Plant Mechanic I/II (City of Modesto) (Modesto)

Plant Mechanic I/II (City of Modesto) (Modesto)

08 Feb 2019

Plant Mechanic I/II (City of Modesto) (Modesto)

The Plant Mechanic I/II is responsible to install, maintain, and repair plant equipment, engines, pumps, and related equipment located on sewer and storm lift stations and within the primary or secondary wastewater and/or water production treatment plants; and to oversee and participate in the work of a crew engaged in plant repair and maintenance.

If you are looking for a career within a highly motivated and supportive team environment, this may be the place for you!

The ideal candidate will have experience with repairing heavy mechanical and processing machinery. Some typical industries which could provide compatible experience when assigned to the maintenance and repair areas of responsibility include industrial manufacturing, canning, food processing, package manufacturing, paper processing plants, mechanical repair contractors, union millwright work or similar industries. Demonstrated continuous improvement and team work skills are key elements for a successful candidate.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

Plant Mechanic I - This is the first level class in the Plant Mechanic series. Positions in this class typically only have a minimal amount of directly related work experience. The Plant Mechanic I is distinguished from the II level by the performance of less than the full range of duties assigned to the II level. Incumbents work under immediate supervision while learning job tasks, progressing to general supervision as procedures and processes of assigned area of responsibility are learned. Depending on assignment, some positions may be allocated at level I only. In addition, the II level requires certification. Positions in this class are flexibly staffed and are normally filled by advancement from Trainee level and demonstrated proficiency to perform skilled duties with greater independence.

Plant Mechanic II - This is the second level class in the Plant Mechanic series and is distinguished from the I level by the assignment of the full range of duties. Employees at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new, unusual or unique situations arise and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies within the work unit. Positions in this class are flexibly staffed and are normally filled by advancement from the I level once expertise and certification are obtained. Positions in this class are flexibly staffed and are normally filled by advancement from Level I and demonstrated proficiency to perform skilled duties with greater independence.

Plant Mechanic I

Experience:

Either one year as a Plant Mechanic Trainee with the City of Modesto or two years of increasingly responsible experience in the operation and maintenance of pumps, compressors, engines, and related equipment.

License or Certificate:

Possession of a Class A or Class B Commercial California driver's license with appropriate endorsements, as assigned, is required within 90 days of appointment.

For some assignments, possession of a State of California Pesticide Applicator's License is required within six months of assignment.

For some assignments, possession of a valid crane operator certificate, issued by the National Commission of Crane Operators, is required within six months of assignment.

Failure to obtain any of the required licenses/certificates within the prescribed time will result in release from probation or termination.

Plant Mechanic II

Experience:

Two years of responsible experience as a Plant Maintenance Mechanic I with the City of Modesto.

License or Certificate:

Possession of an appropriate, valid Class A or Class B Commercial California Driver's license with appropriate endorsements, as assigned, within 90 days of appointment.

When assigned, possession of a valid crane operator certificate, issued by the National Commission of Crane Operators, is required within six months of assignment.

Depending on assignment, one or more of the following is required:

Possession of a Plant Maintenance Grade II Certification issued by the California Water Environmental Association (CWEA).

Possession of a valid Grade II Mechanical Technologist Certificate issued by the California Water Pollution Control Association.

Possession of a Collections Systems Maintenance Technologist Grade II Certification issued by the California Water Environmental Association (CWEA).

Backflow Tester Certification issued by the American Water Works Association (AWWA) is desirable.

Failure to obtain any of the required licenses/certificates within the prescribed time will result in release from probation or termination.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Applicants will be assessed on the application submitted. Due to the volume of applications received, resumes will not be screened for the purpose of determining who is most qualified to compete in the testing process. It is the applicant's responsibility to fill out the "Education" and "Work Experience" sections of the application with complete information and adequate detail. Do not substitute any part of the application form with the words "see resume". The following information is provided for you to use as a reference and as a planning tool. Human Resources is unable to schedule make-up examinations.

Applicants considered to be the most qualified will be invited to continue in the testing process.

Tentative Testing Schedule

Written and Practical Examination

March 13 and 14, 2019

Human Resources reserves the right to revise the testing process to best meet the needs of the City.

Apply online at www.modestogov.com. City application required, including Supplemental Questionnaire. The City of Modesto is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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