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Mechanic Helper

Posted: 10-19-18 Company: South Essex Sewerage District Location: Salem, MA

SOUTH ESSEX SEWERAGE DISTRICT 50 Fort Avenue, Salem, MA seeks qualified applicants for the position of Mechanic Helper. 


  • Technical work in maintaining and repairing mechanical and electromechanical machinery, equipment, and automotive equipment; all other related work as required.
  • Recommended Minimum Qualifications
  • Education and Experience
  • High school graduation and previous experience in related mechanical maintenance work desirable.
  • Special Requirements
  • Massachusetts Driver's License.
  • Knowledge, Ability and Skill


 Ability to learn how to repair and maintain wastewater treatment machinery, equipment and automotive equipment. Ability to maintain and evaluate simple records; ability to maintain good working relationships with other workers.  Ability to use hand and power tools.


Good communication skills, including speaking and writing English.

Physical Requirements:

Constant moderate to strenuous physical effort generally required to perform work. Frequent bending, walking, climbing, reaching, and standing. Frequently required to move (push, pull, lift or carry) objects weighing up to sixty (60) pounds. Sometimes works in confined areas for extended periods of time. Frequently required to operate hand, power, and various tools requiring manual dexterity. Excellent eye sight (sharp, close, distance, color, peripheral, and depth vision) and hearing well within normal ranges.


Works under the direct supervision of the Master Mechanic or the Lead Mechanic.

Performs responsible work of a technical and mechanical nature, assisting the Master Mechanic, Lead Mechanic, Mechanic or Mechanic Equipment Operator in keeping the mechanical and electromechanical machinery, equipment, and automotive equipment in good working order.

Job Environment:

  • Work is performed both inside and outside, with potential exposure to loud noises, heights, toxicor caustic chemicals, fumes or airborne particles, near moving parts, and with a risk of electrical shock.
  • Has some contact with other District staff and infrequent contact with others.
  • Errors in judgment could cause injury to self or other employees, damage to equipment, monetary loss, loss of service, and legal ramifications to the District.
  • Adheres to the District's safety rules, regulations and policies.

Essential Functions:

The essential functions or duties listed below 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 if the work is related, or a logical assignment to the position.

  • Assists in performing preventive maintenance and repairs on mechanical and electromechanical machinery, equipment and automotive equipment in order to keep vehicles and equipment in good operating order.
  • Assists in replacing packing and seals in pumps and valves; assists in replacing bearings in motors, pumps and other equipment; assists in making adjustments to bar screens, comminutors and weir plates; assists in cleaning out pipes and assists in performing plumbing and pipe fitting tasks, as required.
  • Assists in installation and set up of new or rebuilt equipment.
  • Performs preventive maintenance such as greasing, oiling, changing filters and making adjustments.
  • Moves equipment, tools and materials; cleans work areas.

       Annual Pay Rate:  $36,103.40 to $49,236.10

               (Starting pay rate commensurate with qualifications and experience)

Instructions to Apply:

To obtain the application information and submittal requirements package for this position, contact Anita Runne’ at 978-744-4550 ext. 158 or by email at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).  The District has a comprehensive and competitive benefits package.  EOE

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