Plant Maintenance Mechanic III

Description :

                      CLASS TITLE:    Plant Maintenance Mechanic III




Performs highly skilled maintenance work in the operation, installation, maintenance and repair of electrical and mechanical equipment in the water or wastewater treatment plant, at various types of lift stations and/or at pump stations. 



  • Repairs and services pipe fittings, electrical and electronic equipment including electric pumps, compensators, starters, electrical monitoring systems, controllers, switch gears, generators, boilers, thermostats, chemical feed systems and related equipment.
  • Pulls and repairs electric motors, pumps, mechanical sweep arms, rebuilds gear boxes and motor controls.
  • Operates plant, lift station and/or pumping stations, recording test results, temperatures, weather conditions; checks meters, recirculating pumps, drip taps, etc. and operates a wide variety of other related equipment.
  • Acts as a working lead/supervisor over small groups or individuals on special repair and maintenance projects.
  • Works and consults with and inspects work done by contractors involving construction, maintenance and/or rehabilitation of City water and/or wastewater facilities.
  • Troubleshoots and repairs PLC and scada systems.
  • Uses voltmeter, ohmmeter and other electrical testing devices.
  • Operates welding equipment; repairs broken or defective head and tail lights; replaces batteries.
  • Operates backhoe, front-end loader, bobcat, power rodder, flusher truck, forklift, trencher, street broom, water truck, grader, bulldozer, tractor and other light to medium construction equipment.
  • Performs skilled service and maintenance as pipefitting, water taps, boring or pushing under roadways, hydrostatic testing, bacteriological sampling, brick and rock laying, cement work, painting and remodeling, plumbing, carpentry and mowing activities when not engaged in equipment operation.
  • Makes emergency service calls.
  • Performs other work as necessary and or as assigned.
  • Must report to work on a regular and timely basis.


The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position. 



The Plant Maintenance Mechanic III reports directly to the Pollution Control Plant Chief Operator and/or the Pollution Section Superintendant as assigned.


The Plant Maintenance Mechanic III may supervise the Plant Maintenance Mechanic II, maintenance workers and/or plant operators or temporary workers as assigned.




Training and Experience:  High school diploma or equivalent.   Five years of skilled experience in maintenance and repair of heavy electromechanical equipment, motors and controls of types associated with water treatment plants and pump stations; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. 


Knowledge, Abilities and Skills:  Good knowledge of tools and techniques commonly used in the repair and maintenance of industrial equipment similar to or used in a water or wastewater plant, pumping station and/or lift station; good knowledge of general plumbing, electrical, welding and equipment maintenance work; good knowledge of the hazards and related safety precautions of plant operations.  Ability to read and interpret schematics; ability to lead others in special projects; ability to prepare written reports and purchase orders; ability to understand and influence others to achieve work objectives.    

Physical Requirements:  The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements.  On a case-by-case basis, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, arm and hand steadiness and finger dexterity will be needed enough to use a key board and telephone.  Occasional sitting and standing is required.  Frequent lifting and carrying of objects up to sixty (60) pounds.  Occasional lifting and carrying of objects weighing over sixty (60) pounds.  Occasional reaching, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crawling, twisting, handling and repetitive movements.  Vision, speech and hearing sufficient to perform essential tasks.  Punctuality and reasonable attendance is essential.     Must submit to drug screening and fitness to work physical exam.


Licenses and Certificates:  Possession of a valid Oklahoma Class A CDL with tanker endorsement.  Must possess and maintain a Class “C” Waterworks or Sewage Works license or ability to obtain within nine (9) months from appointment. 


WORKING ENVIRONMENT:  Work in this classification is both indoors and outdoors.  Will travel to other City locations as required.  Requires ability to work weekends, holidays and irregular hours.  Requires ability to maintain on-call status.  Will be subjected to confined spaces.


STARTING PAY:  $15.81/hr. - $20.38/hr.  Excellent employee benefits (insurance, vacation leave, sick leave, retirement, holidays).


WORK HOURS:  8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.  Requires ability to work weekends, holidays and irregular hours.  Requires ability to maintain on-call status.


WORK LOCATION:  City of Muskogee Public Works Department, Pollution Control Division (Collections), 5000 East Hancock, Muskogee, Oklahoma.

Contact :

RESUMES MAY BE SUBMITTED BUT WE REQUIRE THAT OUR EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION BE COMPLETED AND SUBMITTED ALSO.  The employment application can be found on our website:  Just click on “Menu” at the top left side of the page (in the green bar), then under that go to “Departments” and click on “Human Resources”, then click on “Links and Downloads” on the left hand side of the page, then click on “Applications” (toward the bottom of the page), then click on “Employment Application” (print and fill out) or “Fillable Employment Application” (fill out online), or one can be faxed, emailed, or mailed to you or you can pick one up from the City of Muskogee Human Resources Department at 229 West Okmulgee Street (the three story red brick building (Muskogee Municipal Building) at the southeast corner of 3rd and Okmulgee Streets).  The Human Resources Department is located on the First Floor, Room 102.  Applications can be returned to the same address or by mail:  City of Muskogee, Human Resources Department, P. O. Box 1927, Muskogee, OK  74402-1927; by fax:  918-684-6223; or by email:  If you should have any questions, please call the Human Resources Department at 918-684-6221 or inquire in person at the address above or fax or email (above).


DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS:  There is no deadline for applications for this position.  It will be open until filled.



Deadline for Applying : Open until filled