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WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT MAINTENANCE MECHANIC
61542
(Non-Competitive)




DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS

The work involves responsibility for performing journey level work in wastewater treatment plant mechanical maintenance which involves laying out of work and diagnosis of malfunctions. An employee in this class routinely acts as a "working crew leader" which involves performing actual maintenance and repair work and directing the work of a number of skilled, semi-skilled and unskilled workers assigned to wastewater treatment plant mechanical maintenance and repair. Employees in this class are supervised by wastewater treatment Plant Maintenance Crew Leaders who prescribe priorities as well as the nature and extent of work to be performed, and they provide diagrams and specifications as well as technical directions as needed. Employees in this class, in the absence of such direction, set priorities, determine work to be done, and lay out work with or without plans, diagrams, and specifications. The nature of the work assigned and the skill level of an employee in this class calls for employees to work with considerable independence. The nature of the work may require employees in this class to operate motor vehicles and power driven equipment. Does related work as required.

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES

Repairs, maintains, and installs wastewater treatment plant mechanical equipment, process piping, and related appurtenances by using a variety of tools and equipment.

Plans and lays out work consistent with applicable standards.

Directs the work of a small number of skilled, semi-skilled, and relatively unskilled workers in the installation, maintenance, and repair wastewater treatment plant and related mechanical equipment.

Fulfills reporting requirements relating to work performed and materials used.

Recommends to supervisors changes designed to improve the efficiency and

effectiveness of operations.

Acts for wastewater treatment Plant Crew Leader in his/her absence.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

Good knowledge of methods, materials, tools and equipment used in installation, maintenance, and repair activities in wastewater treatment plant and related processing equipment maintenance.

Good knowledge of practices, techniques, and mechanical theory associated with wastewater treatment plant mechanical maintenance.

Skill in the use of a variety of hand and powered tools and mechanized equipment.

Ability to plan and lay out mechanical maintenance work. Ability to read and interpret plans, diagrams, and specifications. Ability to use a variety of tools and equipment used in mechanical maintenance work. Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions. Ability to perform moderate to heavy labor.

As Assigned:

Ability to operate a motor vehicle.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Four (4) years of work experience, or its part-time equivalent, in plumbing or steamfitting or machine repair of heating, ventilating, or air conditioning equipment or water or wastewater treatment plant equipment.

NOTE: Graduation from a regionally accredited for New York State registered college or university with an associate's degree, or its equivalent in technical or apprentice training, in mechanical technology or engineering or technical curriculum two (2) years of work experience.

SPECIAL 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.

An employee in this class routinely acts as a "working crew leader" which involves performing actual maintenance and repair work and directing the work of a number of skilled, semi-skilled and unskilled workers assigned to wastewater treatment plant mechanical maintenance and repair.

9/94 Revised