The City of Coronado is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Lead Pump Mechanic in the Wastewater-Storm Water Division of the Public Services and Engineering Department. Under direction, to lead, oversee and participate in the more complex and difficult work of staff responsible for performing skilled and technical maintenance duties in the operation and repair of mechanical equipment at wastewater pumping facilities; to ensure work quality and adherence to work standards and established policies and procedures; and to perform the more technical and complex of tasks.This position is responsible for providing lead direction to the Wastewater-Storm Water Division by providing oversight for 7 staff members. Major components of this position will include: overseeing maintenance contracts, product/equipment research, purchasing and developing crew and project schedules. Lead Pump Mechanics will need to be able to read and understand prints, in addition to understand all types of wastewater-storm water collections and pumping/lift station maintenance functions with the ability to operate associated equipment. The ideal candidate will also possess a professional history that demonstrates the followingnecessary leadership competencies and attributes:
Due to the nature of the job, all candidates must be flexible in their schedule and able to work nights, weekends and holidays as needed.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONSThe following tasks are typical for positions in this classification. Any single position may not perform all of these tasks and/or may perform similar related tasks not listed here:1. Lead, plan, train and review the work of staff responsible for performing skilled and technical maintenance duties in the operation and repair of mechanical equipment at wastewater pumping facilities.2. Plan, direct and participate in conducting daily inspections of wastewater pump and sewer lift stations; receive, process and assign work orders; read, record and log meter readings; ad-just various flow meters and automatic valves.3. Train assigned employees in their areas of work including wastewater pump facility maintenance and repair methods, procedures and techniques.4. Oversee the use, care and operation of wastewater and sewer line maintenance light and heavy equipment including a vactor, sewer rodder, forklift and backhoe.5. Verify the work of assigned employees for accuracy, proper work methods, techniques and compliance with applicable standards and specifications.6. Maintain, repair, install, test and service wastewater equipment including electric motors, pumps, circuit breakers, relays, water lines and television camera inspection equipment.7. Remove and repair various electrical components; dismantle, repair and replace pump and compressor parts; monitor the operation of lift station pumping equipment.8. Read and interpret various blueprints, schematics and rough sketches; plan and organize work on assigned work orders.9. Ensure adherence to safe work practices and procedures including confined space entry requirements.10. Respond to public inquiries in a courteous manner; provide information within the area of assignment; resolve complaints in an efficient and timely manner.11. Estimate time, materials and equipment required for jobs assigned; requisition materials as required.12. May participate in rotational shifts including weekends and Standby/On-Call shifts as required. Employees assigned to Standby or On-Call duty must be available to respond and report to work within a reasonable amount of time, typically within forty-five (45) minutes of the receipt of the call. 13. Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.
Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:Experience: At least three years of increasingly responsible wastewater or sewer line maintenance and repair experience.Education/Training:Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade supplemented by specialized training in wastewater or sewer line maintenance and repair or a related field.Licenses and Certificates:Possession of a valid Class B California Driver's License with air brake and tanker endorsement and a safe driving record, or the ability to obtain the license within six (6) months of appointment is required.Possession of or ability to obtain CPR/First Aid certification within twelve (12) months of appointment is highly desirable. Collections System Maintenance Grade III Certificate issued by the California Water Environment Association (CWEA), or the ability to obtain the certificate within eighteen (18) months of appointment is required.Mechanical Technologist Grade III Certificate issued by the California Water Environment Association (CWEA), or the ability to obtain the certificate within eighteen (18) months of appointment is required.Collections System Maintenance Grade IV or above issued by the California Water Environment Association (CWEA) is desirable.
EXAMINATION PROCESSA completed City of Coronado on-line employment application must be received in the Human Resources Division at www.coronado.ca.us (under the Quick Link to Employment) by 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 18, 2018. Applications will be reviewed on the basis of education, training, and experience. Applicants considered most qualified will be contacted and invited to participate in an examination process consisting of an oral interview (100%) and a written exercise that will be used as a writing sample and will not be scored. Candidates who successfully complete all examination components will be placed on an eligibility list for a period of at least six months. All appointments are subject to successful completion of a pre-employment background check and physical examination, including a drug screening. All new employees are required to submit verification of legal right to work in the United States. The City of Coronado is an equal opportunity employer (EOE). Minorities, women, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Individuals with disabilities who will require reasonable accommodation in order to participate in any portion of the application, interview, and/or examination process may voluntarily request the accommodation from the City at least five working days prior to the requested accommodation. Documentation of the need for the accommodation may be required upon receipt of the request. Note: The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract and any provisions contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice.