Wastewater Mechanic I/II (Industrial & Diesel)

  • City of San Jose
  • San Jose, California
  • Jun 13, 2019
Full Time Building Maintenance Building and Safety Water and Wastewater Treatment Non-Management, Trade and Technical
  • Salary: $67,142.40 Annually
  • Salary Top: $90,625.60
  • Phone: 408-535-1285
  • Apply By: Jul 15, 2019

Summary

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Job Description

Salary Information 

The annual salary range for Wastewater Mechanic I is $67,142.40 - $81,640.00, hourly range is $32.28 - $39.25.

The annual salary range for Wastewater Mechanic II is $74,360.00 - $90,625.60, hourly range is $35.75 - $43.57. 

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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, weekend 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.

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications

Wastewater Mechanic I

  1. Education:  Successful completion of high school, General Educational Development (G.E.D.) Certificate, or California Proficiency Certificate.
  1. 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

  1. Education:  Successful completion of high school, General Educational Development (G.E.D.) Certificate, or California Proficiency Certificate.
  1. 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.

  1. Acceptable Substitution: Two (2) years of experience as a Wastewater Mechanic I may be substituted for the certification as Plant Mechanical Technologist Grade II.

Additional Requirements for Each Level

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.

Competencies

The ideal candidate will possess the following competencies, as demonstrated in past and current employment history.  Desirable competencies for this position include:


Job Expertise – demonstrates knowledge of and experience in installing, maintaining, troubleshooting, repairing, and overhauling wastewater treatment equipment; ability to perform duties as outlined under "Position and Duties" above.

Team Work & Interpersonal Skills – demonstrates a positive attitude and flexibility along with the ability to develop effective relationships with co-workers and supervisors by helping others accomplish tasks and using collaboration and conflict resolution skills.

Flexibility –makes effective decisions and achieves desired results in the midst of major changes in responsibilities, work processes, timeframes, performance expectations, organizational culture, or work environment.

Initiative – exhibits resourceful behaviors toward meeting job objectives; anticipates problems, is proactive, and avoids difficulties by planning ahead; displays willingness to assume extra responsibility and challenges; pursues continuing education opportunities that promotes job performance.

Multi-Tasking – can handle multiple projects and responsibilities simultaneously; has handled a wide variety of assignments in past and/or current position(s).   

Reliability – completes quality work assignments in a timely and efficient manner; fulfills responsibilities and maintains confidentiality as appropriate. 

Computer Skills – experienced with common business computer applications including but not limited to: MS Outlook, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Access, and MS Excel. 

Communication Skills – effectively conveys information and expresses thoughts and facts clearly, orally and in writing; demonstrates effective use of listening skills; displays openness to other people's ideas and thoughts. 

Special Instructions

You must apply through the following link in order to be considered for this position: https://sanjoseca.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=1900674&lang=en#.XQKBspYFYZk.link 

Please mention you found this employment opportunity on the CareersInGovernment.com job board.

Selection Process

The selection process will consist of an evaluation of the applicant's training and experience based on the application and responses to the Job Specific Questions. Only the candidates whose backgrounds best match the position will be invited to proceed in the selection process.  Additional phases of the selection process will consist of one or more interviews, one of which may include a practical/writing exercise.

You will be prompted to answer the following job-specific questions (IN DETAIL) during the online application process.  Please note that there is a 4,000-character limit, including spaces, for each text response.

  • For each of the following experience areas listed, give a detailed explanation of what you have done: Troubleshooting and Repairing Pumps; Carpentry; Plumbing and Pipe Fitting; Welding and Metal Fabrication; Operating and /or Dismantling and/or Assembling Engines; Distributive Control System (also known as SCADA); Precision Measuring Tools.
  • Please describe (IN DETAIL) your experience as a mechanic in hydraulics, wastewater treatment or closely related industry. Please include years of experience and employer(s) where you obtained this experience. Your experience described here should be consistent with your employment history.
  • Please describe (IN DETAIL) your experience as a mechanic in operation, maintenance, repair, and overhaul of mechanical and electrical/power generation equipment related to large stationary diesel and spark-ignited engines and/or power generators. Please include years of experience and employer(s) where you obtained this experience. Your experience described here should be consistent with your employment history.
  • Please describe (IN DETAIL) any other industrial mechanical experience you have. Specify any equipment you have repaired and maintained. Your experience described here should be consistent with your employment history.

You must answer all job-specific questions to be considered for this vacancy or your application will be deemed incomplete and may be withheld from further consideration. 

If you have questions about the duties of these positions, the selection or hiring processes, please contact Lisa Harding, Employment Analyst at lisa.harding@sanjoseca.gov or (408) 975-1436. 

Additional Information

The International Union of Operating Engineers (OE#3) represents this position. click here to view.http://www.sjcity.net/DocumentCenter/View/18980


 The application deadline is Monday, June 15, 2019 at 11:59 PM. Please allow adequate time to complete the application and submit before the deadline or the system may not save your application. If your online application was successfully submitted, you will receive an automatic confirmation email to the email address you provided.  IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE THE CONFIRMATION, please email CityCareers@sanjoseca.gov and we will research the status of your application.  Please contact Human Resources at (408) 535-1285, or Human.Resources@sanjoseca.gov if you have any questions

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