2024-06-18 2024-07-23

Pump Mechanic II

  • Organization Type: Consulting Firm
  • Location: San Diego County, California
  • Job Status: Temporary
  • Job ID: 91558
  • Organization Website
    Organization Type: Consulting Firm
  • Location: San Diego County, California
  • Job Status: Temporary
  • Job ID: 91558
  • Organization Website

waterTALENT is searching for a skilled Pump Mechanic II in the installation maintenance and repair of pumps, motors, chain drives, valves, and related equipment; and to do related work as required. Accordingly, this position is not considered full-time and is wholly supplemental/as-needed and is suitable for the right candidate whether already employed full-time, part-time, or unemployed.

Class specifications are intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed by employees in the class. Specifications are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.

Under general supervision, performs skilled installation, repair and maintenance work related to pumps and valves.

Distinguishing Characteristics:
Positions assigned to this class are flexibly staffed and are expected to perform the most skilled repair and maintenance work and have a thorough knowledge of the operational characteristics, maintenance and repair methods and techniques and most typical system difficulties for the full range of equipment and operational systems in a lift station. All positions assigned to this class require the ability to work independently, exercising judgment and initiative. Pump Station Mechanics II may also be expected to assist in the oversite of less experienced personnel.

Particular skill areas of interest are installation and maintenance of telemetry systems, computerized pump control systems and pump preventative maintenance programs.

Duties & Responsibilities
The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.

  • Inspects, diagnoses and performs major and minor repair work on motors, pumps, hydraulic equipment, compressors, controls, valves and related equipment.
  • Fabricates mechanical parts as needed for corrective, preventive and predictive maintenance repair.
  • Assists Management in the development and documentation of Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) in alignment with the District Strategic Planning.
  • Monitors the operations of station pumping equipment to ensure proper operation including performing preventive maintenance per manufacturer’s recommendations.
  • Maintains records of all preventive and corrective maintenance performed as it relates to pumps and valves utilizing City works.
  • Performs overhaul and repair work on a wastewater treatment plant, lift stations, recycled and potable pump stations, sewage/waste grinders and other related plant equipment.
  • Assists in the development of the departmental budget by providing input on parts and material needed for preventive and corrective maintenance.
  • Researches, catalogs, and sources materials and parts required for repairs and makes the purchase upon supervisor approval.
  • Transports electrical motors, power panels, and pumps.
  • Dismantles, repairs and replaces pump and valve parts.
  • Repairs light pump station plumbing consisting of plastic or copper tubing and steel pipes.
  • Operates District vehicles including small truck crane.
  • Initiates and purchases equipment, parts, and supplies used for mechanical system maintenance in compliance with departmental and Otay Water District procedures.
  • Updates and inputs pump and valve maintenance information into the Computer Maintenance Management System (CMMS).
  • Adjusts automatic control valves including but not limited to pressure reducing station, pressure relief, discharge valves, etc.
  • Installs, repairs, replaces, and modifies pumps, controllers, bearings, seals, hydraulic pipes, timing devices and assists in installing telemetering electrical equipment.
  • Evaluates condition of auxiliary equipment, makes recommendations, and creates requisitions; receives and stores parts and materials.
  • Works from and develops blueprints, schematics and rough sketches.
  • Plans and lays out work on assigned work orders from CMMS, including opening and closing work orders/requests as directed by the supervisor.
  • Cares for, stores, and provides for security of tools, materials, and equipment at the work site.
  • Maintains stock inventory and adequate supply of replacement parts
  • Assists other maintenance personnel as needed
  • May provide training and functional guidance to Pump Mechanic I.
  • Participates in stand-by duties as required.
  • Identifies and recommends opportunities for process improvement, including safety, efficiency, etc.
  • Collects and records information as needed from pumps, valves, and other equipment as part of the asset management program.
  • Performs related duties and responsibilities as required.

Marginal Functions:

  • Reports to satellite areas as required.

Minimum Qualifications:
The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties.

Knowledge of:

  • Proper methods, materials, tools and equipment used in the repair of pumps and valves.
  • Hydraulics.
  • Theory and operation of pumps, automatic valves and gear drive systems.
  • Basic computer software applications.
  • Shop math applicable to pumps and automatic valves.
  • Record keeping.
  • Safety precautions and procedures, particularly as related to electricity, pump, and automatic valve maintenance, traffic control, confined space entry and defensive driving.

Ability to:

  • Perform skilled work in the operation, maintenance and repair of pumps and valves.
  • Use with skill the tools, test equipment and materials used in the repair of pumps and valves.
  • Lay out work according to assigned priority.
  • Perform shop mathematics.
  • Work from shop drawings, sketches, plans, specifications, catalogs and technical manuals.
  • Maintain records.
  • Operate a vehicle observing legal and defensive driving practices.
  • Use a computer as it relates to pump mechanics.
  • Follow established policy procedures in the performance of duties.
  • Understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Interface effectively with all levels of employees and customers.
  • Work with and receive training and guidance from senior staff member as needed, or as directed by the Supervisor.

Education and Experience:

  • Graduation from high school or GED equivalent plus some specialized training in mechanics, maintenance management, or a closely related field.
  • Three (3) years of experience performing pump and valve maintenance and operation; including two (2) years of repairing of large, multistage impeller pumps and automatic control regulating valves.
  • California Water Environment Association (CWEA) Plant Maintenance Grade 2 Certification or CWEA Mechanical Technologist Grade 2 or higher is highly desired.
  • A valid California Class C Driver’s License.

Physical Demands and Working Environment
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.

Physical demands may include: balancing, climbing, crawling, driving, hearing, heavy physical labor, kneeling or crouching, lifting or carrying objects weighing up to 90 pounds or more, pushing/pulling/dragging heavy items, reaching, using repetitive hand or body motions, seeing, speaking, standing, stooping, bending, using hands and fingers, using hand or power tools, walking, working in cramped spaces, working outside and underground.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work environment includes: exposure to dust, dirt, noise, vibration, wetness and humidity; driving on a daily basis; frequent exposure to confined work spaces, fumes, odors, gases, high or low temperatures, poor lighting; limited exposure to air contamination, electrical hazards, high work places, and toxic materials.

How to Apply:
Interested candidates can submit their resumes to [email protected], or visit www.waterTALENT.net and fill out the Operator Contact Form at the top right hand of the page. A waterTALENT representative will be in touch with you the same day.

When applying, mention you saw this opening listed at WaterDistrictJobs.com.