OM, TC, CB
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.
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.
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 diesel systems.
- Troubleshoot and repair mechanical equipment;
- Plan, schedule and perform maintenance and repair work and special
- 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
- Train staff in electrical and/or mechanical maintenance and repair
- 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.
practices to be observed when repairing and servicing electrical and
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 plants.
and interpret blueprints and simple electrical schematics.
and direct the work of a small crew, on a project related basis.
records and prepare reports.
and maintain cooperative relationships with others.
items weighing up to 75 pounds, such as pumps.
tasks requiring strength, such as positioning 100-pound motors with the
assistance of another individual, carrying 40 pounds of equipment, digging
trenches, and operating jack-hammers and roto-hammers.
vehicles, such as pick-up trucks and utility trucks.
as a member of a team, including monitoring and operating equipment that
keeps other workers alive while repairing equipment in confined spaces.
on, wear, and use a respirator.
and distinguish various sounds, such as voices of co-workers in both noisy
and quiet environments and sounds of operating equipment.
the cause of mechanical failure and determine the appropriate repairs
skilled mechanical repair work on pumps, diesel engines, and other
mechanical equipment common to sewage transmission facilities, wastewater
treatment plants and water treatment plants.
subordinate staff in mechanical maintenance and repair techniques.
skilled metal welding and fabrication work.
combination of training and experience which would provide the required
knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain these would be:
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.
Requirement: Possession of a valid California class C driver license; and
within six months from hire, possession of a valid California class B
Alcohol and drug tests will be administered to all candidates prior to
final selection for positions requiring class B driver licenses upon entry
and to employees in positions requiring these licenses a 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
Working Conditions: Variable temperatures and weather conditions; confined
workspaces; 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
Special Requirements: Availability to work a flexible schedule, including
evenings, weekends, 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 Specialist I/II
Bargaining Unit: General Representation
EEOC Job Category: 07
Occupational Grouping: Mech & Const Trades
Worker's Comp Code: 1160