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115 South Andrews Avenue, Room 508
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301


Class Code:B7338

UTILITIES MECHANIC II

 

NATURE OF WORK

This is skilled and supervisory work in the maintenance, repair, and operation of water and wastewater systems, lift stations and related system mechanical equipment.

Work involves responsibility for assuring the efficient mechanical operation of equipment, machinery, and related apparatus at water and wastewater treatment plants and lift stations. Work of this class primarily involves responsibility for equipment maintenance and repair.  Employees normally supervise a small crew of mechanical and maintenance helpers. Most repair work is performed in accordance with a schedule, with special assignments resulting either from daily inspections or from reports of plant operators and supervisors. Employees exercise considerable discretion in determining work methods. Performance is evaluated primarily through the efficient operation of equipment and machinery.

ILLUSTRATIVE TASKS

Supervises and participates in the performance of maintenance, adjustment, and repair of a variety of equipment, machinery and control systems in the treatment plants and pumping stations.

Supervises and participates in the work of crews performing activities such as digging trenches for mains, excavating for services and hydrants, installing standpipes, locating valves and blowouts in water mains, and making repairs; supervises work involving the installation, repair and maintenance of sewage lines.

Installs or replaces equipment and machinery; participates in major plant installation and equipment overhauls.

Inspects lift stations to insure efficient operation; diagnoses problems and makes necessary repairs; reports the need for major repairs to a supervisor; directs and participates in major repairs on pumps, motors, and other equipment.

Checks and maintains such equipment as motors, blowers, pumps, compressors, chemical feeders, rotary distributors, and flotation units; performs electrical, masonry, plumbing, and welding tasks in repairing equipment or facilities.

Repairs a variety of water/wastewater related equipment, including lift station pumps, air compressors, sealed water pumps, generators, hydraulic valves, transfer pumps, odor scrubbers, grinders, exhaust fans, vacuum filters, various pumps (centrifugal, rotary lobe, positive displacement, diaphragm), chlorination systems, and/or aeration systems in order to minimize equipment breakdown/malfunction, identify potential mechanical/safety problems, facilitate efficient, effective operation of the treatment plant, and prolong the useful life of the equipment.  

Oversees the work of less experienced staff in order to ensure that maintenance, repair, and installation work is performed correctly.  

Installs well pumps, motors, and related equipment in order to restore well to production status or bring new wells into production.  

Performs scheduled preventive maintenance on a variety of water/wastewater related equipment, including lift station pumps, air compressors, sealed water pumps, generators, hydraulic valves, transfer pumps, odor scrubbers, grinders, exhaust fans, vacuum filters, various pumps (centrifugal, rotary lobe, positive displacement, diaphragm), chlorination systems, and/or aeration systems in order to minimize equipment breakdown/malfunction, identify potential mechanical/safety problems, facilitate efficient, effective operation of the treatment plant, and prolong the useful life of the equipment.  

Installs/repairs/maintains water/wastewater main and service lines in order to restore service to customers.

Performs related work as required.

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS

Considerable knowledge of the standard practices, methods, tools, and materials of the mechanical maintenance trades.

Knowledge of the principles of operation of pumps, motors, and related plant equipment.

Knowledge of the hazards and safety precautions of the mechanical trades.

Some basic knowledge of the practices, methods, tools, and materials of the electrical trade.

Knowledge of the use and care of tools and equipment needed to install, maintain, and/or repair a variety of pumps, valves, filters, and related equipment associated with water/wastewater collection, treatment, and distribution systems.

Knowledge of the basic principles of water/wastewater system operation.

Knowledge of occupational hazards and procedures for performing preventive maintenance on a variety of pumps, valves, filters, and related equipment associated with water/wastewater collection or treatment, and distribution systems.  

Knowledge of pipe and fittings.  

Ability to work from sketches, blueprints, and brief oral instructions. Ability to diagnose operating trouble, and locate and correct trouble in mechanical components and electrical equipment and systems. Ability to serve as a lead person to assigned personnel.

Ability to implement and maintain preventive maintenance programs.

Skills in the use of tools and equipment of the mechanical trade.

Ability to use a variety of tools and equipment used to install, maintain, and/or repair a variety of pumps, valves, filters, and related equipment associated with water/wastewater collection, treatment, and distribution systems.

Ability to install, maintain, and/or repair a variety of pumps, valves, filters, and related equipment associated with water/wastewater collection, treatment, and distribution systems.

Ability to read, understand, and follow instructions.  

Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.  

Ability to troubleshoot a variety of pumps, valves, filters, and related equipment associated with water/wastewater collection, treatment, and distribution systems.  

Ability to analyze problems and identify possible solutions.  

Ability to read/interpret blueprints, schematic/engineering drawings associated with water/wastewater collection, treatment, and distribution systems.  

Ability to determine parts, supplies, tools, materials, and equipment needed to install, maintain, and/or repair a variety of pumps, valves, filters, and related equipment associated with water/wastewater collection, treatment, and distribution systems.  

Ability to learn/perform a variety of work activities associated with the installation, maintenance, and repair of a variety of pumps, valves, filters, and related equipment associated with water/wastewater collection, treatment, and distribution systems.  

Ability to work different work schedules, hours, or shifts.  

Ability to serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of BrowardCounty's Ethics and Conflict of Interest policies.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds regardless of race, color, religion, age, gender, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or political affiliation.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING

Graduation from high school or an equivalent recognized certification; four (4) years full time skilled mechanical maintenance/repair work; or any equivalent combination of relevant training and experience.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Bargaining Unit:                                Blue Collar
FLSA Status:                                     Non-exempt
Code of Ethics
Certification:                                     No
Work Locations:                                Water Supply
Class Spec. Estab ./Revised:          E4/77 R11/04


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