To perform a variety of skilled pump operation, repair and maintenance work related to wastewater lift stations, municipal swimming pools, public display fountains, aquarium pump equipment and their related electrical control centers; and to perform related work as assigned.
Functions may include, but are not limited to, the following: inspect, operate, maintain and repair of wastewater lift station facilities including pump motors, diesel generators, motor control centers, natural gas engines, piping, wiring, switches, and valves; operate, maintain, and repair public display fountains and municipal swimming pool systems including circulation, filtration, chemical feed, water heating, solar heating system and associated electrical systems; maintain and repair seawater circulation, filtration, ozonation systems and related electrical systems; inspect and adjust equipment; research, specify equipment parts and materials for procurement; clean and lubricate as necessary; troubleshoot and repair operating problems; rebuild and modify equipment as necessary; perform routine chemical tests, evaluate results and adjust chemical balance accordingly; perform basic housekeeping of facilities; operate Supervisory Data Acquisition (SCADA) System via computers; install, monitor and remove sewer flow recorder as requested; read and interpret plans, blueprints, schematics, manuals and specifications; use and maintain a wide variety of hand, power and shop tools and test equipment related to the work; observe safe work methods and safety precaution related to the work; utilize appropriate safety equipment in working around hazardous chemicals, gases and raw sewage; ensure proper storage of chemicals; work underground in confined spaces to remove obstructions or make repairs; perform routine carpentry and painting work on equipment and facilities and incidental landscape maintenance duties; respond to emergency situations in off-hours as required; keep work related records using a computer; operate City vehicles with attachments skillfully and safely; set up and operate confined space entry equipment; set up and remove traffic control devices in roadway work areas; in the absence of the supervisor, assume responsibilities as needed; build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other City employees and the public using principles of good customer services; and perform other related duties as assigned.
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:
Experience: Three years of responsible experience involving pump maintenance operation and repair work, or as an electrician. Experience operating SCADA systems, control system automation, confined space operations and rescue, and respirator use, including the use of SCBA devices and arc flash safety is highly desirable.
Training: Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade.
License: Possession of a valid California driver's license.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of: Methods, practices materials, tools and equipment used in the operation adjustment, maintenance and repair of mechanical equipment common to pumping stations and swimming pools; use and maintenance of a wide variety of hand, power and shop tools, test equipment and other equipment related to the work; rigging principles and techniques; mathematical computations used in the area of assignment; pertinent rules, laws, and policies related to area of assignment; practices and procedures of traffic control and flagging; safe work methods and safety regulations pertaining to work assignment, including precautions in handling and storing chlorine, acids and other chemicals and the use of personal protective equipment; computer equipment and software applications related to assignment; and English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation. Ability to: Communicate using a variety of electronic devices and methods; read and interpret mechanical drawings, plans, schematics, and specifications; read and interpret from display panels often in small print/font; hear audible signals from equipment panels; use proper engineering practices to make as-built mechanical and electrical drawings sketches; estimate labor and materials for proposed work; order correct parts and materials in appropriate quantities; diagnose and repair defects in a variety of mechanical equipment common to wastewater lift stations; municipal pools, public display fountains, and aquarium pump equipment; analyze difficult maintenance and operational problems; troubleshoot and repair basic electrical problems; work around and with electrical power, controller and lighting circuits, switches and fuse panels 120/208 VAC and 277/480 VAC; discern the differences in wire markings and the appropriate colors of what their use is in electrical panels; use and operate tools and equipment related to assignment, including personal protective equipment; keep work related records and prepare reports using a computer; work effectively at remote locations without direct supervision; operate City vehicles observing legal and defensive driving practices; be responsible for city- owned equipment (i.e. radios, computers, cell phones) and their safe storage; follow oral instruction; read, interpret, follow and explain written instructions, construction sketches and equipment manuals; use initiative and sound independent judgment within established guidelines; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; work overtime, off-hours shifts when necessary because of an emergency or in the interest of the efficiency of the department, and on-call on a rotation basis; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work; and work with various cultural and ethnic groups in a tactful and effective manner.
Physical Demands and Working Conditions
On a continuous basis, sit, stand, bend, climb ladders (up to 30 feet), stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl and twist for varying periods in the course of work; write and use keyboard to communicate through written means; lift or carry objects weighing up to 100 pounds with assistance. Work is performed in both indoors and outdoors environments with moderate noise to heavy noise level; exposure to the external environment is required when going to worksites; fieldwork is frequently performed with exposure to disagreeable and potentially hazardous substances and exposure to high voltage; some work is performed in tightly enclosed and confined spaces.