Under general supervision or direction, to perform a wide variety of skilled duties related to the inspection, diagnosis, troubleshooting, construction, installation, maintenance, repair, and servicing of industrial mechanical equipment and machinery used in the operation of the Water Reclamation Division; assist higher level maintenance staff; may be directed to provide guidance and/or training to lesser unskilled, semi-skilled, or skilled workers; and perform related duties as assigned.
The Water Reclamation Mechanic III is the skilled/journey level class in the Department’s Water Reclamation Maintenance Mechanical series. Under general supervision, incumbents perform a variety of advanced and routine predictive, preventive, and/or reactive skilled duties in the construction, installation, maintenance, repair, and servicing of industrial mechanical equipment and machinery used in the operation of the Water Reclamation Division. The Water Reclamation Division is responsible for maintaining two (2) wastewater treatment facilities (33 MGD and 41 MGD) and fifteen (15) collections system lift stations (12 small and 3 large ranging from minimal to 12 MGD). This class is distinguished from the Water Reclamation Lead Mechanic by the higher level of knowledge, experience, certification, and by the relative independence with which skilled duties are performed by an incumbent in the latter class.
Incumbents in the Water Reclamation Mechanic III class are expected to exercise discretion and independent judgment within established guidelines. All incumbents are qualified to perform preventive, predictive, and corrective maintenance of the Department’s equipment and facilities.
Employees in this class typically report to the Water Reclamation Mechanical Maintenance Supervisor.
Education: Graduation from high school or equivalent;
Experience: At least four (4) years of experience in the installation, maintenance, and repair of wastewater or water facilities or similar industrial mechanical maintenance and repair experience. Experience in the installation, maintenance, and repair of pumping equipment, including valves, pumps, and motors specifically in a wastewater treatment or collections system environment is highly desirable.
Certificate: A valid California Water Environment Association (CWEA) Mechanical Technologist Grade I or higher certificate is highly desirable.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
Possession of a valid Class “C: California driver’s license is required at the time of application. For out of state applicants, a valid driver’s license is required and a valid Class “C” driver’s license must be obtained within ten (10) days of appointment (CA Vehicle Code 12505c).
Employee may be required to be clean shaven or have trimmed facial hair in order to properly use personal respirators or SCBA equipment. Must pass a respirator medical exam and be physically able to wear SCBA equipment. Must be able to work in enclosed spaces while wearing protective clothing under extreme temperatures and hazardous environment.
There may be additional special requirements, depending on assignment.
PHYSICAL TASKS AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS
The physical tasks and environmental conditions below are representative of those necessary to perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations for physical and/or mental disabilities may be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Work is primarily performed in a field environment that is frequently loud and prolonged, in a variety of environmental and extreme weather conditions (both indoors and out), and in or near street traffic with significant exposure to hazardous drivers. Incumbents regularly work near moving mechanical parts, are exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and heavy vibrations and work in precarious places. Incumbents frequently work o slippery or uneven surfaces or work occasionally involves exposure to potential harm, to fumes or airborne particles, sewage (untreated wastewater), communicable disease, toxic, hazardous, or caustic chemical, smoke, or fumes in various states (gaseous, liquid, or solid), and risk of electric shock.
Incumbents require sufficient mobility to work in a field setting in varying weather conditions, to operate hand tools and mechanical and motorized equipment, to transport materials and supplies, and to travel to various locations. Incumbents must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and frequently over 100 pounds.
Incumbents are regularly required to sit, walk, and stand, talk and hear, use hands to finger, handle, feel, or operate objects, tools, or controls, reach with hands and arms, perform repetitive movements of hands or wrists, climb or balance on ladders or stairs, stoop, kneel, bend at the waist, crouch or crawl, and smell. Incumbents may be required to work from heights on ladders, scaffoldings, motorized platforms, building roofs, or other elevated surfaces. Incumbents must be able to identify and tolerate unpleasant order and environments and take appropriate safety precautions.
Incumbents must be able to see in the normal visual range, with or without correction, with vision sufficient enough to read small print and gauges, to see up close and at a distance, use both eyes, have depth perception, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus. Must be able to hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.
Salary: $32.6581 to $41.8051 hourly
Apply online at: www.sbcity.org
Recruitment opens 4/15/2019 and closes 4/28/2019 (to establish an eligibility list only).