City of Sutherlin
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES
The position involves the responsibility for maintaining equipment of the Public Works Department at the department’s facilities including the Water Treatment Plants, the Wastewater Treatment Plant, and system pump / lift stations and reservoirs. The position includes the responsibility of performing required tasks in maintenance and plant operations, keeping and maintaining accurate records, and related activities. Persons holding the position will be required to perform other duties as may be assigned.
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASSIFICATION
An employee in this classification is responsible for the safe and efficient operation of department equipment as well as performing duties of plant operations on a relief basis. He/she must be able to show individual initiative, judgment, and responsibility in dealing with malfunctions of equipment and emergency situations. He/she must be able to work as part of a professional, motivated team. A broad and thorough knowledge of mechanical equipment and maintenance practices is necessary.
Work is performed under the general supervision of the Division Supervisors and Public Works Director.
Supervision is not normally a function of this classification. However, supervision is provided to less-senior employees, as well as trainees and other workers assigned to the Department of Public Works.
KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS
- Keeps detailed records of all operations including daily equipment checks, chemical, usages, preventive maintenance, a daily log, and records required by federal and state regulatory agencies.
- Occasionally works with hazardous chemicals including chlorine gas, caustic soda, and concentrated acids which could pose potential personal, public, and environmental health risks.
- Maintains facilities and grounds in a professional manner.
- Responds to alarms and equipment failures when on standby.
- Performs other related tasks as may be assigned.
- Operates, on a relief basis, the Wastewater Treatment Plant, the City’s two Water Treatment Plants, and system pump/lift stations.
- Takes daily and monthly readings of department equipment meters and gauges. Records and maintains data from charts, flow meters, and totalizers to meet operational requirements of the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, the Oregon State Health Authority and the Department of Public Works of the City of Sutherlin.
- Performs and records laboratory analyses at the City’s water treatment plants including turbidity, chlorine residual, conductivity, ph, and alkalinity in order to adjust chemical feed rates and meet reporting requirements of monitoring agencies. Also collects samples and performs analysis for total coli forms and E. Coli under guidelines set by the department and the Oregon State Health Division.
- Analyzes chart readings and laboratory results to determine potential equipment or system malfunction and takes appropriate measures to correct those malfunctions.
- Comes in daily contact with noxious substances which pose possible personal health hazards, and occasionally must work in confined spaces where levels of oxygen and gas must be monitored.
- Preventive maintenance, maintenance, and repair of department equipment including pumps, electric motors, vehicles, and other equipment.
- Perform amperage draw readings on plant motors and perform trouble-shooting and repair of equipment problems.
- Maintain accurate records of maintenance and repair of all department equipment. Order and maintain parts inventory for equipment repair.
- Perform basic fabrication of brackets, fittings, adapters, etc. for department equipment.
- Perform scheduled lubrications and oil checks/changes on department motors, gearboxes, and vehicles.
- Reads and interprets blueprints, specification sheets, and operation manuals on department equipment.
- Performs other job functions and tasks as may be assigned.
- Performs a wide variety of skilled tasks in the preventive and reactive maintenance of plant and transmission system equipment including bearing and packing adjustments, lubrication, mechanical adjustments, and repair or replacement of pumps, motors, etc.
- High School graduate or equivalency. Preference will be given to applicants with a college degree in related fields. Strong consideration given to applicants with good mechanical and related skills.
- Minimum, Oregon Certification Grade Level I
EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
- Must have experience and ability to perform basic skills in mechanical, plumbing, basic electrical and related areas.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
- Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Oregon Class B Commercial Driver’s License with endorsements for Air Brakes and Tanks.
- Required to live within a 30-minute response time of the city limits of Sutherlin.
- Must be willing to work a workweek which includes one day of the weekend (Sunday through Thursday, or Tuesday through Saturday) depending on choice of seniority by length of employment.
- Must be willing to take turns on schedule with other employees to work some holidays and be included in schedule with other employees to be on standby for emergency call-outs to after-hours for facility and equipment alarms.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS FOR THIS CLASSIFICATION
- Basic components of Water Treatment and Distribution systems, Wastewater treatment and Collections systems.
- Mechanical aptitude and experience for repair and maintenance work normally performed in treatment plant facilities
- Aptitude to learn treatment processes, laboratory processes, and reporting.
- Basic safety precautions related to hazards of mechanical, electrical, and other maintenance tasks.
- Aptitude to learn and practice safety precautions in treatment processes, chemical handling, laboratory procedures, and related areas.
- Safe operation of tools, equipment, and vehicles.
- Mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fabrication, and maintenance.
- Maintain and operate the Water and Wastewater treatment plants.
- Make independent decisions to keep process operations within established guidelines.
- Learn to perform and evaluate laboratory tests for control and compliance purposes.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and to function as a member of a professional and dedicated team.
- Maintain a professional appearance and courteous demeanor when dealing with the general public.
- Understand and follow oral and written instructions.
- Operate the Bio-solids truck and other moderately heavy equipment.
Because the employees in this classification work with hazardous chemicals and come into daily contact with noxious substances which can pose a potential risk to personal, public, and environmental health, those employees are required to adhere to all established safety procedures and regulations. They will also promote and stress safety at all times, correcting and/or reporting all safety hazards. All personal protective equipment provided by the City for the performance of assigned duties shall be worn, and all equipment shall be properly utilized.
- Application of principals and methods used in water and wastewater treatment facilities, operation of all moderately heavy equipment, repair and maintenance work performed in treatment plant facilities.
- Application of principals and methods used in chemical, bacterial, and laboratory processes within the scope of water and wastewater treatment, using all applicable safety precautions.
- Background check, drug testing, educational and experience verification.
- Demonstrated ability to perform essential functions.
COMPENSATION TYPE: Salary
EXEMPTION STATUS: Non-Exempt
JOB GRADE: Entry level through step 6
POSITION FUNCTIONAL REQUIREMENTS
CARRYING OR LIFTING 30 LBS……………………… OCCASIONALLY
CARRYING OR LIFTING 50 LBS………………… SELDOM
CARRYING OR LIFTING 75 LBS……………………… SELDOM (WITH ASSISTANCE)
OPERATING EQUIPMENT………………………………… FREQUENTLY
OPERATING MOTOR VEHICLE……………………….. FREQUENTLY
OTHER PHYSICAL FUNCTIONS
Pushing or pulling, manual dexterity, stooping, sitting, reaching above shoulder level. Quite often works outdoors, regardless of weather conditions.
MENTAL APTITUDES TABLE
Designated Function % Time Aptitude Level
WRITING 20 2
READING 20 2
REASONING 60 2
MATHEMATICS 25 2
VERBAL 20 2
NOTE: Percentages may exceed a total of 100% because functions may occur simultaneously.
Designated Function Acuity Level
Note: Acuity and aptitude levels are: High=1 Medium=2 Low=3
(Established after reasonable accommodations are provided.)
THE CITY OF SUTHERLIN IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. EMPLOYMENT IS OPEN TO ALL PERSONS WHO MEET MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS WITHOUT REGARD TO RACE, SEX, AGE, HANDICAP, RELIGION, ETHNIC BACKGROUND, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, OR NATIONAL ORIGIN.
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For application and further information: https://www.ci.sutherlin.or.us/residents/employment_opportunities/index.php