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Senior Mechanic


OCSD is seeking qualified candidates to create an eligibility list for the Senior Mechanic position. Depending on qualifications and experience, candidates who are not selected for Senior Mechanic in the interview process may be referred to an eligibility list for a lower level position (Maintenance Worker or Mechanic). Referred candidates must be successful in an interview process for the applicable position to be placed on the lower level eligibility list.

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Job Description
Under general supervision, the Senior Mechanic performs technical duties and responsibilities in the maintenance, repair, service, and troubleshooting of equipment and machinery in wastewater treatment plants and related facilities; performs predictive, preventive, and corrective maintenance on assigned equipment and machinery; and operates and maintains a variety of hand, pneumatic, and power tools and equipment. Specifically, this individual will be responsible for performing mechanical maintenance and repair on primary, secondary, dewatering, or odor control treatment facility equipment in the plant, including boilers, pumps, mobile and stationary engines, air and gas compressors, evaporators, scrubbers, blowers, belt filter presses, bar screens, augers and conveyor belts, backflow prevention equipment; performing complex predictive, preventive, and corrective mechanical maintenance by inspecting and cleaning equipment, troubleshooting cause of malfunctions using visual inspection and precision measuring and testing instruments; initiating paperwork outlining confined space entry procedures; reading schematic drawings to determine location and layout of equipment; isolating and tagging equipment to be worked on before performing mechanical maintenance; completing and logging daily work and electronic service sheets; reviewing equipment service log book for previous comments or repairs on equipment; completing work orders for malfunctions identified during routine maintenance inspections; maintaining all records; assist with ordering replacement parts to perform maintenance and repairs as necessary; and may be assigned to respond to a variety of wastewater emergencies on an assigned standby shift.

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. This position also requires three (3) years of increasingly responsible experience applying preventative and corrective mechanical maintenance skills on related wastewater plant equipment as well as analyzing mechanical systems and processes at a level comparable to a Mechanic with the District. The successful candidate will be able to work independently in the absence of supervisors; communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing; and establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. A valid California class C driver's license is required. In addition, a Grade II Mechanical Technology Certificate from the California Water Environment Association (CWEA), Orange County Healthcare Agency Backflow Testers certificate, and a Cross Connection Control Program Specialist certificate is desired.

Recruitment & Selection Process:

Vacancies: 0
OCSD is seeking qualified candidates to create an eligibility list for the Senior Mechanic position. Depending on qualifications and experience, candidates who are not selected for Senior Mechanic in the interview process may be referred to an eligibility list for a lower level position (Maintenance Worker or Mechanic). Referred candidates must be successful in an interview process for the applicable position to be placed on the lower level eligibility list.

Hiring Salary Range (starting salary will be within this range based on qualifications):
Senior Mechanic $35.92 - $39.61/Hour
Mechanic $30.97 - $34.14/Hour
Maintenance Worker $30.24 - $33.33/Hour

APPLICATION FILING DEADLINE: Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 5:00 P.M.
(or until a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received)

Supplemental Information:

Physical Demands

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.

Environmental Elements

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.

OTHER information
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.

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