Maintenance Mechanic I/II
Salary: $79,664.00 – $112,153.60 Annually
Location: Marina, CA
Job Type: Full-Time
Department: Field Maintenance
Job Number: 22-013
Definition and Class Characteristics
* We are currently looking for two energetic, highly motivated, and skilled mechanics.
Under direct or general supervision, performs inspection, diagnosis, overhauling, and mechanical repair work on motors, pumps, valves, and other equipment at the wastewater treatment plant, force main transmission lines, and pumping stations; and performs other job related duties as required.
Maintenance Mechanic I: This is the entry-level class in the Maintenance Mechanic series. Positions at this level are responsible for assisting in the installation, diagnosis, repair, and maintenance of plant, force main transmission lines, and pump station facilities and equipment. Incumbents are expected to assist in and learn to perform the full range of repair and maintenance work including diagnosis, repair, fabrication, and welding duties on force main transmission lines, pump stations, and treatment plant systems, facilities, equipment. Positions at this level usually perform most of the duties required of the positions at the II-level, but are not expected to function with the same amount of skill level and usually exercise less independent discretion and judgment in matters related to work procedures and methods. Work is usually supervised while in progress and fits an established structure or pattern. Exceptions or changes in procedures are explained in detail as they arise.
Maintenance Mechanic II: This is the journey-level class in the Maintenance Mechanic series providing the full range of repair and maintenance duties on plant and pumping station equipment. Incumbents are expected to perform the full range of repair maintenance work including diagnosis, installation, fabrication, and welding duties on force main transmission lines, pump stations, and treatment plant systems, facilities, equipment. This class is distinguished from the Senior Mechanic in that the latter is responsible for technical and functional supervision of lower-level mechanics and is capable of performing the most complex duties assigned. Positions at this level are further distinguished from the Maintenance Mechanic I level by the performance of the full range of duties as assigned, working independently, applying well developed skills, and exercising judgment and initiative. Assignments are performed with the expectation that incumbents have the ability to choose among alternatives in solving job problems and work productively in the absence of a supervisor. Positions at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies of the work unit. Work is normally reviewed only on completion and for overall results.
- Inspects, maintains, troubleshoots, and repairs a variety of plant, pump station, force main transmission lines, and regulating equipment and facilities, including electric motors, engines, gas and electric powered pumps, valves, air compressors, blowers, emergency systems, hydraulic systems, and pressure and flow regulators.
- Monitors, controls, and analyzes pump station operation utilizing Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system; makes adjustments to pump station systems including changing stations operating parameters for programmable logic controllers, opening and closing valves, and changing pump sequence.
- Identifies and performs a variety of preventive maintenance repair work on assigned equipment and facilities, including periodic inspection, lubrication, greasing, oil changes, and belt and filter replacement.
- Locates and corrects electrical problems with pump control devices.
- Checks and records readings from meters and other gauges; collects and analyzes data to diagnose and repair problems; computes operational efficiency of equipment.
- Maintains and repairs specialized water control and treatment equipment, such as flow recorders, chlorination, and other chemical feeding equipment and wastewater treatment equipment.
- Repairs, cleans, and rebuilds pumps, replacing bearings, shafts, sleeves, and seals; designs and fabricates parts and equipment as needed.
- Replace and repair existing pipes and values; repairs leaks and modifies systems as needed.
- Makes operating adjustments to a variety of equipment.
- Inspects and lubricates boosters and pumps.
- Inspects and sets safety switches.
- Disassembles equipment and renews bearings and packing, removes and renews water and oil hoses on gasoline engines, replaces air and oil filters, and replaces or repairs small valves.
- Performs general building maintenance and grounds keeping work including carpentry, construction, plumbing, concrete and asphalt work, painting, and irrigation system installation and repair.
- Maintains work areas in a clean and orderly condition, including securing equipment at the close of the workday.
- Operates a variety of hand and power tools and heavy equipment related to work assignment as instructed.
- Maintains accurate records and files of work performed and materials and supplies used; prepares regular and special reports on operations of equipment and systems; requisitions parts and supplies as needed.
- May be required to work unusual hours, shifts, and be available for standby duty.
- Responds to emergency calls and repairs pumps and pump controls as required.
- Performs other job-related duties as assigned.
- Methods, materials, and equipment used in maintenance and repair of machinery, engines, and equipment.
- Tools and equipment used in the general maintenance, construction and repair of treatment plant and field facilities and equipment.
- Theory and principles of internal combustion engine operation.
- Hydraulic systems and control systems.
- Basic principles of transmission lines, pump stations, and treatment plant operation and maintenance.
- Procedures, equipment, materials, and tools used in the operation, maintenance, and repair of force main transmission, pump station, and treatment plant motors, engines, pumps, compressors, and other equipment.
- Pumping equipment and chlorinators.
- Gas and diesel engine maintenance and repair.
- Principles and practices of gas and electrical welding.
- Basic electrical theory related to pump and motor repair and maintenance.
- Safety practices, procedures, and equipment pertaining to work.
- Applicable Federal, State, and local laws, rules, regulations, and policies.
- Record keeping principles and procedures.
- English usage, grammar, spelling, vocabulary, and punctuation.
- Techniques for providing a high level of customer service to public and Agency staff, in person and over the telephone.
- Learn to and inspect, operate, diagnose problems, and perform preventative and mechanical maintenance and repair on force main transmissions, pump station motors, engines, pumps, compressors, and other equipment at wastewater treatment facilities.
- Learn and perform welding, metal fabrication, and machine tool work.
- Read and interpret sketches and diagrams related to maintenance and repair.
- Read and interpret a variety of charts and gauges.
- Learn and apply laws, rules, codes, and regulations relating to maintenance and repair work.
- Use the tools and testing equipment required for mechanical repair work.
- Maintain equipment records and parts inventories.
- Maintain manual and automated logs, records, reports, and charts.
- Establish and maintain a variety of filing, record keeping, and tracking systems.
- Understand and follow oral and written instructions.
- Organize own work, set priorities, and meet critical time deadlines.
- Operate modern office equipment including computer equipment and software programs.
- Effectively communicate in person, over the telephone, two-way radio, and in writing.
- Use tact, initiative, prudence, and independent judgment within general policy, procedural, and legal guidelines.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work.
- Pass Agency physical examination, which may include pre-employment assessment of safe work capacity in comparison to the essential job functions for the position.
Required Education and Experience:
Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade supplemented by specialized course work in the maintenance and repair of mechanical equipment.
Maintenance Mechanic I: Two (2) years of experience in the skilled mechanical maintenance and repair of industrial plant machinery, engines, and equipment.
Maintenance Mechanic II: Four (4) years of experience in the skilled mechanical maintenance and repair of industrial plant machinery, engines, and equipment or two (2) years of experience equivalent to Maintenance Mechanic I with the Agency.
Licenses and Certifications:
Maintenance Mechanic I/II:
- Possession of a valid California Motor Vehicle Driver’s License and be insurable with the Agency’s insurance at the standard rate, and continue to meet established driving standards as a condition of employment for this position.
- Persons employed in this classification are required to participate in Agency provided training to acquire basic First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certificates during the initial 12 months of employment and continued maintenance of valid certificates as a condition of employment for this position.
- Ability to obtain a valid California 40-hour Hazwoper Certificate during the initial 12 months of employment and continued maintenance of a valid certificate as a condition of employment for this position.
Maintenance Mechanic I:
- Ability to obtain and maintain possession of a Class B Driver’s License. Continued maintenance of the valid driver’s license necessary to perform the essential duties of the job and compliance with established Agency vehicle operation standards are conditions of employment for this position.
- Ability to obtain a Grade I Mechanical Technologist Certificate issued by the California Water Environment Association within 18 months of date of hire and continued maintenance of a valid certificate as a condition of employment for this position.
Maintenance Mechanic II:
- Possession of a Class B Driver’s License. Continued maintenance of the valid driver’s license necessary to perform the essential duties of the job and compliance with established Agency vehicle operation standards are conditions of employment for this position.
- Ability to obtain a Grade II Mechanical Technologist Certificate issued by the California Water Environment Association within 18 months of date of hire and continued maintenance of a valid certificate as a condition of employment for this position.
Physical and Environmental Demands
- Standing & Walking – Standing for extended periods of time and/or walking distances (1 or more miles): 15 minutes up to 5 hours per day.
- Lifting – Ability to safely lift up to 40 pounds overhead and 70 pounds to waist level; both these requirements include bending at knees to facilitate proper lifting techniques: 1 minute up to 15 minutes per day.
- Climbing – Ability to ascend 10 ft. or more up ladder(s), manhole rungs and stairs: 1 minute up to 30 minutes per day.
- Pulling – The ability to safely pull, hand over hand, up to 60 pounds attached to a rope (retrieval of equipment from manholes & vaults): 1 minute up to 5 minutes per day.
- Manual Dexterity – The ability to perform multiple work activities requiring a significant level of physical and mental coordination, such as accurate field measuring; repair and calibration of instruments; computer keyboard; writing: 1 hour up to 8 hours per day.
- Visual – Acuity for driving long periods; reading literature for long periods; industry warning signs and instruments; reading maps and diagrams, computer screen: 30 minutes up to 8 hours per day.
- M1W regulations in accordance with OSHA regulations require the wearer of any self-contained breathing apparatus to be clean-shaven in order to assure a proper facial seal. Must be able to work for long periods in areas where Self-Contained Breathing
- Apparatus (SCBA) is required.
- Job requires a good deal of the following activities: reaching, stooping, bending, and squatting: 15 minutes up to 2 hours per day.
- Reflexes – Ability to quickly and automatically respond to emergency and safety situations: 1 minute up to 2 hours per day.
- Ability to function in confined spaces and/or hazardous environment: 10 minutes up to 2 hours per day.
- Ability to don and carry on back a self-contained breathing apparatus weighing up to 45 pounds for extended periods: 0 up to 2 hours per day.
Wastewater treatment plant and field environment; exposure to noise, vibration, dust, grease, smoke, fumes, gases, potentially hazardous chemicals, high voltage; work on slippery or uneven surfaces; work around and with machinery and operate heavy equipment.
Monterey One Water
5 Harris Court Bldg D
Monterey, California, 93940