This position is open to all interested persons meeting the minimum qualifications.
The City of Sparks is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
There is currently two (2) openings in the Maintenance Division at the Truckee Meadows Water Reclamation Facility.
Description Treatment Plant Mechanic I Under general supervision, perform complex and specialized mechanical diagnostic maintenance and repair work on a variety of stationary equipment found in a tertiary wastewater treatment plant.
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS This is the entry level class in this specialized equipment maintenance series.
Treatment Plant Mechanic II Perform complex and specialized mechanical diagnostic maintenance and repair work on a variety of stationary equipment found in a tertiary wastewater treatment plant.
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS This journey level position in the Treatment Plant Mechanic series, is expected to independently perform the full range of plant mechanical maintenance functions on a wide variety of specialized stationary equipment.
Applicants must possess the following minimum qualifications to continue in the recruitment process:
Education and Experience: Treatment Plant Mechanic I High School Diploma or equivalent and two (2) years of journey level experience as an industrial maintenance mechanic, with experience maintaining complex industrial mechanical equipment. Successful completion of an industrial maintenance related trade school curriculum or apprenticeship program may be substituted for the experience on a year for year basis.
Treatment Plant Mechanic II High School Diploma or equivalent and four (4) years of journey level experience as an industrial maintenance mechanic with experience maintaining complex industrial mechanical equipment, in which two (2) years of experience is at a level equivalent to the City's class of Treatment Mechanic I. Successful completion of an industrial maintenance related trade school curriculum or apprenticeship program may be substituted for the experience on a year for year basis up to two (2) years.
Licenses and Certificates: Must possess and maintain the equivalent to a valid Nevada Class C driver's license within thirty (30) days of hire.
Must possess a forklift certificate within thirty (30) days of hire.
Treatment Plant Mechanic I Must possess a Nevada Grade I Plant Maintenance Technologist Certificate within two (2) years of hire.
Treatment Plant Mechanic II Must possess a Nevada Grade II Plant Maintenance Technologist Certificate within two (2) years of hire.
Civil Service Examination
Qualified applicants must complete the Training & Experience questions at the end of this job posting. The Training & Experience questions will comprise 50% of the candidate's overall score for this recruitment, it is therefore to the candidates advantage to answer each question as thoroughly and detailed as possible. Candidates will then move to the written examination stage of the application process. The written examination will comprise the remaining 50% of the candidate's overall score.
The written examination will be conducted on Wednesday, August 23, 2017. This will be the only date offered for testing.
Diagnose, test, repair, modify, disassemble and rebuild, install and troubleshoot a wide variety of wastewater treatment plant equipment. This includes industrial engines, blowers, augers, pipes and centrifuges, grit removal equipment, gear drives, primary and secondary sedimentation basins, pumps and pump room equipment, screw conveyers, gates, valves, heat exchangers and boiler systems, rack assemblies, check valves, mixers, chlorination and de-chlorination equipment, sludge and scum pumping equipment, sludge dewatering equipment, bar screen; equipment, hydraulic systems and other mechanical systems.
Install, overhaul, repair and maintain motors, control systems, gear reductions, chemical feed equipment, fluid drives, pumps, valves and related plant equipment and drive lines.
Fabricate and install new and modified equipment and systems.
Troubleshoot and diagnose operating problems. Remove, overhaul, repair, replace and test assigned equipment. Perform preventive maintenance per an established schedule.
Use and maintain a variety of hand, power and shop tools and test equipment related to the work Fabricate replacement parts and fittings as necessary.
Estimate parts and materials required for the work. Make requisitions and place orders for replacement parts as necessary. Recommend contract work as required.
Observe safe work methods and utilize safety equipment related to the work. Work in confined spaces and handle equipment in dangerous atmospheres.
Read and interpret schematics, shop manuals, and plans in performing work assignments.
Provide technical assistance to other employees on difficult and complex problems.
Prepare and maintain logs, records and reports of work performed. Complete forms as necessary.
Maintain knowledge of current technology in the stationary equipment and wastewater plant field Recommend and implement equipment modifications as required.
May provide training to other employees.
May direct the work of others on a project basis.
Respond to emergency situations as required.
Perform related duties and responsibilities as required and other duties which may be assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Repair and installation methods for pumps, pipes and valves in an industrial environment
Practices, techniques, materials, tools and equipment used in a stationary plant and associated control systems diagnosis, repair and modification of a variety of equipment
Functions and capabilities of common machine tools and equipment
Preventive maintenance practices and techniques.
Safety practices, equipment and regulations of a major wastewater facility
Rigging principles and practices used in handling heavy objects
Basic principles of electricity and electronics
Read and comprehend operations manuals
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing Diagnose and repair mechanical problems
Estimate material and equipment requirements for proposed work
Read and interpret manuals, schematics, plans and other informational drawings
Prepare accurate records of work performed
Understand and follow written and oral instructions
Computer applications and software related to the work including Microsoft Office
Establish and maintain effective relationships with those contacted during work
Enter data accurately into an automated computer maintenance management program
Diagnose and repair mechanical problems
Estimate material and equipment requirements for proposed work
Physical Demands: Requires ability to work in a typical office setting and use standard office equipment. Requires sufficient vision, hearing and manual dexterity to perform assigned duties and strength and stamina to climb stairways and ladders, lift and carry equipment weighing up to fifty (50) lbs. regularly, and up to seventy (75) lbs. occasionally. Ability to walk and stand for extended periods of time and to maneuver equipment and tools. Must be willing to work with exposure to chemicals used in the wastewater treatment process and wear and work in self-contained breathing apparatus and ability to work in confined spaces.
SUPPLEMENTAL JOB INFORMATION
This is a Civil Service position and is Non-Exempt under FLSA guidelines
Must be willing to work off-hours, night, weekend and holiday shifts.
Must be willing to be called back and held over
Must be willing to work in emergency situations
This position reports to a Crew Supervisor
Supervision exercised: Treatment Plant Mechanic I - None
Supervision exercised: Treatment Plant Mechanic II - May direct the work of others on a project basis
Must pass a background investigation
May be required to pass a pre-placement drug screen
The City of Sparks is an Equal Opportunity Employer.The City of Sparks hires and promotes candidates based on a competitive merit selection process, which may include any or all of the following: screening for minimum qualifications, written examination, supplemental training and experience questionnaires, assessment center, interviews (oral or written), physical tests or any combination which the Sparks Civil Service Commission may order.