Pool Systems Technician
Bernalillo County Government - Albuquerque, NM

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Position Summary

Under the general direction of the Aquatics Program Manager and frequently working alone, repair and maintain swimming pool mechanical systems and facilities, and provide assistance in the maintenance of mechanical equipment, facility maintenance, and staff training.

Duties and Responsibilities

Provide maintenance of swimming pool mechanical systems and assist in coordinating necessary repairs requiring outside vendors.

Responsible for seasonal pool start-up, preparation, closure and winterization procedures for all pools.

Conduct a continuing water safety program for staff and instruct on lifeguard techniques.

Assist in developing and promoting aquatic programs and in the supervision of staff.

Install motors and filters related to pool systems, maintain and repair pumps, boilers, filters, sanitation equipment, pit areas, tanks and swimming pool surfaces.

Maintain a written work order log on all projects and submit progress reports on request; create and maintain a maintenance check list.

Maintain accurate inventory of equipment, supplies and materials required to complete tasks, initiating new material orders with department administration as needed.

Assist seasonal aquatics staff in general pool maintenance as necessary.

Inspect, diagnose and repair similar mechanical equipment used for other functions as assigned, and prepare schedules and reports as requested.

Perform basic building maintenance duties as required.
Assist with the development of procedures and materials for the training of seasonal aquatics staff in general pool maintenance as necessary.
Direct subordinate staff in operations and maintenance of county pools.

  • The above information on this job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties and responsibilities required of all employees assigned to this job.
Minimum Qualifications:
High school diploma or GED.

Five (5) years experience in maintenance and/or mechanical field with at least two (2) years of experience in skilled mechanical repair. Pool maintenance experience desired.

Must have knowledge of pool mechanical and filtration systems, motors, small engine repair and maintenance.

Must have the ability to determine the repair and maintenance needs of pool systems, including pumps and motors.

Must have the ability to communicate effectively in oral and written English, and to maintain effective working relationships with others.

Must have knowledge of OSHA Standards and procedures.

Must have the ability to instruct on safety standards and routine maintenance of mechanical systems.

Supplemental Information:
Screening and Compliance

The offer of this Bernalillo County position requires compliance with the following:

Employee must successfully complete the post-offer employment medical examination.
Employee must comply with the safety guidelines of the County.
Must be able to obtain CPO (Certified Pool Operators) certificate within first year of employment.
Employee must have a valid New Mexico driver’s license by employment date and retain a valid license while employed in this position.
Working Conditions

Employee is outdoors 75% of time when assigned to out door pool; employee is outdoors 25% of time when assigned to inside pool.
Indoor duties are performed in a temperature-controlled environment. Worker is also exposed to natural weather conditions while performing outdoor duties.
Worker is exposed to wet concrete and mat surfaces while working. Duties may be performed on surfaces such as concrete, asphalt, natural ground, ramps, stairs, and wooden decks.
Worker is exposed to occasional vibration and noise factors while performing maintenance and repair duties.
Worker is exposed to fumes/odors and hazardous chemicals.
Work hazards, or potential work hazards, include exposure to electric motors, moving mechanical parts, and working on slick surfaces.
Employee must be flexible with work hours as required.

Equipment, Tools and Materials

Employee handles writing utensils, various paperwork, files and reports in the documentation of statistical reports, daily pool chemistry logs, and ordinary office record keeping.
Worker uses a wide variety of hand tools and power tools in the performance of duties.
Worker uses various electrical parts, appliance parts, and plumbing parts in the performance of many repair and maintenance jobs.
Employee must utilize a filter mask when handling hazardous chemicals.

Functional Analysis, Mental & Physical Functions:
Functional Analysis

**NOTE: You are not required to disclose information about physical or mental limitations that you believe will not interfere with your capability to do the job. On the other hand, if you want the employer to consider special arrangements to accommodate a physical or mental impairment, you may identify that impairment in the space provided and suggest the kind of accommodation that you believe would be appropriate .

Mental Functions
Must be able to apply knowledge of basic mathematics in making measurements and calculations.

Must be able to apply knowledge of tools, machines, materials and methods used in the performance of duties.

Must be able to apply knowledge of electric motors general maintenance, and pool chemistry.

Must be able to make independent work decisions when advice from supervisor is not readily available.

Must be able to work and communicate effectively in English in a variety of situations.

Physical Functions

Must be able to lift up to an estimated 50 pounds from ground to waist level, from ground to shoulder level, and/or ground to overhead as needed, typically on an occasional basis.

Must be able to push and pull on an occasional basis from 50 to 75 pounds.

Must be able to climb stairs occasionally, ladders and scaffolding as needed. Must be able to maintain balance while climbing and standing on ladder or scaffolding.

Must be able to stand/walk for up to 2 hours at a time, up to a total of 5 to 6 hours per day.

Must be able to kneel for up to 1 hour at a time, and up to a total of 2 hours per day.

Must be able to crawl, crouch, or work in a prone position for short periods of time, as needed.

Must be able to bend at the waist and twist/rotate waist as needed, on a frequent basis. Lifting may also be required.
Must be able to work with arms extended or bent, as needed, up to a total of 8 hours per day.
Must be able to use hands and fingers to grasp/manipulate equipment and materials in a bilaterally coordinated manner in performing essential duties.
Must be able to use finger dexterity in the performance of repair and maintenance of electrical, plumbing, carpentry, and general problems.
Must be able to coordinate use of hands and eyes in the performance of essential duties.
Must have adequate sense of smell, hearing, and tactile sense in performance of essential duties.
Must be able to react quickly while performing essential duties to avoid accidents.

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