The Vallejo Flood and Wastewater District invites applications for a MAINTENANCE MECHANIC ENTRY LEVEL to fill two vacant positions. The final filing date is November 8, 2018.
The District is seeking a Maintenance Mechanic Entry Level who under the direct supervision of the Maintenance Mechanic Supervisor or the Facilities Maintenance Superintendent will learn and/or perform mechanical repairs, maintenance and installation of wastewater treatment plant, pumping station and storm water pumping station equipment; and perform other related work as required. Work in this class involves performing preventative maintenance as well as the repair and adjustment of wastewater treatment plant and pumping station equipment, the disassembly of machinery and equipment, replacement of parts, reassembly, alignment and adjustment of such equipment.
Knowledge of methods, materials, tools and equipment used in the overhaul and repair of wastewater treatment plant and pumping station equipment including diesel engines, pumps, fans, blowers, motors, valves and piping; and of safety regulations pertaining to the work; and of lubrication methods and practices including the use of proper lubricants; principles of electrical installation, maintenance, operation and testing; machinist’s tools, shop equipment and operations; and of the working properties of various metals.
Ability to do combination welding; direct and assist in difficult repairs to electrical and mechanical equipment; maintain proper records and make oral reports; make sketches from broken parts for replacements; read Operations and Maintenance manuals and prints; read and understand wiring diagrams and blueprint of mechanical installations; work both inside and outside where you may be exposed to inclement weather, fumes, odors, and dust; work various shifts, weekends, and overtime; be responsive to call-out or emergencies at all times; enter and perform work in a confined space; accept constructive criticism from supervisors, coworkers, and subordinate employees.
Education and Experience: Graduation from High School or equivalent. Experience as an equipment maintenance mechanic for one year or three years of experience in a field of mechanics.
Licenses Required: Must obtain a California Water Environment Association Grade I or higher Mechanical Technologist Certificate within two years from the date of employment.
Must possess a valid California Class C driver’s license at the time of employment. The ability to drive District vehicles is a specific requirement for this position. For that reason it is the employee’s responsibility to maintain a driving record that is acceptable to the District’s insurance carrier or be subject to dismissal.
The Vallejo Flood and Wastewater District application and supplemental questionnaire must be submitted online by the filing deadline of November 8, 2018. Applications and supplemental questionnaire must be submitted using www.calopps.org or using the link at www.vallejowastewater.org
The most qualified candidates will be invited to participate in the examination process.
The examination process (which includes a one year probationary period upon hiring) may include, but are not limited to, a written examination, practical examination, application screening, oral board and/or selection interview. One or more of these steps may be used and in any order.
A written examination has been tentatively scheduled for December 1, 2018 and a selection interview has been tentatively scheduled for December 19, 2018.
Candidates successful in the examination process will be placed on an eligibility list. The list may be valid for up to two years. Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement to the examination process. Placement on the eligibility list is not a guarantee of a final hiring interview.
Successful candidates not currently employed in regular status by the District must pass a pre-employment physical and drug screen to be considered for an appointment.
About Vallejo Flood and Wastewater District
Vallejo Flood and Wastewater District is an independent Special District created by the State of California to collect and treat wastewater, and protect the Vallejo community from flooding. Since 1952, the District has protected public health and the San Francisco Bay by collecting and treating the wastewater generated by residents of Vallejo and the surrounding area. In addition, the District helps save lives and protects property from storm water damage. Every day of the year, skilled, dedicated District employees protect our health and environment using advanced treatment methods.