Class Code: MP4
Analyst: KM, OM, TC
II-1/94, 7/98, 10/11
Under general supervision, perform skilled
mechanical repair and maintenance work on pumps, diesel engines and equipment
in sewage transmission facilities, wastewater treatment plants and water
treatment plants; on a project related basis, coordinate and assign the work of
a small crew performing maintenance and repair of pumps and related equipment;
and, does other work as required.
Incumbents independently perform the most
difficult and complex maintenance and repair work on pumps, diesel engines, and
related equipment common to sewage treatment facilities, waste-water treatment
plants and water treatment plants.
This classification is distinguished from the
classification of Sanitation Maintenance Worker III in that the latter
classification does not perform the more complex repair work on mechanical or
Troubleshoot and repair mechanical equipment;
plan, schedule and perform maintenance and repair work and special projects;
requisition parts and materials necessary for maintenance and repair work,
overhaul pumps and other equipment; assist in planning a preventative
maintenance program for the upkeep of equipment; perform simple chemical tests
in the field, interpret test results and make necessary adjustments to
equipment; prioritize projects and assign work to subordinate staff; supervise
subordinate staff, on a project related basis, to ensure that work is performed
correctly and that assignments are completed on schedule; train staff in electrical
and/or mechanical maintenance and repair techniques; maintain records of
completed work and prepares reports; respond to alarms indicating malfunctions
in pump stations; recommend whether to repair or replace equipment; and, work
inside and outside, in wet and hazardous locations, at heights such as on
ladders, roofs and water towers, with hazardous chemicals and substances, raw
sewage, dangerous gases, and high voltage, and around moving objects, high
levels of noise and unpleasant odors.
Identify mechanical defects in diesel engines
to determine the extent of necessary repairs; repair and overhaul gas and
diesel engines; perform metal fabrication welding projects; and, collect fluid
samples from equipment and interpret lab results.
Thorough knowledge of:
- Safety practices to be
observed when repairing and servicing electrical and mechanical equipment.
- The methods, materials and
tools used in troubleshooting, repair and maintenance of pumps, diesel
powered generators, and other mechanical equipment common to sewage
transmission facilities, wastewater treatment plants and water treatment
- Welding techniques.
- Read and interpret
blueprints and simple electrical schematics.
- Plan and direct the work of
a small crew, on a project related basis.
- Maintain records and
- Establish and maintain
cooperative relationships with others.
- Lift items weighing up to 75
pounds, such as pumps.
- Perform tasks requiring
strength, such as positioning 100 pound motors with the assistance of
another individiual, carrying 40 pounds of equipment, digging trenches,
and operating jack-hammers and roto-hammers.
- Drive vehicles, such as
pick-up trucks and utility trucks.
- Work as a member of a team,
including monitoring and operating equipment that keeps other workers
alive while repairing equipment in confined spaces.
- Distinguish colors.
- Put on, wear and use a
- Hear and distinguish
various sounds, such as voices of co-workers in both noisy and quiet
environments and sounds of operating equipment.
- Diagnose the cause of
mechanical failure and determine the appropriate repairs needed.
- Perform skilled mechanical
repair work on pumps, diesel engines, and other mechanical equipment
common to sewage transmission facilities, wastewater treatment plants and
water treatment plants.
- Train subordinate staff in
mechanical maintenance and repair techniques.
- Perform skilled metal
welding and fabrication work.
Education and Experience:
Any combination of training and experience
which would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A
typical way to obtain these would be:
- Two years of experience as
a journey level mechanic working on pumps, diesel equipment and related
equipment common to sewage treatment facilities, waste-water treatment
plants and water treatment plants.
- License Requirement:
Possession of a valid California class C driver license; and within six
months from hire, possession of a valid California class A driver license.
- Note: Alcohol and drug
tests will be administered to all candidates prior to final selection for
positions requiring class A or B driver licenses upon entry and to
employees in positions requiring these li censes as mandated by Federal
Department of Transportation regulations. In addition, all candidates must
provide specific employment history for the past ten years for all jobs
they have held which required operation of a commercial motor vehicle.
- Special Working Conditions:
Variable temperatures and weather conditions; confined work spaces;
heights, such as on ladders; high levels of noise; strong, unpleasant
odors; exposure to infections which might cause chronic disease or death;
and, the possibility of experiencing burns, bodily injury, exposure to
non-ionizing radiation, and contact with toxic substances or chemical
- Other Special Requirements:
Availability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings, week-ends,
holidays and on an emergency, as needed basis; and, incumbents must
provide the basic required tools upon employment and must provide the
additional required tools within six months of employment.
PREVIOUS CLASS TITLES: Pump Maintenance
Bargaining Unit: General Representation
EEOC Job Category: 07
Occupational Grouping: Mech & Const Trades
Worker's Comp Code: 1160