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Plant Mechanic I/II


Salary band: $10k - $15k
Location: North America, United States, California
Job type: Permanent
Contact: City of Modesto, CA
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THE POSITION Benefits Supplemental Questions

To install, maintain, and repair plant equipment, engines, pumps, and related equipment located on sewer and storm lift stations and within the primary or secondary wastewater and/or water production treatment plants; and to oversee and participate in the work of a crew engaged in plant repair and maintenance.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

Plant Mechanic I - This is the first level class in the Plant Mechanic series. Positions in this class typically only have a minimal amount of directly related work experience. The Plant Mechanic I is distinguished from the II level by the performance of less than the full range of duties assigned to the II level. Incumbents work under immediate supervision while learning job tasks, progressing to general supervision as procedures and processes of assigned area of responsibility are learned. Depending on assignment, some positions may be allocated at level I only. In addition, the II level requires certification. Positions in this class are flexibly staffed and are normally filled by advancement from Trainee level and demonstrated proficiency to perform skilled duties with greater independence.

Plant Mechanic II - This is the second level class in the Plant Mechanic series and is distinguished from the I level by the assignment of the full range of duties. Employees at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new, unusual or unique situations arise and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies within the work unit. Positions in this class are flexibly staffed and are normally filled by advancement from the I level once expertise and certification are obtained. Positions in this class are flexibly staffed and are normally filled by advancement from Level I and demonstrated proficiency to perform skilled duties with greater independence.

Application Process

Applicants will be assessed on the application submitted. Due to the volume of applications received, resumes will not be screened for the purpose of determining who is most qualified to compete in the testing process. It is the applicant's responsibility to fill out the "Education" and "Work Experience" sections of the application with complete information and adequate detail. Do not substitute any part of the application form with the words "see resume". The following information is provided for you to use as a reference and as a planning tool. Human Resources is unable to schedule make-up examinations.

Applicants considered to be the most qualified will be invited to continue in the testing process.

Tentative Schedule

Written and Practical Examination

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Human Resources Department reserves the right to revise the testing process to best meet the needs of the City.

ESSENTIAL AND MARGINAL FUNCTION STATEMENTS:

Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Essential Functions:

Participate in the work of a crew that performs major and minor repair work and overhauls on treatment plant equipment such as engines, sewer and storm pumping stations, pumps, and lift stations; tune engines, set valve clearance, clean and adjust regulators, clean and inspect magnetic points, clean and adjust engine timing, and check gas and other controls and devices.

Inspect, maintain, troubleshoot, repair, and service facilities, machinery, and equipment including pumps, valves, motors, engines, compressors, and computerized pneumatic and odor control systems.

Rebuild and overhaul pumps, pneumatic control systems, and ventilation blower units.

Read and interpret blueprints; provide input on design blueprints and recommend changes before finalization.

Operate and maintain a variety of equipment and tools in the performance of maintenance tasks.

Perform regularly scheduled preventive maintenance work on plant and pumping station equipment; maintain comprehensive logs of all maintenance work done on equipment.

Operate a crane for removing pumps, machinery, and equipment for overhaul and repair.

Maintain and repair equipment used for disinfection of water/wastewater using gas chlorine; connect and disconnect cylinders; maintain and use self-contained breathing apparatus.

Evaluate operations and activities of assigned responsibilities; recommend improvements and modifications; prepare various reports on operations and activities.

Spray pesticides, herbicides, and insecticides in a safe manner and handle chemicals accordingly.

Coordinate activities with other departments and divisions.

Solicit bids and purchase equipment, parts and tools.

Design, fabricate, and assemble a variety of equipment; design and fabricate specialty tools as required.

Keep detailed records of maintenance and repairs; record data and run times for pump motors, stand by generators, and related equipment.

Calibrate air testers and maintain up-to-date equipment for confined space entries.

Accurately estimate projects costs for budgeting purposes; monitor and control expenditures.

Recommend improvements to the design, installation, and maintenance of storm and sewer stations and equipment used to operate the plant.

Diagnose and resolve mechanical and electrical malfunctions.

Perform confined space entries per City of Modesto and CalOSHA regulations.

When required, participate in all phases of reclamation plant activities and operations.

Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other City employees, and the public using principles of good customer service.

Marginal Functions:

Perform related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge of:

Principles, methods, materials and tools used in the repair and maintenance of engines, pumps, motors, and related equipment.

Basic plumbing and electrical principles.

Principles and practices of hydraulics related to pumps.

Practices and techniques of metal cutting, welding, and fabricating.

Basic methods used in carpentry, painting, plumbing, and electrical.

Safe work practices and procedures including working around potentially hazardous chemicals and confined space entry procedures.

Ability to:

Use and maintain self?contained breathing apparatus (safety mask), per annual physical examination.

Learn to perform a variety of skilled mechanical repair and maintenance work on wastewater treatment plant engines, pumps, and other equipment.

Learn to diagnose malfunctions and determine effective course of action for correcting them.

Perform a variety of semi-skilled work in electrical, plumbing, and heating areas.

Maintain work records and prepare reports.

Order supplies and materials necessary for repair work.

Understand and carry out oral and written reports.

Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Experience and Training Guidelines

PLANT MECHANIC I

Experience:

Either one year as a Plant Mechanic Trainee with the City of Modesto or two years of increasingly responsible experience in the operation and maintenance of pumps, compressors, engines, and related equipment.

Education:

Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade.

License or Certificate:

Possession of an appropriate, valid Class A or Class B Commercial California Driver's license with appropriate endorsements, as assigned, within 90 days of appointment.

When assigned, possession of a valid crane operator certificate, issued by the National Commission of Crane Operators, is required within six months of assignment.

Depending on assignment, one or more of the following is required:

Possession of a Plant Maintenance Grade II Certification issued by the California Water Environmental Association (CWEA).

Possession of a valid Grade II Mechanical Technologist Certificate issued by the California Water Pollution Control Association.

Possession of a Collections Systems Maintenance Technologist Grade II Certification issued by the California Water Environmental Association (CWEA).

Backflow Tester Certification issued by the American Water Works Association (AWWA) is desirable.

Failure to obtain any of the required licenses/certificates within the prescribed time will result in release from probation or termination.

PLANT MECHANIC II

Experience:

Two years of responsible experience as a Plant Maintenance Mechanic I with the City of Modesto.

Education:

Equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade.

License or Certificate:

Possession of an appropriate, valid Class A or Class B Commercial California Driver's license with appropriate endorsements, as assigned, within 90 days of appointment.

When assigned, possession of a valid crane operator certificate, issued by the National Commission of Crane Operators, is required within six months of assignment.

Depending on assignment, one or more of the following is required:

Possession of a Plant Maintenance Grade II Certification issued by the California Water Environmental Association (CWEA).

Possession of a valid Grade II Mechanical Technologist Certificate issued by the California Water Pollution Control Association.

Possession of a Collections Systems Maintenance Technologist Grade II Certification issued by the California Water Environmental Association (CWEA).
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THE POSITION Benefits Supplemental Questions

To install, maintain, and repair plant equipment, engines, pumps, and related equipment located on sewer and storm lift stations and within the primary or secondary wastewater and/or water production treatment plants; and to oversee and participate in the work of a crew engaged in plant repair and maintenance.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

Plant Mechanic I - This is the first level class in the Plant Mechanic series. Positions in this class typically only have a minimal amount of directly related work experience. The Plant Mechanic I is distinguished from the II level by the performance of less than the full range of duties assigned to the II level. Incumbents work under immediate supervision while learning job tasks, progressing to general supervision as procedures and processes of assigned area of responsibility are learned. Depending on assignment, some positions may be allocated at level I only. In addition, the II level requires certification. Positions in this class are flexibly staffed and are normally filled by advancement from Trainee level and demonstrated proficiency to perform skilled duties with greater independence.

Plant Mechanic II - This is the second level class in the Plant Mechanic series and is distinguished from the I level by the assignment of the full range of duties. Employees at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new, unusual or unique situations arise and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies within the work unit. Positions in this class are flexibly staffed and are normally filled by advancement from the I level once expertise and certification are obtained. Positions in this class are flexibly staffed and are normally filled by advancement from Level I and demonstrated proficiency to perform skilled duties with greater independence.

Application Process

Applicants will be assessed on the application submitted. Due to the volume of applications received, resumes will not be screened for the purpose of determining who is most qualified to compete in the testing process. It is the applicant's responsibility to fill out the "Education" and "Work Experience" sections of the application with complete information and adequate detail. Do not substitute any part of the application form with the words "see resume". The following information is provided for you to use as a reference and as a planning tool. Human Resources is unable to schedule make-up examinations.

Applicants considered to be the most qualified will be invited to continue in the testing process.

Tentative Schedule

Written and Practical Examination

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Human Resources Department reserves the right to revise the testing process to best meet the needs of the City.

ESSENTIAL AND MARGINAL FUNCTION STATEMENTS:

Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Essential Functions:

Participate in the work of a crew that performs major and minor repair work and overhauls on treatment plant equipment such as engines, sewer and storm pumping stations, pumps, and lift stations; tune engines, set valve clearance, clean and adjust regulators, clean and inspect magnetic points, clean and adjust engine timing, and check gas and other controls and devices.

Inspect, maintain, troubleshoot, repair, and service facilities, machinery, and equipment including pumps, valves, motors, engines, compressors, and computerized pneumatic and odor control systems.

Rebuild and overhaul pumps, pneumatic control systems, and ventilation blower units.

Read and interpret blueprints; provide input on design blueprints and recommend changes before finalization.

Operate and maintain a variety of equipment and tools in the performance of maintenance tasks.

Perform regularly scheduled preventive maintenance work on plant and pumping station equipment; maintain comprehensive logs of all maintenance work done on equipment.

Operate a crane for removing pumps, machinery, and equipment for overhaul and repair.

Maintain and repair equipment used for disinfection of water/wastewater using gas chlorine; connect and disconnect cylinders; maintain and use self-contained breathing apparatus.

Evaluate operations and activities of assigned responsibilities; recommend improvements and modifications; prepare various reports on operations and activities.

Spray pesticides, herbicides, and insecticides in a safe manner and handle chemicals accordingly.

Coordinate activities with other departments and divisions.

Solicit bids and purchase equipment, parts and tools.

Design, fabricate, and assemble a variety of equipment; design and fabricate specialty tools as required.

Keep detailed records of maintenance and repairs; record data and run times for pump motors, stand by generators, and related equipment.

Calibrate air testers and maintain up-to-date equipment for confined space entries.

Accurately estimate projects costs for budgeting purposes; monitor and control expenditures.

Recommend improvements to the design, installation, and maintenance of storm and sewer stations and equipment used to operate the plant.

Diagnose and resolve mechanical and electrical malfunctions.

Perform confined space entries per City of Modesto and CalOSHA regulations.

When required, participate in all phases of reclamation plant activities and operations.

Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other City employees, and the public using principles of good customer service.

Marginal Functions:

Perform related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge of:

Principles, methods, materials and tools used in the repair and maintenance of engines, pumps, motors, and related equipment.

Basic plumbing and electrical principles.

Principles and practices of hydraulics related to pumps.

Practices and techniques of metal cutting, welding, and fabricating.

Basic methods used in carpentry, painting, plumbing, and electrical.

Safe work practices and procedures including working around potentially hazardous chemicals and confined space entry procedures.

Ability to:

Use and maintain self?contained breathing apparatus (safety mask), per annual physical examination.

Learn to perform a variety of skilled mechanical repair and maintenance work on wastewater treatment plant engines, pumps, and other equipment.

Learn to diagnose malfunctions and determine effective course of action for correcting them.

Perform a variety of semi-skilled work in electrical, plumbing, and heating areas.

Maintain work records and prepare reports.

Order supplies and materials necessary for repair work.

Understand and carry out oral and written reports.

Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Experience and Training Guidelines

PLANT MECHANIC I

Experience:

Either one year as a Plant Mechanic Trainee with the City of Modesto or two years of increasingly responsible experience in the operation and maintenance of pumps, compressors, engines, and related equipment.

Education:

Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade.

License or Certificate:

Possession of an appropriate, valid Class A or Class B Commercial California Driver's license with appropriate endorsements, as assigned, within 90 days of appointment.

When assigned, possession of a valid crane operator certificate, issued by the National Commission of Crane Operators, is required within six months of assignment.

Depending on assignment, one or more of the following is required:

Possession of a Plant Maintenance Grade II Certification issued by the California Water Environmental Association (CWEA).

Possession of a valid Grade II Mechanical Technologist Certificate issued by the California Water Pollution Control Association.

Possession of a Collections Systems Maintenance Technologist Grade II Certification issued by the California Water Environmental Association (CWEA).

Backflow Tester Certification issued by the American Water Works Association (AWWA) is desirable.

Failure to obtain any of the required licenses/certificates within the prescribed time will result in release from probation or termination.

PLANT MECHANIC II

Experience:

Two years of responsible experience as a Plant Maintenance Mechanic I with the City of Modesto.

Education:

Equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade.

License or Certificate:

Possession of an appropriate, valid Class A or Class B Commercial California Driver's license with appropriate endorsements, as assigned, within 90 days of appointment.

When assigned, possession of a valid crane operator certificate, issued by the National Commission of Crane Operators, is required within six months of assignment.

Depending on assignment, one or more of the following is required:

Possession of a Plant Maintenance Grade II Certification issued by the California Water Environmental Association (CWEA).

Possession of a valid Grade II Mechanical Technologist Certificate issued by the California Water Pollution Control Association.

Possession of a Collections Systems Maintenance Technologist Grade II Certification issued by the California Water Environmental Association (CWEA).
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