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Water Plant Equipment Maintenance Mechanic

Contact: City of Troy Personnel/Civil Service Office
City of Troy


The City of Troy is seeking applications for the position of Water Plant Equipment Maintenance Mechanic The pay grade and salary for this position is: CSEA Grade 13, Starting Salary $46,331

Distinguishing Features of the Class: This class involves the performance of a variety of water plant equipment maintenance and repair tasks of a skilled nature. Employees in this class are responsible for performing the more difficult and technical work in maintaining the equipment and facilities in operating order. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Water Plant Maintenance Supervisor and involves supervisory duties over semi skilled subordinates.

Examples of Work: (Illustrative only)  Inspects and where necessary repairs water treatment plant equipment such as chlorinating and chemical feed equipment, pumps, automatic electric feed controls, chemical vibrators, elevators, conveyors and regulators;  Performs routine preventative maintenance on plant equipment;  Sets up and follows a check list on maintenance duties to be performed on various plant equipment;  Participates in the training of new employees who will be responsible for treatment of water or repair of equipment;  Works as journeyman tradesmen in the performance of the more difficult and technical work.  Operates electrical testing equipment and other necessary equipment for investigation of current. Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Thorough knowledge of the methods, materials, tools and standard procedures utilized in the repair and maintenance of water treatment plant equipment; pumping station and chlorination stations; ability to safely operate electrical equipment; ability to follow oral and written directions; ability to supervise the work of others; ability to work from plans and specifications; mechanical aptitude; dependability; good physical condition.

Minimum Qualifications: A) Graduation from a regionally accredited or NYS registered college with an Associate’s degree or higher and two years of experience in the repair and maintenance of water treatment plant equipment in a large water treatment plant or an equivalent combination of training and experience; OR B) Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and three years of experience in the repair and maintenance of mechanical or electrical equipment on a skilled level or an equivalent combination of training and experience. The selected qualified candidate will be required to take an exam administered by the NYS Dept. of Civil Service and become reachable on the resulting eligible list to secure permanent status in the title. If not a Troy resident, the successful candidate will have ninety (90) days to move into the City and maintain residency.

The City of Troy is an Affirmative Action / Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Hiring and promotion decisions in the City service are based solely upon qualifications and ability, and the City does not discriminate on any other basis. Minorities are encouraged to apply. Posted 02/16/2021 Please forward Employment Application demonstrating that you meet the minimum qualifications of the position by Friday, April 2, 2021 to: City of Troy Personnel/Civil Service Office 433 River Street Troy, NY 12180 Email: [email protected] Fax: 518-268-1686

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