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Plant Mechanic Helper (Water & Sewer)

Under general supervision is responsible for performing a variety of unskilled and semiskilled tasks; works as a member of a crew engaged in hazardous and/or major repair activities involving City services or facilities, and other related assigned duties. *Hours: Monday-Thursday, 6:00AM-4:30PM.


Position Category: Labor and Trade
Requires Background Check: False
Position Code: 7424-0006EFW, 7424-0001EFW
Department: Water & Sewer
Division: Administration
Section: Sewer Operations & Maintenance
Pay Grade: LT-15
Starting Salary: $14.08

Essential Job Functions:
Performs maintenance and preventive maintenance of lift stations and related facilities

Performs non-journeyman semiskilled carpentry, plumbing and electrical work on lift stations

Operates computer for control of lift stations, data entry and retrieval

Maintains and repairs pneumatic compressors and controls and engine generators

Repairs motors, pumps and fences

Cleans wetwells and baskets

Troubleshoots lift station problems

Mows and trims grass

Cleans work areas and equipment upon project completion

Maintains worksite safety

Operates a variety of powered and medium to heavy automotive equipment

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential tasks.

Minimum Requirements:
Graduation from high school or possession of a General Educational Development Certificate (GED) and one (1) year of experience performing heavy manual labor involving the basic operation of electrical, mechanical or plumbing systems; or an equivalent combination of training and experience per Personnel Policies and Procedures, Section 128.

Good knowledge of basic manual labor practices, methods, tools and materials; and some knowledge of the hazards of the work.  Ability to perform heavy manual labor over an extended period of time in varying weather conditions; ability to understand verbal instructions and to read and follow written instructions; ability to learn and perform more responsible tasks; ability to use hand and mechanical tools and equipment; and the ability to courteously and tactfully communicate with fellow workers, supervisors, other members of the organization and the public in giving and receiving information.

Physical Requirements:    
Physical requirements include frequent walking and standing; frequent lifts/carries up to 30 pounds; occasional lifts/carries up to 68 pounds; constantly lifts/carries up to 10 pounds; requires pulling a maximum force of 135 pounds peak; frequent reaching, balancing, bending, kneeling, handling, climbing and twisting; occasional crawling, feeling and smelling; and vision, speech and hearing sufficient to perform the essential tasks.

Licenses and Certificates:      
Possession of a valid Oklahoma Class "D" Operator's License; and must obtain a valid Class "A" Commercial Driver's License (CDL) (some positions require a CDL with “N” endorsement) within ninety (90) days of hire; and must obtain a valid Class "D" Water/Wastewater License as issued by the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) within six months of hire.

Skills Tests Required:
Writing and/or physical skills assessments may be administered as needed for each position

Working Environment:   
Working environment is primarily outdoors and occasionally indoors, and in inclement weather.  May be exposed to the following: flammable liquids, traffic, cramped work areas, excessive dust, weather/extreme temperatures, rough terrain, cutting/chipping/grinding, hazardous/toxic materials, sewage, damp/wet surfaces, snow/ice covered surfaces, poisonous plants, overhead power lines, toxic fumes/vapors/odors, confined spaces, compressed gases, high noises, and oily surfaces. *Hours: Monday-Thursday, 6:00AM-4:30PM.