Deadline: June 27, 2020
**This position will be advertised continuously, and applications will be reviewed starting on December 27, 2019. Based on the number of applications received, this job posting may close without notice.**
Under close supervision, performs entry-level duties as assigned in the installation, modification, design, maintenance, and repair of mechanical equipment and machinery used in the operation of large surface water treatment facilities, water reclamation facilities, reverse osmosis desalination facilities, sewer lift stations, and reclaimed water pump stations, and potable booster stations; operation/maintenance, including: production, storage and distribution facilities, and chemical system; and performs related duties as assigned.
Entry-level in the Maintenance Technician series. Initially, under close supervision, incumbents perform the more routine duties while learning City policies and procedures and becoming familiar with the variety of departmental systems and practices. As experience is gained, duties become more diversified and are performed under more general supervision. Incumbents may advance to the higher level after gaining experience and demonstrating proficiency which meet the qualifications of the higher level. This classification distinguishes itself from the Maintenance Technician II and III flex positions as those positions perform job duties at the journeyman level. Maintenance Technician I may advance to the higher level after gaining experience, certification and demonstrating proficiency through written and oral examinations which meet the qualifications of the higher level.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The duties listed below 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 class.
1. Performs a variety of semi-skilled duties involving in the inspection, diagnosis, troubleshooting, maintenance, repair and servicing of field and shop equipment, components, facilities and machinery associated with the production, collection, treatment, storage, and distribution of potable water, raw water, waste water, and reclaimed water and in the collection and transmission of waste water, such as pipes, tubes, rods, seals, shafts, stuffing boxes, gears, motors, bearings, couplings, chemical production, chemical storage and feed systems, flow stations, pumping stations, sewage lift stations, valves, deep wells and pumps from fractional to 600hp (vertical turbine, submersible, split case horizontal, right angle, gears, etc.); tests and monitors equipment and machinery for vibration, bearing temperature and output capacity.
2. Repairs and maintains settling basin machinery, cross-connections, mixers and hydraulic gates.
3. Organizes and conducts with outside utilities pump testing using various head and flow instruments for well, horizontal, centrifugal and vertical turbine pumps; plots and evaluates test results and calculates performance data; determines groundwater levels using electrical sounders, air lines and transducers.
4. Installs, maintains, and repairs equipment, hydraulic and pneumatic systems, booster pumps, disinfection equipment, hydro mechanical systems and related equipment and apparatus used in the production, treatment, storage and distribution of potable, reclaimed water and the collection and transmission of raw sewage and waste water.
5. Maintains sewer lift station facilities, equipment, and machinery by using manual, electronic and computer control systems (i.e. float, ultrasonic level, or pressurized air control systems).
6. Maintains and services air compressors; maintains, installs, pulls, services and aligns all electric motors.
7. Inspects vehicles in preparation for transit to plants and facilities including preparing class A vehicles, equipment transports and cranes for their respective duties/assignments.
8. Operates Shop Bridge, boom trucks, cranes, forklifts, compressors, portable and stationary generators, steam cleaners, pneumatic, hydraulic and electric tools, shop machinery and related tools and equipment.
9. Operations mobile truck hydraulic (telescopic) cranes up to 17.5 tons; utilizes lifting/load handling devices (e.g. slings, cable, and spreader bars).
10. Installs, replaces and repairs chemical storage, feed and distribution system components such as storage tanks, generators, analyzers, evaporators, distribution lines and valves, and various chemical feed pumps.
11. Responds to leaks in chemical feed systems and makes repairs to storage tanks and feeders; supplies emergency generators for power outages; supplies portable pump stations and fab piping.
12. Maintains, repairs, and services valves and surge tanks at reservoirs, pumping and flow stations; install and/or replace large water meters and backflows.
13. Schedules and coordinates activities with other sections and divisions, including construction crews on valve repairs.
14. Ensures timely and accurate completion of preventative maintenance activities, utilizing computerized maintenance management programs; maintains detailed record keeping in support of computerized maintenance management system.
15. Requisitions necessary tools, equipment and supplies.
16. Researches new operational methods, techniques and equipment and recommends their application.
17. Plans and lays out jobs from blueprints, drawings, sketches or verbal instructions; maintains records in the form of blueprints, plans and specifications for industrial and waterworks equipment and machinery; makes suggestions for system design and operational improvements.
18. Designs and fabricates a variety of brackets, supports and other metal structures using fabricating equipment, fabricate and install exhaust piping, mufflers, catalytic converters, heat exchangers and associated piping for industrial engines and generators.
19. Rebuilds existing pumps and valves at lift stations, wells, pumping plants and water process facilities.
20. Fabricates and installs piping for new pump installations which may include plumbing, pipe fitting and machine tool operations.
21. Responds to emergency situations as necessary, extended duties may include confined space entries utilizing departmental safety equipment, policies and procedures.
22. Uses lockout/block out procedures to block electrical and other energy sources and operations equipment at panel for maintenance purposes.
23. Performs a variety of semi-skilled duties involved in the inspection, diagnosis, troubleshooting, maintenance, and repair and servicing of water reclamation and potable water treatment facility equipment, components, facilities and machinery.
24. Tests, troubleshoots, calibrates and performs preventative maintenance on a variety of complex electronic instruments and equipment.
25. Responds to emergencies related to all DWP facilities and Equipment City wide.
26. Works to ensure the City's safety program is carried out.
27. Performs related duties as assigned.
Basic principles, methods, techniques, tools and equipment used in the installation, maintenance and repair of industrial/mechanical equipment and machinery common to large state-of-the-art micro-filtration water treatment plants, reverse osmosis desalination facilities, waterworks systems, lift stations, and production wells; machine shop procedures and practices; safety practices, safe work methods and safety regulations pertaining to the trade; application of lockout/block out procedures; shop mathematics; water hydraulics; use and operation of oxyacetylene and cutting torch materials; basic electrical safety, confined space entry procedures, basic first aid; Safe Drinking Water Act and relevant state and federal regulations; cost estimating and basic techniques of engineering and drafting as they apply to assigned responsibilities; computer applications related to the work; codes, ordinances and regulations pertaining to the trade; mechanical maintenance, crane operation and metals identification.
Demonstrate application of principles, methods, techniques, tools and equipment used in the installation, maintenance and repair of industrial/mechanical equipment and machinery common to large state-of-the-art micro-filtration water treatment plants, reverse osmosis desalination facilities, waterworks systems, lift stations, and production wells; machine shop procedures and practices; safety practices, safe work methods and safety regulations pertaining to the trade; application of lockout/block out procedures; shop mathematics; water hydraulics; use and operation of oxyacetylene and cutting torch materials; basic electrical safety, confined space entry procedures, basic first aid; Safe Drinking Water Act and relevant state and federal regulations; cost estimating and basic techniques of engineering and drafting as they apply to assigned responsibilities; computer applications related to the work; codes, ordinances and regulations pertaining to the trade; mechanical maintenance, crane operation and metals identification.
Under close supervision, diagnose and repair a variety of industrial/mechanical equipment, systems and machinery, such as valves, motors, pumps and other equipment common to the waterworks field; use precision and diagnostic instruments to measure required tolerances of mechanical parts; operate a pump installing reg; identify and implement effective courses of action to complete assigned work; read and interpret plans, specifications, manuals and blueprints, use hand tools, pipe-threaders, taps, dies, measuring instruments and laser alignment equipment; exercise independent judgment within established guidelines; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work; coordinate work assignments with other sections, divisions or departments; operate class A vehicles in accordance with DOT regulations. Follow and apply written and oral work instructions. Support, promote, and implement the City's and or department's mission, direction, and policies in a positive and professional manner and any changes to those items.
A typical way of obtaining the knowledge, skills and abilities outlined above is graduation from high school or G.E.D equivalent, and two years of journey-level experience in the installation, maintenance and repair of pumping equipment, including valves, pumps and motors; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
Must possess, or obtain within one year, a valid Class A California driver's license with tank and hazmat endorsements and have the ability to maintain insurability under the City's Vehicle Insurance Policy. All City employees required to possess a valid class A driver's license for the performance of their duties shall be subject to random drug and alcohol testing pursuant to City policy and federal law.
Must possess, or obtain within 18 months, a California State Crane Operator's Certificate. Also a Forklift Operator's License within 6 months.
Ability to work extended hours, including nights, weekends and holidays.
Employees in this classification are required to participate in standby duty and are subject to be on-call, which may include rotating-duty schedule, weekends and 24-hour emergency call out with little or no notice. Any employee designated to serve on standby, or report for emergencies, shall be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination.
Maintenance Technician I must possess a valid California Water Distribution Operator Grade II Certificate, or the ability to obtain one within 24 months of hire.
PHYSICAL/MENTAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT
The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by employees to successfully perform the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to stand and talk or hear; and walk or sit. The employee is frequently required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; and smell.
The employee must regularly lift and/or move tools, materials and equipment weighing up to 50 pounds and occasionally up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
Employees in this class are required to wear respirators regularly. In accordance with CAL/OSHA regulations, employees are prohibited from having facial or head hair that impairs the effectiveness of respirator equipment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential duties of the class as they related to this requirement.
While performing the duties of this class, the incumbent is regularly required to use written and oral communication skills; read and interpret data, information and documents; analyze and solve problems; use shop mathematics; observe and interpret situations; deal with changing, intensive deadlines; and interact with officials and the public.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The employee frequently works in outside weather conditions, near moving mechanical parts, and on slippery and uneven surfaces. The employee is frequently exposed to wet or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is frequently loud.