Job ID #1701144
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 (WW) Mechanics for the Maintenance Division and the Energy and Automation Division.
Wastewater Mechanics - Maintenance:
Division The Wastewater Mechanics for Maintenance Division are responsible for repairing, overhauling, and maintaining the Facility's industrial mechanical equipment that are located above and below ground including some machinery housed in various buildings.
Wastewater Mechanics in the Maintenance team also perform the followings but not limited to:
- Installation, repair, inspection of collection and distribution piping systems.
- Interpret drawings, service manuals and parts manuals.
- Preventive maintenance and inspections of all industrial equipment on site to prevent breakdowns.
- Various welding disciplines (such as arc, tig, mig) as well as oxy-acetylene and plasma cutting.
- Operate bridge cranes, chain falls, lever hoists and all associated rigging; shoring and confined-space entry.
- Interpret drawings and follow specifications to complete work orders.
- Operate drill presses, vertical mill, lathe, and surface grinders.
- Operate forklifts, man lifts, front loaders, and all terrain forklifts.
- Attend monthly safety training(s)
Wastewater Mechanics - 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, weekend and holidays.
The Co-Gen Operator/Mechanics also perform the followings but not limited to:
- Preventive maintenance and inspections of all equipment in the 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.
- 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 monthly safety trainings.
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.
Wastewater Mechanic I
1. Education: Successful completion of high school, General Educational Development (G.E.D.) Certificate, or California Proficiency Certificate.
2. 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
OR Two (2) years journey level experience 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 with the City of San José; AND certification as Plant Mechanical Technologist Grade II from California Water Environment Association (CWEA) orequivalent.
3. Acceptable Substitution: Two (2) years of experience as a Wastewater Mechanic I may be substituted for the certification as Plant Mechanical Technologist Grade II.
The Job ID for this job posting is 1701144. To view the full job announcement and apply for this position, please go to http://www.sanjoseca.gov/citycareers
Job application open dates 8/31/2017 - 10/2/2017