Employment Opportunity - Mechanical/Electrical Technician

August 1st, 2018

Department/Unit: Waste Water
Reports to: Waste Water Department Head

Nature of Work:

General State of Duties and Distinguishing Features: Under the direction of the Waste Water Department Head, this position performs skilled tasks in the maintenance of electrical and mechanical components of the Waste Water Treatment Facility, Supervises, trains, and directs other employees when assisting in maintenance tasks. Assists other departments in electrical and mechanical maintenance as necessary.

Examples of Major Work Responsibilities: Performs administrative and technical work involving the maintenance and repair of the electrical mechanical equipment. Conducts regular inspections of equipment and performs preventative maintenance inspections and services. Maintains records of work performed including inventory records, and maintenance and service logs. Confers with equipment manufacturers and suppliers in the proper operation and maintenance of all Waste Water Facilities’ equipment. Assists Department Head in the evaluation and selection of new and replacement electrical components and other equipment. Participates in budget discussions for the Waste Water Facility. Install, troubleshoot, maintain, and repair a wide variety of electrical, mechanical, and pneumatic control systems and equipment. Maintains and repairs buildings and other Treatment Plant structures. Maintains a clean and orderly work area in the inventory storage areas. Maintains clean and safe electrical and mechanical tools and equipment. Assists other departments with electrical and maintenance assistance. Performs other duties as assigned.

Employment Standards:

Education, Training, Certification and Experience: High school diploma or equivalent education or any equivalent combination of education, experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job. Valid Level 1 State of Delaware Waste Water Operator License, or the ability to obtain one within the first year of employment. Valid Class B CDL Driver’s License is required. Valid Delaware electrician’s license with a minimum of three years of electrical experience in the industrial/commercial sector.

Skills and Abilities: Ability to maintain effective working relationships and communication with other city employees, elected officials, public officials, the public, equipment manufacturers, equipment suppliers, and repair technicians. Ability to read and interpret electrical, mechanical, and construction blueprints and construction drawings. Ability to read, write, and edit detailed operation and maintenance manuals. Skill in the use of computer software programs including the SCADA system. Skill in the use and care of bench and hand tools, machines, and equipment used in the electrical and mechanical trades. Ability to operate pumps, motors, conveyors, hand and power tools, and other miscellaneous machinery. Ability to operate bucket truck, boom lift truck, forklift, and other motorized equipment.

Special Conditions: Works with high voltage electricity. Exposure to hazardous chemicals and substances. Exposure to noise, dust, heat, cold, odors and other elements. Potential danger of slips, falls and electric shock. Passing a pre-employment physical is required. Ability to climb vertical ladders and stairs up to a height of 25 feet. Ability to lift and carry items weighing 80 pounds up to a height of 3 feet. Must be available to work flexible hours (i.e. nights, weekends, holidays). Ability to be “on-call”. Must pass a pre-employment drug screening test and a physical examination. A background investigation is required.

Applications are available at cityofrehoboth.com/government/employment-opportunities and at City Hall, 229 Rehoboth Avenue, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware 19971, Monday through Friday, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.