Plant Operations & Maintenance Technician A, B, C, D

Salary: $18.55 - $32.35 (Depends on Certification) (Non-Exempt)
Job Type: Full Time
Shift: 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Must be able to work other shifts as needed.
Recruitment Period: Open Until Filled

Job Description

This job classification has been designated as a safety sensitive job classification in accordance with the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana and Patient Protection Act, 63 O.S., § 427.1 et seq., (OSCN 2019), effective August 29, 2019. This means employees in this job classification can be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination if they test positive for marijuana components or metabolites, even if they possess a medical marijuana license.

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Education and Experience:  High school diploma or equivalent.  Five years of related experience as a journeyman mechanic or electrician is preferred to gain the knowledge of the machinery and equipment in a utility plant; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience, which provides the required knowledge and skills. 

Licenses and Certifications:  Must have a valid Oklahoma Driver’s License and satisfactory driving record.  Applicant must have or acquire an Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality Water Operator’s Certification, Class D within 6 months of employment.

Knowledge:  Computer data entry, MS Excel, MS Word, MS Access.  Practices, methods, tools, and materials of the mechanical trades.  Principles of operation of pumps, motors, and related plant equipment.  Hazards and safety precautions of the mechanical and electrical trades. 

Skills:  Working from sketches, blueprints, and brief oral instructions.  Diagnosing and correcting operating problems.  Following oral and written instructions.  Using hand tools and equipment of the mechanical trade.

Essential Functions:  Plans, schedules, supervises and performs maintenance and repair of a variety of equipment, machinery, and control systems. Utilizes O&M manuals to ensure proper routine maintenance of all equipment as provided through the maintenance software work order system.  Sizes, purchases, and keeps a detailed inventory of well pumps and motors.  Provides oversight of documentation of all repairs and maintains accurate records on all equipment utilizing the maintenance software system.  Ensures the efficient operation of treatment plant by monitoring all equipment and machinery for proper operation.  Troubleshoots mechanical and electrical problems.  Overhauls pumps, motors, some electronics, and other equipment as needed.  Supervises and participates in the installation or replacement of equipment and machinery.  Maintains sewer lines, water lines, and plant plumbing.  Installs and makes minor repairs to plant process piping and chemical piping systems. Will maintain arc flash safety equipment and be first responder to re-setting tripped breakers and switches.  Serves as a plant operator and covers shifts when needed.  Maintains buildings and grounds in a clean and orderly fashion.  Will weed eat, edge, and mow on an as needed basis. Interfaces with public via plant tours on an as needed basis.  Coordinates repairs by outside vendors as needed.  Performs other related tasks as required. 

Mental and Physical Abilities:  Ability to maintain regular, predictable and punctual attendance.  Ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail.  Substantial amount of physical effort required to climb/descend stairs and ladders and for constant standing and walking.  Ability to lift and carry heavy (50-75 lb.) materials occasionally.

Working Conditions:  Frequent exposure of up to 80% of work time to dirt, dust, extremes of temperature, loud noises, and noxious fumes and odors.  On call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for emergencies.

Additional Information:  For contact purposes, selected applicant must provide a telephone number. Selected applicant must pass background investigation, physical examination, and drug screen.