Starting Hourly Rate: $19.5250. Rate of pay depends on qualifications.
Job Description JOB SUMMARY
The Maintenance Mechanic - Production is responsible for the basic maintenance and repair of equipment and facilities. This position will support multiple facilities with varying processes, equipment and functional requirements. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
- Diagnose and resolves standard water or wastewater facility machinery, piping and equipment problems.
- Performs predictive, preventative and corrective maintenance duties.
- Tracks and records information required in work order documents and enters into computerized maintenance management system (CMMS), and uses Microsoft Office.
- Performs standard level diagnostic tests to resolve routine problems.
- Repairs plant machinery and equipment, using hoists, jacks, ladders, confined space equipment, PPE, welding equipment, hand tools, squares, rules, micrometers, and other tools.
- Dismantles, constructs and assembles various components of facilities, industrial machinery or equipment.
- Performs confined space entries in hazardous environments.
- Monitors mechanical equipment and makes functional adjustments.
- Cleans and lubricates machinery and equipment according to specifications.
- Identifies parts with specifications and orders replacements.
- Furnishes mechanical recommendation when ordering new parts, machinery and equipment.
- Has knowledge of basic electrical and instrumentation principles.
- Promotes and practices a safe working environment in an industrial setting.
- Applies basic principles of mechanical maintenance.
- Performs work in accordance with TCEQ, OSHA, and other applicable government regulations.
- Reads O & M manuals, as-built drawings, block maps, schematics, and construction plans.
- Establishes and maintains effective working relationship and public relations.
- May operate a forklift, powered vertical lifting machinery, utility truck, crane, combination unit, water tanker, or other heavy equipment.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Receives general supervision.
- May refer more complex issues to higher levels.
- May act as a team leader.
- Graduation from high school or a General Education Development (GED) Certificate.
- Two years' experience performing repairs and maintenance in the mechanical trade.
- Training on Confined space, HAZMAT Awareness, Lock Out Tag Out, Supervising for Safety, Fit Testing, Electrical Safety, and other certifications as required.
- Ability to report to work on time, maintain a good attendance record, and work all designated work schedules.
- Valid Class "CDL-A" Texas Driver's License with Tanker and Hazardous Material endorsements, or obtain within 90 days.
- TCEQ Class "D" Water Operator License within 6 months AND TCEQ Class "C" Texas Groundwater Treatment Operator License within3 years.
- Subject to climb 200 feet in height.
- TCEQ Class "C" Groundwater Treatment Operator License.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS
- Skill in applying basic math and measurement principles.
- Skill in utilizing a personal computer and associated software programs.
- Skill in proficient use of materials, tools, and equipment commonly used in mechanical maintenance or repair of industrial facilities.
- Ability to enter and maintain information in the computerized maintenance management system.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external customers, contractors and vendors.
- Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing.
Physical requirements include lifting up to 90 pounds occasionally. Subject to standing, sitting, walking, climbing, bending, crawling, squatting, kneeling and working in cramped and strained positions for extended periods of time to perform job scope. Subject to climbing up to 200 feet in height.
Working conditions are primarily outside with frequent exposure to inclement weather; water production and recycled activities; mechanical, electrical, chemical and confined space hazards; offensive fumes; excessive noise; deep excavations; and animals, snakes and poisonous insects. Required to comply with requirements as specified in applicable regulations for personal protective equipment, including clearance for use of respiratory protection and other associated equipment. Performs confined space entries in hazardous environments. If part of the emergency action team, must be able to complete the requirements as specified in applicable regulations for Hazardous Materials Emergency Response, including clearance for use of respiratory protection and other associated protective equipment. Ability to participate in emergency action team during chemical release incidents and/or drills. Operates company vehicle on a daily basis.
May be required to work hours other than regular daytime schedules such as shift work, nights, weekends and holidays.
San Antonio Water System values the contributions of all its employees, providing them the best in compensation and benefits. The benefits package is designed to attract and retain a workforce of qualified employees who share a responsibility in providing quality water to 1 million consumers.
From an affordable medical and dental plan to life-sustaining retirement and insurance plans, we offer benefits that reward employees for their commitment to a challenging career at SAWS. Employee benefits include the following:
- Competitive, market-based salaries
- Performance-based incentives
- Medical benefits
- Dental benefits
- Life insurance
- Prescription drug program
- Vision care plan
- Two retirement plans
- Deferred compensation plans (457 plan)
- Disability income
- Paid leave (vacation, sick, personal)
- Education assistance program
- Employee assistance program
- Flexible, tax-deferred health and dependent care spending accounts
- Wellness programs
- On-Site Fitness Facilities
- Community service opportunities