PW Industrial Mechanic II
City of Boise

Boise, Idaho

Posted in Community Services

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Summary Statement

The Public Works Department is responsible for managing and maintaining all services related to our resources. From compost to water renewal and waste management to renewable energy, our work is committed to the betterment and sustainability of our community.

The City of Boise is currently recruiting for an Industrial Mechanic II position to perform skilled maintenance on various complex mechanical systems in advance water renewal (wastewater treatment) facilities and other public works utilities. This role will install, operate, repair, and troubleshoot industrial equipment. As well as operate and maintain light, medium, and heavy equipment. Work is performed under general oversight and requires independent judgment and initiative.

Come join us for an exciting career filled with countless ways to make an impact in a fast-growing community.

Performs lead, journey-level maintenance on a wide variety of complex mechanical systems in advanced water renewal (wastewater treatment) facilities and other public works utilities. Acts as a technical lead and expert while completing complex repairs and projects. Installs, operates, repairs, and troubleshoots industrial equipment. Operates and maintains light, medium, and heavy equipment. Work is performed under general oversight and requires independent judgment and initiative.

Please submit a letter of interest and a current resume to be considered for the position.

Essential Functions

Performs advanced corrective and preventive mechanical maintenance, repair, replacement, installation, and operation of wastewater process equipment. Repairs, modifies, and rebuilds worn or damaged equipment. Performs complex mechanical troubleshooting, repairs, rebuilding, installation, pipe fitting, plumbing, welding, and fabrication. Operates light, medium, and heavy hand, pneumatic and electric tools, chain pull hoists, power saws, forklifts, and overhead cranes. Trains and acts as a mentor to maintenance staff. Acts as lead on large and complex projects. (50%)

Performs advanced design and fabrication of complex mechanical systems, and welds and cuts parts and accessories utilizing welders, torches, and a wide array of hand and power tools. Operates and maintains advanced shop fabrication tools, lathes, presses, and milling machines. Works with all types of metals, wood, fiberglass and plastic materials. (20%)

Utilizes computer programs to enter data and create maintenance records to ensure compliance with local, state and federal rules, regulations and laws. Reads and interprets blueprints and technical manuals to research and order parts and equipment. Reviews design documents, industry publications, and equipment specifications to advise and make recommendations on equipment selection. Assists in evaluating and setting maintenance standards and safety procedures. Acts as part of the facilities management team to identify maintenance needs, and coordinates complex maintenance projects. (20%)

Attends and completes assigned training as required to ensure compliance with city policy, state and federal regulations, and maintain professional licensing and certification. Provides training and instruction to other staff on the maintenance, operation and safety procedures of industrial wastewater equipment and processes. Maintains a safe, clean, and orderly work environment. (10%)

Performs other duties as assigned. Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time. Total Percentage = 100%


Required Knowledge, Experience, And Training

  • Five years' experience conducting journey-level industrial maintenance and mechanical work, troubleshooting, repairing, rebuilding, installing, and pipe fitting
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience
  • Be capable of operating heavy machinery and equipment

Functional knowledge of the appropriate use of lockout/tag-out safety procedures; relevant occupational hazards and standard safety precautions; the principles on high and low voltage electrical systems; pipe fitting, welding and fabricating practices; shop geometry; engines, pumps, valves, compressors, generators, boilers, electrical circuits, and process instrumentation.

Ability to operate mills, lathes, MIG and TIG welders and plasma cutters; read, interpret, and apply relevant OSHA regulations and guidelines, blueprints, and technical manuals; operate a computer and basic programs; learn and utilize new computer programs; utilize all tools in an industrial setting; report to facilities in the case of an emergency; work a rotating on-call shift; display an attitude of cooperation and work harmoniously with all levels of city employees, the general public and other organizations; communicate effectively in the English language at a level necessary for efficient job performance; complete assignments in a timely fashion; understand and comply with all rules, policies, and regulations; maintain prompt and regular attendance; and perform all essential and marginal functions as assigned by an authorized employee, supervisor and/or manager with or without reasonable accommodation.

Individuals must be capable of operating vehicles safely and have an acceptable driving record.

Preferred Knowledge, Experience, And Training
  • Ten years' industrial plant experience
  • Or five years' wastewater treatment or other related industrial facility experience.
  • Wastewater Treatment Operator Class I license
  • A clear understanding of wastewater process as well as kill in working with and supervising groups
  • Five years experience in welding, metal fabrication, pipefitting, and/or HVAC

Licensing And Other Requirements
  • Valid state-issued driver's license
  • Ability to obtain a Wastewater Treatment Operator Class I or Operator-in-Training (OIT) license within six months of meeting Idaho Bureau of Occupational License eligibility requirements.

Special Requirements
Applicants must be able to pass:
  • City of Boise background check processes which includes a criminal history check and reference checks following the City of Boise Hiring Process Regulation
  • Driving Record Check

Drug-Free Workplace: Following the City of Boise Drug-Free Workplace Regulation, this position is designated as safety-sensitive and is subject to testing requirements including Post Offer Applicant Testing, Random Testing, Reasonable Suspicion, Post - Accident, etc. Applicants will be required to submit to screening for illegal drug use before hiring. Appointment to this position is contingent upon a negative pre-employment drug test.

This position is required to handle hazardous materials that, if mishandled, place the general public at risk of serious injury.

Working Conditions

The physical effort characteristics and working environment described here represent those employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical Efforts
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is always lifting/carrying up to 35 pounds and occasionally lifting/carrying up to 75 pounds. Also, the employee is always pushing/pulling up to 20 pounds, frequently pushing/pulling up to 35 pounds, and occasionally pushing/pulling up to 75 pounds. The noise level is occasionally moderate and rarely very loud. Work includes the sensory ability to talk, hear, smell, and touch. Work in this position also includes close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception. Employees will sit, stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, reach, grasp, climb and balance. Position requires hand/finger dexterity. Additional physical efforts include: performing work on equipment that can only be reached from step ladders, extension ladders, and lift equipment.

Working Environment
The work environment will include inside conditions, outdoor weather conditions, extreme temperatures, in wet and humid conditions, with areas of dust, odors, mist, and gases, or other airborne matter. Employees are exposed to mechanical and electrical hazards, work in/at heights and confined spaces. Employees will also drive a vehicle as part of this position. Work includes protected exposure to infectious bacteria, bodily fluids, and chemicals. Employees work on stairs and uneven surfaces, near open tanks and ditches, in industrial areas; are exposed to hydraulic and vehicle hazards, and insects and atmospheric hazards; are subject to slip hazards caused from ice/snow in winter, wet floors, uneven and undeveloped work surfaces-exposure to sewage, methane, hydrogen sulfide, and other possible toxic gases and substances.
This position works: Shift work, rotating on-call schedule, and reports to the facility in times of emergencies, evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays as required. Work may be performed/assigned at any of the city's public works facilities. May work at remote or isolated facilities a considerable distance from supporting resources.

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