Application Deadline: Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 5 p.m.
Hours: Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Rate of Pay: $25.4708/Hour
Characteristics of the Job
Performs specialized, skilled work in the installation, repair and general maintenance of WPC plant equipment, pumping stations and related instrumentation. Coordinates the mechanical maintenance activities of the water pollution control division in support of policies, goals and objectives established by department management. Performs work of a WPC plant operator and WPC maintenance worker.
Examples of Duties Other duties may be assigned.
Inspect work areas to determine type of work required and materials and equipment to be used.
Install, modify, troubleshoot, calibrate, replace and assist with the design of plant equipment and pumping stations, electrical instrumentation, electronic systems and pumping station control components throughout the city.
Maintain maintenance program for equipment maintenance, work order generation, inventories of supplies and equipment.
Instruct, inspect and assist outside contractors on related work.
Serve on standby as assigned and respond to emergency call-outs to repair damaged equipment and to eliminate malfunctions and safety hazards.
Provide training and work instruction to employees on the work performed and the equipment used.
Promote communication and adequate information flow.
Prepare operational reports, cost analyses, specifications and documentation of progress toward stated goals and objectives.
Ensure duties assigned are carried out in compliance with local, state and federal regulations and laws and conformance to acceptable standards and practices.
Provide timely, accurate responses to requests for services and information.
Make process changes as directed by plant manager or designee.
Training and Experience
High school diploma or GED equivalent supplemented by technical courses in mechanical shop work and electrical repair; and two (2) years of experience in a wastewater treatment facility or hydraulic collection system with at least one (1) year related specifically to mechanical maintenance in the hydraulic pumping of waters with an emphasis in mechanical maintenance and instrumentation control; or equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Thorough knowledge of the standard practices, applicable theories, principles, techniques, equipment and operation of all aspects of wastewater treatment, pumping systems, pump station operation and related process control systems; thorough knowledge of the standard practices, methods, tools and materials of the mechanical trade; thorough knowledge of sewer maintenance tools, materials, techniques and equipment. Good knowledge of computer operations, preventive maintenance programs, GIS and mapping, software installation, modification and maintenance; good knowledge of instrumentation calibration, metering and metering systems; good knowledge of the occupational hazards and necessary safety precautions and devices applicable to wastewater treatment and pump station operations and maintenance work.
Skill and adeptness with speed in performing physical activities to complete complicated tasks involving close tolerances; skill in reading and interpreting plans, blueprints, shop drawings and schematics; skill in public relations and in maintaining effective working relationships.
Ability to read, analyze and interpret documents such as policies, regulations, instructions, procedure manuals and diagrams; ability to respond effectively to inquiries or complaints; ability to write reports, business correspondence and work procedures; ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from managers, elected officials and the general public; ability to concentrate with continuous close attention for extended periods to obtain accurate results while frequently being exposed to unusual pressure; ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest and percentages; ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry; ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
Licenses, Registrations and Certifications
Valid Illinois Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with tanker endorsement or equivalent; or be able to obtain within 30 days.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, employee is regularly required to talk or hear; frequently required to walk, stand, sit, use hands and fingers to handle, feel and make fine adjustments, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl and lift and or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. The employee is occasionally exposed to risk of electrical shock and hazardous atmospheres. Work is performed under varied weather conditions in some extremely disagreeable conditions.
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