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WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT MAINTENANCE HELPER (MECHANICAL)
61539
(Non-Competitive)


DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS

The work involves responsibility for assisting semi-skilled wastewater treatment plant mechanical maintenance positions by performing a wide variety of relatively unskilled tasks while learning the more skilled aspects of the work. Employees in this class perform the heavier, less difficult, and more repetitive activities and tasks involving the use of elementary skills in the mechanical trades, including machinery repair, as applied to wastewater treatment plant and related process equipment maintenance. The work is carried out under specific directions and supervision of a higher level employee and involves the use of tools and equipment of a trade. Employees in this class may operate motor vehicles and power-driven equipment. An employee in this class exercises no supervision. Does related work as required.

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES

Assists more skilled employees in the installation, maintenance, and repair of wastewater treatment plant mechanical equipment, process piping, and related appurtenances by using a variety of tools and equipment in the performance of relatively unskilled tasks.
Performs, under the specific instructions and direct supervision of a higher level employee, the heavier, less difficult, and more repetitive activities and tasks associated with wastewater treatment plant maintenance and related process equipment.
Learns to maintain and repair wastewater treatment plant and related process equipment, such as piping, pumps, blowers, conveyors, and motors.
Learns to operate tools and equipment used in maintenance and repair work, such as drills, lathes, routers, hydraulic flushers and rodding machines.
Learns to fulfill reporting requirements relating to work performed and materials used.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

Skill in the use of a variety of hand and powered tools and motorized equipment.
Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
Ability to use a variety of hand and powered tools and motorized equipment.
Ability to perform moderate to heavy manual labor.
Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

As Assigned:
Ability to operate a motor vehicle.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

A) One (1) year of work experience, or its part-time equivalent, in maintenance and repair work which relates to the overhaul, rebuilding or repair of motorized or mechanized equipment; or

B) Satisfactory completion of training of at least one (1) year's duration which relates to the overhaul, rebuilding or repair of motorized or mechanized equipment; or

C) One (1) year of work experience performing unskilled labor in a wastewater treatment facility.

D) An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of (A) and (B)and (C).

SPECIAL NECESSARY REQUIREMENT

When required to operate motor vehicles, employees must possess a valid non-CDL or CDL with appropriate endorsements as required by the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles for the class of vehicle(s) being operated.

9/2017 REVISED