Maintenance Technician III – Water Utili… job – – Richmond, VA

The purpose of the class is to supervise and to maintain and make repairs/improvements. The class is responsible for assigned area of responsibility. The class works according to some procedures, but decides how and when to do things under general supervision.

• Exercised
: Classification typically does not supervise.
• Received: Incumbent reporting relationships are based on department.
• Note: Other reporting relationships may apply

Example of Duties:

The City of Richmond Department of Public Utilities (DPU) operates five utilities: natural gas, water, wastewater, stormwater, and electric streetlighting. DPU serves more than 500,000 residential and commercial customers in the Richmond and surrounding metropolitan region. DPU’s electric street lighting utility maintains more than 37,000 streetlights throughout the city. DPU maintains a combined sewer system (CSS) in the central part of the city, which carries stormwater and wastewater to the wastewater treatment plant prior to discharging it into the river. The Stormwater Utility also enhances public safety and health and protects property by improving the quality and decreasing the quantity of polluted stormwater runoff.

The Department of Public Utilities, Water Division is seeking to fill the position of Maintenance Technician III.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Troubleshooting, maintaining and inspecting the operations of equipment in assigned work area;
  • Planning scheduled work and maintenance on equipment;
  • Following schematics, blueprints and simple sketches;
  • Using a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) to document work;
  • Using laser alignment systems;
  • Inspecting and testing machinery/equipment;
  • Certifying back-flow preventers;
  • Performing all duties in a safe manner according to OSHA regulations and under State requirements.

The selected candidate will be required to work 24 hour, weekend and holiday call duty as scheduled.

Qualifications, Special Certifications and Licenses:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Requires high school diploma or GED, and training equivalent to the satisfactory completion of one year of college education or specialized advanced training;
  • Requires three years of experience;
  • An equivalent combination of training and experience (as approved by the department) may be used to meet the minimum qualifications of the classification;
  • May require valid state driver’s license or CDL.

Preferred Qualifications:

The successful candidate will demonstrate through a complete on-line application::

  • Three or more years of experience in repairing and maintaining water filtration equipment such as HVAC, centrifugal water and peristaltic pumps, gearboxes, chemical metering and hydraulic valves at a Water Purification Plant and outlying pump stations;
  • Four or more years of experience working in a water filtration maintenance environment;
  • Proven ability to rebuild centrifugal pumps, valves and gearboxes;
  • Familiarity with computers systems used for maintenance management;
  • Ability to write detailed reports on repairs to equipment;
  • Must be capable of wearing a full face respirator and capable of passing a breathing test as well as being able to work around chemicals such as ammonia, alum, hypochlorite, lime and polymer used in water treatment;
  • Driver’s License is required;
  • Current CDL with proper endorsement is required.

Americans with Disabilities Act Requirements:

Physical and dexterity refers to the requirement for physical exertion and coordination of limb and body movement.

Requires medium to heavy work that involves walking, standing, stooping, lifting, digging, pushing and raising objects and involves exerting between 20 to 50 pounds of force on a regular and recurring basis and 50 to 100 pounds of force on an occasional basis.

Environmental hazards refer to the job conditions that may lead to injury or health hazards even though precautions have been taken.

The job may risk exposure to bright/dim light, dusts and pollen, extreme heat and/or cold, wet or humid conditions, extreme noise levels, vibration, fumes and/or noxious odors, traffic, moving machinery, electrical shock, heights, toxic/caustic chemicals and explosives.

Sensory ability refers to hearing, sight, touch, taste, and smell required by the job.

The job requires normal visual acuity and field of vision, hearing, speaking, color perception, sense of smell, depth perception and texture perception.

The City of Richmond, Virginia is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ADA requires the City to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are invited to discuss accommodations.

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