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*WRRF - Plant Maintenance Specialist I (Open Positions: 2)

Location: Water Resource Recovery Facility - 5758 North River Rd., Waterville, OH 43566
Department: Water Resource Recovery Facility
Job Status: Full-Time
Shift: 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Days Worked: Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri.
Hour Per Week: 40
Rate of Pay: $42,640 - $55,868
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Job Description

Under the general direction of the Plant Manager, or his designee, performs maintenance functions to plant equipment, buildings and structures.


• Performs maintenance, preventative maintenance and repairs on a variety of plant equipment grounds, and structures. This includes but is not limited to: repair or replacement of gears motors, clarifier components, compressors, vehicles, piping, heating and ventilation units, buildings and structures, chemical feed equipment, pneumatic and hydraulic systems, screening units, pumps, motors, methane gas systems, glycol systems, boilers, valves, and generators.

• Inspects operating equipment to detect minor mechanical or electrical problems; assists with, replaces, or rebuilds pumps; assist with/replaces motors, blowers and other electrical parts; removes and installs plant equipment.

• Removes and installs plant equipment.

• Tracks, records, and reports all aspects of the preventive maintenance program.

• Orders spare parts, building maintenance supplies, and fuel.

• Operates tractor, backhoe, forklift, dump truck, front-end loader, lawn mowers, snow plow, load-lugger truck, and other heavy equipment when required.

• Maintain and operate receiving station and dewatering equipment

• May provide training and assistance to other wastewater treatment plant employees.

• Assists the Plant Maintenance Coordinator in developing and implementing safety procedures as required by OSHA.

• May act in the absence of the Plant Maintenance Coordinator.

• Additional duties as assigned.


• High school graduate or equivalent.
• Valid Driver License or valid driving privileges in the State of Ohio.
• Valid Commercial Driver License (CDL) - Class B with air brake endorsement, or must be able to successfully obtain within six (6) months of assuming position.
• One (1) year of demonstrated experience in corrective and preventative maintenance on pumps, blowers, generators, and other mechanical equipment.
• One (1) year demonstrated experience in all types of metal, piping and plumbing repairs (steel threaded and welded, PVC, and copper).
• Six (6) months demonstrated preventative maintenance experience with vehicles and small engines (lawn equipment and gas powered equipment and tools).
• Must be able to lift weights up to a maximum of 55 pounds.
• Must be able to climb stairs and ladders and tolerate heights up to 50 feet.
• Ability to obtain an Ohio EPA Class I Wastewater Treatment Operator License; or eighteen (18) months experience and the passage of Operator Training Committee of Ohio (OTCO) Basic Wastewater Correspondence Course or will no longer be considered qualified to hold this position.
• An employee who holds an Ohio EPA Class I (or higher) Wastewater Treatment Operator License and has twelve (12) months experience as a Plant Maintenance Specialist I shall advance to the Plant Maintenance Specialist II position upon achieving above minimum qualification.

• Knowledge of wastewater treatment facilities and functions.
• Knowledge of maintenance procedures, co-generation principles, chemical properties, flow patterns, electrical principles both AC and DC and accepted safety practices.
• Ability to calculate flows, volumes, and angles.
• Ability to use a variety of hand and power tools.
• Ability to operate backhoe, dump truck, tractor, forklift, dump truck, lawn mowers cutters, grinders, welders and torches.
• Ability to follow oral and/or written instructions.
• Ability to read and understand blueprints and technical manuals.
• Ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide whole numbers, fractions, decimals, and percentages.
• Ability to communicate and work well with others.
• Ability to work in a group or alone.

• Exposure to cold and/or wet weather.
• Exposure to varied and unusual odors.

Additional Information

To apply, please do one of the following:

1) Apply online


2) Mail a completed application, or a cover letter and resume, to: Lucas County Personnel Department, One Government Center, Suite 450, Toledo, OH 43604 ATTN: Plant Maintenance Specialist

3) Apply in person at the above address.

If applying online, please combine all documents into one pdf prior to attaching to your application.

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