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Maintenance Mechanic/Welder for WGW Operations

Company: City of Palo Alto, CA
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: March 26, 2020

Job Description:

DescriptionThe DepartmentPalo Alto is the only city in California that offers a full array of utility services to its citizens and businesses. Because of this, the City has a unique opportunity to partner with the Palo Alto community to enjoy the benefits and achievements of reliable, home-grown, and environmentally-focused utilities. Palo Alto has a tradition of over 100 years of successful public utility operations. It is a tradition that continues to provide the Palo Alto community with safe and reliable utilities service, local decision-making over policies, utility rate-making, environmental programs, and customized services.The PositionThe Utilities department is looking for a candidate with strong mechanical and welding skills to repair, maintain and fabricate construction equipment and tools used by the Water Gas Wastewater Operations of the City of Palo Alto, Utilities. The successful candidate will need to maintain Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations for proper operation of the Street Gas Distribution Key Valves for Emergency Response personnel. Job duties will include handling weld and fabrication requests as a team and under the direction of the Senior Mechanic/Welder and/or Supervisor for WGW Operations, Electric Operation, Public Works, Fleet and Facilities.Ideal Candidate* Strong mechanical skills and welding experience;* Knowledgeable of safe work practices and procedures and the appropriate PPE in accordance with Safety Policies;* Comply with Safety Regulations according to Federal, State and City Policies;* Produces quality work;* Knowledge of oral communication skills to receive instructions and training, relay problems, ask questions;* Ability to understand and interpret engineering drawings used for fabrication and pressure and vacuum gages;* Ability to work with dangerous substances such as methane, H2S, thinner;* Ability to work for emergency repairs and on weekends and Holidays occasionally;* Ability to travel to different work locations and work in inclement weather.This position is part of the Service Employees' International Union (SEIU). Essential DutiesEssential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:When assigned to Water-Gas-Wastewater:* Updates City water and gas distribution maps to reflect inaccuracies.* Inspects, services and maintains: gasoline powered generators; 2-cycle, gasoline and diesel engine vibration plates; hydraulically-operated equipment; pneumatic tools; concrete saws.* Inspects, maintains and calibrates confined entry space monitoring equipment monthly and maintains inspection log for CalOSHA.* Measures, cuts and threads pipe for shop and field crews.* Orders and maintains shop inventory of parts, tools and equipment required for day-to-day and emergency use.To view full job description, go hereMinimum QualificationsSpecial Requirements:* Possession of a valid California Driver's License.* Completion of 12th grade and 2 years experience in related shop practices.* Willing to work overtime or on-call 4-8 hours per week for emergency repairs;* work weekends occasionally;* work in different locations;* travel locally and out-of-town to pick up parts and attend training;* attend meetings during work for work assignments and safety meetings;* work with dangerous substances such as methane, H2S, thinner;* provide own safety shoes;* wear safety gear.For Water-Gas-Wastewater:* Ability to pass drug test as mandated by the Department of Transportation anti-drug program.* Must become certified to weld on natural gas lines within the first six months of employment and continue certification yearly.

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