Function: Under general supervision of the Maintenance Supervisor, responsible for installing, repairing, and maintaining the equipment within the LOTT Clean Water Alliance (LOTT) Wastewater Treatment and Reclaimed Water Production Systems.
Essential Functions: Responsible for installing, repairing, and maintaining equipment in all LOTT Facilities, including the wastewater treatment plant, remote pump stations and Reclaimed water production and distribution systems. The wastewater treatment system contains a wide variety of equipment, including: pumps, compressors, blowers, generators, gear reducers, chain drives, pneumatic systems, HVAC units, and laboratory equipment. Duties include, but are not limited to the following:
Diagnose mechanical operating problems, plan, and carry out corrective action.
Complete scheduled preventive maintenance tasks;
Read and accurately interpret drawings and operations and maintenance manuals;
Repair or rebuild equipment as necessary; identify and clearly communicate a work plan and parts list required to effect repairs;
Perform a variety of mechanical, pipe fitting, and structural repairs;
Fabricate new parts for existing equipment as necessary;
Complete various welding projects;
Design, layout and install new equipment as necessary to ensure plant remains operational;
Participate in the implementation of the LOTT Strategic Asset Management Program, including: preventative and predictive maintenance tasks, inventory of parts and equipment, prioritizing maintenance tasks, and data collection to make repair/replace decisions using the Business Case Evaluation approach.
May respond to system breakdown and service calls on 24-hour, year around basis, including weekends and holidays, as required;
May assist in training staff, including other Maintenance Technicians, Maintenance Workers I and II, and Operations staff;
Demonstrate regular and reliable attendance; and
Perform other duties as assigned.
Working conditions will vary upon assignment. Maintenance Technicians may be assigned to work throughout all LOTT facilities, including satellite treatment and reclamation plants and pump stations as well as the central treatment plant. There are hazardous work areas such as pits, underground vaults and other confined spaces and close proximity to heavy equipment. Maintenance Technicians may operate potentially dangerous tools and equipment. Some duties may have potential exposure to toxic chemicals, gases and/or raw sewage. Assignments may be outdoors, occasionally requiring work in inclement weather at dirty, wet, noisy or cramped work sites. The work may involve strenuous manual labor, requiring physical dexterity and mechanical aptitude. Due to the size and design of LOTT facilities, the physical capability and sufficient mobility to navigate all types of surfaces and terrain including open grates, slippery surfaces, stairs and uneven terrain is required.
Experience/Education: Three years of increasingly responsible experience in maintaining and rebuilding equipment similar to that found at a water or wastewater treatment plant, and the ability to demonstrate skill in the areas listed above is required. Backflow Prevention Certification, HVAC 608/609, WA State Treatment Plant certification, and Mainsaver training are preferred.
Additional Requirements: A valid Driver’s License is required. Must participate in LOTT’s Health and Safety Program. A WABO-certified Welder’s Card is required within 1 year of hire.
The LOTT Clean Water Alliance preserves and protects public health and the environment by cleaning and restoring water resources for the urban Lacey-Olympia-Tumwater area of north Thurston County, Washington.