Wastewater Maintenance Tech II-Public Works - Clark County, WA

Employer: Clark County

Job Description:
Wastewater Maintenance Tech II - Public Works
Wastewater Treatment Plant

Job Summary:
In the Department of Public Works at Clark County, we look for people who can grow, think, lead and inspire. We seek leaders, achievers and doers who bring skill, passion and commitment to public service.

As the Wastewater Maintenance Technician II, you will, perform a variety of highly skilled work in the maintenance and repair of the wastewater treatment facility, pump station and portions of the collection system. You will work with considerable independence in all types of climates, and is responsible for the inspection, adjustment, installation, troubleshooting, repair and preventive maintenance of all equipment and structures associated with the wastewater treatment facility.

This position is represented by Local 307CO- Washington State Council and City Employees.

This recruitment is open until filled, with a first review date of June 25, 2020

Qualifications
Education and Experience:
Any combination of experience of the noted essential job functions listed that establishes candidate’s abilities, skills and knowledge will be considered to establish minimum years of experience required.
Requires High School Diploma or equivalent (i.e. G.E.D.) with demonstrated proficiency in reading, writing and mathematics.
Formal or vocational training in industrial mechanical maintenance enough to demonstrate proficiency in all skills, knowledge, and abilities listed.
Minimum 5 years working experience in industrial maintenance setting.
Must possess a valid driver’s license.

The ideal candidate will have the following strengths:
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with multi levels of the organization including other outside agencies
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Advanced knowledge of Reading, comprehending, interpreting and understanding complex technical manuals, machine blueprints, specifications and electrical schematics
Basic skills in methods, materials, tools, and practices for installation, maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair of process control instrumentation and the ability to understand the testing equipment of the instrument and electrical technician trade.
Advanced skills in hydraulic, pneumatic, and mechanical theory as well as fabrication and use of all related shop tools.
Advanced knowledge of all pertinent safety practices and procedures as related to wastewater operations and maintenance.

Knowledge of:
Current methods, practices and materials used in mechanical maintenance and repair work; construction, operation and common problems of valves, pumps, motors, boilers, and associated equipment used in wastewater treatment; occupational hazards and safety precautions and procedures applicable to work; computerized maintenance management systems.

Ability to:
Follow oral and written instructions; detect and correct defects in process equipment and systems; read, comprehend, interpret and understand complex technical manuals, machine blueprints and specifications; use a computer to generate reports; work in confined spaces; perform accurate arithmetical calculations; drive a motor vehicle; establish and maintain effective working relationships; provide technical support to coworkers; effectively communicate in writing and orally; skillfully use tools, equipment and materials of the trade; wear and properly use all associated Personal Protective Equipment and perform all work in a safe manner.

WORK ENVIRONMENT & PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Employees in this category work in all types of climates, both indoors and outdoors. Work may be performed in adverse weather and environmental conditions. This includes working in and around raw sewage, in small, often awkward, positions. Work may be performed from ladders or scaffolding and possibly in hazardous atmospheres. Heavy phone contacts with suppliers, manufacturers, other agencies will be regularly experienced as well as face to face interactions with the public. Employees are subject to shift work, may work alone, and will be subject to perform on-call duties 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Physical demands include but are not limited to standing, crouching, climbing stairs and ladders, reaching, twisting, repetitive motion and lifting. Employees may be required to use a respirator and/or a Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus.

Examples of Duties:
Duties may include but are not limited to the following:
Maintains, inspect, repairs, installs, troubleshoots, lubricates and adjusts machinery and equipment of some or all the following types.
Varying sizes of electric motors including variable speed driven electric controls and switch gear.
Pumps varying in size and type from small chemical metering pumps through large capacity wastewater pumps.
Gas fired boilers, heat exchangers, blowers, aeration systems, valves, regulators, disinfection equipment, bar screens, grit removal equipment, conveyance systems, level and flow controls, air compressors, auxiliary engines and diesel generators, pneumatic, hydraulic, and electric control systems. Participates in the development, planning and implementation of ongoing preventative maintenance programs.
Operates a variety of shop equipment including welding, drilling, grinding and sawing equipment, skillfully use hand and power tools, performs corrective maintenance as required.
Trains and provides general preventative and corrective equipment maintenance and repair advice as needed to less experienced treatment plant employees assisting with maintenance work.
Uses computer system to track work orders, spare parts inventories, and maintains effective working relationships with all other plant staff, outside vendors, regulatory agencies, other County departments, and the public.
Designs and fabricates special electrical and mechanical systems as required.
Maintain and repair the main sewer line, force main and outfall line.
Works closely with engineers and inspectors on projects, reviews and comments on design and construction/maintenance plans and specifications.
Performs general housekeeping duties and ground maintenance.
Performs related duties as assigned and at times performs work similar to that assigned to a Wastewater Operator I employee.
Other duties as assigned

Salary Grade
Local 307.111 ($27.47 - $33.49) per hour
Close Date
Open Until Filled
Recruiter
Kara Hill
Email: Kara.Hill@clark.wa.gov

Contact Person: Kara Hill
Phone:
Email: Email: Kara.Hill@clark.wa.gov
Location: Clark County, WA
Application Method: Online: https://clarkcountywashington.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/ClarkCountyJobs/job/Wastewater-Treatment-Plant/Wastewater-Maintenance-Tech-II---Public-Works_R000908
Base Pay: $27.47 - $33.49 HR

Posted on June 23, 2020

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