Plant Utility TechnicianCity of Meridian
Job Title: Plant Utility Technician
Department: Public Works, Wastewater Division
Reports To: Wastewater Plant Operations Supervisor
Open Date: September 13, 2017
Close Date: Open Until Filled
Hiring Salary: $12.46 - $15.91 per hour, DOE
Salary Range: $12.46 – $18.69 per hour, DOE
This position performs a wide variety of grounds and facilities maintenance at the City of Meridian’s Water Resource Recovery Facility. Work includes a variety of construction, plumbing, painting, landscaping, basic concrete work, and related duties. Work is performed under general supervision and direction. Position occasionally assists in basic plant operational activities such as rounds, equipment service, equipment cleaning, and basic troubleshooting.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Performs skilled building maintenance, carpentry, painting, masonry. Repairs and cleans floors, showers, sinks, toilets, walls, roofs, stairways and carpets;
Troubleshoots and repairs locks, doors, cabinets, desks, closets and other minor maintenance items;
Cleans, plant facilities including clarifiers, tanks, electrical rooms and other plant areas;
Performs rough and finish carpentry work and repair on partitions, walls, ceiling tiles, doors, window frames, office furniture and shelves. Prepares and paints interior and exterior walls and buildings;
Performs varied grounds maintenance including weeding, mowing, trimming, pruning, removal and planting of trees, aerating and fertilizing lawns;
Sets sprinklers, replaces broken sprinkler heads, and adjusts automatic time clocks;
Performs irrigation system pressure checks, determines irrigation schedules;
Winterization of facility irrigation system;
Maintains fire lanes around buildings and property, and cleans debris from pathways, parking lots, and roof gutters;
Performs patching, pouring, and finishing of concrete and paved surfaces;
Repairs and maintains fences, gates, and parking lots;
Maintains mowers and other related grounds equipment and tools;
Performs seasonal snow and ice removal;
Utilizes light to heavy equipment to load and unload trucks, dig trenches, lay pipes, haul dirt, repairs pipes, replace bedding materials, and compact soil;
May repair, overhaul, and reassemble small gasoline powered engines;
Under direct supervision, assist with basic plant operational and maintenance activities;
Assists Wastewater personnel as required;
Perform other duties as assigned or needed.
One year experience performing facilities maintenance, repair, and landscaping including a working knowledge of general facilities maintenance to include minor electrical, plumbing, and construction methods, safety standards and general landscape care required;
Two years’ experience performing grounds and facilities maintenance preferred;
Chemical application license is desired;
Ability to perform varied facilities maintenance and cleaning;
Ability to safely operate a wide variety of equipment and tools including mowers and drills; safely utilize related protective gear and safety equipment;
Ability to identify and prioritize additional tasks.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Display an attitude of cooperation and work harmoniously with all levels of City employees, the general public and other organizations;
Communicate effectively in the English language at a level necessary for efficient job performance;
Complete assignments in a timely fashion;
Understand and comply with all rules, policies and regulations;
Maintain prompt and regular attendance;
Perform all essential and marginal functions as assigned by an authorized employee, supervisor and/or manager with or without a reasonable accommodation;
Must have working knowledge of industrial safety procedures and proper use of varied PPE such as: Personal Gas monitors, safety glasses, goggles, respirators, lockout tag-out, confined space entry etc.
Ability to provide quality service in a cost-effective manner to recommend improved methods of performing work;
Ability to work effectively as a team member;
Communicate with others in written or verbal form to optimize effectiveness and efficiency of inter-departmental operations;
Ability to interpret and follow application instructions for landscaping/grounds tree and shrub chemical maintenance;
Basic working knowledge in keyboarding, word processing, database management, record filing and have proven skills in Microsoft Word and Outlook;
Ability to utilize various types of equipment including a pickup truck, brushes, shovels, brooms, forklift, tractor, air compressor, front-end loader, mowers, trimmers, and other lawn equipment;
Ability to utilize miscellaneous power tools for plant maintenance, carpentry, painting, plumbing, electrical and cement finishing work;
Ability to utilize chemical application spray units.
Must hold a valid State of Idaho Driver’s License & safe driving record;
Chemical application license desired;
Ability to obtain a Wastewater Treatment Operator Class 1 or Operator-in-Training (OIT) license within twelve months of meeting Idaho Bureau of Occupational Licenses eligibility requirements is desired;
Must become certified on plant equipment (forklift, man lift, etc.) within 6 months of hire.
Work Environment & Physical Demands
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly works near moving mechanical parts and in outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is sometimes loud;
Frequently requires lifting and moving up to 50 pounds;
Employees work in/at heights, confined spaces and are exposed to mechanical, electrical hazards;
Employees work on stairs, expanded metal grates, uneven concrete walk ways, and rocky areas. Conditions may be icy, wet, and occasionally snow-covered;
Occasionally works in high precarious places and is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals and vibration;
Work includes protected exposure to infectious bacteria, bodily fluids, and chemicals;
Construction hazards during facility upgrades, including trenches, heavy equipment, and overhead dangers are present at the plant;
Work is performed during all seasons, with extreme heat, winter ice and snow conditions, including winter driving being part of the work environment;
Requires driving a motorized vehicle or maintenance equipment.
Drives a City motor vehicle to other City sites and other local areas.