, when required.
  • Regularly use preventative maintenance system for monitoring plant condition.
     

OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Frequently keep grounds clean at the treatment plant and its related facilities.
  • Frequently clean and repair clarifiers, basins, tanks and all related equipment.
  • Frequently operate various kinds of equipment such as Backhoe, Street sweeper, Tractor with Brush hog, Semi-trucks, and Refer-truck.
  • Frequently operate and maintain water/wastewater pumping facilities and lines for the conveyance of water/wastewater.
  • Frequently unload chemicals and supplies such as chlorine and sulfur dioxide.
  • Occasionally required to operate the treatment plant including belt presses.  Employee is responsible for ensuring that the treatment plant meets all federal and state compliance requirements.
  • Occasionally is assigned other duties by supervisor.

POSITION STANDARDS:

Education and Experience:

  • Graduation from an accredited high school or GED equivalency.
  • Six (6) years of increasingly responsible skilled maintenance or construction work, including three (3) years experience in the repair, maintenance and operation of electric motors, controls and mechanical equipment; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of electrical motors and controls, and proper methods of repair and maintenance.
  • Knowledge of the operating principals of pumps, control systems and other equipment related to water and wastewater treatment facilities.
  • Knowledge of the functions and mechanics of water and wastewater controlling, filtering, purifying, and related systems.
  • Knowledge of the safe practices and procedures for handling and using all laboratory reagents and chemicals associated with a wastewater treatment plant.
  • Ability to make inspections to determine operating conditions and needed repairs of equipment, and to make such repairs expediently so as to cause minimum disturbance to operating schedules.

Special Requirements:

  • Possession of a valid Oklahoma driver’s license.
  • Possession of or the ability to obtain Class “D” Wastewater certification from the Department of Environmental Quality within one year of date of employment.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF THE POSITION:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Regularly: Required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls and reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The employee must be tolerant of heights.

Frequently: Required to stand and talk or hear, walk, sit, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and smell. The employee must frequently lift and or move up to 50 pounds

Occasionally: Exerting 10 to 25 pounds of force

Rarely: Lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects up to 100 lbs

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in outside weather conditions, and is exposed to all weather extremes. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands and fingersto handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls and reach with hands and arms. The employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is regularly required to stand, walk or sit and frequently required to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl or smell.

The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to ten (25) pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to one hundred (100) pounds with assistance. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distant vision, clear and peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:

The physical demands described here 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 functions.

Frequently: Works near moving mechanical parts or in outside weather conditions. Works near moving mechanical parts or in outside weather conditions.

Occasionally: Exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes, toxic or caustic chemicals.

The noise level in the work environment is moderately noisy which requires hearing protection.

While performing the essential functions of this job, the employee frequently works near moving and vibrating mechanical parts.  The employee rarely works in high, precarious places; is rarely exposed to fumes or air borne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals and is rarely exposed to risk of electrical shock.

The employee will occasionally be exposed to wet or humid conditions and will frequently be exposed to outside weather conditions of extreme heat or cold with occasional ice or snow.

The employee will rarely be working during hours of darkness and will occasionally be near heavy vehicle traffic.  The employee will occasionally be working in or near excavations or confined spaces.

The noise level of the work environment is quiet in the office, moderately quiet in the service vehicle, but is noisy in the field.

NOTICE:

This document is a temporary management guide tool and is subject to change.  The duties listed in this description are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.  The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change. 

Equal Opportunity Employer

The City of Lawton affords equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability status or genetic information. Persons selected for employment into any position must pass a drug test. Some positions may require passing an alcohol test. Previous employment and any additional experience will be subject to verification prior to employment processing. A driver’s license and driving record check will be conducted if driving is a job requirement. A post offer employment medical examination may be conducted prior to job placement.

Vacancy #
3084
Closing Date
Career Type
Full-time
Salary
$1,241.95 Bi-weekly
Hiring Organization
Water Wastewater

How To Apply ?

Option 1: Online - Adobe PDF

Note: You need to have Adobe Reader Installed on your device to submit the application online. Download or complete the attached application.

Option 2: By Mail

Return all completed application material to :

Human Resources Department
City Hall
212 SW 9th St
Lawton, OK 73501

Application material must be submitted no later than 5 p.m. on the closing date (postmark alone is insufficient). The closing date is listed on the job announcement or the application material.

Option 3: In Person

The Human Resources Department is located on the 2nd Floor inside City Hall.

Human Resources Department
City Hall
212 SW 9th St
Lawton, OK 73501