The Water Plant Lead Mechanic performs preventive and corrective maintenance to conventional and reverse osmosis water treatment equipment. The incumbent is also responsible for maintaining and repairing all components Water Treatment Plant.
Calibrates and troubleshoots electronic analytical devices such as turbid meters, differential pressure transmitters, flow meters, and chlorine meters.
Supervise the troubleshooting of new major equipment such as a hypochlorite generators, filters, and reverse osmosis systems.
Adheres to and accomplishes the Preventative Maintenance Plan.
Leads and mentors less experienced personnel.
Updates maintenance records.
Orients new employees to the plant.
Performs the duties of the Water Treatment Plant Supervisor in his/her absence.
Keeps supervisor apprised of work situations and problems encountered.
Adheres to Company safety policies, procedures, and programs.
Performs other related duties as assigned
Knowledge & Skills
Thorough knowledge of electronic analytical devices such as turbid meters, differential pressure transmitters, flow meters, and chlorine meters.
Ability to read, interpret and follow manuals, exploded view diagrams, engineering sketches, charts, and work orders
Ability to perform mathematical calculations required on the job
Ability to use logic in troubleshooting problems.
Successfully planning maintenance projects to completion, and meeting deadlines.
Must be able to recognize and initiate process improvements.
Ability to work independently with minor direct supervision.
Ability to promote strong teamwork.
Possess leadership qualities and ability to effective supervises up to 7 mechanics/operators.
Ability to communicate in English, both verbally and in writing
Basic computer skills utilizing Microsoft Excel and Word.
Additional knowledge and skills will vary by contract or assignment.
Experience & Education
High school diploma or equivalent.
Four (4) years of maintenance experience working with water treatment equipment.
Possess a valid driver’s license with acceptable driving record.
Additional experience/education may be required by contract or assignment.
Physical Requirements/Working Environment
Must be able to meet physical requirements associated with and/or pass and maintain medical examination requirements related to performing daily assigned tasks.
Must be able to pass and maintain a Respirator Physical and Fit Test qualification.
Must be able to work around chlorine gas.
Must be able to physically enter, exit, and work in water storage tanks and other confined spaces.
Must be able to lift/push/pull minimum of 50 pounds
Living and working conditions at the assignment location could be remote and uncomfortable
Long hours, exposure to weather and hazardous conditions
Personnel should be aware of moving on short notice and under adverse conditions