Maintenance Technician, Grade I, II, or III

Orange County Water District | Fountain Valley, CA

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Posted Date 3/05/2021
Description

Incumbent is responsible for performing skilled level maintenance tasks required for the maintenance/operation of an advance wastewater treatment plant and facilities. Treatment processes include Microfiltration, Reverse Osmosis, UV Oxidation, Lime Saturation and Chlorination and a reclaimed water filtration system. Duties include maintaining and repairing equipment, performing construction activities, and facilities maintenance, which includes: building remodeling, painting, furniture modifications, plumbing repairs, roof leaks, furniture moves, appliance repairs, landscaping and other related activities. Perform a variety of housekeeping and cleanup activities. As well as perform inspection of pipelines and exercise valves on various pipelines. Perform welding, brazing, cutting and hard-facing on plant equipment as necessary. May require ability to weld steel, stainless steel and non-ferrous metals required. Maintain, fabricate, modify and repair plant equipment. Depending on qualifications: participates in the operation, maintenance, servicing, fabricating, testing, repair, welding and rebuilding of a variety of equipment including pumps, valves, compressors, and associate equipment. Perform a variety of preventative maintenance tasks to maintain the advanced wastewater treatment facilities including all faculties. Assist in the ordering of required parts for equipment and/or vehicles. Installs and removes a variety of plant equipment. Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.

QUALIFICATIONS for All Grades:
High School Diploma or General Equivalency Degree. College level course work desirable in maintenance and water or wastewater. Work experience demonstrating mechanical aptitude; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above. Possession of wastewater or water certification desirable. Incumbents must be able to obtain: Forklift Certification within 3 months; Commercial Driver’s License, Class B with airbrake and tank endorsements within six months of position (Grades II and III). Heavy Work: Exerting in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Incumbents may be subjected to moving mechanical parts, electrical currents, vibrations, fumes, odors, dusts, chemicals, oils, extreme temperatures, work space restrictions, and noise. Welding experience and certification is highly desirable. Required to wear personal protective clothing/equipment appropriate for job assignments including SCBA. Must comply with District’s Respiratory Protection Program and CAL OSHA Safety Regulations. Equipment used by personnel required for the position may require multiple certifications.

SPECIFIC QUALIFICATIONS FOR MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN I:
One-two years of related work experience demonstrating mechanical aptitude; and/or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above. Incumbents must obtain CWEA Grade I Maintenance Certification within 1 year of employment.

SPECIFIC QUALIFICATIONS FOR MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN II:
Three to four years of related experience demonstrating mechanical aptitude; and/or 3 years of related work experience applying welding skills in the maintenance and repair of mechanical equipment; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above. Incumbents must have CWEA Grade II Maintenance Certification, or a CWEA Grade I within 1 year and 1G flat, 2G horizontal and 3G vertical welding certifications or combinations of journeyman welding experience.

SPECIFIC QUALIFICATIONS FOR MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN III:
Five years of directly related journey level skilled maintenance experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above. CWEA Grade III Maintenance Technician Certification required, California Wastewater Certification within six months; Depending on essential duties, may require welding certification within six months. Ability to wear a Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus and respond to emergency situations. May be required to obtain crane certification within six months of hire.

Schedule:
Grade II & III, will be required to work on call standby rotation with the ability to be on site within 1 hour of being called. Depending on the needs of the District, all grades will be required to work extended shifts, weekends and Holidays. This position reports to the Fountain Valley location.

Salary Range:
Maintenance Technician Grade I: $30.58 - $38.21 per hour
Maintenance Technician Grade II: $37.16 - $46.45 per hour
Sr. Maintenance Technician Grade III: $40.97 - $51.22 per hour

You must submit an OCWD online employment application to be considered.

Please visit www.ocwd.com to complete an application.

Pre-employment drug screening is conducted for DOT Program positions.

A valid California driver’s license and proof of automobile insurance is required.

Applications will be accepted until a sufficient number apply.

EOE

Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Entry Level

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