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PUMP STATION MAINTENANCE WORKER II
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
The work involves responsibility for the maintenance and repair of equipment and appurtenances found in wastewater pumping stations. A subordinate Pump Station Maintenance Worker assists in these maintenance and repair activities. The Pump Station Maintenance Supervisor exercises general supervision over a small number of crews involved in this kind of work. There are several distinctions between the work of this class and classes like Wastewater Treatment Plant Maintenance Worker (Mechanical) and (Instrumentation/Electrical) and the journey level mechanic positions which specialize in mechanical, electrical, and instrumentation maintenance: (a) the work of this class exposes incumbents to maintenance and repair problems which demands timely resolution because, unlike wastewater treatment plants, there are no back-up systems in pump stations to provide for wastewater pumping; if the stations' equipment cannot be repaired, the wastewater spills into homes, streams or onto land; (b) the work of this class exposes incumbents to problems involving skills and abilities applicable to mechanical, electrical, and instrumentation troubleshooting, maintenance, and repair methods, whereas the work of the aforementioned specialized wastewater treatment plant maintenance classes is limited to the specialty of that class, i.e., mechanical or electrical/instrumentation maintenance and repair; (c) the work of this class required incumbents to maintain and repair a variety of equipment not utilized in wastewater treatment plants such as submersible and portable trash pumps, grid educators and high velocity water cleaners, wastewater force mains and ancillary equipment, and a variety of alarms, circuitry, and meters and controls. Therefore, the class requires well developed skills in a range of maintenance and repair techniques applicable to specialized equipment found only in pump stations, where no back-up systems exist thus necessitating efficient servicing.
Although the Pump Station Maintenance Supervisor exercises general supervision over the work, employees in this class lead a subordinate worker in carrying out assignments by seeing assigned schedules are met, by insuring supplies and equipment are on hand to complete assignments, and by keeping time and equipment records in the manner specified by the supervisor. An employee in this class needs sufficient strength and agility to carry out heavy tasks often in adverse weather, on weekends and holidays, on a rotating basis, and in overtime. Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES
Inspects wastewater pump stations, which include but are not limited to, recording and evaluating time lapse and flow-chart pump readings; inspecting and testing malfunction alarms; testing pumps, motors, emergency power systems, compressor, and related equipment for malfunctions, for proper lubricant and coolant levels, leaks, cleanliness, and safety; and, checking premises for appearance, odor, and the appearance of the station and its grounds.
Maintains and repairs equipment found in wastewater pump stations by removing grease, grit, sludge, and screenings, from wet well area; servicing and fixing such equipment as heating and ventilating systems, pump, motor injectors, valves, generators, air compressors, blowers, bar screens, back flow preventors, grit machines, bearings, drive shafts, and pumping stations; and, performing basic masonry and carpentry work, repairing fences, fixing door locks, and replacing windows.
Maintains the appearance and condition of wastewater pump stations, grounds, vehicles, tools, and maintenance equipment in the manner called for in the Pump Maintenance Worker I job specification.
Prepares reports, maintains records, and schedules work as directed by the Supervisor.
Assists in on the job training of personnel as directed by the supervisor.
Operates a motor vehicle as required.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Good knowledge of methods, tools and equipment used in the maintenance and repair of wastewater pump stations and the equipment used therein.
Good knowledge of safety precautions and hazards involved in pump station maintenance work.
Skill in the use of tools and maintenance equipment used to service and repair wastewater pump stations.
Ability to lead in sewage pump station maintenance and repair work.
Ability to read and interpret wastewater pump station plans, blueprints, charts, and operation and maintenance manuals.
Ability to use tools and maintenance equipment to service and repair wastewater pump stations.
Ability to perform heavy manual labor.
Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.
A) Two (2) years of work experience, or its part-time equivalent, in the maintenance and repair of wastewater pump station equipment; or,
B) Three (3) years of work experience, or its part-time equivalent, in the maintenance and repair of mechanical, electrical, or instrumentation equipment; or,
C) An equivalent combination of experience as defined by the limits of (A) and (B).
SPECIAL NECESSARY REQUIREMENT
At time of appointment, possession of a valid New York State Non-CDL or CDL, including any special endorsements, as required for the type of vehicle being operated and must be maintained throughout employment.