BINGHAMTON/JOHNSON CITY JOINT SEWAGE TREATMENT FACILITIES
WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT MECHANIC
$23.37 to $27.37 PER HOUR
CANDIDATES MUST HAVE BEEN LEGAL RESIDENTS OF ONE OF THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES IN NEW YORK STATE; BROOME, TIOGA, TOMPKINS, CORTLAND, CHENANGO, OTSEGO, OR DELAWARE, OR SUSQUEHANNA, PENNSYLVANIA.
General employment applications may be obtained at the office of the Binghamton-Johnson City Joint Sewage Board, 4480 Vestal Road, Vestal, New York, 13850 at www.bjcwwtp.org or by calling Michele at 607-729-2975 also the Municipal Civil Service Commission, 5th floor, City Hall, Governmental Plaza, Binghamton, New York, 13901 or from the City Web-Site at www.cityofbinghamton.com.
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: The work involves performance of semi skilled and skilled tasks related to the repair, maintenance and construction of wastewater treatment plant equipment, vehicles, facilities, and grounds.
The work is performed in accordance with the practices involved in the preventive maintenance, repair and fabrication of wastewater treatment plant equipment including pumps, manual and electronic valves, digester units, gas and diesel engine, compressors, injection systems and motors. The class differs from that of Waste Water Treatment Plant Maintainer by virtue of the responsibility for the skilled repair and fabrication of plant mechanical equipment. The class differs from the Waste Water Treatment Plant Instrument Technician, because the Technician has responsibility for the skilled repair of complex electronic, electrical, pneumatic and related mechanical equipment. The work is performed under the general supervision of the Head Mechanic, Superintendent or Assistant Superintendent. May, upon assignment, supervise the work of subordinate plant personnel. Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES: Performs a wide variety of job repairs and preventive maintenance to pumps, valves, mechanical screens, degritting equipment, sludge and grit conveyors, gear drives, manual and electronic valves, digester units, chemical injection systems, blowers, compressors, gas and diesel engines, plumbing and piping and HVAC; Designs and fabricates equipment modifications to increase performance and / or decrease equipment failure; designs and fabricates supports, pump bases, railings, grating covers, weirs, guards, some concrete repair and construction. Evaluates equipment failures and determines corrective courses of actions and performs preventive maintenance of pumping machinery, conveyors, motors, and other plant equipment; Performs a variety of machine shop activities such as welding, brazing, steam fitting, tool fabrication; Operates lathe, drill press, grinder, power saw, welding and other shop equipment; Inspects plant for maintenance and repair needs; Installs new mechanical equipment; Rebuilds pump sleeves, pump pistons and other equipment; Tightens chains, installs pipes, lubricates and repairs motors; performs preventive maintenance and repairs on trucks and other moving equipment and buildings; Inspects equipment and specifications to determine maintenance needs and schedules; Repacks pumps; prepares time and equipment reports; assists in locating parts for repair and maintenance; performs skilled carpentry and plumbing tasks as need; performs gas and arc welding; demonstrates a full understanding of applicable policies, procedures and safe work methods associated with working in confined spaces, handling biohazards, and working with hazardous chemicals; general housekeeping of plant facilities; performs other duties as assigned.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from High School or possession of a High School equivalency diploma and;
(a) Three years of experience as a Wastewater Treatment Plant Mechanic’s Assistant; or
(b) Three years hands on experience with industrial mechanical maintenance,
including but not limited to industrial pumps, engines, motors, conveyance equipment or plumbing.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Possession of an appropriate level motor vehicle operator license issued by the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles with the ability to be covered under plant insurance policy at time of appointment, and must maintain license throughout employment.