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									City of Gainesville Job Description
Title:                              Plant Maintenance Mechanic I
Department/Division:                Public Services / Utilities
Pay Class/FLSA Designation:         9/Non-Exempt
Salary Range:                       $19,762 to $33,595 Annually

To perform mechanical repairs and preventative maintenance on City water utility facilities and equipment
including the repairs of pumps and motors associated with water production, wastewater collections, or
wastewater treatment.

Distinguishing Characteristics:
This is the entry-level class in the Plant Maintenance Mechanic series. This class is distinguished from the Plant
Maintenance Mechanic II by the performance of the more routine tasks and duties assigned to positions within the
series under close supervision. Employees at this level are not expected to perform with the same independence of
direction and judgment on matters related to established procedures and guidelines as are positions allocated to
the II level.

Receives general supervision from the Division Supervisor and the Maintenance Mechanic II.

Duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Essential Functions:
• Inspect, diagnose and locate complex mechanical difficulties in City-owned equipment; adjust, repair and/or
    overhaul the entire spectrum of equipment.
• Determine extent of necessary repairs; replace and repair faulty or damaged parts; determine repairs beyond
    the shop capabilities.
• Participate in a variety of activities including repair, preventive maintenance, and the pick up and delivery of
• Perform timely and economical repair of City pumping facilities including lift stations and Waste Water
    Treatment Plant equipment.
• Repair and/or adjust process control equipment and other equipment related to water production or
    wastewater facilities.
• Maintain City facilities, equipment maintenance and other related equipment.
Additional Duties:
• Perform related duties as assigned.

  Knowledge of:
  • Methods, procedures, tools, and equipment used in the overhaul, repair and adjustment of pump station
  • Operating and repair characteristics of a full range of City-owned equipment.
  • Modern methods of repair and maintenance of pump station equipment.
  • Operational characteristics of a wide variety of tools and equipment.
  • Safe work practices.

    Ability to:
    • Perform the full range of mechanical work including the troubleshooting of equipment for both major and
       minor repairs.
    • Accurately determine mechanical repair needs.
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    •    Understand and follow oral and written instructions.
    •    Operate and care for a variety of equipment including compressed air tools, valve grinder, brake lathe, tire
         machine and acetylene and arc welder.
    •    Operate and care of manual and power tools and equipment.
    •    Establish and maintain cooperative-working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
    •    Lift heavy objects and perform difficult manual labor.

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

         Two years of responsible experience performing skilled mechanic work in the servicing and repair of
         pump station equipment.

         Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade supplemented by specialized training in pump, motor
         and electric repair and maintenance.

         License or Certificate:
         • Possession of a valid driver's license.
         • Possession of a Class A CDL or must be able to obtain within six months when requested by

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully
perform the essential functions of this job.
• Regularly required to reach with hands and arms and talk or hear.
• Frequently required to stand and use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls.
• Occasionally required to walk; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
• Frequently required to lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.
• Frequently required to climb ladders up to 35 feet high.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while
performing the essential functions of this job.
• Regularly works near moving mechanical parts and in outside weather conditions.
• Regularly exposed to vibration.
• Occasionally works in high, precarious places.
• Occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles and risk of electrical shock.
• Noise level is usually very loud.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
functions of this job.

This job description is not an employment agreement, contact agreement, or contract. Management has exclusive
right to alter this job description at any time without notice.

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