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Plant Mechanic (Water Quality Mechanic)

Placer County Water Agency
Auburn, CA Full-time
Posted on July 14, 2019

To perform mechanical and electrical repairs to treatment plants and pumping plant equipment, pressure regulating stations, and other power driven equipment; to weld and fabricate metal work; and to operate and maintain the pumping plants.


Required Qualifications:

  • Practices, procedures, methods and tools used in the mechanical repair of equipment, pumps, motors and related power driven equipment.
  • Practices of electrical repair on equipment up to 480v.
  • Safety practices used in electrical, mechanical, pump and plumbing maintenance and repair.
  • Methods of welding and fabrication.
  • Water treatment and water distribution equipment and controls.
  • Basic mathematics.
  • Basic electrical wiring.
  • Modern office equipment.
  • Principles and practices of customer service.

Required Abilities:

  • Inspect and repair pumps, electric motors and related power driven equipment associated with Agency facilities and mechanical equipment.
  • Estimate cost, materials and time of repairs.
  • Use a variety of tools and equipment with skill and safety.
  • Weld safely with arc, gas, TIG and MIG.
  • Maintain shop maintenance and safety records.
  • Understand and carry out oral and written directions.
  • Read and understand blueprints.
  • Perform electrical repairs on equipment up to 480v.
  • Safely operate a motor vehicle and other work related equipment.
  • Conduct rigging for load lifting.
  • Operate a computer using word processing and business software.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Experience and Education:

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Five years of progressively journey-level experience in the maintenance of water treatment plant equipment, pumping stations or other related power driven equipment.

Equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade.

Completion of a recognized apprenticeship program in welding or mechanical, electrical or diesel maintenance. Similar training may be substitute for one year of the experience.