**NOTICE: The deadline for this recruitment has been extended to Thursday, June 7, 2018 at 5 PM**
What do you value in your next job?
At the Orange County Sanitation District our Core Values form the framework of our organization and reinforce our professional work ethic. If the following values ring true with you, we'd love to invite you to explore our career opportunities further.
Honesty, Trust, & Respect We aspire to the highest degree of integrity, honesty, trust, and respect in our interaction with each other, our suppliers, our customers, and our community.
Teamwork & Problem Solving We strive to reach OCSD goals through cooperative efforts and collaboration with each other and our constituencies. We work to solve problems in a creative, cost-effective and safe manner, and we acknowledge team and individual efforts.
Leadership & Commitment We lead by example, acknowledging the value of our resources and using them wisely and safely to achieve our objectives and goals. We are committed to act in the best interest of our employees, our organization, and our community.
Learning/Teaching - Talents, Skills and Abilities We continuously develop ourselves, enhancing our talents, skills, and abilities, knowing that only through personal growth and development will we continue to progress as an agency and as individuals.
Recognition/Rewards We seek to recognize, acknowledge and reward contributions to OCSD by our many talented employees.
OCSD is currently looking to fill the role of Senior Mechanics – Collections.
Under direct or general supervision, performs technical duties and responsibilities in the maintenance, repair, service, and troubleshooting of equipment and machinery in pumping stations and related facilities; performs collection facilities duties including cleaning sewer lines, manholes and wet wells; performs preventive and corrective maintenance on assigned equipment, vehicles, and machinery; and operates and maintains a variety of hand and power tools and equipment. They will need to document all maintenance related activities in the OCSD Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS). The position is required to identify and mark OCSD facilities (Dig-Alert) in the District's service area. The ideal candidate will work well in a team environment.
When assigned to Collection Facilities Maintenance:
Clean sewer lines, manholes and wet wells; read line location blueprints; open manhole covers; set-up atmospheric monitors; enter confined spaces in a body harness, attaching a tire or ball to line cleaning rig to remove debris from lines; use a shovel and bucket to remove debris from manholes, remove floating debris; shovel grit at bottom of sewer pipes and wet wells and scraping all grease that is on walls of wet wells.
Direct wastewater flow by setting pillow plugs or diversion boards.
Perform moderately complex pump station repair work; troubleshoot pumps and other equipment; identify malfunctions and take corrective action including removing, replacing or repairing parts and pumps; install and monitor flow meters and gas flaps in sewer lines.
Perform pump station maintenance work; scrub and clean facilities; remove rags and debris; perform routine inspections, and cleaning; communicate with the public regarding activities being performed at pump stations, including odor complaints.
Perform manhole frame and cover replacement duties; raise manhole covers to street level by operating jackhammer to remove asphalt and concrete; lift manhole ring with appropriate equipment; mix cement, sand and gravel to form concrete; remove broken asphalt and concrete; pour and smooth concrete and reset ring cover.
Conduct traffic control when working in high traffic areas; control and divert traffic using traffic cones, flag stands, signs, arrow boards and hand paddles; drive District vehicles, including towing trailers as necessary.
Perform general maintenance work at treatment plants or in the field including, vegetation control or general cleanup; clear and clean easements as necessary.
APPLICATION FILING DEADLINE: Thursday, June 7, 2018 (or until a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received)
Hiring Salary Range: $35.92/hour - $39.61/hour (starting salary will be within this range based upon qualifications)
Must possess mobility to work in the field; strength, stamina and mobility to perform medium to heavy physical work, to work in confined spaces, around machines and to climb and descend ladders, and operate varied hand and power tools and construction equipment; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone or radio. The job involves fieldwork requiring frequent walking in operational areas to identify problems or hazards. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate above-mentioned tools and equipment. Positions in this classification bend, stoop, kneel, reach and climb to perform work and inspect work sites. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects weighing a minimum of 40 pounds, or heavier weights with the use of proper equipment.
Employees work in the field and are exposed to loud noise levels, cold and hot temperatures, inclement weather conditions, road hazards, vibration, confining workspace, chemicals, mechanical and/or electrical hazards, and hazardous physical substances and fumes. Employees may interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives, and contractors in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures.
DISASTER SERVICE WORKERS All Orange County Sanitation District employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the Orange County Sanitation District requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.
For the full range of duties, responsibilities, and essential job functions please review the Classification Specification for this position found on our website.
Applicants must clearly demonstrate, through their application materials, that they meet the minimum requirements as outlined in the job announcement and class specification to receive further consideration. However, meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee an interview. All properly completed applications will be reviewed, and the most appropriately qualified individuals will be invited to continue in the selection process.
Employment is contingent upon successful completion of OCSD's pre-employment process, which includes a background investigation and a physical examination. For some positions this may include a drug screen. False statements may be cause for disqualification, removal from the eligible list, or discharge from employment. All statements made on applications are subject to investigation and verification.
OCSD only accepts applications submitted via our online application system. Resumes submitted via mail, fax or email will not be accepted.
The provisions of this announcement do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained in this announcement may be modified or revoked without notice.
Qualifications & Requirements
The successful candidate will possess a high school diploma or equivalent supplemented by specialized training in the areas of mechanical equipment maintenance and repair and three (3) years of increasingly responsible experience applying preventive and corrective mechanical maintenance skills on related wastewater plant equipment, experience on pump station equipment desired, as well as analyzing mechanical systems and processes at a level comparable to a Mechanic with the District. Experience in gravity sewer line cleaning and the ability to work well in a team is desired.
Possession of a valid Grade II Collection System Maintenance Certificate from the California Water Environment Association (CWEA) as well as a valid California class B driver's license with air brakes and tanker endorsement/certificate is required.
Additional Salary Information: Hiring Salary Range: $35.92/hour - $39.61/hour
(starting salary will be within this range based upon qualifications)
About Orange County Sanitation District
The Orange County Sanitation District (OCSD) is a public agency located in Southern California dedicated to maintaining world-class leadership in wastewater and water resource management. OCSD operates and maintains the third largest wastewater treatment facilities west of the Mississippi River.