Equipment Maintenance Technician

City of Corvallis, Public Works Published: 24/5/2018
Corvallis, Oregon
Job Type
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Position Summary

The Equipment Maintenance Technician performs duties to protect public health and the environment through effective maintenance of the City's Water Treatment Plants, Wastewater Reclamation Plant, and associated off-site facilities. Responsibilities include maintaining mechanical equipment, keeping records with a computerized maintenance management system, and performing work in accordance with preventive maintenance and asset management programs. These tasks are illustrative only and may include other related duties.

Equipment Maintenance Technicians perform major maintenance at the treatment plants including pump replacements; valve repairs; and electrical, instrumentation and electronic equipment maintenance.

Predictive and preventative maintenance programs are in place and an automated maintenance management system is used to ensure that necessary maintenance is scheduled and completed.

Qualifications and Skills

Education and Experience
High school diploma, or equivalent.
Limited Maintenance Electrician's License or Millwright Certification is desired.
Two years of specialized training and five years prior work experience in a job related field. Experience required to obtain the Limited Maintenance Electrician's License or Millwright Certification can be applied to this requirement.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Journey level millwright skills or equivalent education and on-the-job training in maintaining water and wastewater treatment or related equipment.
Advanced knowledge of SCADA and DCS systems and ability to use these systems to monitor and operate water and wastewater plants and off-site facilities. Ability to use a computer to perform essential functions of the position.
Basic knowledge of engineering concepts and the ability to apply these concepts and construction practices to ensure the integrity of mechanical systems. Ability to read engineering drawings and interpret maps.
Knowledge and understanding of work-related safety practices, OSHA and environmental rules and regulations, particularly in regards to electrical safety or work in confined space and hazardous conditions.
Effective communication, analytical, customer service and interpersonal skills.
Ability to get along well with co-workers.
Thorough knowledge of traffic laws and defensive driving.
Special Requirements
First Aid and CPR certification or the ability to obtain within one (1) year of appointment.
Training and competency related to Hazard Communication, Personal Protective Equipment, Respiratory Protection, Confined Space Entry, Electrical Safety, Energy Control, and Fall Protection or the ability to obtain within one (1) year of appointment.
Forklift and Crane operation certification is desired.
Oregon DEQ Wastewater Collections Systems Operator II or Oregon Wastewater Operator Grade Level II and Oregon Water Distribution System Operation Grade Level II or Oregon Water Operator Grade Level II certifications or ability to obtain within two years of assignment if assigned the primary responsibility of the off-site water and wastewater facility operations and maintenance.
Possession of and the ability to maintain a valid Oregon Drivers License.
Must be able to respond within 30 minutes to the Utilities Technical Services Shop for after-hours calls or emergencies prior to the end of probationary period.
Capable of advanced decision making regarding assessment of immediate situations, available options, and selection of appropriate methods and procedures, material availability and ordering, equipment utilization and response to customer issues.
Demonstrable commitment to sustainability principles in the performance of work.
Demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.

The individual shall not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of the individual or others in the workplace.

Ability to pass a pre-employment physical exam and a background check and/or criminal history check.

How to Apply

Qualified applicants must submit an online application here:

Applications must be submitted by 5:00pm on June 14, 2018.  Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed online application; however applicants are encouraged to include a resume.

"The City of Corvallis is Committed to Excellence in Customer Service Through its Employees."
An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer in Compliance with ADA.