The Maintenance Technician repairs and maintains tools and other equipment associated with installations; performs required routine preventative and predictive maintenance and other related work in Field services, Water and Wastewater Plant Operations.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
- Maintain electrical distribution, pumping, mechanical and chemical equipment.
- Rebuild and dismantle pumps.
- Complete repairs of heavy equipment and machinery.
- Perform alignments of equipment.
- Complete valve repairs.
- Perform routine preventative maintenance.
- Perform rigging, welding, cutting, machinery alignment.
- Complete predictive and preventative maintenance.
- Perform machinery alignment with pumps and motors.
- Perform plumbing and pipefitting.
- Perform shift work which includes all day, afternoon, night, weekend, and holiday assignments.
- Must possess a valid Michigan Driver’s License and the ability to drive a motor vehicle on all terrain.
- Provide on the job training.
RELATED JOB FUNCTIONS:
- Regularly inspect the working condition and maintain the cleanliness of equipment and surrounding areas.
- Replace and repair major equipment and tools.
- Collect and analyze process and performance data used to diagnose, repair, and perform preventive maintenance of water equipment.
- Print reading.
- Perform tests and report results.
- Maintain various records and prepare reports.
- Prepare specifications for new equipment.
- Must have the ability to work outside in inclement weather.
- Follow security and safety policies and procedures in carrying out work duties.
- Perform work-related duties as assigned.
The Maintenance Technician - Level 3 may be required to perform team coordination activities within the functional unit.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
- Computer Maintenance Management System
- Procurement/purchasing, receiving, warehouse/inventory, and service contracting procedures and applications/systems
- Tools, methods, materials, and practices used in repairing heavy machinery and equipment including some familiarity with methods and equipment used in moving heavy objects
- Exercise proficiency in various job duties in the various plants as well as all the equipment used in the job
- Effectively query and generate work orders
- Maintain and update various databases and automated records
- Weld, braze, and cut with electric arc and acetylene torch
- Use advanced technology
- Utilize cranes
- Complete arithmetic computation
- Read and interpret schematics
- Create, plan, schedule, and close work orders
- Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
- Understand and follow verbal and written instructions
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others
- Perform rigging process
- Direct team activities or work as a team member
- Communicate frequently with team members and other units across the Organization about the process, equipment, or potential problems
- Effectively utilize appropriate security and safety equipment and procedures
- Effectively perform shop math
- Maintain regular and reliable attendance
- Develop proficiency in unit specific operations and software
REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE (position requirements at entry):
- High School or GED
- One year of general laboring, treatment plant operations, mechanical maintenance, and repair, facilities maintenance or electrical repair work, or equivalent training in a related field
- Advance to Level 2 and obtain a Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator D Certification within three (3) years of Level 1 designation
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.
This position requires the ability to climb ladders, scaffolding, work in confined spaces, elevated locations and descend underground, lift a minimum of 50 pounds, walk, stand, or work for long periods, demonstrate normal color perception, hear audible alarms and detect abnormal equipment sounds; visually inspect equipment and processes at any time of the day or night, pass a bio-mechanical physical, vision, baseline physical and annual fit tests, wear respiratory protection and other personal protective equipment; perform a variety of laboring tasks involving carrying, stacking, digging, shoveling, hitting, pushing, pulling and other efforts requiring considerable physical strength and stamina.
Environmental Working Requirements:
Work is performed in the field or plant environment. Work may be performed in confined spaces, hazardous areas that require respiratory protection and personal protective equipment (PPE), and under slippery and wet conditions.
This position is subject to random drug and alcohol testing