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  • Maintenance Mechanic I

    City of Decatur
    Job Description
    Job Summary

    ELECTRICAL EXPERIENCE HIGHLY DESIRED.  THOSE HAVING ELECTRICAL EXPERIENCE SHOULD ATTACH COPIES OF ELECTRICAL CERTIFICATIONS, RECOMMENDATION LETTER FROM SUPERVISOR OR COMPLETION OF TRADE UNION TRAINING.

    There is currently one position available in the Public Works Department, Water Production Division.  Persons passing all phases of the selection process will be placed on a Civil Service eligible register which will be used for a period of two years or until exhausted.  Selection of candidates will be made according to the Civil Service laws for cities, as modified by the City Code of the City of Decatur, Illinois.

    NATURE OF WORK
     
    Work involves the performance of skilled mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic and maintenance trade work in the troubleshooting, repair, installation and maintenance of complex water treatment equipment, processes and facilities.  Assignments may also include work as a relief Water Plant Operator I.
     
    SUPERVISION RECEIVED
     
    Work is performed independently under the general supervision of a Maintenance Mechanic II and/or Water Production Maintenance Supervisor and is reviewed upon completion, through incidental inspections, records maintained and general observation for adherence to instructions and maintenance standards.

    Major Duties

    EXAMPLES OF WORK (typical work examples, but not limited to the following)
     
    1.         Replaces bearings and shafts in treatment equipment; adjusts machine belts; greases bearings; installs electrical wiring and controls and performs related preventive maintenance tasks.
     
    2.         Performs electrical work and welding on mechanical components and equipment; repairs or replaces pumps; repairs or replaces building heaters and performs other mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic and maintenance tasks.
     
    3.         Makes plumbing repairs; changes water lines and installs new plumbing components.
     
    4.         Cleans and properly maintains tools, equipment and work areas.
     
    5.         May work as a relief Water Plant Operator I on an intermittent basis.
               
    6.         Performs related work and other duties as assigned.

    Knowledge & Skills

    REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS
     
    1.         Knowledge of the practices, work methods, tools and equipment used in the mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic and maintenance work trade.
     
    2.         Knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions necessary in mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic and maintenance trades work.
     
    3.         Knowledge of welding, including arc, acetylene and torch work.
     
    4.         Skill in the use and care of welding equipment.
     
    5.         Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
     
    6.         Ability to understand and properly perform lock out tag out safety procedures and practices.
     
    7.         Ability to respond to after-hours Water Production Division emergencies in a timely manner.
     
    8.         Skill in the use and care of standard maintenance tools and machine shop equipment.
     
    9.         Knowledge of mathematics necessary to perform assigned tasks accurately.
     
    10.       Ability to read and understand blue prints, schematic diagrams, operation and maintenance manuals, manufacturers' instructions and related documents in print and electronic formats.
     
    11.       Ability to maintain records, inventories, system logs, work orders, equipment and repair manuals, and related documents in print and electronic formats.
     
    12.       Ability to work accurately, efficiently and safely, both independently and as a crew member.
     
    13.       Ability to accurately and efficiently operate standard computer work stations and software.
     
     
    REQUIRED TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
     
    Graduation from high school or vocational school, supplemented by an approved apprenticeship in mechanical or electrical trades work or commercial or industrial maintenance certification; four years' experience in mechanical or electrical trades, commercial or industrial maintenance work; HVAC (heating, ventilating and air conditioning) experience; or any equivalent combination of training and experience.  Must possess a valid State of Illinois Class D driver's license or equivalent. 

    Supplemental Information
     

    EXAMINATION PROCESS

    Applicants must successfully complete all portions of the selection process.  The examination process will consist of the following:

    1)         Written Examination.  All applicants must take a written examination.  Applicants are required to score at least 70.00% on the written examination.

     2)         Oral Interview.  All applicants passing the written examination will be invited for an oral interview.  Applicants are required to pass the oral interview in order to be placed on the register.

    3)         Veteran Points:  Eligible veterans may receive 5 veteran preference points added to their final examination score.

     4)         Physical Examination & Background Investigation:  Applicants placed on the eligible register must pass a physical examination which includes a drug screen by a physician of the Commission's choice, immediately prior to appointment.  Applicants will also be subject to a background investigation.  Final appointment is contingent upon the passing of all of these components.

    RESIDENCY
     
    Employees must establish residency within the corporate limits of the City of Decatur for the first five (5) years of employment, and within the corporate limits of Macon County or within fifteen (15) miles of the corporate limits of the City of Decatur thereafter.  Upon original appointment, an employee may reside outside said limits but shall be required as a condition of continued employment to comply with said residency requirement no later than 90 days following the completion of their 6-month probationary period.
     

    Agency
    City of Decatur
    Address
    #1 Gary K. Anderson Plaza

    Decatur, Illinois, 62523
    Phone
    217-424-2805 
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