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Lead Wastewater Mechanic

Liberal, KS 67905

Posted: 06/21/2024 Industry: Water/Wastewater Treatment Job Number: 192948 Pay Rate: $28-$30 per hour

Job Description

HKA Enterprises is unable to support C2C. 3rd party submissions and C2C requests will not be considered for any positions.
HKA is working on behalf of Jacobs and this role is to support Jacobs’ work through HKA

Lead Industrial Mechanic sign on bonus: Total of $5,000.00 Distributed the following ways.
1. When candidate becomes a Jacobs full time employee, they will receive $1,000.00.
2. 6 months after becoming a Jacobs full time employee they will receive $1,500.00.
3. 12 months after becoming a Jacobs full time employee they will receive $2,500.00.

As a working Lead Mechanic, you’ll join a collaborative team ensuring that our clients can deliver their services – uninterrupted. Based in Liberal Ks., you’ll have the opportunity to lead a variety of tasks in the preventive and corrective maintenance on water/wastewater treatment plants and related facilities equipment on an assigned shift. You’ll contribute to the success of our program with efficient preventive maintenance and effective solutions to challenges that may arise in municipal facilities. You’ll perform preventive and corrective maintenance on buildings, structures, grounds, machinery, and equipment; lubricate equipment and check for malfunctions; replace packing in pumps or valves; replace bearings in motors, pumps, and other equipment; tune engines, set valve clearance, clean, and adjust regulators; examine equipment failures to identify cause and to prevent recurrences; and install and sets up new equipment. You’ll also clean and paint interior and exterior equipment and buildings; lean out pipes and perform other plumbing and pipe fitting tasks as required; use gas and/or arc welding equipment to heat, cut, braze, or weld; perform duties of painter in their absence; assist in keeping maintenance records. As a working lead you will also be responsible to lead and train others in your department, set schedules, order parts, schedule work, writing maintenance and financial reports, new scopes of work, work with other departments (training, equipment needs, etc.)  and perform other duties as required. 

Job Requirements


  • Five years of experience in the maintenance of wastewater treatment plants and related equipment, or similar industrial setting
  • Two years of electrical experience working on pump motors, controls and other equipment related to wastewater treatment.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license with no major infractions.
  • Proficient in Some experience the use of computer software including but not limited to Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Accounting, Purchasing, Bookkeeping.
  • Proficient in the use of Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS)

Ideally, You’ll Also Have:

  • Knowledge of the methods, materials, equipment, and instruments used in the maintenance, repair, and calibration of electrical and electronic control systems.
  • Familiarity with the principles and practices of wastewater treatment plant operations and process control
  • Certified Maintenance & Reliability Technician (CMRT) certification or ability to obtain.
  • Knowledge of related state and federal laws and regulations

Additional Information

HKA Enterprises is a global workforce solutions firm. If you're seeking a new career opportunity or project experience, our recruiters will work to understand your qualifications, experience, and personal goals. At HKA, we recognize the importance of matching employee goals with those of the employer. We strive to seek credibility, satisfaction, and endorsement from all of our applicants. We invite you to take time and search for your next career experience with us! HKA is an EEO Employer who participates in the US Citizenship and Immigration Services E-Verify Program.

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