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Pump Mechanic I
 
Work Location:Department of Public Works
 
Starting Salary:12.4919 Hourly / $25,983 Annual
 
Pay Grade:1130
 
Special Recruiting Rate:
This classification has a special recruiting rate of step 6 starting salary ($14.48hourly) for new hires only.
 
GENERAL DESCRIPTION
Under the general supervision of an employee of a higher classification, performs skilled work in the maintenance, inspection and repair of sewage and storm water pumping and treatment stations. Work involves the responsibility for the safe and efficient operation of all pumps, electrical, and mechanical equipment at various sewage and storm water pumping and treatment facilities. Work is performed in accordance with a schedule, with special assignments received through daily inspections, or reports from supervisors. Assigned facilities are checked periodically for adherence to prescribed standards and for proper operational conditions. May train or supervise employees of a lower level classification. An employee of this class may be on 24-hour call. Performs other work as requested.
 
ESSENTIAL WORK TASKS
Inspects and rebuilds pumps, motors, blowers, compressors, drive shafts, and other auxiliary equipment. Inspects assigned pumping stations, treatment facilities, and controls for proper operating condition. Replaces defective fuses, wiring, starters, elements and coils; oils blowers and lubricates bearing, pumps and motors; repacks valves and pumps; replaces defective valves, motors, pumps and controls. Cleans and reinstalls float control systems; cleans and paints pumping stations, treatment plants and buildings. Repairs broken water lines; unstops sewer pumps. Works with several maintenance workers in doing major repair, maintenance, and installation work. Uses and maintains various hand and power tools. Maintains and submits daily reports. Operates and maintains light automotive vehicle.
 
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of the operation and maintenance of pumps and electrical controls involved in the operation of automatic pumping stations. Knowledge of pipe fitting and elementary mechanics. Knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions necessary for safe mechanical and electrical work. Knowledge of chemistry and hydraulics as applied to the operation of sewage treatment plants and pumping stations. Knowledge of electricity and the standard practices of the electrician trade. Skill in the use of tools and equipment of the mechanical trade. Ability to adapt available tools and repair parts to specific repair problems. Ability to understand and follow complex oral and written instructions. 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 one year journeyman level experience in mechanical or electrical work affording a familiarity with automatic pumps.
 
SUBSTITUTIONS
Any equivalent combination of education and experience.
 
CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSES
Position(s) of this classification may require a valid Louisiana driver's license or a valid Louisiana Commercial Drivers License (CDL) Class A, B, or C with appropriate endorsements. If license is required, must maintain throughout employment in this position.
 
OTHER JOB ASPECTS
None.
 
JOB CODE:151530
 
EXAMINATION
Plant Operations Series Exam required. Written examinations are available on most Tuesdays, 8:00 -8:30 am, check-in, Thursdays, *12:00 - 12:30 pm, and Fridays, (for current openings only) 8:00 -8:30 am check-in. Please call Human Resources Recruiting and Examination at 389-3132 to confirm testing dates and times. Test check-in is on a first come-first served basis. There are occasions where the test room is filled to capacity and applicants are asked to return on another day for testing. *Where written exam volume is expected to be high, check-in of applicants will begin prior to noon in order to complete the check-in process prior to the required 12:30 cut-off time.
 
APPLICATION NOTE
In your employment application, please provide details about prior experience such as: nature of mechanical and electrical maintenance and repairs done, 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 original supporting documentation with your application.