TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES:
- Constructs, maintains, and repairs piping systems, equipment, etc. related to water production and pumping facilities.
- Installs, repairs, maintains and replaces defective parts in pumps, motors, generators, and related equipment;
- Operates various power and hand equipment and testing devices including drills, lathes, polishers, sanders, welding equipment, overhead cranes, battery chargers and other devices for repairing and testing pumping equipment;
- Basic knowledge of electricity as it pertains to equipment operation and safety including electric generating systems;
- Disconnects electrical sources, uses lockout/tag out procedures to block electrical sources; reconnects and operates equipment at panel for maintenance purposes;
- Installs, maintains and repairs electromechanical, electronic and electrical components of equipment and machinery, including transformers, exciters, generators and pneumatic and hydraulic devices;
- Interprets blueprints, specifications, or work orders to determine nature of work required, requests material and supplies required;
- Must be able to weld, cut pipe and solder. May perform related tasks and may assist other craftsmen on repairs or installation projects;
- Inspects equipment, diagnoses the cause of equipment failure and malfunction, and makes decisions to repair, replace or rebuild parts;
- Maintains accurate records concerning inventory and maintenance via computerized programs and/or other acceptable accounting methods;
- Maintains a record of repair work that is requested and completed;
- Maintains records on pumping equipment and supplies;
- Maintains a clean and orderly work area, sees that the tools and equipment are used properly and maintained in safe working condition.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:
Good knowledge of the principles, methods, materials, and tools of the pump and piping trade; ability to make a variety of pump or piping repairs and installations rapidly and accurately; ability to read and interpret plans, blueprints and specifications; mechanical aptitude and manual dexterity; initiative and resourcefulness; industry and dependability; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position. Thorough knowledge of repair and maintenance characteristics and servicing of a variety of pumping and electrical generating equipment. Thorough knowledge of accident and safety precautions of the trade. Skill in the use and care of tools, machinery and equipment of the pump and piping trade. Ability to: repair and overhaul pump and generating equipment, adapt available tools and repair parts to specific repair problems, diagnose mechanical difficulties readily, operate microcomputer and/or computer terminal. Ability to get along well with others and to understand and carry out complex oral and written instructions and to work from diagrams, sketches and defective parts.
A) Graduation from high school or vocational school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma supplemented by completed courses in Plumbing, Small Engine Repairs and Welding and five (5) years of experience in maintenance work including the skilled plumbing trade, small engine repairs and pumps or piping;
B) Nine (9) years of experience in the maintenance and repair of pumps, construction and/or mechanical equipment;
C) An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of (A) and (B).
Must posses a valid New York State Class D Drivers License and obtain a Class A commercial drivers license within the 6 month probationary period.
Must have the ability to obtain a Class D Distribution System Water Operator License issued by the State of New York and obtain same within 1 year of appointment.
Verifiable part-time and/or volunteer experience will be pro-rated toward full-time experience requirements.