Industrial Mechanic - Water Plant
Title:Industrial Mechanic - Water Plant
Post Date:03/21/17
Location:Boulder, CO

Under general supervision, to perform a variety of skilled maintenance, repair, and construction tasks on wastewater treatment equipment and facilities to ensure reliable and effective operation of the wastewater treatment facility, and to perform related duties as required.


1. Performs skilled maintenance and repair on treatment facility and remote facility equipment. This includes the following:
Troubleshoots, repairs, and overhauls pumps, motors, electrical breakers, circuitry, and associated equipment, variable frequency drives, valves and piping, chemical feeders, material conveyance equipment, hydraulic and pneumatic equipment, methane and natural gas boilers, and HVAC equipment.
Evaluates failed equipment or parts and implements proactive repairs that correct the cause of failure.
Estimates repair costs and purchases repair parts.
Estimates equipment downtime and assists Supervisors with coordinating repair activities with the operations staff.
Improvises repairs during emergency situations to keep facility equipment and electrical systems operational to maintain compliance with National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit requirements.
Updates Plant Operators and others regarding equipment problems.
Trains others in the proper operation and maintenance of equipment.
2. Performs technical diagnosis including:
Performs vibration analyses on rotating equipment using hand-held diagnostic equipment and computer software to detect cause of problem and implement corrective action.
Utilizes precision alignment equipment on a routine basis or when installing equipment to ensure proper alignment of machinery and drive motors.
Uses electrical diagnostic equipment to make repairs or recommendations regarding low and high voltage electrical circuitry and controls.
Utilizes computer software programs to diagnose and repair HVAC problems.
3. Directs and completes non-routine work projects including planning, purchasing supplies, coordinating the work effort, and communicating with other appropriate work groups. Modifies and upgrades facility equipment to meet treatment process needs.
4. Reads and interprets technical manuals and electronic, electrical, and mechanical schematics in the course of troubleshooting problems. Updates electrical/mechanical blueprints and schematics as system revisions are made.
5. Serves on various facility committees and projects such as safety, plant design and construction. Works with design consultants and construction managers on facility improvement projects and assists in oversight responsibilities. Directs and oversees contract maintenance and repair work.
6. Utilizes computerized maintenance management software (CMMS) to track repair work, spare parts usage, and maintenance activities, both preventative and corrective.
7. Maintains spare parts and supply inventories. Orders and purchases parts, supplies, and tools.
8. Oversees maintenance shop including checking out tools and supplies and maintaining a clean and safe work environment.
9. Is alert to conditions and events occurring at the wastewater treatment facility, anticipates needed repairs, and makes related recommendations. Updates technical knowledge through training, trade journals/publications, internet websites, and sharing information and job experiences with other employees.
Performs related duties as required to meet the needs of the city.
Takes proper safety precautions to prevent accidents. Responsible for the safety of self, others, materials, and equipment. Uses all required safety equipment and follows all safety regulations, policies and procedures. Reports all accidents and damage to city property.
Responsible for knowing and complying with all city and department policies; participating in professional trainings and development; and adhering to attendance and workplace attire policies.
Generally, duties and responsibilities are listed from most to least critical or time consuming

High school diploma or equivalent. Minimum of four years experience in industrial, mechanical, or electrical equipment maintenance or repair. Proficiency with welding, pipe fitting, electrical circuit troubleshooting, blueprint reading, and tool use. Demonstrated mechanical aptitude, including the ability to troubleshoot and maintain large mechanical systems. Ability to complete and update First Aid and CPR Training and certification on as needed basis. Physical ability to work in and around equipment, in areas of limited access, elevated structures, and confined spaces requiring standing, walking, lifting, bending, and kneeling. Ability to lift and carry fifty pounds. Knowledge of industry safety standards, regulations, and equipment. Effective verbal and written communications skills. Organizational and problem solving skills. Valid driver's license. Have and maintain an acceptable motor vehicle record.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS – In addition to the required minimum qualifications:
"D" Wastewater Operators' Certification or higher. Journeyman Electrician's license. Vibration Analysis certification. Welding certification. Wastewater treatment facility maintenance experience. Working knowledge of plumbing, electrical, and building codes.


WORKING CONDITIONS - Required Physical and Mental Effort, and Environmental Conditions:

In addition to the information listed above.

Physical and Mental Effort: Effective verbal and written communication skills. Ability to perform a wide range of physical and manual tasks in an indoor and outdoor environment. Ability to work in odorous, dirty conditions associated with a Wastewater Treatment Facility. Sufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes, which permits the employee to work in an industrial setting. Work will include periods of time viewing a computer monitor and operating a keyboard. Ability to work under stress from demanding deadlines, and changing priorities and conditions.

Work Environment: Works primarily in an industrial environment. Works in a setting subject to continuous interruptions and background noises. May work in permit required confined spaces that require ventilation and other measures to protect against dangerous gases and fumes.

Machines and equipment used include, but are not limited to the following: Precision and non-precision hand and power tools (electric, hydraulic, and pneumatic), stationary tools such as drill press and lathe; welder; diagnostic equipment; precision measuring devices, electronic test devices. Office equipment including computers, telephone, photocopy machine, facsimile machine, calculator, and City vehicle.

ACCOMMODATIONS: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

Note: The above description is illustrative only. It is not meant to be all-inclusive.
Employer:City of Boulder
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