Wastewater Mechanic 2
Clackamas County - Clackamas County, OR

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Clackamas County’s Water Environment Services (WES) Department is currently seeking a Wastewater Mechanic 2 to join their national award winning team responsible for management and operation of a state of the art wastewater infrastructure that includes five treatment facilities, conveyance systems and surface water management structures. The County is leading local service providers in a cooperative multi-district plan to begin sharing and managing collective resources and infrastructure.

The recently constructed $90 million membrane facility produces the highest level of water quality treatment and demands a new appreciation of technical skill and attention. WES recognizes that by advancing technology it affords its ratepayers the opportunity to create short-range and long-term savings not only in terms of direct dollars, but also with desired improvements to the environment and the community.

The Wastewater Mechanic 2 incumbents are responsible for repairs and maintenance of the mechanical, instrumentation, electrical and electronic equipment at a wastewater treatment plant or for the wastewater collection system pump stations. Incumbents also participate in work planning, training, problem solving, budgeting and personnel issues as part of a self directed work team.
Successful candidates will possess knowledge and/or experience in the following areas:
Understanding of pumps and pumping systems, including piping, valves, and check valves
Knowledge of mechanical systems, such as centrifuges and gravity belt thickeners
Knowledge and/or experience in the mechanical field

The most competitive candidates will possess some or all of the following knowledge and/or experience:
Possession of Limited Maintenance Electrician’s (LME) License, issued by the State of Oregon ( ORS 479 ; OAR 918-282-240 )
Welding and fabrication skills
Machining or milling skills

Incumbents may perform after hours emergency response on a call-out basis.
Employment is contingent upon passing a post-offer physical assessment. Accommodation requests will be reviewed on an individual basis in compliance with State and Federal legislation.
Driving is required for County business on a regular basis or to accomplish work. Incumbents must possess a valid driver's license, and possess and maintain an acceptable driving record throughout the course of employment.


Job Title: Wastewater Mechanic 2
Job Code: 787
Salary Plan/Grade : WES/21

Salary Range:
Annual: $49,626 - $63,505
Hourly: $23.86 - $30.53
Union Representation: American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME)


In addition to competitive wages, Clackamas County offers an attractive benefits package for employees in regular status positions.
Health Plan Options: Most employees are eligible to start most benefits after two months of continuous employment. Note: This summary is general in nature. Specific terms of benefits are contained in insurance policies, the Personnel Ordinance, County Employment Policies and Practices and the appropriate collective bargaining agreement.

A Choice of Medical Plans with Vision and Prescription Drug Coverage
Chiropractic Coverage and Alternative Care Benefit
A Choice of Dental Plans
Wellness and Employee Assistance Program
Paid Leave: (Vacation, Holidays, Sick Leave, Bereavement Leave)
Group Term Life Insurance
Long-Term Disability Insurance with Optional Salary Buy-Up Program
A Choice of Full Benefits or Lesser Benefits with Flex Cash
Health Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Health Reimbursement Accounts
Optional Group Universal Life Insurance
Optional Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance
Optional Long Term Care Insurance
Optional Voluntary Benefits through AFLAC, Liberty Mutual and Hyatt Legal
Retirement: PERS/OPSRP Retirement Contributions
Optional Deferred Compensation (457)
Longevity Pay
More information about employee benefits is available at http://www.clackamas.us/des/active.html


This position works 40 hours during a standard workweek of Monday through Friday. Typical hours of work are 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Specific hours of work will be discussed with the candidate selected for this position at the time an offer of employment is extended.


Water Environment Services (WES) provides cost-effective, quality wastewater and watershed management services that create stakeholder value and aim to support a healthy environment, public health and safety. WES manages two wastewater service districts, one of which includes surface water program services, and one surface water district, all within Clackamas County. The three Service Districts managed by WES have insurance coverage which is separate from the County's risk activities. In total, the Districts represent over one billion dollars in infrastructure investments that are managed, operated and maintained to industrial standards. Employees of WES operate and maintain five wastewater pollution control plants. In one District alone, WES collects and cleans more than 3 billion gallons of wastewater annually before releasing it into local rivers. The District also recycles biosolids from the treatment plants.
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Duties may include but are not limited to the following:
Installs, inspects, maintains and repairs mechanical equipment and machinery, including valves, pumps, heat exchangers, blowers, clarifiers and chlorinators; examines, adjusts, lubricates and paints machinery and equipment; replaces worn and broken parts; fabricates and modifies parts and tools.
Inspects, maintains, repairs and replaces electrical equipment and electronic instruments, including electric motors, motor control panels, electric monitoring and control systems, flow meters and temperature and level sensors; examines, adjusts and replaces existing wiring, motors, fuses, starters, switches, alternators, generators, transformers, sensors and electronic components; monitors, calibrates and repairs programmable logic controllers and associated components.
Installs, inspects, maintains and repairs building structures, systems and equipment, including heating, ventilating, air conditioning and water boiler systems.
Participates in the development and implementation of a maintenance, repair and replacement program; prepares and maintains preventive maintenance manuals, schedules, records and work orders; evaluates facility condition to prioritize and schedule projects; assists in defining user requirements for the design and construction of wastewater facilities; evaluates cost effectiveness of equipment replacement or repair; maintains parts and supplies inventory.
May serve as project or team leader on various assignments; serves as work group representative or contact person for limited remodeling, repair and improvement projects for wastewater facilities and mechanical systems; trains lower level mechanics and new and temporary employees; may provide group safety training; demonstrates safe working practices in the field.
Provides public and customer service support to County operations and other municipalities; responds to complaints and inquiries; conducts facility tours and public information meetings; answers technical questions and explains wastewater collection and processing systems.


Working knowledge of: Basic principles and practices of personnel management, budgeting, purchasing and contract administration; principles and concepts of self directed work teams; practices, procedures and equipment used in the maintenance and repair of mechanical equipment, building systems, electrical equipment and electronic instruments; basic methods and techniques of painting, carpentry, welding, metal fabrication, plumbing, pipe fitting, and electrical and electronic systems; operation and maintenance of programmable logic controller systems; Federal, State and local rules and regulations applicable to safety and environmental compliance, basic principles and methods of wastewater collection, treatment and discharge; basic math; English grammar, spelling and punctuation; computer software applications and programmable logic controllers used in wastewater systems.
Skill to: Coordinate completion of projects within established budget and time guidelines; incorporate team participation in decision making; promote individual agreement and group consensus on issues and problems; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; read and understand technical operations and maintenance manuals, blueprints and schematics; identity and correct mechanical and electrical system malfunctions and failures; identify and correct problems with instrumentation systems controlling chemical concentrations, digester heat and gas systems, sludge processing and other plant and collection system operations; remove, disassemble, assemble and install machinery and equipment; calculate gear and drive belt ratios, belt lengths and pulley diameters; safely operate steam cleaners, sand blasters, power tools, lathes, welders, drill presses, hand tools and other shop equipment; understand and comply with regulatory and department safety and environmental rules and practices; prepare and maintain accurate records; establish and maintain effective working relationships with contractors, vendors, County employees and the public.


Clackamas County is an Equal Opportunity Employer valuing diversity and inclusion as essential elements that create and foster a welcoming workplace. All qualified persons will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, political affiliation, disability or any other factor unrelated to the essential functions of the job.
If you wish to identify yourself as a qualified person with a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act and will be requesting accommodation, the request must be made to the Department of Employee Services no later than the recruitment close date.
Only on-line employment applications are accepted for this position.

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Thank you for your interest in employment with Clackamas County!
For most openings, we receive a large number of applications and the selection process is highly competitive. Because we are able to interview or test only a limited number of applicants, it is very important that you complete all application materials properly. Those applicants whose application materials are thorough and organized are most likely to make it to the next step in the selection process.
PLEASE READ THE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY. If you have any questions about how to complete the application materials, contact the Department of Employee Services at (503) 655-8459 or send an e-mail to: jobs@co.clackamas.or.us.

APPLICATION REVIEW: To receive consideration for this position, you must complete the entire on-line employment application. These application materials will be competitively evaluated in order to select the most suitably qualified candidates for employment. Only those applicants who demonstrate the most competitive work experience, education, training, and/or certification(s) and license(s) will receive further consideration for employment.
RESUME REVIEW: Not all positions require a resume . If a resume is required as part of the application process, there will be instructions prompting you to Copy and paste resume text in the on-line employment application.
Note: This position does not require a resume.
If your application is incomplete, or improperly completed, it may be inactivated even if you are qualified for the position for which you are applying.

TESTING PROCESS: Active applicants may be further evaluated through a competitive evaluation process which may include: structured oral interview, pre-interview exercise, written test, verbal test, software testing or any other method necessary to assess the work related knowledge, training, skills and experience of active applicants and to establish a valid hiring list of qualified candidates.
DEPARTMENT REVIEW: The most competitive candidates throughout the selection process may be referred to the hiring department for an employment interview. The band or number of candidates referred for each open position is established by the Clackamas County Personnel Ordinance and by labor agreements for union positions.
Veterans may apply for veterans' preference points as authorized by Oregon Revised Statutes by answering the two questions pertaining to Veterans' Preference on the Questionnaire page of the application. In addition, proof of eligibility in the form of a copy of your DD214, DD215 that includes your 'Type of Separation” and "Character of Service" and a letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs certifying Disabled Veteran Status (if applicable) must be received by the recruitment close date in order to be considered. Documentation must be submitted for each job opening for which you apply.
You have multiple options for submitting your required documentation. You may upload it in the Submit Application step of the application or you can mail, email, or fax it.
If you mail, email, or fax: list Job Title on forms and s end required documentation to:
Mail: Employee Services, 2051 Kaen Road, Oregon City, OR 97045
Fax: 503-742-5468
E-mail: jobs@co.clackamas.or.us
If you have any questions about veterans preference points, contact the Department of Employee Services at (503) 655-8459 or send an e-mail to: jobs@co.clackamas.or.us
For more details on Veterans Preference Points, refer to Employment Policy & Practice (EPP) 43 .
Clackamas County only accepts on-line employment applications. Emailed, faxed or hard copy applications will not be accepted.
A fully completed Clackamas County On-line Employment Application must be received electronically by the Department of Employee Services, NO LATER THAN 11:59 PM (Pacific Time) ON THE CLOSE DATE . Note: Attaching a resume does NOT substitute for completing the entire on-line employment application.

Please do not wait to electronically submit your application on the close date as there is no technical support available after business hours.

Your on-line employment application must be submitted no later than 11:59 pm (Pacific Time) on the close date, otherwise our system will not accept it. Clackamas County is not responsible or in anyway liable for any computer hardware or software malfunction which may affect your employment application or the applicant selection process.

Clackamas County is not responsible for the verification of data provided and shall not be liable for any errors - factual, transcription or otherwise, contained in the information posted.
Clackamas County is in a prime location in the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area and is recognized nationally as one of the most livable areas in the United States. Located on the southern edge of the City of Portland and extending to the top of Mt. Hood, Clackamas County is part of a thriving region in the Northwest. It has a population of about 400,000 citizens.
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Incumbents are exposed to bacteria and viruses in wastewater and to hazardous chemicals used in the treatment process. Positions require frequent standing, bending, stooping, climbing and walking and the ability to push, lift, pull and carry objects.
Incumbents may perform after hours emergency response on a call-out basis.
Employment is contingent upon passing a post-offer physical assessment. Accommodation requests will be reviewed on an individual basis in compliance with State and Federal legislation.
Driving is required for County business on a regular basis or to accomplish work. Incumbents must possess a valid driver's license, and possess and maintain an acceptable driving record throughout the course of employment.

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