CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS
Under general supervision of the Lift Station Supervisor and/or Sewage collection Supervisor. Performs skilled work in the maintenance, repair and/or replacement of wastewater lift station electrical motors, panels, equipment, and associated components. Position will require employee to supervise one or more helpers and be responsible for such work in terms of quality and production. Due to the nature of sewage lift stations it may be necessary at times to work through normal lunch and break periods; however, these periods will be allowed after service is restored. At times it will also be necessary to work unscheduled overtime in order to restore lift station services. Position will require employee to take part in a rotating emergency call out schedule and be accountable for responding to and properly handling all after hour lift station alarms during that time.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
A. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Performs scheduled maintenance on lift station electrical motors, panels, equipment, and associated components.
Repair and/or replace lift station motors, electrical panels and structural wiring.
Repair and/or replace lift station telemetry components and units.
Assist and work along side of mechanics in repair and/or replacement of lift station pumps and associated piping.
Diagnose lift station electrical problems and be able to instigate proper repair procedures.
Work within confined spaces such as sewage wet wells, manholes and "can" type lift stations.
Operate and maintain electrical equipment in accordance with manufacturer instructions.
Uses a variety of electronic testing equipment to ensure accurate diagnosis of problems encountered.
Maintains accurate records on each lift station, completes assigned work orders, generated work orders and material requisitions as needed through lift station supervisor.
Understand, create and/or follow schematic diagrams as needed to correctly depict electrical wiring installations.
Calibrate and adjust bubbler systems and electronic flow meters.
Work with local code enforcement inspectors and associated pump, motor, panel and component representatives.
Receive and diagnose computer generated telemetry reports on status of individual stations and lift station systems in general.
A. TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
Minimum five (5) years electrical experience in the installation, repair and maintenance of pump motors and other associated lift station equipment. Must possess valid Brevard County Journeyman Electrician certificate of competency (documentation required). Must be able to adequately perform periodic heavy manual labor under adverse conditions. Must have dependable safety and work record. Must have valid State of Florida Drivers license, or have a valid out-of-state license with the ability to obtain the Florida within 30 days of employment. High School diploma or G.E.D. certificate is required. Wastewater Collection Technician Class C certification is preferred.
Employee will be required to participate in rotational call duty scheduled for after hours emergencies.
B. KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS
Knowledge of occupational safety rules and practices as they relate to confined spaces and electrical equipment.
Knowledge of general geographic area.
Skills necessary to perform trade in a variety of working conditions including confined spaces.
Skill in the safe operation of associated mechanical, electrical and electronic equipment as it relates to the installation, repair and maintenance of lift station pumps, motors, electrical panels, associated components and structural wiring. This equipment may include but not limited to hydraulic and/or manually operated hoist, portable power tools, volt/amp meters, portable 50 kw/100 kw generators and various electronic diagnostic equipment.
Knowledge of principles, scope and function of different types lift stations utilized by City.
Knowledge and ability to adequately respond to and troubleshoot emergency lift station problems as they may arise.
Knowledge, ability and skill to break down and rebuild various lift station motors, electrical panels and other associated electrical equipment as it pertains to lift stations.
Ability to deal with the public and fellow employees in a professional and effective manner.
Knowledge of principles and skilled in the practices of the industrial electrical trade.
Knowledge of methods, tools, and materials in the repair and maintenance of lift station electrical systems.
Knowledge of local and national electrical codes.
Ability and skill to diagnose electrical problems and determine the time and materials required to effect repair.
Ability to interpret electrical schematic diagrams.
Ability to direct the work activities of other lift station personnel.
Ability to diagnose and work with computer generated lift station status reports and computer control systems.
C. PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS
Ability to read and comprehend work orders, equipment/tool manuals, safety manuals, computer screen, computer print outs, and other printed and/or written material as it relates to the job.
Ability to understand and comprehend area maps as they relate to lift stations, sewer mains, and sewage treatment facilities. Also understand and comprehend pump and/or motor diagrams.
Ability to identify and comprehend colors as they relate to traffic and/or road signs, safety equipment, utility markings, electrical wiring, motors/panel/pump diagrams, and other utility related materials.
Ability to hear and understand instructions and directions given in the English language and spoken in a normal tone of voice with someone face-to-face and over two-way radio. Hear verbal warnings and basic instructions given by co-workers while working in noisy environments, confined spaces or in the immediate vicinity of heavy equipment, and/or lift station pumps/motors that are in operations.
Ability to verbally communicate with co-workers and others in the English language face-to-face and over two-way radio.
Ability to write up work orders, warehouse material requisitions, vehicle service forms, and brief explanations that relate to job task and/or problems in a legible and understandable manner.
Ability to type instructions on computer key board and use touch tone telephone dialing keys in an efficient manner.
Ability to use a variety of manually operated and/or electric/pneumatic powered hand held tools such as, but not necessarily limited to, socket wrenches, open end box wrenches, screw drivers, drills, impact drivers, and saws in an efficient and effective manner. At times, may be required to use such tools while bending, kneeling, stooping, standing, sitting, and/or stretching. May be required to use such tools while moving laterally in any of the above mentioned positions or while standing on ladder and/or scaffold. May also be required to use any such tools while retaining any of these positions for uninterrupted periods up to two hours.
Ability to set up and operate large tools such as pneumatic jack hammer, hydraulic and diesel powered pumps, hydraulic and gasoline driven saws, and other associated tools that weigh between 25 lbs. and 100 lbs. Will be required to assist and/or work with others in the set up and operation of any such equipment that weighs over 100 lbs.
Ability to lift and carry (up to 100 yds.) items weighing up to 75 lbs. Also carry such items over uneven terrain and load/unload such items from vehicle. Lift overhead, items weighing up to 30 lbs.
Ability to lift and carry items which are considered hard to grasp and or hold onto. Hold items weighing up to 20 lbs. for extended periods. Walk over and around cluttered work areas and uneven surfaces. Climb up and down ladders and/or steps. Set up and work from ladders and scaffolding. Work while standing on uneven and/or wet surfaces.
Ability to work in confined spaces such as small above ground lift station structures, underground or "can"type lift stations, lift station wet wells, lift station valve vaults, sewer manholes and excavated holes/ditches. At times such work may continue for extended periods.
Ability and willingness to work in confined spaces that have toxic atmospheres while wearing life line connected safety harness and/or self contained breathing apparatus.
Ability to work in and around raw sewage while wearing protective gear.
Ability to work during night and/or early morning hours or for extended periods when required.
Ability to work and perform manual labor for extended periods in all weather conditions.
Ability to perform periodic heavy labor as required.
Ability to maintain a professional attitude while working in close proximity with others in confined spaces and/or under situations of duress.
Ability to participate in weekly rotating "after hours" call out duty that requires prompt response on a 24 hour bases including weekends and holidays. During such times a responsible decision making is required within the guidelines of established procedures.
Ability to handle and work around liquid degreasers and other such solvents.
THIS JOB DESCRIPTION IS NOT INTENDED TO BE AND SHOULD NOT BE CONSTRUED AS AN ALL INCLUSIVE LIST OF ALL THE RESPONSIBILITIES, SKILLS OR WORKING CONDITIONS ASSOCIATED WITH THE POSITION. WHILE IT IS INTENDED TO ACCURATELY REFLECT THE POSITION ACTIVITIES AND REQUIREMENTS, MANAGEMENT RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MODIFY, ADD OR REMOVE DUTIES AND ASSIGN OTHER DUTIES AS NECESSARY. THIS JOB DESCRIPTION DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A WRITTEN OR IMPLIED CONTRACT OF EMPLOYMENT.
Revision Date - 2/29/2008