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Utilities Maintenance Mechanic - Lift Stations Career Path

Company: City of Boynton Beach, FL
Location: Boynton Beach
Posted on: August 2, 2022

Job Description:

and maintain a valid State of Florida Class B Commercial Driver's license.

  • Must possess a valid Forklift Operator Certification or be able to obtain the certificate within six (6) months in position. Supplemental Information COMMUNICATION COMPETENCIES / K.S.A.'sUtilities Maintenance Mechanic Trainee - Lift Stations: COMMUNICATION COMPETENCIESEffectively communicates with supervisor, employees, other departments and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, exchange information, and to resolve problems. Accurately and expeditiously receives and delivers messages and information to the appropriate individuals. Ability to understand, follow oral and written instructions. Demonstrated ability to complete assigned tasks with minimal supervisory direction. Ability to understand and quickly and accurately follow brief oral and written instructions on basic matters. Ability to establish and maintain harmonious relationships with Supervisor, customers, other employees, other departments, other governmental and regulatory agencies, and the general public as needed.KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES Basic math skills. Customer service skills. Demonstrates ability to use the tools and equipment in area of assignment. Demonstrates ability to read maps. Demonstrates ability to maintain work area in an organized manner Ability to record and deliver information accurately. Ability to communicate both orally and in writing; understand and follow communications. Ability to get along with others and work as a team. Ability to work overtimeUtilities Maintenance Mechanic - Lift Stations COMMUNICATION COMPETENCIES Effectively communicates with supervisor, employees, other departments and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, exchange information, and to resolve problems. Accurately and expeditiously receives and delivers messages and information to the appropriate individuals. Ability to prepare accurate and thorough written records and reports. Ability to understand, follow oral and written instructions and to complete assigned tasks with minimal supervisory direction. Ability to understand and quickly and accurately follow brief oral and written instructions on basic matters. Ability to establish and maintain harmonious relationships with Supervisor, customers, other employees, other departments, other governmental and regulatory agencies, and the general public as needed.KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES Knowledge of lift station equipment and facilities, as well as the ability to safely operate various machinery, equipment and tools required for their maintenance. Knowledge of and the ability to follow safety procedures and properly utilize personal protective equipment (PPE). Ability to effectively interact with coworkers, supervisors and other department staff, as well as the public and outside agencies. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Ability to safely perform various general repair/maintenance tasks which may include, but not limited to oiling/greasing, pipe fitting and repair, chemical handling, mechanical assembling, welding, and fabrication. Ability to read and interpret technical manuals, drawings, plans, instructions, and all other relevant reference documentation. Ability to operator a computer for operations monitoring via SCADA, and date entry/retrieval via various software applications such as MS Office, asset management, and GIS. Ability to safely perform minor repairs of facilities and assist with general building/grounds maintenance work as needed. Ability to assist with utilizing the utility's asset work order system to obtain, complete and record assignment results. Ability to train and obtain crane operation certification.Utilities Maintenance Mechanic, Senior - Lift Stations COMMUNICATION COMPETENCIES Effectively communicates with supervisor, employees, other departments and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, exchange information, and to resolve problems. Accurately and expeditiously receives and delivers messages and information to the appropriate individuals. Ability to prepare accurate and thorough written records and reports. Ability to understand, follow oral and written instructions and to complete assigned tasks with minimal supervisory direction. Ability to understand and quickly and accurately follow brief oral and written instructions on basic matters. Ability to establish and maintain harmonious relationships with Supervisor, customers, other employees, other departments, other governmental and regulatory agencies, and the general public as needed.KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES Ability to effectively interact with coworkers, supervisors and other department staff, as well as the public and outside agencies. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Ability to develop work schedules and assignments and to coordinate safe work activities with other departments, divisions or outside contractors as needed. Knowledge of various lift station equipment, as well as the ability to safely and efficiently operate various machinery, equipment and tools required for their maintenance. Knowledge of various general repair/maintenance procedures which may include, but not limited to oiling/greasing, pipe fitting and repair, chemical handling, mechanical assembling/welding/fabrication. Ability to research equipment updates and available vendors for replacement parts, as well as preventative maintenance procedures. Ability to read and interpret technical manuals, drawings and other reference documentation. Ability to mentor other mechanics and provide guidance and oversight of their maintenance and repair activities Ability to operate a computer for operations monitoring via SCADA, and data entry/retrieval via various software applications such as MS Office, Asset management and GIS. Knowledge of and the ability to follow and promote safety procedures and properly utilize personal protective equipment (PPE). Ability to lead/supervise a team of workers in machinery/equipment repair and maintenance. Ability to perform quality checks on maintenance and repair activities performed by others. Ability to perform minor repairs of facilities and assist with general building/grounds maintenance work as needed. Ability to utilize asset management/work order system to receive and execute orders and record maintenance activities performed. CAREER PATH ADVANCEMENT REQUIREMENTS The following requirements must be met to advance to Utilities Maintenance Mechanic - Lift Stations:
  • Must have a minimum of one (1) year of work experience within Lift Stations.
  • Must successfully complete the requirements of a training program within two (2) years by doing the following:Complete provided mechanical training or coursework in the following areas:
    • Must obtain a State of Florida Wastewater C certification.
    • Must complete a division area specific test with a minimum score of 70%.
    • Must meet 100% of the Utility Maintenance Mechanic Trainee's KSA's and 70% of the Utility Maintenance Mechanic's KSA's in one (1) divisional functional area. This list is not exhaustive and may be modified as required to facilitate successful operation of the Utilities department. Meeting the above career path advancement requirements must be verified and documented by the assigned supervisor. Experience and/or training received from an outside entity will be evaluated on a case by case basis for credit towards the above minimum work experience.The following requirements must be met to advance to Utilities Maintenance Mechanic, Senior:
      • Must have a minimum of three (3) years of work experience within Lift Stations.
      • Must obtain and maintain the State of Florida Wastewater Collection System Operator B Certification.
      • Must obtain a State of Florida Class B Commercial Driver's License (CDL).
      • Must complete test specific to Lift Stations at the mechanic level with a minimum of 70%.
      • Must meet 100% of the Utilities Maintenance Mechanic KSA's and 70% of the Utilities Maintenance Mechanic, Senior KSA's.This list is not exhaustive and may be modified as required to facilitate successful operation of the Utilities department. Meeting the above career path advancement requirements must be verified and documented by the assigned supervisor.COMPETITIVE PROMOTIONAL ADVANCEMENT REQUIREMENTS The following requirements must be met to be eligible to compete for advancement to Master Utilities Maintenance Mechanic:
        • Must have a minimum of seven (7) years of combined work experience within Lift Stations. Possession of an Associate's degree in engineering, business or public administration or in a related field can substitute for two (2) years of functional area experience.
        • Must have led a crew of mechanics within the Lift Station for a minimum of two (2) years.
        • Must possess and maintain the State of Florida Waste Water Collection System Level A certification.
        • Must possess and maintain a valid certification to operate a crane and forklift or be able to obtain said certificate within sixty (60) days in position
        • Must possess and maintain a Florida Class B CDL.This list is not exhaustive and may be modified as required to facilitate successful operation of the Utilities department. Meeting the above career path advancement requirements must be verified and documented by the assigned supervisor.Physical and Sensory Requirements / Environmental Factors Physical Ability : Tasks require the regular and, at times, sustained performance of moderately physically demanding work, typically involving some combination of climbing and balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling, and that may involve the lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling of moderately heavy objects and materials (50 pounds). Sensory Requirements : Tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate colors or shades of colors, sounds, odor, depth, texture, and visual cues or signals. Tasks require the ability to communicate orally. Environmental Factors : Performance of essential functions may require exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as dirt, dust, pollen, odors, wetness, humidity, rain, fumes, temperature and noise extremes, bright/dim light, machinery, vibrations, electric currents, traffic hazards, toxic agents, disease, pathogenic substances, heights, or confined spaces. The City of Boynton Beach, Florida, is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S. C. 12101 et. seq.), the City of Boynton Beach will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer. The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. A review of this position has excluded the marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties. All duties and responsibilities are essential job functions and requirements are subject to possible modifications to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent(s) will possess the abilities and aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat of significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. Requirements are representative of the minimum level of knowledge, skills, and ability. VETERANS' PREFERENCE Certain servicemembers and veterans, and the spouses and family members of such servicemembers and veterans, receive preference and priority in the City's hiring process. Additionally, certain servicemembers may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements in employment by the City.

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