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Wastewater Maintenance Mechanic in Training

Dodge City, KS

Posted: 07/09/2024 Industry: Water/Wastewater Treatment Job Number: 193071 Pay Rate: $18-$19 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.

Shift: 7am-3:30pm M-F

• Perform scheduled maintenance on wastewater and water plant equipment, piping, electrical components, and structures.
• Assist in repair and/or replacement of water and wastewater plant motors, pumps, and associated equipment.
• Assist electrician in repair and/or replacement of electrical motors, panels, and components.
• Correctly diagnose equipment failure problems and be able to instigate proper repair procedures.
• Work within confined spaces such as sewage/water equipment tanks.
• Operate and maintain equipment in accordance with manufacturer instructions.
• Knowledge and skill to operate the necessary equipment and troubleshooting aids for failures at water and wastewater plant sites on but not limited to pumps, motors, process equipment, and electrical components and generating associated reports using laptop or desktop computers.
• Knowledge and ability to use a laptop or desktop computer to operate an electronic work order and asset management system as it relates to maintenance and repair of water and wastewater plant facilities and its associated equipment.

Job Requirements


• High school diploma or GED required.
• Must be able to adequately perform periodic heavy manual labor under adverse conditions.
• Must have dependable safety and work record.
• Must have valid driver’s License.
• Experience maintaining and troubleshooting motors of 10 HP or higher, repairing/replacing various types of valves and pumps.
• Knowledge of occupational safety rules and practices as they relate to confined spaces and mechanical equipment; and ability to perform strenuous work in variety of adverse conditions including confined spaces.
• Knowledge of general geographic area.
• Ability to both understand and communicate oral and written instructions.
• Ability to investigate, interpret, and complete work order forms. o Skill in the safe operation of associated mechanical and electronic equipment as it relates to the installation, repair and maintenance of wastewater and water plant pumps, motors, piping, and structures. This equipment may include, but not be limited to hydraulic and/or manually operated hoist, portable power tools, volt/amp meters and other electronic diagnostic equipment.
• Knowledge of scope and function of different types of Plant equipment.
• Ability to work with the public and fellow employees in a professional and effective manner.
• Ability to read and comprehend work orders, equipment/tool manuals, safety manuals, computer screen, computer print outs, and other printed and/or written material as it relates to the job.
• Ability to understand and comprehend electrical schematic/utility drawings as they relate to lift stations, water plants and sewage treatment facilities.
o Also understand and comprehend pump and/or motor diagrams. o Ability to identify and comprehend colors as they relate to traffic and/or road signs, safety equipment, utility markings, electrical wiring, pump diagrams, and other utility related materials. o Ability to hear and understand instructions and directions given in the English language and spoken in a normal tone of voice with someone face-to-face and over the phone. o Hear verbal warnings and basic instructions given by co-workers while working in noisy environments, confined spaces or in the immediate vicinity of heavy equipment, and/or lift station pumps/motors that are in operations.
• Ability to write up work orders, warehouse material requisitions, vehicle service forms, and brief explanations that relate to job task and/or problems in a legible and understandable manner. • Ability to use a variety of manually operated and/or electric/pneumatic powered handheld tools such as, but not necessarily limited to, socket wrenches, open end box wrenches, screw drivers, drills, impact drivers, and saws in an efficient and effective manner.
o At times, may be required to use such tools while bending, kneeling, stooping, standing, sitting, and/or stretching. o May be required to use such tools while moving laterally in any of the above-mentioned positions or while standing on a ladder and/or scaffold. o May also be required to use any such tools while retaining any of these positions for uninterrupted periods up to two hours.
• Ability to lift and carry items weighing up to 50 lbs. and carry such items over uneven terrain and load/unload them from vehicle.
• Ability to safely set up and operate large tools such as pneumatic jack hammer, hydraulic and diesel-powered pumps, hydraulic and gasoline driven saws. o Will be required to assist and/or work with others in the set up and operation of any such equipment that weighs over 50 lbs. Work while standing on uneven and/or wet surfaces.
• Ability to work in confined spaces such as small above ground lift station structures, underground or "can" type lift stations, lift station wet wells, lift station valve vaults, sewer manholes and excavated holes/ditches. o At times such work may continue for extended periods. o Ability to work in confined spaces that may have toxic atmospheres while wearing lifeline connected safety harness and/or self-contained breathing apparatus.

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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