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Maintenance Specialist - Wastewater Operations

Company: City of Prescott
Location: Prescott
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:


Public Works Department

Pay Grade: 61

Pay Range: $19.72 to $27.61 per hour DOE/Q

FLSA Status: Non Exempt (eligible for overtime)

Deadline to Apply: 6/22/21

Position Summary:

The City of Prescott Department of Public Works is seeking an experienced, knowledgeable and collaborative professional for the position of Maintenance Specialist with experience in the wastewater industry. Under direct supervision of the Wastewater Operations Supervisor, the Maintenance Specialist will be responsible for performing general maintenance and repairs on facility equipment and property structures, in addition to performing grounds maintenance. Prior experience in a maintenance role at a wastewater facility and/or a mechanical and electrical background is required.

Education and Experience: High School Diploma or equivalent; progressive experience in the maintenance of wastewater facilities or related field with two years performing full-time maintenance work. The ideal candidate will possess strong skills in electrical, mechanical, plumbing, building & grounds maintenance, and computer programs. Must possess a valid Arizona Class D Driver's License and an ADEQ Grade I Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator certification or must be obtained within twelve months of being placed into the position.

Tasks: Perform maintenance in wastewater facilities including, but not limited to; buildings, vaults, structures, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, carpentry, masonry, HVAC, SCADA, generators, pumps, valves and meters. Perform electrical work on 480v, 220v, 110v and 4-20ma equipment; install conduit and wire; calibrate and install instrumentation and telemetry systems; diagnose electrical failures and determine necessary repairs or replacement. Other tasks include plumbing, cutting, threading, and welding pipe; installing and replacing pumps, compressors, motors, and related equipment; lubricating and installing bearings, seals, gaskets, packing, springs, and gears; installing, maintaining and repairing plant equipment including, but not limited to; bar screens, compactors, grit systems, mixers, pumps, valves, compressors, pipes, blowers, odor control devices, centrifuges, sodium hypochlorite generators, chemical metering pumps, sludge hoppers, conveyor systems, clarifier drive units, filtration equipment, gear boxes, and tanks. Job hazards present may include adverse weather conditions, exposure to raw sewage, chemicals, rotating equipment, hydrogen sulfide, noise, high-medium-low voltage, oxygen deficient and hazardous environments. Compliance with OSHA and City safety rules and regulations is essential. This position may be subject to emergency calls, overtime and stand-by duty as required.

Knowledge of: Computer programs and programming including, but not limited to MS Office, maintenance management systems, control logic, SCADA systems, PLCs and HMIs. Preventative maintenance programs, personal protective equipment, confined space, arc flash, chlorine, blood borne pathogens, lock out/tag out, hazard communication and other safety programs and procedures.

Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Communicating, verbal and written;
  • remaining organized;
  • maintaining accurate maintenance records;
  • troubleshooting and making independent, sound and timely decisions;
  • operating & maintaining mechanical and electrical equipment; working with power and hand tools, electricity, plumbing, carpentry and masonry.
  • Possess ability to learn and develop new skills, prioritize tasks and follow specified procedures, maintain flexibility and work with frequent interruptions and multiple changing priorities; work as a team member;
  • perform technical and complex maintenance tasks;
  • understand and interpret plans and schematics;
  • read, understand and follow manufacturer's operation & maintenance recommendations.

Physical and Visual Ability: Sufficient to effectively perform required duties and to safely operate required equipment and city vehicles as needed; must be able to see clearly, with correction if necessary, during both day and night, and in potentially adverse weather conditions; must possess ability to perform manual labor for extended periods of time and capable of lifting 60 pounds frequently with a maximum of 100 pounds.

Hearing and Speaking Ability: Sufficient to clearly, concisely and effectively communicate in person, over the radio and by telephone

Employee Core Beliefs

City of Prescott employees should seek to uphold the City's core beliefs throughout their day-to-day business and with every customer they come in contact with, both internal and external. Our core beliefs are: Act with Integrity, Work as a Team, Have Personal Commitment and Loyalty, Solve Problems, Take Pride In Excellent Results, High Level of Productivity and Being Nice.

Physical Demands And Working Conditions:

Successful candidate will receive a post-offer, pre-employment background screening to include:

  • Drug screening
  • Motor vehicle records check
  • Criminal background screening

City of Prescott Contact Information

201 S. Cortez St.

Prescott, AZ 86303



Phone: 928-777-1347 / Fax: 928-777-1213

Major Benefits For Full-Time Regular Employees: Paid time off; ten paid holidays and one floating holiday per year; employee and/or family health and life insurance; short term and long term disability; Arizona State Retirement and Social Security contributions; other optional benefits such as deferred compensation plans and additional life insurance. PROBATION: Each employee must satisfactorily serve an established probationary period. NOTE: When advised, reasonable accommodations will be made in order for an "otherwise qualified applicant" with a disability to participate in any phase of the selection process. In accordance with A.R.S. 23 - 493, this position has been identified as "Safety Sensitive". The City of Prescott is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

Keywords: City of Prescott, Prescott , Maintenance Specialist - Wastewater Operations, Other , Prescott, Arizona

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