Job Description

Salary: $22.64 - $35.06 Hourly
Closing: 5/18/2021 5:01 PM Pacific


Performs a variety of skilled and semi-skilled work in the maintenance and repair of wastewater facility mechanical, pumping, and process systems, and related equipment at both centralized and remote treatment facilities and pumping stations.


This is the entry-level in the skilled Water Reclamation District (WRD) Mechanical Technologist series. Initially under close supervision, incumbents with developing mechanical repair skills learn to maintain and repair industrial equipment and/or facilities such as found in a wastewater treatment plant. As experience is gained, assignments become more complex and are performed under more general supervision.


The WRD Mechanical Technician I receives working lead direction from a WRD Mechanical Technician II or III and will, at times, be required to work independently without on-site supervision. This position is normally supervised by the WRD Mechanical Maintenance Supervisor.

This examination will establish an Open Competitive and Promotional list to fill current and/or future vacancies that may occur within the next six (6) months or may be extended as needed by the Office of Human Resources. Human Resources reserves the right to call only the most qualified applicants to the hiring interview.


Education and Experience: Graduation from high school or equivalent AND one (1) year of full-time, professional experience in mechanical, electrical, or industrial-related trades.

Working Conditions: Work extended shifts or be called back in emergency situations. Work with exposure to hazardous chemicals and substances found in the wastewater treatment process. Work out of doors in all weather conditions. Perform standby duties as required.

Licensing and Certification: Must possess a valid Class C Nevada Driver's License at time of appointment. Must possess or be able to obtain a valid Nevada Water Environment Association (NWEA) Plant Maintenance Technologist Grade I Certification, within one year from date of hire.

Some positions may require a crane operator's certification through the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operator's (NCCCO) within twenty-four (24) months from the date of hire. Some positions may require confined space entry certification.

Background Investigation: Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation. Periodically after employment background investigations may be conducted.

Medical Examination: Employment is contingent upon the results of a physical examination performed by our examining physician.

Pre-Employment Drug Testing: Employment is contingent upon the results of a pre-employment drug examination.


Performs preventive maintenance and repairs of industrial plant and lift station mechanical equipment following an established schedule; performs semi-skilled craft work in the installation, maintenance and repair of pumps, valves, motors, pressure regulators, chemical dosing systems, compressed air production and delivery systems, blowers, storage and transfer tanks, piping, heat exchangers, boilers, generators, pumps, motors and other mechanical, hydraulic, and electromechanical equipment utilized in wastewater treatment and processing on a regular basis; observes safety precautions and procedures, and uses appropriate Personal Protective Equipment while performing duties; ensures that all installation, maintenance and repair work is performed to code; reads diagrams, blueprints, specifications, and manuals pertaining to a variety of mechanical and facility-related installation and repair projects; maintains and services hand and power tools related to the trade; utilizes a Computerized Maintenance Management System to input work order information, equipment information, and purchase requests; contributes to the efficiency and effectiveness of the unit's service to its customers by offering suggestions and participating as an active member of a work team; maintains records of work performed and materials used; regularly operates forklifts, hoists, and mini crane lifting equipment; occasionally operates construction equipment; drives District vehicles to plant work sites, transports materials, and assists as required; may work from lift trucks and other aerial devices; performs additional duties as necessary.


Mobility to work in a typical industrial or related maintenance setting, including operating typical trades-related equipment, hand and power tools, and standard office equipment, and to drive a motor vehicle to various work sites; stamina to stand, walk and climb and to work in confined or awkward spaces for an extended period of time; strength to lift and maneuver materials and equipment weighing up to 100 pounds with proper equipment; vision to read printed materials; and hearing and speech to communicate in person or over a radio or telephone. Accommodation may be made for some of these physical demands for otherwise qualified individuals who require and request such accommodation.

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