Equipment Maintenance Technician

City of Corvallis, Public Works Published: 19/6/2019
Corvallis, Oregon
Job Type
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Position Summary

Perform 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.

Essential Functions

Inspects, troubleshoots, maintains, removes, repairs, and installs mechanical equipment at water and wastewater facilities. Designs, fabricates, and improves mechanical equipment.
Plans, schedules, and performs work in accordance with preventive maintenance and asset management programs.
Plans, schedules, coordinates, and communicates activities with supervisor, coworkers, water and wastewater operations work groups. Prepares workplans in advance of tasks outlining work scope, safety measures, and impacts to stakeholders.
Researches information for equipment repairs and/or new equipment or applications.  Selects and purchases maintenance supplies. Assists in budget preparation process.
Prepares scope of work for request for bids, proposals, and service contracts. Participates in bid and proposal evaluations, and design reviews.  Dependent on project complexity, oversee, manage and/or assist in the progress of consultant and contractor related projects. Participates in the process to update Utility Master Plans.
Responds to emergency calls, including after hours response. Position may involve working overtime and on weekends as needed.
Revises, updates, and creates equipment manuals and records regarding equipment operation and performance.  Maintains records and reports consistent with local, County, State, and federal requirements.
Incumbents may be assigned primary responsibility for operation and maintenance of off-site facilities. Monitors water booster stations and sanitary lift stations and ensures continuous operation. Monitors reservoir operation for adequate storage volume and superior water quality. Performs work in alignment with requirements set forth by the Oregon Health Authority and Department of Environmental Quality.
Assists and directs seasonal employees as needed. Cooperates with and assists other work groups in performance of tasks.
Conforms with all safety rules and practices, and performs work in a safe manner. Maintains job-site safety for self and co-workers and minimizes hazardous conditions.
Performs as a member of a team, assisting with development of work group goals and objectives, and contributing to the achievement of goals and objectives. Maintains effective work relationships.
Complies with all Administrative Policies. Performs work in accordance with Council Policies and Municipal Code sections applicable to the position.
Delivers excellent customer service to diverse audiences. Responds to customer service requests, questions and complaints. Maintains a positive customer service demeanor and delivers service in a respectful and patient manner.
Arrives to work, meetings, and other work-related functions on time and maintains regular job attendance.
Operates and drives a motor vehicle and/or equipment safely and legally.

Qualifications and Requirements

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.

Additional Information

This is a non-supervisory position. Lead work/coordination of the work of others is not a function assigned to this position. Incumbents in this position may provide training and orientation to newly assigned personnel, and direct seasonal employees.
In the performance of job duties, the employee is routinely required to perform skilled, moderate manual labor with occasional periods of sustained effort; climb ladders and stairs; work in confined spaces; stand or walk for extended periods of time and negotiate uneven and irregular ground surfaces; bend, push/pull, twist and squat; have sufficient manual dexterity to use hand and power tools; hear changes in frequencies and identify abnormal equipment noises; utilize personal protective equipment including negative pressure respirators; and smell chlorine. Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds and have visual acuity correctable to 20/40.
In the performance of job duties, the incumbent may use the following tools and/or equipment: multi-line phone system; personal computer including word processing, spreadsheet, database software, treatment process control system interface, and computerized maintenance management system; copy and fax machines; calculator; hand and power tools; welders; machine tools; hoists; heavy and specialized equipment; automobile or truck and trailers; and other related tools and appropriate personal protective equipment.
The work is performed both indoors and outdoors. The noise level in the indoor work area is typical of most shop environments, with some telephones, personal interruptions, small equipment, air tools and background noises. Outside work includes exposure to a variety of hazardous situations on a recurring basis including adverse weather conditions, production equipment, loud noise, confined spaces, raw sewage and byproducts, hazardous chemicals, environmental hazards, live utilities and air borne hazards.

How to ApplyQualified applicants must submit an online application. Click here:

to create/submit your online application.  Applications must be submitted by 5:00pm on July 26, 2019.  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.