Maintenance Technician, WWTP - 3243

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.

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/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, 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.
  • ccasionally required to operate the treatment plant including belt presses to ensure proper mechanical performance.  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.
  • Two (2) years of increasingly responsible skilled maintenance or construction work, experience in 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.

Physical                   Regularly         = 67% of the work time or greater;

Demands                 Frequently       = 34% - 66% of the time;

                                Occasionally    = 12% - 33% of the time;

                                 Rarely              = less than 1 hour in an 8-hour shift.

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.

Environmental            Regular             = 67% of the work time or greater;

Demands                    Frequently        = 34 - 66% of the time;

                                   Occasionally    = 12% - 33% of the time;

                                   Rarely              = less than 1 hour in an 8-hour shift.

Frequently:      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.

INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS:

Mechanics are subject to limited contact with the public, but occasionally are required to explain policy and procedures on operations to the public.  Employee typically has contacts with employees of different departments and external agencies.  The contacts are to answer questions requiring explanation or limited interpretation of advanced procedures. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

First Application Review:

The first application review date will commence on September 8, 2020.  All application submitted after that date will be placed in a separate folder awaiting the outcome of the initial review.  Should none of the original applicants be selected, the second set will be available for review.

 

Safety Sensitive:

This position is a “safety sensitive” position as defined by the US DOT drug and alcohol testing regulations, the Oklahoma Standards for Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing Act and/or Oklahoma Medical Marijuana laws. The “safety sensitive” positions in the following categories may be subject to periodic random drug testing pursuant to City of Lawton Administrative Policy 3-02: Drug & Alcohol Free Workplace. Marijuana is one of the substances included in the drug panel screening. Possession of a medical marijuana license will not excuse you from the testing process, or the consequences of testing positive for marijuana. The categories listed are inclusive of City of Lawton jobs only.

  1. Police Officers or Peace Officers;
  2. Employees authorized to carry firearms;
  3. Employees with drug interdiction responsibilities;
  4. Employees that work in direct contact with inmates;
  5. Employees engaged in activities which directly affect the safety of others.

 

Notice:

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 and employee and is subject to change by 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 #
3243
Closing Date
Career Type
Full-time
Salary
$1,241.95 Bi-weekly
Hiring Organization
Public Utilities

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