Maintenance Engineer, Civil
Central Arizona Project - Phoenix, AZ

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To provide Maintenance Engineering services for CAP by designing maintenance strategies, procedures, and methods to ensure the highest level of safety, reliability, and availability of CAP civil assets.


DUTIES (An asterisk next to the duty signifies that it is considered to be an "essential function" of the job)

Each employee is responsible for his/her own safety and the safety of others in the workplace.

*1. Support the development and administration of an integrated maintenance program for all CAP facilities that incorporates preventive/predictive maintenance (ppm) industry best practices. 50%

A. Develop, review, and modify maintenance procedures, guidelines and schedules for equipment, structures, and features such as gates, pipelines, bridges, buildings, canals, roads, and other concrete or earthen structures.

B. Utilize industry best practices (Reliability-Centered Maintenance, Condition-Based Monitoring, Root Cause Failure Analysis, Key Performance Indicators, etc.) to provide continuous improvement and optimum equipment performance, safety and reliability at minimum costs.

C. Oversee predictive maintenance programs such as IR thermography, vibration analysis, eddy-current analysis, acoustic monitoring, ultrasonic testing and corrosion monitoring.

D. Establish Mean Time to Repair (MTTR) and Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF) documents and records for equipment, canals, and structures history review. Analyzes and recommends improvements.

*2. Provide Engineering expertise and experience-based knowledge in support of all CAP maintenance personnel responsible for related maintenance efforts on CAP facilities. 30%

*3. Consult and communicate with CAP management to recommend and specify equipment replacements and modifications for obsolete and worn out equipment. 10%

4. May provide work direction to technicians, craftsmen, and other assigned personnel through the appropriate supervision or as required. 10%

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

Education, Knowledge, Training, Skills, and Experience:
• Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering.
• Five (5) years total Civil Engineering experience.
• Advanced degree or other related experience may substitute for two (2) years of total Civil Engineering experience
• Advanced proficiency with MS Excel.
• Must have excellent interpersonal, conflict resolution, and customer service skills.
• Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing.
• Ability to manage multiple competing priorities.
• Ability to work well under pressure of time constraints and to meet deadlines.
Required Certifications or Licenses: Must have a valid Arizona driver's license and maintain a good driving record.
Education, Knowledge, Training, Skills, and Experience:
• Registered Professional Engineer
• Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional (CMRP).
Independence: As a fully competent engineer in all conventional aspects of the functional area, plans and conducts work requiring judgment in the independent evaluation, selection and substantial adaptation and modification of standard techniques, procedures and criteria. Devises new approaches to problems encountered.
Impact: Makes decisions independently on maintenance engineering problems and methods. Makes use of advanced techniques. Establishes critical operating histories on canal equipment.
Type: Contact is usually with CAP department supervisors, planners or managers to discuss problems and recommend solutions. Contact at higher management levels is to present solutions and seek approval. Other departments are contacted as required to support Maintenance Control functions. Outside contact is varied from approving contractor requests, exchanging information, presenting information to other agencies and CAP Board of Directors. May deal with equipment vending or consultants and internal engineering experts on complex problems.
Purpose: To discuss problems and recommend solutions. Contact at higher management levels is to present solutions and seek approval. Outside contact is varied from approving contractor requests, exchanging information, presenting information to other agencies and CAP Board of Directors. Develop and establish major long term maintenance plans and procedures.
None. May provide some day-to-day work direction.
Supplemental Information:
The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that persons in this position will encounter while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.
Essential to this position is corrected or non-corrected vision. Example: must be able to see, read and interpret handwritten and printed documents, correspondence, manuals, office papers, computer screen, etc., including seeing various colors. Must be able to see to operate work equipment.
Also essential to this position is corrected or non-corrected hearing which is necessary for the ability to hear and comprehend voice communications as well as the ability to speak to communicate to individuals on the job. Must be able to hear to operate work equipment.
Physical Demands: The essential job requirements involve sitting for long periods of time including occasional lifting, carrying, pushing and pulling (in any combination thereof) of objects up to 26 pounds and the use of repetitive hand and wrist movements to enter alpha and numeric data into a computer, including the ability to grasp and manipulate work objects.
Essential job requirements involve one or more of a combination of physical movements such as standing, walking, kneeling, reaching, climbing, bending, crawling, stooping, twisting, squatting, pushing and pulling; lifts, carries, pushes and pulls objects not to exceed 26 pounds and grasping and manipulation of work objects.
Persons in this position must have the ability to see and to hear in order to drive a CAP vehicle on improved and unimproved roads. In addition, they must assure that road safety laws and road safety precautions are followed.
The person in this position may work in confined spaces from time to time.
Work Environment: The majority of work time is spent working inside in either a single-level or upper-level structured office building, which is heated, air-conditioned and smoke-free. Persons in this position may conduct business out of the office, which may require driving a CAP vehicle on improved and unimproved roadways. Outside working conditions are dependent on the weather, which involves extreme heat in the summer (temperatures over 100 degrees) and cold in the winter (temperatures below freezing). Some work visitations may be required at the pumping plants and along the CAP canal. The pumping plants and office structures are heated and cooled. Noise levels are generally minimal, however, they can be excessive for brief periods of time. The person in this position moves about using various conveyances such as an elevator, stairway, and/or walk ramp. Persons in this position may have exposure to flora, fauna and the natural habitat of the desert environment.

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