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W/WW FACILITY MECHANIC - WATER OPS - MD

HARFORD COUNTY, MD

HARFORD COUNTY invites applications for the position of:
W/WW FACILITY MECHANIC - WATER OPS (PERM/FT/BENEFITS)
Start between $35,088-$65,000/YR
An Equal Opportunity Employer
SALARY: Annually $35,088.00 - $83 ,290.00
HOURS OF WORK: M-F; 7:00AM-3:00PM
DEPARTMENT: Department of Public Works
OPENING DATE: 10/09/19
CLOSING DATE: 01/03/20 11:59 PM
NATURE OF WORK:
This work involves the operation, maintenance and repair of the Harford County Water treatment facilities and stations. Daily and weekly job duties depend upon assignment area and
require learning and strict adherence to prescribed safety standards. If not already known, this classification requires the employee to learn the principles, practices and methods used in the operation, servicing and overhaul of mechanical and electrical equipment used in the various facilities. Duties include direction by other personnel and may also require work on an
independent basis. Work may be on a rotating shift, seven day a week coverage basis.
Employee receives close supervision from the applicable system Supervisor. Work is subject to outside environment, wastewater and drinking water conditions such as raw sewage, bacteria, viruses, wet wells, gases, odors, dust, chemicals, noise, heat, cold, etc.
The Department of Public Works – Division of W&S Operations is actively recruiting to fill positions as one of the following within their Water Operations section:
W/WW Facility Mechanic Trainee
W/WW Facility Mechanic
Through the recruitment process, a determination will be made on which position will be offered to a candidate, based upon the candidates' skills and abilities as it relates
to the minimum qualification requirements for each position listed above. The minimum qualification requirements for each role are detailed below.
Working hours for this position are Monday - Friday, 7:00AM-3:00PM; but may include rotating shifts and alternate schedules as needed for the 24/7 operation.
Please be advised this position will remain open for an extended period and the Department of Human Resources (DHR) will attempt to review submitted applications
through the extended process. However, upon submittal, you may not immediately hear from the DHR office.
10/4/2019 Job Bulletin
http://agency.governmentjobs.com/harford/job_bulletin.cfm?JobID=2593065 2/4
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
(The following examples illustrate the work performed in the positions in the class.
Positions may require some or all of these examples depending on the organization of
work within the department. The list is not inclusive. A position may require duties
not listed, if necessary, to accomplish the work of the department.)
1. Has prior knowledge or the ability to learn how to start and stop pumps, regulates valves
and observes flow.
2. Reads various charts, gauges and dials and records reading on log sheets; changes charts
on a routine basis.
3. Performs scheduled preventive maintenance on pumps, electrical motors, generators, and
related mechanic equipment. Operate and maintain generators and associated
equipment. Maintains a preventative maintenance record on each piece of equipment.
4. Has prior knowledge or the ability to learn how to repair pumps or related equipment, to
include pulling the equipment and replacing major parts such as impellers and bearings.
5. Adjusts and lubricates packing glands and other components, as needed.
6. Maintains the facility buildings and grounds as required.
7. Has prior knowledge or the ability to learn how to adjust and repair electrical control
equipment.
8. Assists, reviews and/or assures contracted maintenance programs are properly executed.
Example contracts include: electrical, switchgear, generator, pump repair, flow
instrumentation calibration and maintenance.
9. Has prior knowledge or the ability to learn how to operate, maintain and respond
promptly to emergency conditions or customer complaints at various sites, including the
Southwest Facility home sewer system.
10. Has prior knowledge or the ability to learn how to operate, maintain and adjust chemical
addition processes in facilities related to pH and odor control. This includes addition of
such chemicals as lime, soda ash, caustic, carbon and ferrous chloride at various
facilities. Performs pH control work at treatment facilities under the guidance and
restrictions of a certified plant operator.
11. Attends mandatory training sessions on safety, new equipment or other County
designated training at the request of the supervisor.
12. Has prior knowledge or the ability to learn how to operate and perform minor
maintenance on electronic monitoring equipment such as telemetry controls, supervisory
control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems, laptop or base station computer systems.
Troubleshoots systems remotely through computer interfaces.
13. Maintains overall records and prepares reports, as required. Examples include providing,
maintaining, reviewing and reporting on the system-wide preventive and repair
maintenance records and work orders.
14. Maintain records, conducts root cause analysis, and prepare reports as required.
15. Maintains effective working relationships with employees, officials and the public.
16. Other duties as assigned.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES (ALL POSITIONS):
Familiarity with the functions of water and wastewater pumps and related equipment.
Knowledge of the design and composition of pumps, of simple pump repair and maintenance
methods, and of blueprint reading. Experience working with elementary mechanical, electrical,
and hydraulic principles and experience with simple equipment troubleshooting. Familiarity with
preventive maintenance concepts and processes. Ability to read charts, gauges, etc., accurately
and ability to maintain detailed written records in prescribed formats. Basic math skills. Skill in
the use of hand tools. Ability to follow instructions; to work cooperatively and effectively with
others; to climb, stoop, kneel, reach, lift, walk and stand for prolonged periods of time; to have
ability to lift up to 50 lbs., to drive a County vehicle while carrying out some assignments.
Worker is subject to odors and noise and inside and outside environmental conditions. W/S
Plant Operations: Must be able to wear a negative-pressure respirator and/or self-contained
breathing apparatus (SCBA). Must be able to enter confined spaces.
WORKING CONDITIONS (ALL POSITIONS):
Subject to hazards of working at construction sites, in confined spaces, around heavy
equipment, and in or near heavily trafficked highways; and exposure to adverse weather
conditions.
On 24-hour call for emergencies, flextime, or scheduled rotation of duties to cover a 6-7
day work week, to include weekends. Positions in this class may be required to cover a
second shift operation.
This class of positions requires occasional use of negative-pressure respirator and/or
SCBA. Level of use for employee will be determined during the employee's physical
examination with the County's medical provider.
This class of positions requires incumbents to maintain a clean facial surface at all
respirator points.
Employee will be required to maintain his/her Operator's license in good standing.
SAFETY (ALL POSITIONS):
Must comply with Harford County's Safety Manual.
W/WW FACILITY MECHANIC TRAINEE – MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
EDUCATION:
Possession of a high school or vocational-technical school diploma or GED Certificate.
EXPERIENCE:
Two (2) years' experience to include one (1) years' successful experience in a water
and/or wastewater treatment setting as a Plant Operator Trainee or its equivalent AND
one (1) years' experience in pump and motor maintenance.
OR
Two (2) years' experience in pump and motor maintenance.
LICENSE:
Possession of a valid Class "C" non-commercial driver's license with no more than three
(3) points. Please be advised this position requires a valid driver's license. Your
application will not be considered if you fail to include the full driver's license
number on the electronic application.
Persons selected for this classification will be required to apply to the Maryland Board of
Waterworks and Waste System Operators for a Water Distribution and they will be
required to obtain permanent certification within two (2) years of selection from the
original date of hire as a Mechanic Trainee.
W /WW FACILITY MECHANIC – MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
EDUCATION:
Possession of a high school or vocational-technical school diploma or GED Certificate.
EXPERIENCE:
Four (4) years' experience to include two (2) years' successful experience in a water
treatment setting as a Plant Operator Trainee or its equivalent AND two (2) years'
experience in pump and motor maintenance.
LICENSE:
Possession of a valid Class "C" non-commercial driver's license with no more than three
(3) points. Please be advised this position requires a valid driver's license. Your
application will not be considered if you fail to include the full driver's license
number on the electronic application.

Persons selected for this classification will be required to apply to the Maryland Board of
Waterworks and Waste System Operators for a Water Distribution and they will be
required to obtain permanent certification within two (2) years of selection from the
original date of hire as a Mechanic Trainee.
APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:
http://www.harfordcountymd.gov
OFFICE INFORMATION:
220 South Main Street
Bel Air, MD 21014
410-638-3201
410-638-3302
An Equal Opportunity Employer

  • This position was posted on: 10-15-2019.
  • It will be removed on: 11-14-2019.