Wastewater Treatment Plant Mechanic III

City of San Mateo | 2050 Detroit Drive, San Mateo, 94404

Salary Range: $7,971 - $9,095 Monthly
Open Date: 03/26/2021
Close Date: 4/26/2021

Position Description

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

Position Qualifications

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.

How to Apply

** SIGNING BONUS/REFERRAL AWARD** The Wastewater Treatment Plant Mechanic III hired from this recruitment will receive a signing bonus of $1,500.00 upon successful completion of probation. If an eligible merit City employee refers a candidate who is subsequently hired from this recruitment, he/she shall receive a $1,500.00 referral award in accordance with the City’s Targeted Recruitment Program Policy. The candidate must note the referring employee’s name on the City’s official employment application at the time he/she submits the application. Are You Ready? Apply: Submit an online application, supplemental questionnaire, résumé (highly encouraged) at https://www.calopps.org/san-mateo/job-20100130 or to the Human Resources Department, City of San Mateo, 330 W. 20th Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94403, (650) 522-7260. Application Deadline: Recruitment will close by 5:00 pm on April 16, 2021 Examination Process: All applications, supplemental questionnaires, and résumés (highly encouraged) received will be reviewed for minimum qualifications. Applications with "see resume" as a substitution for the work experience description, those with unclear past employment information, or those with insufficient information to evaluate possession of minimum qualifications will not be considered; missing information cannot be assumed. A limited number of the most highly qualified applicant application packets will be rated by Subject Matter Experts using a Training and Experience (T&E) examination process. The T&E will consist of reviewing all information submitted in the application process. Application packet and responses to the supplemental questionnaire will be rated for content, neatness, clarity of expression, grammar, spelling, ability to follow instructions, completeness, and relevant information provided for the position. An employment list will be established for those who pass the Training and Experience (T&E) examination process. The employment list resulting from this recruitment may be used for other department vacancies as they occur. The list will remain in effect for at least 6 months with the possibility of an extension for an additional 6 months. Once placed on an employment list, and at the time a vacancy occurs, eligible candidates may be contacted by the hiring departments and scheduled for additional department interviews. Note: The City of San Mateo reserves the right, at its discretion, to limit the number of qualified candidates invited to the selection process. ALL RESPONSES WILL BE CONDUCTED VIA THE EMAIL ADDRESS PROVIDED IN YOUR ONLINE APPLICATION. Therefore, it is imperative that you provide an email address to which you have access, and it is recommended that you frequently check your email for notices from: sanmateo@CalOpps.org Fine Print Prior to hire, candidates will be required to successfully complete a pre-employment process, including a driving record review, reference check, Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) fingerprint checks. A conviction history will not necessarily disqualify an applicant from appointment. Candidates with a disability who may require special assistance in any phase of the application or testing process should contact Lourdes Coles, Sr. Human Resources Analyst, at lcoles@cityofsanmateo.org or (650) 522-7264. Do not upload any documents related to your request for accommodation in CalOpps. The policy of the City of San Mateo is to grant equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons without regard to race, color, sex, gender, age, religion, ancestry, physical or mental disability, sexual preference, marital status or national origin. It is the intent and desire of the City of San Mateo that equal employment opportunity will be provided in recruiting, hiring, training, promoting, wages, benefits, and all other privileges, terms and conditions of employment. The City of San Mateo is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).
Contact Email: lcoles@cityofsanmateo.org
Website: https://www.calopps.org/san-mateo/job-20100130

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