Utilities Mechanic I/II
NOTE: The incumbent must be available for overtime and rotational 24-hour paid on-call standby, weekends, and holidays. This position is required to respond to emergencies as needed, and the individual must live within a 45-minute response area of the job site.
Utilities Mechanic I: $4,556.54 - $5,538.51 per month DOQ.
Utilities Mechanic II: $5,023.59 - $6,106.21 per month DOQ.
THE CITY: San Clemente, incorporated in 1928, is a general law city operating under the Council-Manager form of government. The city is a popular southern Orange County beach community which enjoys a year-round moderate climate averaging 70 degrees and is centrally located between Los Angeles and San Diego. The city is 18.45 square miles in area and has a current population of approximately 65,500. The City has approximately 190 full-time employees.
POSITION DESCRIPTION: The beautiful Southern California coastal City of San Clemente is seeking a qualified individual to serve as Utilities Mechanic I/II. This position performs a full range of routine and/or skilled mechanical work in the construction, operation, maintenance and repair of water and wastewater utility operating equipment and, to perform a variety of tasks relative to assigned area of responsibility.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED: Receives direct supervision from the Utilities Maintenance Supervisor and is provided on-site lead supervision by higher level staff.
EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING GUIDELINES
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:
Utilities Mechanic I
- One year of related experience on operating and maintaining mechanical operating equipment is preferred as well as fundamental skills in basic pipefitting and plumbing.
- Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade supplemented by specialized training in the maintenance and mechanical fields.
License or Certificate:
- Possession of appropriate, current California Driver's license.
- Possession of a CWEA Mechanical Technologist Grade I certification within eighteen (18) months of appointment.
Utilities Mechanic II
- Three years of related experience applying preventative and corrective mechanical maintenance skill on field equipment, as well as analyzing mechanical systems and processes.
- Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade supplemented by specialized training in mechanical equipment maintenance. College level coursework is highly desirable.
License of Certificate:
- Possession of appropriate, current California Driver's license.
- Possession of a CWEA Mechanical Technologist Grade II certification within eighteen (18) months of appointment is required.
- Possession of CWEA Collection Systems Maintenance Grade I and/or Grade II certifications is desired.
- Possession of CA State Water Resources Control Board Drinking Water Distribution Operator Grade I and/or Grade II certifications is desired.
The ideal Utilities Mechanic I candidate will have knowledge of:
- Principles and practices of mechanical operating equipment.
- Techniques and procedures of skilled mechanical maintenance.
- Occupational hazards and standard safety practices necessary in the area of work assigned.
- Basic principles of mathematics.
The ideal Utilities Mechanic II candidate will have knowledge of:
- Considerable knowledge of equipment and procedures involved in the installation, maintenance, operation, and repair of water and wastewater utility systems.
- Standard principles of mathematics, hydraulics, and metallurgy.
- Principles and practices of wastewater treatment, water treatment, and reclamation facility operations.
- Operating principles of plant equipment including valves, pumps, and motors.
- Safe work practices.
- Pertinent Federal, State, and local laws, codes and regulations.
- Mechanical principles, methods, tools, equipment, and safety procedures, including departmental safety standards.
- Metal fabrication and welding.
The ideal Utilities Mechanic I candidate will have the ability to:
- Learn methods, materials and techniques used in the construction and maintenance of water and wastewater utility systems.
- Learn operational characteristics of mechanical, pneumatic and hydraulic equipment and tools used in the installation, maintenance, and repair of pumps, motors, blowers, reduction gearboxes, conveyors, grinders, presses, heat exchangers, and scrubbers.
- Learn mechanical systems repair and preventative maintenance techniques and procedures.
- Operate a variety of vehicular and stationary mechanical equipment (e.g., sewer lift stations) in a safe and effective manner.
- Use and operate hand tools, mechanical equipment, power tools, and equipment in a safe and efficient manner.
- Read and interpret mechanical schematics, diagrams, drawings, and plans.
- Understand and follow oral and written instructions and sketches.
- Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
- Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
The ideal Utilities Mechanic II candidate will have the ability to:
- Train assigned staff.
- Operate and maintain wastewater, water treatment, and pump station equipment.
- Read and interpret gauges and other recording devices related to mechanical equipment operation.
- Diagnose operating problems and take effective courses of action.
- Make independent technical decisions to maintain equipment operation.
- Perform a variety of functions in the construction, installation, repair, and maintenance of water and wastewater mechanical machinery and related equipment.
- Perform preventative and corrective maintenance functions on pumps, motors, valves and other mechanical systems in water and wastewater facilities. Troubleshoots the cause of malfunctions using visual inspection, precision measuring and test instruments.
- Remove and install all types of mechanical pumps, motors, valves and other mechanical systems in water and wastewater facilities.
- Coordinate maintenance activities with operations and assist with alternate mode operation setup and bypass systems to facilitate equipment maintenance and preserve overall systems performance.
- Use proper mechanical maintenance procedures, and specialized equipment tool care in order to comply with systems safety procedures.
- Read and interpret related symbols and markings; locate, identify and mark underground utilities.
- Operate a variety of trucks, generators, pneumatic tools, trenchers, diggers, compressors, small power tools, and equipment associated with mechanical maintenance.
- Complete daily maintenance activity work orders and logs.
- Lubricate, calibrate and maintain shop, field and plant mobile and stationary equipment.
- Estimate time, materials and equipment required to complete assigned jobs; requisition materials as required.
- Operate and maintain various sewer lift stations.
- Perform related duties and responsibilities as assigned.
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