Jun 10, 2021

Senior Mechanic

$39.25 - $47.72 hourly
  • Orange County Sanitation District
  • Fountain Valley, CA, USA
Full-time Technician - Preventive Maintenance Technicians - Predictive Maintenance Other

Job Description

What do you value in your next job?
At the Orange County Sanitation District our Core Values form the framework of our organization and reinforce our professional work ethic. If the following values ring true with you, we'd love to invite you to explore our career opportunities further.
Honesty, Trust, & RespectWe aspire to the highest degree of integrity, honesty, trust, and respect in our interaction with each other, our suppliers, our customers, and our community.
Teamwork & Problem Solving 
We strive to reach OC San goals through cooperative efforts and collaboration with each other and our constituencies. We work to solve problems in a creative, cost-effective and safe manner, and we acknowledge team and individual efforts.

Leadership & Commitment 
We lead by example, acknowledging the value of our resources and using them wisely and safely to achieve our objectives and goals. We are committed to act in the best interest of our employees, our organization, and our community.

Learning/Teaching - Talents, Skills and Abilities
We continuously develop ourselves, enhancing our talents, skills, and abilities, knowing that only through personal growth and development will we continue to progress as an agency and as individuals.

We seek to recognize, acknowledge and reward contributions to OC San by our many talented employees.
OC San is currently looking to fill the role of a Senior Mechanic.

Under direct or general supervision or direction, performs technical duties and responsibilities in the maintenance, repair, service, and troubleshooting of equipment and machinery in wastewater treatment plants, pumping stations, and related facilities; performs preventive and corrective maintenance on assigned plant equipment and machinery; operates and maintains a variety of hand and power tools and equipment.

Specifically, this person will be able to work independently; communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing; adhere to established policies and procedures; perform technical tasks utilizing specialized industry techniques and tools (e.g. calipers, verniers, micrometers, torque wrenches) relative to the assigned area of responsibility; and establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted during work. This person will be part of a team that performs high-precision millwright craftsmanship work quality.
When assigned to Field Maintenance:

  • Perform work on process equipment in the plant, including boilers, pumps, mobile and stationary engines, air and gas compressors, evaporators, scrubbers, blowers, centrifuges, bar screens, augers, hydraulic systems and conveyor systems. 
  • Perform complex preventive mechanical maintenance on process equipment in the plant by inspecting and cleaning equipment, including but not limited to replacing oil, adjusting and/or replacing belts, gear boxes, pistons, rollers, filters, valves, gaskets and other related parts. 
  • Perform complex corrective mechanical maintenance on process equipment in the plant by troubleshooting cause of malfunction using visual inspection and precision measuring and testing instruments and replacing or repairing broken parts such as gauges, gaskets, plugs, coils, wires, bearings, drive lines, valves, pistons, rings, crankshafts and pumps. 
  • Rebuild equipment by disassembling, cleaning, and repairing mechanical malfunctions; reassemble, install and test equipment to ensure that it is in proper working condition.
  • As a Senior Mechanic, initiate and complete documentation for confined space entry procedures; may oversee and direct work of staff during a confined space entry or special project requiring a team to complete the task; read schematic drawings to determine location and layout of equipment; isolate and tag equipment to be worked on before performing mechanical maintenance. 
  • Complete and log daily written and electronic work sheets and service sheets; review equipment service logs for previous comments on equipment; complete work orders detailing work completed during maintenance and repair tasks; maintain all records. 
  • Read schematic drawings to determine location and layout of equipment; isolate and tag equipment to be worked on before performing mechanical maintenance.

Qualifications & Requirements

The successful candidate will possess: 

  1. High school diploma or G.E.D., supplemented by specialized training such as relevant trade school in the areas of mechanical equipment maintenance and repair; AND
  2. Three (3) years of increasingly responsible experience applying preventive and corrective mechanical maintenance skills on related wastewater plant equipment as well as analyzing mechanical systems and processes at a level comparable to a Mechanic with the District.
  3. Valid California Class C Driver’s License.

Recruitment & Selection Process

Vacancies: 1
(an eligible list may be established for future vacancies) 
Apply online at: www.ocsan.gov/jobs
OC San is seeking qualified candidates for the Senior Mechanic position.  Depending on qualifications and experience, candidates who are not selected for Senior Mechanic in the interview process may be referred to an eligibility list for a lower level position (Maintenance Worker or Mechanic). Referred candidates must be successful in an interview process for the applicable position to be placed on the lower level eligibility list.
APPLICATION FILING DEADLINE: Wednesday, June 23, 2021 by 5:00 P.M.
(or until a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received)
Hiring Salary Range: $39.25 - $43.28/Hour 
(starting salary will be within this range based upon qualifications)

Supplemental Information

Physical Demands
Must possess mobility to work in the field; ability to operate a motor vehicle to travel to various District sites, projects and/or meetings; strength, stamina and mobility to perform moderate to heavy physical work, to work in confined spaces, around machines and to climb and descend ladders, and operate varied hand and power tools and construction equipment; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone or radio. The job involves fieldwork requiring frequent walking in operational areas to identify problems or hazards. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate above-mentioned tools and equipment. Positions in this classification bend, stoop, kneel, reach and climb to perform work and inspect work sites. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects weighing up to 40 pounds, or heavier weights with the use of proper equipment.

Environmental Elements
Employees work in the field and are exposed to loud noise levels, cold and hot temperatures, inclement weather conditions, road hazards, vibration, confining workspace, chemicals, mechanical and/or electrical hazards, and hazardous physical substances and fumes. Employees may interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives, and contractors in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures.
Disaster Service Workers
All OC San employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the OC San requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.
Other Information
For the full range of duties, responsibilities, and essential job functions please review the Classification Specification for this position found on our website.
Applicants must clearly demonstrate, through their application materials, that they meet the minimum requirements as outlined in the job announcement and class specification to receive further consideration. However, meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee an interview. All properly completed applications will be reviewed, and the most appropriately qualified individuals will be invited to continue in the selection process.
False statements may be cause for disqualification, removal from the eligible list, or discharge from employment. All statements made on applications are subject to investigation and verification.
To ensure your application is accurate and complete, please review the Job Application Guide.

 Employment is contingent upon successful completion of OC San’s pre-employment process, which includes a background investigation and a physical examination. For some positions, this may include a drug screen. False statements may be cause for disqualification, removal from the eligible list, or discharge from employment. All statements made on applications are subject to investigation and verification.
Reference Checks will be conducted by OC San to verify employment related information for all potential employees once a contingent job offer is made during the background investigation process. This is done to ensure that individuals who join OC San are well qualified and have a strong potential to be successful in their employment. The extent of the inquiry will depend on the position being applied for, but will at least include:

  • Verification/Reference from current and past employers
  • Confirmation of necessary licenses, certificates, and degrees.

Please have all necessary documentation ready. Additional inquiries may be necessary depending on the position for which you are applying. Human Resources will also schedule a post-offer physical examination once a job offer has been made.

 OC San only accepts applications submitted via our online application system. Applications submitted via mail, fax or email will not be accepted.
 The provisions of this announcement do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained in this announcement may be modified or revoked without notice.

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