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Plant Mechanic Trainee
Work Location:Department of Environmental Services
Starting Salary:12.1375 Hourly / $25,246 Annual
Pay Grade:1120
Under the direction of an employee of a higher classification, performs work at the beginning training level in the maintenance and repair of sewage pumping and treatment facilities. Work involves structured training in maintenance and repair of pumps, gearboxes, conveyers, bar screens, and basins. Assignments are given orally or in writing. An employee of this class may be on twenty-four-hour call. Performs other work as requested.
Assists with maintaining and repairing mechanical equipment at sewage pumping and treatment facilities, including pumps, gearboxes, conveyers, bar screens, and basins. Assists with maintaining and repairing various types of pumps: grit/grit classifier, plunger, sump, sludge/scum, primary plant effluent, and recirculation. Assists with installing, removing, and repacking pumps. Assists with rebuilding return activated sludge pumps. Assists with light electrical work, including disconnecting electric motors and checking voltage and amps. Attends training schools as required. Utilizes and maintains various hand and power tools.
Knowledge of principles and practices of machines and motors. Knowledge of basic principles and practices of the electrical trade. Skill in the safe operation of a variety of hand and power tools. Ability to receive training from a technical supervisor. Ability to learn the mechanical maintenance activities at sewage pumping and treatment facilities. Ability to learn how to maintain and repair pumps and other mechanical equipment at sewage pumping and treatment facilities. Ability to learn the occupational hazards and safety precautions of sewage pumping and treatment facilities. Ability to understand and follow written and oral instructions. Ability to work with close tolerances. Ability to climb and descend ladders and stairs. Ability to participate in a standby schedule. Ability to work after scheduled hours and during emergency situations. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others. Ability to apply good work habits such as punctuality, reliability, preciseness, and dependability in order to effectively complete assigned tasks and contribute to the smooth operation of the department and division.
High school diploma, GED, HiSET, or equivalent certificate of competency, and completion of vocational school in a mechanical related field.
One year of experience in a related area may substitute for completion of vocational school; or any equivalent combination of education and experience.
Position(s) of this classification may require a valid Louisiana driver's license. If license is required, must be maintained throughout employment in this position.
JOB CODE:151548
Score derived from application grading.
In your employment application, please provide details about prior experience such as: nature of mechanical and electrical maintenance and repairs done, voltage worked with, experience with PLC's and VFD's, environment worked in, inspection duties performed, types of pumps maintained/repaired/rebuilt, types of samples taken and tests run, records maintained etc. Also be detailed about your education, training and certifications/licenses and bring supporting documentation with your application.