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Human Resources Division
115 South Andrews Avenue, Room 508
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301


Class Code:B7337

UTILITIES MECHANIC I

NATURE OF WORK

This is skilled and lead person work maintaining water and wastewater facilities.

Work involves supervising and participating in a variety of semiskilled and skilled tasks in the construction and maintenance of water and wastewater mains or pumping and treatment facilities. Employees in this class install water meters and hydrants, lay pipe, repair leaks and operate various types of equipment; or remove, repair and install a variety of equipment, machinery and control systems in treatment plants and lift stations. Work is performed with some independence with periodic inspections of jobs in progress and upon completion.

ILLUSTRATIVE TASKS

Performs maintenance, adjustment and repair to a variety of equipment, machinery and control systems in treatment plants and pumping stations.

Serves as lead worker and participates in constructing, installing and repairing water mains, new service branches, hydrants, valves, meters and all types of equipment in water distribution and wastewater systems.

Serves as lead worker 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; installing, repairing and maintaining   sewage lines.

Performs maintenance, adjustment, repair and overhauls on various equipment and machinery located in lift stations and wastewater facilities.

Assists in major installations and works on sophisticated treatment plant equipment.  

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.

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

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

Knowledge of water and wastewater facilities.

Knowledge of the standard tools, materials, methods and practices used in the maintenance, repair.

Knowledge of the principles of operation of pumps and motors.

Knowledge of occupational hazards established safety procedures for installing, maintaining, and repairing a variety of pumps, valves, filters, and related equipment associated with water/wastewater collection, treatment, and distribution systems.

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.

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

Knowledge of basic mathematics, including addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.

Knowledge of operating principles and procedures for a variety of pumps, valves, filters, and related equipment associated with water/wastewater collection, treatment, and distribution systems.

Knowledge of parts, supplies, and materials 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 established procedures for performing preventive maintenance on a variety of pumps, valves, filters, and related equipment associated with water/wastewater collection, treatment, and distribution systems.

Knowledge of installation procedures for a variety of pumps, valves, filters, and related equipment associated with water/wastewater collection, treatment, and distribution systems.

Knowledge of established customer service policies, procedures, and techniques.

Knowledge of pipe and fittings.  

Ability to make rough estimates of time and material requirements.

Ability to serve as a lead worker for a crew of subordinate workers as assigned.

Ability to read, understand, and follow instructions.

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 analyze problems and identify possible solutions.

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, ethnicity, religion, age, gender, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or political affiliation.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING

Graduation from high school or an equivalent recognized certification; two (2) years full time skilled mechanical maintenance/repair work; or any equivalent combination of training and experience.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT

Must possess a valid Florida Driver’s License.

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 R12/04


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