Maintenance Mechanic Senior (Roanoke, TX)


Trinity River Authority of Texas is accepting applications for a Maintenance Mechanic Senior (Roanoke, TX)


POSITION SUMMARY Hourly Range $20.32 - $28.00

This position performs skilled maintenance work in the troubleshooting, inspection, repair, and maintenance of buildings, industrial machinery such as pumps, boilers, air conditioning units, compressors, backhoes, and tractors. Regularly provides leadership to junior mechanics in the field. Work is performed under minimum supervision requiring basic knowledge and understanding of the functionality and equipment in an advanced water/wastewater treatment facility.


  1. Leads, coordinates, monitors and performs routine preventive and corrective maintenance and repair to existing buildings, machinery and equipment. Work may be performed on such process equipment as large centrifugal pumps, raw water pumps, mixing equipment, conveying systems and screening equipment, line shaft pumps, hydraulic and pneumatic systems both high- and low-pressure systems, blowers and elevated storage tank equipment, and basic electrical duties such as wiring and unwiring motors and mixers up to 480 volts. Performs trim and rough carpentry, painting, plumbing, pipe fitting and welding.
  2. Performs general maintenance to grounds including mowing, edging, weed eating, digging, and operation of related equipment such as forklifts, backhoes, sewer cleaning trucks, portable crane trucks, and related equipment. May perform general housekeeping and a wide variety of janitorial services as required/directed.
  3. Lays out work and plans jobs from established schedules and work orders. Ensures proper materials and equipment are at the job site to facilitate a timely and orderly completion of the job.
  4. Responsible for the documentation and record keeping for a group of subordinate employees. Demonstrates knowledge of paperwork and its specific procedures. Responsible for maintaining thorough and complete process records and logs. Develops the knowledge, skills and abilities of subordinate employees to effectively utilize computer applications and software, including, but not limited to; Microsoft Office business applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, etc.), computerized maintenance management system or enterprise software, and SharePoint or other common cloud-based file sharing services.
  5. Utilizes blueprints, schematics, O&M manuals, technical publications, and manufacturer's specifications for the purpose of maintaining Authority equipment, machines and vehicles.
  6. Observes all safety guidelines and security measures as established by the Authority. Provides operational, technical and safety training to more junior maintenance mechanics.
  7. Ability to convey and receive information in written and verbal form to others. Maintains good communication with supervisors and co-workers.
  8. Performs duties of Chief Maintenance Mechanic as required.
  9. May be responsible for responding to various emergency situations, including after-hours, as directed by supervisor.


Regularly leads the work of other employees.


Orders cleaning supplies, equipment parts, building materials, and equipment for department use as approved by supervisor.


EDUCATION (required level of education)

High school diploma or GED. Technical or trade school preferred.

EXPERIENCE (minimum years and types of related experience required)

Four years of experience in the maintenance of water/wastewater treatment plants or with similar type of equipment. Proficient in the use of materials, tools, and equipment used in mechanical maintenance or repair of industrial facilities, such as hydraulics, power transmission equipment, pump maintenance, pipe fitting, pneumatics, lubrication, and shaft alignment techniques. Heavy equipment operation and supervisory experience is a plus.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS (any specialized certifications licenses or registrations required by TRA or other authority in order to do the job, including those the incumbent must be able to obtain)

Valid Texas driver's license. Commercial driver’s license preferred. Class B Water/Wastewater license as required (if applicable).

KNOWLEDGE (Information or facts than employee must know in order to be able to perform the work)

Must possess considerable knowledge of mechanics, plumbing, welding, hydraulic and pneumatic systems. Knowledge of basic math and measurement principles. Basic computer skills to enter and maintain information in computerized maintenance management system.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES (developed capability to use or apply knowledge effectively or dexterity/coordination in the performance of physical tasks)

Ability to comprehend, carry out and administer written and oral instruction. Ability to read operation and maintenance manuals, schematics, blueprints and safety data sheets.


Receives periodic supervision and uses guidelines/range of procedures. Follows periodic direct instructions and guidelines, uses policies and procedures that require some interpretation. Problems that cannot be addressed through an existing guideline, policy or procedure are referred to supervisor or more senior position. Incumbent must exercise judgment about whether to escalate issues.


This position requires moderate physical exertion with daily lifting requirements up to 25 pounds and occasional lifting up to 60 pounds. Subject to standing, sitting, walking, climbing, bending, crawling, squatting, kneeling and working in cramped and strained positions for extended periods.


Working conditions include exposure to weather, odor, noise, chemical hazards, gases, and dust, standing for prolonged periods of time, walking up and down several flights of stairs, climbing and descending ladders, working at heights, and working in tight or confined spaces.


Hand and power tools including drill press and lathe, welding equipment, mowing equipment, tractor, backhoe, crane, pickup truck, vac-con truck, flatbed truck, rodding equipment, emergency lighting equipment, safety equipment and boom truck.


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