Santa Fe Irrigation District

Mechanic I/II

Onsite - Rancho Santa Fe, CA
$50K - $100K Annually
Full-Time
Application Deadline: 5/12/24

The Mechanic I/II salary range is: $68,000-$102,330. Please apply by completing an application this link: Job Opportunities | Sorted by Job Title ascending | Santa Fe Irrigation District Career Pages (governmentjobs.com) by the deadline, 5/12/24. 

GENERAL PURPOSE

Under general supervision, performs a variety of semi-skilled and skilled tasks in the installation, maintenance and repair of mechanical systems, facilities and equipment in the District’s treatment plant and distribution system facilities; maintains maintenance logs and records; assists with electrical, instrumentation and control maintenance and repair; and performs related duties as assigned.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS 

Mechanic I is the entry level class in the Mechanic series. Employees in this class typically have little or no directly related work experience upon entry. Mechanic I is distinguished from Mechanic II by the employees’ performance of more routine maintenance and repair duties. Incumbents typically work under immediate supervision while learning job tasks and perform their duties under general supervision as they learn procedures and processes in assigned areas of responsibility.

Mechanic II is the journey level class in the Mechanic series and is distinguished from the I level by performance of the full range of duties of the class series together with possession of a Grade 2 Mechanical Technologist certification issued by the California Water Environmental Association (CWEA) and a minimum of two years of experience at a water treatment facility. Employees at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new, unusual or unique situations arise and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies within the work unit.

Positions in these classes are flexibly staffed and Mechanic II positions are normally filled by advancement from the I level once the required certification and experience requirements is met and incumbents demonstrate the ability to perform the full scope of duties of the class.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this class.

·       Troubleshoots and repairs equipment malfunctions and failures associated with a variety of mechanical equipment including pumps, engines, electric motors, valves, pressure and flow regulators, emergency generators, air compressors, hydraulic systems, pneumatic systems, filters and chlorination systems.

·       Performs preventative and emergency maintenance on pumps, motors and related equipment; maintains appropriate records and documentation of repairs.

·       Assists with the installation, maintenance and repair of electrical and electronic equipment and instrumentation.

·       Inspects small, motorized equipment and vehicles; assists in identifying mechanical problems and making repairs; disassembles and reassembles equipment to clean parts and cases; cleans, oils and lubricates motors, generators, compressors, pumps, turbines and other mechanical equipment.

·       Operates trucks, forklifts, compressors, cranes, jackhammers, portable and stationary generators, steam cleaners, pneumatic, hydraulic and electric tools, and related tools and equipment.

·       Enters data on maintenance and repair work orders in the Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS).

·       Performs assigned duties while observing District safety policies and procedures and following safe working practices.

·       Responds during emergency situations, as required, including those occurrences after normal working hours and HAZMAT related events, such as hazardous materials release incidents.

·       May perform standby duty and follow the standby duty procedures, including the response time requirement of sixty minutes.

At the Mechanic II level, employees perform the full range of Mechanic I duties, as well as:

·       Overhauls and rebuilds pumps, chemical feeders and related process equipment; refers to technical manuals and manufacturer documents when repairing equipment as needed.

·       Reviews, revises and implements preventive maintenance schedules, as assigned.

·       Troubleshoots, diagnoses and repairs engines, pumps, blower compressors, boilers, gear reducers, turntables, filter assemblies, belt filter presses, generators, regulators, valves and other equipment.

·       Plans and lays out jobs from blueprints, drawings, schematics, sketches or verbal instructions; maintains records in the form of blueprints, plans and specifications for plant equipment and machinery.

·       Follows lockout/tag-out procedures to block electrical and non-rotating machinery sources; operates equipment at panel for maintenance purposes.

·       Designs and fabricates a variety of brackets, supports and other metal structures, using torches, welding and other equipment.

·       Maintains confined space entry and SCBA equipment and ensures records of performed maintenance are complete and accurate.

·       Will perform standby duty and follow the standby duty procedures, including the response time requirement of sixty minutes.

·       Responds during emergency situations, as required, including those occurrences after normal working hours and HAZMAT related events, such as hazardous materials release incidents.

OTHER DUTIES

·       Assists in setting up traffic barricades to protect crews from street traffic; excavates and shores up trenches using hand tools; backfills cuts, patches, repairs and resurfaces streets; cleans up work sites; installs, raises, lowers and grades valve cans.

·       Assists with monthly vehicle inspections and may perform basic vehicle maintenance.

·       Performs related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.

Mechanic I – A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be graduation from high school or a G.E.D. equivalent and some coursework in electronics, mechanics or machinery and at least 6 months of experience in semi-skilled maintenance of mechanical and other equipment; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Mechanic II – A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be graduation from high school or a G.E.D. equivalent and some coursework in electronics, mechanics and machinery and at least two years of semi-skilled to skilled mechanical experience comparable to Mechanic I or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Certification as a Grade 2 Mechanical Technologist issued by CWEA is required.

LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

A valid California driver’s license and the ability to maintain insurability under the District’s vehicle insurance program.  

Water Treatment Operator Grade I and Water Distribution Operator Grade I certifications issued by the State Water Resources Control Board are desirable within 12 months of date of hire.

Appointment to a Mechanic II position requires possession of the following certifications:

  • Water Treatment Operator Grade I and Water Distribution Operator Grade I certifications issued by the State Water Resources Control Board.
  • Grade 2 Mechanical Technologist issued by CWEA.

Water Treatment Operator Grade 2 and Water Distribution Operator Grade 2 certifications is desired for appointment to Mechanic II.

Recruiter Information:

Human Resources