Electrical/Mechanical Technician 1
Pinellas County, FL - Clearwater, FL

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Job Class Title Electrical/Mechanical Technician 1 Who May Apply Open - All Interested Applicants Type Classified Pay Grade CL12 Minimum Annual Salary 34340.80 Maximum Annual Salary 53019.20 Nature of Work This is full performance Electrical/Mechanical Technician work specializing in the installation, modification, fabrication, repair, and maintenance of Utilities Division electrical and/or heavy mechanical equipment and systems. Work may utilize knowledge in electrical, plumbing, welding, or other trades to locate and correct industrial pumping systems malfunctions and their improvement, as well as county properties, facilities, equipment, and lines or devices in public utilities systems; electrical and mechanical equipment used in production treatment and transmission of potable water, wastewater and distribution of reclaimed water. Tasks often require manipulative ability, utilizing job-acquired skills in specialized fields, traffic control and equipment for the design, placement and maintenance of traffic safety devices. Incumbents may be required to work independently in different but specific assigned areas from project to project, as business needs and skills match, utilizing a wide variety of equipment. The incumbent is supervised by a manager, plant operations supervisor or designee. Minimum Qualifications • Completion of a 2 year technical or vocational program in mechanical skilled or electrical trades or directly related field; or
  • 2 years of journeyman experience in the maintenance and repair of heavy mechanical equipment and machinery or related field; or
  • An equivalent combination of training, education, and/or experience.
Appointing Authority May Also Require: • Florida Driver's License or Florida Commercial Driver's License and endorsement, if any.
  • Assignment to work a variety of work schedules including compulsory work periods in special, emergency, and/or disaster situations.
  • Employee to acquire and maintain certification in designated areas according to area of assignment.
  • Other highly desirable knowledge, skills, abilities, and credentials relevant to a position.
Other Qualifications Experience in the operation, maintenance, and repair of wastewater treatment and pump station system mechanical equipment.

NOTE: The current vacancy requires the incumbent:
  • Possess a valid Florida Class "B" Commercial Driver's License.
Work Performed • Installs, maintains, modifies and repairs a variety of heavy mechanical machinery, equipment and systems used in wastewater treatment plants or water treatment and distribution systems.
  • Overhauls well pumping and lift station equipment through removal, repair and replacement of pipes, pumps and motors.
  • Performs inspections and operational efficiency checks, conducting preventive maintenance service on the electrical and mechanical components of a variety of pumps and supportive equipment, machinery and facilities.
  • Detects causes of electrical failures; interprets and ensures compliance with established codes; calculates data necessary for wiring instrument systems; requisitions supplies and materials needed to complete task.
  • Disconnects, repairs, and reconnects and/or replaces electric motors; may install electric wiring, conduit and circuitry; repair switch gear equipment and performs other related electrical tasks.
  • Installs, maintains and repairs chlorination systems, chemical feed pumps and metering equipment.
  • Repairs and adjusts mechanical systems for vehicular equipment, hydraulic pump systems and high pressure line cleaning pumps; performs structural repairs on large cranes, pressure trucks and backhoes.
  • Installs and reroutes pipes at wastewater treatment facilities and pumping stations, or water production and distribution stations.
  • Performs fabrication and welding to make required repairs or enhancements.
  • Maintains records of services and maintenance.
  • Performs related work as assigned or required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities • Knowledge of principles and practical application of electrical, plumbing, welding and possibly other trades.
  • Knowledge of potable water production and wastewater treatment processes.
  • Knowledge of installation, modification, fabrication, repair and maintenance of electrical and/or heavy mechanical equipment used in water plant and/or wastewater plant operations.
  • Knowledge in controlling the production and distribution of potable water or collection of wastewater.
  • Knowledge of types of potable water and wastewater handling equipment (motors, valves, pumps, electronic sensor.
  • Knowledge in repair and operation of electrical monitoring equipment, pumps, chemical feeders, and other factors.
  • Skill in applying knowledge of trade in assigned areas.
  • Skill in using standard building trades tools and devices.
  • Ability to perform a combination of skilled trades tasks such as electrical, plumbing, mechanical, welding and other skill required to maintain, repair and improve potable water and wastewater operations.
  • Ability to apply mechanical expertise for purpose of troubleshooting.
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and/or written instructions.
  • Ability to adjust and regulate a variety of automatic or manually controlled auxiliary equipment to ensure safe operations.
  • Ability to repair and replace electrical and/or mechanical controls and parts, filters, pumps, chemical feeders and related equipment.
  • Ability to use computer in daily work activities.
Selection Procedure: All interested candidates must complete an application and a supplemental questionnaire. If your employment application and supplemental questionnaire does not provide all the information requested in the appropriate space, your name will be removed from consideration. Answers to all requests for information must be shown on the application and supplemental questionnaire. Answers such as "see resume" or "see work history" will not be considered. A resume may be added to the application, but cannot be substituted for a completed form.