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Lift Station Mechanic Trainee

Company: Emerald Coast Utilities Authority
Location: Pensacola
Posted on: March 27, 2020

Job Description:

Responsibilities/Pay GradeJOB SUMMARY: PG 21This is an entry-level mechanic trainee position in the Lift Station Division. An incumbent is oriented and trained by assisting a journey-level Lift Station Mechanic. Each two-person team receives day-to-day work assignments and performance monitoring from a Lead Lift Station Mechanic. Overall work planning, control, and evaluation of job performance are the responsibility of the Manager of Lift Stations and Generators.Mechanic Trainees perform semi-skilled and skilled work of average and standard difficulty in the installation, maintenance and repair of lift station mechanical equipment and property. Assist other divisions with repairs and cleaning sewer lines.ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:Assists in performing daily inspections, maintenance, cleaning, and repair of lift stations, sewage grit removal equipment, sewage grinding equipment, sewage screening equipment, including pulling and replacing pumps, repairing and replacing pipe, valves, and fittings and the operation and maintenance of lift stations and the associated properties.Assists in performing basic troubleshooting of pumps treatment/process equipment at a lift station to identify and correct the problem.Keeps his/her assigned Lift Station Mechanic informed of needed repairs and maintenance.Connects and operates portable pumps and generators.Maintains lift station properties with lawn maintenance equipment.Cleans sewage spills and applies chemicals as required per federal, state, and local laws to sewage spills.Responds to emergency and trouble calls, locates and identifies the cause and performs corrective actions as required.Completes all assigned duties in an efficient and timely manner.Operates light and heavy-duty trucks, boom trucks, heavy lifting equipment, and portable pumping equipment. Operates power generation equipment, lawn maintenance equipment and various tools as required.Maintains and is responsible for his/her assigned equipment and tools to be kept in proper working order at all times.May independently perform maintenance and repair work of a routine nature.Ensures that frequently used parts and supplies are stocked on his/her assigned truck so that all parts needed for any given assignment are available and restocked as used.Works days, evenings, nights, weekends, holidays, rotating scheduled shift work, and weather events as scheduled or needed.All other duties as assigned.Minimum QualificationsHigh school diploma or equivalent. Vocational or technical training is desirable. (Educational documentation will be required upon offer of employment.)One year of experience working in a mechanical field, preferably in the wastewater industry.The Lift Station Mechanic Trainee is required to work days, evenings, nights, and weekends, any emergency weather event occurring during his/her shift schedule, and holidays or as needed.Testing for reading comprehension and basic workplace math calculations will be administered prior to an interview and/or job offer. Testing scores will be a contributing factor for selection.A good attendance record is vital in this position. Attendance records will be a contributing factor for selection.Licenses and Certifications:Possession of a valid driver license.Within six (6) months of employment, promotion or transfer:Possession of or ability to obtain a "Class A" CDL driver's license with tanker endorsement.Within 24 months of employment, promotion or transfer:Completion of required coursework and possession of Wastewater Collection Technician Class "C" Certification as issued by the Florida Water & Pollution Control Operators Association (FWPCOA).Employment offers to all new hires are contingent upon the job candidates successfully passing background, motor vehicle and reference checks, nicotine screening, drug screening, and post job offer physicals (that may include pulmonary testing). Offers of transfers or promotion to current ECUA employees are not subject to nicotine screening. All applicants are subject to physical assessments as required by job.Physical Requirements/Working EnvironmentWhile performing the essential functions of this job the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, and walk, use hands and fingers, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, and lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.While performing the essential functions of this job the employee is regularly required to work in unpleasant conditions, work near moving mechanical parts, work in sewers and lift station wet wells, contact with raw sewage and associated fumes, toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock, and vibration.The incumbent's working conditions are typically moderately quiet, but may be loud for limited durations while working with machinery, power tools, and equipment following all prescribed safety rules and regulations.As a disaster team member, the employee is required to be available to work before, during, and after any disaster as directed.Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities/Supplemental InformationMATERIAL AND EQUIPMENT USED:Portable pumps, portable generators, various power and hand tools, hydraulic boom truck, light and heavy trucks, other motorized equipment, lawn equipment, sewage processing and lift station equipment.Knowledge of:Generators, pumps, gear boxes and gear drives.Tools, methods, materials, and techniques of an equipment/lift station mechanic.Operation and maintenance of hand and power tools and lawn equipment.Occupational hazards and safety precautions.Basic mathematics.Skill in:Working in a group as a team, with hand and power tools, lawn equipment, basic electrical test equipment and performing maintenance and repair task efficiently and cost effectively.Ability to:Read and understand manuals, specifications, drawings, and follows oral and written instructions.Work as a member of a team with the ability to accomplish the task at hand efficiently and effectively while following all safety procedures, becoming increasingly knowledgeable and skillful in the field chosen.Perform basic mathematical calculations.Employee must have the ability to use hand tools, power tools, lawn equipment, boom trucks and associated equipment to perform maintenance activities.Employee must have the ability to perform basic maintenance on tools and equipment.Operate motor vehicles.

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