Maintenance Mechanic I - II - Transmission & Distribution

City of Greeley | Greeley, CO

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Posted Date 3/29/2024
Description Job Description

Salary Ranges: Level I: $21.54 - $28.03 Hourly

Level II: $23.70 - $30.82 Hourly

Hiring Ranges: Level I: $21.54 - $24.81 Hourly

Level II: $23.70 - $27.31 Hourly

Job Summary:

City of Greeley: Work, Live, and Play in Greeley:

The City of Greeley employs nearly 1,200 benefited employees with an additional 350+ seasonal and part-time employees in 16 departments.

We offer competitive salaries and excellent benefits. Plus, working for the City of Greeley means that you are working for your community. That's something that you can feel good about! And our employees do feel good - a recent employee survey showed that our employees are engaged and inspired, feel pride in their work, feel that the City is continuously improving and that they receive opportunities for career development.

In addition to competitive wages and a great work environment, we also offer excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life insurance, 401(k) + company match, generous paid time off program, 13 paid holidays, and a wellness program.

The City of Greeley is seeking a Maintenance Mechanic I - II to join the Transmission and Distribution division in the Water & Sewer Department. The Maintenance Mechanic will report to the Project Coordinator and will be responsible for maintaining the proper operation of all equipment and buried assets directly and in-directly associated with valves needed to operate the potable water system, The successful incumbent will provide daily preventative, predictive, and repair maintenance tasks on a variety of PRV vaults, PRV assemblies, hydraulic valve turning equipment, air vacs, inspection of vaults, inspection of safety equipment, entering confined spaces They will work with pumps, blowers, compressors, generators, . The incumbent works in the proximity of electrical switchgears and controls.

Experience, Knowledge, Skills:

Minimum Requirements

All levels:
  • Valid unrestricted driver's license.
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Current Class A Commercial Driver's License (CDL) or the ability to obtain within one (1) year of hire.
  • Required to participate in a rotating on call schedule, with the ability to respond on-site within 45 minutes.
Mechanic I:
  • Six (6) months to 2 years of experience operating a small water system.
  • Basic skills using hand and power tools.
  • Basic knowledge of construction prints, as-built drawings, and GIS mapping.
  • Basic knowledge of confined space entry safety processes.
  • Basic knowledge of small electrical crane operation.
  • Current Colorado Water Professional Distribution I certification or ability to obtain within one (1) year of hire.
Mechanic II:
  • Two (2) to three (3) years of experience operating a small water system.
  • One (1) to two (2) years of SCADA experience required.
  • Demonstrated experience using hand, power tools, and multimeters.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of equipment such as valves, PRV's, bearings, seals, packing, belts, and how they are used.
  • Moderate knowledge of construction prints, as-builts, and GIS mapping.
  • Current Colorado Water Professional Distribution 2 certification or ability to obtain within one (1) year of hire.
  • A combination of related experience, education, certifications, or licensure that will result in a candidate successfully performing the essential functions of the job may be considered by the hiring authority.

Mechanic I:
  • Six (6) months to one (1) year of SCADA experience preferred.
Mechanic II:
  • Vocational or technical training in mechanical/electrical system preferred but not required.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Knowledge of equipment such as bearings, seals, packing, belts, valve types, and PRVs, etc.
  • Ability to use a variety of hand and electric powered tools.
  • Ability to follow safe work practices.
  • Ability to read and comprehend Operations & Maintenance (O&M) manuals, and mechanical and electrical drawings.
  • Knowledge and basic understanding of PLC and related I/O.
  • Ability to read and comprehend instructions, electrical, and mechanical diagrams, and safely use of a multimeter.
  • Ability to work with assistance if needed after receiving instructions.
  • Knowledge of the business and organizational structure of Colorado municipalities
  • Collaboration skills, including the ability to work with others from different areas and backgrounds to reach a common goal
  • Computer skills, including the ability to utilize Microsoft Office programs (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.), computerized maintenance software management system, and the ability to learn and experiment with new software and systems
  • Interpersonal skills, including the ability to facilitate interaction, communication, and teamwork between others
  • Oral, written, and listening communication skills, including the ability to accurately interpret what others are saying and convey messages, information, concepts, and details accurately and clearly
  • Organizational skills, including the ability to set and meet goals and deadlines, manage appointments, create schedules, coordinate, and facilitate meetings, and make decisions
  • Ability to work under pressure, manage multiple concurrent and competing tasks and responsibilities, and adapt to changing priorities while maintaining personal effectiveness
  • Ability to prioritize work, meet deadlines, and stay on task when completing special projects and daily assignments
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and reliable professional judgment, as well as collaboratively with a team to achieve desired results
  • Ability to maintain a strong work ethic, positive problem-solving attitude, and enthusiasm for the work performed
  • Ability to self-start and take initiative in completing daily tasks and special projects
  • Ability to focus on activities that have the greatest impact on meeting work commitments
  • Ability to establish and maintain partnerships with a variety of internal and external constituencies
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and ages
  • Ability to navigate a complex political environment
Essential Functions:
  • Produces written records with clearly organized information.
  • Works safely around an industrial environment with 480-volt power and rotating equipment.
  • Performs housekeeping duties, or other tasks and responsibilities, as may be assigned.
  • Maintains the proper operation of all equipment and buried assets directly and in-directly associated with valves needed to operate the potable water system
  • Provides daily preventative, predictive, and repair maintenance tasks on a variety of PRV vaults, PRV assemblies, hydraulic valve turning equipment, air vacs.
  • Performs inspections of vaults.
  • Performs inspections of safety equipment; enters confined spaces.
  • Works with pumps, blowers, compressors, generators, air, and gas regulating devices, and gearboxes.
Supervisory Responsibilities: None.

Travel: May be required to travel up to 10% of the time.

Work Environment and Physical Requirements:

Work Environment
  • Exposure to various types and levels of machinery noise.
  • Exposure to all weather conditions.
  • Safe work practices around hazardous chemicals and gases.
  • Safe work practices around pathogenic bacteria and viruses.
  • Work in confined spaces.
  • Employee is subject to extreme cold/hot with temperatures below 32 degrees or above 100 degrees for periods of more than one hour; consideration should be given to the effect of other environmental conditions such as wind and humidity.
  • Employee subject to driving City vehicle in all weather conditions.
  • Employee may be asked to drive personal vehicle for business purposes.
  • Employee is subject to typical noise pollution--machinery/equipment: There may be sufficient noise to cause the worker to shout above the ambient noise level to be heard.
  • Employee is subject to vibration and exposure to oscillating movements of the body.
  • Employee is subject to hazards: Includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles/traffic, electrical current, work on scaffolding/high places, vaults, rough terrain, unsanitary, slippery surfaces with exposure to high heat and/or chemicals.
  • Employee is subject to atmospheric conditions: such as conditions affecting the respiratory system: airborne particles/pathogens, fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases, or poor ventilation.
  • Employee may be required to wear protective clothing or gear.
  • Employee is subject to working alone and/or with groups and/or attending meetings.
  • Employee spends extended periods of time at fixed workstation.
  • Employee may be required to conduct business in alternate locations within City buildings or field sites, sometimes in formal settings.
  • Employee may be required to work early mornings, overtime, holidays, evenings, shifts, or weekends.
  • Employee may have frequent interruptions; be required to multi-task; and have inflexible deadlines.
  • Frequent contact with the public--in person, via email/telephone, sometimes facing adverse or confrontational situations. Includes internal/external customers.
  • Moderate to considerable hazards reflect a frequent exposure to conditions that are unpredictable and may lead to injury; i.e., work is performed in the traffic right-of-way, on different construction sites, and/or with heavy and moving equipment, noise, high-volume traffic, or all of the above in all weather conditions; welding/shoring is performed in confined spaces as well as in excavations and trenches; field activities take place on un-level, rocky, and slippery surfaces.
Physical Requirements
  • Employee is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data/figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading of printed materials; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, and/or operation of machines (including inspection); using measurement devices--graphs and gauges; and/or assembly or fabrication of parts at distances close to the eyes.
  • Employee is required to have visual acuity for close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
  • Employee is required to have visual acuity to perform an activity such as: operating machinery where the job is at or within arm's reach and to operate motor vehicles or heavy equipment.
  • Employee is required to have visual acuity to determine the accuracy, neatness, and thoroughness of the work assigned or to make general observations of facilities or structures for inspection purposes.
  • Moderate to considerable physical effort that includes working from ladders in awkward positions, frequent use of light or medium weight objects (e.g., 25-50 lbs.) and use of medium weight tools; employee will perform manual labor, such as lifting manhole covers and grates weighing up to 100 lbs.; walking on uneven ground or river and ditch banks retrieving water samples or climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, and reach while operating in the field or storm system; entering/exiting manholes or vaults; walking near or across rivers and ditches; working in all weather conditions at times of excessive temperatures of heat and extreme cold, working in or near moving traffic with appropriate traffic control set up.
EOE Statement: The City of Greeley provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

ADA Statement: We are committed to an inclusive and barrier-free search process. We provide accommodations for applicants requesting accommodation through the search process such as alternative formats of this posting. Individuals with disabilities in need of accommodations throughout the search process should contact the ADA Coordinator at: .

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Salary24.79 Hour
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