UTILITY MECHANIC/DWO

City of Houston Public Works | Houston, TX

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Posted Date 8/25/2021
Description

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Performs skilled mechanical duties in the maintenance of water systems and facilities.  Performs inspections, preventive maintenance, lubrications and repairs of buildings, plants, lift stations, pumps, motors, blowers, compressors, valves, lines and other water systems, facilities and equipment.  Maintains and repairs equipment and tools used to perform responsibilities. Collects and catalogs data on installed equipment. Reports unsafe conditions and equipment to proper authorities.  Keeps records of maintenance and repair work. Will be required to drive a City vehicle and maintain vehicle maintenance and mileage records.
 
WORKING CONDITIONS
This position involves considerable physical exertion, such as regular climbing of ladders, lifting heavy objects up to eighty (80) pounds on a frequent basis and/or assuming awkward position for long periods of time.  There are frequent exposures to extreme levels of temperature, air pollution, noise pollution, chemical gases and substances.

This is a Department of Houston Public Works Emergency Management position at the Tier II Level.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

MINIMUM EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS
Requires a high school diploma or a GED certificate.
 
MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
One year as a Plant Operator Trainee or 18 months of experience in building or mechanical maintenance is required.

One year of directly related college or vocational education may be substituted for up to a maximum of one year of work experience.
 
MINIMUM LICENSE REQUIREMENTS
A valid Driver License is required and Compliance with the City of Houston policy on driving (AP 2-2).

PREFERENCES

Preference will be given to applicants with training and experience in the maintenance field. 

**Preference shall be given to eligible veteran applicants provided such persons possess the qualifications necessary for competent discharge of the duties involved in the position applied for, such persons are among the most qualified candidates for the position, and all other factors in accordance with Executive Order 1-6. ** 

GENERAL INFORMATION

SELECTION/SKILLS TESTS REQUIRED:     None
However, the department may administer a skill assessment evaluation.
 
SAFETY IMPACT POSITION:     Yes                  
If yes, this position is subject to random drug testing and if a promotional position, candidate must pass an assignment drug test.
 
SALARY INFORMATION              
Factors used in determining the salary offered include the candidate's qualifications as well as the pay rates of other employees in this classification.  

Pay Grade 12
 
APPLICATION PROCEDURES
Only online applications will be accepted for this City of Houston job and must be received by the Human Resources Department during active posting period. Applications must be submitted online at: www.houstontx.gov
 
To view your detailed application status, please log-in to your online profile by visiting: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/houston/default.cfm or call 832-393-6002.
 
If you need special services or accommodations, call 832-393-6002 (TTY 7-1-1).
 
If you need login assistance or technical support call 855-524-5627.
 
Due to the high volume of applications received, the Hiring Department will contact you directly, should you be selected to advance in our recruitment process.
 
All new and rehires must pass a pre-employment drug test and are subject to a physical examination and verification of information provided. 
 
EEO Equal Employment Opportunity
The City of Houston is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.

Salary: $16.57 Hourly

 

Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Entry Level

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