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WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT MAINTENANCE WORKER (MECHANICAL)
61544
(Non-Competitive)




DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS

The work involves responsibility for assisting skilled wastewater treatment plant mechanical maintenance positions by performing a wide variety of semi-skilled tasks while learning the more skilled aspects of the work. Employees in this class, in learning and perfecting their craft skills, may perform, journey level installation, maintenance and repair activities under supervision of or after receiving detailed instructions from higher level employees. The nature of the work does not require planning, design, supervision, or layout of work or diagnosis of malfunctions. However, employees in this class may function as lead worker by directing a small number of subordinates in performing unskilled and laboring tasks concerned with mechanical maintenance. 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

Assists more skilled employees in the installation maintenance and repair of wastewater treatment plant mechanical equipment, process piping, and related appurtenance by using a variety of tools and equipment in the performance of routine maintenance and repair tasks.

Performs, under the general supervision of a higher level employee and by reading plans, diagrams, and specification, installation, maintenance, and repair work, such as installation, maintenance and repair of pumps, motors, compressors, blowers, conveyors, and related machinery used in a wastewater treatment plant and installation, maintenance, and repair of process piping.

May act as lead worker in directing a small number of subordinates in performing unskilled and laboring tasks concerned with mechanical maintenance.

Fulfills reporting requirements relating to work performed and materials used.

Learns and perfects craft skills to perform journey level activities associated with wastewater plant installation, maintenance, and repair.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

Working knowledge of methods, materials, tools and equipment used in installation, maintenance and repair activities in wastewater plant and related process equipment maintenance.

Skill in the use of a variety of work and powered tools and motorized equipment.

Ability to read and understand plans, diagrams, and specifications,

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.

As Assigned:

Ability to lead activities of subordinates.

Ability to operate a motor vehicle.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

A) Two (2) years of work experience, or its part-time equivalent, in maintenance and repair which relates to wastewater treatment plant mechanical equipment (such as pumps, blowers, air compressors) and/or other wastewater treatment plant equipment; or,

B) Graduation from a regionally accredited or 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 other technical curriculum which relates to mechanical system maintenance; or,

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

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.

9/94 REVISED