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Pump Master Mechanic
 
JOB CODE:151540
 
PAY GRADE:1170
 
SALARY RANGE:$31,583 - $43,718
 
LOCATION OF WORK
Department of Public Works
 
GENERAL DESCRIPTION
Under the direction of a higher classification, performs technical electronic, electrical, and mechanical work involving inspecting, testing, adjusting, repairing and performing preventive maintenance on control systems, explosion proof submersible pumps and devices. Work involves the responsibility for participating in and assisting in keeping records of work performed during regularly scheduled, non-scheduled and emergency maintenance situations. Incumbents work around potentially hazardous equipment and exercise discretion as to the technical repairs of pumps and related equipment, and may be on 24-hour call for emergency situations. May supervise and perform lead worker duties. Performs other work as requested.
 
ESSENTIAL WORK TASKS
Performs technical electronic, electrical (120 to 460 volts), and mechanical work involving inspecting, testing, adjusting, repairing and performing preventive maintenance on control systems, explosion proof submersible pumps and devices (primarily in the shop). Detects malfunctions and takes proper corrective action. Reads and works from blueprints, drawings, sketches, specifications and other technical documents. Troubleshoots, repairs and tests air compressors, control panels and air release valves. Maintains storm water facilities. Requisitions parts or replacements for submersible pumps, air compressors, air release valves and other equipment. Modifies and/or adapts submersible pumps and equipment for special or emergency situations.
 
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of the operation and maintenance of a wide variety of pumps and pumping facilities, including top drive (line-shaft) and submersible pumps used in deep wells, and centrifugal and booster pumps for wastewater systems. Knowledge of clutches, gear drives, pump motor controls, hydraulics, level, flow and pressure measuring devices, auxiliary power supply and standby engine-drive pumps. Knowledge of the internal workings of explosion proof submersible pumps through manufacturers specifications. Knowledge of Federal, State and local codes and regulations related to assignments. Knowledge of methods, tools and materials in the repair and maintenance of electrical systems, air systems and mechanical systems. Skill in the use of tools and equipment of the mechanical trade. Ability to read wiring schematics and troubleshoot control panels. Ability to exercise independent judgment in performing major, emergency and routine tasks, as well as making recommendations regarding maintenance requirements. Ability to use electrical meters and monitoring devices. Ability to use computer equipment and software applications related to assignments. Ability to supervise/lead a group of skilled workers in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale. 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.
 
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
EDUCATIONAL AND EXPERIENCE
High school diploma, GED, or equivalent certificate of competency, and three years journeyman level experience in the operation, maintenance and repair of pumps and sewage pumping facilities.
 
SUBSTITUTIONS
Any equivalent combination of education and experience.
 
CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSES
Possession of a Class IV Wastewater Collection Certificate as issued by the Louisiana State Department of Health. Attainment of a factory trained certificate on submersible pumps from manufacturer within six (6) months of date of appointment. Position(s) of this classification may require a valid Louisiana driver's license. If license is required, must maintain throughout employment in this position.
 
OTHER JOB ASPECTS
None.
 
NOTE:
The work examples described in this specification are intended only as an illustration of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from job performance requirements if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the job.