Plant Mechanic I or II
City of Casper, WY - Casper, WY

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To perform a variety of skilled and semiskilled tasks in the maintenance, repair and service water treatment plant, well fields, booster stations, and wastewater treatment plant equipment, machinery and related facilities.

Pay rate for successful applicant is dependent on experience.

Plant Mechanic I
$18.71 to $22.74 Hourly
$38,916.80 to $47,299.200 Annually

Plant Mechanic II
$21.70 to $26.38 Hourly
$45,136.00to $54,870.40 Annually

Examples of Duties:

Maintain, repair and service machinery, existing electrical installations and equipment, including but not limited to, pumps, valves, motors, engines, meters, drives, tanks and compressors.

Operate and maintain a variety of equipment and tools in the performance of assigned maintenance tasks including dump trucks, frontend loaders, skidsteers, jack hammers, drills, pumps, welder, power and mechanical hand tools, precision tools, basic electrical tools, pump alignment/vibration tools and air compressors.

Perform preventive maintenance checks and servicing on equipment as scheduled and following established procedures. Perform corrective maintenance duties as assigned following set priority ratings and procedures.

Perform preventive maintenance checks and servicing on pneumatic, hydraulic, gas and electrical systems.

Pack, lubricate, clean and paint pumping equipment and motors.

Perform a variety of custodial and routine building maintenance duties; strip and wax floors; paint building interiors and exteriors.

Fill out appropriate maintenance records and forms; input and retrieve a variety of information using computerized maintenance management software.

Maintain sludge drying beds.

Periodically serve as WTP or WWTP Operator in times of emergency or shortage of staff as determined by the WTP or WWTP Manager.

Perform a full range of grounds maintenance duties including mowing grass areas, trimming and pruning shrubs and trees, and maintaining and repairing irrigation systems.

Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.

PLANT MECHANIC I

Knowledge of:
  • The principles of operation, maintenance and repair of pumps, valves, motors, engines, meters, drives, tanks, compressors and related mechanical and electrical equipment
  • Knowledge of pneumatic, hydraulic, gas and electrical systems
  • Heavy equipment operations as related to skid-steer, frontend loaders and dump trucks
  • Safe work practices.
Ability to:
  • Receive work orders and complete tasks in a timely manner.
  • Learn to perform a variety of repair, maintenance, servicing and cleaning tasks involving pumps, valves, motors, engines, meters, drives, tanks, compressors and related mechanical and electrical equipment.
  • Learn to accurately read and record data from gauges and flow meters.
  • Perform moderately heavy manual labor.
  • Operate skidsteers, dump trucks and frontend loaders.
  • Work with other plant mechanics and WTP or WWTP Operators.
  • Operate welding equipment.
  • Understand and carry out oral and written directions.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Learn preventive maintenance and inspection methods.
  • Perform assigned work in accordance with appropriate safety practices and regulations.
  • Follow City safety procedures.
PLANT MECHANIC II

In addition to the qualifications for Plant Mechanic I:

Knowledge of:

  • Methods, materials and tools used in the repair of equipment, machinery and electrical installations, including pumps, valves, motors, engines, meters, drives, tanks, compressors and related mechanical and electrical equipment.
  • Systematic troubleshooting procedures.
  • Principles and practices of hydraulics related to the pumping, transmission and distribution of fluids.
  • Electronic controls, electrical circuitry, programmable logic controllers, VFD’s and radio telemetry.
  • The operation, maintenance, and repair of gas and electric heating systems.
  • Preventative maintenance techniques related to water purification and wastewater treatment facilities, equipment and machinery.
Ability to:
  • Communicate technical and mechanical information for problem diagnosis and problem resolution to staff, contractors and manufacturers. Read and interpret complex information from manuals, diagrams and schematics to perform maintenance, repair and replacement activities for plant equipment, electronics and facilities.
  • Maintain, repair, rebuild, inspect and clean a wide variety of equipment including performing major repairs on pumps including bearings, seals, shafts, impellers, packings, wear rings, rotors, gears, and frames; install new pumps including electrical motors, maintain proper shaft alignments on motors and modify plant plumbing systems to control process efficiency.
  • Interact in a professional and respectful manner with city staff and the public.
  • Perform the full range of complex maintenance and repair tasks involving pumps, valves, motors, engines, meters, drives, tanks, compressors and related mechanical and electrical equipment.
  • Work independently in the absence of supervision.

Qualifications:

PLANT MECHANIC I

Experience : One year of general experience involving general mechanical maintenance and repair work.

Education : Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade supplemented by specialized training in the area of mechanical maintenance and repair.

License or Certificate : Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid Wyoming Class B driver's license within 6 months of hire
PLANT MECHANIC II


Experience : Two years of experience performing journey level work as a plant mechanic in a water purification and/or wastewater treatment plant.

Education : Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade supplemented by specialized training in the areas of mechanical maintenance and repair.

License or Certificate : Possession of, or ability to obtain within 6 months of hire, a Class B Wyoming driver's license. Ability to acquire a Grade I Water or Wastewater Treatment Plant License within 24 months is required.

Supplemental Information:

Women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

This CDL required position is subject to drug and alcohol testing in compliance with DOT guidelines. A pre-employment test is required.

This is a lifting position that may require repetitive, occasional, frequent, or constant lifting of weights ranging from one (1) to eighty (80) lbs. Please review the job description required physical abilities section for complete details.

As a condition of employment, the successful candidate must utilize direct deposit for payroll purposes.

Driving records are required for all new employees regardless of the position's driving requirements. If the employee has not held a Wyoming driver's license for the last three years, the employee must provide at their own initiation and expense a driving record from their previous state(s) of residence.

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