Wastewater Treatment Mechanics perform a variety of skilled tasks in maintaining, overhauling and assembling mechanical equipment and auxiliaries associated with large diesel engines, pumps, compressors, barscreens, collectors, clarifiers, centrifuges, conveyors, heat exchangers,and other equipment found in a wastewater treatment plant or a wastewater collection system. Tasks include the more difficult and skilled mechanical work required at a wastewater treatment plant and sewage lift stations.
Employees perform a variety of mechanical and building trade tasks. Although performance of skilled work is required in many of the repairs made, skills required in any one type of trade are usually less than would be required of a journeyman in that field. Work differs between positions, but in most cases primary emphasis is upon mechanical ability and some electrical skills. Work is performed independently, but frequently is inspected upon completion.
The City maintains and operates 4 wastewater treatment plants, 61 sewage lift stations, and 2 sewage main pump stations. This is work that may include some supervisory duties.
Thorough knowledge of the methods, tools and materials used in mechanical and electromechanical systems.
Knowledge of work hazards and ability to take necessary safety precautions.
Ability to read and interpret technical repair manuals.
Ability to climb stairs and ladders; work at heights of up to 45 feet and in equipment pits; and bend, twist, and reach as necessary to repair equipment.
Ability to lift and carry up to 40 pounds; to lift and carry up to 120 pounds with assistance of another person; to exert up to 100 pounds of pressure using tools that tighten, loosen, or cut.
Ability to work outdoors when inclement weather conditions exist.
Ability to be available for after-hour emergencies including on-call duties.
Internal Number: PRO3093-PP
About City of Wichita Wastewater Division
Wichita, Kansas has grown to become the largest city in Kansas and the 49th largest city in the United States with a population of approximately 385,000 and a metropolitan area population of about 635,000. This growth has been attributed to a strong entrepreneurial environment, high quality of life, low cost of living, and excellent transportation and utility infrastructure.
The wastewater system currently serves an area of more than 165 square miles, which is approximately
equal to Wichita’s entire geographic area. The City divides the wastewater service area into three treatment service regions, each designated by the treatment plant serving each region. Total Daily Average Flow for all three faciliteis is 38 MGD.