Maintenance Technician I – Operations is under general supervision of the Utility Operations Supervisor in Public Works’ Operations Division, the Maintenance Technician I performs maintenance, repairs and installations on all city owned and operated facilities and utilities.
Essential Job Functions:
· Investigates and reports mechanical failures in pump stations.
· Performs routine and preventative maintenance on pumps.
· Maintains, installs, repairs, replaces and connects/disconnects utility services, water meters, sewer and water lines to complete work orders and assignments.
· Monitors equipment operator to prevent damage to other utility lines while digging.
· Organizes tools, equipment and supplies necessary to complete assignments.
· Inspects, cleans and maintains equipment and tools in safe operating order.
· Performs routine inspections of assigned areas to detect any necessary repairs or hazardous conditions.
· Cleans work sites and replaces landscaping.
· Assists in setting up forms and pouring and finishing concrete.
· Monitors irrigation systems and water lines for leaks, and repairs or replaces as needed.
· Paints, repairs and maintains equipment, furniture and facilities.
Other Important Duties:
· Provides backup assistance, on-call coverage and support to other City departments as assigned.
· Travels to attend meetings and training.
· Performs other related duties as assigned.
· Regular and consistent attendance for the assigned work hours is essential.
Required Knowledge and Skills:
· Ability to operate and maintain lift stations.
· Ability to work in small and/or confined spaces.
· Knowledge of City policies and procedures.
· Knowledge of general maintenance and repair techniques for water pump stations and reuse stations.
· Knowledge of hydraulic principals, and basic electrical principals.
· Knowledge of safe handling techniques of hazardous chemicals and materials.
· Knowledge of the operation and maintenance of assigned light equipment, power and hand tools.
· Knowledge of water systems operating techniques and SCADA operations.
· Skill in following oral and written communications.
· Skill in operating assigned equipment and tools.
· Skill in planning and organizing materials and supplies necessary to complete work orders or daily assignments.
· Skill in resolving customer complaints and concerns.
Preferred Education, Experience, and Certifications:
· Must possess High school diploma or GED and one (1) year of progressively responsible maintenance experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
· Must possess or can obtain at least a Class II Wastewater and Class C Water Distribution Certification.
· Must pass a pre-employment drug screen, physical agility test, criminal background check and MVR check.
· Must possess a valid State of Texas Class A CDL Driver’s License.
Environmental Factors and Conditions:
· Work is performed in an outdoor environment.
· May be exposed to moving traffic, extreme weather conditions, hazardous chemicals, fumes, heights, confined spaces, trenches, air and water borne pathogens, body fluids, infectious diseases, rodents and insects.
· This work typically requires the following physical activities to be performed. A complete description of the activities below is available upon request from Human Resources.