Position Title: Facilities Technician I
Reports To: Facilities Manager
Date: March 2020
Under the general supervision of the Facilities Manager, responsible for assisting with the design, construction, and maintenance of all buildings and all water supply, water treatment, pumping and water storage infrastructure. Performs technical trade work in HVAC, mechanical and electrical repair and maintenance of District equipment.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:*
- Assists with the installation, maintenance, and upgrade of the District’s plumbing and HVAC needs, including pipefitting, working on pumps, valves, and other devices as necessary.
- Performs rough and finish carpentry to build, repair, or renovate structures throughout the District using a wide range of materials and tools
- Operates arc and gas welding equipment to weld braze and cut metals; designs and fabricates metals for specific needs using welding equipment, hand, and power tools.
- Conducts regular scheduled inspections for pumping stations and water storage facilities; checks operation of pumps, motors, and valves and performs maintenance, repair and replacement as necessary.
- Conducts weekly bacteria sampling.
- Disassembles, repairs, reassembles, and places back into service a variety of equipment, including motors, hydraulic systems, electrically activated pumps, chemical feed and monitoring equipment.
- Identifies causes of equipment malfunctions by the use of testing equipment, manuals, maintenance records, and a general knowledge of the equipment and its workings.
- Contacts various manufacturers, distributors, and sales representatives for the purpose of ordering material and equipment, troubleshooting, diagnostics or general information regarding their equipment or material.
- May be required to collect water samples for customers or assist Treatment Plant staff in responding to customer complaint issues on water quality.
- Works with Treatment Plant staff to help resolve operational and process issues and to develop new and/or more efficient treatment related procedures.
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- May be required to respond to after hour maintenance issues. Carries a pager on person during nights and weekends.
- Performs other related duties as required.
- Duties require knowledge of HVAC, mechanical and electrical work in a water utility environment equivalent to advanced courses from a two-year college or technical school and one to three years of related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must also possess or acquire a valid State of Maine Class B driver’s license and a Class IV Water Supply System Operator’s license.
- Ability to work on single phase and three phase electrical equipment and wiring using local and National electrical codes and common troubleshooting techniques.
- Knowledge of circulators, motors, high and low voltage wiring and control wiring.
- General knowledge of masonry techniques and materials.
- Ability to operate arc and gas welding equipment; MIG and TIG welding desirable.
- Knowledge of sampling techniques of water.
- Broad base of knowledge in industrial wiring and materials used.
- Ability to disassemble, repair, reassemble, and place back into service a variety of equipment, including motors, pumps, manual, hydraulic, and electrically-activated valves, chemical feeds and monitoring equipment.
- Ability to identify causes of equipment malfunctions by the use of testing equipment, manuals, maintenance records, and a general knowledge of the equipment and its workings.
- General knowledge of chemicals used in the treatment process and how equipment is affected by specific properties.
- Basic knowledge of hardware and software.
- Ability to handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines with a high degree of accuracy.
- Ability to read and interpret electrical and mechanical manuals for operation, diagnostic needs and repair.
- Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
- This position has no supervisory responsibilities.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
- Regular periods spent outside, requiring exposure to weather conditions.
- Regular, prolonged periods spent standing and lifting; occasional requirement to work in confined spaces.
- Regular exposure to stored energy and to chemical hazards, requiring exercise of proper safety precautions.
- Some exposure to high noise, vibration levels, and underground conduits for telephone and power.
- May require periods of strenuous physical exertion, requiring lifting, carrying, and positioning objects weighing 80 lbs., utilizing proper body mechanics and techniques.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to do this job. The above is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.
This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee, and is subject to change by the employer, as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.
*External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans With Disabilities Act, must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case by case basis.