This is the full journey level position in the Treatment Plant Mechanic classification. Under the direction of the Wastewater Maintenance Supervisor or designee, performs highly skilled work from a variety of crafts toward the construction, maintenance and repair of the City's wastewater treatment plant, lift stations, and related facilities. Subject to after hours and weekend work as needed. Safely performs all job functions.
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Two (2) year college degree in industrial mechanics or related field or equivalent trade school certificate or apprenticeship program participation. Six (6) years of experience performing mechanical installation, removal, repair and maintenance of pumps, small motors, mechanical feed systems and other precision mechanical devices, including welding, rigging, fabrication and equipment
Or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience that will provide the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the essential functions of the jo
LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS & OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
Valid driver's license upon hire date, with an ability to obtain a City of Richland-assisted Class "A" CDL with tanker endorsement within two (2) years of hire date.
Two (2) year college degree in Industrial Mechanics or related field.
6 years or more as a Wastewater Treatment Plant Mechanic.
3 years or more experience personally directing, overseeing, and training assigned maintenance staff.
History of progressive advancement in position and responsibility.
Competent in use of PC, windows based applications, data bases, work order and asset management systems.
Personal experience in developing and maintaining electronic Operations and Maintenance Manuals and Inventory Systems.
Additional Salary Information: Wages determined by I.U.O.E Collective Bargaining Agreement with the City of Richland.
Richland is located at the confluence of the Columbia and Yakima Rivers in southeastern Washington in the heart of the Pacific Northwest. Richland and its sister cities of Kennewick,
Pasco, and West Richland make up the Tri-Cities MSA (population 250,000). Richland is the third largest city with 52,400 residents.
Originally incorporated as a small farming community in the Mid-Columbia Valley..., Richland now focuses on energy production, advanced research, environmental remediation, and technology. Richland is home to the Tri-Cities Research District with over 7,000 technology workers. The Research District is anchored by the Pacific Northwest National Lab, which boasts the second largest technology workforce in Washington State behind Microsoft, and the rapidly growing Washington State University Tri-Cities.
The Tri-Cities are the center of the $3 billion Washington wine industry. Upon visiting Richland and the surrounding Columbia Valley you will discover the “Heart of Washington Wine Country®,” with over 160 area wineries. The wine industry and agriculture in general play an important role in the region’s economy and culture.
The Tri-Cities region’s inviting waterways beckon water lovers from all over the region to enjoy sailing, power and pleasure boating, waterskiing, swimming, fishing, windsurfing, and much more. Due in part to the area's exceptional climate, golf is another of Richland’s most popular sports. The area's ten beautiful courses challenge the most experienced golfer as well as the beginner.
Sports fans can enjoy one of the three professional sports teams that call the area home: The Tri-City Americans (WHL ice hockey), The Tri-City Dust Devils (Single-A baseball), and The Tri-Cities Fever (indoor football). Recreational enthusiasts may enjoy a bike ride along
The Sacagawea Heritage Trail. The trail is a 23-mile multipurpose loop that runs along both sides of the Columbia River including areas along the Sacagawea State Park and the Columbia Point Marina on the upper end at the I-182 Bridge.
The cities of Richland and West Richland are served by the Richland School District (RSD), which has approximately 12,500 students and employs approximately 1,200 employees. The voters of RSD approved a $98 million school bond in 2013. These tax dollars were invested in three up-to-date elementary facilities: the Lewis & Clark, Orchard, and Sacajawea, which all opened their doors for the fall semester of 2015.
The Community of Richland is also home to the Washington State University (WSU) Tri-Cities which was established in 1989 and sits on the western bank of the Columbia River. The university admitted its first freshmen and sophomores in the fall of 2007, making it a true
four-year public university. WSU Tri-Cities is strongly supported by the community and is the home of the University’s Viticulture and Enology program. WSU proudly partners with the nearby Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) in wine related research.
Also serving the area is the Columbia Basin College (CBC) Health Science Center. The four story building was built to house the CBC’s Health Sciences programs, with more buildings and programs to be added in the future.