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Chief Mechanic – Wastewater Treatment Plant

City of Lakewood Position Announcement
Chief Mechanic – Wastewater Treatment Plant

The City of Lakewood is currently accepting applications for the full-time position of Chief Mechanic in the Department of Public Works, at the Wastewater Treatment Plant. The hours for this position are Monday – Friday from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm. The starting pay is $25.70/hour.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

ELECTRICAL: Must be proficient with 3 phase, 480V in an industrial setting; install, test, maintain, troubleshoot & repair electrical wiring, fixtures, control devices & equipment; must be able to install , align & maintain electric motors up to 200 hp; diagnose, locate cause & repair electrical malfunctions to systems and components; perform preventive maintenance on electrical systems; ability to troubleshoot and repair PLCs; ability to install and program VFDs; read and interpret drawings, blueprints, electrical code specifications & schematics; proficient in the use of ohmmeters & multimeters; must be familiar with local, state & federal electrical codes; must be able to diagnose older electrical systems & bring them up to current electrical code standards; must be able to maintain accurate maintenance records in written and electronic format.

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 repair; must be able to set up and operate lathes and milling machines; must be proficient in the installation and repairing of plumbing using copper, galvanized, black, PVC and ductile piping up to 24” in diameter; must have the ability to use gas, arc and mig welders and plasma cutting equipment; must have a general knowledge of HVAC equipment.

Must be able to safely operate a forklift & high lift; must be able to lift 50 – 75 pounds above the head, be able to work from ladders & work platforms with the ability to work for long periods of time overhead as well as while bending or stooping; must have adequate eyesight & be able to pass the red/green color eye test; be able to communicate from a distance, have good agility, sense of balance/coordination & hand/eye coordination; ability to work in a team atmosphere with other members of the facility’s maintenance unit.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
• High school graduate or GED equivalent.
• 5 years of documentable full–time field experience working in an industrial atmosphere.
• Must obtain and maintain a minimum of at least a Class I Wastewater Operators Certification within 18 months of appointment. Present and former WWTP employees will have their remaining number of original months to obtain certification.
• Must have a valid Ohio Driver’s License with less than eight (8) points.
• Must satisfactorily complete skills tests at the discretion of the City, as required.
• Must satisfactorily complete a physical examination with drug screen and police background investigation.

GENERAL INFORMATION:
Employee may be required to work overtime pursuant to the provisions of Article 5 and Article 15 of the current negotiated agreement. Applicants may be reassigned as required.

Qualified, 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 will be accepted until May 19, 2017 or until position is filled.

The City of Lakewood is an Equal Opportunity Employer