Plant Maintenance Technician III

Jonesboro, GA

POSITION:                            Plant Maintenance Technician III

DEPARTMENT:                    General Services

PAYGRADE:                          105 (NE)

PAY:                                          Min - $23.231  Mid - $29.619  Max - $36.009

DEADLINE:                           Friday, June 21, 2024


Purpose of Classification: 

The purpose of this classification is to install, maintain and repair electrical and mechanical equipment used at CCWA water and wastewater facilities, pelletization and dewatering facilities, ground reservoirs, elevated tanks, and water pumping stations. 

Essential Functions:  

The following duties are normal for 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. 

Assists with diagnosing and repairing existing water and wastewater equipment: performs low and high voltage electrical repair; fabricates parts by welding and/or torch cutting metal; repairs gear boxes; rebuilds bearing assemblies; repairs AC and DC drives, drive trains, and motors; utilizes electrical testing equipment to diagnose electrical problems. 

Performs the installation of new and re-built water and wastewater equipment: utilizes specialized riggings and lifting equipment. 

Assists other personnel as assigned, to include the acquisition of parts and materials.            

Performs predictive maintenance on water and wastewater equipment. 

Processes a variety of documentation associated with department/division operations, within designated timeframes and per established procedures: maintains and enters labor charged to work orders; and prepares, completes, or reviews other documentation. 

Operates a personal computer to enter, retrieve, review or modify data, utilizing word processing, spreadsheet, database, Internet, e-mail, or other software; and operates general office or other equipment as necessary to complete essential functions. 

Operates or uses various equipment, power tools, hand tools, and supplies in order to complete work assignments: operates and maintains welding tools, cutting torch, electrical testing equipment, boom truck, ditch diggers, high lift, mechanical lift, lathe, drill press and milling machine, and other tools and equipment.  

Communicates with supervisor, other CCWA employees, vendors, and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, exchange information, or resolve problems. 

Additional Functions: 

This position may require on-call assignments 

Performs other related duties as required. 

Minimum Qualifications: 

High school Diploma or GED required, with vocational or technical training in industrial mechanics or electronics or a related field; supplemented by one year of experience in installing, maintaining water and wastewater plant equipment; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.  

Specific License or Certification Required: Must possess and maintain the following licenses/certifications: 

Georgia Water and Wastewater Institute Maintenance Technician, Class III certification (within 18 months of hire)  

Crane Operator Certification (within 12 months of hire).  

Specific Knowledge, Skills, or Abilities: Must be able to demonstrate proficiency in performance of the essential functions and learn, comprehend, and apply all CCWA or departmental policies, practices, and procedures necessary to function effectively in the position. 

Performance Aptitudes: 

Data Utilization: Requires the ability to review, classify, categorize, prioritize, and/or analyze data.  Includes exercising discretion in determining data classification, and in referencing such analysis to established standards for the purpose of recognizing actual or probable interactive effects and relationships. 

Human Interaction: Requires the ability to provide guidance, assistance, and/or interpretation to others regarding the application of procedures and standards to specific situations. 

Equipment, Machinery, Tools, and Materials Utilization: Requires the ability to operate, maneuver and/or control the actions of equipment, machinery, tools, and/or materials used in performing essential functions. 

Verbal Aptitude: Requires the ability to utilize a wide variety of reference, descriptive, and/or advisory data and information. 

Mathematical Aptitude: Requires the ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division; the ability to calculate decimals and percentages; the ability to utilize principles of fractions; and the ability to interpret graphs. 

Functional Reasoning: Requires the ability to apply principles of rational systems; to interpret instructions furnished in written, oral, diagrammatic, or schedule form; and to exercise independent judgment to adopt or modify methods and standards to meet variations in assigned objectives.  

Situational Reasoning: Requires the ability to exercise judgment, decisiveness and creativity in situations involving evaluation of information against measurable or verifiable criteria. 

ADA Compliance:  

Physical Ability: Tasks require the ability to exert moderate, though not constant physical effort, typically involving some combination of climbing and balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, and prolonged standing, and which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of moderate weight (50-100 pounds). 

Sensory Requirements: Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate colors or shades of colors, sounds, odor, depth, and visual cues or signals.  Some tasks require the ability to communicate orally. 

Environmental Factors: Performance of essential functions may require exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as dirt, dust, pollen, odors, wetness, humidity, fumes, temperature and noise extremes, hazardous materials, unsafe structures, heights, confined spaces, machinery, vibrations, electric currents, bright/dim lights, toxic agents, disease, or pathogenic substances. 


At CCWA, it is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees, including temporary employees, and applicants for employment based on qualifications, abilities, and merit. Therefore, CCWA prohibits discrimination against employees, applicants or any other legally covered persons because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation and gender identity or expression), citizenship, genetic information, disability status, past, current, or prospective membership in the uniformed services or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to job advertisements, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, benefits, and training.



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