Bargaining Unit: Operating Engineers Local #3
Salary Code: 18
FLSA Designation: Nonexempt
Revision Date: 03/01/19
Under general supervision of the Senior Mechanical Maintenance Worker, performs and may direct a crew performing work involved in fabricating and machining pump, valve, pipe, and equipment parts and components from metal and plastic stock, work from blueprints, drawings, written specifications, and verbal instructions, and work using a variety of machine tools.
EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED:
The information below is meant to serve as examples of the job duties and responsibilities for this classification. This list is neither inclusive nor exclusive, but indicative of several types of duties performed.
- Performs precise and complex repair, maintenance, installation, and fabrication work to plant field, and shop equipment, parts, facilities and machinery associated with the operation of water distribution and drainage system.
- Arranges and operates a variety of machine tools to perform a normal range of rough and finish machining operations on metal and plastic stock; positions and secures material as required to set up the various machining operations; and sets speed, feed, and depth of cut according to material and finish requirements.
- Replaces or repairs defective parts or reproduces parts from various kinds of metal stock.
- Dismantles, diagnoses, repairs, and reassembles machines, equipment, and pumps.
- Sets up and operates necessary rigging equipment to move on or place heavy items in repair and installation work.
- Operates gas electric arc and spray welding equipment to cut, form, join, and build up metal and fabricate parts.
- Studies and determines sequence of operations to properly and efficiently accomplish repair.
- Develops, reads, interprets, and modifies blueprints, sketches, drawings, manuals, specifications or sample parts, and makes sketches of work to be performed or of work completed.
- Keeps records or logs and maintains reports of work performed.
- Performs routine maintenance tasks on machines as required.
- Measures, marks, and scribes dimensions and reference points on material or work-piece as guides for subsequent machines as necessary.
- Selects, aligns, and secures holding fixtures, cutting tools, attachments, accessories, and materials on machines as necessary to machine parts as required.
- Sharpens, tempers, straightens, or heats treated steel.
- Completes estimates of labor, materials, and supplies required for the performance of specific assignments.
- Assists in removal, inspection, repair, and installation of motors and vertical and horizontal pumps.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Education and Experience: Any combination of equivalent education and experience that has led to the acquisition of the knowledge required by the position. A typical way of acquiring the knowledge would be:
Possession of a United States’ high school diploma, GED, or equivalent and four (4) years of experience as a Machinist.
Note: Successful completion of a Machinist apprenticeship program can be substituted for two (2) years of the required experience.
Note: Recruitment may be limited to candidates with an education or experience background related to the specific position vacancy.
- Principles, methods, techniques, tools and equipment used in fabrication of a water distribution and drainage system.
- Machine shop procedures and practices.
- Safety practices, safe work methods, and safety regulations pertaining to water distribution and drainage systems.
- Tool design and grinding procedures.
- Rigging principles used in moving or placing heavy equipment.
- The use and operation of arc and gas welding and cutting equipment.
- Plating of all types of materials.
- The operation of portable equipment and two-axle truck related at 26,000 lbs. or less GVWR.
- Set up, operate, and maintain machine shop tools and equipment.
- Diagnose and repair a wide variety of mechanical equipment.
- Safely operate assigned tools and equipment.
- Read, interpret, and work from blueprints, plans, specifications, and manuals.
- Establish and maintain effective interpersonal relationships at all organizational levels.
- Communicate effectively is required.
- Understand and carry out oral and written work instructions.
- Operate a District vehicle and/or equipment observing legal and defense driving practices.
- Heavy lifting of supplies and materials up to 100 pounds.
- Possess the physical strength and agility to work outdoors under adverse climatic conditions.
- Exposed to moving mechanical parts.
- Work in noisy work environment due to machinery.
- Regularly required to stand, frequently required to walk, use hands to finger, handle or feel, reach with hands and arms.
- Occasionally required to sit, climb, or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.
- Must maintain specific vision abilities to include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision and the ability to adjust focus.
- Possess the physical characteristics to perform the critical and important duties of the job, including the ability to climb stationary ladders up to 100 feet in height, work suspended above ground level (approximately 45 feet) in a bosun chair or aerial lift, and work in confined spaces, such as excavations (approximately 20 feet below ground level), dewatered sumps, and turnout facilities (approximately 30 feet below ground level).
- Possession of a valid California Class C Driver’s License with a driving record acceptable to the District’s automobile insurance provider is required.