Salary: $19.82/HR D.O.E – $21.72/HR D.O.E
Posted: June 4, 2021
Closing: Open Until Filled
This is a safety sensitive position located at the Water Resource Recovery Facility (WRRF) and performed under the direct guidance of the WRRF Maintenance Foreman. This position requires experience in repair and installation of mechanical and electrical equipment and the ability to establish, lead, foster and maintain positive harmonious working relationships with crewmembers and to present a professional, approachable demeanor to the public.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Reporting relationships, work assignments, and work schedules may be subject to change in order to meet City needs or operational requirements. Attendance at work and the ability to get along with the public, supervisors, and co-workers are essential elements of this position. Other duties may be assigned.
Able to understand and follow oral and written instructions. Communicate clearly and concisely orally and in writing; including legible handwriting. Bilingual ability is an asset.
Able to follow established safety policy, apply proper maintenance techniques on wastewater buildings, compost and lift stations.
Able to operate vehicles including dump trucks, loaders, backhoe, and steer skid loader windrow turner and compost screening equipment.
Able to enter confined spaces using assigned safety gear and proper safety techniques and documentation.
Able to read and interpret electrical schematics, drawings and blueprints and work with 480 volt, 3- phase and single phase electricity and electrical control panels.
Works closely with the Wastewater Maintenance Foreman and Wastewater Operations Supervisor.
Demonstrates ability to dismantle and repair defective equipment and electrical panels and repair or replace defective parts.
Able to interpret equipment problems and determine the proper course of action for repair. Able to correctly label and document mechanical and electrical repair of all equipment.
Demonstrates knowledge of wastewater treatment operation, including government regulations and discharge permit requirements.
Demonstrates ability to recognize potential equipment issues that require maintenance prior to catastrophic mechanical failure; have the ability to work safely and responsibly without close supervision when necessary.
Establishes, maintains, and fosters positive, harmonious working relationships with those contacted in the course of work, including the public.
Assists in training, motivation, and setting quality standards for other personnel. May be required to perform shift work, work on weekends, holidays and during emergencies as needed.
Understands and implements procedures for emergencies.
Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization. Knowledgeable in Microsoft Office and all industry related software. Monitor trends in software programs and respond to unusual data or alarms.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measurement, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent. Requires practical knowledge and experience in mathematics directly related to mechanical and/or electrical work.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE High school diploma or General Education Degree (GED) and 1 year certificate in mechanical and/or electrical training; or combination of education and direct work experience.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS Must pass a pre-employment Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) pre-employment physical. Valid Driver’s License with Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) certification is required. Possess current electrical certification or the ability to pass relevant electrical certification within one year. Ability to read and interpret electrical schematics, drawings and blueprints and work with 480 volt, 3-phase and single phase electricity and electrical control panels. Requires a Class III Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality Wastewater certification, and at least five years of wastewater treatment experience or accepted equivalent; documented experience with electrical panels, pumps and motors. The ability to achieve multiple Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality Certifications relative to wastewater, collections and solid waste.
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations to enable capable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions may be considered. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and sit. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 60 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. WORK ENVIRONMENT Exposure to all weather conditions, loud noise, vibration, odors, fumes, dust and pollen from green waste pathogenic material, mechanical and electrical hazards; the employee is frequently required to walk stand, talk, hear and detect specific odors; work near moving mechanical parts and handle hazardous chemicals. Work in confined spaces using a confined space breathing apparatus and exposure to slippery or uneven surfaces. This class specification identifies the major responsibilities and requirements of this job and may not be interpreted as all inconclusive. Incumbents may be requested to perform job-related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this description but which are commensurate with similar levels of responsibility.