Plant Mechanic

$36,218 - $57,805 yearly
  • Town of HIllsborough
  • Hillsborough, NC, USA
  • Sep 03, 2021
Full time Public Works Utilities Water Wastewater

Job Description

The purpose of this classification is to perform semi-skilled to skilled work in the maintenance and repair of specialized machinery and equipment in a water or wastewater treatment plant. Employees in this classification repair pumps and machinery; repair pneumatic equipment; recommend needed repairs; weld and fabricate parts; make electrical and plumbing repairs; and inspect safety equipment.

Job Duties:

The following duties are representative of this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.

  •  Installs and repairs mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic equipment; makes minor repairs to electrical/electronic equipment; recommends needed major repairs to supervisor; makes   plumbing repairs.
  • Performs and tracks preventative maintenance on plant equipment; ensures all plant equipment are in proper working order.
  • Inspects and ensures proper working safety equipment before use. 
  • Operates a welder, drills, press drill, cutting torch, hand tools, electrical multimeter, mechanics’ tools, pickaxe, shovel, carpenters’ tools, crane, or other equipment as necessary to complete essential functions.
  • Serves on call, always, for emergencies.
  • May assist other maintenance technicians in their duties during staff shortages or emergencies.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Education and Experience: 

  • High school diploma or GED. 
  • Must possess, or have the ability to possess within 1 year, a North Carolina Class I Maintenance Technologist Certification.

 Licensure, Certification, and Specialized Training:

  • Valid Driver's License

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:

  • Physically able to perform semi-skilled to skilled work in the maintenance and repair of specialized machinery and equipment in a water treatment plant and in other Town facilities. 
  • Exert up to 150 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 75 pounds of force frequently, and/or 25 pounds of force constantly to move objects. 
  • Climb, reach, crawl, bend, stoop, etc. in the performance of job duties. Physical demand requirements are those for Medium Work to Heavy Work.
  • Occasional exposure to adverse environmental conditions, including temperature extremes, wetness/humidity, rain, machinery hazards, uneven terrain, skin irritants, toxic agents, dirt, dust, pollen, odors, electrical currents, unusual noise levels, etc.

Supplemental Information:

Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs if they believe they are unable to perform every task on a job description. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job. That candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. The town will consider any equivalent combination of knowledge, skills, education, and experience to meet minimum qualifications.  A competitive benefits package is provided. 

The Town of Hillsborough is a drug and alcohol free workplace. A pre-employment drug test will be conducted. This position is designated as a safety-sensitive position, and is subject to random drug testing.