GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Performs difficult technical and skilled work in the operation, maintenance, repair, installation, and replacement of machinery and equipment in the water treatment plant and waste water treatment plant; performs related duties as required.
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: An employee in this class performs work in the operation, installation, maintenance, and repair of large and specialized equipment and machinery in the water treatment plant. Work involves the responsibility for maintaining pumps, motors, clarifiers, chlorinators, filters, and other related plant equipment. Work requires knowledge of trade skills in mechanical, plumbing, electrical, and electronic areas.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Maintains and repairs pumps, motors, electrical and hydraulic systems, and other apparatus and equipment;
Plans and participates in regular preventive maintenance inspections such as checking and lubricating bearings, gear boxes, checking and replacing filters, and other preventive maintenance activities;
Troubleshoots, diagnoses, and repairs parts or equipment due to failure;
Dismantles and overhauls various plant equipment; cleans, replaces and repairs. gauges, pumps, diffusers, engines, filters, blowers, and chlorinators;
Rebuilds and overhauls defective parts and machinery, instrumentation and equipment;
Maintains and services electrical generators for emergency power sources during outages;
Collects water and wastewater samples from various points in the system;
Maintains precise, detailed records of activities and inventory of equipment and materials;
JOB RELATED PHYSICAL ACTIVITY REOUIREMENTS: This position involves heavy work requiring the employee to exert up to 100 pounds of force occasionally and less force frequently to move objects. Physical activity related to this position may include climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, talking, hearing, and repetitive motions. . An employee in this position will be exposed to indoor and outdoor environmental conditions; subject to hazards including work in high places, exposure to working mechanical parts, electrical currents, and exposure to chemicals; and subject to extreme heat and cold, noise and vibrations, and working in narrow or close quarters.
REOUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Considerable knowledge of the installation, repair, and maintenance of the mechanical, hydraulic, and electrical components of water treatment and waste water treatment plants; considerable knowledge of the occupational hazards and necessary safety precautions of the work; considerable knowledge of the tools, parts, and methods associated with diagnosing, repairing, and maintaining equipment; some knowledge of the principles of organic and inorganic chemistry; some knowledge of state laws regulating water treatment, waste water treatment and the standard procedures necessary to meet permitted requirements; skill in the use and care of tools of the trade; ability to detect malfunctioning of pumps and motors by observation, sound, and chart readings, and to take proper remedial action; ability to read and follow schematic drawings, blueprints, and written and oral instructions; ability to provide leadership and guidance to lead workers; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and superior; ability to prepare and maintain accurate and records and prepare reports.
ACCEPTABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: Graduation from high school supplemented by courses in electrical, mechanical or plumbing trades, and one year experience including pumping and electrical systems repair; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
ADDITIONAL REOUIREMENTS: Certification in NC AWWA-WEA Maintenance Technologist Grade I and ability to obtain a Grade II within two years and maintain these certifications.