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Pump Hydraulic Mechanic ​/ Water Plant Operator

Job in Austin - Travis County - TX Texas - USA
Full Time position
Listed on 2021-05-01
Salary 17.3 USD Hourly USD 17.3 HOUR
Job specializations:
  • Maintenance/Cleaning
    Industrial Maintenance, Maintenance Mechanic, Diesel Mechanic, Heavy Duty Mechanic
  • Engineering
Job Description & How to Apply Below
Job Title: Austin Water Treatment Operations & Maintenance Technician Associate OR Assistant
(also known as Pump, Valves, Hydraulic Mechanic and Water Plant Operator)

Location: Austin, Texas

When completing the City of Austin employment application: A detailed, complete employment application helps us to better evaluate your qualifications, and will be used to determine salary if you are selected for this position.

Please detail on the application any previous employment that you wish to be considered as part of your qualifications. Provide each job title and employment dates for all jobs included on the application. Your work history should include the duties you performed, any supervisory or lead responsibilities, and any equipment and computer software used.

A résumé and cover letter may be submitted, but will not substitute for a complete employment application.

If you are selected to interview:
Your skill level in General Maintenance, Basic Industrial Math, and Safety in the Workplace will be assessed, with a required minimum passing score of 70%.
If you are selected as a top candidate:
Verification of your education (which may include high school graduation or GED, undergraduate and/or graduate degrees) will be required. You must provide proof of education from an accredited organization/institution.
And are in the military or a veteran, you will need to provide a copy of your DD-214 prior to confirming a start date.

About this Position
• FY20 Pay Range Depends-On-Experience - must be verifiable and related
• FY20 Pay Rate for Associate Level is $17.30 to $21.63 ph and Assistant Level is $21.65 to $27.61 ph
• Plant locations will be determined based on business need for Water or Wastewater Treatment Divisions
• This job title is in a Career Progression Family, which means the employee can submit for career progression promotion without having to go through the competitive process (the interview)
• An employee can progress or submit for Career Progression-promotion after completion of on-the-job training to develop new skills and abilities, obtain water operator licensing and have met the minimum requirements to be on the next level position. Associates can career progress to Assistant then to Senior!
• City of Austin (COA) Benefit Package equates up to 40% addition to our pay offers

Under close supervision, perform routine tasks to provide operational and general maintenance support at a water or wastewater treatment plant, wastewater collection, or water distribution systems facility; and work in teams to assist with more complex tasks. Perform in both operations and maintenance disciplines to develop competency in both disciplines.

Duties, Functions and Responsibilities:
Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.
Assists with process control tasks such as basic flow control, sampling, basic laboratory testing, normal operations of pumps and blowers, and adjusting chemical feeds.Assists with preventative maintenance tasks such as lubrication; changing equipment oil/fluids; and installing packing, bearings, and seals.Assists with predictive and corrective maintenance on specialized equipment such as pumps, blowers, clarifiers, and valves.Assists with routine rounds of the facilities to monitor treatment process and identify process anomalies or mechanical problems with plant equipment.Monitors data from SCADA systems and computerized control systems, instrument panels, and gauges in order to make basic process changes as directed.Maintains plant operations and maintenance records using log books, databases, and spreadsheets.Acts as member of Confined Space Entry Team and may serve as entrant or assistant.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.
Knowledge of general maintenance processes and procedures.Knowledge of basic math including addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of whole numbers, decimalized numbers, fractions, and percents.Skill in using computers and related software.Skill in using hand tools and power tools.Skill in operating a motor vehicle and motorized equipment.Ability to work in environments that may have hazardous atmospheres.Ability to climb ladders and work at heights of up to 200 feet, and to work in confined spaces up to 100 feet deep.Ability to work in permit and non-permit confined spaces where there is limited or restricted means for entry and exit, or where the work activities may be hindered.Ability to safely wear anti-fall (SRL) body harness for confined space entry that supports up to 283 pounds.Ability to walk, stand, sit, bend, stoop, twist, push, pull, climb, kneel, crawl, and lift/carry up to fifty (50) pounds unassisted.Ability to follow written and verbal instructions.Ability to read and follow technical guidelines and standard operating procedures.Ability to take simple readings from meters, gauges, control panels, and testing and monitoring equipment.Ability to meet and maintain driver eligibility standards detailed in the City of Austin Driver Safety Program.
Position Requirements
High School, 1 to 2 Years work experience
Minimum Qualifications for the AW Treatment O&M Tech Associate
• Graduation from an accredited high school or equivalent, plus one (1) year of experience in a similar work environment such as process control, plant operations, construction, or in the operation, repair and maintenance of mechanical or industrial equipment
• Thirty (30) semester hours of relevant formal education from an accredited institute may substitute for one (1) year of work experience
License and Certifications
• Must acquire a Class D Texas Surface Water License within one (1) year of employment
• Valid current Texas Class “C” Driver’s License (or the ability to obtain one by the date of hire)
• Must be able to become certified for Respiratory Protection

Minimum Qualifications for the AW Treatment O&M Tech Assistant
• Graduation from an accredited high school or equivalent, plus three (3) year of experience in a work environment such as process control, plant operations, construction, laboratory related activities, repair and maintenance of mechanical or industrial equipment
License and Certifications:
• Class C Texas Surface Water License from TCEQ
• Valid current Class C Texas Driver’s License (or the ability to obtain one by the date of hire)
• Must be able to become certified for Respiratory Protection
Additional Information / Benefits
City Benefits - refer to City's job posting for details
Contact Information
Contact Name: City of Austin - Water Department
Contact Phone: 512-972-0402
Preferred method of contact: Telephone Inquiry
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