City of Richmond - Utilities Maintenance Technician II - Water Utility in Richmond, Virginia

The purpose of the class is to repair, improve and maintain assigned area of responsibility. The class is responsible for assigned City property. The class works according to set procedures under direct supervision.

Supervision: *Exercised:Classification typically does not supervise. * Received:*Incumbent reporting relationships are based on department. * Note:**Other reporting relationships may apply.

Example of Duties:

The City of Richmond Department of Public Utilities (DPU) operates five utilities: natural gas, water, wastewater, stormwater, and electric streetlighting. DPU serves more than 500,000 residential and commercial customers in the Richmond and surrounding metropolitan region. DPU's electric street lighting utility maintains more than 37,000 streetlights throughout the city. DPU maintains a combined sewer system (CSS) in the central part of the city, which carries stormwater and wastewater to the wastewater treatment plant prior to discharging it into the river. The Stormwater Utility also enhances public safety and health and protects property by improving the quality and decreasing the quantity of polluted stormwater runoff.

The City of Richmond, Department of Public Utilities seeks to fill a Maintenance Technician II position in the Water Utility Division.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Performing building maintenance such as lock repair, window replacement, masonry repair, roof repair, gutter and downspout replacement and repair, carpentry and painting;
  • Installing new playground equipment and repairing damaged and worn equipment;
  • Repairing damaged office furnishings and assembling new furnishings;
  • Assisting maintenance personnel in other classifications, such as plumbers and electricians, in performing their duties;
  • Operating welder, drill, saw, grinder and other power equipment as necessary in performance of tasks;
  • Maintaining City walkways and fences by making repairs or by replacement;
  • Performing installations and repairs of AC compressors, fan motors, valves and pumps;
  • Determining repairs necessary on faulty equipment and makes repairs when necessary or notifies proper maintenance personnel to handle repairs;
  • Maintaining log of work orders;
  • Performing snow and ice removal.

The selected candidate will be required to work 24 hour on-call, weekend and holiday call duty as scheduled.

Qualifications, Special Certifications and Licenses:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Requires high school diploma, GED or technical training;
  • Requires two years of experience;
  • An equivalent combination of training and experience (as approved by the department) may be used to meet the minimum qualifications of the classification;
  • May require valid state driver's license or CDL. Preferred Qualifications:

The successful candidate will demonstrate through a complete on-line application and Supplemental Questionnaire:

  • Working experience rebuilding centrifugal water pumps;
  • Experience working with chemical feed hose pumps;
  • Experience working in a mechanical and/or electrical industrial maintenance setting with exposure to heavy equipment, high voltages and hazardous chemicals;
  • Experience working with hand tools and power tools;
  • Experience in record keeping of mechanical equipment;
  • Ability to work in confined spaces;
  • Must be capable of wearing a full face respirator and capable of passing a breathing test as well as being able to work around chemicals such as ammonia, alum, hypochlorite, lime and polymer used in water treatment;
  • Valid Driver's License is required;
  • Current CDL is a plus.
Americans with Disabilities Act Requirements:

PHYSICAL AND DEXTERITY REQUIREMENTS: Physical and dexterity refers to the requirement for physical exertion and coordination of limb and body movement.

Requires medium to heavy work that involves walking, standing, stooping, lifting, digging, pushing and raising objects and involves exerting between 20 to 50 pounds of force on a regular and recurring basis and 50 to 100 pounds of force on an occasional basis.

ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARDS: Environmental hazards refer to the job conditions that may lead to injury or health hazards even though precautions have been taken.

The job may risk exposure to bright/dim light, dusts and pollen, extreme heat and/or cold, wet or humid conditions, extreme noise levels, vibration, fumes and/or noxious odors, traffic, moving machinery, electrical shock, heights and toxic/caustic chemicals.

SENSORY REQUIREMENTS: Sensory ability refers to hearing, sight, touch, taste, and smell required by the job.

The job requires normal visual acuity, field of vision, hearing, color perception, sense of smell, depth perception and texture perception.

ADA COMPLIANCE The City of Richmond, Virginia is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ADA requires the City to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are invited to discuss accommodations.

Job Title: Maintenance Technician II - Water Utility

Closing Date/Time: Sun. 08/27/17 11:59 PM Eastern Time

Salary: $27,461.00 - $44,516.00 Annually

Job Type: Full-Time

Location: 3920 Douglasdale Road, Richmond, Virginia

Department: Public Utilities