Electrical/Mechanical Technician

North Marin Water District | 999 Rush Creek Place, Novato CA 94945

Salary Range: $5,859-$7,122
Open Date: 02/27/2017
Close Date: 03/31/2017

Position Description

Under supervision, installs and maintains water and wastewater electronic, electrical and mechanical equipment, and participates in water distribution system operations as required.

The Electrical/Mechanical Technician is a journey-level class responsible for performing a full array of duties in the installation and maintenance of the District’s water and wastewater systems and requires a general familiarity with all operating facilities of the District. This class is distinguished from the Electrical/Mechanical Apprentice classification in that the Electrical/Mechanical Technician takes on a higher level of performance of the skilled tasks of the Electrical/Mechanical group and demonstrates the ability to work independently.

Receives direct supervision from the Senior Electrical/Mechanical Technician and general supervision from Maintenance Supervisor. Generally is not required to exercise supervision but may assist in training of E/M Apprentice.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES (include but are not limited to the following)
Performs journey-level skilled and semi-skilled work installing, adjusting, repairing and maintaining electronic, electrical, and mechanical equipment, including pumps and motors, instruments and controls, communications equipment, cathodic protection equipment, automatic and power operated valves, building HVAC, treatment plant equipment, lighting and other electrical and mechanical equipment as required. Maintains proficiency in water distribution system operations, and performs same when assigned.

Assists in implementing preventive maintenance programs through the use of Computerized Maintenance Management software, carries out predictive, preventative and unplanned maintenance tasks, participates in training programs to maintain journey-level skills and assists in basic training for apprentice electrical/mechanical technicians. Performs tasks of a semi-skilled or unskilled nature as required, such as digging conduit trenches, facilities’ access road maintenance, cleaning/painting structures and equipment, and other duties as may be assigned
Understands and observes safety rules, enforces same when acting as lead man. Maintains proficiency in the use of electrical safety procedure and personal protection equipment, and in the use of other specialized safety equipment. Is on call at all times for emergencies and is required to participate in the District’s on-call rotation for distribution system operation pursuant to District Policy 26: On-call and Stand-By Duty.

Position Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS (the following minimum qualifications are necessary for the entry into the class)
Possess sufficient experience and education to successfully perform the duties of a Electrical/Mechanical Technician. A typical way of obtaining the required qualifications is to possess the equivalent of four years of experience maintaining, repairing and installing water/wastewater electrical/mechanical systems or the performance of related work, possession of a high school diploma (or its equivalent) and have skills equivalent to or have at least one year experience and/or current participation in an electrical journeyman apprenticeship program.
Demonstrated knowledge of electrical and mechanical equipment used throughout the District’s facilities; including, switchgear, motor control centers, variable speed drives, softstarters, uninterruptable power supplies, electric motors, control panels, pumps and pump station plumbing, pressure regulators, cathodic protection, supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA), programmable logic controllers, HVAC, lighting, local area network, software installation and maintenance, and use of personal computers. Developed understanding of NFPA 70, National, State and Local electrical codes, Cal OSHA Safety guidelines as they apply to electrical and mechanical safety. Good physical condition with the ability to perform the bending, lifting and twisting tasks required to perform the distribution systems maintenance operations of the department. Work weekends, holidays and remain available in the event of an emergency. Maintain effective working relationship with those contacted in the course of work.

Possession of a valid class C California driver's license.

Obtain a Class A drivers license within the first year of employment.
Possession of a California Department of Health Services Grade D1 Water Distribution Operator Certificate or ability to obtain said certification within 6 months of appointment to position or at the next available Department of Drinking Water scheduled exam date.

How to Apply

Please visit our website at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/nmwd to apply.
Contact Email: kyoung@nmwd.com
Website: www.nmwd.com