Water Resources Maintenance Mechanic

  • City of Buckeye, AZ
  • Buckeye, Arizona
  • Sep 20, 2021
Full Time Building Maintenance Construction and Skilled Trades Environmental Services Natural Resources
  • Salary: $43,160.00 - $60,424.00 Annually USD

Job Description

Position Scope


Under general supervision, performs intermediate skilled mechanical tasks in the maintenance and repair of water treatment, wastewater treatment plants and pumping facilities; does other related work as required.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

The following duties ARE NOT intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed by all employees in this classification, only a representative summary of the primary duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties.

  • Duties include troubleshooting electrical and mechanical systems, responding to emergency calls for repairs, and operating machinery with an emphasis on servicing, repairing, and maintaining equipment.
  • Installs, operates, maintain and repair mechanical equipment at wastewater, water treatment, booster pumping stations and collection system wet wells. May troubleshoots motors, controls, programmable logic controllers (PLC's), valves and electrical equipment.
  • May perform installation, maintenance, repair and troubleshooting of low voltage and medium 3-phase voltage equipment and switch gear, other electrical systems and components as required.
  • Monitors and repairs operational machinery and equipment such as but not limited to: pumps, chlorinators, chemical feeders, contactors and installs and replaces other related equipment or materials as needed.
  • Operates a variety of vehicles and equipment in accordance with all safety regulations and procedures.
  • Maintains maintenance and repair records of all equipment within the City of Buckeye's water and wastewater facilities.
  • Completes required daily documentation, inspection logs and reports.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.

Minimum Qualifications & Position Requirements

Education and Experience:

A High School diploma or GED equivalent, and three (3) years of skilled experience performing duties in one of the following areas: mechanical, electrical, and/or electronics preferred. Maintenance experience related to water or wastewater equipment is desired.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of:
  • City policies and procedures.
  • Principles and practices of water and wastewater treatment distribution and operation.
  • Equipment maintenance and repair methods and materials.
  • Methods, practices, tools, and materials used in maintaining, repairing, or constructing deep well facilities, booster stations, wastewater treatment plant equipment and machinery and wastewater lift stations.
  • Hydraulics and pneumatics of systems involving pneumatic tanks, deep wells, air compressors, actuators, wet wells, pumps, and booster stations.
  • Safety standards and practices.
  • Traffic laws and rules involved in vehicle and equipment operation.
  • Principles of record keeping and records management.
Skill in:
  • Safe and efficient operation of trucks and equipment according to standard operating and safety procedures.
  • Reading and interpreting maps, technical specifications and operations manuals for vehicles and equipment.
  • Following and effectively communicating verbal and written instructions.

Additional Information
Special Requirements: Possession of a valid Arizona Driver's License. Possession of a grade 1 Water or Wastewater Operator Certification from ADEQ or the ability to acquire within one year of hire.
Physical Demands / Work Environment: Work is performed outdoors and in public facilities.
Reports To: Water Resources Superintendent-Reclamation
Supervision Exercised: None
FLSA Status: Non-exempt

Employee Benefits & Wellness

The City offers a comprehensive benefits package to full-time classified and management employees. Part-time classified employees may be eligible for select benefits where defined.

For complete Benefit Plan & Wellness Information, please visit the City website at:
Benefits & Wellness

City benefit plans are subject to change at any time.
Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

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