Water/Wastewater Plant Mechanic

Henrico County Public Schools | Henrico, VA, United States

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Posted Date 3/17/2023

Job Title

Water/Wastewater Plant Mechanic


Henrico, VA, US

Organization Name

County of Henrico Department of Public Utilities

About Us

Henrico County, a progressive employer of choice, provides job seekers with the promise of fair and competitive compensation; a close-knit atmosphere with low employee turnover; and a benefits package that helps secure financial stability.

Established in 1611, Henrico County has deep historical roots. Henrico County borders the City of Richmond to the west, north and east and constitutes approximately a third of the Richmond metropolitan areas. Henrico County is among the top-rated counties in the nation and was one of the first localities to adopt the County Manager Form of Government. Citizens of Henrico County are represented by an elected Board of Supervisors representing five magisterial districts.

Henrico County General Government currently has more than 30 agencies. Department Heads are appointed by the County Manager, with the exception of the elected constitutional officers. Henrico County is an equal opportunity employer and, when you join us, you will be surrounded by fellow associates who come from all walks of life, all types of cultural backgrounds and all ages.

General Statement of Duties

Closing Date: This position closes Monday, April 3, 2023.

Performs inspections, maintenance and complex repairs on all types of industrial-scale mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, and plumbing equipment in the County Water Reclamation Facility; exercises and/or operates equipment; performs complex troubleshooting and diagnosis; does related work as required.

Essential Duties

This position is recruiting for a Wastewater Plant Mechanic at Henrico DPU Water Reclamation Facility.

  • Thorough working knowledge of the safe use and maintenance of hand and power tools.
  • Demonstrated skill in the use and care of tools and equipment.
  • Comprehensive working knowledge of operations, processes and equipment at assigned locations.
  • Thorough working knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions of the assigned facility.
  • Physical ability to perform inherent to the assigned duties and tasks requiring varying degrees of physical effort which may include bending, stooping, lifting and carrying heavy loads, climbing, entering and working in confined spaces, working in elevated and underground workspaces, etc.
  • Ability to perform thorough visual inspections; ability to work safely in adverse weather conditions and temperatures extremes.
  • Ability to read, write, and accurately interpret and comprehend complex manuals and instructions.
  • Ability to read, follow and give clear and concise instruction to other mechanics and Division staff.
  • Demonstrated high-level proficiency in the use and care of tools and equipment incidental to assigned duties.
  • Demonstrated ability to understand and carry out complex technical oral and written instructions;
  • Demonstrated ability to keep accurate and detailed technical records and make written reports as assigned.
  • Math skills sufficient to accurately measure and perform calculations including conversion fractions to decimals.
  • Basic knowledge of personal computers and /or automated systems and the ability to enter, maintain, retrieve and analyze data (CMMS data entry, data mining, data queries, data reporting).
  • Good organizational skills.
  • Sound research skills to do research as assigned.
  • Good computer skills with demonstrated ability to efficiently research product information and installation instructions as well as perform other research as assigned;
  • Sound judgment and critical thinking skills with the demonstrated ability to problem solve, identify appropriate cost-effective solutions, make recommendations, make appropriate decisions and efficiently implement approved solutions.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate and work effectively as a team member and a leader; basic supervisory skills to assist with training and directing co-workers as needed.
  • Effective oral and written communications skills with the ability to communicate, interpret and understand complex technical information.
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with Department personnel.
  • Personal accountability including teamwork and establishing and maintaining positive relationships with Department personnel and other County employees.
  • Excellent customer service skills, tact, and courtesy.
  • Requires ability to work a flexible schedule or overtime as needed.

Minimum Qualifications

High school graduate with relevant vocational or trade school training or apprenticeship preferred and six (6) years of relevant experience; OR any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

Additional Information

This position is located in Varina at Henrico's Water Reclamation Facility (9101 WRVA Road)

This position may be filled at any level (I, II, or III) commensurate with the successful candidate's qualifications and the needs of the department at the time of hire.

Salary Ranges per level are as follows:

Level I - $33,336.49 to $61,324.04

Level II - $38,371.34 to $70,585.89

Level III - $42,143.61 to $77,525.16

Requires a valid driver's license with a safe driving record.

May require a pre-work physical examination and/or medical tests administered by Henrico County Employee Health Services, the components of which are based on and appropriate to the specific sensory and/or physical demands of the given position.

A criminal history record check and fingerprinting is conducted on all persons conditionally offered employment, including a conditional offer of initial employment, or a conditional offer to promote, demote, or laterally transfer an employee.

How To Apply

Closing Date: This position closes Monday, April 3, 2023.

You apply for positions with Henrico County general government through our on-line applicant system, which is available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week with an Internet connection. Please access our job site portal through https://henrico.us/services/jobs or click on the Jobs link in the upper right hand corner of our main County page at https://henrico.us.

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Main Organization

General Government

General Government

Employment Status

Permanent Fulltime

Permanent Full-time

Amount of Travel

Work At Home

Building & Construction | Installation-Maint-Repair

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