Wastewater Treatment Plant Mechanic II

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Position Description

DEPARTMENT: Public Works

REPORTS TO: Maintenance Supervisor


SALARY: $39,819.98 – $59,729.98



Under direction, performs skilled work in the preventative maintenance, repair, overhaul, modification, removal, and installation of equipment and facilities at the Wastewater Treatment Plant.


The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the major tasks performed within this classification.   It is not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class.  The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such duties are a logical assignment to the position.  Specific tasks on a day to day basis will reflect the overall areas of expertise for this position.

  • Perform repair or overhaul, including but not limited to, various pumps, compressors, blowers, engines, valves, piping and other process equipment. Diagnose component/system problems.
  • Perform as the lead mechanic in the removal of components using proper rigging equipment and in the reinstallation of the component.
  • Ensure component/system operates properly and that all safety rules are followed.
  • Perform corrective maintenance and non-routine troubleshooting of structural, mechanical, and electrical features to include but not limited to bearings, mechanical seals, bushing replacement, shaft inspection for wear, and recognition of out-of-alignment and imbalance conditions.
  • Perform preventative maintenance such as inspections, adjustment alignment, cleaning, lubrication, and application of protective coatings on mechanical, electrical and structural features.
  • Perform a variety of pipe fitting repairs and installations.
  • Locate vendor sources and place orders for machinery replacement parts and assist in the maintenance of existing parts inventory system.
  • Install new machinery as defined by the maintenance supervisor.
  • Maintain and diagnose faults on pneumatic, plumbing, hydraulic, HVAC, and basic electrical systems.
  • Ensure proper operations, monitor, complete logs, charts, and records of equipment and maintenance performed.
  • Use logs and records to perform trend analysis.
  • Maintain the buildings and facilities for structural functional use, and neat appearance using basic janitorial, plumbing, and electrical skills.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge in materials, methods and procedures for the maintenance of the WWTP and lift stations.
  • Knowledge in computerized parts inventory, work orders, and equipment history database applications.
  • Knowledge in individual process equipment including programmable logic controllers, motor controls, hydraulic power systems, and mechanical seals.
  • Knowledge in AC and DC motor theory and principles of variable frequency drives.
  • Ability to identify potential mechanical and electrical hazards and required safety precautions.
  • Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing, technical information to management and fellow employees.
  • Ability to read and interpret technical specifications, and reports; prepare operational reports and extensive equipment history records.
  • Ability to operate all equipment and tools normally associated with maintenance activities in an industrial plant.
  • Ability to accurately align and perform skilled repair of rotating machinery.
  • Skill in analyzing and researching complex maintenance problems and formulate alternative cost estimates, priority, and recommendations.
  • Skill in organizing and scheduling work, and train other employees.
  • Ability to work safely around 480-volt electrical equipment.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to effectively implement and participate in all federal, state and local government regulations.
  • Skill in reading and understanding prints, blueprints and calculating mathematical problems.


Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a High school diploma or G.E.D. and two years of education in industrial electrical/mechanical maintenance.


Must possess a valid Florida Drivers License.  Ability to operate a motor vehicle. Required to respond to emergencies on a 24 hour basis. This position is to be considered an “essential personnel” and is required to report to duty for emergency situations such as floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, sinkholes, water/sewer breaks and other crises to provide for public safety. Every New Port Richey employee is required to fill out a Disaster Response Survey and is subject to being required to report to work during a declared disaster.


Physical Ability:

Often transitions from indoor to outdoors. Some portions of the WWTP are hot, cramped and/or may contain offensive odors. Some surfaces are slippery and/or have open grates. Due to size, location and various levels within the WWTP and lift stations, the ability to sit, walk, climb stairs, and ladders and agility is required. Must be able to lift at least 50 lbs.

Sensory Requirements:

Ability to hear, speak and understand conversation in English in various tones of voice, as well as accents or rapidly spoken in order to be able to do job.  Ability to see, read, and comprehends letters, numbers, words, characters or symbols, which are both large and small.  Ability to print and draw letters, numbers, words, characters and symbols which are legible and understood by others.  Ability to learn complex tasks and remember how to complete tasks without assistance once trained.


Frequent work in and around raw sewage. Working in confined spaces. Work near high voltage. In close contact with a variety of combustibles, corrosives, toxic chemicals, and gases such as chlorine, methane, CO2, and biological hazards associated with working in and around raw sewage. Work in varied weather conditions.

Applications can be emailed to HR@cityofnewportrichey.org, faxed to 727-853-1043 or sent/dropped off to 5919 Main St, New Port Richey, FL 34652.  EOE/DFWP

The City of New Port Richey is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with Equal Employment Opportunity guidelines and the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City of New Port Richey provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.