Mechanic I (Utilities)
Seminole County, FL - Seminole County, FL

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Technical work in the installation, maintenance, and repair of electrical, mechanical, and hydraulic systems, pumps, and controls in the Water and Wastewater Division. Maintains r esponsibility for all aspects of maintaining, repairing, and updating water and sewer systems countywide. Performs duties related to electrical, plumbing, mechanical, programming of rtu units, removing pumps, troubleshooting electrical problems, repairing water and sewer breaks, troubleshooting and problems in water and waste water plants. Performs internal projects to ensure proper operation of water and sewer system

Essential Functions:
These are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position.
Performs general and major overhaul and repair of hydraulic equipment and water pumps.

Repairs and maintains electrical and electronic control equipment. Repairs and maintains chemical feed equipment. Installs and repairs water distribution and sewer collection pipelines and appurtenances.

Installs electronic equipment, electrical equipment, and control panels, and repairs water and wastewater control systems. Installs and repairs water distribution and sewer collection pipelines and appurtenances. Maintains and repairs emergency power systems and related equipment.

Responds to emergency situations on a 24-hour basis.

Repairs water main and force main breaks.

Welds and fabricates trailers for generators and lawn equipment. Welds on bar screen, other various equipment at water and wastewater plants, and machine parts as required.

Fabricates all parts requested by operations and maintenance, including torch work as required.

Replaces water meters and backflows for residential customers.

Performs daily flushing of the distribution system. Maintains flushing data in a database. Maintains valve data in a database.

Reads blue prints and maps.

Maintains distribution parts inventory.

Checks water plants when operators need assistance.

Maintains and tests autoflushing devices.

Flow tests fire hydrants.

Collects water quality samples. Conducts lab analysis as required.

Minimum Qualifications:
High School Diploma or GED and four (4) years experience in electrical, electronic, hydraulic, or mechanical work relating to a water and wastewater utilities system required. A comparable amount of education, training, or experience may be substituted for the minimum qualifications.

Must possess a Florida Class “A” Commercial Drivers License with Tanker endorsement; this license will be required within 180 days of hire.

Must possess and maintain a valid Florida Drivers License.

Class “A” Commercial Drivers License with a Tanker endorsement will be required within 180 days of hire.

Ability to operate heavy equipment including but not limited to backhoe, scraper, ditch-witch, front- end loader and other similar equipment.

Additional Requirements:
Knowledge of the construction, assemble, adjustment and maintenance of a wide variety of hydraulic, mechanical and electrical equipment, pumps, motor starters, and chemical feed equipment. Knowledge of electrical schematics and electrical components. Ability to operate heavy equipment including but not limited to backhoe, ditch-witch, front-end loader, and other similar equipment as necessary. Performs after hours standby duties for service reconnections and other duties assigned or as may be necessary.