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City of Bozeman Water Reclamation Facility Operator I (Equipment Maintenance Mechanic & Vehicle Operator) in Bozeman, Montana

Water Reclamation Facility Operator I (Equipment Maintenance Mechanic & Vehicle Operator)

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Water Reclamation Facility Operator I (Equipment Maintenance Mechanic & Vehicle Operator)

Salary

$28.52 Hourly

Location

Water Reclamation Facility, 2245 Springhill Rd.

Job Type

Full-time

Department

UTILITIES

Job Number

00364

Closing

12/18/2022 11:59 PM Mountain

  • Description

  • Benefits

POSITION SUMMARY

The principal duties of this class are performed outdoors, in a maintenance shop environment, or a wastewater treatment facility with the possibility of exposure to hazardous chemicals, water, blood, and airborne pathogens, and high voltage electricity. Repairs and maintains a variety of complex mechanical equipment, including pumps, compressors, blowers, boilers, turbines, vehicles, and electrical systems in assigned division; operates semi-tractor trailer or other heavy equipment such as dump trucks or graders. Operates wastewater sludge injection equipment; performs other directly related work as required.

Workweek schedules: Wednesday - Saturday or Sunday - Wednesday, 4/10 hour shifts.

FLSA status: Non-exempt

Bargaining Unit: Teamsters (Represented)

  • Repairs or rebuilds City equipment as necessary, including pumps, electric motors, boilers, compressors, gear reducers, valves, tractors, loaders, graders, lawn mowers, and other related equipment;

  • Performs a variety of preventive and corrective maintenance on equipment and vehicles to ensure safe and efficient operation, including inspecting, lubricating and servicing vehicles and equipment according to prescribed schedules;

  • Performs basic maintenance and mechanical troubleshooting of equipment and facilities to ensure compliance with established standards, including welding, fabrication, carpentry, plumbing, and minor electrical repairs;

  • Maintains the interior and exterior of the assigned buildings in a clean and orderly manner to ensure a safe work environment for City employees and the general public;

  • Reads and interprets manuals, drawings, and specifications as required;

  • Observes safe work methods, and utilizes related safety equipment as required;

  • Operates a variety of related hand, power, and shop tools and equipment;

  • Creates and maintains complete and accurate records of preventive and corrective maintenance work performed;

  • Operates light, medium and heavy duty equipment and vehicles appropriate to the functional area of assignment;

  • Inspects equipment, and reports any failures or operating difficulties, including initiating work orders and recommended repairs;

  • Observes meters, gauges, charts, and instruments, in order to assess the condition of equipment, and accurately records all appropriate information;

  • Ability to communicate effectively with others, both orally and in writing, using both technical and non-technical language;

  • Ability to understand and follow oral and/or written policies, procedures, and instructions;

  • Ability to read and interpret piping diagrams and equipment shop drawings;

  • Ability to learn to read and interpret pump curves;

  • Ability to operate or quickly learn to operate a personal computer using standard or customized software applications appropriate to assigned tasks;

  • Ability and willingness to quickly learn and put to use new skills and knowledge brought about by rapidly changing information and/or technology;

  • Integrity, ingenuity, and inventiveness in the performance of assigned tasks.

MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • High School Diploma or GED; and

  • Some (1 year) experience in mechanical or electrical equipment maintenance, pump repair, heavy equipment repair, or related maintenance work; or

  • Any combination of experience and training which provides the equivalent scope of knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the work.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Substantial knowledge of the basic principles and practices of wastewater treatment and reuse;

  • Substantial knowledge of the use and maintenance of related hand and power tools;

  • Substantial knowledge of established basic principles of record keeping;

  • Substantial knowledge of Federal, State, and City safety rules, regulations, policies, and procedures;

  • Substantial knowledge of mathematics, physics, and fluid flow to ensure accurate and efficient measurements and calculations;

  • Substantial knowledge of related electrical and electronics principles and troubleshooting techniques;

  • Ability to analyze mathematical and physical data in an efficient and precise manner;

  • Ability to work with hazardous chemicals and high voltage electricity in a safe and proper manner;

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with assigned supervisors, other City employees, and the general public;

· Ability to communicate effectively with others, both orally and in writing, using both technical and non-technical language;

· Ability to understand and follow oral and/or written policies, procedures, and instructions;

· Ability to prepare and present accurate and reliable reports containing findings and recommendations;

· Ability to operate or quickly learn to operate a personal computer using standard or customized software applications appropriate to assigned tasks;

· Ability to use logical and creative thought processes to develop solutions according to written specifications and/or oral instructions;

· Ability to perform a wide variety of duties and responsibilities with accuracy and speed under the pressure of time-sensitive deadlines;

· Ability and willingness to quickly learn and put to use new skills and knowledge brought about by rapidly changing information and/or technology;

· Integrity, ingenuity, and inventiveness in the performance of assigned tasks.

REQUIRED SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must have the ability to respond to the Bozeman Water Reclamation Facility within 20 minutes of being notified when assigned to stand-by assignments;

  • Satisfactory response to the appropriate post-conditional offer process;

  • Pre-employment drug testing may be required.

    As a City of Bozeman employee, you will be part of a team that is committed to impacting and serving the community.

    1 FTE (40 hours per week)

  • Enrollment in an established retirement system with significant employer contribution (8.97%)

  • 13 Holidays

  • Ability to accrue 15 vacation days and 12 sick days per year

  • 8 weeks of Paid Parental Leave

  • Excellent medical, dental and vision benefits! (including a high deductible plan that is 100% employer paid)

  • Discounted health club membership and discounted lift tickets for the local ski resort

    Visit our website (https://www.bozeman.net/departments/human-resources/employee-information) to learn more about our great benefits opprtunities!

Working for the City of Bozeman has the ability to qualify to receive student loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program.

Agency

Bozeman, City of (MT)

Address

121 N. Rouse Ave. Bozeman, Montana, 59715

Phone

406-582-2367

Website

https://www.bozeman.net

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