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Plant Mechanic I
 
JOB CODE:151550
 
PAY GRADE:1150
 
SALARY RANGE:$28,646 - $39,653
 
LOCATION OF WORK
Department of Public Works
 
GENERAL DESCRIPTION
Under the supervision of an employee of a higher classification, performs skilled and complex work in the maintenance and repair of various types of large sizes of sewage treatment equipment. Work involves performance of preventative maintenance and repair of pumps, gearboxes, conveyers and bar screens. Work also involves light electric work, laying pipes, rebuilding pumps, and welding. An employee of this class may be on twenty-four hour call. Work is reviewed for results obtained. Performs other work as requested.
 
ESSENTIAL WORK TASKS
Installs pumps; removes pumps; repacks pumps; rebuilds R.A.S. pumps. Gets materials for a job; requests materials; makes gaskets. Checks pumping stations; keeps work area clean; turns stations on and off for TV crew. Does light electrical work; disconnects electric motors, checks voltage, amps. Repairs bar screens, basins and basin drive units, sludge pumps, pumping stations. Operates fork truck; operates storm water pumping station. Works on and maintains various types of large sizes of sewage treatment equipment; maintains various types of pumps, i.e., grit and grit classifier, plunger, sump, sludge/scum, primary and plant effluent, recirculation, etc.
 
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of the principles, practices and procedures of electrical systems. Knowledge of principles, practices, and procedures of machines and motors. Knowledge of principles, practices, and procedures of preventative maintenance. Skill in the safe operation of a variety of hand tools. Skill in the safe operation of a light motor vehicle. Ability to work with close tolerances. Ability to make mechanical repairs. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others. Ability to follow schematic drawings. 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 one year journeyman level experience in mechanical repairs.
 
SUBSTITUTIONS
Any equivalent combination of education and experience.
 
CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSES
Must have a valid Louisiana driver's license at the time of appointment and maintain throughout employment in this classification.
 
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.