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OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE TECH/LEAD

Company: City of Longmont Colorado
Location: Longmont
Posted on: January 19, 2023

Job Description:

Job Announcement
20220422 Operations & Maintenance Technician/Lead

CLOSING DATE: Open Until Filled
APPLY ONLINE AT LONGMONTCOLORADO.GOV/JOBS

Department: Public Works and Natural Resources
Division: Operations - Maintenance

Hiring Range: Technician: $29.42 - $32.69/hour
Lead $31.53 - $35.03/hour
Full Time, Regular - benefited
Four (4) 10 hour day shifts
Regular Full-time with Benefits
Benefits include: Medical, Dental, Vision, Flex Spending, Defined Benefit Pension
Plan, 401(a) Money Purchase Plan, Life & Survivor, Term Life & AD&D, Long Term
Disability, Bereavement, Jury & Witness Duty, FMLA, Military Leave, Sick,
Vacation, Holiday pay, EAP, Tuition Assistance.
Other benefits: Optional, employee elected, voluntary benefits are available.




Definition: This position is primarily in the water and wastewater treatment maintenance
work group and performs a variety of technical duties related to the maintenance of water and
wastewater utility infrastructure.
The City is not only looking for experienced maintenance personnel, but applicants
interested in learning treatment operations and maintenance from the ground up. We are
seeking individuals who possess the utmost degree of integrity, dependability and reliability as
well as critical and analytical thinking skills with the ability to come to well-reasoned conclusions
and solutions.
Come and join this challenging and diverse work environment focused on teamwork and
professional development.
Principle Duties: For Tech: Research, inspect and troubleshoot treatment problems,
processes, components and equipment. Assist with, or lead, process cleaning, maintenance, and
other special projects. Work with vendors and contractors to plan, document, and implement
requested services. Acknowledge and respond to alarms, and inform supervisor and coworkers
of present and potential problems and hazards. Document operations and maintenance
activities. Monitor distribution system, reservoir levels, pressures and flows. Help implement
preventative maintenance programs including completing work orders and updates to the
Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS). Maintain and repair treatment
equipment such as pumps, valves, blowers, generators, automatic polymer dispensers, chemical
feed equipment bar screens, etc. Assist with process equipment cleaning and building


maintenance. Operate fork-lift, small front-end loader, backhoe, dump truck, boat, and small gas
or air powered tools. Perform pre-trip and post-trip inspection on vehicles. Assist contractors
and other staff as needed. Assist with planning for projects. Assist with development of standard
operating procedures and checklists. Develop and deploy skills with higher level maintenance
and process control tools and instruments
For Lead: In addition to performing the Tech duties, Leads must be able to research and
troubleshoot technical and equipment problems using appropriate materials and methods.
Develop written procedures, checklists, and instructions for training purposes and use by
workgroup to address routine work and special operating conditions. Inspect equipment and
treatment/system processes to ensure reliable facilities. Assist with identifying appropriate
monitoring plans and assist with process testing and control. Critically analyze treatment
processes and/or effective operation of infrastructure and work with other staff to implement
effective responses. Help refine and implement preventative and corrective maintenance
programs. Ensure the safety of all crew members and regulatory compliance with pertinent
safety standards. Ensure compliance with traffic laws, traffic control policies, ordinances, and
rules while performing and overseeing tasks. Provide engineering staff with requested utility
information and act as a liaison between projects and operations as required. Respond to
service calls, including emergency "on-call" shifts, with an ability to respond to a site within the
established timeframe. Respond to inquiries from customers. Assist supervisors with identifying
and addressing work priorities and support utility planning functions as needed.

Working Environment: Work is performed outside and inside both night and day shifts,
under varying and extreme weather conditions; job includes working rotating shifts and working
weekends and holidays. Work includes exposure to noise, dust, gases and oils, solvents and
chemicals. Coordination of eyes, hands, legs and body is needed. Position requires the ability to
work under time constraints and in confined spaces and the use of respirators. The candidate for
this position must be able to meet the physical requirements necessary to do the job.


Qualifications: For Tech: Education and experience as required by Colorado Department of
Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) to obtain operator certifications. (Please refer to CDPHE
5 CCR 1003-2 for current requirements.) Applicants must be able to obtain CDPHE operator
certifications as specified below (additional requirements). Preference will be given to applicants
with hands-on experience with industrial operations, electrical and mechanical equipment
maintenance, machinery maintenance, laboratory equipment calibration, sample analyses,
and/or other job experience related to water/wastewater operations. Consideration will be given
to applicants who have demonstrated analytical skills, engaged in progressive career-oriented
learning, and/or a demonstrated ability to be trained to perform complex job functions. Special
Qualification: Possession of a valid Colorado Driver's License. Possession of a Colorado Class D,
C, or B Operators Certificate or the ability to obtain within two testing cycles from the date of
hire. The certificate must be for Water Operations if assigned to the City's water plants or
Wastewater Operations if assigned to the City's wastewater plant.
Progressive Certification up to the "A" level must be demonstrated within four years of hire by
employees assigned to operations as their area of emphasis. This time period may be extended
as needed to address testing cycles and other legitimate factors determined by the supervisor.
Progressive required maintenance training and/or certification must be demonstrated within
four years of hire by employees assigned to maintenance as their area of emphasis.

For Lead: Education and experience as required by Colorado Department of Public Health and
Environment (CDPHE) to obtain operator certifications. (Please refer to CDPHE 5 CCR 1003-2 for
current requirements.) Applicants must be able to obtain a Colorado Department of Public
Health and Environment operator certifications as specified below (additional requirements).
Applicants should have four or more years of experience with industrial operations, electrical
and mechanical equipment maintenance, machinery maintenance, laboratory equipment



calibration, sample analyses, and/or other job experience related to water/wastewater
operations. An Associate's degree in distribution, collection, water or wastewater operations,
environmental sciences, or related technical studies is preferred. Consideration will be given to
applicants who have 4 or more years of work experience including demonstrated analytical skills,
engaged in progressive career-oriented learning, and/or a demonstrated ability to be trained to
perform complex job functions. Special
Qualifications: Qualifications can be met by fulfilling
one of the following two alternatives depending on core assignment (Water Treatment,
Wastewater Treatment, Distribution System Operation, Collection System Operations, or
Operations Maintenance):
Possession of a Colorado Class A Operator's Certificate or the ability to obtain within two testing
cycles from the date of hire. The certificate must be for Water Operations if assigned to the
City's water plants or Wastewater Operations if assigned to the City's wastewater plant.

Or

Possession of Association of Boards of Certification (ABC) - Level II Plant Maintenance
Technologist Certification and a minimum of a Colorado Class D Water or Wastewater Plant
Operators Certificate or the ability to obtain both within two testing cycles from the date of hire.
This alternative is specifically for plant operations maintenance personnel. All employees
classified in this position must possess a valid Colorado Driver's License

Selection
The selection process will include complete job description review, personal interview,
background investigation, criminal background check, substance screening and physical abilities
test.


DEADLINE: Open Until Filled
An ONLINE APPLICATION is required. This job is Open Until Filled. The online application
process is available for this position on our website at www.longmontcolorado.gov/jobs.
Resumes are not accepted in lieu of the City Application. For more information, call (303) 651-
8609.


The City of Longmont offers Equal Opportunity for employment to all qualified applicants. It is the policy of the City
of Longmont not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation,
age, ancestry, veteran status, or disability unless related to a bona fide occupational requirement. If you need special
assistance in the selection process, please contact the Human Resources Department in advance to make
arrangements.


AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
ALL CITY OF LONGMONT FACILITIES ARE SMOKE FREE


Keywords: City of Longmont Colorado, Longmont , OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE TECH/LEAD, Professions , Longmont, Colorado

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