Electro/Mechanical Technician

Notice of Job Opening

Date: August 11, 2022

Department: Wastewater Division

Exp Date: Until Filled

Pay Range: Min: $19.85/Hr - Max $29.07/Hr

Hours: 7:00am-3:30pm


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential job functions satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary job functions herein described. Since every duty associated with this position may not be described herein, employees may be required to perform duties not specifically spelled out in the job description, but which may be reasonably considered to be incidental in the performing of their duties just as though they were actually written out in this job description.

JOB Summary

The employee in this position performs highly skilled electrical, electronic, and mechanical work at all water pollution control plants and pumping stations. Work involves the trouble shooting, repair, and maintenance of electrical and electronic systems including motors, starters, relays, MCC’s, VFD’s, PLC’s, circuit boards, wiring, instrumentation, and computer system. Employee also performs mechanical maintenance and repairs of wastewater equipment. A considerable amount of independent judgment is necessary in analyzing and restoring equipment to its optimal operating condition. Employee is supervised by the Water Pollution Control Equipment Maintenance Supervisor and supervises no other employees.

Essential Job Functions

  • Troubleshoots and repairs problems in mechanical, electrical and electronic problems.
  • Utilizes testing equipment of the electrical field to diagnose equipment problems.
  • Performs emergency repairs and troubleshoots mechanical breakdowns.
  • Runs conduit and pulls wires as needed.
  • Works from and updates control logic diagrams.
  • Programs, controllers, timers, etc. and rebuilds electrical controls.
  • Calibrates and repairs plant instrumentation.
  • Maintains emergency generators.
  • Performs preventative and predictive maintenance on electrical, electronic and mechanical systems.
  • Conducts and documents routine preventative maintenance according to schedule.
  • Obtains and evaluates predictive maintenance data, such as vibration analyses, infrared scans, electric consumption, etc.
  • Assists in cleaning equipment, building, and grounds.
  • Assists in electrical training of mechanics and operators.
  • Performs related duties as required.
  • Operates, checks, and calibrates a variety of mechanical equipment, meters, valves, gauges, and instruments to ensure proper operation.
  • Takes readings and records on charts various wastewater treatment plant equipment, gauges and other related instrumentation.
  • Maintains complete and accurate records and logs of duties completed.
  • Performs preventative and minor maintenance on assigned plant equipment.
  • Performs daily inspection of plant mechanical systems.
  • Performs janitorial duties.
  • Cleans and/or paints equipment, pumps, motors, piping, etc.
  • Performs grounds maintenance such as grass cutting, weed eating, and general clean up as needed.
  • Performs other related duties as required/assigned.


  • Must possess a high school diploma or GED equivalent and be able to read, write, and perform mathematical calculations at a high school or equivalent level.
  • Preferred candidates are supplemented by courses from a vocational technical school relating to the electrical, electronic and mechanical fields.
  • Experience sufficient to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with the completion of an apprentice/internship or having had a similar position for one to three years.
  • Must be a team player and possess good oral and written communication skills.
  • High School diploma supplemented by courses from a vocational technical school relating to the electrical, electronic and mechanical fields.
  • Preferred candidate has at least four years’ experience in mechanical/electrical troubleshooting.
  • Possess a valid State of Georgia driver’s license and/or live within a thirty-minute response time.
  • Ability to work on-call.

Knowledge, Skill and Abilities

  • Considerable knowledge of the mechanical, electrical and electronic trades.
  • Highly skilled in electrical and mechanical troubleshooting and repair, particularly with PLC’s, VFD’s, large motors, generators, submersible pumps, and industrial engines.
  • Considerable knowledge and skill in the use and care of electrical and electronic testing equipment.
  • General knowledge of computer functions and maintenance.
  • Knowledge of preventative and predictive maintenance procedures.
  • Good knowledge of industrial safety practices.
  • Ability to work from electrical drawings and sketches.
  • Ability to prepare and maintain reports.
  • Ability to work in confined spaces and manholes.
  • Ability to wear SCBA and respirators.
  • Ability to work on-call, shifts, and in adverse weather conditions.
  • Skill in the use of small power tools, hand tools, and a soldering gun.
  • Ability to perform mathematical computations.
  • Ability to learn state and federal standards, rules, and regulations regarding operation of water treatment facilities.
  • Ability to learn the methods and techniques of water treatment facility operations, maintenance, and repair.
  • Ability to learn proper handling and storage of water treatment chemicals and physical and biological reactions.
  • Ability to understand written and oral instructions.
  • Ability to work independently and with other employees.
  • Ability to read gauges and meters accurately.
  • Ability to work outside under adverse weather conditions.
  • Ability to learn wastewater plant safety practices.
  • Skill in the use of a wide variety of hand, plumbing and electrical tools.
  • Ability to read and comprehend at the level for the job.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with others.
  • Ability to exercise judgement.
  • Ability to occasionally lift 50 pounds.
  • Ability to operate a motor vehicle.

Work Environment

The employee will be exposed to the following conditions in the work environment: hot or cold indoor work environment; dirt, dust, grease, machinery and its moving parts; work in high, precarious places; raw sewage, fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals; outdoor weather conditions; risk of electrical shock; and vibration. The work is often performed on rough ground and slippery surfaces in and around wastewater. Protective devices such as masks, self-contained breathing apparatus, goggles, gloves, hearing protectors, helmets, and other protective equipment or clothing is often required. The noise level in this work environment is usually moderate to loud.

General Online Application

If you have any additional questions please email or call Human Resources: +706 883 2037, hr@lagrangega.org