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Aquatics Maintenance Repairer

Recruitment #190404-110650-001

Nature Of Work

This is work that involves maintenance and repairs of the Parks and Recreation Aquatic Water Quality and Filtration Systems. Under general supervision, this position operates and repairs Parks and Recreation aquatic water quality and filtration systems, related equipment and facilities. Tasks are of more than average difficulty requiring employees to exercise reasonable initiative and independent judgment. Under general supervision, employees in this classification have the responsibility for providing expertise and skilled labor in water testing, water treatment, and filtration systems operations. Work is reviewed through observation and results obtained.

Examples of Duties

Tests water for chlorine, pH, total alkalinity, hardness, total dissolved solids, and cyanuric acid.

Treats water with the proper chemicals to maintain safe and healthy water quality.

Handles hazardous chemicals.

Operates, adjusts, repairs and replaces chemical controllers to include calibration and meeting performance standards.

Monitors systems using remote computer and automatic pool water level equipment, valves, floating weirs and skimmer checks.

Operates filter systems, inspects filter media and calculates proper flow rates through filters; inspects fixtures for leaks, condition of equipment, and filter pumps; conducts periodic maintenance; logs the appropriate data required by Health Department and maintains documentation.

Follows operational protocols for aquatic systems: adjusts, repairs, and replaces chemical controllers to include calibration and standardization.

Inspects, operates, repairs or replaces automatic backwash systems and microprocessors used for pools and splash pads.

Ensures safety equipment is properly inspected for damage and malfunctions, replaces or repairs defective items.

Checks for proper operation of aquatic related mechanical equipment; vacuum pumps, and pool heaters.

Inspects, repairs, and replaces pool deck equipment; diving boards, ladders, guardrails, lifeguard stands, pool blankets, and lane separators.

Performs preventive maintenance and repairs of aquatic fixtures, equipment, pools, splash pads, and fountains; ensures repairs comply with applicable guidelines and procedures.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Working knowledge of: Health Department standards, methods, tools, materials, and techniques required to maintain and repair commercial or municipal swimming pool and splash pad filter systems, chlorinators, and other aquatic equipment and related structures; methods and techniques of water sterilization, chlorination, and pH balancing; occupational hazards and standard safety practices.

Some knowledge of: rules, regulations, policies, and operating procedures of the City’s Parks and Recreation Department; preventative maintenance procedures, programs, and recordkeeping.

Ability to: manage multiple priorities; interpret blueprints, plans, schematic drawings, and manuals to determine proper operating conditions; operates chemical and filter systems; ensure safety rules and regulations are enforced and aquatic fixtures are properly maintained; understand occupational hazards and safety precautions of the work being performed, including moving around confined spaces and working with aquatic equipment; use hazardous chemicals safely and effectively; prepare complete, accurate, and concise reports, records, and logs relating to aquatic equipment and water quality; communicate clearly and concisely verbally and in writing; and establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Skill in: safely operating specialized tools, equipment, and measuring devices such as drill motors, power saws, winches, hoists, torches; hand tools used in the repair or replacement of aquatic systems; volt/amp meters used to test electrical current, pumps, and vacuums used for cleaning pools and automated control systems; and use of office equipment, including computers.

Minimum Qualifications

Working knowledge of: Health Department standards, methods, tools, materials, and techniques required to maintain and repair commercial or municipal swimming pool and splash pad filter systems, chlorinators, and other aquatic equipment and related structures; methods and techniques of water sterilization, chlorination, and pH balancing; occupational hazards and standard safety practices.

Some knowledge of: rules, regulations, policies, and operating procedures of the City’s Parks and Recreation Department; preventative maintenance procedures, programs, and recordkeeping.

Ability to: manage multiple priorities; interpret blueprints, plans, schematic drawings, and manuals to determine proper operating conditions; operates chemical and filter systems; ensure safety rules and regulations are enforced and aquatic fixtures are properly maintained; understand occupational hazards and safety precautions of the work being performed, including moving around confined spaces and working with aquatic equipment; use hazardous chemicals safely and effectively; prepare complete, accurate, and concise reports, records, and logs relating to aquatic equipment and water quality; communicate clearly and concisely verbally and in writing; and establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Skill in: safely operating specialized tools, equipment, and measuring devices such as drill motors, power saws, winches, hoists, torches; hand tools used in the repair or replacement of aquatic systems; volt/amp meters used to test electrical current, pumps, and vacuums used for cleaning pools and automated control systems; and use of office equipment, including computers.

Licenses or Certifications

Must possess a valid Florida Driver's License.

Must possess an Aquatic Facility Operator’s (AFO) Certificate from National Swimming Pool Foundation, National Recreation and Parks Association, or must acquire within six (6) months from hire date.

Must be Scuba Diving Certified, or must be acquired within six (6) months from hire date.

Comments

During periods when the Mayor issues an emergency declaration for the City of Tampa, all employees may be required to work in preparation, response or recovery activities related to the stated emergency.

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