Plant Mechanic-Assistant - City of Brighton

Perform a variety of skilled and semi-skilled tasks in the maintenance, repair and service of City water and wastewater treatment plant equipment, machinery and related facilities. This position must work well independently and with teams, while providing excellent, respectful customer service and human relations skills, which support the City of Brighton's mission and values.

Salary range is starting wage DOQ.
Position Open Until Filled.

Receives general supervision from the Wastewater and Water treatment plant supervisor, and/or Plant Mechanic.  The assistant Plant Mechanic does not supervise others.
Maintains, repairs and services machinery and equipment including pumps, valves, motors, engines, meters, drives, tanks and compressors.
Develops and implements preventative maintenance programs and schedules.  Performs preventative maintenance checks and servicing on equipment.
Welds and fabricates valves, piping systems, and other fixtures related to wastewater treatment equipment, and RO plant and well houses.
Reads charts, gauges and meters to determine status of the wastewater treatment plant, RO plant and well houses.
Operates and maintains a variety of equipment and tools in the performance of assigned maintenance tasks including welding and fabrication equipment, dump trucks, jack hammers, drills, pumps and air compressors.
Packs, lubricates, cleans and paints pumping equipment and motors.
Inspects and recommends the approval of work performed by outside contractors.
Purchases and requisitions supplies, materials, parts and equipment.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Knowledge of:
Methods, materials and tools used in the repair of equipment and machinery including pumps, valves and motors.
Principles and practices of water and wastewater treatment.
Preventative maintenance techniques related to water and wastewater treatment facilities, equipment and machinery.
Safe work practices.
Ability to:
Perform difficult and routine maintenance and repair tasks involving pumps, valves and motors.
Work independently in the absence of supervision.
Accurately read and record data from gauges and meters.
Perform moderately heavy manual labor.
Understand and carry out oral and written directions.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Formal or informal education or training which ensures the ability to read and write at a level necessary for successful job performance; specialized training in the maintenance and repair of hydraulic and pumping equipment.  High School Diploma or equivalent required. 
One year of experience performing work in maintenance or as a plant mechanic in a wastewater or water treatment plant.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to touch, handle, or feel; talk or hear; and taste or smell.  Employee frequently is required to stand, walk, sit, and reach with hands and arms.  Frequently exposed to outside weather conditions.  Occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  Occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; risk of electrical shock; and vibration. 
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
Moderate physical effort is required by occasionally lifting and/or moving up to 50 pounds. 
The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.  Very loud conditions may be encountered during operation of some equipment.
Current, valid Colorado Driver's License with good driving record.
.Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.
Ability to complete FEMA IS 100 and IS 700 training within six (6) months of hire.

SALARY: $19.07 - $21.20 DOQ
DIVISION: RO Water Treatment Plant

OPENING DATE: 06/04/18
Open Until Filled


Brighton City Hall
500 S 4th Avenue
Brighton, CO 80601
(303) 655-2098

Position #18-00103


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