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Maintenance Technician II

Newton County Board of Commissioners

Listing Summary

Purpose of Classification:

The purpose of this classification is to perform semi-skilled to skilled work to install, troubleshoot, repair and maintain water treatment and related facility equipment.

Essential Functions:

The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.

Performs routine and complex preventative and regularly scheduled maintenance and repairs on major industrial equipment at water treatment facilities: inspects, troubleshoots, disassembles, and overhauls equipment, such as cutters, bearings, chains, mechanical seals, gear reducers, sluice gates, compressors, lights, hydraulic controls, mechanical, structural and plumbing apparatus, belts, chains, conveyors, pipes and piping systems, and pumps; checks and tests close tolerance; services, lubricates and adjusts chemical feed and processing equipment; determines excess wear and pump efficiencies; and adjusts valves and carburetors.               

Provides routine and complex emergency and technical repair service to equipment and systems at water treatment facilities: reads and interprets schematics; disassembles and removes parts; inspects parts and analyzes test results to determine defects; diagnoses needed repairs or parts to be replaced; repairs and/or replaces broken and malfunctioning components; cleans, lubricates and adjusts equipment and machinery; reassembles equipment; verifies proper working condition and function; coordinates work activities with plant personnel; ensures work and materials are in compliance with manufacturer specifications; and makes recommendations to supervisor as required.               

Troubleshoots, monitors, inspects, maintains, repairs and reports problems for related grounds and equipment: maintains buildings, fence lines, landscaping, vehicles, HVAC systems, and related machinery; tests alarms, pumps, level control devices, generators, etc.; makes adjustments as needed; greases and adjusts packing on pumps; inspects piping, valves, actuators and pump pressure gauges, emergency backup generator, oil, antifreeze, belts, hoses, air filters, fire extinguishers and other equipment; mows and edges lawn areas; and creates and submits related work orders as needed.               

Maintains inventory of parts and equipment: orders needed parts, equipment and supplies; receives and stores orders; conducts inventory counts; and maintains all related documentation.    

Performs general cleaning and maintenance tasks necessary to keep equipment and tools in operable condition: inspects equipment; checks fluid levels; replaces fluid; greases equipment; replaces parts; washes and cleans equipment; cleans shop and work areas; monitors equipment operations to maintain efficiency and safety; and reports faulty equipment.

Follows safety procedures, utilizes safety equipment, and monitors work environment to ensure safety of employees and other individuals: places safety cones, markers, or signs to alert employees and citizens of work areas, wet floors, or other potential hazards; and locks and secures chemical and equipment storage areas.

Processes a variety of documentation associated with department/division operations, within designated timeframes and per established procedures: prepares, completes, receives, reviews, processes, forwards or retains, as appropriate, various  forms, reports, diagrams, equipment cut sheets, vehicle maintenance reports, purchase orders, invoices, work logs, and other documentation; compiles data for further processing or for use in preparation of department reports; and maintains computerized and/or hardcopy records.

Operates a personal computer to enter, retrieve, review or modify data, utilizing word processing, spreadsheet, Internet, e-mail, or other software; and operates general office or other equipment as necessary to complete essential functions.

Operates or uses various equipment, power tools, hand tools, and supplies in order to complete work assignments: operates and maintains service truck, lawn mower, tractor, forklift, crane, and other tools and equipment.

Communicates with supervisor, other County employees, vendors, and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, exchange information, or resolve problems.

Additional Functions:

Performs other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications:

High school diploma or GED required, with vocational or technical training in mechanics, electrical repair, or a related field; supplemented by three years of experience in repairing and maintaining water treatment plant equipment; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.

Specific License or Certification Required: Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver’s license. Must possess and maintain Backflow Certification.

Specific Knowledge, Skills, or Abilities: Must be able to demonstrate proficiency in performance of the essential functions and learn, comprehend, and apply all County or departmental policies, practices, and procedures necessary to function effectively in the position.

Performance Aptitudes:

Data Utilization: Requires the ability to determine, calculate, tabulate, or summarize data/information, following a prescribed plan requiring the exercise of some judgment. Includes performing subsequent actions in relation to these computational operations.

Human Interaction: Requires the ability to provide guidance, assistance, and/or interpretation to others regarding the application of procedures and standards to specific situations.

Equipment, Machinery, Tools, and Materials Utilization: Requires the ability to operate, maneuver, and/or control the actions of equipment, machinery, tools and/or materials requiring complex and/or rapid adjustments.

Verbal Aptitude: Requires the ability to utilize a wide variety of reference and descriptive data and information.

Mathematical Aptitude: Requires the ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division; the ability to calculate decimals and percentages; the ability to utilize principles of fractions; and the ability to interpret graphs.

Functional Reasoning: Requires the ability to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagrammatic form. Involves semi-routine standardized work with some latitude for independent judgment concerning choices of action.

Situational Reasoning: Requires the ability to exercise judgment, decisiveness and creativity in situations involving a variety of generally pre-defined duties, which are often characterized by frequent change.

ADA Compliance:

Physical Ability: Tasks require the regular and, at times, sustained performance of moderately physically demanding work, typically involving some combination of climbing and balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling, and that may involve the lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling of moderately heavy objects and materials (20-50 pounds).

Sensory Requirements: Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate colors or shades of colors, sounds, odor, depth, texture, and visual cues or signals.  Some tasks require the ability to communicate orally.

Environmental Factors: Performance of essential functions may require exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as dirt, dust, pollen, odors, wetness, humidity, rain, fumes, smoke, temperature and noise extremes, hazardous materials, unsafe structures, heights, confined spaces, machinery, vibrations, electric currents, traffic hazards, bright/dim lights, toxic agents, animal/wildlife attacks, animal/human bites, disease, pathogenic substances, or rude/irate customers.

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