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Plant Mechanic Progression

Under general supervision is responsible for semiskilled, skilled or highly skilled maintenance work involving the operation, installation and maintenance of various water or wastewater treatment plant mechanical systems and related facilities and other related assigned duties. *HOURS: Monday - Friday 7:00AM – 3:30PM.


Position Category: Labor and Trade
Requires Background Check: False
Position Code: 7422-0062SN
Department: Water & Sewer
Division: Water Pollution Control
Section: Southside Wastewater Treatment Plant
Pay Grade: See Below
Starting Salary: See Below

PM I- Pay Grade: LT-17 / Salary Range: $16.07 – $21.69/Hr.
PM II- Pay Grade:  LT-18 / Salary Range: $17.67 – $23.85/Hr.
PM III- Pay Grade: LT-19 / Salary Range: $19.44 – $26.24/Hr.

The Plant Mechanic positions, Plant Mechanic I, LT-17, PM II, LT-18 and PM III, LT-19 are part of a progression and the vacant position will be filled at the level that best matches the candidate’s education, training and experience.  Please refer to the Plant Operator Progression documentation located on the City’s Intranet Site.

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

Minimum Qualifications:
Plant Mechanic I – Graduation from high school or possession of a General Educational Development (GED) Certificate; and two (2) years of experience in non-journeyman, semiskilled electrical, mechanical, plumbing or other mechanical maintenance related repairs; or an equivalent combination of training and experience per Personnel Policies and Procedures, Section 128.

Possession of a valid Oklahoma Class “D” Operator’s License; must obtain a valid Class “A” Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) within ninety (90) days of hire; and must obtain both an applicable class "D" Water/Wastewater License as issued by the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and, if appropriate, an Electrical, Mechanical or Plumbing Apprentice License as issued by the State of Oklahoma within six (6) months of hire.

Plant Mechanic II – Graduation from high school or possession of a General Educational Development (GED) Certificate and three (3) years of experience in non-journeyman, skilled electrical, mechanical, plumbing or other mechanical maintenance related repairs; or an equivalent combination of training and experience per Personnel Policies and Procedures, Section 128.

Option 1:
Completion of twenty (20) accredited college hours in a related field, OR 
Completion of 300 hours of instruction in the applicable trade category that would meet the formal classroom education requirements for licensing by the Construction Industries Board of the state of Oklahoma or in another departmentally approved technical training area, i.e., carpentry

Option 2:
Possession of a Third Class Operating Engineer's License if working on low pressure boilers* AND
Completion of 270* hours of instruction in the applicable trade category that would meet the formal classroom education requirements for licensing by the Construction Industries Board of the state of Oklahoma or in another departmentally approved technical training area, i.e., carpentry, OR
Completion of eighteen (18*) accredited college hours in a related field;

Possession of a valid Oklahoma Class “D” Operator’s License; possession of a valid Class “A” Commercial Driver’s License (CDL); possession of an applicable Class "C" Water/Wastewater License as issued by the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ); and, if actively working on a journeyman license, an Electrical, Mechanical or Plumbing Apprentice’s License as issued by the State of Oklahoma and either Option 1 or Option 2 below:


Plant Mechanic III-
Graduation from high school or possession of a General Educational Development (GED) Certificate; and four (4) years of experience in journeyman level, skilled electrical, mechanical, plumbing or other mechanical maintenance related repairs; or an equivalent combination of training and experience per Personnel Policies and Procedures, Section 128.

Completion of forty (40) accredited college hours in a related field OR
Completion of 600 hours of instruction in the applicable trade category that would meet the formal classroom education requirements for licensing by the Construction Industries Board of the state of Oklahoma or 600 hours of instruction in a departmentally approved technical training area, i.e., electrical, mechanical or plumbing or a related area OR
Possession of a Plant Maintenance (PM) Mechanical Technologist Grade III Certification as issued by the California Water Environment Association (CWEA) Technical Certification Program (TCP) OR

*Possession of one (1) of the following as issued by the State of Oklahoma: Unlimited Journeyman Level Mechanical License; Unlimited Journeyman Level Electrical License; Journeyman Level Plumbing License

Possession of a valid Oklahoma Class "D" Operator's License;  must obtain a valid Class "A" Commercial Driver's License (CDL) within ninety (90) days of hire; must obtain an applicable Class ”C” Water/Wastewater License as issued by the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) within eighteen (18) months of hire.

Physical Requirements:
Physical requirements include frequent walking and standing; frequent lifts/carries up to 30 pounds with occasional lifts/carries up to 68 pounds; constantly lifts/carries up to 10 pounds; requires pushing/pulling a maximum force of 100 pounds peak; frequent reaching, balancing, kneeling, bending, handling, feeling, climbing, smelling and twisting and occasional crawling; and vision, speech and hearing sufficient to perform essential tasks.  Some positions within this classification may require sitting, use of magnification and good hand-eye coordination.

Skills Test 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:  hazardous materials, flammable liquids, confined spaces, cramped work areas, excessive dust, weather/temperature extremes, trench excavations, underground gas/electric/petroleum lines, rough terrains, cutting/chipping/grinding, hazardous/toxic atmospheres, sewage, damp/wet surfaces, snow/ice covered surfaces, insect bites, poisonous plants, toxic fumes/vapors/odors, confined spaces, compressed gases and high noise areas; and may be required to work overtime and be on 24 hour stand-by. *HOURS: Monday - Friday 7:00AM – 3:30PM.