Sep 14, 2018
Wastewater Mechanic I/II (Industrial & Diesel) – Maintenance and Energy & Automation Divisions, Regional Wastewater Facility (ESD) Featured
$65,187 - $87,984 yearly
Job ID # 1801532 Closing Date : October 17, 2018 Salary Range : $65,187.20 - $87,984.00 Annually About the Department The San José Environmental Services Department (ESD) is responsible for the management of solid waste collection and recycling; watershed protection and pollution prevention; municipal drinking water and recycled water; community sustainability initiatives, and the operation and infrastructure improvements of the San José-Santa Clara Regional Wastewater Facility. ESD’s mission is to deliver world class utility services and programs to improve our health, environment, and economy. ESD is comprised of a staff of over 530 with a diverse set of skills and specialties among our team. ESD staff demonstrate a strong commitment to teamwork, environmental protection, and building good partnerships. For more information about the Environmental Services Department, please visit @sjenvironment on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram. Positions & Duties The City's Environmental Services Department (ESD) is seeking individuals whose values align with the values of the City's employees to fill the vacancies of Wastewater Mechanics for the Maintenance Division and the Energy and Automation Division. Wastewater Mechanic - Maintenance Division The Wastewater Mechanics for the Maintenance Division are responsible for a large variety of repairing, rebuilding, overhauling and preventative maintenance of the Facility's industrial wastewater and mechanical equipment to high standards of performance and reliability, located above and below ground including some machinery housed in various buildings. Applicants should be well versed in the inspection, testing, troubleshooting, dismantling, installing, repairing, and overhauling of Industrial equipment. This is a diverse workgroup with many different skill sets to include carpentry, welding, metal fabrication, rigging, excavation, fluid pipping systems, and compressed air systems. The Maintenance Division is comprised of four groups working as a team to provide consistent reliable Wastewater Treatment for the seven cities we service. Wastewater Mechanics in the Maintenance team also perform the following but not limited to: ◦Preventive maintenance and inspections of all industrial equipment on site, below ground, and in remote areas. ◦Inspections, repairs, and overhauls of Industrial Wastewater equipment. ◦Inspections, repairs, and installations of our collection and distribution piping system. ◦Excavations, shoring, and confine space entry work. ◦Interpret drawings, service manuals, and part manuals. ◦Operations of aerial man lifts, industrial forklifts, industrial vacuum truck and other equipment. ◦Perform various metal fabrication, welding processes (such as arc, tig, and mig). ◦Operations associated with bridge cranes, mobile cranes, hoists, chain falls, and rigging. ◦Operations associated with shop equipment drill presses, iron worker, band saws, pedestal grinders, hydraulic shear, and brake. ◦Attend all safety trainings. Wastewater Mechanic - Energy and Automation Division The Wastewater Mechanics (also known as Co-Gen Operator/Mechanic) that reside in the Energy and Automation Division are responsible for operating, maintaining and overhauling the Facility's industrial mechanical and electrical equipment related to large stationary diesel-ignited/spark-ignited engine driven blowers and/or power generators, gas compressors and gas storage such as commonly found in municipal power plants, natural gas pipeline compressor stations and large marine propulsion systems. This team provides 24/7 staffing and are assigned to rotating shifts including nights, weekends and holidays. The Wastewater Mechanics (Co-Gen Operator/Mechanics) often work in teams of two while performing preventative maintenance, repairs, and overhauls on Facility equipment. Applicants for this position must be available to work nights, weekends and holidays. The Co-Gen Operator/Mechanics also perform the following but not limited to: ◦Preventive maintenance and inspections of all equipment in the Power and Air (P&A) section. ◦Use precision measuring tools, granite table, non-destructive testing, Prussian blue, polishing stones, fitting bearings to shafts. ◦Various welding disciplines (such as arc, tig, mig) as well as oxy-acetylene and plasma/carbon arc cutting. ◦Fabrication of specialty tools, obsolete engine parts, and fixtures. ◦Operate bridge cranes, chain falls, lever hoists and all associated rigging. ◦Interpret drawings, service manuals and parts manuals. ◦Operate seat grinder, valve grinder, drill press, band saw, vertical mill, engine lathe, iron worker, sheet metal brake and surface grinder as well as forklift and man lift. ◦Repair, and inspection of low and high pressure-piping systems. ◦Work with electricians, instrumentation technicians, painters, HVAC and other mechanics ◦Attend all safety trainings. San Jose-Santa Clara Regional Wastewater Facility (RWF) link: http://www.sanjoseca.gov/documentcenter/view/10754 This recruitment may be used to fill multiple positions in this, or other divisions or departments. If you are interested in employment in this classification, you should apply to ensure you are considered for additional opportunities that may utilize the applicants from this recruitment. Physical Requirements ◦Duties require a heavy level of physical exertion, including exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects. ◦Incumbents may be required to utilize self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) equipment, which requires the ability to pass an annual fit and spirometry test. ◦Ability to perform the essential physical functions of this position will be determined by a post-offer medical examination conducted by City of San Jose Employee Health Services. Minimum Qualifications Wastewater Mechanic I Education: Successful completion of high school, General Educational Development (G.E.D.) Certificate, or California Proficiency Certificate. Experience: Two (2) years journey level experience as a mechanic in hydraulics, wastewater treatment or closely related industry; OR Two (2) years journey level experience as a mechanic in operation, maintenance, repair, and overhaul of mechanical and electrical equipment related to large stationary diesel and spark-ignited engines and/or power generators; OR Four (4) years of experience assisting Wastewater Mechanics in the maintenance and repair of wastewater equipment at a level equivalent to Wastewater Attendant or Assistant Heavy Diesel Equipment Operator/Mechanic with the City of San José. Wastewater Mechanic II Education: Successful completion of high school, General Educational Development (G.E.D.) Certificate, or California Proficiency Certificate. Experience: Two (2) years journey level experience as a mechanic in hydraulics, wastewater treatment or closely related industry; OR Two (2) years journey level experience as a mechanic in operation, maintenance, repair, and overhaul of mechanical and electrical equipment related to large stationary diesel and spark-ignited engines and/or power generators; OR Four (4) years of experience assisting Wastewater Mechanics in the maintenance and repair of wastewater equipment at a level equivalent to Wastewater Attendant or Assistant Heavy Diesel Equipment Operator/Mechanic with the City of San José. AND certification as Plant Mechanical Technologist Grade II from California Water Environment Association (CWEA) or equivalent. Acceptable Substitution: Two (2) years of experience as a Wastewater Mechanic I may be substituted for the certification as Plant Mechanical Technologist Grade II. Licenses or Certificates: Possession of a valid State of California Class C driver's license. As a condition of employment in some designated positions, possession of a valid State of California Class A or B driver's license with applicable endorsements may be required in the performance of job duties. Employment Eligibility: Federal law requires all employees to provide verification of their eligibility to work in this country. Please be informed that the City of San Jose will NOT sponsor, represent or sign any documents related to visa applications/transfers for H1-B or any other type of visa which requires an employer application. The job ID for this position is 1801532 . To view the full job announcement and to apply for this position, please visit http://sanjoseca.gov/citycareers . If you have questions about the duties of these positions, the selection or hiring processes, please contact Lisa Harding, Employment Analyst at firstname.lastname@example.org or (408) 975-1436.
City of San José - Environmental Services Department (ESD) San Jose, CA, USA Full-Time