Pump Mechanic I or II

Website Otay Water District

General Duties
Ideal Candidate 
Are you a self-starter with great attention to detail?  Do you possess recent experience in pump inspection, diagnosis, or pump repair?  If so, we would like to hear from you.

We also welcome veterans or transitioning military.  Are you a former member of the military with experience as a Machinist’s Mate (AKA MM), Water Support Technician, Water Fuel Systems Maintenance, Water Support Specialist, or similar occupation?  If so, we encourage you to apply. Consider joining a team of hardworking employees who work to protect and preserve water, one of our most valuable natural resources.  The experience you’ve gained during your service can continue to positively impact the world with a career at Otay.

The Otay Water District offers excellent benefits, a balanced work/life environment and is a leader in the industry.

About the Position and Department
This position may be appointed at either level depending upon qualifications and experience. This position in the Water Operations Department reports directly to the SCADA/Pump/Electrical Supervisor.  This position is a member of a dedicated, service-oriented team where collaboration and leadership are promoted at all levels.

The Water Operations Department is responsible for Utility Maintenance, Fleet Maintenance, Reclamation Plant, Laboratory, SCADA, Pump/Electrical, and Potable Water. The Department has a staff of approximately 54 employees.

Applications will be accepted until there are a sufficient number of highly qualified applicants from which to make a selection. However, for the earliest consideration, please submit your application materials by December 16, 2022.  For information on the recruitment process, please go to the Employment section of our website www.otaywater.gov or click here.

Examples of Duties

Both Levels include:

  • Inspects, diagnoses and performs major and minor repair work on motors, pumps, hydraulic equipment, compressors, controls, valves and related equipment.
  • Consults manufacturer’s recommendations to do corrective, preventive, and predictive maintenance in pumps, valves and controls.
  • Transports electrical motors, power panels and pumps.
    Assists Management in the development and documentation of Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) in alignment with the District Strategic Planning.
  • Dismantles, repairs and replaces pump and valve parts.
  • Repairs light pump station plumbing, consisting of plastic or copper tubing and steel pipes.
  • Operates District Vehicles including small truck crane.
  • Updates and inputs pump and valve maintenance information into the Computer Maintenance Management System (CMMS).
  • Maintains records of all preventive and corrective maintenance performed as it relates to pumps and valves including daily work logs.
  • Adjusts automatic control valves including but not limited to pressure reducing station, pressure relief, discharge valves, etc.
  • Evaluates condition of auxiliary equipment, makes recommendations and creates requisitions; receives and stores parts and materials.
  • Researches, catalogs, sources and orders parts such as pumps, valves, and associated plumbing and control upon supervisor approval.
  • Initiates and purchases equipment, parts, and supplies used for mechanical system
    maintenance in compliance with departmental and Otay Water District procedures.
  • Works from and develops blueprints, schematics and rough sketches.
  • Performs work on assigned work orders from CMMS. Including opening and closing work orders/requests as requested by the supervisor.
  • Cares for, stores, and provides for security of tools, materials and equipment at the work site.
  • Assists other maintenance personnel by performing unskilled or semi-skilled duties as needed
  • Participates in stand-by duties upon supervisor approval.
  • Identifies and recommends opportunities for process improvement including safety, efficiency, etc.
  • Collects and records information as needed from pumps, valves, and other equipment as part of the asset management program.The Pump Mechanic II may have additional duties.

For the complete job descriptions of both levels, go to the Employment section of our website www.otaywater.gov or click here.  

Required Licenses and/or Certifications

Both Levels Require:

  • A valid California Class C Driver’s License and a safe driving record.

Pump Mechanic I:

  • A California Water Environment Association (CWEA) Mechanical Technologist Grade 1, desired or Plant Maintenance Certification Grade 1, desired.

Pump Mechanic II: 

  • California Water Environment Association (CWEA) Plant Maintenance Grade 2 Certification or higher required OR CWEA Mechanical Technologist Grade 2 or higher required.

Minimum Experience, Education, and Training Requirements 

Both Levels Require: High school diploma or G.E.D.

Pump Mechanic I:  One (1) year of experience performing pump and valve maintenance and operation.

Pump Mechanic II:  Three (3) years of experience performing pump and valve maintenance and operation; including two years of repairing large, multistage impeller pumps and automatic control regulating valves.

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