Department of Human Resources

Current Job Listings



Fleet Mechanic

The city of Lakewood has vacancies for two (2) Fleet Mechanics in our Department of Public Works, Division of Fleet Management.  The negotiated rate range is $24.17 – 25.43/hour and the normal working hours are 6:30am – 3:00pm, however, shift hours will vary by season and need per the negotiated contract

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Must have the ability to lift and/or pull 50 to 150 lbs. with or without mechanical or other assistance frequently throughout the work day; must have the ability to climb in and out of vehicles or equipment, and work from ladders and platforms; must be able to perform physical demands (i.e., bending, reaching, climbing, squatting, standing and extensive use of hands, arms, fingers, and legs); must be able to work in all weather conditions; must be able to work around chemicals, dust, heat, fumes and pungent odors, using prescribed safety equipment and procedures.  Must be knowledgeable and able to perform all maintenance aspects of vehicles, equipment, machinery and specialty items of motor vehicle fleet to the Department’s established standards; must be able to evaluate damage to determine necessary repair or replacement of parts on automotive, trucks and various equipment of all Departments of the City of Lakewood, including but not limited to salt trucks, dump trucks, plows, front-end loaders, back-hoes, sweepers, Vac-All and refuse vehicles; must be able to use all other mechanical equipment; must possess an advanced working knowledge of hydraulics and small engines, air brakes, pneumatics, 12-volt and 24-volt electrical systems for diesel and gas powered engines; must be able to read and understand electrical schematics and diagnostics trees; must be talented in the use of testing equipment, OTC diagnostics and software; must having working knowledge of all automatic transmissions and repair of manual transmissions; must have expertise, capacity and extensive field experience to make repairs on all types of City vehicles and equipment; must have the aptitude to diagnose and correct problems; must have preventative maintenance experience and ability to maintain a regular PM service maintenance for all equipment; must be able to work as a team employee among the work group; must have the ability to maintain records, open work orders and use lap top and desk station computers; Must be able to use software programs to perform diagnostics and repairs; must have the knowledge of safe work practice and best service repair practices in Fleet industry; must be able to prioritize and complete vehicle repairs in a controlled cost environment and work within established standards; must be able to follow repairs from any working shift or mechanic;  must have the ability to communicate clearly over the telephone and radio.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum of five (5) years documented field experience in equipment maintenance as a Mechanic, preferably in a Fleet Department or successful completion of Mechanic training from an accredited technical institute /college. 
  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent.
  • Must possess a valid Ohio Class A Commercial Driver License with less than eight (8) points.
  • Must possess tanker and passenger endorsements within 50 days of appointment.
  • Must possess certification for Heating and Air Conditioning recirculation, recycling and recovery as required by Section 609 of the amended Clean Air Act and filed with the EPA.
  • Must possess a minimum of four (4) ASE certifications within three (3) years of hire* (Master level preferred).Will be able to successfully interview for the position, which includes correctly answering at least 21 of 30 technical and/or hands on demonstration questions.  (20 technical questions and 10 hands-on demonstrations.)
  • Must satisfactorily complete a physical examination, drug screen and police background investigation.

* If an employee hired under this posting fails to maintain or obtain the required 4 ASE certification minimums after 3 years of hire they may bid on and transfer into another vacant posted position following the contract language for promotions and job changes or the employee may be terminated.  Each situation will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

GENERAL INFORMATION:

Employee may be required to work overtime, including some weekends, pursuant to the provisions of the current negotiated agreement.  Applicants may be reassigned as required

Interested applicants should submit a current resume and an application form (obtained from the Department of Human Resources or found on www.onelakewood.com) to the City of Lakewood, Office of Human Resources, 12650 Detroit Avenue, Lakewood, OH 44107. 

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The City of Lakewood is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

Chief Mechanic

The City of Lakewood is searching for a Chief Mechanic for our Wastewater Treatment Plant Facility.  This full-time position works 7:30am to 4:00pm Monday through Friday.  This key position pays at $25.20 - $27.75/hour.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

LEADERSHIP: must have the ability to direct by example the daily operations of all Mechanics and Maintenance Workers throughout the entire workday; must have the ability to prioritize, assign and oversee all daily preventative and reactive tasks performed by the maintenance unit employees; must keep a continuous flow of tasks performance by all maintenance worker unit employees; must be able and willing to verbally and physically instruct all wastewater employees on how to properly perform or assist with the performance of maintenance tasks; must oversee the general order and daily operation of the maintenance/machine shop; must be willing to assist in troubleshooting and correcting problems that may occur in other City divisions. 

ELECTRICAL: must be proficient in the installation and diagnostics of equipment using 480 Volt 3 phase industrial current; must be able to install, align and maintain electric motors up to 200 hp; must be able to install, maintain and diagnose motor control centers and process equipment control panels; must be able to install rigid and PVC conduit up to 2” diameter; must be able to calculate and install proper gauge wiring for process equipment applications. 

ELECTRONICS: must be proficient in diagnosing voltages and amperages used in process equipment instrumentation and have the capability to repair defects; must have the ability to install, setup, maintain and diagnose variable frequency controllers.

MECHANICAL: must have the ability to use all types of manual and power operated hand tools; must have the ability to diagnose and repair all types of mechanical defects; must be able to repair and replace all types of bearings, couplers, mechanical seals and sealant packing; must have the ability to install new and replacement process equipment; must have the ability to perform general carpentry and concrete fabrication and repairs.

MACHINING: must be able to set up and operate lathes and milling machines in order to repair and/or manufacture process equipment components including but not limited to pump shafts, shaft sleeves, pump housings, impellers and gears.

PLUMBING: must be proficient in the installation and repairing of plumbing (water, gas and semi solids) using copper, galvanized, black, PVC and ductile piping up to 24” in diameter.

WELDING: must have the ability to use gas, arc and mig welders in order to install and repair process equipment; must have the ability to use plasma cutting equipment.

HVAC: must have the ability to mechanically maintain the two (2) digester heat exchangers including their control systems; must have the ability to maintain the supplemental digester electric heat exchanger including its control system; must have the ability to maintain various small electrical heaters located in outlying buildings.

FABRICATION: must have the ability to work from sketches, blueprints and oral instructions; must have the ability to fabricate pump shafts and shaft sleeves; must have the ability to fabricate control panels using electrical, electronic, mechanical and machining skills.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT: must be able to work in tanks, pits and wells while observing proper safety measures; must be able to work around chemicals and chemical feed systems; must be able to work with daily exposure to heat, dust, pungent odors and fumes; must be able to periodically lift weights up to 75 lbs.; must be able to work off of ladders and work platforms.

PARTS/EQUIPMENT ORDERING: must have the ability to research and order parts and equipment utilizing proper City purchasing guidelines; must be able to communicate with vendors and manufacturer representatives of the various equipment used throughout the facility; must have the ability to assist management with capital equipment specification development.

RECORDKEEPING: must have the ability to keep neat and accurate records including but not limited to the following: supplies ordered and used, personnel and time utilized in performing specific tasks; must have the ability to enter maintenance data utilizing computerized software.

SAFETY: must be able to run and maintain a safe maintenance work environment in accordance with OSHA standards; must insure that all maintenance tasks are performed using proper equipment and safety standards; must insure that all facility equipment and tools have required operational safe guards installed and operational.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High school graduate or GED equivalent.
  • Must possess and maintain a minimum of at least a Class I Wastewater Works Operator Certification as issued by the Ohio EPA.  Management will consider applicants with Operator In Training (OIT) certification if that certification converts to a Class I Wastewater Works Operator Certification within four (4) months of the job being awarded.
  • Must have a valid Ohio Driver’s License with less than eight (8) points.
  • May be required to participate in testing at the discretion of the City.
  • Must satisfactorily complete a physical examination with drug screen and police background investigation.

 

GENERAL INFORMATION:
Employee may be required to work overtime, including some weekends, pursuant to the provisions of the current negotiated agreement.  Applicants may be reassigned as required

Interested applicants should submit a current resume and an application form (obtained from the Department of Human Resources or found on www.onelakewood.com) to the City of Lakewood, Office of Human Resources, 12650 Detroit Avenue, Lakewood, OH 44107. 

Application deadline is Monday, February 2, 2015.

The City of Lakewood is an Equal Opportunity Employer

School Guard

The City of Lakewood is seeking applicants for the part-time (approximately 2 hours per day) position of School Guard. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, have a high school diploma or GED and be able to satisfactorily complete a physical examination, including drug screening, and police background check. Salary $12.29 per hour. Applications are available in the Office of Human Resources, 2nd Floor of City Hall, 12650 Detroit Avenue, Lakewood, Ohio or online.

The City of Lakewood is an Equal Opportunity Employer