What You’ll Do
• To perform highly skilled mechanical and minor electrical work in the installation, alteration, maintenance and repair of electrical systems, equipment and fixtures in a wastewater treatment plant; and to provide lead worker oversight as necessary; to do other related work as required. Some of the job duties include:
• Read and interpret drawings, plans and diagrams of wastewater treatment plant infrastructure, equipment, controls and instrumentation.
• Install, inspect, diagnose, and perform major and minor mechanical repair work on motors, pumps, boilers, hydraulic and pneumatic equipment, generators, filters, and other plant equipment.
• Use a variety of tools, hand tools, cutting and welding equipment and multi-meters.
• Clean, oil and paint equipment.
• Perform preventive and corrective maintenance of all plant infrastructure particularly mechanical and electrical systems.
• Evaluate equipment performance and identify problem areas.
• Assist with maintaining inventory and supply of replacement parts.
• Perform general maintenance duties at the WWTP and Pump Station, including buildings, grounds and equipment as required.
• Provide lead supervision and training to less experienced maintenance mechanic personnel and assure safe work practice and procedures are always being followed.
• May be required to respond to emergency situations after normal working hours and be subject to serve on emergency stand-by alert and call out status on a rotational basis.
• Adhere to purchasing policy.
• Maintain a variety of chemical measuring equipment and plant process instrumentation.
• Fully support and utilize the Computerized Maintenance Management System to maintain accurate records and reports of work performed.
• Assist with installation of plant-related electrical systems, including but not limited to conduits, wires, relays, pull boxes, switch boards and switches required for additions, extensions or modifications to plant components.
• Perform related duties and responsibilities as assigned.
For a complete list of duties, knowledge, abilities and experience and training guidelines, please refer to the job specification at https://www.cityofsanmateo.org/DocumentCenter/View/69997/wwtp-mechanic-III
Who You Are
• You possess the knowledge of installation, diagnosis, operating and repair characteristics of wastewater plant mechanical and electrical systems, including repairing and maintaining motors, pumps, boilers, hydraulic equipment, generators, and other plant equipment; particular safety hazards associated with wastewater plant operations and the discharge hazards and conditions that may result from mechanical malfunctions; general principles of supervision and on-the-job training; general principles and practices of project management; standard practices, materials, tools and equipment used in the mechanical or electrical repair of minor and major mechanical equipment systems; safe driving principles and practices to operate motor vehicles safely, including but not limited to fork lifts, service and boom trucks, and standard passenger vehicles; use of Asset Management and Computerized Maintenance Management Systems.
• You possess the ability to perform advanced level mechanical maintenance work including the troubleshooting of equipment for both minor and major repair work; read and interpret blueprints, sketches and diagrams; use and care for tools and equipment of the electrical trade; develop and maintain accurate maintenance records; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; establish, maintain and foster positive and harmonious working relationships with those contacted in the course of work; lead, train and provide input in evaluation of Plant Mechanics; ability to use computers and electronic communications device in the course of work; diagnose, locate, and adjust defects in electrical and mechanical systems and equipment; assist in the preparation of Administrative Reports.
What You Bring
Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
• Minimum four years of experience involving Journey Level skilled mechanical and electrical maintenance on major equipment and systems.
• Two years of experience performing duties comparable to those of a Wastewater Treatment Plant Mechanic II.
• Two years of experience in a wastewater treatment plant.
• Specialized training in the maintenance and repair of major mechanical and electrical systems.
• High school diploma or equivalent.
License or Certificate:
• Possession of, or ability to obtain, and maintain a valid California Driver’s License.
• Possession and maintenance of a CWEA Plant Mechanical Technologist Grade III (or higher) certification, or the ability to obtain one within 12 months of date of hire and retain the certificate while employed in this position.
ADA Special Requirement:
Essential duties require the following physical abilities and work environment:
Ability to sit, stand, walk, kneel, crouch, stoop, squat, crawl, reach, twist, climb, and lift 50 pounds; exposure to extreme noise, outdoors, vibration, confining work space, chemicals, dust, toxic waste, explosive materials, mechanical hazards, and electrical hazards; availability for on-call.
Ability to wear a respirator and maintain a face seal while using a respirator.