Plant Maintenance Mechanic - City of Lancaster WWTP

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Primary Functions and Job Details
Performs skilled maintenance and repair tasks on plant and pumping station equipment at a Water or Wastewater Plant.

Examples Of Essential Duties
Follows safe practices in the performance of duties.
Exercises knowledge of mechanics and skills in mechanical repair tasks.
Makes daily checks of pump station and takes corrective action when necessary.
Repairs plant breakdowns, inspects operating conditions, and completes oral and written work orders from supervisor.
Disassembles, repairs and reassembles pumps, valves, motors, air compressors, chlorinators, piping, and other plant machinery and equipment.
Inspects, repairs and/or replaces gears, sprockets, chains, bearings, couplings, shafts, motors, seats, and discs on grit machines, pumps, valves, clarifiers, and other equipment needing service.
Inspects and repairs furnaces in a Wastewater or Water plant.
Cleans water or wastewater systems, flumes, chambers, settling basins, clarifiers, wetwells, clearwells, membrane tanks, chemical tanks, holding tanks and thickener tanks.
Shovels, sweeps, cleans, and uses a jack hammer.
Operates light automotive vehicles and power-driven equipment.
Uses torches to cut steel and related projects.
Cuts and threads steel pipe with pipe threading machine.
Paints equipment and buildings.
Runs snow removal equipment, shovels sidewalks, clears steps, tops of clarifiers and other surfaces.
Repairs and maintains plant odor control system, rebuilds and repairs chemical feed pumps, flow regulators, pressure regulators, and associated odor control equipment.
Typical Qualifications
Education, Training and Experience

Graduation from High School or completion of a GED is required
At least three (3) years experience in the maintenance and repair or pumps, motors, valves, pipes and related water and wastewater equipment is required.

Career Ladder:

1) Plant Maintenance Mechanic 1 (Uncertified)

2)Plant Maintenance Mechanic 2 (Certified)

3)Plant Maintenance Mechanic 3 - Click here for qualifications

Licenses and Certificates

Possession of a valid Pennsylvania State Driver’s License is required.
Bureau of Water:

Possession of a Class B Commercial Driver’s License issued by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, or ability to obtain a Class B CDL within 6 months of hire, is required.
Bureau of Wastewater:

Possession of or the ability to obtain Collection System Certification Class E from the Department of Environmental Resources or pass test of such certification no later than 18 months (Full-time) in this position.
Environmental Conditions

Indoors, environmentally controlled.
Outdoor, exposed to inclement weather and extreme temperature.
Exposure to noise, pollution.
Safety Equipment Used or Needed

Personal Protective Equipment such as hardhats, gloves, safety glasses, ear protection, rain gear, steel toed safety shoes, rain boots and respirators.

Requires standing, bending, walking, sitting and climbing in the performance of duties up to eight (8) or more hours a day.
Works around motorized or moving equipment and machinery.
Requires occasional lifting up to 80 lbs.
Requires the operation of automotive vehicles and other power equipment.
Requires working under adverse conditions, which may involve unpleasant odors.
Requires working long hours and must be available to handle emergency situations after hours, weekends and holidays.
Requires the use of tools such as a screwdriver, pliers, wrenches and other tools.
This description was prepared to indicate the kinds of activities and levels of work difficulty required of positions in this class. It is not intended as a complete list of specific duties and responsibilities.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of safe practices related to Public Works.
Ability to understand and use hand, power tools and measuring devices essential to work performed.
Ability to perform basic electrical work including but not limited to cleaning, inspecting and replacing bearings on electrical motors and making terminations on circuits up to 480 volts.
Ability to operate a vehicle on private and public streets is required.
Ability to understand and follow specific oral and written instructions.
Ability to understand and use of blueprints and the ability to interpret operation and maintenance manuals in repairing plant and pumping station equipment.
Proven ability to read, write, speak and comprehend English is required.
Proven ability to work independently, or as part of a team and to collaborate successfully with others is required.
Proven ability to adapt to new or changed situations and to show flexibility in making improvements in work processes and operations is required.
Proven ability to exhibit customer-centered behaviors and to focus on customer needs is required.
Proven ability to commit to excellence in service and to continuous improvement is required.