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Pump Maintenance Mechanic

at Town of Apex, North Carolina

Pay: $19.72 to $32.55/hour
$19.72 - $32.55
Posted: 10/4/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2537260
Keywords: plumbing

Job Description

Overall Job Objective


Performs responsible technical and skilled work in the operation, preventive  maintenance, and repair and replacement of machinery and equipment in the water and sewer pumping stations throughout the Town. Typical hiring range ($19.72-$21.72).  A starting salary above that range will be considered for highly qualified individuals.

Apply immediately this position may close without notice. 

Typical Tasks

  • Performs pump station checks 7 days a week to maintain and repair pumps, motors, and hydraulic systems, and other apparatus and equipment; maintains records of work activities..
  • Troubleshoots high voltage equipment;  tightens electrical components in control panels and replaces as needed; wears fire retardant clothing.
  • Performs preventive maintenance inspections such as checking and lubricating bearings, gear boxes, checking and replacing filters, cleaning out wet wells, packing pumps, mowing, and other preventive maintenance activities.
  • Checks and maintains AVR's and repairs or replaces as needed; pumps out  ARV manholes due to groundwater or sewer failure.
  • Checks voltages coming into the generator transfer switches; replaces block heaters or hoses on generators when needed.
  • Inspects and makes necessary repairs to chemical feed site, pumps or odor control system.
  • Inspects SCADA telemetry system and replaces when needed; programs new SCADA telemetry and checks for correct operation.
  • Inspects dialers and replaces when needed; programs new dialers and checks for correct operation.
  • Uses safety equipment, gas monitor and tripod.
  • Troubleshoots, diagnoses, and repairs parts or equipment due to failure.
  • Dismantles and overhauls various plant equipment; cleans, replaces and repairs gauges, grit collectors, grinders, pumps, diffusers, engines, blowers, and chlorinators.
  • Prepares and maintains records of work activities.
  • Identifies and obtains necessary repair parts and materials.
  • Performs maintenance on generators and switch gears.
  • Meets with vendors and contractors at pump site; unloads unloading chemicals.
Additional Job Duties
  • May mow and trim grass around pump stations.
  • Helps repair sewer or water lines required; May operate snow plows and removal equipment.
  • Performs related duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Considerable knowledge of the installation, repair, and maintenance of the mechanical, plumbing, and hydraulic components of water and/or wastewater treatment plants and pumping stations.
  • Considerable knowledge of the occupational hazards and necessary safety precautions of the work.
  • Considerable knowledge of the tools, parts, and methods associated with diagnosing, repairing, and maintaining equipment.
  • Some knowledge of the principles of organic and inorganic chemistry.
  • Some knowledge of state laws regulating water and wastewater treatment and the standard procedures necessary to meet permitted requirements.
  • Skill in the use and care of tools of the trade.
  • Ability to detect malfunctioning of pumps and motors by observation, sound, and chart readings, and to take proper remedial action.
  • Ability to read and follow schematic drawings, blueprints, and written and oral instructions.
  • Ability to perform annual and semi annual maintenance of combustion engine powered standby generators varying in kw size.
  • Ability to conduct periodic exercise and testing of generators.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and supervisor.
  • Ability to prepare and maintain accurate and records and prepare reports.

Minimum and Preferred Qualifications

Graduation from high school supplemented by courses in mechanical or plumbing trades, and considerable experience including mechanical and pump repair; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Special Requirements
  • Possession of a valid North Carolina commercial drivers' license
  • Ability to obtain Collection System Grade 1 certification within one year of employment.
  • Requires drug testing and background verification including references and criminal record checks prior to employment.
An Equal Opportunity Employer